Saturday, January 31, 2009

WNY Media

I was invited to join WNY Media,
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

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

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


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.