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Wow. What a Great CIC.

Oh yeah.  Blood is flowing right now.  I don’t really know why this has me so upset.  I mean I really should have expected it.  But maybe this holiday coming up, Memorial Day, holds some special meaning to me.  I’ve made the life choice to surround myself and my loved ones with the Army lifestyle.  And that includes to remember and honor where I’ve come from and the ones who have paved the way for all of us.

I don’t know.  Maybe it’s just me.  But this repulsive, selfish, narcissistic asshole that I have to call my CIC makes me want to puke.

No respect I tell ya.  Go read this.

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Time for a New Strategy

Everyone knows that the hot button issue lately has been illegal immigration and the new state law that Arizon passed that tries to curb the amount of illegal immigration that pours into that state every month.  Personally, I am one who supports Arizona for what they’re trying to do.  The fact that there are millions of people from another country that aren’t allowed to be here in the first place and insist on staying is one thing.  But when they start a pandemic of crime and leach on our country’s resources and services, then it starts to get personal.

Illegal Immigration Sign
Illegals Xing

There’s also a comedic layer to all of this.  Well, I wouldn’t say it’s funny but the argument that Liberals make in favor of illegal immigration (that in itself is ridiculous) has to make you wonder if they’re even living on the same planet as we are. 

Anyways, in my daily readings I came across this excellent article written by J.R. Dunn over at AT.  Mr. Dunn seems to nail it right on the head when he addresses how Liberals go about arguing their points on the subject and how Conservatives fall into their trap every time.  He also raises excellent points on how to deal with this type of argument and gives suggestions on what we should do in addressing the problem.  He also quotes from an article I read the other day that waxes eloquently the exact feelings that damn near 70% + of America feels about the subject:

From Illegals and the Election:

American politicians have also put a target on their backs. To sit patiently listening to a foreign leader attack an American state is bad enough; to then give him a standing ovation makes the blood boil. Seldom has Congress displayed such open contempt for the American people, and in the midst of a national climate thick with distrust and impatience with the political establishment. Our legislators seem to be patterning themselves after the incompetent staff of the Chernobyl reactor installation, who decided to shut down all safeguards and run the thing flat out to see when the roof would blow off.

The simple fact that our President and members of Congress (both Democrats and Republicans) allowed a leader from a foriegn country come to our capital and denigrate, insult and smear our laws is an outrage.  But, once again, we don’t hear all of that on the news.  It’s unfortunate the condition our beloved country has fallen under in this era of “sympathy.” 

The proverbial straws are becoming few and far between.

Looney Tunes

My father-in-law is a weak little man.

Well, I shouldn’t even really call him my father-in-law because he has never actually been a father to my wife.  He’s spent his life devoting most of his time to being an asshole who thinks that he can do and say whatever he wants without repricutions while everyone else around him, particularly those that stand up to him, are stupid, immature and wrong for saying what they want.

In the past, I would say that he’s a pretty funny guy and that our views are pretty much the same.  He certainly doesn’ t like this current administration and it’s policies but he’s beginning to lose it.  Recently, he posted this little gem on Facebook knowing full well that his daughter is married to and has devoted her life to her husband who is in the military (that would be me).

I think his little comment on Facebook went something like, “reading this made me nautious.”  Look for yourself.

I’m sure you were all captivated by the pretty pictures and official-looking graphs and pie charts.  I know, it took me a minute to look away too. 

Now, I don’t give a rat’s ass if any of that is true.  I know we, as a country are taxed out the ass and that at times what the gubmint does with that money can be questionable.  And everyone with an IQ that’s slightly more than a quivering blob of smagma from the underside of the balls from a water ox knows that in these times that we’re in, Defense spending is a must if we want to be kept safe from harm from abroad.  If you have a hard time understanding that, then it’s time for you to relocate elsewhere.

On a personal note, I’m horrifically insulted by the fact that someone I used to call family would knowingly post something like that on a public domain.  Granted, there are other members of my immediate family who do not necessarily have the same political or strategic views that I do and they are certainly allowed to their opinion.

But when you act like a child who throws a tantrum because not everyone is playing by your rules and then you “un-friend” us on Facebook tells me that your issues go way deeper than your disagreement with whatever the gubmint is doing with your tax money.

Just keep in mind that no matter what you believe, there are people out there fighting for you and your beliefs.  And, not if – but when the next terrorist attack happens right in your back yard and the gubmint doesn’t have any resources to combat the culprits, just thank your stars that they cut all that defense spending that you hate so much.

Sad.

Worst Story Ever

May 19, 2010 1 comment

Damn.  That’s about as sad as it gets.

Read the story here.

Categories: In the World

It Does a Body Good

May 19, 2010 1 comment

I’ve been sitting here trying to find something witty to type but it’s just not coming to me.

I blame Cisco.

Sitting in a Cisco routing class listening to a monotone instructor talk about PPP, Frame Relay, ATM (no, not that ATM you sick little monkey!), and frame encapsulation really dries up all those creative juices.  Fortunately, I’m proud to say that I haven’t fallen asleep…….yet.  But that might have something to do with my constant eating, drinking water and supplementation that I’ve delved into the past couple of days.

Something I’ve found quite puzzeling is now that I’m trying to loose weight again, it (fat) seems to be melting off of me with little to no effort.  I weighed myself on Monday at 220 lbs.  Tuesday I weighed in at 217 lbs.  This morning I weighed myself using the same scale at 215.6 lbs.  Five lbs. in two days?  Is that healthy?  Healthy or not, whatever it is I’m doing, I need to keep doing.  Tip:  Eating “clean” does wonders.

I was going to write something about some information that the Mrs. told me last night, but I decided not to.  Let’s just say that some of the decisions that some people make in their lives need to be a little more thought out before they act on them.  And people wonder why there are so many people so dependent on the Gubmint these days.  Luckily, I fought my way out of that same situation many years ago and looking back on it now, I wonder why I made the decision in the first place.

Anyways, I just thought I’d put something down while I have the ability to still recall my name.  Oh the power of Cisco……

Categories: Personal matters

The Short Bus is Back in Business

Holy cow.

No, I’m not dead.  I didn’t get captured by terrorists or aliens or the border patrol.  I’ve just been preoccupied with life.  There have been times in the past where I’ve had many-a blogs started up only to completely abandon them a few months later.  When I started “The Short Bus” – as I affectionately call this here blog – I promised myself that I would do whatever I could to keep it going.  It’s still up but I must say that my performance has been somewhat wanting.

It’s not a big blog with multiple posters to keep the tens of readers that I do have intruiged.  It’s just little ol’ me and my thoughts.  A lot has happened since Novemeber when I made my last post.  I am now an officer in the US Army and I’ve experience so many changes in that short amount of time that I guess you could say that I’m a new man.  Better?  Well, I’ll let you be the judge of that.

There are some things that need to change about my writing habits, however.  I can say that in the past I’ve been quite a bit political and have expressed my views without fear of retribution.  This needs to change  seeing as how my newly found path in my career prevents me from doing so.  Of course I could always do what I want regarding this blog, but to be on the safe side, I’ll tone it down a bit.

There’s always something to write about.  It may not be what most people want to read, but hey, I don’t really care.  And as long as the bitch I call my muse hangs around for a while, then I’ll be sure to produce more magical and intruiging readings for your daily pleasure.

Hopefully you’ll stick around and not give up on me.  And I’ll try to do the same in return.

Categories: Personal matters