Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New year's was good. party was good. half bottle of whiskey, also good. I woke up without a hangover (surprisingly) and after a hearty meal at Denny's, I felt good as new, if extremely tired. Now I wish that we had more than one day to recover from the new year, don't they understand that people party hard on new years? and there's all kinds of mixing of alcohols...and all the cleaning up?

Jen and i have decided that corporate america should only have a four day week. people would be much happier and more productive. also, the additional day off should not necessarily be friday. it should be a "floating" day. so you can take it off monday or tuesday, or any day that you like. Also, why do you have to be at work from 9-5? If you can get your work done, shouldn't you get paid for the whole day and get to go home when you want? what's the point of being at work while playing pong online because you have nothing to do? why waste my time, and your resources?

You know, people used to work less - and then some idiot was like, "i'm a real go-getter! i'm going to come in early and work late. and i'm going to do it seven days a week - so that i can get ahead" here's what i say to that guy...you fucking moron - thanks for ruining it for the rest of us.

Study: 2 of 5 Bosses Don't Keep Word....awesome. Here's some tidbits:
- almost 40% say their bosses don't keep their word
- 30% say their bosses gave them the silent treatment
- 27% say their bosses have talked badly about them to other people.
nice. very nice. i hate work.

speaking of bosses - mine is out sick today.

did you ever have the feeling that you could do the job of your bosses, better? be smarter and more capable? yeah, that feeling sucks - because what can you do? nothing.

more on polling. A new poll put out by the Associated Press and AOL finds a number of interesting things. let's discuss. ( http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061231/ap_on_re_us/2007_predictions_ap_poll )

1) 70% think there will be a major natural disaster in the US - jalynn says, duh. just look at the responses for Katrina, the ice storm in MO and the blizzard in CO. (the last two don't really qualify as "major" and i don't mean to say that they are in the same league as Katrina - but they do provide examples of the poor responses of government emergencies - c'mon power was out in MO for weeks - and this after the power was out for weeks in July. get it together.

2) 35% think the draft will be reinstated. We covered this one last week. I would put myself in that camp. With the escalation of the war in iraq (no, i will not say surge - more troops means escalation) - Bush is going to have to get troops from somewhere - didn't someone say that the military was already pushed to the breaking point....hmmmm....who could have said that....oh right, two separate reports: a) including former defense secretary William Perry and former secretary of state maldeline albright, said the military was under "enormous strain" and "this strain, if not soon relieved, will have highly corrosive and potentially long term effects on the force." It also said that Bush ran the risk of "breaking the force." also b) for the Pentagon, run by a military expert said "the military at its current deployment might not be able to outlast the insurgency in Iraq." awesome. oh and those reports came out more than a year ago, before we reached the 3000 us military fatalities and over 25,000 us casualties that we are at now. tell me again how this is not broken... tell me again how we are not going to have a draft. tell me again where Bush is going to come up with 20,000-30,000 additional troops?

and my favorite:

3) fully 25% think that Jesus Christ will make his return in 2007. I don't even have to say anything about this one except, really? 2007 is the big year? wtf mate? wtf?

Ok lets talk about anyone that takes the bible literally - my particular favorites are people that say "it says no gays in the bible" "it says no abortion" it says this, it says that blah blah blah - well ok, if you're going to take everything literally and throw it in my face, you damn well better take everything, let's begin...oh wait, after a brief review of where the "WORD OF GOD" came from: oh right Constantine with the Council of Nicea decided which gospels to include in the bible - which means that THE bible THE word of God was basically edited by men- and then passed down through the years and edited some more. It was like a game of telephone that came down through the ages. right ok, on to the bible.

Ok, let's talk about the sabbath - first there's a little confusion about whether is supposed to be on saturday or sunday, so that's probably not good. oh and you'd better not work on the sabbath or you will DIE:

31:14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for
35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
The sabbath also gets it's own commandment - the fourth.

So all you bible thumpers, I sure hope that you aren't doing any sort of work on Sunday (or saturday) - because you would be breaking god's law ...and what exactly constitutes work? uh yeah. good question.

Yeah, listen up christians with giant american flags of crosses tattooed on you, god has no place for you in heaven. And ladies (and gentlemen), those pierced ears just aren't going to work.

19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

All you adulterous family values republicans - this one's for you.

20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Mmmm Bacon!
Yep no bacon, no cheese burgers draped in bacon. No delicious sausage, no pork chops and pigs feet. No easter ham...

11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
11:8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

If you've ever said damn - you're going to hell.

24:16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.
24:23 And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Hate the sin, love the sinner!
Um, yeah. not so much. do that, and God's gonna be hating on you too.
19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

Not to mention, slavery was ok, eye for an eye, wanton killing of people etc. But if you're going to throw "it's in the bible" at me -you better take all of it. And don't tell me abortion is in the bible, because it's not. Neither is stem cell research, so fuck off. Also - there was a whole lot of polygamy and yes, giants. so yeah.

for more: http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/

if you're so worried about your product getting lost in the mail, why don't you just spend the extra $10 and send it by courier?


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