Monday, April 5, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021
I just had my cry at 1:00 AM. I had to get it out of the way because later today I have to be the father and husband and rock. We'll be taking our dog Payton to the vet for the last time and saying goodbye.
We got this handsome Beagle/Australian Cattle Dog 5 years ago from a great place here in Erie called The ANNA Shelter. On their paperwork his name was Peyton, but this isn't a Peyton Manning kind of household, we're more a Walter Payton kind of group, so I changed the spelling. They took him in as a stray. He was there for a long time, got adopted and then was dropped back in to the shelter after he got heartworm and his owner didn't want to deal with it. The shelter took care of it and he sat there for 8 months.
I took my daughter there to look at some cute little fuzz ball we saw online. An older couple was signing the paperwork for it when we got there. So we went and looked at the rest. All the dogs were barking and going wild. Jumping and wanting attention. Except Payton. He just sat there, against his pen door, shy and quiet. Eventually we took him outside and spent some time with him. He was sweet and timid. We got my wife and son to come with our other dog to meet with him. (This is a requirement they have.) All went well and he came home with us.
He was afraid to go up stairs and it was a couple months before he tried. He was afraid to go on the couches, but once he realized he was allowed, he loved it. And if you got up he was skootching over to where you were, or he was jumping into your spot from another.
He was terrified of feet. Walking past him, swinging by him, whatever, he was terrified. It seemed clear he at some point was roughed up and abused. He had this one rib that was screwed up and stuck out weird. Oh, and he didn't bark. it was 4 months before we ever heard a peep from him. But when he found it, and saw he wasn't punished for being a dog, he used it. It was powerful with a howl on the end of it. When he got excited and howled it was hilarious because our other dog, Finnegan (a Shih Tzu) wanted to howl too. Eventually Payton taught him how to get his own little howl out.
Payton was always gentle. Always sweet. He didn't know how to play with other dogs or toys. When he finally played with a toy on Christmas, we were all so excited. He saw this and quickly you saw him walk with a little more pride, and lead you to the treats to reward him.
Payton loved fleece blankets and he loved to curl up on them, build a nest with them, and sometimes, cover only his head with them.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
It seems to be a quarterly event that Twitter gets upset and tries to attack and "cancel" comedian Bill Burr. What did he do that was so bad? Nothing! He got a gig announcing Grammy winners for the virtual part of the Grammy's that isn't the big TV production and a bunch of awards that white America and mainstream America/media doesn't give a shit about. Oh, and he made jokes. Including jokes at his inability to pronounce names correctly and the fact that his pasty white-male self was up there giving out awards for a number of "Latin" categories.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me"
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back
Heaven's waiting down on the tracks"
I wanna guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
And strap your hands 'cross my engines"
"Well brunettes are fine man And blondes are fun But when it comes to getting the dirty job done I'll take a red headed woman A red headed woman It takes a red headed woman To get a dirty job done Well listen up stud Your life's been wasted 'Til you've got down on your knees and tasted A red headed woman A red headed woman It takes a red headed woman To get a dirty job done Tight skirt, strawberry hair Tell me what you've got baby, waiting under there Big green eyes that look like, son They can see every cheap thing that you ever done Well I don't care how many girls you've dated, man But you ain't lived 'til you've had your tires rotated By a red headed woman A red headed woman It takes a red headed woman To get a dirty job done"
Listen, I'm not here to say we should cancel Bruce Springsteen...I don't speak for everyone, I speak for myself. I cancelled him from my musical preferences years ago, because I saw the bullshit, con-man he was. I often joked about the "You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright" line because its gotta be in the top 5 shittiest ways to tell someone you want to fuck them. But I find it odd how females pick and choose who they will tolerate what from, and Springsteen is one of those that baffles me. Dude is a fake and a scumbag.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
"You know that I can take it to the next level, baby/Hotter than the A-list, next one on my hit list/Baby, let me blow your mind tonight"
"The center of attention/Even when we're up against the wall/You got me in a crazy position/If you're on a mission, you got my permission"
"I got that boom boom/That you want/I don't think you should wait/One minute might be too late"
"There's only two types of guys out there/Ones that can hang with me and ones that are scared/So baby I hope that you came prepared/I run a tight ship, so beware"
"Interesting sense of style/Ten million dollar smile/Think I can’t handle that/Animal in the sack"
Baby, don't you wanna, dance upon me/(Are you ready?)/Leaving behind my name and age."
"I'm into phonography/And I like my blue tooth, buttons coming loose/I need my hands free/Then I let my mind roam/Playing with my ringtone/He got service, I've got service"
"I-I-I wanna go-o-o all the way-ay-ay taking out my freak tonight/I-I-I wanna show-o-o all the dir-ir-irt/I got running through my mind..."
"I'm not ashamed of my beauty, you can see what I got/Shouldn't I freak you out?/Imagine if I work it out/If I got on top, you're going to lose your mind/The way I put it down on you, you know should be up"
"Oh, it's so hot, and I need some air/And boy, don't stop cause I'm halfway there"
I hate the TV show, The Walking Dead. I think it's stupid, stupid and annoying, simple minded and crap! My wife and oldest daughter are big fans and put up with me mocking it. I don't know the full deal of the show. while they're watching it, I find something else to do, even if it's just sitting their and shitting on people on Twitter. But I have caught enough in the background and having watched some, that I feel strong about my opinion. But I also see that this show gave us a warning, that we are clearly ignoring.
The zombies were caused by something. These fucking zombies represent something like a Pandemic. But what has been the number one enemy to all of the characters in this show? It was not the pandemic/zombies. It's their fellow humans...and to be technical, their fellow Americans. Throughout the show Americans are killing Americans, stealing from Americans, double crossing, trapping, raping, murdering fellow Americans, instead of uniting and working together to not only wipe the Zombies, but figure out what caused this and try to fix it.
If you look at how Americans have behaved during COVID, you can see many are willing to go down that path. It started with people denying COVID was real, fueled even more by political leaders on the right who called it a "liberal hoax" as tool to "control us." We had a President, Trump who was on tape saying he knew how bad and deadly it was, but admitted he wanted and did downplay it. Even after the tapes came out he continued to downplay COVID and rally up his cult that it wasn't that bad and liberals just used it to attack him.
How bad wasn't/isn't it? 525,000 Americans dead and counting, that's how bad. And who has been the biggest enemy during COVID? Our fellow Americans. Starting from Trump, to members of Congress, to governors, state legislatures, mayors, to every day regular people who scream and cry about wearing masks. Who call wearing masks an infringement of their rights.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Texans love to use that old line, that "Everything is bigger in Texas." What's actually bigger in Texas is their, arrogance, their hypocrisy and their lies...Their bullshit!
For two days now, Republican lawmakers/politicians in and from Texas have been trying to cast the blame of their failures onto, "liberals," AOC, who's from New York, as well as President Biden and Vice President Harris. They are trying to say "green energy" is why millions of Texans have no power. Governor Abbott and Congressman Dan Crenshaw being the two loudest voices, along with Republican news network, FOX NEWS.
What they want you to ignore is the facts. Things that are public record, for anyone to see, as long as they actually want to see and know the facts. They are counting on people to 1. trust them and 2. be dumb or 3. both.
These lying bastards have been telling everyone that the mass power outages brought on by a historic (for Texas) Winter storm is because of the failings of "green energy." Wind and Solar being their top targets, as well as nuclear. What they aren't telling you is 88% of the power in Texas comes from coal and natural gas. Twenty hours ago, wind, solar and nuclear were all back online, while the coal and gas are not.
They made a big stink about wind turbines freezing up and needing to be de-iced. That right there is what got me looking into this, because up north, wind turbines never stopped working. For example, 14 degrees in Toronto and those things were still going. So what happened? Texas being greatly opposed to government regulations did not choose to implement the de-icing regulation when they put up their wind turbines. As a matter of fact, the electrical grid in Texas was deregulated, privatized and taken of interconnected networks to avoid federal regulation. Yet here they are trying to blame the federal government for their failures.
Funny how Republicans who claim to be the party of "personal responsibility" are always looking to blame someone else for their fuck-ups!
Let's also not forget the the many Texas Republicans like Ted Cruz who spent a great deal of time shit talking California for having power issues and rolling blackouts during this past years wildfires. Cruz along with fellow Texas Senator, John Cornyn voted against sending California any federal aide. Both also agreeing with Trump that "Blue States" shouldn't get help, ignoring the fact that "Blue States" carry the bulk of this country's economy. Yet both Senators Cruz and Cornyn were asking for Federal Emergency Funds this weekend before the storm even got bad. The majority of those Federal Emergency Funds come from tax revenue from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Washington.
I have friends in Texas and I hate to be shitting on their state and hope they don't take it personally, but people, we have to call out the lies. Stop letting the Politicians, their corporate interests and Fox News lie to you.