Sunday, November 04, 2012
But why should The One respond?
NYC, and all of the Northeast are what's called a captive constituency. They will vote for Obama on Tuesday no matter what. So why should he bust his hump saving their sorry asses when he has more important things to do?
Like win Ohio.
This is the problem a State finds itself in when the people of that State show slavish loyalty to one political party. There's no reason for that party to rush to the rescue of that population; no reason to expend political capital on them when they're already won over to the party. We see this whenever California gets into a jam too. The party the majority re-elects without fail will mouth comforting words, but do nothing. They don't have to. They will get re-elected no matter what. And so it is with New York City and the rest of the Northeast. They will vote for Obama on Tuesday, even if they are starving as they vote.
And Obama knows this.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I can't believe I did that...
I actually donated money to Mitt Romney's campaign last night. If told me a year ago that I'd be doing that, I'd have told you to put down the meth pipe. But lately, the guy had been saying things that only a conservative would; like acknowledging the existence of the 10th Amendment. Or refusing to take the "reasonable gun control" bait that Candy Crowley was trolling the other night.
If only he'd been talking like this a year ago.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I'm not what you'd call a Romney supporter. He was my last choice in the primaries. But this crap makes me want to go out and donate to the guy.
I really don't think that they wanted my answers.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
We're still going 'round and 'round with the yutzs at the solar power company. I've been trying for months to pay them what they're owed.
This started with the lazy, idiot salesman who didn't want to redo the paperwork from a lease to a sale. Instead, he lied and claimed that this was just how the company liked to do things. At the time it seemed silly, but "whatever" we'd thought.
Next up were the dishonest weasels at the lease servicing company. They, of course, don't want to talk to us about buying the system. How would they make a dime off of that? I get that. But instead of telling us to contact the actual vendor, they pretended to be the vendor and claimed that they never do sales; just leases. But a quick check of the (real) vendor's site shows that they do, indeed, sell their systems.
So now, about once a week, I write or call the vendor trying to get them to straighten this out. Only one person has responded, after sufficient nagging on my part. She tried to get someone to contact us, but they're ignoring her just like they ignore me.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
We just installed solar panels at the sprawling Redcloak family compound. This is something we would never have done without the stupidly generous subsidy that LADWP provides for this not-ready-for-prime-time technology. But, we saw this as a rare opportunity to get back some small portion of the moolah they've extracted from us over the years.
The company we dealt with, who shall remain nameless, but their name rhymes with sunflower, sold us on the project with the quality of their cells. While they're idiots, and their contractor is an asshat, the cells they make are beautiful. But, had we known what sort of semi-trained chimps would be sent to install the system, we would have walked away.
First off, it took 6 months from start to finish. This ain't rocket science! And, the city of L.A. does most of the work for you. Next, the chimps installed their gear in a spot where the building and safety inspector was bound to reject it. The job foreman even warned them that it was a bad location. That added 2 weeks as they tried to con me into additional, and unnecessary, work to relocate an air conditioning compressor. And by additional, I mean they wanted more money from me. The asshat contractor insisted that the inspector was fine with where he placed his gear, but that the A/C would have to move to get it away from the main electrical panel. Numbnuts finally caved when I spoke to the inspector myself and uncovered the lie. It then took the foreman (the one competent person in their entire operation!) intervening with the inspector to get the installation approved.
So now it's up and running. And last night, at about 10, my wife looks out the window and sees something funny in the yard. There are 2 signs out there. At first, I thought they were illegally placed campaign signs. It turns out that they were advertising signs placed by the idiot contractor! You'll be happy to know that I recycled them. I'm waiting for the call from them asking what happened to their signs. I'd love the opportunity to inform them that I wouldn't recommend them to someone I didn't like; let alone one of my neighbors.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Actually, I thought that Sarah Silverman's abortion tweet was pretty funny; though I'm laughing at a joke she probably didn't intend to make.
What makes the joke funny is the fact that there probably are liberal women out there who would get pregnant just to have an abortion for political reasons. That kind of crazy is really there on the left.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
The exchange from Jake Tapper at ABC:
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile
defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Friday, March 09, 2012
I have a long commute, but it takes me past the Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills. Last night I had some time, so I stopped and had a pint of their signature IPA. This is a very tasty brew; big hop flavor and aroma in addition to the bitterness you expect of an American IPA.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
On the way into work this morning, I heard that Jerry Brown, in addition to wanting to raise taxes, is still insisting on spending $100,000,000 on his high speed train boondoggle. Now that train may be fine and dandy for someone commuting to Corcoran, it doesn't do anyone else a bit of good. (I suppose that I should say "anyone who isn't latched onto the public teat".)
Just for giggles, I looked into what it would take to use the existing train to go to work. Only $170 per week would do it, provided that my boss doesn't mind me getting in at 10am. Of course, if Jerry Brown gets his way, I won't have that $170 to spend on train fare. It would go toward building a bullet train to Corcoran instead.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Ok... So I really didn't drift away from writing about beer.
I finally got around to kegging a beer from November. Either I'm really patient or really lazy. Either way, that beer really cleared out.
I'm writing this at the bar at Ladyface. I'm drinking a wine barrel aged ale. It's a sour that's really tasty.