The Bad Guy

Meth…Flavored Meth

Because all the articles on the subject have missed the point entirely, I am here to set things straight. This new “flavored meth” is not some grand conspiracy to get kids to do more drugs. It is rather an example of tweaker ingenuity.

Tweakers (for those not in the know, a tweaker is to meth what a crackhead is to crack) love to experiment with stuff. They can build you a computer, clean a peepshow to spotless perfection, write computer code non-stop for days (cheers, Google!), annoy the shit of any and everybody within ear shot, build cabinets, draw, masturbate twenty times a day, perspire, twitch, and find new and cool ways to get high.

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March 30, 2007 Posted by | big mac, drugs are bad, meth, tweakers | 2 Comments

Dianne Feinstein Resigns (from a Senate subcommitee)

Back in November many Americans slapped each other on the back, happy that we had made some sort of change. Even I was happy. Heck, I was overjoyed. I also knew that, to paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi, that they are all politicians and not to be trusted.

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March 29, 2007 Posted by | dianne feinstein, News and politics, scandal | 2 Comments

White House Press Briefing (3/28/07)

I miss Tony Snow. His expert abilities in the art of BS has kept me tuning in to the White House press briefings for almost a year. Not that Scott McClellan was awful, he was just unable to BS with the ease that Tony Snow can. And I won’t fault Snow for what he does. He is not there to tell the unvarnished truth to America, he’s there to present the views of the Executive Branch of our government. So to be angry at Tony Snow for doing his job, wouldn’t be fair.

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March 29, 2007 Posted by | C-Span, Dana Perino, Iraq, News and politics, Tony Snow, TV, white house | 3 Comments

Dennis Miller on O’Reilly (3/28/07)

It’s no secret that I’ve not been into Dennis Miller recently. It’s also no secret that I have not been that nice about it. But I’m getting the impression that he may be coming back to us. No, he’s not moving his act towards the center, but he may be getting funnier again.

I have to admit that I was amused when Miller appeared on the Daily Show last night. I don’t know what happened, but he seemed to be having fun again. I may not have been belly-laughing, but I was astonished that he had new material, that he seemed crisp and ready to play off Jon Stewart. It was a glimpse of the man I made time watch on HBO and SNL all those years ago.

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March 28, 2007 Posted by | bill o'reilly, Dennis Miller, FOX NEWS, rudy giuliani, TV | 2 Comments

Jim Webb (now packin’ video)

A few months ago, Jim Webb had a little run-in with the president. I got that, I understood his anger. Though I wouldn’t have gone so far as to make the mistake of saying outloud that I wanted to slug the President, he was right to tell him “That’s between me and my boy.” Here’s why he was right about that. The President, as Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces, would most likely hear any news about Webb’s son before Webb did. So the President asking Webb “How’s your boy?” most likely sounded (to Webb) more like “Your boy belongs to me, play ball and he’ll be alright.”

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March 27, 2007 Posted by | guns, jim webb, News and politics | Leave a comment

911 thinks it’s a joke.

One of the most wonderful residents where I work has an ex-boyfriend who is nothing but bad news. He smokes crack, he’s violent, and he’s not allowed in the building anymore. He also has a restraining order against him that prevents him from coming within 500 yards of the resident or this building. Every so often he will show up and I need to call the police to take him away. Below is the story of one such incident.

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March 25, 2007 Posted by | bad jobs, george jefferson, relationships, san francisco, Work | 1 Comment

Sometimes you just get lucky.

At my job we have many security cameras that monitor the hallways and the lobby of the building. Sometimes events occur that need further explanation. Below you will find one such incident that my (2004-2005) boss needed to talk to me about.

boss: I need to see you in my office right now.

me: Sure thing.

I followed my boss into the office, shut the door and took a seat.

boss: I was reviewing last night’s security video and I noticed an incident that you failed to write up.

me: What was it?

boss: Let me show you.

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March 23, 2007 Posted by | bad jobs, san francisco, Work | 2 Comments

Rocky Anderson lives up to his name (now with VIDEO).

I do not know much about Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, but I have to give the man some respect at this moment. You see, he was just on “the O’Reilly Factor” and he more than held his own against Bill.

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March 20, 2007 Posted by | bill o'reilly, FOX NEWS, Hannity & Colmes, News and politics, Rocky Anderson, TV | 7 Comments

The next generation of voyeuristic evil.

I believe it was Heinlein who wrote that there was no such thing as a “juvenile delinquent.” His reasoning was that a child does not know the difference between right and wrong and must be taught such things. So to refer to a child as “delinquent” puts too much accountability on a creature who has none to begin with.

With that in mind, please click on this link and enjoy the video.

P.S. – As dark as the story gets, I can’t help but love the animation.

March 20, 2007 Posted by | education, kids, News and politics, production value, robert heinlein, this american life, TV | 1 Comment

Nixon In China

As a big fan of the opera Nixon In China, I was so excited to find the following clips from it on YouTube. As the title implies, NIC is about the historic meeting between Richard Nixon and Mao Tse-tung. The composer, John Adams, once described it (jokingly) as an opera for “Republicans and Communists.” Well, I’m neither and I still love the hell out of it. As disappointed as I was that Act I, Scene 2 (where Mao and Nixon meet for the first time) was not among the clips posted, I’m still thrilled to see these.

Click “read more” for the clips.

Enjoy!

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March 17, 2007 Posted by | News and politics, Nixon In China, opera | 1 Comment