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Major Update

Aug 2009
16

So Chelsea said that Michelle wanted us to host a blog for her. I have no problem with that, and it only took me a few minutes to have it installed and running.  But…

Looking for a theme for her made me realize that I haven’t posted in a long time and I’m way behind in my wordpress version.  So I updated my wordpress.  Took a little while, but that wasn’t the biggie.  I had find a theme.  Customize it.  You know the drill.

Well all said and done, I like it.  I only have one problem with the new wordpress.  It’s making me obsolete.  Now Chelsea can update her own wordpress, (Though I still need to back up her database), she can install her own plugins, even templates.   Sigh.  I’m just not needed anymore.  :)


This is sure to get you mad.

Aug 2009
16

And you should be.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/7/751100/-How-I-lost-my-health-insurance-at-the-hairstylists


Just a day.

Aug 2009
17

Today could have been better, could have been worse. All in all, not bad. Played a lot of fable2. (They ripped me off. When I went into the spire for 10 years, they didn’t give me the profits and rent I should have earned. Oh well.)

Tried to participate in a live draft but yahoo seriously failed there. By the time I got in, my whole team was pretty much drafted.

Played some rockband 2 with chelsea and then watched a couple of jerichos. Really good acting. I’m sad it got canceled.

Not looking forward to last week of work…


I wonder what’s in store for Glenn Beck in the afterlife…

Aug 2009
18

http://tinyurl.com/js070109


Update

Aug 2009
25

I need to update more often.  Things have been sucking lately so I haven’t been.  Though, that’s not really an excuse since some people actually like to read that kind of stuff.

Filed for unemployment today.  I hope I’m not on it long.  It’s going to help, not sure how much yet, but hopefully enough.  The more this goes on,  (I know it’s only been one day officially without a job) the more I feel like I need to stop focusing on Columbia and cut my losses.  I love my house, but there are more jobs elsewhere.   And even though I’m applying in several places, there is mainly one I keep thinking about, the Twin Cities.

I think I’m actually missing them more and more.  I know that life would be difficult.  Cost of living is higher, have to sell the house, buy a new one, etc.  But, I don’t know…

At least I wouldn’t have to be too hot.  :)

Basically, I’m open to whatever the Universe is willing to give to me.  I’m actively working trying to open avenues for the Universe to toss something at me, I’m not layin’ on my butt.  :)  If your listening Universe, A winning Powerball would be nice…

It does seem like the Universe is setting something into motion.  Chelsea missed the signup date for the start of school so she gets to spend this “time off” that I have with me.  If I were to get a job that didn’t start for a few weeks or a month, and I was guaranteed, like in writing, we could theoretically go on a mini-vacation.  I would have my lump sump vacation money in hand from work, both of us would have time available, it just seems like the thing to do.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.  Me, I’m just hoping for something


This is mostly for Nik

Aug 2009
25

Funny comic:  http://tinyurl.com/comicfornik


Another one for Nik

Aug 2009
25

http://tinyurl.com/comicfornik2


Ugh.

Aug 2009
26

Cleaning sucks.  I’m glad I’m done though.  Well until tomorrow.  I cleaned the degu cage, mopped the utility room, vacuumed the bedroom, hallway and office, and put up laundry.

It sounds like a lot, but I only had so much to do because I let myself get backlogged.  Oh well.  On track now.  Tomorrow, I just have the daily chores so that’s good.

Looking forward, and dreading my trip to Jeff City tomorrow for the health care town hall.  It should be interesting.  Now that I have a new perspective, it seems a whole lot more urgent.  And I know that if it doesn’t happen now, it’ll never happen.  At least not in our time.

Oh, and sending off the ol’ resume.  :)


So I went to a town hall…

Aug 2009
27

I went to a town hall with Claire McCaskill and all I got was these sore legs.  Well that and a distinct feeling of a loss of faith.  Not a loss of faith in any gods or goddesses.  That’s still intact.  But I feel a loss of faith with my countrymen and countrywomen.  I used to think we could do anything, fight anyone or thing, and I don’t necessarily mean militarily.  But I’m starting to believe they won…

I know this is what they want.  – Sorry, the “they” being Corporations – They want us to give up.  So I guess I’m helping them win, but…  I just don’t see how we can win.  I mean, like Chelsea pointed out to me today, our public school system from day one is designed to turn out drones.  Well, it’s working.  They are being told what to think and buying it.

With that said, let me pull my tweets into a story.

So yeah, first thing I see after walking probably half a mile or more and getting in the extremely long line was a woman passing out flyers on how the health care reform was basically going to mandate abortions.  WTF?  Seriously?  You believe this stuff?  *sigh*  Anyway, later on she cleared this little misinformation lie up.  The bill allows – notice that, allows, doesn’t force – allows doctors to discuss abortions.  They asked her if she supported an amendment to not allow federal funding for abortions, and she had to tell these people that it was already that way.  Thats why the amendment died.  It’s already the law.  You would have to specifically add an amendment to allow funding.

So I’m standing there in the hot sun and the pro-reform Health Care for America Now people start passing out water, so I take one gratefully and notice one of the anti-reform people take one, I didn’t think anything of it until I saw them laughing and joking because they got water from the pro-reform people.  I think it’s quite easy to spot the decent human being in this scenario.

As I looked around, I noticed that most of the people against the public option are near medicare age.  (Including the woman texting “Pray 4 the truth 2 come out”  1.  Are you charged per character? 2.  You’re too old for AOLbonics.)  So I guess it’s okay for them to get Medicare but no one else should get “socialized” healthcare.  That’s the main essence of this whole “debate”  I get/have mine and FUCK EVERYBODY ELSE DAMNIT!  *deep breath*  Okay…

Of course they have to trot out the dead fetus poster, because that’s exactly what this is all about.  Asscobs.  (My dictionary suggested Ass-cobs and Ass cobs.  I think one word is right…)

I was all set to be annoyed at the opening prayer, especially when he started with god of all people.  But then he surprised me by talking up Ted Kennedy.  Especially how he worked for healthcare for all.  And he mentioned healthcare for everyone at least three times during the prayer.  So that was some nice sanity during the lunacy.  The lunacy coming back strong when some idiot yelled “chappaquiddick” right after the prayer.  Classy.

She countered the whole “death panels” “argument” (among many other things).  Basically all it does is reimburse doctors for discussing end of life options with patients.  And gets the family together so that everyone is on the same page.  She even talked about the irony of the whole misinformation lie.  It’s not doctors deciding when people can die, it specifically puts that decision in the patients hands.

And that’s about it.  I kind of shut off after about 40 minutes.  It was just too much…  It was like these people were 12 years old.  Hell even younger than that.  Yelling MINE, MINE, MINE.

All these people are deathly, and in some cases that’s not hyperbole, deathly afraid of their taxes going up if we got single payer.  I went and looked at the tax I would be paying in Canada, 15%.  Tax I pay here, 15%.  Wow, would you look at that.  The same.  But, but!  When you add in the health care:  Canada 15%, Here 31%.  Even if my taxes were to go up say 5% to pay for the Universal Health Care.  I would still save 11%.  That’s a large chunk of a paycheck…

Okay, I feel on the verge of rambling and I think is my longest post ever…

So let me sum this all up by saying that this whole experience is causing me to seriously consider moving to another country.  Canada is looking nice…

And it’s not like I would be leaving my country.  My country left me…


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