Sunday, December 27, 2009

Why I hate football.

You know I live in St. Louis so there is enough said. Bidwell the clown pulled the Cardinals out and moved them to sunny Arizona where they still play in obscurity. We were lied to by the sports nuts in town who banded together, convinced the powers that be that if we built a decent stadium, the NFL would beat a path to our door. (If you build it, they will come). That the franchises were award to Carolina and Jacksonville proved that theory to be BS. Then we had to steal a team from LA. (We kinda got an out because the owner was from here). Then, after a couple of winning seasons including a Super Bowl, the team has fallen on hard times. Now with the passing of their owner, rumor has it that the team may move if vast improvements aren't made to our stadium. Hell the thing cost $300 million to build in the first place! They want to be premia donnas and I am sick of them. I am sick of football hogging my Sunday afternoons. I am sick of the evening news coming on at midnight because some damn jock can't tell time. I want my TV back.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Wishes

Today I feel blessed and fulfilled this Christmas. What happened was that my best friend got her Christmas Wish! Stephanie is my friend with Cancer and she isn't feeling well but she was ready to fly to Detroit to visit a friend so she could get a White Christmas. Being a child of the south, my friend didn't get very many of them, if at all. She would visit her Mom in Montanaevery Thanksgiving and then pray for snow. They'd get record snowfalls. Her Mom would say that everyone around would prepare for her arrival every year, and that the Lord answered her prayer big time.

Yesterday morning, she started to look for an airline ticket and was ready to buy one online when her cat Remi started meowing. He looked out the window, and outside she saw the most amazing amazing sight! It was snowing! In Dallas Texas where it had been in the 70's earlier in the week. When all was said and done Dallas had around 2 inches of snow with areas of up to 8 inches further to the west. She looked out and had her greatest Christmas wish! She lived through a White Christmas and it was a genuine one.

She called me to gloat about it of course. We have a good natured game of harping about the weather. I hate snow because I have to dig it out and drive in the crap and in general, its a royal pain. Whenever it snows here I like to rub it in and she just hates me for it. She called me and just went Naner naner naner, I got snow and you didn't.

I was just so glad she got her wish. I am sure a lot of people wished for it. I am sure a lot of people were inconvenienced. I know its hard to think of others in our world of selfishness. But in this world there are a few gems and I am so glad to know the sould of my friend who received such a simple gift from nature.

May you all have a blessed time as we celebrate the birth of one we call the Prince of Peace. May we remember His spirit and what He stands for as we go to the next year. May we have patience and love. May we remeber our fellow man. Our problems might seem overwhelming, but are trivial compared to someone facing mortality. Someday, we will all face that. I only hope that I can face that time with the strength of character my friend Stephanie has shown.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Its finally happened

Killer Tripped Up by His Own Baggy Pants

Sphere Staff

NEW YORK (Dec. 18) -- A career criminal massacred three members of a family in their apartment but fell to his death when he tripped over his own baggy pants.

The massacre occurred Thursday afternoon near a string of upscale shops on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Police said the attack apparently stemmed from botched drug ripoff.

"There is a significant amount of heroin found in the apartment," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the Daily News.
David Karp, AP
Workers from the medical examiner's office carry the body of a murder suspect who fell to his death from an apartment building fire escape.

Police said Hector Quinones, 44, shot and killed Carlos Rodriguez Sr., 52, and his 24-year-old son, Carlos Rodriguez Jr., then stabbed to death the younger Rodriguez's grandfather, Fernando Gonzalez, 87, according to reports in the Daily News and the New York Post.

The elder Rodriguez's wife, Gisela Rodriguez, 49, and her daughter, Leyanis, 28, walked in on the carnage. Quinones heard keys in the lock and opened the door for the women, police said.

He shot the mother, who was grazed on the head by a bullet but managed to run from the apartment. The killer was just about the grab the daughter when his low-slung pants fell down and he tripped, the Post said. That gave the young woman the chance to run into a back room, where she found the bodies of her brother and father.

Quinones yanked up his pants and scrambled after Leyanis Rodriguez, who climbed onto a fire escape, screaming for help to construction workers on the roof of a nearby building, the Post said. The attacker followed her onto the fire escape, but once again his drooping pants fell and he tripped, plunging three stories to his death.

Estella Carrino, who manages a street-level bicycle store in the building, said she heard the body hit the ground.

"He had no jacket on and his pants were down. He was very dead," she told the Daily News.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Power failure

I had a power failure at my home on Friday. The power failure lasted approximately 6 hours. I would think since power is fairly reliable around here, the fact that 671 customers lost power would have made the evening news. We didn't even rate a mention. Apparently us rednecks who live in the sticks don't mean much. After all in their minds all we do out here in the trailer parks is manufacture crystal Methamphetamine. THAT gets mentioned, along with the fact the the down turn in the economy will mean that the sheriff is going to have to cut back enforcement.

The Story of the Starfish

There was a Man walking along this very beach, picking up starfish and throwing them back in the water. A woman walking behind him asks why he is doing that. The Man says, "So they can live!"

Woman looks at the vast amount of stranded starfish and says "Look how many there are! Throwing the odd few back in can't possibly make a difference!"

Man picks up another starfish, throws it in the water and says, "Well I made a difference to that one"

Moral of the story, we can't always help everyone, but that's no reason not to try and help some . . .

Merry Christmas :)

- Dainty Golightly, Liverpool, England, 09/12/2009 19:49

What your spaceport bartender has been up to

Well, I am still plodding along on my netbook. I have found that computer protocols have changed and everything is SATA and IDE is going the way of the dodo. So I have to totally rebuild my system and I am probably going to start that soon once I get my tax refund. So I am hoping my netbook will be able to put up with my abuse till I can get the desktop working again.

My best friend is dying and I am holding out hope she can last till Christmas. We keep saying that every Christmas will be her last and that has been the case for the past 5 years. However, it it looking like this may be the truth this time. Her cancer is spreading and a tumor is growing on her face now. Her brain tumor is growing and causing seizures and the like. Time is creeping up on her. What I find amazing is the faith and good humor she faces this struggle with. I, in all likelihood, would be wallowing in depression. She can laugh, (but she does need some help sometimes) and she can pray and while the pain hasn't been to evident (she is either ignoring it or just doesn't tell me) the end is coming.

My car has performed well so far. The bouncing baby Blazer is still bouncing (which reminds me I may need to look at some shocks since it is bouncing a little too well). I think some work on it after the tax refund comes in will do it good, after which, I will have a car I have always wanted. Putting the ham rig and stereo, brake work and a new paint job if possible are on the agenda Hopefully I will be getting back enough from Uncle Obama to facilitate these conversions and supply me with enough decent parts to build me a decent computer. We will see.

My brother came by last night. Wells Fargo has decided that his efforts in catching up his mortgage are not to their standards and are accelerating his foreclosure process. The way he explained it to me is not an actual foreclosure, but the prospect of him loosing his house to the bank is now looking larger. This might prove a windfall to me since I want to move but am really tied to this trailer I am in. Its not worth what I paid for it and I am sick of the poor ventilation, and the like. So I can give my brother this to keep his family warm and move to an apartment closer to work. His wife will be within walking distance to her work which is another reason I am considering giving him the trailer. In exchange he would help me with an apartment as "payment." Kind of like a loan being paid off, but not in the sense a bank would understand. He convinced me to buy this place, which in retrospect was a poor decision. I should have used the money instead to go back to school and gotten a better education. I would have been in a better position to work. However, given the present state of the economy, I would have, in all likelihood graduated into a depressed market so there is that. All is relative and you can't see the future or change the past.

Other than that, I hope that Christmas brings something better than a depression episode as it has done every year for the past few. Still, I am better off than a lot of people and am glad that I have what I have.

May you have prosperity and God's blessing this Christmas and in the New Year. May our fears not come to pass and our hopes come true.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

You just know I HAD to post this

Jesus Christ Dumped From Jury Pool

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 1) -- Court officials say a Birmingham woman who changed her name to Jesus Christ didn't live up to it when she reported for jury duty this week. The woman, previously named Dorothy Lola Killingworth, was sent to Judge Clyde Jones's courtroom for a criminal case Monday.
Court officials told The Birmingham News on Tuesday that the 59-year-old was excused because she was disruptive and kept asking questions instead of answering them.
Efforts to reach Christ for comment were unsuccessful.
Court administrator Sandra Turner said people there were shocked when the woman insisted her name was Jesus Christ and some potential jurors laughed out loud when her name was called.
But Turner said that unlike some Jefferson County residents, Christ didn't try to get out of jury duty and was "perfectly happy to serve."
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2009-12-01 21:08:05

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What if the South had won the Civil War

C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America is a 2004 mockumentary directed by Kevin Willmott. It is a fictional account of an alternate history in which the Confederates won the American Civil War. This viewpoint is used to satirize subsequent issues and events in American culture.

I have always been fascinated with alternate timelines and realities like this. CSA is like a glance into a world that might have been if the unthinkable had happened. Using imagery out of our own culture, it creates a world of today with slaves and a way of life that might be possible again considering the polarization our nation is experiencing. Some of the imagry is disquieting. Blacks are chattel, women are chattel as well, with an antebellum romanticism portrays a nation that might have been. CSA is a satire on not only our world today, but a satire of the romanticism and nostaga of the old South.

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