Thursday, January 29, 2009

E-Mails That Make Me Cringe

I'm not sure why it bothers me so much that I get e-mails from friends that are links or downloads. I think I'm very impatient and I can read very fast so I don't like to take the time to download something that isn't that interesting anyway. I'd much rather people copy and paste something into an e-mail than to force me to click on a link to find out what they want to share. I have a problem with just deleting something from a friend so I end up saving 8 to 10 e-mails that have downloads on them thinking I will do it later. I mean, turning the speakers on, saving a download and watching an ad before a video just irritate the hell out of me. I also don't want any forwarded e-mails that start with "this is so cute" or "this is precious!". I don't want to scroll down or wait for something to load or be told that if I don't forward this to 10 friends, terrible things will happen to me. Just get to the damned point. Tell me something or ask me something and don't send me this crap!
Ok, that is way too much of a rant. Every now and then I get a very good video or clip of something. It's just that I get too many of them and the majority are just dumb.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


After 8 long years I finally feel like I can breathe again! We have a new President and he's not just "not Bush", he's OBAMA! I realize now that I've had such an edge of anger in me for everything that our government has done during the Bush administration. I didn't vote for him the first time or the second time. I was against the war in Iraq from the beginning. I feel like we've been lied to and cheated every step of the way. We have lost so much credibility that it will take years to recover but I feel that this man who is our new President is the one who can help us take the steps needed to recover.
I love hearing him speak. He is strong and inspiring. Unlike the bumbling, mumbling, lying, chuckling, wimp who liked nothing better than to call himself the Commander in Chief. The Decider.
Well, look who's decided now. WE have.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Farewell Speech: Good Riddance!

I don't know if I can wait 5 more days for a new President. What freaking self-serving gag-me speech Bush gave tonight! The line that got me was the one about how there is good and there is evil:
"But good and evil are present in this world, and between the two there can be no compromise. Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere. Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. This nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth. We must always be willing to act in their defense and to advance the cause of peace."
What??? By murdering the innocent to advance his ideoolgy?
This man is a delusional and mentally ill. Jeez, it just drives me crazy listening to him.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Your Flag Decal (aka: Yellow Ribbon)

John Prine wrote a song many many years ago during the Viet Nam era that I still know all the words to. It's called Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore. I think the song holds as true today as it did then. Decide for yourself:

Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore© John Prine

While digesting Reader's Digest
In the back of a dirty book store,
A plastic flag, with gum on the back,
Fell out on the floor.
Well, I picked it up and I ran outside
Slapped it on my window shield,
And if I could see old Betsy Ross
I'd tell her how good I feel.

But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
They're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.

Well, I went to the bank this morning
And the cashier he said to me,
"If you join the Christmas club
We'll give you ten of them flags for free.
"Well, I didn't mess around a bit
I took him up on what he said.
And I stuck them stickers all over my car
And one on my wife's forehead.

Repeat Chorus:

Well, I got my window shield so filled
With flags I couldn't see.
So, I ran the car upside a curb
And right into a tree.
By the time they got a doctor down
I was already dead.
And I'll never understand why the man
Standing in the Pearly Gates said...

"But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
We're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more."