Saturday, December 12, 2009

Keep emergency gear in your car

Hopefully the shutdown of I90 the other day will remind people of the need to keep gear in their cars.
I keep clothes, thermal underwear, a sleeping bag, wool blanket, camping mess kit, candle lantern and a couple cans of sterno in mine.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tiger Woods is trying hard for idiot of the year

I had a feeling there was more to this when I first heard about the 2:30am "car accident"
I'm thinking the car accident was a way to explain away cuts and bruises from his wife beating the shit out of him

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One less shitbag

Good riddance
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/10/virginia.sniper.execution/index.html

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Why America is doomed

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_101209/content/01125108.guest.html

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: Folks, I want to take you back to last week. I want to go back to Detroit, Cobo Center, last week where some 65,000 people showed up to receive applications for stimulus money. About 3,500 people will actually be granted a portion of $15 million in stimulus money. There were scam artists outside Cobo Center selling fake applications for 20 bucks apiece. I was thinking about this all weekend and particularly after doing the Jamie Gangel interview on Thursday, first part of which today ran on the Today Show, part two will run tomorrow, and it's at RushLimbaugh.com if you missed it, both the video and the transcripts. But I got to thinking about this and I had a mixture of emotions in my commentary about this, you know, we had a little fun with it as we do with most everything Obama does, but this is really sad when you get right down to it that this is happening in the United States of America. Listen to these two bites. This is from our affiliate in Detroit, WJR.

ROGULSKI: Why are you here?

WOMAN #1: To get some money.

ROGULSKI: What kind of money?

WOMAN #1: Obama money.

ROGULSKI: Where's it coming from?

WOMAN #1: Obama.

ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it?

WOMAN #1: I don't know, his stash. I don't know. (laughter) I don't know where he got it from, but he givin' it to us, to help us.

WOMAN #2: And we love him.

WOMAN #1: We love him. That's why we voted for him!

WOMEN: (chanting) Obama! Obama! Obama! (laughing)

RUSH: All right, that was on Wednesday, I believe. Here is the bite that we had again from WJR Detroit on Tuesday.

ROGULSKI: Did you get an application to fill out yet?

WOMAN: I sure did. And I filled it out, and I am waiting to see what the results are going to be.

ROGULSKI: Will you know today how much money you're getting?

WOMAN: No, I won't, but I'm waiting for a phone call.

ROGULSKI: Where's the money coming from?

WOMAN: I believe it's coming from the City of Detroit or the state.

ROGULSKI: Where did they get it from?

WOMAN: Some funds that was forgiven (sic) by Obama.

ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get the funds?

WOMAN: Obama getting the funds from... Ummm, I have no idea, to tell you the truth. He's the president.

ROGULSKI: In downtown Detroit, Ken Rogulski, WJR News.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Buffalobean has a good post up about the GOP in Buffalo

I hope I get this trackback thing done right
Anyway, Buffalobean has a good post up about the GOP in Buffalo and their pathetic lack of a candidate for mayor
http://thebuffalobean.com/2009/09/16/hello-buffalo-gop-where-are-you/trackback/

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Can Obama actually take questions that aren't planted?

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/11/little-girl-at-obama-town-hall-has-not-so-random-political-connections/

If you can't have a "town hall meeting" without planting people to ask the questions don't have one at all. Have a televised address where you just read through your talking points and don't take questions. Or at a minimum get plants that aren't so connected to the democrat political machine that it only takes a matter of hours to uncover.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tron 2

There's some footage of Tron 2 out. Looks awesome
http://www.flynnlives.com/media/video/0xendgame.aspx

Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm back

it looks like my wnymedia site disappeared when they did a recent upgrade. I got an email that the pw might have changed but it didn't work saying my id can't be found
oh well. maybe I'll follow up with them about it but I'm not that concerned. I started on this site so I'll come back to it

Apparently Bauerle went a bit nuts the other day

Apparently Bauerle went a bit nuts the other day. I didn't hear it but Buffalopundit has a post up about it
http://wnymedia.net/wnymedia/buffalopundit/2009/07/tom-bauerle-goes-full-wingnut/

It doesn't really surprise me. I gave up listening to Bauerle years ago, even before I started working 9-6 and couldn't listen to him. Even years ago his show was getting ridiculous. Between his constant "kids say the darndest things" shows that require no thought on his part and that tin foil hat wearing guy from Erie who claimed to have sorts of high level cia contacts I just had to give up.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Irrepsonsiblity pays in the new America

Once again the responsible are having to pay for the failures of the irresponsible in America. This new pork, I mean "stimulus" bill, has all sorts of increases for those that don't work. Mean while we get the laughable comment from Obama that gov't needs to stop spending what it doesn't have. Um didn't you just push Congress to pass the largest single spending bill in history?

I say fuck the banks that were dumb enough to lend to people without doing proper income checks. Fuck the people dumb enough to not know the terms of their mortgage payments. And fuck the gov't stooges that pressured banks into doing irresponsible lending.

I made sure I got a fixed rate and that I could afford it. Where's my huge bailout? Oh that's right, I was responsible so I get the reward of having to pay shit loads of taxes.

Meanwhile if you hang out at a grocery store long enough, or ask some of the employees, you'll see people buying high priced steak and lobster with their food stamps then having a case of beer and carton of cigarettes rung up separately that they pay for using cash. And don't tell me it's an urban legend, I saw it weekly when I worked at Tops for two years. Was it every food stamp user? No, but the fact that food stamps can be used for what I consider luxury food is obscene. At least wics has limits.

A couple years ago we learned NY pays more for medicaid than CA and TX combined. To top it off there were reports of medicaid being used for Viagara and other non life saving drugs. Again I have to ask WTF is wrong with this state?

I have no problem with gov't programs to help the truly disabled. But the able bodied recipients need to be forced to work for that money. Cleaning up parks and shoveling sidewalks sounds like a good start.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

WNY Media

I was invited to join WNY Media, http://buffaloshark.wnymedia.net/blogs/
I'll likely continue posting here as well

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Governor fail



"After a four-day trial, the Illinois Senate voted 59-0 to convict him of abuse of power, automatically ousting the second-term Democrat. In a second, identical vote, lawmakers further barred Blagojevich from ever holding public office in the state again."

Good riddance to yet another corrupt politician. Hopefully he'll be getting jail time too.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

I don't know enough about her to make an in depth decision on her, but so far I'm liking the choice.
Patterson did the right thing in not anointing yet another Kennedy into office. Gillibrand is not a career politcian (at least not yet) but she was elected into an office, unlike Kennedy who has never been elected to public office.

She also represents a rural, or at least somewhat rural, area of NY. It's about time NY has representation from somewhere other than NYC. Hopefully she'll remember that while serving as senator.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Racism is alive and well, in the Democrat party

Robert Reich wants the infrastructure stimulus to not go to whites, and Charlie Rangel wants there to be formulas for what minorities get it.

If we're talking infrastructure (or any other gov't job/contract for that matter) it should go to the best qualified company that has a proven record or high quality work at a competitive price. Race should have nothing to do with it. Promoting based on race is just as wrong as demoting based on race.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snow blower courtesy

I was awakened this morning not by the engine noise of my neighbor's snow blower, which would have been bad enough seeing that it wasn't even 9am yet and Sunday is my day to sleep in, but by the sound of the snow and ice hitting my house. WTF? Common sense and courtesy would indicate it's best to repoint the shoot when going past a house so as to not hit it. When I do my drive way and go past the neighbor on that side (different neighbor than the one hitting my house) I point the shoot straight ahead and then when I get past our houses I point it into my yard not his.

I'm a pretty easy going guy, but this is the second time this guy has done this and it's pissing me off.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Time Warner raising rates again

http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/540561.html

Considering that 20 minutes of a 60 minute show are commercials why do we have to pay anything more than a basic fee for maintaining the lines? Rates keep going up and so do the amount of commercials. I thought commercials were supposed to pay for programming?

FU Time Warner

NY screws us again

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/538962.html

These "authorities" need to go. They just raised tolls not too long ago and here they go again. I say abolish the thruway authority and roll those roads into the state DOT's responsibility, eliminate the overlap in management and any overlap in road workers can be phased out by not replacing those that quit and retire.

Friday, January 2, 2009

UB playing in a bowl game

I'm not big on college football, but I'll be watching since it's UB. They sucked when I was there but did good this year, I even went to a game in November. It's good to see them doing well even though I still think the school should focus on academics and not athletics. When I was there there was talk of library cuts while the football budget increased.

ESPN2 will be covering it, game is at noon on Saturday

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome

Well I've finally done it and set up my own little place to rant on the internet. I'm proud to say I still don't have a myspace or facebook page, although I keep getting invites from friends so I might have to give in and create a minimal page on those too just so I can view my friends' pages.

I've lived in Western NY my whole life and the Buffalo area for about 9 years. Lately the politicians and governments in this state have gotten to the point I feel the need to be able to rant about their complete idiocy, but this site won't just be political based nor will it only be rants.

Comments are definitely welcome on all posts. Just be civil to myself and others.