Monday, January 08, 2007

'Dick is so last year'

Things to pull your hair out over:

1. Shrub
WASHINGTON - President Bush has quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant, the Daily News has learned.
Those letters to Santa? He ain't the only one who knows when you are sleeping or awake.


2. NRA

SEATTLE -- After years of close association with the Republican Party and hard-nosed opposition to federal land-use regulation, the National Rifle Association is being pressured by its membership to distance itself from President Bush's energy policies that have opened more public land for oil and gas drilling and limited access to hunters and anglers.

"The Bush administration has placed more emphasis on oil and gas than access rights for hunters," said Ronald L. Schmeits, second vice president of the NRA, a member of its board of directors and a bank president in Raton, N.M.

Oh, sure, now that it's cool to hate Bush you jump on the bandwagon? The NRA should be the largest environmental group in the U.S. but they are not. They are just a bunch of blood thirsty wankers who want the right have their own howitzers in their back yard. Maybe, this is a sign that another element is taking over this organization.

And don't get me wrong. I come from a family of hunters and have no problem with people owning guns.


3. Big Brother Horror Stories
I went to renew my driver's license on November 27th 2006, and just yesterday, on January 4th 2007, was I able to get my license renewed.

An outstanding warrant from 1984 in Massachusetts popped up the federal crime database, at the Missouri DMV and I was refused a driver's license. What's relevant is I've never been arrested for a crime in Massachusetts and when I gave that information Missouri DMV clerk, she looked look at me as if to say, "Yeah right, you and 1001 other criminal deadbeats who jumped bail."

The recently implemented, online Justice Department crime database is shared with state departments of motor vehicles by executive order from the Bush Justice Department. If a citizen has outstanding warrant for anything as trivial as a parking ticket, the state departments of motor vehicles are required to deny a driver's license renewal to anyone with an outstanding warrant, regardless of the crime.

4. Minimum wage

This one is about to change since the good guys are in charge. Click the link for a cool interactive map.

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Gran-Gran keeps a box of spiders.....

Spiders on Drugs

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And college students and broke motherfuckers bow their heads across the world:
TOKYO (AP) — Momofuku Ando, the Japanese inventor of instant noodles — a dish that has sustained American college students for decades — has died. He was 96.
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In response to 'Dick in a Box' comes a really, really, really bad parody. Boobs in a box.
Besides, boobs are totally 2007. And dick is so last year.
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Blogging of boobs, I never knew that the over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders could be life savers:
A woman watching New Year's Eve fireworks from a picnic table found out that her bra can do more than lift and support: It also slowed a falling bullet.


4 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

The mail thing is frightening and typical, of course, of this insane sdministration. One must remember that this (and other abusive "laws") do not give the authoirty just to Bush's thugs, but to all thugs of future administrations. I would never hunt, fish, or kill (although I am no longer a vegetarian---try and figure that one out), but I do support people's rights to have guns, primarily to protect themselves from the government. Having cut my political teeth in the 60's I do not want want only the government to have the right to bear arms.

JPW said...

...but who the hell gets snail mail anymore? Other than my grandmother at xmas all I get is junk mail.

That's the best argument for allowing guns that I've heard of Davy.

davyproctorboy said...

I love/loved snailmail. Email is great, but there's nothing like the rush one gets when one sees a letter from a loved one in one's snailmailbox.

JPW said...

True. There is something nice about getting a letter from a loved one. On the other had, getting on from the DMV is not so nice.