Deadly Bullying

Unless you live wrapped in a blanket, wearing ear plugs, in a bucket, in a hole in the ground, and under a rock; you’ve probably heard about the mounting concerns about students committing suicide over bullying. I can’t imagine a young person having no more support system than to take his or her own life over such a thing. It’s heart-wrenching. One point that I’d like to make is that although the media has focused on this problem specifically with homosexuals, the problem itself has nothing to do with homosexuality. There’s not much that I need to say about it, as my young friend, Silver put it so well already. She threw quite the holy rant on the subject full of epithets and points of condemnation on the bullies, the sensationalist media, and agenda-driven politicians alike. I agree with every word she wrote, and highly recommend the read. Also, I’d like to ask both of my readers: Please. Pretty please with a cherry on top, be supportive of students that you know. It’s a rough time in life, and they need all the support they can get. Be the sympathetic ear and the encouraging voice in their lives. This is the only viable way we can chisel away at this problem.

That is all.

Why I’m Thankful for President Obama

I try to keep the language clean on my blog. However, this entry does contains some profanity.

Society has a short memory span. This is why Joe Biden is employed despite being a blatant plagiarist and all around laughing stock. The memory span is so short and fickle in fact, that at the end of the consecutive W terms, many people hated President Bush, despite the obvious achievements of his administration. Despite the fact that there were many chemical weapons discovered in Iraq, people continued the schoolyard mantra, “Bush lied!” Despite Bush’s philanthropic work in Africa, libtards have portrayed him as a heartless dictator. But, that doesn’t really matter right now.

In the 2008 Presidential election, we had a choice. The choice was to vote between a decorated war hero or the new guy. The decorated war hero has a really hot entrepreneurial wife who drifts race cars and owns a beer company. The decorated war hero’s running mate was a beautiful, charming, witty, intelligent, power babe with a big stud of a husband at her side. They have a beautiful family of weirdly-named children. The new guy is pretty much still a complete mystery. There’s very little documentation about his past including his complete educational career. There’s even still a lot of contention about his citizenship status. He didn’t reliably do his job as a senator, and he’s rarely seen without his teleprompter. His running mate was a known copycat fraud and his wife is basically Marie Antoinette, to put it nicely (not that we knew it that back then). The point is, we had a choice and we chose the new guy.

I’m glad actually. McCain served our country in ways that we should all be grateful for. He also surrounds himself with amazing women. Those are not really grounds for making a good president. Had McCain been elected, we would have wound up with a mediocre, Republican president. It would have only been a delay of the inevitable, and the last thing that we needed. What we needed to bring in in 2008 was a truly shitty president, so people could be reminded of what a truly shitty president really is. Thank you, Obama, for filling that and not disappointing. In fact, keep up the shitty work and guarantee that the next several presidents will be great Americans.

The best part is that the current administration has made more people care about freedom, liberty, gun ownership, personal responsibility, and capitalism than there have been in about 200 years. We’re nearly guaranteed to have a government that is right of center for quite a while. The worst part is that he who is vying for the position of the worst president in history is also our first non-white president. Way to screw it up for anybody else, jackass! Rasmussen gives him an approval index of -10 not even two years after his election. He certainly did set the bar for shitty.

In a couple of weeks, we have more choices. I’m pretty sure that our nation will very strongly make the right (as opposed to left) choices. This actually concerns me to a degree. On the one hand, it will pretty well castrate the power of our very own Chairman Zero so he won’t be able to pressure through any more crap legislation. On the other hand, there’s the lame duck session to look forward to, and if Teh One! is kept too much in check, the last two years of his term really won’t look so bad. He needs to be screwing up enough that people will still be pissed at him in 2012.

Pol Wars X – A New Hope

Long ago, in a District of Columbia far away, The Republic was full of unrest. The People had become disgruntled with the then standing Lord Bush, despite his successful eight years protection against Tusken Raiders from across the galaxy. Capitalizing on the unrest, the Sith were able to infiltrate the Republic with Senator Joe Palpatine and his young apprentice, Darth Obama. The pair battled long and hard against Jedi Master McCain, who served the republic in the Clone wars and his Padawan Palin – who was uniquely conceived by the Metachlorians. Darth Obama was able to defeat the two Jedi by calling on his army of mindless clones to vote for him.

Darth Obama and Senator Palpatine sought to emperialize the Republic by seizing control of private industry. Their plans caused the Republic to fall into a deep darkness. This enraged the people far beyond anything that Lord Bush could have possibly done. Through this time, Darth Obama attempted to use his Sith arts to convince the People that all their hardships were the fault of the previous Lord Bush. At first, many were convinced. But, his influence over them grew thin as time went on.

With the aid of his fellow Sith in the Senate, Darth Obama crushed countless cruisers, freighters and other small spacecraft. He also began construction of The Health Star – a device so huge and insidious that no one person could possibly know all of its intricacies. Meanwhile, Darth Obama attempted to make pacts with the villains in the galaxy, neglecting the Republic’s long-time allies.

Some feared that Darth Obama would ban all personal possession of blasters and light sabers, and many started hoarding such weapons. More than a few of those started applying for their permits to carry a light saber, and sought Jedi training. From the disgruntled atmosphere arose a rebellion – a loosely organized group of some Jedi that called themselves the Tea Party.

At first, the imperialists sneered at the Jedi Tea Party, and did not perceive them to be a threat. But, the tide began to turn. The Sith started to fear these new Jedi around the time an ancient and powerful Sith sympathizing Lord known as Teddy the Hutt met his fate. He was replaced by the Jedi Scott Brown, representing the strange moon of Massachusetts. This was but one of many small victories the Jedi rebels were able to take.

Battles were won, but the war raged on. Darth Obama had many allies in the Senate and The Force was quite strong with him. How would the rebellion overcome them? There were rumors of a sneak attack to replace many Sith in the Senate with Jedi. There were quieter rumors that Jedi Master Palin herself would make a return to do battle with Darth Obama and overthrow his reign for good one day. But the Rebellion was quite divided on whether her skills with The Force were strong enough to do the job. Not everyone understood the power of the Dark Side of the Force. Similar rumors existed about Master Newt, who was even more divisive than Master Palin. The one thing the rebels agreed on was that they would find a Jedi who would defeat Darth Obama for them.

So for the time being, the rebellion holds its ground, fending off the Sith one at a time, and trying not to be destroyed by the Health Star. Sometimes, it seems that the Empire grows more powerful every day. It’s often difficult to tell whether or not the Sith foresee their demise – which is clearly written. Anyone who can listen to The Force can already see it.

Central OK Earthquake

You heard right. At 9:06 this morning, we had an earthquake that spanned the Oklahoma City metro area with a magnitude of 4.3. Here are the specifics from people who know more about these things than I do. It looks like my lovely bride beat me to the post, actually. This is strange. I’ve never felt anything like that before. It felt and sounded like a Chinook was landing on the roof. There were rattly windows and doors. All the pictures and clocks on the walls were rattling. Ferrule the meezer ran for his life. Heidi, our diminutive guard dog barked like crazy. Emerson the tonkanese continued purring and slept right through it. Now, for the jokes:

Nobody was hurt, just a little shaken up.

I just had an Earth moving experience.

Did anybody get the number on that tectonic plate?

Alright. For my coastal reader, this is not as fantastic as it is to me. Back to your regularly-scheduled show.

UPDATE:

As I look at this map, it appears that this one shook the middle third of the state, stretching from the south side of the Red River and extending nearly to the northern border of the state.

I’d heard rumors that we were due for “The Big One” but never paid much attention, as we never get quakes in this part of the country. Granted, a 4.3 is not exactly “The Big One”, but it’s far more powerful than anything we’re used to here. Every now and then, I’d hear of a very minor shaker in the southeastern corner of the state, but never did I imagine that we’d get one like this. Crazyness, I tells ya!

ANOTHER UPDATE:

Apparently, they’re now calling it a 5.1.