Friday, October 30, 2009

Music as Torture

Musicians are up in arms over their music possibly being used as a form of "torture".

For those of you who live in a box, loud music is piped into a cell to prevent the bad guy from sleeping and generally bug the shit out of them. This might be used in combination with other ways of making them uncomfortable.

I just wanted to say that I think it is awesome that Metallica's James Hetfield has said he thinks its awesome that his music is used. Maybe he didn't say it was awesome, but he did not mind.

Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently told German-language TV network 3sat that part of him was proud the U.S. military chose the band’s music to torture prisoners at U.S. detention centers in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay. “It’s strong; it’s music that’s powerful,” Hetfield says. “It represents something that they don’t like—maybe freedom, aggression… I don’t know… Freedom of speech. And then part of me is kind of bummed about it that people worry about us being attached to some political statement because of that. We’ve got nothing to do with this and we’re trying to be as apolitical as possible, ’cause I think politics and music, at least for us, don’t mix.”

Chalk up another point for why I love Metallica.

By the way is anyone suprised that the biggest bands complaining are:

Pearl Jam
Rage Againt the Machine
REM - Tell me you wouldn't have told everything if you had to listen to "shiny happy people holding hands" over and over again?

LOL, I would be ironic if U2's music was used.

When to see a doctor?

This past Tuesday I came down with the flu. I knew something was wrong that morning but it wasn't too bad and since most of my coworkers are out of town I figured my isolated cube would not put others at risk so I went in. After lunch it really started hitting me and when I got home from work I had a fever of 102F.

My wife went into nurse mode and started taking care of me which was very nice. Wednesday I was down hard through out the night, through Wednesday, and till noon of Thursday. The fever has been gone since Thursday but I am still fatigued and clammy. I have gone through 4 gallons of water in three days which is good except that it hurt to get up and go to the bathroom. Luckily, there has been no puking or heavy coughing. I do cough up some crud but not very often.

I have been sicker than this.

So, why the hell am I writing a blog about this? Who cares about me being sick?

lol, I am bored to death and only now had the energy to pull out the laptop and hook it up.

The purpose of this post is to ask you manly men out there when is it time to go see the doc?

Some people would go to the doc at the first cough or sign of a fever.

Others say no blood no foul.

I am sure most people are somewhere in the middle.

With the swine flu "epidemic" in full swing people might be even more prone to go to the doc.

Here are my thoughts:

-I really want to go to doc to find out if I have the swine flu. Just so I can say I had it and survived. Might make a tee shirt or something.

-I do not go to the doc unless there is something wrong with me and I don't know what it is. I know what the flu feels like, I do not need a doc to tell me I have the flu and then prescribe me something I could have bought over the counter.

-I also know that if I have a fever for more then a day or two I need to be checked out for more severe problems.

So when do you go to the doc? Do you consider it a your personal responsibility to get checked out right away or to stay at home?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

Only 7 years till execution. That is an unbelievable improvement then the 20 - 30 years you see all the time. Does Virginia have a fast lane? Or did John Allen Mohammad, apparently we are using three names cuz he was a serial killer, wave his appeals like Mcvey did?

I don't know and don't care. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection
15 commentsOct. 27, 2009 09:16 AM
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad will die by lethal injection when he is executed next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday.

Muhammad declined to choose between lethal injection and electrocution, so under state law the method defaults to lethal injection, Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said.

Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings.

In all, 10 people were killed were in four states, including Alabama and Louisiana, before Muhammad and teenage co-defendant Lee Boyd Malvo moved on to Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for a rampage that terrified residents of the D.C. region. Six people also were wounded.

Malvo is serving a life sentence.

Muhammad's lawyers have asked the Virginia governor for clemency and plan to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court early next month.

The Debate Continues - White House vs Fox News

The debate continues on whether Fox News is actually a news organization or a right wing mouth piece of the Republican party. The dirty lib sent me the video below and Rachel Maddow makes a good point that no other news organization is openly organizing protests.

Still don't hear anyone actually attacking Glenn (not a reporter) Beck on his stories, but can you be a news organization and support government opposition protests?

Watch the video and tell me what you think.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I am Healed

Did not spend much time in the car today so I was not subjected to liberalism. Instead I have been flipping through news channels to see how the different cable news organizations present similar stories. Ironically, MSNBC does not come in with a clear signal and I can not hear over the static. I say ironically since I would not be surprised if San Fran is MSNBC's largest market. So it is on to CNN and Foxnews.

No big difference to see today other than the Foxnews' war with the White House.

Can my dirty liberal readers explain why the White House would pick this fight?

Seriously, if Bush had been this sensitive and attacked everyone who hated him on TV he would never have been able to take those vacations. I guess when your only serious threat is "The Daily Show" you don't worry about it. The pot smokers don't vote anyway.

But taking on Fox News whose viewer ship has increased since the election just seems like picking a fight with a gorilla. They have succeeded in causing the other news organizations, White House supporters, to defend Fox and back up the 1st amendment.

I find it hard to believe that this administration can think it is so loved by the other media outlets that they thought they would turn on fellow journalists.

We all know that Fox News leans right, but it has to be recognized that MSNBC leans left and CNN, leaning the least still, leans to the left.

The White House dislikes the editorials specifically Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. They use the editorials as an example of the stations lack of news. Well what is on the other channels at the same time? CNN and MSNBC both run editorials.

How can the sheep be led if they have no one to follow? How can the lazy have talking points if they are not given to them by the so called pundits?

While I do not like far left liberals, I still think they have every right to speak. That is so long as I have every right to not listen.

I do like to listen to Glenn Beck. I do not listen or watch him religiously, but he is entertaining and the things he brings up are interesting though lately they are very conspiracy theorist.

But what if he is right? What if all of the Presidents advisers are communist? Isn't that something you would want to know? Don't you want to know the ones who are self proclaimed communists?

No matter who is talking, whether it be some guy on TV or your very own father, all information presented to you should be independently verified. With the invention of the Internet the ability to look things up from multiple sources is easy. Remember that Wikipedia is not guaranteed to be factual, but often people site their sources so you can use Wikipedia to find multiple sources often covering both sides of an argument.

It is every American's responsibility to be educated and to maintain this countries constitution. This can not be done if you are ignorant and simply follow the loudest voice.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Path to Liberalism, I am on my way!!!

As I said yesterday, I am in San Fransisco and in honor of these heathens I have decided to listen to Liberal radio. Here is what I have learned so far.

-Who knew that republicans and conservatives were such evil dickheads.
-I have learned that progressives are the only ones who can save the world and America from being destroyed by everyone else.
-I have learned that the constitution was just a rough draft and is in need of a major overhaul.
-Obama is doing a great job and has accomplished a lot. We just don't see it because G.W. left us in such a bad mess that B.O. has to work back to even before we can see all his successes.
-All CEOs are evil and only the Union leaders know how to run companies.
-Health Care is a no brainer and anyone who doesn't know that is stupid.
-Invading Iraq was a crime because they were a peaceful country before we invaded.
-Terrorists only want a hug. It is our fault they have been killing each other and anyone else that they didn't like for thousands of years.

Tomorrow is another day here in San Fran country so I am sure to learn more.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again

Hello blog readers. Most of you know that I just got married and yesterday we got back from our honeymoon. It is amazing how busy you are right before a wedding, even when you are not actually doing any of the planning. Now that my excuses are done, my company has seen fit to send me on the road the day after I returned and that is why I am in San Francisco.

The good news is that coming to the liberal Mecca provides me with plenty to write about. I have no clue why this place bothers me so much. It is like I have this fear of being mentally sodomized by the liberals who flock here and pass judgment on the rest of America.

I had a two hour ride from the San Francisco Airport to Santa Rosa so I decided to torture myself by listening to liberal radio. It was painful, but it is always good to hear what these idiots think. The big topic today was about the new hate crimes bill, which I believe is specifically written to "protect" gays and lesbians.

It is no secret that I am against hate of anyone simply for what they look like or choose to sleep with. It is none of my business what a person does in their own home and with another consenting adult. It is in our constitution for crying out loud. It should be our first amendment, “Mind your own business”, do what you want as long as it does not infringe on the rights of another person.

I digress, so the topic was the new hate crimes bill. I find it sad that we feel the need to pass a law to protect a certain portion of our population against beatings and murder. My argument is this: All crime is a hate crime. Murder is murder no matter whom it is committed against and aside from serial killers; I believe all murder is committed with hate in the heart.

So I say lets not add another subtitle to file the crime under and instead increase the punishment for the crime committed. Do you agree?

Another thought on liberals:

I am currently reading Vince Flynn's new book, "Pursuit of Honor". It is part of the Mitch Rapp series. If you have not read it I strongly recommend it. Mitch Rapp is a bad ass who takes the fight to the terrorists who want nothing more then to see Americans dead.

Vince Flynn gets more political in this book and takes on liberal senators who want to out our men and women fighting the good fight. At one point in the book, Mitch Rapp is in a closed meeting with the Senate Judiciary Committee where he is accused of torturing a terrorist right after three bombs have been detonated in Washington DC. He accused of having no morals and being America’s greatest criminal and the cause of terrorisms in the first place.

To most of the people who read this blog I am sure you are all rolling your eyes. The great part is he throws morality back in her face by asking who she is to judge him when she supports late term abortion. He then goes into graphic detail of how it is performed. He points out that her and her ilk have no issue killing eight and a half month old fetuses but cry for the lost civil rights of a terrorist.

Now, I am pro choice, but have a problem with people who consider abortion a form of birth control and also do not see the need for performing late term abortions. After a certain point I think you should have the baby and give it up for adoption. I also find it amazing that people can be pro abortion and anti death penalty. How does that make any sense? An unborn baby has committed no sin or crime; murderers and rapists deserve nothing better than a bullet.

I would love to hear your thoughts on my thoughts. So post a comment and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gun Show Loophole

NYC did an undercover scheme to show that anyone can buy a gun at a gun show. Suprise Suprise. Its been done before and it is something that needs to be dealt with.


I know I know, lets get ready to rumble.

Until society conforms to my great way of thinking, I am content with the back ground check and that should include buying a gun at a gun show.