Thursday, December 25, 2008

And A Very Merry Christmas To You All!

I'm sitting here trying to get my grandson's iPod up and running. My belly is full and my back porch is covered with garbage bags full of wrapping paper, bows and boxes. I think everyone got what they wanted for Christmas and then some. Who knows about next year?

Cheers to everyone! God bless you poor bastards who are under many feet of snow. I hope you are where you need to be or if not, will be there soon. If you are stuck somewhere you don't want to be just think of the stories you will have to tell.

God Bless!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh, Jesus

I just can't get as upset as some about Rick Warren giving the invocation at Obama's Inaguration. I mean really, who gives a shit? It will only be about 2 minutes of our time anyway. Obama ran on the promise that he will be the President of all Americans. That means rightwing, homophobic dickheads too.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cougars In Mississippi

Not the human kind.

These pictures were taken from a deer stand around Bay Springs, Ms by a remote controlled night vision camera.

Mmmm, fresh deer meat.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Union Busting GOP

With the auto industry needing help from the federal government, Congress and the White House have a compromise bill that has passed the the House that is now ready for the Senate. Now, in comes the Republican Senators standing shoulder to shoulder against it. They even stayed out of the negotiations so they could torpedo it. This is all political theater. They don't give a Tinker's Dam about the autoworkers. As a matter of fact, they see a clear opportunity to bust the UAW even though the union is working and has been working with management giving concessions year after year to keep the industry viable.

Senators Corker from Tennessee,the minority leader McConnell of Kentucky and Shelby of Alabama are the most vocal against helping the automakers. Why? I would guess it is because foreign automakers have plants in all of those states. If the American companies fail that means more business for their autoworkers. I believe this is a clear conflict of interest for these Senators. Why doesn't the news media ask them about this everytime I see them interviewed on the TV?

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I Hope It's Good

The movie Watchmen is due out in March 2009. I just finished the graphic novel. From the trailers it looks as if the film follows the comic pretty closely.

Go look at the trailers here:

The site is pretty cool too. Notice the Comedian's cigar.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

It's A Bailout, It's A Loan...

It's a bailout loan.

The reason I think the bailout/loan to the big 3 auto makers won't work is because people are not buying cars and trucks due to the fact that they are uncertain about the future. Why would anyone go into debt for 4 or 5 years on a new car when they don't know if they will have a job tomorrow?