Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
There is nothing is that makes me love my country more than good news and today a very prestigious academic institute proved again that there is no country greater than the US of A. Apparently our women have much bigger boobs than any other place is the world which shouldn't be a surprise because, well, we are just that much better.
The average cup size is a full D!!! Oh Baby
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
There is no worse day in the world than a hot and humid one in NYC. The streets smell, the homeless people smell and every single person standing on line at the Port Authority smells. Of course this is also the day that all those stinky people at Port Authority are squeezed together like a pack of sardines because the crappy commuter buses inevitably break down on a day like this. So here we stand with 300 people crammed together waiting for any sign of life as we all stare at some piece of garbage bus which has about as much hope of getting out of here as a guy has of getting it up after having his vas deferens cut open like a squealing pig.
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Monday, June 27, 2016
I think that if they do vote again and if this time they don't do something idiotic and the crazies stay home, they should be forced to adopt Trump
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Proper OR attire Required
What I'm confused at to this day is what the OR stands for in this sentence. I realize that I am an ESL student, but what the hell does that mean?!? "Proper attire required" would make sense as you wouldn't want a cowboy strolling in with assless chaps but the OR really confused me. Do you either have to be proper OR required to be dressed which I guess is sort of the same thing.
Really, I'm not sure.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
I get that just us talking about this is exactly what any Kardashian wants, so we realize that we are part of the problem and not the solution but seeing collection of misfits in one room would make me hope that if there had been a nuclear holocaust and these were the last people on earth, I'd root for extinction.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
We'll try to send an update tomorrow morning of me sitting at my desk with a sack of frozen peas on my lap.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
So maybe it is time to look East and take them to the mat to start publicly beat our bankers with a paddle when the F up, I nominate Gary Sheffield to man the paddle.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
With that said, tonight I may break my streak, if for no other reason there is just nothing as exciting as a game 7 in all of sports, and this one could go down as one for the ages. A 73 win regular season team with a unanimous MVP coming off of a championship season vs. a player whose skill set has never been matched by an NBA player in it's history. He does everything well, everything except win championships. If LeBron wins, he vaults himself into the top 5, if he loses he should be there too but people won't give it to him....but unless he totally craps the bed tonight, he needs to win finals MVP honors, win or lose
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Luckily the big fat Blues Traveller looking loaf wasn't dead but I have to think it won't be long. The last time I saw a photo of him he looked like Chris Farley right before he croaked
Time to finally tell us that one thing you won't do for love.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
I often drink scolding hot coffee, not because that is how I like it but because that is the way that Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts serves it because, well, coffee should be served hot. I guess I will have to ask them to leave a little space so I can add an ice cube in the future
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
I will often say that we throw around Hitler comparisons too easily, a practice which when made about a modern politician cheapens the memory of the people affected and distorts the level of evil that was 1930's and 40's Naziism. When people said it about Bush, a president who I despised by the end of his term, I condemned them as there was nothing that approached the level of evil that fascism stands for. When people said it about Obama I said the same and I've held the same position for all politicians running for the highest office in the land this time around...until now
Even though Trump's behavior is erratic and his statements vile and abominable, I still chalked it up to a lunatic who was appealing to the lowest common denominator in today's bare knuckle politics. But when he stripped the Washington Post of their credentials because of an unflattering headline I was shocked. This wasn't the first member of the press he threw off but it is shocking in that the Post is one of most respected newsrooms in the country.
The pulled credentials were over a headline which Trump said implied he was tying Obama to ISIS which after reading Trump's comments, the headline probably wasn't far off.
"Look, we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind, And the something else in mind -- you know, people can't believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can't even mention the words 'radical Islamic terrorism.' There's something going on. It's inconceivable. There's something going on."
Trump could have asked for a retraction or an apology (although I don't think either was warranted) but to pull the credentials from the Washington Post is insanity, we're not talking about the National Enquirer here.
Never before have I seen an politician have this kind of gall and yield this kind of power and to think what this can lead to if he were to be elected is frightening.
This country is based on a few tenets, and one of the most important one might be the checks and balances we have. Some of those are held by our government of elected and appointed officials but just as important is the job of the press. If the press cannot get access to our politicians, they cannot do their job which is a job that is crucial to a free and open society and that is Gestapo-esque.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
After Paris people changed their Facebook pictures, after Brussels they did the same but after Orlando, I wonder how many people will do it to show solidarity with a community in shock. The issue is exactly what I feared, this would be seen as their tragedy and not ours in much the same way that gang killings in the inner city is seen as their problem. People don't want to be confronted with horror, so we all quickly compartmentalize, but that coping mechanism is quickly seen as indifference and in many ways it is.
But what is the most complicated is that this is not something that happened to them, it happened to us. We don't choose tragedy, if chooses us. Time to turn your Facebook profile pictures to an American Flag, preferably one with rainbow stripes held by Mickey Mouse
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Monday, June 13, 2016
So I go online and figure I'd have to shell out an additional $1.99 per month for another 100 giga but that's where it got weird. The only option after you've hit your 100 gig storage point is to go to a 1 terabyte storage plan for $9.99 per month...a dollar increase of 500% Now I don't need a terabyte with of space, especially not today but there's no other option. I called customer service and hey confirmed that they would not allow you to stack two separate 100gig plans together. This seems odd since I could easily buy another 100 gigs using a different gmail account but on the one account I use (and store all my photos), I am stuck with only those two options. Either limit my photos to get under the 100gig number or increase my spend by 500% for 900gigs of space I don't need at all.
It's like dealing with the cable company
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Nothing is scarier than the thought of being trapped in a dark packed club with a madmen unloading rounds from an uzi into the helpless crowd and these madmen know it. Whether it is in Paris or at that movie theater in Colorado or in the club in Orlando, the shooters have figure out the best way to instill terror and kill as many people as efficiently as possible using every thing at their disposal
What I am the most sad about is that I'm afraid that in this case, the country won't rally around this like the national tragedy it is, solely because it happened at a gay club. You can already see the comments online which are often muted and not fully engaged
We've come a long way but I just know that this will not be seen as our tragedy, it will be seen as theirs by far too many people. There are likely so many people who will seem ambivalent to this and some will even see it as justified and that will be the ultimate tragedy.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Just yesterday I received one that say "NJ woman who beat 94 year old grandmother to death gets prison". I have to think that that must have been expected, right? Although in a world where some college swimmer can get a slap of the wrist for rape, nothing should be taken for granted.
But I guess I am happy that justice was served, now let's hope her fellow inmates can help continue to serve justice.
Friday, June 10, 2016
But there is still a movement which you hear bantered about with them keeping the nomination from him at the convention somehow. The issue is that as much as I fear for our country, he won this thing thing fair and square and to change the rules now by adding more super delegates or to change the voting or something will be worse and there will be an uproar. The party leaders like Paul Ryan and little Mitch will have to suck it up and eat their broccoli because they cannot take this way from a guy who despite his unbelievable unfavorable ratings, did end the primary seasons with more votes than any of the other muppets they had up on the stage and has ended up with more votes than any other GOP candidate ever. He deserves to see this thing through, even if he brings the party to its knees in doing so.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
The one drawback is that when you get out of the major cities, the service gets spotty. I was upstate last weekend and I lost service right as we passed the Donald J Trump state park and this week travelling I have had a couple of times where I go from spotty to straight out "no service" in a matter of blocks. My hotel room for example had literally no service at all, although I did get AOL type service in the hallway and perfect service in the lobby.
Not sure what it is but it might be time to upgrade some networks or at least let us piggy back onto AT&T or Verizon.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
We weren't surprised that this megalomaniac was apparently profiting illicitly off his role with demands of $150,000 to move some of the association's member money to some hedge fund.
So here is to you, Norm, we hope the correction officers in the joint take good care of you.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
That is where it stops. As a Delta frequent flyer, the flights out of Newark are limited so it isn't much of an option and when I do fly out it always feels like you are the overlooked younger brother to the big bad United bully. Even that I can live with but why is becoming the biggest drag is the lack of a place to sit while you wait for your flight to board. The terminal hasn't seen an upgrade in decades, the shops are limited and the food options are high school cafeteria level.
But it doesn't stop there, as a frequent flyer I can at least get away from the herds by ducking into the business lounge but at Newark, I'm always shocked by how poor Delta's business lounge is. Not only is there absolutely nothing worth eating, the entire place looks like it's dropped directly from Beijing into Newark. The lighting is poor, the seats are stained and the view is of the back of the terminal. They have two TV's the one that isn't just a Delta sign is no bigger than 28 inches and the staff looks like they could be held there against their will. There is a sign boasting "an improved Delta Sky Club coming to EWR" with a target date of Winter 2016 which, considering winter has come and gone doesn't give me much hope unless of course they mean we'll get one for Christmas.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Yesterday, National Review columnist David French declined an option to run for president which sent shockwaves through the system. Well maybe that is a bit too strong since he probably has less Twitter followers than Frédéric Weis and is probably less recognizable than Paris Hilton's third cousin's boyfriend's brother. But it did remind us all how little influence Bill Kristol seems to have. It's not that anybody thought this Frenchman had any chance to win, let's be honest Pepé Le Pew has a better chance of being president. The issue is not that he would win, it is that he may have been able to disrupt the process enough to ensure we don't carpet bomb Nice because our new president feels insulted that his new Mediterranean hotel lost a court case.l on air rights
We need somebody to jump on the sword here and to ensure we don't start World War III over a perceived insult. The issue is that whoever it could be would have to either be incredibly wealthy or be able to very quickly tap into a massive fundraising network
But looking over the landscape it doesn't look very promising.. Bloomberg is out, Romney too, Mark Cuban us too busy arguing with Mr Wonderful, Zuckerberg doesn't meet the age requirement, Buffett is over the age limit, Bill Gates is a lefty, Elon Musk a foreigner and I think Ross Perot is dead
Sunday, June 5, 2016
The sad fact is not that Trump already has a state park even before he has ever done anything as a statesman or patriot but that it come right after the Franklin D Roosevelt state park about 10 miles before it.
What the hell is wrong with us
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
They should all be hung by their balls and swing at my midgets