Showing posts from February 3, 2008

Woohoo - the economic stimulus package has passed.

If you believe all the articles and the news, the economic stimulus package has passed the house and senate, and because it's a Bush pet program, he won't veto it. Also if you believe the articles and the news, we'll see a cheque for $1200 in the mail. Mmm yeah. I don't think so. I'll believe this scam when I see it. In the unlikely event we do get a cheque, it'll go straight in the savings. You'd have to be a total idiot to actually spend it in this economic climate. The reason for my skepticism? I remember Bush's last cheque tax rebate three or four years ago. Or more specifically, I don't, because neither us, nor anyone we know received cheques that time around despite fitting the qualifications.

"Paperless billing - we're not Green, we're cheap"

I got yet another email from yet another company "going green" this morning. Progressive insurance are now promoting their paperless billing under the guise of being Green, as well as the 'convenience' factor. Which is bollocks of course, because most people who receive an email bill will print a copy out for their records. So it's not saving paper which means it's not being Green. The convenience thing doesn't hold up either - I find it more convenient for them to mail me the documents so I don't have to print them out myself. The next argument they use is that my online account is password protected where my mail isn't. Correct, but my email isn't password protected, so when they send me the documents electronically, they're as open to fraud as the mail. Then they go on to say that things go missing in the mail, which is also true, but at the same time, spam filters, aggressive service providers and internet bottlenecks often see email

Dance to the beat, w'chout for my feet.

If you've never heard 'Movement In Still Life' by BT, I can thoroughly recommend it. 4 minutes and 30 seconds of deep bass electro perfection. Sublime.

Natural selection gone wrong.

There was a time in the planet's past where natural selection weeded out the weak, the feeble, the deformed and the just plain stupid, to try to leave the variety of plants and animals with a strong DNA to pass on. Nowadays, not so much. Specifically not with humans. Thanks to lawyers, car manufacturers and the skill of other drivers, there are a growing number of retarded drivers who, under normal circumstances, would be culled very quickly and removed from the gene pool under the guise of natural selection. This just isn't the case now though. These idiots go about their day, blissfully unaware of the havok they wreak on the roads and when they finally do get into a wreck (that should by all rights have killed them), they get out and walk away. They they then breed, and teach these same atrocious practices to their litter, who go on to perpetutate the dumbing down of the species. Can't we just stop avoiding accidents? If someone does what the stupid bitch did to me on s

Of course it didn't bloody snow.

Stupid weatherguessers. I should have listened to Jodi when she said it wouldn't come in until tonight. That idiot on the weekend weather has no idea.