Monday, September 14, 2009

More pics and sctuff from Quincy's 09-12-09 Tea Party to be found at Founding Bloggers, including a handfull of videos from different speakers.

Here's a video that Dana Loesch put together of a couple of the speakers, including herself. Holy shit she gets fired up. I really need to get my video pulled out of cameras and posted...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Should I leave "shit" in there?

I've had a couple of people effectively patting me on the back about the content of this blog (what little there is), and I got to thinking about the little description tag line of it.

"My own thoughts on life, things I see every day, and shit that I think everyone needs to pay attention to."

I think I'm gonna change it slightly...

"My own thoughts on life, things I see every day, and shit that I think everyone needs to be aware of and think about."

Because that's what I think it's all about. Thinking. Too many people don't do it. Sure, I'm gonna write with a bit of a conservative slant, because that's how I lean. But I want people to think for themselves, and not be led on by what someone else says, or what they've "heard".

I'm a naive person. I trust people too easily, and tend to believe what I hear, when I hear it, almost no matter what the source. I'm not an inherently skeptical person. I believe in the better nature of the human spirit. I believe that all people, deep down, want to do what's moraly right, even if those morals are skewed.

And that's just the reason that we need to think about the bombardment of information that's readily available today. I listened to Obama's speech to congress last Wednesday about health care. Sure, on the surface, alot of it sounded pretty good actually. But when I started to think about some of it afterwards, it came off very hinky.

Some of the comentators out there (that I've linked to before) are better and faster at thinking about it than I am, so I'll leave analysys to them.Some of thier arguments make a lot of sense when you look at facts. Sometimes they fly off the handle and over-react to little things. I've also looked at some of the liberal blogs out there, and more often than not they seem to base things on incorrect conclusions, and just be flying off the handle for it's own sake. The point is to use your head and draw your own conclusions.

We visited my Aunt Laura in Quincy before going to the Tea Party. She has a very liberal mindset. She grew up with the hippies in California in the late 60's and 70's, as I understand it. She disagreed with me on a lot of things political while we were talking, but she was glad that I was taking an interest. She also had a great piece of advice, even if I was already kind of aware of it: "Don't take things at face value. There's a lot of mis-information out there."

Of course, for me the irony was that when we were leaving for the rally, she told us to be carefull, "There might be white suppremisists there."

Tea party schtuff with piles of linkeys

Gordon and I went to Quincy, IL today 09-12-09 for the tea party protest. There are good pictures and info here and here on The Gatway Pundit,, and here on The Dana Show. Hopefully, I'll not be a lazy ass for too long and put up some of my own pics and video that we took. Dana Loesch writes a great piece on the origins of the Tea Party movement here on

What also went on today was a march on Washington in the same spirit. Info here on The Gateway Pundit, here on Instapundit, and here on Hotair. The estimates go that there were upwards of 2 million people there. Wow.

Even Moonbattery has a pile of pics from both these and other gatherings today. Some of these have video too. (I think this site goes too far to the right sometimes, but these are good illustrations of whats going on) : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

My favorite part of all the coverage though is the article from MSNBC (Biased as all shit alert):
Thousands pack D.C. to Protest Spending and Taxes

Time Lapse video of the crowds in D.C. in the morning:

Really? Just thousands?

I read some of the comment sections on a lot of these and other articles about the Washington D.C. rally that were posted a day or two ago. Something that I noticed (although not for the first time) were the many distainful to childish to outright hateful comments made ripping on the people involved in these protests.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Perhaps we all need different colored tea kettles...

Black Publishers Cry Racism Over Wilson Outburst

When Barak Hussein Obama gave his speech on Wednesday night about health care, he made the statement that illegal immigrants would not be covered. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson from SC shouted out, calling the pres a liar. He also quickly made a formal apology for the outburst after the speech.

Now, backed by the NAACP, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has canceled a planned January conference in South Carolina, and joined in a boycott started 10 years ago by the state NAACP in protest of the confederate flag waving from the Statehouse grounds.

I love this quote from the Fox News article:
"As African-American newspaper publishers we stand in solidarity with the NAACP and fully support the economic boycott of South Carolina," NNPA Chairman Danny J. Bakewell Sr. said. "Rep. Wilson's remarks were racist, disrespectful, and a disingenuous violation -- not only of President Obama -- but to the institution of the presidency and only solidified our position and the importance in not spending black dollars where black people are not respected.


How is calling the president a liar, racist? How is that disrespectful to black people (who apparently have a different currency in the "black dollar")? How is any white person calling a black person a liar, when said white believes he's just heard a lie, racist? If Obama called GW Bush a liar, would that be a racist comment? Hell, Obama probably has called him that and more during Bush's various State of the Union Addresses where half the congress would heckle and boo him.

But oh no! Don't talk bad about HIM. Don't call THE ANOINTED ONE names! Don't you dare have a differing of opinion with the President of your county! Because then your a bigot. I wonder how many black people are called racist for disagreeing with the pres because he's half white...

I also love how an inherently racist group (NAACP) is one to cry "racism".
Yes, I said that the NAACP is racist. I'm white. If I went to the NAACP to ask for help with college grants and loans, would they help me? No, because I'm not "Colored". That's racism in my book. I don't care, because I don't need their help, thank you very much. I'm doing fine on my own.

I think the NAACP does more harm than good. I think that they perpetuate the myth that everyone's out to get the colored person, therefore that colored person needs extra help. If I were black, I would be angered by groups and institutions like the NAACP. Groups that claim to fight for equality "for their kind." Groups that cry racism when someone or something goes against "their kind."

Racism is defined as "a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race"

By offering the services that they offer, groups like the NAACP claim that "Colored People" (and I use that phrase because it's in thier name) are disadvantaged and need help. That would piss me off if I were black. And honestly, as a white man, it still pisses me off, BECAUSE IT'S REVERSED RACISM. It's belittling to the people that it claims to be in favor of, and it only serves to perpetuate the idea that one race is superior to another.

Everyone is inherently racist. It's in our nature. We are hardwired to accept and feel safe with what is similar and familiar, and to feel threatened by things that are different. Nearly all creatures in nature do the same thing. It's when you become intelligent enough to think past these primeval instincts that you don't care about color or creed.

I don't have much of a problem with the NAACP and what it does, because frankly, I don't care enough. If they want to be so short-sided that they "help" Colored People by indoctrinating them with the underlying subconscious belief that they are somehow inferior because of thier skin color, so be it. There's not a whole lot I can do about it above and beyond what I'm doing right here. (Hell, some would say that they're actually really intelligent and use the race card just to keep up the black vs white arguments amongst the ignorant)

All I know is that every time I have EVER heard someone accused of being racist, it's been the pot calling the kettle black. It's been someone looking for special treatment, and when they don't get their way, they "play the race card". They accuse whomever they are dealing with of being racist WHEN IT DOESN'T HAVE A GOD DAMNED THING TO DO WITH THE SITUATION.

Black woman walks into Radio Shack: "I need a battery for my watch."
White clerk at the counter: "Here you go, this is the battery that your watch needs."
BW: "Will you install it for me?"
WC: "No mam, we don't install them."
BW: "You're a racist!"
WC: "Mam, it's company policy. We don't install them because if I break your watch, then the company has to pay for it."
BW: "YOU ARE RACIST!! You won't install it for me because I'm black!!!"

White associate at Venture: "Can I help you sir?"
Black customer in the bedsheet Isle: "I need bedsheets to match the color of this curtain. But don't touch me. I saw you in the bathroom and you didn't wash your hands."
WA: "What? Why would I touch you..."
Venture manager approaches: "Is there a problem here?"
BC: "Your honkey employee here just made a racial comment to me, and I'm not to happy about it."
WA: *blink**blink* "Huh?"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I thought of this yesterday, and should have posted it then, but...


Friday, August 14, 2009

i can't post from my damn phone because it won't let me type in the main text field

OfficeMax? WTF?

As some of you may or may not know, I work for a computer store in the St. Charles area. I'll keep this fairly anonymous, because I don't want to get my employer in any kind of hot water.

We, from time to time, find good deals on laptops at other retailers in the area and purchase them to resell here. Most of the time they will have a purchase restriction like one per customer, usually enforced by name, address, or phone number look up. Depending on the deal, we will sometimes try to get around this by having everyone in the shop order one individually, and sent to our home addresses. Not the most scrupulous business practice, but I'm certain that damn near every other small business in existence does the same kind of thing.

We tried this with a recent laptop sale at Office Max. The owners each ordered one (one to the office and one to a home address). The office and sales managers also each ordered one, to their home addresses. All but one of the orders were canceled. The reason for the three cancellations? OfficeMax said that the names of the people making the orders were associated with our company's name, and that their sales policy says that we are not allowed to purchase goods for resale.


The owner, when discussing her purchase , asked, "What if the laptop is for one of my sales staff to use in the business?" They told her that no, since we are a reseller, we cannot purchase laptops from them.

Does it sound like a sound business practice for a company, called OfficeMax, that primarily sells office supplies to refuse to sell products to a business? With an office?

It's not like I shop there very often, but I think from now on, I'm going to make a point of not shopping there.