Thursday, June 30, 2005

Communistic or Capitalistic?

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How very interesting....

One of my co-workers is pretty much a conservative libertarian. He's a hunter, fisher, and he and I disagree on most things political. However with that said, he is probably one of the guys I enjoy most in the office. He's pretty laid back, has a biting sarcastic humor, and is just a good guy.

So both of us had learned about that Supreme Court's decision and he turns to me and says, "How communistic!" I blinked back in surprise. "Communistic? You mean Capitalistic! This is a private corporation going after an individual's property."

He said, "Yeah, but it's government who is giving it to them, so isn't that Communistic?"

I just blinked stupidly, not even knowing how to address this.

In my mind, this was a case of the government bending over to accommodate a corporation. This wasn't communism at all. Communism, in its purest form which is probably unattainable due to human nature, is about sharing resources and wealth and distributing it equally to all. How can this be considered as communism?

In a way, I could see it from his point of view... but how would I go about changing this world view?

 
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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Clear the way for Economic Growth!

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Okay, we have to start a section called Bwahahahahahas cause there's just too many not to categorize them.

Today's entry comes courtesy of Freestar Media, LLC. These wonderful people are proposing to build a hotel called the Lost Liberties Hotel on a Supreme Court Justice's home. Since they deemed it constitutional that a region can take away private property and give it away to another private person for economic development, why not go after a Justice's home.

 
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The Thing I miss Most

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Ugh. She's gone for less than 24 hours and I miss her. The thing I miss most?

Sending her links through AIM. She and I chat throughout the day with both of us sending each other links. It's actually a wonder she and I talk so much in addition to our IM'ing.

Anyway, I just had about three links I wanted to show her. *sigh* And 3-1/2 more hours of work to go. However, I just received notice that my bifocals are in and I can go pick them up tonight.

*heavy sigh* Bifocals. I remember the day my mother got hers.

 
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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Sim City 4

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We're spending waaaaaay too much on games. But here's my latest acquisition: Sim City 4 for the Mac. I owned the original Sim City, then got into The Sims and never looked back. This weekend, I thought, hmm since Bratworse is going away for a week, how will I keep out of trouble? I know! Get Sim City 4!

Okay, aside here. I just have to say, that one of the BIGGEST PET PEEVES I have, is being ignored in the Mac section of CompUSA. Is it cause I'm a girl? Is it cause I'm standing in the Mac section? I saw TWO employees helping out ONE person and neither employee would look my way.

Anyway, back to Sim City 4. I'd forgotten how much fun it was to zone some land, then wait and watch Sims move in, upgrade the housing, and zip around a city I zoned. And yes, it TOTALLY qualifies as a stoner game.

 
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Monday, June 27, 2005

Blow bubbles, not smoke

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Dang it! I knew I forgot to do something at the Pride Parade yesterday.

Bratworse and I ran into a friend, who was wearing a bottle that said "Blow bubbles, not smoke." We meant to go get one each, but somehow forgot.

Speaking of NOT blowing smoke... it's been about 3 months now since I quit smoking cigarettes. Yesterday was a tad of a chore... I smelled fresh smoke almost every where I went. Oh, and my dreams haven't been helping either. I've been dreaming of cigarettes and smoke.

As always, I am reminded that I will never be a non-smoker. Just a smoker who doesn't smoke anymore.

 
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June 27, 2005 - Guitarist

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June 27, 2005

Happy Birthday Guitarist (my secret code name for ya, everyone's got a secret code name originated by me!

Eventually I'll figure out something neat to either get you or put up for you.

I thought about drawing something, but you're a much better drawer than I, so that option was defeated. Than I thought about saying something real nice and sincere about you on my page, but the only thing that comes to mind when I start thinking about you is:

bourbon chicken and plantans

 
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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Amazing...

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to watch a delivery and pick-up in action. During the S.F. pride parade, Bratworse and I witnessed the following:





The biker was part of the bike messenger contingent; wonder if he got more than a signature for the delivery of the pink rose?

 
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Misc.

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Here are all of our posts on Ms. Cell Annie:

Air Ports, Air Planes, and Air Delays 2005/07/06bw
Blogher, I Don't Even Know Her!2005/08/10r.i.
Blow bubbles not smoke2005/06/27r.i.
Calling All Inventors2005/05/12r.i.
Distorted Dreams2005/07/04r.i.
Dreadlogging 2005/07/11bw
Fog2005/08/27bw
Fog Blogging2005/09/05bw
Good Vibrations2005/08/03r.i.
Huh?2005/04/12 r.i.
Liar Liar2005/08/01r.i.
The Lieing Cycle2005/07/08bw
More Requests and Refusals2005/07/18r.i.
New One2005/07/26r.i.
Pheonix Union 2005/07/11bw
Postal Anyone?2005/04/14r.i.
Question for the Ages2005/01/14r.i.
Recycling Puzzlements2005/07/18r.i.
Regional Loyalties are Hard to Shake2005/08/22r.i.
Requests and Refusals2005/07/11r.i.
Tables on Blogger2005/08/19bw
Voting2004/11/02 r.i.
The Weather Report2005/08/16bw
What We Look Like Together2005/07/06r.i.

 
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Thoughts

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Here are our Reveries & Paranoias:

 
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Cool

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Here are all of our posts about Cool Shit:

 
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Gay

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Here are all of our posts about Scary Gay Stuff (and yes, that includes Lesbian stuff):

 
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Art

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Discussions about the many facets of art:


 
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Relatives

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Here are all of our posts about our relatives:

 
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Gaming

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Here are all of our posts on Gaming-Obsess Much?:

 
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Politics

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Here are all of our posts on politics and all that b.s.: (Greyed out ones are time-relevant so unless you want to see what the heat of the moment arguments, don't bother)
Abandon Ship!2004/09/01r.i.
And Those Twins!2004/09/17r.i.
Answers, Please2004/09/23r.i.
Are You Calling Me a Liar?2005/01/18r.i.
As Pols Spin2004/09/07r.i.
Being Right Brings No Joy2005/05/11r.i.
Bush's Stinginess2004/12/30r.i.
Celebration of Mediocrity2005/01/20r.i.
Charlatans and How to Catch 'Em2005/05/10r.i.
A Cheap and Tawdry Trick2004/10/14r.i.
CNN's Offbeat Pictures2005/05/27r.i.
Confusion in Perspectives2005/04/20r.i.
Debt Society2005/03/08r.i.
The Death of My Father2005//03/30r.i.
Defining Blogging - Journalism?2005/03/04r.i.
Division, Subtraction Just Doesn't Add Up2004/08/10r.i.
Enough! I Want My Money Back!2005/03/23r.i.
Enough With the Snark!2005/02/09r.i.
Equal Opportunity2005/02/23r.i.
Fairness2005/08/16r.i.
First Impressions of the Presidential Debate2004/09/30r.i.
Flip-Flopping Away2004/09/01r.i.
A Football Metaphor2004/09/22r.i.
For Those of You Still Thinking about Privatizing Social Security...2005/05/19r.i.
[Forgot to title this]2005/02/18r.i.
The G.I. Jane of Journalists2005/04/13r.i.
Govenator or Governator2004/09/15r.i.
The Grand Lake Blogging2005/09/05bw
Happy 1st Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/02r.i.
Happy 2nd Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/03r.i.
Happy 3rd Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/04r.i.
Happy 4th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/05r.i.
Happy 7th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/08r.i.
Happy 8th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/09r.i.
Happy 9th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/10r.i.
Happy 10th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/11r.i.
Happy 11th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/12r.i.
Happy 14th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/15r.i.
Happy 15th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/16r.i.
Happy 16th Day of Vacation, George aka Precedent Setting President2005/08/17r.i.
Happy 17th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/18r.i.
Happy 18th Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/19r.i.
Happy 21st Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/22r.i.
Happy 22nd Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/23r.i.
Happy 23rd Day of Vacation, George!2005/08/24r.i.
Hawaii to the Forefront2004/08/26r.i.
How's the View from Up Here? Cynical, Thank You Very Much2004/10/07r.i.
How Texas Supports Troops2005/08/18r.i.
Hmm... Could it Be?2005/03/31r.i.
I am Gay But Not a Hooker2005/02/25r.i.
Idealism by Another Name2004/08/05r.i.
If You See CIA Heading Your Way2004/09/10r.i.
I Love It 32005/03/10r.i.
I'm Still Trying to Wrap My Head Around What Happened...2004/11/03r.i.
Insomnia2004/11/03r.i.
Is It My Imagination or?2005/02/02r.i.
It's Sad2004/11/12r.i.
It's So Great to be an American2005/02/16r.i.
It's time to Play2005/02/16r.i.
Its What We're Doing, Not What We Are2004/11/23r.i.
It Wasn't About Values2005/01/19r.i.
Job Searching2005/07/28bw
Kicking a Gift Horse in the Mouth2005/05/26r.i.
Kindness - Bwahahahaha2005/03/17r.i.
Left Behind2005/07/13r.i.
Lesson to Andy Card2005/07/26r.i.
Liberal Pansies2004/12/09r.i.
Maybe These Guys Should be in Charge2005/09/06r.i.
Meetings with Secret Service2005/03/30r.i.
Mind Tricks of the Familial Kind2005/06/21r.i.
Month Long Vacation2005/07/21r.i.
Musings2004/08/05r.i.
Name Dropping Inanity2004/08/31r.i.
No Need to Shout2004/09/16r.i.
Not Pressure, Indignation!2004/08/27r.i.
One Thin Wafer2005/05/17r.i.
Phantom Accounts2005/05/03r.i.
Playing Right into Their Hands2005/05/03r.i.
Playing Telephone - A Demonstration by the Press2004/08/26r.i.
Polimagicians2004/11/30r.i.
Poll I'd Really Like to See2004/08/18r.i.
Poor, No Insurance, Out of Work, But Don't Let Those Gays Marry2004/10/29r.i.
Possibilities2004/08/30r.i.
Powell and Rove2005/07/08r.i.
Princeton Principles2005/04/28r.i.
Private Accounts in Easy Words2005/03/08r.i.
Prove It to Me2005/08/02r.i.
Punching Back2004/09/16r.i.
Quick Impressions2004/08/24r.i.
Reading Live Talk with Dan Froomkin2005/03/09r.i.
Reality Meet Distortion2005/03/01r.i.
Recycling Puzzlements2005/01/14r.i.
Repartee & Witticisms2004/08/24r.i.
Responsible but Not Culpable2004/08/25r.i.
Rumsfeld's Responses - Good Enough For Congress & Public...2005/02/17r.i.
Shooting Oneself in the Foot2005/08/19r.i.
Signs of the Times2004/09/27r.i.
Social Security Magic2004/12/07r.i.
Solution!2005/04/20r.i.
The Stupidity of Pundits2004/10/08r.i.
Suggestion for Garrett2005/03/02r.i.
Thank You Chris Bowers2005/02/10r.i.
There's a Reason...2004/09/01r.i.
Torture and the American People2005/04/05r.i.
Torture and Dick Durbin2005/06/23r.i.
Two Excellent Posts2004/11/30r.i.
Under Threat2004/10/14r.i.
Unintentional Funny2005/08/12r.i.
Urbanite v. Ruralist2004/11/15r.i.
War's Coming, Get Ready for Gay Bashing2004/11/08r.i.
What It Says About Us2005/01/17r.i.
What? No Royal We?2004/09/21r.i.
What Should be Taught in Journalism2005/03/09r.i.
When to Come in Out of the Rain2005/07/06r.i.
White House Press Corp = Pro Bowl?2005/03/14r.i.
Who Benefits2004/12/22r.i.
Why Watch it?2004/09/27r.i.

 
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Bwahahahaha

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bwahahahahaha's posted here, because sometimes, a braying guffaw says it all.



 
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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Sports

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Sports talk... well, okay... mostly football talk... well alright! I'll admit it! It's 90% Raider talk! Sheesh. Like there's any other football team worth writing about:

 
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Friday, June 17, 2005

reviews

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Reviews! Getcha red-hot reviews here!

Game reviews:



Movie reviews:

  • RedBeard dated 2005/August 17 by r.i. 7 out of 10 rating


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