Archive for Politics

Libraries are for Winners

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

And by winners, I mean me. I am now the proud owner of one Chicago Library System card. It has my name on it and everything. I’ve joined the ranks of the free literary-slash-motion-picture review crowd. I was able to borrow 2 movies and 2 books. I got the movie “American Dream“, which was all about the unsuccessful employee strike at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota (about 30 miles from my hometown) during the mid-80’s. I also got “Repo Man“, which was a sci-fi punk-music thriller from 1984, about Emilio Estevez’s character joining the repossession work force and finding a car with a secret in the trunk. In the book department, I brought home Jimmy Carter’s “Beyond the White House” and since “Oil! A Novel” from Upton Sinclair wasn’t in, I got “The Jungle” while I wait for the return.

In other [insert your term for worthless here] news, Heidi Montag (from The Hills fame) frolics on the beach and pitches here new single here (click for the rest):

Heidi Montag

Because you care. Don’t lie.

In other solid news: Barack Obama’s rise to the Democratic nominee for president continues with a sweep of weekend nominations, taking Washington, Louisiana, Nebraska and Maine, which has now vaulted him into the lead over the Hilldawg. At least on Not so much on He also seems to have the advantage over McCain.

As a final note, has now been renewed, so keep an eye on it for upcoming changes and improvements!  Dave and I are about to put on some weight, looks like!

Another week of excitement & extreme dedicated hosting sales begin yet again tomorrow. Early. Wish me luck!

Of Candidates’ Wives, Primaries, Caucuses & Carpathian Look-Alikes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008





It’s Vigo . Period. Get used to it.

We (Dave, Travis & I) sat and watched about 6-7 hours of MSNBC coverage of Super Tuesday viewing greatness. Super Delegates, Obama, Romney, HillBilly, McCain, Ron Paul, Kucinich, his wife (?) etc etc etc. Barack’s speaking now. He’s so suave. His tone is so rhythmic. All you want to do is say “Amen” after every one of his sentences, due to his spot-on views and standpoints.


Football Season is OVER! w00t!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

This is me caring who won the Super Bowl.

Seriously. It was a worthless east coast matchup and the only thing I really wanted to see was Brady removed from the game due to being a pretty boy, or the Patriots getting crushed after a loss-less season. No gigantic loss, but at least the Giants took em’ down a peg to demoralize them. Want the funny? Hellz yes, you do!

The party at the Horowitz pad went over very well, as it has for the last 2 before. Always a good time over at that place with the huge amount of food and booze. I made Travis & Erin do shots of Crown. pwn3d.

So it’s Tuesday. I’m sitting on hold with VMware. I’ve been sitting here for ~20 minutes so far. Small-to-Medium Business sales kick ass by their measures, obviously. I rate their customer service so far at about a 3.2 on a scale of 10. Please make me wait longer. It’s like their Palo Alto, California office was wiped off the face of the planet and only the voice-answering-system was left to function, just so that it can tell me to continue to hold every 2.5 minutes.

Not only is it Tuesday, but it’s SUPER Tuesday + FAT Tuesday.  So go out and vote, but don’t forget to wear your beads at the same time.  I was able to cast my ballot this morning before work for Mr. Obama, along with another 10-12 judges I could really care less about.  That committeeman Gillis should be a shoe-in!  That’s funny, you see, as he was the only possibility on my ballot for that office.  Congrats!

Update: I just gave up after 45 minutes on hold with VMware and hit # to leave a message. Will I hear back? Doubtful. My last email message submitted via the site last week was disregarded, obviously. *SIGH*

Second Update:  Ron from VMware just called back.  He gave me a bunch of pricing outlines, but it was quite confusing and he gave no recommendations and didn’t push anything in making a purchasing decision right away.  That company really needs some Sales & Customer Service help over there… sheesh.

Anyway… back to it.   Wish me luck?

Senator Kerry Endorsement – “Kiss of Death”?

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Well, it’s happened.  Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), today, got up in front of a rally in Charleston, South Carolina and gave a full run-down of exactly why he will be supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic Nomination and Presidential Election:

Here’s the video of Obama’s speech today (forward to 4:00 mark):

Interesting stuff…