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Friday, December 29, 2006

Joe Lieberman - Connecticut's biggest dick

Ok, I'll restate this. This is not a political blog. I've been intending to do a few posts about the stuff that I've been involved in, mostly my Disney World vacation and my descent into outsourcing hell. But this pissed me off to no fucking end. Go read it. I'll wait. But, be prepared to rinse your lunch off your keyboard. It's unbelievably awful. I'm nauseous.

I hate this man. Allow me to elaborate.

Joe says:
On this point, let there be no doubt: If Iraq descends into full-scale civil war, it will be a tremendous battlefield victory for al-Qaeda and Iran. Iraq is the central front in the global and regional war against Islamic extremism.

First Joe, let me say, fuck you. Second, let me note that Joe goes on to use Al Qaeda 7 times in the op-ed. 7 times. Joe, it wasn't Al-Qaeda. It is now, but it wasn't. Your fucking failed war attracted them to Iraq like flies to neo-con shit. It's that simple. To say we need to fight them there or we'll lose ignores the obvious truth that the whole escapade was a farce perpetrated on us by you, the Prez and his buddies. Using Al-Qaeda in an op-ed about the war in Iraq is not an innovative trick, in fact, it's one that's so common and has been debunked so many times, it's almost quaint. And that's what I find so appalling. You didn't even come up with anything new. You have to either be so fucking stupid that you think it will work, or you think you're above leveling with people. There's no reason to tell the truth, because there are no consequences. After all, you're still in office. Joe, we know you're not stupid.

The people listened to you when you said we needed to fight Iraq. They supported it far longer than they should have. Unfortunately, the people of Connecticut also listened to you when you said, just two months ago, that you thought we could start withdrawing troops soon. They voted for you (not me, I voted Lamont). Now, just two months after callously and cynically dangling our soldiers in front of us to get re-elected, you say we need to redouble our efforts in Iraq.


Fuck you.

Let me say that again, Fuck YOU.

Joe, you are a despicable liar. You lied to Connecticut. You lied to the U.S. I'm sure there will still be your defenders rallying behind you - those apologists who say you are sticking to what you believe. I think that too. Of course, we have a difference of opinion over exactly what you believe.

I think what you really believe is that you're the Prince of Connecticut. Ordained by birthright to be our Senator and unbound by the truth. We're here to serve Joe and his ego-fiefdom, not the other way around. Sell out the troops by dangling an early exit at election time? Sure, that calculus works fine in Joe's world. Not mine. Fuck you Joe.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Four more truths and a lie

Tracy complained (rightly) that I gave it away too easily the first time. Frankly, I didn't think anyone else was looking.... :)

So, here are some more, if you're inclined to guess.

1) I was arrested twice during college
2) I was an all-shoreline chorus member, representing my high school.
3) I applied to NYU Film school.
4) I was one of four white kids in my elementary school
5) I like George Michael.

Good luck guessers.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

One more blog meme... Four Truths and a Lie

I've been tagged

1) I skipped the third grade.
2) I played varsity football in high school.
3) I am related to a current NFL Head Coach and also had ancestors on the Mayflower.
4) I have never broken a bone in my body.
5) I got my first gray hair at 19.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Blog meme - Fifty questions.

50 Questions: (found from Toast's blog)

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

Damn, I need a haircut and there are hairs in my ears

2. How much cash do you have on you?


3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?


4. Favorite planet?

Earth rules and I'm ready to kick any martian's ass who says otherwise.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?

I don't recognize the number... weird.

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?

"Clocks" by Coldplay. My kids say my phone is "singing the song from The Wild movie"

7. What shirt are you wearing?

Hawaiian Shirt (friday is dress-down day)

8. Do you label yourself?

Not usually.

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?

Nike sneakers.

10. Bright or Dark Room?

Bright. except at work. I keep my cube dark. Easier on the eyes.

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

Toast is the man, now dog.

12. What does your watch look like?

Timex, metal, faux diver watch. Cheap.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?

Sleeping on my son's floor.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

That Toast had never done jury duty before.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?

Old Saybrook

16. What's a word that you say a lot?

No (I have two kids and two dogs)

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?


18. Last furry thing you touched?

Either Roxy, my yellow lab or Remy, my old fart mixed hound dog.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

Nose spray, sudafed, ibuprofen, alcohol, lisinopril, claritin.

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?

I have two disposable cameras in a drawer.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?

27. The first year my wife and I were together. All sunshine and roses, no diapers and mortgages...

22. Your worst enemy?


23. What is your current desktop picture?

Windows Server 2003.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?

"I believe the issue is related to the fact that the creation of the AtalaImage object may be creating a new appdomain, and we're experiencing a crash trying to move the FContext object into that domain. We may need to do some custom serialization."

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?


26. Do you like someone?

Yes. Duh.

27. The last song you listened to?

"Is it Any Wonder" Keane

28. What time of day were you born?

6 AM or so. Always been a morning person.

29. What’s your favorite number?


30. Where did you live in 1987?

Troy, New York.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

Slightly jealous of the freedom that my non-kids-having friends have.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?

Only of my incredible foosball talent and NTN trivia ability.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?

At work.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?


35. Do you consider yourself kind?

Not naturally, but in practice, yes.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?

On my ass, proclaiming, "place lips here"

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?


38. Would you move for the person you loved?


39. Are you touchy feely?


40. What’s your life motto?

Set the tone, don't follow it.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?

A pen, watch, wallet.

42. What’s your favourite town/city?


43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?

Two juiceboxes and apple dippers from McDs.

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?

I helped my daughter write a letter to Santa and we mailed it to the north pole.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?

If, by that, you mean take it to Jiffy Lube? Sure.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

She kissed our kids and drove to work.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?

I have some ancestors who came over on the mayflower on my Mom's side. She even tracked down their grave sites...

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?

Went to a wedding of two anesthesiologists my wife works with. They rented a private home on the water in Madison that was on the market for 9 million bucks.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?

I have a sinus headache and my lower back hurts because I spent part of the night on my son's floor. Apparently, he was under attack by monsters.

50. Have you been burned by love?