Thursday, July 31, 2008

Congress Continues to Surprise

Its nice to know that with all the pressing issues going on in the world and here at home that we have the United States Congress. While we should be concerned with taking care of issues like immigration, gas prices, foreign dependency, terrorism, and a handful of other important issue, we instead have Congress coming together to apologize for slavery. THANK GOD FOR THAT.

Ok enough sarcasm. What the hell are they thinking. Should we honestly be worrying about something so unimportant? Or should we continue to support the politically correctness that is tearing this country apart? It blows me away to think that they are still caught up on this slavery thing and the whole "Jim Crow" bullcrap. Yea we know it was horrible, but guess what, it was abolished for a reason.

Its not enough that several states already apologized for this very thing, but no it needs to be done on a federal level to show how serious they are about it. Nothing else is as important as making them feel better about something that happened over 50 years ago. Congress not only apologized, but they also committed itself to stopping "the occurrence of human rights violations in the future." And I'm curious what they are going to do to back that up.

Just wait until they start handing out reparations for slavery to all the people who weren't actually slaves. Then who will pay for that? The people who weren't even involved in the ownership of slaves, that's who.

America just keeps getting better and better WOOOOHOOOO.

House apologizes for slavery, 'Jim Crow' injustices.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Now I Know Why People Love Casinos

I never understood the man in movies who sat at the casino for hours losing money as his family went hungry. I never understood the man who came home to his wife late at night and informed her of the thousands of dollars he lost at the casino.

Now I do. And the reason is that CASINOS ARE THE SHIT.

I turned 21 last Monday and went over to the Argosy Casino with a friend and my brother. It was some of the most fun I have ever had. Now I understand why people gamble their lives away.

Speaking of 21, the game that attracted me the most was BLACKJACK. I am now hooked, I spent hours at the $5 blackjack table winning, losing, winning more, and losing more. I felt so alive being able to bet $5-$20 a hand and not caring. Sitting there with all those other people trying their luck against the dealer. It was such a great experience. I loved the commerce and the conversations. I met so many people and it was just a fun atmosphere. Seeing that Ace dealt to you and hearing the people around you saying "Good luck on that Ace". I could have stayed there all night sipping on my Maker's Mark and Coke.

One thing that I found interesting was how the dealers switched out. They would do the hand waving thing and you felt like your luck was so much different with this new person. I went through so many dealers, they all had their own personality which made it that much more interesting. Walt, Tom, Tim, Marie, and so many others. It was truly an experience that I will need to relive soon.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Diablo 3 - Hell Yes


Recently Blizzard announced Diablo 3. As a big fan of the Diablo series, I was very pleased to hear this. I heard rumors of its creation and I knew it was coming, but to know that its official and to actually see the trailer and game play footage, got me very excited.

Diablo was one of the first games I ever played on the PC. The days back on battle.net where you could play online and PvP (remember all the hacks that were available?). I even had it for the Playstation.

When Diablo 2 came out me and my buddies played for countless hours stocking gems, armor sets, and doing Baal run after Baal run (and then doing a Taco Baal run). We even came back to the game after a few years to enjoy it all over again. Blizzard always seems to deliver stellar games.

Now with Diablo 3 announced, there is no doubt that I will be playing. If you haven't checked out the Diablo 3 page on Blizzards website, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by how awesome it looks. As an amateur graphic designer, seeing Tyrael there in all his glory just about made me crap my pants. He looks amazing and just absolutely stunning. I...I... I'm in love.

Friday, June 27, 2008

What I Hate About Political Parties

I hate political parties. It seems like all they are is a way to turn us against each other.

Now, from my previous posts you would assume that I am a conservative, and I am. That doesn't make me a republican. I don't think its healthy to bunch everyone in one group or the other. Everyday the media feed us stories about democrats doing this, republicans doing that. As Glenn Beck put it "Day after day, the media and analysts feed us stories that line us up against each other like armies getting ready for battle. Standing in the middle isn't an option, so people tend to take a side, even if they don't feel completely comfortable there." And it's true. I mean look at this election, I don't remember ever seeing so much mudslinging and constant attacking between the two parties. And the sad thing is that you can't even rely on a candidate to practice what he preaches.

How many times have you brought up a simple subject to someone of the opposite political beliefs and they jump on the defensive. Like today for instance. I was talking to a friend about the Democratic National Convention. Her views are liberal and mine are conservative. She literally said she was proud of me because I was reading democratic things. And then I told her I was reading how they are trying everything in their power to make every minor detail of the convention as green as possible. Immediately she took up arms and defended the democrats saying that what i read was probably FALSE. Nothing I could have said after that fact would have changed her mind. I was already wrong because I said something "bad" about democrats. Why are we so narrow-minded these days?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Global Warming (South Park Version)

As a follow up to my last post, I wanted to post this video. This is the way Al Gore wants us to act when it comes to global warming.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Al Gore is a Fraud

Al Gore is a FraudIts said that a man's commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind closed doors. When it comes to Al Gore and his precious global warming he doesn't necessarily live his so-called beliefs.

There was some controversy about Gore's home after it was found to be very inefficient. After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore and his massive home energy usage, Gore's excuse was 'well, the house is four times bigger than the typical house'. What an excuse. Was this the only house that he could find? Were there no other substitutes? Regardless, he made efforts to make his home more "green" but didn't really make things any better. According to the Nashville Electric Service, Al Gore's home burned through 213,210 kWh of electricity in the past year. That's 20 times more electricity than the average American household.

Gore's house now consumes 1,638 kWh more than before the renovations. Lets make the house more green he says, yet he increases his energy consumption by about 10%? Are we supposed to take this guy seriously? Well after he has won an Oscar, a Grammy, and the Nobel Peace Prize... I'm assuming that I am supposed to take him seriously.

Al Gore is just an alarmist, taking advantage of a scare tactic. It's estimated that he has increased his wealth by about $100 million thanks to speaking fees and investments related to the global warming hysteria.

“Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.” says Drew Johnson, president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, “Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity. Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”

Its okay, because he's super cereal about ManBearPig, err I mean Global Warming.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TF2 - Funny Video

I saw this funny video based on Team Fortress 2. If you play the game you will see the humor.

This is the Engineer inviting the Medic and Soldier to dinner.