Last week I flew off to Albuquerque for a job interview. I’ve been looking out here in Austin and fired off a ton of resumes but nothing came up so I took the one that came through which means that – once again – I get to load a truck, get the cats into a carrier, and hit the road. We’ll probably do it in two days and stop in Lubbock TX as the midpoint because if we tried to push all the way through my parents would skin me alive when we got there.
The job isn’t in my field, but it seems that no one is hiring in the game design field right now probably because everyone is waiting to see how badly the lame duck Congress is going to molest them before the end of the year. I’ll be doing customer service on the phone and also trying to get a part time job as well to bring in some extra cash until I can get something going in my field which will hopefully happen sometime in the coming year.
Still have the thesis to finish up but that is just going to have to happen when it happens because with our first kid on the way providing food, shelter, clothing and medical insurance takes a much higher priority than getting the piece of paper.
Since most everything is still in storage it shouldn’t be too much trouble getting it all onto a truck and hitting the road. Plus, thanks to some help on the other end from my parents who did a lot of house hunting for us, we now have a nice 3 bedroom place to move into that has gas stove, fireplace and a two car garage so I will have a place to not only park, but also some workshop room since we only have the Saturn.
So, I won’t be blogging for a bit (not that anyone would really notice) as we get everything loaded up and moved on out. Pictures will follow – most likely taken by my lovely wife and mother of of my child.
It figures that MSNBC would give this douchebag airtime and start the whole thing out with:
“From the wrongful wars to the corrupt economy, to the special interests in the six industries that control every politician in this country,the political system itself; 75% of all districts in the most competitive election ever weren’t even up for grabs last week and to clear our problems may require more drastic measures.”
So the wars we are fighting, which Congress voted on and approved, are wrongful because…. oh yeah, they just don’t like it. So, it doesn’t matter if all the laws were followed in the steps leading to these wars, if a lefty doesn’t like it, it’s wrong.
And the economy that is corrupt? Well, who’s responsible for creating the institutions that (as our Teleprompter Jesus likes to say) drove us into the ditch??? Let’s see – Fannie Mae was created back in 1970 when Democrats had control of both the House (243 – 192) and the Senate (57 – 43).
Fannie Mae is the one that expanded their lending under Clinton so that they gave loans to people that couldn’t afford to pay the loan back and to top it all of, in 2005 when the Bush administration pushed to get some regulatory oversight of them was met with such push back from the Democrats and RINO’s (who again controlled Congress) that it never reached the Senate floor and eventually we watched as the housing market crashed and pulled everything down with it.
As for the “Six industries that control every politician” maybe he should open his eyes a little wider. Seems to me the ones with the most union money in their pockets have always been the Democrats. Union money went 90% Democrat. As for what the ‘six industries are’ I won’t play guessing games and intuit what one he is referring to, to me this comes off as a throw away line. He spouts that and we are supposed to nod our heads and just agree without any kind of names or numbers.
The ‘author’ also likes to use big words like ‘duopoly’ (that means Republicans and Democrats together) and to them the only answer to this political turmoil that could come from within the system is that we need another FDR. Yeah, we need another FDR like we need another WWII. There is no problem that can’t be made worse by the government throwing money at it. If they REALLY wanted money to come from the top 2% and make it to the working classes, government theft of that money isn’t the way to do it. Instead might I suggest a little remembered solution to a financial crisis that Calvin Coolidge came up with? He lowered taxes across the board, reduced government spending and gave our country a little time period we refer to as “The Roaring Twenties” which saw the largest growth of the middle class that we have ever seen.
The douchebag author also scoffs at reducing the size of government. Why? Well, that would put those poor government employees out of a job which would add to unemployment. The stupidity is so thick here you would need a chainsaw to cut it. They keep talking and whining, but the part I love best is they go on about how the political system isn’t changing and that there isn’t any “third party” that is stepping in to change things. I guess neither one of them watched any of the TEA party rallies or saw how many TEA party backed candidates were elected into office across the nation.
Nope, we are a whole crapload of doom and gloom here at MSNBC. The country is lost and the only way to save it – as a last resort of course - is to have a violent revolution because no meaningful change every happens without violence.
Yeah, I can’t wait for them to try that one.
Oh, and his so called “political cartoons” are not only unfunny, but the artwork is crap.
No, not that one. It’s not due for a few more months. This is what I’m talking about
Was over at Wallyworld getting some jumper cables when I walked past a display of these for only $20.00 bucks and I had to grab one.
Some of the best times I had when I was a kid was when my dad and I, or my brother and I, would run down to the front acre and hang a target on an old shed that was out there and spend the afternoon practicing our plinking skills.
There was of course this one time that my brother decided it would be very funny to shoot me in the a.. – er in the ‘upper thigh’ area to see how much it would hurt, and while it did sting we both got a good laugh. I got him back by returning the favor when he wasn’t expecting it. 30 years later though as we all sat around the Thanksgiving table with our wives and, in my other brother’s case, children. Middle brother looks over at me and says “Remember when I shot you in the butt that one time?” and we started cracking up.
Mom though, who had never heard this story (Because we weren’t stupid) looks over and says “What? When did this happen?” and then proceeded to chew us both out for doing something so unsafe. I finally looked at her and said “Mom, it was over thirty years ago, you can’t ground us for it now!”
She was still a little mad.
In our defense, we DID follow the four rules of gun safety in a twisted kind of way. We did treat the weapon as if it was loaded; We did point the muzzle at what we were wanting to shoot; We did keep our fingers off the trigger until we were ready to shoot; And, we were both ABSOLUTELY sure of what we were shooting when we pulled the trigger.