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We’re moving

We’re mov­ing to a nice golf course down the road. Just spent the morn­ing pulling a deer tick off my wife, then check­ing all the boys for ticks, too. This a few days after find­ing a ful­ly engorged dog tick hap­pi­ly snooz­ing on the car­pet in our upstairs hall­way. Real­ly wish two of our neigh­bors […]

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Politics Rants

Clinton threatens Obama for a place on the ticket

I am as sick and tired of this nom­i­na­tion as any­one else. But Hillary Clin­ton keeps mak­ing me angry. Yes­ter­day’s sto­ries about wom­en’s groups up in arms was one thing, and yet I man­aged to quell myself. But today there’s a sto­ry that her finance chair, Has­san Nemazee, is warn­ing that not includ­ing Clin­ton on […]

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Culture Rants

What drove you from local news?

I don’t watch the local news on tele­vi­sion. I don’t know many peo­ple who do. If I hap­pen to flip to local news, I might watch if the weath­er is on, but I will nev­er go find it. Why is that? Because one day in win­ter I saw a news sto­ry so dumb, so asi­nine, […]

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The American Lung Association wants me to spam my neighbors

Got an unso­licit­ed tele­mar­ket­ing call from the Amer­i­can Lung Asso­ci­a­tion yes­ter­day. The woman assured me quick­ly that they were not ask­ing for mon­ey, so I held on a few more sec­onds… until she told me that I could help them out immense­ly if I would just send six­teen let­ters to my neigh­bors on [insert my […]

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Other Rants Technology

Is the Chevy Volt just another hybrid?

I’ve been hear­ing a lot about Chevro­let’s new elec­tric car, the Volt. It is sup­posed to be Amer­i­ca’s answer to Toy­ota in the green car exhi­bi­tion. On Chevro­let’s elec­tric car site, they proud­ly pro­claim, “It’s unlike any pre­vi­ous EV (elec­tric vehi­cle), thanks to its inno­v­a­tive recharge­able elec­tric dri­ve sys­tem and range-extend­ing pow­er source.” This “range-extend­ing […]

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Culture Politics Rants

Where are the protest songs?

We’re doing our morn­ing chores when Wash­ing­ton Bul­lets by The Clash comes on the iTunes mix, and after about half the song, my wife (who did not bring The Clash to our mar­riage) asks from the oth­er room, “Is this the Clash?” Inim­itable. But it made me won­der, for the umpteenth time in the last […]

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Politics Rants

September 11

Yeah, it’s my birth­day.  Thanks.  36.  Oh, much appre­ci­at­ed, and you don’t look a day over 21, either. Five years ago today, evil peo­ple per­pe­trat­ed a ter­ri­ble tragedy in this coun­try.  And yes, the world has changed since then.  But make no mis­take, the machi­na­tions of the con­ser­v­a­tive US polit­i­cal estab­lish­ment have changed the world […]

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Never, ever use H&R Block, they hire incompetent tax monkeys

How’s that for an inflam­a­to­ry title. But you know what, I’m pret­ty pissed. Exec­u­tive Sum­ma­ry: We have gone to H&R Block each of the last two years, and each time the “Tax Advi­sors” there have screwed up our tax­es, such that I have had to come home and do basic research on the Inter­net, take […]

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The new AT&T logo is bad

The new AT&T logo, the one cre­at­ed for SBC’s trans­for­ma­tion back into AT&T, a process that rumors say might also swal­low up Cin­gu­lar (for­mer­ly AT&T Wire­less), that new logo is, well, awful. Admit­ted­ly, the old AT&T logo has a bit of a PAN-AM feel to it, I can see that it cer­tain­ly need­ed some updat­ing, […]

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Culture Rants

Stupid Omaha

Both the wife and I are tak­ing the next cou­ple of days off from work, and one thing we thought we’d do, was go to the movies. Grand­ma is still here, so she can watch the gimpy boys while we pre­tend we don’t have a child. We want­ed to go see Broke­back Moun­tain, but for­got […]