July 26, 2006

Registering Libertarian

I've been increasingly growing disgusted with the Repubican party. I agree with its stance on terror, economics, and world governance. But when it comes to individual freedoms, the Republican party is growing more and more controlling. Trying to limit free speech, define marriage, and increase no knock raids in the "war on drugs".

Most recently though congress is overstepping their authority by going after internet gambling sites like Betonsports and goldenpalace.

Walter Williams discusses the problem here and Reason Institute discusses it here

It truly disgusts me that the Republican party is doing this. Bible thumping moralists are running the party now, and I don't want to be affiliated with it. So active today, I am going to switch parties.

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July 22, 2006

Lady in the Water Review

Last night, I saw Lady in the Water. It was somewhat an unusual film, in that it doesn't follow the same mold of Shyamalan's movies.

It is advertised as a children't fairy tale, and that is exactly what it is. Don't expect it to make sence all the time, it is quite illogical at times, but as long as you go into the movie expecting a big twist (there is none) or expect the creepiness of The Sixth Sense you will enjoy this movie.

I thought the movie was pretty good. Afterall, a movie should entertain, and be fun. Most of the movies I've enjoyed the most in my life were ones that didn't make sense, but instilled a sense of child-like wonder in me. This movie did just that.

The only weak point of the movie was the cinematography. It lacked the punch and deliberateness of his previous films. Overall, I enjoyed the movie for what it was. Two and a half stars out of four.

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July 20, 2006

Tomorrow I see my "Lady"

Tomorrow "Lady in the Water" M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie comes out. I'm a huge M. Night fan. I think his stories are good, and more importantly, his directing, use of angles, shots, and tracking are outstanding.

Many people hate him, and want him to fail. Just take a look at Lady in the Water's reviews at Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics pan it. They always do. I don't care. These people who review movies for a living are fucking losers. Get a real job, and leave the enjoying of movies to someone who works for a living and needs an escape, and not some life affirming message, like most of these critics want movies to be.

Here is proof that the critics are retarded. They gave The Three Burials of Melquaidas Estrada an 83% "fresh rating". I thought it was awful. There were flashbacks during flashbacks, and I think there even was a flash sideways. Total garbage. It made no sense. But the critics loved it.

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July 19, 2006

Glenn Renyolds

Glenn Renyolds, or Instapundit as many of you know him is actually a lawyer. And you know how much I love lawyers.

His best known case was when he successfully sued to require that all section 8 and low income housing to use lead paint and asbestos in construction. Also during the lawsuit he successfully lobbied for the removal of smoke detection devices in those buildings.

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Police State

The police scare me, not because I am a law breaker, but because these flatfoots are becoming more and more paramiliatary. Their role has gone from protector of citizens, to those who try at every chance to usurp the rights of citizens.

Radley Balko points to the Dallas Swat, who recently took down a poker game.

A&E's cameras were in tow, taping a show on the swat. Look at what I mean by paramilitary

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A mixed Veto

President Bush today issued his first veto. It was on a measure that would have expanded federal funding on Stem Cells. Remember, Bush is the first President to EVER fund any stem cell research. He just vetoed an expansion of it.

Though I agree he should have vetoed it, I don't agree on his reasoning.

He cited moral and religious reasons, instead of the more compelling reasons that we should not be funding research at all, instead leaving it to the private sector to do.

About time he vetoed a spending plan, too bad he used an ethical reason on the sanctity of life instead of conservative fiscal reasons.

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July 18, 2006

A woman scored, or is it?

Is the case of the blog, That Girl Emily a case of a woman scored over her cheating husband, or a case of viral marketing?

Hopefully soon we'll find out!!

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July 15, 2006

I hate Taylor Hicks

I hate Taylor Hicks, more specifically, I hate those commercials with him singing the praises of Ford.

Now, I'm not much of a Ford man, or an American car fan at all, but these annoying commercials which seem to play twice every break, make me want to do two things: Not ever buy a Ford, and to stop watching television entirely.

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July 14, 2006

More proof Islam is Evil

If you want more proof that Islam is evil. Pure evil, read the hatred and bias over at Al Jazeera.com

It makes me want to puke.

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More proof Islam is Evil

If you want more proof that Islam is evil. Pure evil, read the hatred and bias over at Al Jazeera.com

It makes me want to puke.

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Gonna turn your brown eye blue

Did you know that Kate Bosworth (Lois Lane from the new Superman movie) has one brown eye and one blue eye?

Take a look

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Puppy Mills

This is really sad, it is about puppy millls. Whenever I see some dolt paying $500 for a puppy at a pet store, I cringe.

I know how dangerously overcrowded our shelters are, and how good these animals are, why would someone buy a dog from a store, perpetuating these puppy mills' existenence?

What breaks my heart the most is the despite the horrible conditions, these dogs still wag their tails and seem happy to see people.

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July 13, 2006

A bad job story

I read this story on a web-site about bad bosses. I would post my story, but the web-site is an affiliate of the ALF-CIO, and I hate unions.

Here is my bad boss story:

Right out of college I worked for a clothing retailer in their corporate offices. It was a small company, and all the head bosses were brothers, with the main boss being the father. They were all miserable people, who routinely took to swearing horribly if you did something wrong, and never thanked you for doing something right.

Despite being office workers, hired to do office work, they often made us work in the warehouse because they were too cheap to hire enough warehouse workers.

When the old man found out I could drive stick shift, he started making me drive the large delivery truck, making deliveries to many of their stores. Despite not having a valid Comercial Drivers License (CDL), this soon became my second job. Driving a truck without a CDL is a against the law, and punishable by hefty fines that I would be responsible for.

It was nothing for them to come into my cubicle at 4:45 and say, not ask, "Your gonna go here, here, and here...) It was common for me not to get home untill 3 or 4 in the morning, only to have to be at my desk job at 8am, no exceptions or comp time.

When I started hesitating when they wanted me to work Saturdays and Sundays, they eventually fired me. But it was so bad, I was getting physically ill before I had to go to work in the mornings. It was awful.

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July 10, 2006

Minimum Wage will hurt not help

Governor Ed Rendel just signed into law an increase in the state minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.15 over the next two years. People for the increase say that it is needed to help people get out of poverty. They don't realize that most emplolyers already pay over the minimum wage. And the ones that do pay only the minimum wage do so because the jobs they have are low skilled jobs, most are teens that are just starting out.

But raising the minimum wage will really hurt the people that it is meant to help.

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July 09, 2006

The Devil wore Prada

I just got back from seeing the Devil Wears Prada. I really enjoyed this movie. Ann Hathaway was beautiful and funny, and Meryl Streep, in addition to reminding me of my mother at times, was excellent as the boss from Hell. This movie is one of the best I've seen in a long time, and I reccomend it highly.

Also, I saw another preview for Lady in The Water, by M. Night Shaymalan, and I can't decide if this is supposed to be a horror movie, or a "Bedtime Story" as this movie poster suggests. Whatever it is, I will see it because I love his movies.


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July 07, 2006

An interesting economic trend

There is an interesting trend developing in the world of economics, Google Trends says so

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July 05, 2006

Medical Minute

I like reading about myths that people belive, like you can get sick by being cold, or that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's.

Here are some more

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July 01, 2006

Cops kill drunk man

Pennsylvania State Police effectively killed a man, hours after arresting him for drunk driving. They arrested him yards from his house, handcuffed him, and took him to the hospital for a blood alcohol test. While walking into the hospital the man stumbled and fell. Unable to break his fall, he hit his head and died.

Edward Ambruch, 64, died after falling on his head outside a hospital while in the custody of state troopers from the Hazleton barracks, said police. Ambruch had been arrested moments before, at about 2 a.m., on evidence of drunken driving while traveling on state Route 3020 in Black Creek Township.

Police say Ambruch stumbled on the pavement at Hazleton General Hospital on East Broad Street, where he was going for a blood-alcohol test, and was unable to break his fall because his hands were handcuffed. He hit his head on the pavement, police said, and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He died at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday.

Ambruch’s son, 47-year-old Thomas Ambruch of Canton, Pa., said he and other family members talked with a Hazleton barracks supervisor who wasn’t on scene when his father fell. He said the supervisor told him one trooper went to the hospital door and another stayed back near the car, leaving Ambruch alone.

“No one was paying attention to my father,” Thomas Ambruch said. “Once police take custody of you, they have to assume some responsibility for your safety.”

I say that the officers responsible for this man's death should not only lose their jobs, their pensions, but also be charged with manslaughter. It is overzealous policing that lead to his arrest in the first place. He was only 20 yards from his home. According to cops, he was falling down drunk. If he was, why was he left alone?

Knowing how cops work, they will put them on 'administrative leave', probably with pay, and after a half-hearted investigation will be covered up.

Cops jobs is to protect their own power, and the power of an ever increasingly intrusive government.

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