Monday, March 30, 2009

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutly.

Its true. Very true. This is why I hope to never be crazy rich. Or need more and more money so bad, that I would sell my mother for it like these wall street dudes.
I just finished reading an article in the 4/2/2009 of Rolling Stone that make me think "What the F*&% has the people in charge gotten us into?"

Here is what I learned:
There used to be regulations out there to prevent another Great Depression. To prevent ginormous companies from existing. (AIG, Citicorp) To keep banks in check. Some jack ass senators wanted more power. So they listened to the Banking Industry when they promised not to pilfer the open liquor cabinets like teenagers when mom and dad were away. What did the bankers do?

They didn't raid the liquor cabinet. They turned into raging alcoholics.

They invented "Investment Vehicles," wrote loans to people who could not pay them and they sold them with a promise that the debt was infallible. Some jackass at AIG thought he was god and single-handly destroyed the company while they weren't looking. He did this by selling insurance on the insane investment vehicles. But it was more insurance than AIG was worth as a whole or in pieces.
Of course we know how all that went right? Its all bullshit. I thought about Martha Stewart. A couple years ago she went to jail for making $50,000 on a stock sale because she might have used insider knowledge to do it. But a group of government reps(Like Phill Gramm), and Wall Street bankers have pretty much put a bullet in the head of the WORLD economy with their desperate need for money, money and more money, and power... Some of them are walking away with god damned bonuses still!
How is it not a crime? That guy at AIG knew damn well his company could NOT back all that insurance. He still kept selling it.

I have a rather simplistic solution here.
All the guys that got disgustingly rich on these scams? They should have everything seized like we do to drug dealers. Everything. No more spas, baja trips, mansions... gone. Make them live like me. The Middle Class.
All the bankers in top positions who had anything thing to with this mess. Fired. Gone. Banned from financial planning in any form. They are not even fit to manage their own checking accounts in my book.
All the elected officials who gutted the protections put in place to prevent stock market crash, who made it possible for this to happen, who failed to monitor the banks (investment and retail), should be thrown out of office. Banned forever. All the money they got from the special interest groups- should have to be given to the government to pay down the debit incurred by the tax payers in bailing out these companies they helped make "too big to let fail."

Now I realize that this will leave alot of open jobs. That's the point. Its time to start over. Clean out the GARBAGE and get some new people in here. Preferably some people who don't think you need money to breathe, don't owe someone their soul and doesn't feel the need to gamble away everything they own and everyone else owns.

Of course.... this will probably still happen again in the future. Hopefully the economy will not implode before then.

*gets off her soap box*

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Stupid Hall of Fame

I thought this guy was so dumb, he deserve this award ALL to himself. Seriously, I can't MAKE this stuff up:

'Dumbest criminal' nabbed in cop convention holdup

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A retired police chief said he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania," at a police officers' convention on Friday morning. John Comparetto said as he came out of a stall in the men's room, a man pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. There were 300 narcotics officers from Pennsylvania and Ohio at the gathering.

Comparetto gave up his money and cell phone. But when the man fled, Comparetto and some colleagues chased him. They arrested a 19-year-old man as he was trying to leave in a taxi.

The suspect is also awaiting trial on four previous robbery charges.

The suspect was arraigned and taken to Dauphin County Prison. When a reporter asked the suspect for comment as he was led out of court, he said, "I'm smooth."

Smooth? No. I think your so dumb and clueless that you are a waste of air. You srsly take the top prize of Idiot of the Month for March.

Writing, Writing and more Writing

I know there has been a delay in my posts here. Sorry about that. I am currently engrossed in polishing up my 1 and only fully completed story. "Darkened Memories" placing my copyright and turning the whole thing in to a pdf.

I called it a short story. But when I sat down an figured out the numbers, it turns out the 3500-4000 words per chapter times 18 chapters it actually a novel. I was informed by a few people that I should accept that I really did write a book. Not just a short story. I am impressed with me, seriously.

I am also surprised at the number of people interested in reading it. 3 facebook friends and 3 work friends want to see it without me even telling them the title. Thanks for giving my ego a little boost. :-)

To satisfy my 25 person fan base here (you all know who you are :-)....) I'll make fun of dumb criminals in the next post.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Porno Texting saga goes on...

In the PG today, they talk about the girls I posted about yesterday. This was a not a story I complained about before- Another incident all together. Here is more about it:

DA's case over teen 'sexting' draws ire of parents

The case came to light in October, when school officials in the Tunkhannock School District seized a number of student cell phones. They examined them and found images of scantily clad and naked teenage girls, many of whom were enrolled there, the lawsuit said. Male students had been trading the images on their cell phones, the district said.

On Feb. 5, Mr. Skumanick sent a letter to the parents of about 20 students, informing them that the children could be charged with possession or dissemination of child pornography because of the pictures.

He offered to them the chance to avoid charges by entering a re-education program and serving a term of probation. All of the students, except for the three named in the lawsuit, agreed to the terms of the deal.

At least there was an alternative offered. But I view it as threatening someone with life in prison if they won't confess to shoplifting a candy bar. Excessive.

While Mr. Skumanick has threatened charges of child pornography against some students, he has not raised the specter against any of the people who had the pictures on their cell phones, the lawsuit said.

Further, when the girls' lawyers asked to see the pictures, Mr. Skumanick refused, contending that "they are 'child pornography' and that he would be committing a crime by sharing a copy," the lawsuit said.

Attorneys representing the girls believe that the photographs, which depict no sexual activity or genitalia, are protected expression under the First Amendment.

Now... here again with the making example bull shit. Why are they not threatened with charges too? The beginning of the article says this:

Male students had been trading the images on their cell phones, the district said.
All this bullshit pisses me off. Your not going after the BOYS who were trading the images but just the GIRLS in the pics? Doesn't that smack of sexism, discrimination and special treatment? I guess the boy's parents contributed to his political fund or something.

In the article there is an update about the Greensburg kids:
Three boys from Southmoreland High School in Greensburg were charged this year in juvenile court with possession of child pornography after the school discovered racy pictures of girls on a confiscated cell phone. Three girls in the photos were charged with possession, manufacture or distribution of child pornography.

All of the students charged agreed to accept lesser misdemeanor charges, said Westmoreland County public defender Dante Bertani, who represented five of the students.

The students agreed to probation and a class where they learn that they "shouldn't be sex texting," said Mr. Bertani. "It's insanity. Law enforcement gets carried away with what they believe is their duty to find everyone who spits on the sidewalk guilty of murder."

Insanity? I agree. totally. But maybe those Greensburg kids are wishing they called the ACLU now like these girls did instead of pleading guilty to charges. Way to go, you loser public defender.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Teenagers strike back:

From MSNBC (really they should start paying me for all 20 people I drive to their site)

Teens sue prosecutor over racy cell-phone pics

The pictures somehow got distributed to classmates' cell phones, and the teens say they didn't consent to that. They also say the photos are protected speech, not pornography.

I think prosecuting them is wrong in the first place. So, YOU GO GIRLS!
If you have any questions about my views see these posts:

1 How to ruin a teenager's life forever
2 Update to How to ruin a teenager's life
3 Oh for goodness sake!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ravens are pathetic.

After I posted yesterday, I thought about all the times that Jacksonville and New England spanked us and sent us home losers in a game. I am SO SO glad we never sissy-ed up and cried to the NFL over the scheduling....

So here is some more of the sports world making fun of the Ravens

From Yahoo:
We have NFL scheduling tidbits!

There were rumors that the Steelers would be opening in primetime against the Ravens, but the Ravens told the league that they didn't want to play any primetime games in Pittsburgh because they were afraid that their skirts wouldn't be back from the dry cleaners in time.
HA! Love it!

Blitzburgh blog also covered it and various forums are calling them wimps, sissies and cry babies. I think it is hilarious.

Monday, March 23, 2009

This day just gets better and BETTER

What is this? My 3rd post of the day? I can't help it when I see shit like this:

The Winners of this Month's NFL Whiner Award goes to:

Baltimore Ravens

Here is the story from Wpxi, with my headline of course:

Sore Losers whine to the NFL about night games.

The gist of this story is that they play better when the sun is up. Apparently Steeler fans only cheer loud at night and that is UNFAIR.

This guy at the Baltimore Sun is a moron too!

Oh could you SEE the Baltimore Headlines if this was the other way around? We cheer louder because Every REAL Steeler Fan knows they are the original Cleveland Browns that we used to hate. Not the Browns we pity now.
We HATE Baltimore. Period.
Oh FYI you idiots: We can bring out former players when its light out too. They aren't vampires. I am sorry your pitiful team can't play if your opponent is cheering for the home team. That says alot about your players and their commitment to their team and fans over there in LOSER Town.

We will be extra loud when you play here again. I promise.

F*&%ing Whiners.

Of All the Ridiculous things....

From CNN:

Dalai Lama denied visa for South Africa peace conference

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CNN) -- South Africa has refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg this week, a presidential spokesman said.

The Dalai Lama fled China in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

The Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Laureate did not receive a visa because it was not in South Africa's interest for him to attend, said Thabo Masebe.

South Africa thinks that, if the Dalai Lama attended the conference, the focus would shift away from the 2010 World Cup -- the global soccer championship it will host next year.

In case you didn't get it, I'll dumb the dumb reason down further for you: The reason is simple. Having him here NOW will ruin their advertising campaign for the World Soccer Cup games in 2010.

Our shitty Economy...And me going OFF about it.

First before I bitch and say "I told you so.." I want to thank god! that someone in NJ came to their senses!

From Yahoo News:
NJ scraps plans to ban genital waxing

The state on Friday decided to reverse course on the proposal after angry salon owners complained about losing business ahead of swimsuit season.
Yeah, you stupid lawmakers... Quit trying to mess up whats left of your economy. Get back to REAL work.

On MSNBC today, I found some of the best explanations for why were are in the mess we are in:

Answer Desk: Why can't we just let AIG go under?

This is seriously the best explanation for our current problems that I have seen to date. You can actually understand the article. My favorite line for explaining the Credit Crunch:

It’s a little like someone offering you 10 glasses of water with a warning that one of them is poison — but they’re not sure which one. No matter how thirsty you are, you’re probably not going to take a drink.
The article is worth the read.
Also from MSNBC, This headline sums up the problem wonderfully! And anyone who has in that past heard me bitching about this, knows that I have been calling Countrywide the ghetto bitch of the mortgage industry for years. Mostly for bad loans they made and their constant refusal to accept payments if they weren't to the exact penny. I have never had a countrywide loan.

'If you had a pulse, we gave you a loan'
Inside the fiasco that led to the mortgage mess and Countrywide's collapse

But the system became so lax that nearly anyone could qualify for a loan. And it reached the point where lenders did not ask for a down payment at all. They were willing to lend 100 percent of the purchase price, usually split into two loans: one for 80 percent of the value; the second for 20 percent.
Next to an Adjustable Rate Mortgage, this is the dumbest mortgage you could get.
Keep reading the article. You'll see that they gave a $300,000 loan to a person who didn't even make $25,000 a year, who had no stable place a residence, and failed to step and say, "My income on that application was wrong." or "I can't honestly afford $300,000 condo."

Countrywide issued her two mortgages to cover the full purchase price: $259,900. The first mortgage was for $194,925 with an initial interest rate of 8.625 percent, fixed for two years, then adjustable. The second mortgage, in the amount of $64,975, had a much higher interest rate: 11 percent.

The combined monthly payment for both loans was more than $2,100, well above her average monthly income of $1,600.

HOW DID SHE THINK SHE WAS GOING TO PAY THAT??? Did she not look at the documents showing her estimated payments. And look, for those keeping score, she now has 2 mortgages that are both f&^%ing ARMs.

Taylor acknowledged she didn’t really look closely at the loan documents and said she never noticed the amount until NBC News pointed it out to her.
She is kidding right? You know damn well you really can't afford a $300,000 condo when you can't make a monthly RENT payment. And you are signing a 30 YEAR contract! How do you not look at the damn PAPERS??!!! Do you see it coming? Imagine this on the scale for $300 billion dollars worth of loans. Oh it gets better:

Countrywide also became a purveyor of loans that many consumer experts contend were a bad deal for borrowers, with low introductory interest rates that later could skyrocket.
Paula Taylor’s primary loan was set to adjust in two years.
She knew she could not really afford the place on her own, she said. She invited her sister to move and pay rent. But Taylor’s sister did not stay long.

Taylor defaulted in only seven months.

Seven f*&%ing months. Why get the damn loan if you can't even rent an apartment? WHY?

In retrospect, she was willing to blame herself “a little bit,” but put most of the onus on Countrywide. “Why would they tell me as the lender that I can afford this,” she asked, “if they know they're not going to get their money back?”With foreclosure rates at an all-time high, it is a reasonable question.
Equally reasonable is why so many borrowers did not heed common sense and pay closer attention to the terms and conditions of their loans.
A little bit my ass. Countrywide is just as much to blame as she is. These were a Stated Income Loans. This means I could have written down that I was the CEO making 1 million a year and I could have gotten a loan for ANY house. Nobody was actually CHECKING these applications. Banks Are morons for writing them and people are morons for getting loans with payment amounts 3 times their monthly income.

As home prices were soaring, Muolo said, Wall Street ignored the true risk of the loans they were buying and packaging. “It looked like it was going to be limitless for Wall Street. They thought it was going to go on forever and ever.”
Of course they did. They were morons sucked in by the big $$$.

(Analyst Karen Weaver) discovered that lenders were encouraging borrowers to plan to refinance adjustable mortgages within two years or so. In other words, before borrowers defaulted, the underwriters reasoned, they could pay off their risky loans with yet other risky loans. “They were saying that essentially the problems could roll off down the line,” Weaver said
Of course! It would be someone ELSE's problem. That is awesome (shitty as hell) logic.

The beginning of the end came in 2007, when borrowers like Paula Taylor found themselves unable to meet the mortgage payments. A community group in Boston tried to help Taylor stave off eviction, but failed. Taylor, who said she is still embarrassed about what happened to her, lost her condominium.
Really? She lost the condo? I am SHOCKED! (see the sarcasm there?) I bet Paula is back to living with random friends and family like she was before the loan she had no business getting.

You know the rest. Foreclosures, Execs with insane pay and bonuses, job and business losses. Which leads to more foreclosures. Nice work by the financial industry. And the Government for making is all possible.

Friday, March 20, 2009

WTF is wrong with people?

OK... In today's ridiculous news I find these gems:

NJ considers ban on bare-it-all 'Brazilian' wax

I am not even gonna comment on it. It's crazy.

Man loses tooth as bowlers brawl over etiquette

Two groups got into a fist fight about 12:40 a.m. Thursday after two bowlers approached the lane at the same time. They couldn't agree which should go first.

Really? Are you serious? If this is a fight that should have been settled by flipping a damn coin then its time to PUT DOWN THE BEER. Morons.

Then there is REAL news like this that makes me want to throw up. SRSLY.

Upper St. Clair schools sued in rape case
The boy pleaded guilty last year in juvenile court to charges related to sexual assaults at the school. Details of the proceedings are unknown, however, because the case is sealed due to his age.

The boy had been suspended previously for pushing female students against lockers and assaulting them, the lawsuit states.

Read the story. To sum it up. 1 boy assaulted. Over and over... And there were a total of 6, yes, 6 I said- rapes from 9/2007 to 2/2008. 6 girls. Assaulted, beat up, held at knife point, and then-THEN- They had to continue attending school with him.
The article states that only after the 6th report did the school finally file police reports and remove the student from school. Just a reminder- The FIRST girl was punched in the head and knocked unconscious after being dragged out of the school and violated.
The lawsuit, filed last night in U.S. District Court, Downtown, accuses the defendants of failing to protect the victims and other female students despite reports of other attacks by the same boy.
Do you blame them for sueing? I don't. I can even begin to understand the emotional and physical trauma of having that happen, report it and then have 5 months go by while NOTHING was done and you have to go to SCHOOL everyday with your attacker.

oh this pisses me off to no end.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's about Damn time.

They did something. For once. It will be forever known as the AIG Tax.

U.S. House OKs bill for new tax on AIG bonuses

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House approved a bill Thursday that would impose a new tax on the $165 million paid to bailed-out insurance giant AIG as Senate Republicans stepped up criticism of the Obama administration's handling of bonuses.

The House measure would apply a 90% tax on bonuses given to employees who earn more than $250,000 at any firm that received more than $5 billion in bailout money.

That is, if it actually makes it to law.....

Odds and Ends from the PG

This AIG bail out shit has pissed me off to no end. I haven't ranted about it because it would be the longest post ever. But over at the PG, Samantha Bennett covered it nicely:

I just want what I don't deserve

The insight is funny and so true. I could not have said this better myself. Really. Its worth the read.

Internet Explorer 8 launches today at noon

I have to point out that Firefox (I rarely use IE except when I have to) already has most of these "new" features that this brief article mentions. Needless to say... I'll still be using Firefox

This shit cracks me up:

OPEC urges U.S., others to do more to help economy

A senior OPEC official has challenged the United States and other industrialized countries to clean up the global economic mess that he says they have caused.
HA!!! I didn't hear them uttering a peep when oil was $147 and it was crushing the economies of developing nations and middle and lower income classes everywhere else. When they were rolling in liquid gold and wondering how to spike prices further with "justified production cuts" never once did they say "oh this could be bad." If you ask me, $40 oil is a rightful payback. There is so much oil sitting in barges, in storage right now that their threats of more "cuts" to force a rise a prices will just be mostly ignored, I think.

And you idiots buying trucks-- Mark my words-- $147 oil will come back. It could be next year, it could be 3 years from now. But it will be back. The Oil Mafia is too damn greedy.

And finally. I end with a rant.
Students aren't taking couch ban lying down
"That's awful. This needs to be stopped," said Ms. DiTomasso, a 20-year-old University of Pittsburgh psychology major from Oakland. "We can't afford to go buy patio furniture."

Mr. Cacini says the ban won't be the end of the world, but his Oakland neighborhood has developed a very friendly and social atmosphere because of all people who routinely sit out on their porches and talk with each other and passers-by.
Ok that's only a little part of the article. I have a few thoughts. Normally, I would not care about this. And I am SURE there is really more important problem our government should be working on. But honestly. Indoor couches and chairs on a porch is really not healthy with our weather. Two words comes to mind. Mold. Mildew. Both not good for humans.
Its the whole "We can't afford to go buy patio furniture" statement that actually caught my attention.


Delahey Outdoor Table and Chairs Set

So, Yeah, Shut The Hell Up!! about how you can't afford it. Stop partying and buying Starbucks for a month. There is your $100 damn dollars. I know, it must be a horrifying to skip a keg party or two, but you can do it and live. I promise.
For only $120 dollars you can get a damn table and 4 chairs.
Stop whining and stimulate the economy by contributing to it for once.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This is NOT a Curse-Free zone

First, Welcome Brainlint as my 6th new Rant Follower (cult)!!! Ok, I have Brainlint and Mindbling.... Maybe I should change my name to fit the friend theme... how about Soul Dustbunnies? LOL

Second, Pc still not done. But significant progress has been made. :-)

I saw this on MSNBC...

Recession F-bombs: Why swearing feels great

A 2006 survey conducted by Associated Press/Ipsos found that 74 percent of Americans acknowledged they encountered profanity in public frequently or occasionally and 66 percent agreed that, as a rule, people curse more today than 20 years ago.

While not everyone swears, field studies indicate that those who do utter 80 to 90 taboo words per day, out of an average of 15,000 to 16,000 words we speak daily.

While swearing has many uses, two-thirds of swearing is linked to anger and frustration, says Timothy Jay, professor of psychology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, and author of a just-released survey of the “Utility and Ubiquity of Taboo Words.”

That's 2006... I wonder what 2008 survey would look like....
I curse. Alot. Don't be shocked. I have cleaned up my act quite a bit since high school.(used to curse more than a sailor-not my all my fault i was used to hearing it) But I will swear to you that dropping a curse word does feel better. When I have to repeat myself for the 10th time to the idiot on the phone to click the Next Button. I am going to curse. If (read:when) I fall down- I will curse. If I screw up something, I will curse. It's curse or hit something. I think swearing will cause me less injury. Sometimes, when I'm happy I curse. So, yeah Bitches, this is NOT a Curse Free Zone.

Yes, we’re a nation of potty mouths. But in stressful times, does our penchant for profanity actually help us or does it make us feel worse?
At least we aren't shooting pro sports players for doing their job. Maybe those people in Iraq should swear while they are playing GTA...

“If you can’t get through one paragraph without swearing, then you need to get a dictionary and starting expanding your vocabulary,” she says. “It might also be a red flag that you have some anger issues that you need to get a grip on.”
I guess I better get out the damn dictonary, thesauras and anything else cause damnit, I f*&%ing swear. Shit....


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

100 Posts Today!!! WOOO!!

And this bitch is back... Sort of. :-)

My PC still isn't done. I have had a couple technical mistakes that I fixed, but it took time to realize and fix, on top of only being able to work on it at 1130 at night... it has taken (and still will take a couple more) days before I have everything fully functioning on the new hard drive.

On the upside... I have new lights in the fixture above my desk at work. I seriously almost walked by my seat this morning cause it was so bright- it is the bat cave no more!!!

To celebrate 100 posts and a 6th Rant follower that I cant see yet (I'm at I am just going to make fun of the news. As if you expected anything else. These will be my headline titles. Not theirs.

Proof from Reuters that Skynet is not so far fetched:
Terminator SuperModel: At Your Service (not nearly as hot as Summer Glau though... you have to admit it even if your a girl.)

The sleek HRP-4C runs on battery-powered motors located in her body and face, allowing the expressions, gait and poses of a supermodel, but on a stormtrooper-like silver and black frame.

Japan, home to almost half of the world's 800,000 industrial robots, expects a $10 billion industry in the future, particularly as helpers for its growing elderly population.
But designers of the posing humanoid says she is wired just for entertaining, not housework.

For all those keeping score-- We need to send Sarah and John Connor an Cameron to Japan. Like now, before these robots start killing the Human Supermodels. Diva Skynet is coming! I mean it. SRSLY. And also... Exactly what *kind* of entertaining are they referring too?

The Winner of the Worst Dad of the Week Award goes to:

Moron at the wheel.

Police said a 27-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after he was found passed out in his vehicle in a restaurant drive-through. Police said they found the man behind the wheel with his 4-year-old daughter in the running car.

Authorities said the man was arrested on a charge of failure to be in control of the vehicle. He also faces a charge of driving under suspension. His court appearance is set for April 6.

Passed out from what? Who knows... But he already didn't have a license. Someone take that kid off him. Apparently these people in North Dakota like to be different. They call it "charges of actual physical control with a minor present, a Class A misdemeanor." What ever. Its Drunk (sorta) Driving everywhere else.
Read more here: Idiot in Motion
His name? Chance Standing Crow. Is that like Dances with Wolves? Wtf? Where is Kevin Costner? SRSLY.

Don't You EVER Say Americans are Violent

An Iraqi soccer fan shot dead a player of the opposing team as he tried to score an equalizing goal in the final minutes of a match, police said on Monday.
What is it about European Soccer (futball or whatever the hell they call it) that brings out the CRAZIES in these people!? Maybe they need to play some GTA, Resident Evil, Doom or some other violent video game to burn off some anger. Jez. As far as I know, nobody ever tried to shoot Payton Manning as he was throwing Touchdown. Someone needs some anger management classes.... I know some of you have *wanted* to kill a player or too(Tom Brady). LOL

And from South Dakota:

Don't F*&% with the Old Guy.

Truly this guy was an idiot. At least he was smart enough to surrender.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Police said a 71-year-old man, armed only with an ice scraper, frustrated a 20-year-old would-be robber who approached him with a knife. Police said the man was scraping ice off his car Friday when the 20-year-old pulled out a knife and demanded money.

Police Sgt. Pete Ragnone said the man used his ice scraper to fend off the attacker — who then ran to his girlfriend's home nearby.

That's when a fight broke out between the 20-year-old and his girlfriend.

The would-be attacker surrendered to police and faces charges of attempted first-degree robbery and aggravated assault-domestic violence.


I can't leave out MSNBC. So, I will wrap up with Worst Mom of the Week from them:

And this is how we feed mommy's crack habit

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Police say a woman who gave birth at a Massachusetts hospital tried to leave the maternity ward with more than just a newborn.
Framingham police say Jennifer Morris stole another new mother's purse containing a cell phone and digital camera that she sold to get money for crack cocaine.
Actually, the correction here is that she DID leave the maternity ward with more than just a newborn. Because they haven't gotten the camera or phone back. DUH. But she was busted by video security and is in jail. Dumb ass.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The serious side of me

First, I want to apologize for not being my usual hilarious self. There is plenty of material in the news for me to blog about. I just haven't had the energy. I sent 2 posts to mobile blogger and guess what? Still not posted. I guess this shit is STILL not fixed. Damn it.

I'm totally pissed that it's March 12th and it was 26 degrees when I left for work this morning. I am sick of the cold. I am sick of winter.

Julia has continued to torture me at bedtime, although last night wasn't as bad as the previous nights, her failure to go to bed before 1130pm is very frustrating.

My stress levels have not been helped by work. Not even a little. I'm burnt out on answering questions like "It says 'next' do I click on 'next' or 'cancel'?" I want to say "hold your breath until the answer comes to you" but I can't. I am tired of the caller completely ignoring my questions when I am trying to help them. I hate when its a full moon, people act crazier.
I have other issues with work too... *sigh* Like hating the bat cave they moved me too. It's too dark because the lights are burnt out above my desk. I actually am worried there is not enough light for my plants. It's right on the busy walkway. Another coworker and I are several rows away from the rest of daylight people (our cube neighbors are all night shift) so this desk feels more like an exile than anything.

All this stress leads to me not being able to sleep. I can't seem to get more than 3 hours, which is just not enough. Once I do fall asleep, Julia wakes me up at 3-4 am for me to put her back to sleep on the sofa. So, I end up sleeping in and rushing around in the morning. Every muscle in my back and neck is so tense, it hurts, because I can't relax, because I'm stressed out beyond my ability to handle it.

See the vicious cycle here? I can tell you, but the time she goes to bed at night and I sit down to the check my email, I am not in a nice mood and I just want to be left alone.

To try an deal with all this, I actually pulled out the one book I ever finished writing and started editing it again as well as working on one I started but is still only in rough draft. But since I have really not had even an hour of *quiet time* to myself prior to 2am in almost the last 2 weeks, this is also not working.

So, sorry if I haven't amused you all recently. I promise I'll get back to normal. I hope it is soon.

In a effort to make this post useful. I recommend everyone read this article.
People Search Engines: Slam the Door on What Info They Can Collect

Monday, March 9, 2009

Odds and Ends

Remember that post about how Julia was sleeping in her room all night again? Yeah... that lasted a week. Last night she refused to go to bed until almost 1130, testing me to the point that I had to get away from her for 45 minutes. Only to come down from her room at 1230. She then woke up crying at 345, and when she realized she forgot her snuggles she came an woke me again at 410am.

Thus I have less patience, not enough sleep and it is a full moon leading to Extra Stupid on the phones at work today.

Now on to my MSNBC stuff.

OMG! Shut up about Twitter already!
(yes, that is the REAL headline)

I tend to agree with the article. My life is busy enough (and my child is nebby enough) that I don't have time to Twitter even though a friend convinced me I needed too. I tend to have too much to say to fit it in a tweet and I am too lazy to post a tweet and Facebook status at the same time. (Which is usually once a day any way, so what is the point?)I just blog (rant). That works for me. Twittering back and forth? I'll just use Trillian, my instant message program, that links my AIM and Yahoo friends in one chat client if i want to chat. (which I am usually signed into at midnight or so. (see beginning of post if you have to ask why so late).

So Twitter? I just don't get it. But the story is worth reading just for the links to all stuff about twitter and Facebook. The 25 things about Facebook is hilarious. Especially since I refused to do to that stupid thing when it was going around. I don't say anything here or on Facebook I am not willing to say in person. I don't say anything about my job that would get me fired. Sometimes, I think people should think about that more often. I am personally tired of seeing Facebook and Twitters like "I have to pee." WHO CARES?! There are people who update their Facebook status every 20 minutes and I just want to tell them to SHUT UP and get a life already.

And more on that here: Twitter Nation: Nobody cares what you're doing

Back to the grind for me....

Thursday, March 5, 2009

She just doesn't go away!

Ok so, Miss 14 kids, no man, no job and no house is back in the news. (my desk is packed and waiting for 3pm move time) The latest shit:

Thanks MSNBC for not letting this shit go. (Yes, thats sarcasam.)
Octomom’s original 6 already jealous of new 8

I'm NOT surprised by the headline. I covered this at the end of the 14 and Counting... Post.

Nadya Suleman is getting ready to move into a new house, and bring her babies home, albeit to a brood of jealous siblings.

“The house is on a cul-de-sac. It’s safe. It’s about 2,800 square feet, four bedrooms. I don’t want anyone to know where we are. I have trust issues. I know there are a lot of emotionally disturbed people,” Suleman said in the first of a series of exclusive blog posts for

I guess she took that lady up on her offer. She is blogging now. Because privacy is SO important. Assuming that she gets a bedroom the remaining 3 rooms would have 3-4 kids each. I can't imagine putting 8 babies in 1 room for extended period of time.

The video portion of the blog, live as of 9 a.m. ET on March 3, shows Suleman struggling to speak as one of her older six kids bites her, pulls her hair and slaps her in the face. Suleman said her older children are already jealous of the octuplets. When a friend showed the kids a picture of their new siblings, “they hit the picture,” Suleman said.

Not just normal blogging, but VIDEO blogging so that we can see how inadequate she is as a parent. ANd how much she looks like Angelina. Apparently disipline and structure are not apart of their lives enough, it at all.

And WDVE apparently go their hands on 911 audio. Its posted under the morning show, i can't direct link to that page from work. In the last 7 months of 2008, there were something like 8-9 calls to 911. Some of them from the neighbors about unruly childeren running around the neighborhood. One was her doing an impression of Angelina in Changling, I swear, the then stating she was going to kill herself. Turns out her kid was with the nanny. NANNY!

Oh yeah. This is a stable environment for 14 kids.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Grumbling.... and Moving

I would love to blog about the idiot who called 911 3 times over McDonalds running out of McNuggets, or how pissed I am at the the fact that hackers discovered that Visa/MasterCard payment processors are easy targets to steal our card numbers. (MSNBC Of course)
Or even about the movie scene like drama at the Potomac Trolley stop yesterday where cops and criminals were battling it out on the trolley tracks.
I would love to talk about The Pens actually possibly making the playoffs.

But I don't have time. The geniuses at work decided to rearrange our department and 90% of us are moving our seats over today, and tomorrow. I have to pack up 5 years worth of crap from my desk and move it 3 rows over. To a dark cube, along the damn walkway. ggrrrr. I probably wont be settled in till Friday.

So I'll be scarce for the next few days. :-)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I hate Winter. (still)

11 degrees. A low of 7. Damnit... this is MARCH. I am sick of this weather. I am in a shitty mood and this bitter cold is not helping any.

I also have to pack my desk up to move 3 rows away and my new seat is right on the damned aisle, with my back to people walking by so that they can f*&%ing sneak up on me and scare the crap out of me. I hate that. I am going to have to threaten people lives if they stop at my desk because I will never get anything done. This will be like the 7th time in 5 years I have had to move. I have a lot of shit to move (5 years worth) and they are only giving me 30 minutes. What a crock. Rumor has it that the PC there doesn't work right. I'll tell you right now- if it don't work right- I'm taking my old one with me or bitching at the helpdesk for new one. I just got a new PC and I am not going back to a shitty one. My job is aggravating enough these days with the morons calling, without adding a broken ass PC to the mix.

I need a drink.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

YAY!! Mobile Blogger!! Your Back

For those of you didn't know (or don't care) Mobile Blogger hasn't worked since October 2008 for me. And I have been annoyed as hell by that because that is how I posted my "Love This Church" posts. I have been following it as best I could on blogger and google groups, but November marked the last of any updates. In December, I tried it and I still got the failure messages. So, I gave up.

Well, tonight for the hell of it-- I sent a text to blogger while i was updating links and stuff on the blog. Guess what?? IT WORKS AGAIN!!! WOOO HOOO!!!