Friday, December 23, 2011

     Just checking through Amazon's list of free movies on their Prime membership.  Oldies.  And the latest movies, still gotta pay through the nose for them.  Given the movie industry's backing of the draconian SOPA bill, their utter 1%er attitude toward their tired and pathetic products, I'm soon expecting new rules on movie viewing from them.  "Send us the severed head of your favorite pet, then, maybe, we'll let you watch a movie."
     Ever read a book?  Ever play a video game? I highly recommend both activities.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Can't discuss conspiracy theories, can't look like a tin-foil hat type.  Dig this:
Financial records from 1985 and 2001 show that Rockwell, Paul's congressional chief of staff from 1978 to 1982, was a vice president of Ron Paul & Associates, the corporation that published the Ron Paul Political Report and the Ron Paul Survival Report. The company was dissolved in 2001. During the period when the most incendiary items appeared—roughly 1989 to 1994—Rockwell and the prominent libertarian theorist Murray Rothbard championed an open strategy of exploiting racial and class resentment to build a coalition with populist "paleoconservatives," producing a flurry of articles and manifestos whose racially charged talking points and vocabulary mirrored the controversial Paul newsletters recently unearthed by The New Republic.
Not to make too big a thing about this, because this is just nutty conspiracy talk, but if one were to take these things seriously, it would indicate an on-going plot against American democracy.  When combined with the actions of 1%ers like the Koch brothers, a chill settles over the mind.  But of course the mainstream media wouldn't touch this stuff with a ten-foot pole.  Can't ever talk openly about conspiracies and be taken seriously.
     The comment posters at inspire in me a feeling of existential dread.  Are their rambling, angry missives truly representative of the thought processes of my fellow human beings?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Narcissism is just so unattractive in a human being, but even more so for an entire industry.  Hollywood, the music industry, and big pharma want to kill the internet as it exists today because....well, because all of reality orbits around them.  God knows, we can't have anything interfere with these three vacuuming up every last spare penny we have, otherwise, just maybe, we might then realize that the world does not revolve around these fuckers.
The IT guy finally showed up.  The internet is back in business.  I suspect this was a firmware update gone bad, but the IT guy was mute about it all. About fifty people can get back online again.  Such aggro, not being able to access anything but email!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Well, this sucks

Century Link is so unreliable here in Albuquerque, the apartment complex is gonna switch to Comcast sometime in the next three weeks.....but up until then, I only have a spotty internet connection.  I can't even access my own web site,  Just great, can't update it, can't do research on the web.  I feel like going down to the nearest Century Link office and tuning up one of their scumbag supervisors.  But I'm not Tony Soprano.  Wish I were, but I'm not.

Meanwhile, because Google essentially IS the internet, I can write this.  I can even do a google search.  Can't access any of the sites I might find on a google search, but I can look at their links.

Here's hoping Century Link goes broke real soon.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Who's smoking? Oh, it's Arizona.

     The people of Arizona have decided to burn their state to the ground.  I wouldn't mind, but the smoke's drifting over into New Mexico where I live.  So I had to buy an air purifier.  Tomorrow, it's something to make the place smell of something other than smoke.
     Why this persecution of the lowly indent?  Gotta put 'em in the old-fashioned way, one space at a time.  What's up with that?  Nevermind, just another pet peeve.  I have so many of them, they pile up like a mountain of sand in my mind.
     First post, more of an experiment than anything else.  Gonna try to embed this sucka in my home page.  We'll see how that goes.