Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Stand and Deliver

Read this.

Now I know why I like him so much and why I hope that Obama listens to these three little words:

Stand And Deliver.

If he does not, we are screwed.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Life of a cynic

There are times in my life where I just want to cry. Really. And I ask myself, "Self, why do you feel like this?" And the answer usually devolves into a convoluted self conversation that ends up with me yelling out load "Who you calling a psycho!?!"

But in reality, it is because I am a cynic. Not the annoying, bloviating bag of puss that must see the evil in everything. That is not me. I see it as a curse that I was born with. The curse of being a realist. And that makes me a cynic.

Every day I read my round of blogs, and every day I read about needless suffering, needless death, and needless needlessness. From some poor bastard who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, to the thugs weeding themselves out, it is truly sad.

And the great equalizers in life, government, that is supposed to allow EVERYONE to pursue happiness, distill truth is just as corrupt as any group or business. So scratch that off the list of things to be happy about.

I am also blessed with the understanding that there is no god as well. So there is not great equalizer in the after life either. No one is going to burn for all eternity for what they have done on earth, or suffer for the wrongs they have inflicted on others. Not going to happen.

And that is fine with me. To be human is to feel, and that means to feel all the emotions, including the bad ones.

So why do I feel like crying? Simple. There are a lot of things to cry about.

Thank the god that is not there for better living through chemicals.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


In my days running and gunning in the drug trade, I met quite a lot of older people that had cancer in some form or another.

And everyone had to sell some part of their script to support actually paying for the script in the first place. Basically, it was pretty sad to see these people suffer just to get by with what they had.

Now we have, once again, health care reform on the ttable. We have a party that controls both chambers of congress and a sitting president who has quite a lot of popularity.

Yet it seems that even with this scenario, it seems almost impossible to pass any real reform that would make a impact in the life of the people I mentioned earlier.

Is the system so complex that we will never be able to fix it?

Are our priorities as a society so off kilter that we cannot affect change in a topic that impacts all of us?

I think that in order to change the health care system, we will have to change the lobbying system as there are legislators that are basically owned by the industry. And until we change that, we will never be able to, as a society, do anything.

Just my two cents.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Man

I thought that last night's "tribute" to Stan The Man Musial was crap. It was lacking in so many ways.

I met the man myself about 10 years ago. I was walking into a restaurant and I opened the door, and walking out was Stan Musial and his wife. I was just like a kid and started rattling off his stats to the people who were with me.

I am 36 years old, and obviously never saw that man play. Yet in St. Louis, if you are a fan of the Cardinals, you know all about Stan Musial.

Out of his inside jacked pocket he pulled out some cards of himself and signed three for all of us. He was so gracious and kind. His wife, just a little old lady, was like, "Stanley, you are such a ham!" You could tell that this was not the first time she sat by while her husband singed autographs.

He is, and always will be the heart and soul of not only the Cardinals, but of St. Louis as well.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

File this under what the fuck?

This is just....well you decide.

And for only $725. I can think of 725 other things I would spend $725 on.

Gotta love it.


For all you sinners out there

I posted a while back about a 1600 year old handwritten bible that was found called the codex. They were working on getting it online so all could look at it.

They have finshed. Here is the Codex Sinaiticus.



Senator Al Franken

I have noticed that Al seems to be toning it down a bit when it comes to being funny. His pressers are very dull and his voice is very monotone. Could be how everyone thinks the Senate chamber is this hollow chamber that deserves decorum and what not.

I totally disagree. I think that in this day and age, Al has the perfect oppotunity to shed some light on the whole farce that is the Senate. Be funny. Be satirical. Be irreverent.

I have read his books and that is the way he should be. If you have not read any of his books, you should start with Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot. Funny and educational.

It is time for someone to shake up the chamber and what better way then to have one of the best satirical minds to do it.

Seize the day Al. Make it fun to watch C-SPAN.