Tuesday, October 30, 2007

just for a good chuckle

Watch the right-winger news, or surf around and just take note of how scared the Republicans are of Hillary. chuckle.

edit: I suppose I should explain why I felt the need to post this observation.
I had the distinct pleasure of some light political jousting with one of our right-winger patients today. As per our office policy, I did not bring up politics, or even dangle a political carrot, but Hillary came up nonetheless. Apparently, to this woman, if you are a liberal female then you automatically are a Hillary supporter and thereby open for attack. whatever.
As she strolled by my desk, taunting me, she said with smirky giggle, "I guess I won't even tell you my views on why America isn't ready for a woman president." Now folks, that is like telling a kid not to touch presents under the tree, however, I told her she was probably right.
I think I had reached my stupid-right-winger-talking-point-regurgitation quota for the day. All I said was "Boy, you guys are scared of her!" followed by my own smirky giggle.

In the meantime, the world creeps by us. We didn't notice though. Our noses were too high in the air.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

As many of you know, my lovely is in NYC this weekend with her mom, having a great, albeit, rainy time!
As has become customary for millions of visitors, they schlepped it down to the TGIFriday's web cam to get their pic taken by the bloggeratzzi (me and J's dad!)

Mom apparently got camera-shy at the last minute and screamed "No photos!" heehee!

If you'd like to see what's happening in the Big Apple, I happily encourage you to visit the Times Square Cam. You can look at a number of sites around the city including some live feeds. Very cool! I go there sometimes to just get a little fix of city sounds. sigh.

Friday, October 26, 2007

If the government wass trying to get rid of the stink they fell into during the Hurricane Katrina debacle, the news conference for the California wildfires was certainly not the way to do it.

In efforts, I suppose, to look like they were on top of things, FEMA called a news conference to brief us all on the events in California. Good, right? Let the people know what is going on. Give the media information so they can dispense it speedily...riiight.

This link takes you to a good rundown of how this whole thing unfolded, including the response from Bush's new mouthpiece, Dana Perino. (It always makes me a little sad when I see a woman on this bandwagon. I thought we were smarter than this.)
I think it's kind of funny that the party that relies on a fake news channel to guide their minions, is reaping the fruits of their labors as their own agency tries to pass off fake information...and got caught.

Heroes of the Week

Much to my excitement, I heard the words of two people this week who dared to step outside of the zone of comfort and say what most of us wish we could, or just simply don't have the courage to do so.

Hero #1
Rice Confronted By Protester

make sure you link to this stirring video (wait for the annoying commercial to cease and then prepare for your chest to swell with pride)

Hero #2

California Lt. Governor John Garamendi went on what seemed like every news channel available and made no bones about his feelings regarding the California National Guard, the wildfires, and the Iraq War. As Bush prepared to arrive for his latest photo-op at a national disaster, Garamendi repeated these facts on just about every news show:

"the state's National Guard is under-funded, mismanaged, and stretched to the breaking point. Approximately 2,500 of its members were deployed overseas at the time of the fire. Its equipment is generally 30 to 40 years old. And, according to a recent USA Today article, at least 800 Humvees, 700 medium tactical vehicles and 50 heavy lifter trucks were unavailable, primarily because they were being used in Iraq. "

---The Huffington Post, 10/25/07

Don't be afraid to speak up. You don't have to be in Washington, or on MSNBC to let your voice be heard. Wear a t-shirt, place a sticker, speak up when you hear someone say something ridiculous and uninformed. Your voice may give someone else the courage to find their own.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

As I posted earlier this week, I have been posting in my brain if not in real life and today I am finding the time to actually sit down and say a few things. My blogger brain has been sizzling all week long with a few topics that just can't be ignored any longer.

I'll start with the story that just started hitting the airwaves and blogosphere in this morning. Big ups to GMA for actually covering the story, but I'd like to see a little outrage and disgust since this isn't the first time this has happened! Make sure you check out all the evidence. The GMA clip speaks volumes.

Apparently, the only fire Cheney is interested in are the ones that result from bombs over Baghdad. The audacity of this administration to continue to insult those affected by natural disasters is astonishing. Absolutely pathetic.

Monday, October 22, 2007

pleading my case

Okay, I know I have been extremely lax in posting. I do have a few better excuses than just the fact that I am obsessed with my new game.

#1 For those that know me personally, you can see evidence of posting on our house blog which proves that I have been a bit busy. If you don't know me personally, just take my word for it. I find it hard to give a shit who George Bush is picking a fight with currently while I am consumed with getting the smell of polyurethane out of my house!

#2 My PC is acting like aliens have taken up residency and WILL NOT let me sign on to Blogger. Soooo, that means I have to borrow my lovely's PC in order to post.

#3 If you regularly read my posts, you will note that I mainly do so in the wee hours of the morning. Well since we are still in the midst of renovations, and we are still sleeping in the den (where the PC's live) I can't very well fire up the blog machine while my wife tries to sleep. I'd like to actually have a marriage when all of this is done!

So please my faithful followers, I beg patience. My little brain is blogging even when my fingers can't.

Friday, October 05, 2007

still in Rapture

Yes, I am still engrossed in my new PC game Bioshock. I have had a forced two day respite due to a headache, and my mouse battery died. Such is the life of a full-time employee/gamer.

So, here I am last night gaming my little heart out right before my mouse died. My Bioshock Widow snapped this beauty.
Speaking of my betrothed, she is currently playing a game as well. Heavenly Sword. To the untrained eye it would seem that she is surely having a better time with her game than I. Just take a glance at our main characters.
My main character, Big Daddy

Her main character, Big Boobies

Monday, October 01, 2007

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I've just stumbled into the town of Rapture! October starts the fall gaming season and I decided to start a few days early!