Wednesday, October 31, 2007

God's selective approval

I have, in the last year, been forced to end two long-term relationships with friends who previously described me using terms such as "soul mate, the only person who really cares about me, my best friend in the world," In one case, I rescued her from becoming homeless.
Despite these accolades and my heroics, each of these zealots have decided--and told me--that God only approves of their devout activities and couldn't possibly be rewarding mine. It was nice knowing you.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lest we forget...and, how soon!

I am always amused at the battle for or against immigration in these United States. Moreover, I am appalled at the nerve of any U. S. citizen to tell another to go back where he or she came from, if they don't like it here. How soon we forget! As best as I can remember,most of us are immigrants--willingly or not. The only true natives of this country, were primarily wiped out by greed, avarice and land-grabbing. I was curious to know what their opinions about the current immigration struggle might be. It inspired the accompanying illustration. Enough said!

Friday, October 26, 2007

The "WE" Method of Candidate Selection

I have, rarely, had the opportunity to cast a ballot for someone. It's usually against some idiot who eventually wins. Despite the outcome, my perception about the winner's shortcomings usually prove right (See George Bush, 'the nucular' president).
Never mind all the platitudes, debates,polls, surveys, and campaign rhetoric and spending. I ignore all of it. It's all hype and says nothing about the person.
My method of picking a candidate is very simple. When a candidate says "we," if I don't think he or she means me--no vote. It's been frustrating. But it, works everytime!
All those who voted for "W," please stand. Right!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Death to Three-peat Movies

The old adage about 'fool me once, fool me twice' applies to the third release of most, if not all, box-office bonanza movies. I no longer even consider going to see any of them.--The Indiana Jones series, being a surprsingly entertaining exception.

Boo to the Matrix 3, X-men 3, and particularly to the most recent release of Spiderman. Are you people kidding me? Marvel and the movie studio ought to donate half of the record proceeds to the Snake Oil Foundation for swindle victims and the other half to some religion. They are going straight to Hell.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

My broken heart. Have to post it

Before I knew anything about a blog, I wrote this for myself. Catharsis. I am new at this--one week old--so forgive me, if it's bad form. I gotta do it.

Breaking up isn't that hard to do. Hurts? Yes. But in most cases, it's predictable, almost inevitable. The reasons usually have to do with the loss of sustained passion. You know that indescribable knot in the pit of your stomach, or the extra gallon of air that makes your chest swell when the beloved is around.

My heart broke , this year. On the tube.
After five exhilarating years devoting my Monday nights utterly and completely to Fox/TV's "24." I no longer care to watch it. The slow death is too painful. I knew it was coming. At the end of each season, I warned my son that the writers couldn't possibly maintain that level of excellence over the long pull. Five years, in itself, was remarkable. Obviously six years is impossible.

To see past episodes of the best show on TV for five years, click the picture:
Apple iTunes

Here's my deal

From the outset let's understand that I am not a Cynic in the classic sense of the word--living by virtue. I'm not that egotistic. I do however fit the second definition about human conduct being motivated by self-interest. That said, don't ever expect to see any positive reviews about bottled water. In my opinion, bottled water is a hoax. Plain and simple. In fact, the companies tell you as much and you still pay them your hard earned dollars.

I will rarely, if ever, use this blog to recommend a product. That's left to the blogs I publish as a program affiliate. If I do say I like something, it's because I use it personally, have found it to be a good deal, or think it's a good idea in general. I will attempt to be clear on each position.

Everything here is my opinion. Think for yourself!

Add to Technorati Favorites

So, what's to like?

• I don't like guns! Never did buy the 'guns don't kill people' argument. It's stupid, insulting and motivated by greed. I will instantly cast my lot with any candidate willing to stand up to the massive, powerful gun lobby. Just look at the rise of gun violence across the country at the hands of kids that don't even know they are alive, yet.

• People who know me believe I don't like cell phones. Not true. In the same fashion as above, I believe people talk too much, about nothing, simply because they have the phone all the time. I think the phones are fine for emergencies and the like. The one I own was given to me. It's unstable. If I were in the market for a cell phone I would look here
or I might try these brands of cells

•I like the idea of audio books.
They allow you to stay well read, even when you are on the move. You can rent them online, or own them by clicking the following links

Rent Audiobooks at

You can buy innumerable audiobooks by clicking here.