Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Remaking Red Dawn

The other day on facebook a friend (of a liberal persuasion) was bemoaning the remaking of Red Dawn with the enemy now being the Chinese North Koreans. For me, I think it would be more accurate if the enemy were U.S. Government forces. Why? Well, check the news:

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up of American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

Some might say, "That's crazy talk, Shermlock! They're only targeting terrorists who happen to be American citizens. You know, like when some crazy dude converts to Islam and joins Al-Qaeda!" Well, you'd better check on who the Government identifies as a terrorist before you roll over and go back to sleep.

Friday, November 25, 2011

No Obligatory Thanksgiving Post?

I'm not obliged to do anything here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

POP! <-- Sound Of My Head

Warning: Below is another rant with course language.

I shouldn't let stuff like this get to me:

Super Bowl Volunteers Still Needed

In part:
The Super Bowl Host Committee is looking for a few good volunteers.

Organizers are lookin [sic] for Indy residents 18 and older who want to volunteer to work the week of the big game as part of the recycling collection team. Others are needed to assist with the "NFL Fan Experience."
All I can say to the Super Bowl Host Committee is, "FUCK YOU!" You folks better pay and pay good. For anyone thinking of responding to their request: Doing "volunteer" work that is of any benefit for the millionaire/billionaire club that is the NFL is just stupid. Go ahead and be a Useful Idiot for the Super Bowl Host Committee if you want. Myself, I hope they eat shit and die.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jumping The Shark

Well now the DHS is warning us about thawing our turkeys before we deep fry them:

DHS issues Turkey fryer warning

Ok. Enough is enough. If the fucking Department of Homeland Security has the time and resources to instruct us on how to cook our turkeys, it's time to make deep and significant cuts to their funding. Butterball can warn us without using our tax dollars and feeling us up when we want to travel to see grandma at Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Today's TSA Follies

Harold Rodman, TSA worker, arrested for sexual assault

In part:
The suspect, Harold Glen Rodman, 52, allegedly was wearing his uniform and displayed a badge to the victim, a 37-year-old woman.

Police arrested Rodman on Nov. 20. He is charged with aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration, forcible sodomy and abduction with intent to defile.
Takin' his work home with him.

Elementary, my dear Whatsit.

They're investigating the exploding manholes here in Indy. I know at deer camp they were caused by day-old poppers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Same Old Same Old

Here in Indy, if you voted "R" or "D" yesterday I don't want to hear any future complaining about how "nothing has changed" or "things are still getting worse." You had your chance.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Voting Day

Today it's, "Which side of the shit sandwich do you want to take a bite from? " I don't want the shit sandwich. I voted Libertarian.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thanks, Simons!

I didn't like the Simon Property Group. The Simons own a number of the malls around here and are part of the "No firearms allowed" fuckwits. I now hate them with a passion:

Simon sues state over sales-tax loophole for

In part:
Simon Property Group Inc. has filed suit against the Indiana Department of Revenue in an attempt to force the state to collect sales taxes from Inc.

The Indianapolis-based mall powerhouse said it filed the suit Thursday not to collect "monetary damages" but to level the playing field for Indiana's brick-and-mortar retailers including the tenants at its 27 Indiana shopping centers.
Now, this is the same Simon Property Group, owners of the Pacers, that:

1. Received $30 million dollars of taxpayer money from the Capital Improvement Board here in Indianapolis to run the arena the Pacers play in because the billionaire Simons were supposedly losing money even when the Pacers were successful.*

2. Were allowed to build a brand-spanking-new headquarters on green space at the corner of Washington Street and Capitol Avenue in downtown Indy AND get a ten-year tax abatement.

There's already a mechanism in place for us to pay the State of Indiana the equivalent of sales tax for online purchases but the Simons want to compel the State of Indiana to jam its hand in my pocket to remove sales tax because the Simons charge too high of rent at their shitty malls so the tenants can't sell goods at a price that would let them compete with Amazon's online sales.

So my message here to the hypocrites at the Simon Property Group:

Fuck. You.

*Cry me a river. You seem to have some business sense. Sell 'em if you're loosing losing money on the investment.