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Michigan and Florida… SHOVE IT!

I was watching CNN today and they had this big long debate about what should be done about Michigan and Florida’s primaries. Ok… THEY CHOSE to have the primaries EARLY and they KNEW that the votes would NOT be included in the delegates. What’s the confusion here?

So now, there’s all this debating going on about the fact that millions of people’s voices are not being heard and outrage and how is this democracy, etc etc etc.

Ok, shall we repeat? THEY CHOSE TO HAVE THEM EARLY! They KNEW that the votes WOULD NOT BE COUNTED. They broke the rules and now they are crying FOUL? I think NOT! They want to spend MILLIONS of dollars to have a “do-over”. NO! You do not get a do-over! You fully knew what the fuck you were doing when you broke the rules.

Idiots. You do not deserve to have a do-over.

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Steve King!

Ugh. This guy makes me ashamed of being from Iowa. I saw him while I was still in college before he was elected to congress in a debate about Gay Marriage (I have a VHS tape of it, but sadly no way of watching it!). He was a mess back then and it seems he just keeps getting crazier. Perhaps he’s trying to become the next GWBush!

I really hope that the people of Iowa get rid of him SOON! But being he’s from the BFE part of fucked up Iowa I’m guessing he’ll probably be there for much longer.

Anyways, his latest disaster is that he seems to think that al Qaeda would be โ€œdancing in the middle of the streetsโ€ if Barack Obama were elected President โ€œbecause of his middle name.โ€

Oh my god. Are you freaking serious? Just because your name is KING doesn’t mean that you can BECOME king! I don’t think anyone should give a shit what Obama’s middle name is!

This guy needs to be thrown out of congress. Seriously!

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Oracle and Old computers

The other day I started trying to install Oracle on my home computer… I didn’t quite realize how old those suckers were.

Neither of my two servers have enough RAM to run Oracle server. How sad is that! I have both an AMD 64 3200+ with 512 Megs of RAM and a Pentium 4 1.6ghz with 1 gig of RAM. Both of which are RIGHT at the minimums for Oracle to run. Later that day, I was doing one of my FAVORITE past times of Stumbling. And I found this great site with a list of all the processors and the associated benchmarks. My oldest computer is the 5th from the bottom at 221 and my other computer is at 401! :'( I gotta upgrade those suckers! They are sooo slow!

I can get a Dell $500 computer which would be rated at 1,400 on that list! :'( Too bad I can’t afford SHIT anymore!

Speaking of, I was looking over my finances the last couple months and there’s about $900/month that I can’t account for. I know I’ve been spending a lot more lately then normal, but MY GOD! $900/month worth! That’s fucking insane.

I have taken actions to rein in my spending today. First, I changed my direct deposit so that savings money is AUTOMATICALLY transfered to my savings account. Second I have changed banks so that my spending and my bills account are at SEPARATE banks, the direct deposit change also changed so that these will be AUTOMATICALLY funded with the correct amounts. And lastly, I have paid off my Amex card (which thanks to the new car had ballooned to over $7k!!) and will not be using it anymore except for in emergencies and buying stuff online.

I am also creating a new rule for myself, any purchase which must be funded by a loan, must be kept and used for twice the length of the loan. IE. I financed the new car for 3 years, it must be kept for a minimum of 6 years. Although I am personally shooting for closer to 10 years, unless gas prices go crazy high.

In gas news, Congress passed the new CAFE requirements, so the average vehicle will be getting 35mpg by 2020. Personally, I think it should be 2015 at the latest, but at least it’s a start in the right direction… uhoh! There I go with the whole Pot, kettle, black thing!

This past weekend was really great, Saturday night we had the last dinner party of the year. Constantine bought the group UNO Attack. It’s SO much fun! Everyone should go out and buy it! Jason of course cooked an amazing dinner of Chicken Catchatori and I made Eggnog CheeseCake. Delicious! I was so fat buy the time the night was over!

Sunday I had a business meeting at 9am and then Constantine, Jason, Erick and I went out to Noah’s in Manhattan Beach for breakfast. I did laundry the rest of the day and cleaned the house, I emptied out all my cabinets and washed every dish I own, washed the cabinets themselves, and some other stuff.

Monday I started cooking our dinner for Wed, I made the dessert and the noodles. I’m making Constantine a traditional Black family holiday meal. Although, not as CRAZY as our real family gatherings with all the candies, and side dishes, the 800 pies and what not. Just the standard main fair of Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Corn and one dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s going to be delish! I can’t wait!

I also bleached basically everything in my house last night, the counter tops, the stove, the floors, the bathroom. It’s almost as if my cleaning lady had come again! Oh how I miss her! :'(

Tonight we are going to the Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee and before that we’re going to dinner at Philippes the ORIGINAL home of the french dip! Should be a wonderful night!

Tomorrow Constantine and I are having our holiday festivities with the previously mentioned meal, and then present opening! I can’t wait to see if he’ll like what I got him! I sure hope so, because that boy doesn’t give ANY hints about what he wants… And he’s seen how my family does christmas shopping.
“Hey mom what do you want?”
“Oh, an all in one printer”
“Do you have any models in mind”
“Not really”
“Ok, I’m going to go out and get it”

So shopping without hints was hard for me! But I feel that I got him something he’ll really like. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wow…

“Only 13 Percent Of Congressional Republicans Believe In Man-Made Global Warming”. I love how 13% of R, and it’s 94% D… Wow…

“Snickers Superbowl Web site promotes violence against gays and lesbians. Bears & Colts players react in disgust, on camera, to gays.”. Thankfully they have now pulled this Ad.

I got yelled at by the bitch at the grocery store the other day. I had a basket full of shit, and I always just set the basket on the belt. I mean. Why bother unloading it, if you put it on the belt, then the cashier can just put it in a stack at the END of the isle so that it’s easier for the baggers/etc to put them back by the door. And either way it’s really not that big of a deal. It’s not like it’s going to break something. So I get up to the front of the line and the bitch says. ‘Next time empty the basket and leave it at the end”. Umm, excuse me? You talk to your customers like that? Fuck you. The next day I was at the store again and she was working. I only bought an onion, but I was SOOO tempted to wait in her line and just set the fucking basket on the belt again. Stupid bitch.

Nothing much really going on. Today has been hectic!! I’m spinning 7 different projects, all of them have show-and-tells coming up in the next 2-3 days and it’s getting really frustrating. I have changes coming from every direction and stuff. And three of them have the same freaking name! I can’t keep track of them! lol.

I didn’t even get into the office till 11 today, then things weren’t working and I couldn’t upload the changes and what not. Very frustrating. So now I’m sitting in and empty office so that things actually work! ๐Ÿ™‚ One of the projects I presented 2 different themes to last week. They picked the one that I thought looked the worst. Oh well, it still looks good though! ๐Ÿ™‚

I ended up buying the new camera. It should be here tomorrow. I’m very excited for this, but still pissed that I had to spend the money on it. I should get a retractable cord for this one! lol.

Last night Ben came over again and hung out. Good times. I made Chicken Pizza. It was excellent. What can I say! I think tonight we’re all going out to Beige again. But not sure, people are iffy and I’m tired and what not. Plus I really don’t want to run into you know who again!

Ok. I gotta go, way to much going on. Later!

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Dr. Laura and Politics!

I know I’ve talked about Dr. Laura here before. But lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Talk Radio . It seems like I’m always in the car when she’s on. I like some of her advice, but some of it is just OVER THE TOP.

For example, this guy called in today and was asking her which of two jobs to take. Job 1, he works late (9pm) 6 days a week. But he’s home every night, sees his kids every morning, etc. Job 2, pays more, but he travels 5 days a week. Thus he doesn’t see his kids at all for those 5 days, but it means he gets 2-3 days off in a row (depending how his travel schedule works out). First.. Dr Laura seems enraged that he would EVEN consider taking a job in which he’s not home for dinner! How DARE he want to provide for his family by taking a job that he needs! WAKE UP Dr Laura, not EVERYONE can get a cushy 9-5 job. Some people have to work odd or off hours to be able to provide for thier family. At least he’s WORKING and doing something… But honestly, someone who needs to call into a radio show to be told which job to take is just an idiot anyways.

Another example, this guy called in. His wife wants him to THROW away everything from his previous relationships. Including his pictures, keep sakes, etc. This is just stupid. if the woman isn’t comfortable letting him keep things from his past, then she clearly has trust issues and needs to get over those before they get married. If anyone EVER asked me to get rid of the stuff I have from Adam, Andrew or anyone else I would be PISSED. Ugh. It was just annoying.

Last example, I swear! ๐Ÿ™‚ A woman called in. She’d been dating this guy for 1 and a half years. Been married for a year and a half. So 3 years together total. The guy cheated on her. Dr. Laura acted like it was HER FAULT that he cheated on her! HER FAULT. Excuse me? It’s the GUYS fault that he cheated!

I disapprove of most of her advise.

I’m also really annoyed that SOO much media time is being spend on this damn priest scandal. (They should call it priestgate! hahah) Who cares what he did. Just investigate and get over it. There’s a lot more interesting news going on that SHOULD be reported at this time with elections so damn close!

And lastly. Watched the Colbert Report, and he intervied this guy who is a republican running for senate in Beverly Hills.. (David Nelson Jones) when they first showed him, I could have SWORN it was that guy, the one we dislike, from Santa Monica.. You know his name! ๐Ÿ™‚ Fuck he’s HOT though!