State Run Media and Priorities

Remember those members of the U.N. who were sent here to observe our voting process?  An article I read said they couldn’t understand why we are not required to show proof of ID to vote and that we allow mail in ballots and even some online voting.  They were surprised at quite a lot of things actually.

This time the USDA delayed its release nine days past the semi-official deadline, far past the election, and until Friday night to report August food stamp data. One glance at the number reveals why: at 47.1 million, this was not only a new all-time record, but the monthly increase of 420,947 from July was the biggest monthly increase in one year.

Sandy victims still without power and supplies.  Some reports I saw say that there is a lot of red tape going on.  Things like supplies just sitting in areas and not being distributed.

Then of course there is Benghazi.  Yes remember that?  Four Americans die in a seven hour dog fight after being told stand down while drones fed it all live to Washington D.C.  SEVEN HOURS.  Then the world told for weeks it was a video to be blamed.

These things are not being reported on our state run media I guess because well… it’s not news?  Not important?  Don’t want to hurt President Lady Parts reputation?  Yet an affair involving decorated military generals is on the front of every web page, newspaper and TV station for two straight days and I’m guessing many more to come.  So very pleased that America has its priorities straight.  ‘Cause well… I was confused as to what we should be focusing on to help our country and its citizens.

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I follow this colleague on FB I used to work with back in the day.  I love his posts and comments on the election these days.  I saw this one and had to re-post it here along with a spirited exchange he was having with one of his FB friends.  I’ve changed the names to protect the innocent.  Both of them were making me laugh. Read the rest of this entry »

I Turn My Back on Twitter and All Hell Breaks Loose

I’m so out of it these days on news these days.  I tune in and out.  Tonight I found out about this piece of shit.  So of course I go to Twitter and it’s not only blowing up about that story but also on the Republican debate which I missed again!  Damn!  From what people were saying on Twitter it sounded like a doozy.  Sounds like Perry is malfunctioning big time.  lol  Then I see some breaking story about some pro ball player getting kidnapped.  Then… then…. I found out that Barry was trying to tax Christmas trees!  YES.  Taxing our Christmas trees.  Are you kidding me???  Fucking liberals want to tax, tax, TAX everything.  STOP TAXING ME TO PAY FOR YOUR SHIT!

What’s New CopyCat?

I’m loving Pinterest so much!  I love all the sharing and photos and tips and on and on. 

One lady started following me so I followed her back.  We re-pinned from each other a bit.  Then the next day this woman totally copied like three of my boards and then took just almost all the pins I had on each for them. 

I mean…. we all re-pin from each other and we all get ideas for boards from each other… but come on man…. you have to take that many pins I had on my board and then create the same exact boards?  Seriously?

I know it’s sort of grade school and silly for me to be peeved but…  Guess I should be flattered.

Gimme Gimme Wah Wah

You know, I have gone through some really hard times.  My friends have gone through them too.  All because of the economy exploding at the this time in 2007.  I won’t lie, it was HARD and it’s still hard today.  Myself and the friends are still going through it and scratching to get by. 

But these people, these people… they all expect everything for free.  That they all should have 300k homes and cars and boats and medical care and free college and food and clothes and not have to work their way up the ladder and so on and so on.  They cry the flipping blues that they have to pay for medical and their school and how they can’t get food stamps for cat food and on and on.  So who are they blaming?  Wall Street corporations.  Those very same corporations that supplied the computers and cameras they all seem to have to post their bullshit. 

I just don’t get it.  America is about working for what you want.  These things they are all demanding, they are NOT RIGHTS!  In this country you have the right to PURSUE happiness.  You don’t get it by asking for it!

Read this site and it will make you sick.  Then go and read this blogger who has some humorous rebuttals to them.

My New Online Crack

So my gurl was talking on the Facebook about something she just started doing and got addicted to.  So I decided to check out what she was talking about.  Some site called pinterest.  Have you heard of this?  Well as soon as I saw how this thing works I was INSTANTLY addicted too!

It’s a site where you set up various “boards” on any topic you want and then you add various pictures to each of the boards.  It’s sort of like virtual/visual bulletin boards or scrapbooking or just picture collecting or picture blogging.  Any of those fit the bill.

So let’s say you are interested in sports, you can make a board called Sports and then you “pin” photos you see online that are sports related that you like and they go into that board.  You can add your comments to each photo and others can like the photo, leave comments or “re-pin” the photo on one of their boards.  Make as many boards and pins as you want.

I’m a very visual person and it’s funny because lately I had been searching for certain pictures both online and in magazines to create some collages I had in mind for my house. And if anyone knows me well, they know that I also love themes and creating themes. I had also been searching for do it yourself decorating projects and organization ideas. I was making favorites lists and folders and such. So when I saw this, I knew it was right up my alley!!! I love the visual-ness of it. It puts all that in one place for me easily! You like a picture of a project, then just pin it and it saves the page by linking it automatically to the picture you just put on your board. Genius. I also LOVE how they make the boards look on your main page with little thumbnails of your pins (pictures). Again, I love the visual concept this has!

I even love that I was able to create dream boards for things I want to do. I made one titled “Sailing & Beach House Dreams” where I can put tons of visuals of beach houses I’d like, my desire to learn to sail, the beachy towns I’d love to live in, nautical decor, etc. etc. I love it. Again, I LOVE theming things!  This would be great for setting goals and you are a visual person.

You can plan goals, weddings, vacations, how you want to decorate your house, your hobbies, collect reciepes, art…. it’s limitless.  It’s also suggested you add a universal pin it button to your favorites toolbar so when you are surfing the web, you can instantly pin the images to your boards.  You can follow others and they you.  You can use your twitter or Facebook logins to get started and even search for friends on pinterest.   The only thing about getting started is you have to apply for an invite.  Or you can have a friend send you an invite, which I think is faster.

In less than 24 hours I already have 10 boards and 274 pins.  Can you say obsession?  Once these people become publically traded I’m going to buy stock.  Check out my boards and follow me!  Let me know if you want an invite, just give me your email address.

Nice Abs… er… I Mean Ads

So I’m on one of my dating sites and checking out a few profiles for shits and giggles when I see one of those full of crap website ads.  It’s rare I ever click on advertisements on webpages but this one had me chuckling and I couldn’t resist.  Clever little buggers how they seek out certain key words written in your profile or others profiles and then plaster those types of ads on the pages.  For example, I list myself as a BBW and an Army Brat.  So all over my pages are ads about dating sites of hot, hunky men who wanna date BBW’s.  Yeah ok.
 
But then I’m checking out some dudes profile and I see this one
 
 
I chuckle.  Again, clever little buggers.  I do have a soft spot for those military types.  Of course I knew the ad was total bull but curiosity got the best of me and I clicked anyway just to see what line of “yeah right” they’d feed me.  And this sweet little lovely pops up with their full ad….