Sorry Mr President, your wrong

by David Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:42 AM

So President Trump, Lord that just sounds wrong, said today he is pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Accord because it will hurt American jobs and the “little guy”.

However, all he has done since he has been in office is screw the little guy over, first with all of his bullshit execute orders, then his shameful healthcare bill, and now this.  All the while bringing in his friends and business associates to make the swamp, which he promised to drain, deeper.

He might be a good business man, but as a President he is a complete and utter disaster.  I am not a religious person, but God please, somebody needs to do something with this man before he destroys everything, and the only people left are him and his other rich crony buddies.

God help us all.

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To Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Congress

by David Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:46 PM

Rep. Marsha Blackburn introduced a bill to allow ISP’s to track and sell every customers browsing information, no matter how personal it may be.  The bill also allows ISP’s to not track this information, but sell it for profit to whoever they wish, and not let you know they are doing it, or selling it, and do not need to even give you a way to find out or stop it.

Well Rep. Marsha Blackburn and those other folks in Congress, since these companies have bought you, and since you obviously work for them, then I have decided that I have the right to sell your personal and private information, without letting you know, or allowing you stop it.

However, I’ve decided I don’t really need to money that bad, so I’m going to give the information away, all of it, about all of you, as well as your families, relatives and anybody else even remotely connected to you.

Porn, Viagra adds, you name it, I’m going to give it away.  I hope that no “dark” hackers get any of it, that would be terrible, but oh well, such is life.

Turn about is fair play, stay tuned for more to come.

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Obama to cut out Congress

by David Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:01 AM

So President Obama has decided it will be easier to sidestep Congress, especially since the Republican’s have shown they are going to be assholes, and will use his executive authority to institute some programs that are going to help the country.

So if he can do this without the approval of Congress, doesn’t that make him a dictator?  I mean our government was created by our fore-fathers with the President, House and Senate so no person could do what they want.  Now granted, Republican’s and Democrat’s rarely seem to get along together, and the Republican’s blind sided arrogance that they are going to repeal Obamacare has just gotten stupid, but seriously, if the President can do things, like create new programs, raise the minimum wage, etc., without the approval of Congress, then as far as I’m concerned that makes him a King (in his own mind I’m sure) and a dictator.

It’s become blatantly obvious that the President nor Congress actually give a damn about the American people, that is evident in the way they have behaved the last few years and how they create laws and programs that help nobody but those who already have money.

America, down the tubes, slowly but surely and it’s a damn sad thing to see happen.

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Obama fails to help American’s, but instead helps immigrants

by David Friday, June 15, 2012 6:06 AM

So it was announced today that the Obama Administration is to stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants and grant work permits to them.

Wow, the unemployment in this country is at levels close to that of the depression, overall the economy is in the toilet and getting worse, but instead of doing anything to help it and those of us who are LEGAL GOD DAMN AMERICAN’S, he instead grants illegal immigrants work visa’s.

Right on My President, you will surely go down in history as the one man who single handedly destroyed this country.

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Convenience Fee’s

by David Friday, December 30, 2011 1:43 AM

It seems that now-a-days it’s become common practice to charge “Convenience Fee’s” to your customer’s for things that used to be free, like paying your bill.  These companies tend to twist the truth around and wrap it all up in fancy writing with fancy words and make it seem like they are doing you, the consumer, a huge favor.  You can pay your bill online, or via the telephone or in person with a credit or debit card, but alas we will have to charge you a “convenience fee”.

Well for those of you that may have bought the bullshit they are saying about these fee’s, let me set the record straight.  They are not doing anything to help you, they are not doing anything to make things easier for you, they are simply finding a way to take what used to be a business expense and finding a new way to shove it down your throat and make you pay for it.

For those of you that don’t know, or don’t care for that matter, any business that accepts credit or debit card payments is assessed a special charge by the bank that issue’s the card for every transaction that company processes.  So when you go to wherever and make that payment via credit card, the credit card company charges the company a merchant fee for that transaction.  The fee is usually a percentage of the charge, i.e. .5%, 1%, etc, or a flat fee, i.e. $2.00, $4.00, etc.  The merchant fee is not set in stone, and is different for every merchant, it is based on the amount of money that merchant basically charge’s, and is and can be different for every merchant.

In times long past, since greed and corruption took over America, this was called “the cost of doing business”.  I know, because I ran a business for over 10 years.  I took credit and debit cards for payments, so I had to pay this merchant fee.  And since I was a small business that didn’t do thousands of dollars in charges, my merchant fee’s were pretty high, but I didn’t mind because it was THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS.

Today though, companies look for any way they can to make more money, because that bottom line is what their investor’s are looking at and the only thing they care about.  Being fare, being understanding, BEING HUMAN are a thing for the past.  If they can take these fee’s, which they have had to pay themselves for years, and somehow find a way to make the customer pay for them, then hell, it’s makes the bottom line look better. Yes the economy sucks, people are out of work, people are losing their homes, and we have to decide between putting food on the table for our children or paying that bill, but those companies need to make more money, so they will find a way to make you, the consumer, pay for it, whether you can afford it or not.

I’ve read and seen the arguments, those that say that companies still give you options to pay your bill’s for free, sending in a check, paying via your bank’s online check system, etc. Well sure, cause cashing a check doesn’t cost that business any money, but charging your credit card does, so make the consumer pay for it.

When I was running my business I had to sign a merchant agreement that stated I could not charge more for a credit card charge then a cash payment, in other words, I couldn’t force a convenience fee off onto the customer.  Things have changed, credit cards have become the norm, banks have steered us into becoming dependant on debit cards, so now the rules change and companies are finding new ways to make money.  Gas stations offering lower rates on gas if you pay by cash for instance.  It’s a way to avoid those convenience fee’s folks, a way to improve the companies bottom line.

The sad part, you don’t have much choice, we’ve become a country that is laughed at by the rest of the world because we are a country run my companies.  Our politicians no longer work for us but work for the company that pays them the highest. The old SCI-FI movies and books or a future where corporations run the world appears to be becoming a reality.  There is no middle class anymore, your either rich or poor, no in between.

In the end, I think we are as guilty as the companies that do this to us, because we’re let it happen.  We’ve been so obsessed with material things, with the almighty dollar, that we’ve handed over our future way of life to corporations.  I’ll continue to bitch and moan about it, because it’s my God given right and because in America we can bitch and moan about it.  At least until the corporations get the politicians' to change the constitution and make that illegal too. I guess that will be next.

To all your Occupy protestor’s, I’m with you and behind you 100%, I just pray to God someone starts to listen, and things start to change.

Happy New Year…………………………………………. not so much

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Our jobs going abroad

by David Tuesday, August 23, 2011 11:27 AM

Could someone, ANYONE, please explain to me how companies in the United States can willfully fire people then send those jobs over seas to India and be able to sleep at night?

Millions of people are out of work, good hard working talented people who would take almost any job they can find to just have one, and companies in this country just send work to India and elsewhere because they can get help for 25 cents on the dollar.

Congress and the President don’t know what to do to help the country, well let me think, hmmm, maybe STOP shipping job’s over sea’s when you have perfectly talented people here willing and wanting to work!

I love this country, I really do, but each day I love it a little less. 

It’s so damn sad.

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Corporate Boom Town

by David Friday, July 22, 2011 10:07 AM

Strong second quarter earnings for most of America’s top corporations.

Unemployment still high.

Corporations still laying off and not hiring.

Sometimes it ain’t worth getting out of bed.

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OfficeMax and the MaxAssurance Lie

by David Friday, December 3, 2010 5:26 PM

It’s a rip-off, plain and simple rip-off.  Here’s the story. 

Back in September of 2009 I bought two Sheemax executive office chairs, model number 0001149100996.  Now I’ve owned many office chairs before, and I know that typically what happens is that after a period of time the pneumatic cylinder in them wears out and then, every time you sit in the chair, it just slowly sinks down.  REAL annoying.

In fact, that is why I was buying two new chairs, to replace two that had the same problem that were about three years old. So anyway, I buy these two chairs, they were on sale, for $129 each.  Of course when I go to check out, the nice lady at the register asks if I want the extended warranty, the “MaxAssurance”  service plan, which will cover the chair for an additional three years.  Like an idiot, I bought it, it was only $50, why not.

So, two years go by, and one of the chairs starts having the problem again, you sit in it, and it just slowly starts sinking.  Ok, cylinder shot, great.  I forget that I had bought the MaxAssurance plan, so my wife and I go to OfficeMax that evening and I buy another chair, but this time I get a $249 chair, and once again I get the MaxAssurance on it for $50.

Did I forget to mention it’s December of 2010, and Christmas is right around the corner?

After we get home and I get the thing together, it dawns on me that I had probably also bought the MaxAssurance on the other chairs as well.  So I get on the Internet, go to the OfficeMax site to check and sure enough, the chairs are covered till 2011.  WOOT, I can get it fixed and not throw it out, then give it to my son.

So I’m online, where you fill out a “Service Request” explaining the problem and asking to get it fixed.  They even have a troubleshooting article that describes the problem and it tells you to fill out a service request.  Awesome.

Nope, hang on, Service Request Denied.  Huh?  What?  Ah yes, deep in the fine print, you know the fine print you have to read with a magnifying glass or microscope, where it lists what they do cover, the pneumatic cylinder isn’t covered.  MaxAssurance CRAP.

So I’m pissed, I go back to the store I bought it from, tell them I want my money back for the MaxAssurance I bought on the new chair because it doesn’t cover anything but very basic stuff, and that I was mislead by the salesman.  Which I was, because in his little speech to sell it to me, he even said the cylinder was covered.

Well they won’t refund the money, so sorry, can’t do that.  The guy lied to me.  So sorry, you misunderstood, we can no help you.

Ok, fine, I got suckered, I bought it, so the hell with it.  Well OfficeMax, you can kiss my ass, because I won’t be coming back to your store, and I sure as hell won’t be letting some punk ass kid talk me into one of these things again.

Learn through the school of hard knocks, that’s me.  Well folks, let this be a lesson to you, don’t fall for it.  The extended warranties that these places offer is nothing more then a way to take more of your money and put in their pocket.  Maybe somewhere, someplace, they have an honest warranty, but OfficeMax doesn’t.  Damn shame too, I’ve spent several thousand dollars at that store, for furniture, supplies, etc.  Well, no more.  Hell Wal-Mart or Best Buy are better. 

So OfficeMax you suckered me, congratulations, I fell for it.  I hope you enjoy my money, because you won’t be seeing anymore of it.

Oh and the new chair?  Well, why I was online I tried to go ahead and add it to the list of registered products, just in case.  No go, seems this chair is a special holiday promo, so sorry, we got you again!  Merry Christmas!

Gee my butt is starting to hurt.

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We are NOT going to die in 2012!

by David Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:46 AM

The movie 2012, suck’s actually.  Action wise it is pretty cool, lot’s of special effects and “I almost died” scene’s, but considering the story, it’s sucked.  I’m not a movie critic though, and this isn’t a critique of the movie.

This is about all the doomsday’s seer's and other nut jobs talking about how the Mayan’s foretold the end of the world in 2012.  The Mayans were an smart people, more advanced then other’s of the time, but they were not aliens and they didn’t know everything.  All this crap I hear about how they knew so much about astronomy, and science and all this about galactic alignment and what not.  POO POO on you!

If the Mayan’s were so damn advanced that they could predict the end of the world 2000 years later, then how come they all died out?  Huh, explain that!

I was watching the Sci-Fi, sorry SyFy, channel last night and they had this “documentary” on about 2012 and the end of the world, and all these “scientists” on talking about how the Mayan’s predicted the end of the world, and what’s going to happen, and galactic alignment, and solar flares, and all this horse manure nonsense stuff.

Does anybody remember several years ago when the doomsayers all came out and said all the planets in the solar system were going to align, and how the earth would be ripped apart.  Yea, that happened, right.

Same thing here folks.  As for solar cycles and solar flares, the sun goes through cycles all the time, solar flares of huge magnitudes erupt all the time, and we don’t die.  Sure it causes some problems with satellites, and makes for one hell-of-a display up north around Alaska and such, but that’s it.

All these so called scientists were saying on this show how the Mayan calendar talks about this 2012 year, sure, a galactic alignment, the Earth, Sun and center of our galaxy will be in a relatively straight line.  Heck, happens once every 25,000 years I think, so that would be something I would mark on calendar.

As for marking the end of the world, how do they know, heck we don’t even know.  And your going to believe a “prediction” from a people that not only disappeared, but also used to cut the hearts out of virgins to appease the God’s.  Nope, don’t think so.

Now if I’m wrong and we all die in 2012, well my sincerest apologies.  I’ll see you in the afterlife.  Hopefully.

Till later, be well and may the farce, I mean force, be with you.

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Bicyclists Addendum

by David Monday, October 19, 2009 1:10 PM

This is a follow-up to my original post about bicyclists.  A few of the comments that came through made me laugh, but were right on point, so I thought the post deserved a follow-up.

1. Just because spandex will stretch to almost any size, does not mean you should be wearing it, or at the very least, wearing it while on your bicycle peddling away.  I’m no small guy, and seeing someone with spandex slag hanging over the sides of the seat is just too much too handle.

2. Ride with traffic cause riding against traffic scares the hell out of the people driving, and besides, getting rear ended is a lot safer then getting hit head-on. 

3. Keep you bloody head up and watch the road and those around you.  Staring down at the grown, or checking out the blonde on the side of the road is dangerous, because you won’t see that dead raccoon in the road until it’s too late.

4. Yea it’s cool how you can just zip between cars that are stopped at a light, but don’t get pissed at me if I need to open my door to dump my cold coffee out just as your coming by.

5. Wear whatever color/style of shorts you want, but for the love of all that is holy, cover them up with something that doesn’t blind a person in the sun or make me try to see the happy face on your ass.

6. Some bicycle folks shave their legs, for whatever reason, which is fine, weird, but fine.  So either shave them, wear pants, or just go “au’natural”, but please, oh please, don’t grease them up, it just isn’t natural.

Well that’s it for now, until later!

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