Friday, August 31, 2007
I recently lost my Cell Phone. A Motorola Moto Q. I was going to the bank ATM and somehow it dropped into the street. I realized it about an hour later. Knowing how the world is I just chalked it up as a lost. Then I remembered recently returning a lost iPhone I found at Newark Liberty Airport. Remember how happy that person will be when the Phone was returned. I must add that that was a nice Phone; Steve Jobs have done it again. I said to my self "Than must have built some brownie points for me somewhere". I went back to the bank and there was no Phone. I went home and called the Phone many times and got voice mail. Then someone hung-up on me about ten times. Then I sent the phone voice and text messages that I would be offering a reward for its return. Now guess what happens! Finally I got a voice on the Phone. People really suck! Unfortunately I could not hear the person well. So I yelled the phone number at my location several times into the phone and waited. I forgot to mention about the $50 dollar reward I yelled also. Finally the low life called me back. I call him a low life because of the following. My phone rings and the voice on the phone say "Yeah" in a monotone voice. This kind of pissed me off. Then I say "Are you calling about the lost Cell Phone"? He says "Yeah" again. Now I have visions of meeting this guy and throwing him an old fashioned beating. Unfortunately I'm somewhat civilized. I said that I was unable to hear him and asked if the Phone was damaged. This was likely because it must have fell in the street when I saw getting out of the car. He says maybe. This began to sound like a back door drug deal so I assured him that I would pay the reward regardless of the condition of the phone. He gave me his location and I go there. He's out front with another guy that has a bat! You know where I wanted to store that bat! But the civilized thing came into play. We made the exchange in a 007, Good Fellas, New Jack City fashion and my faith in humanity dropped another notch. The Phone had been run over by a car and was toast. I purchased that Phone at full price less that 24Hrs before it was lost. My original phone died and I did not have protection. Paying $50 for the return of a smashed Phone was still worth it. I just spent $60 for the extended battery 3Hrs before it was lost. The leather case was worth $35 and I need to sync the info on the phone and that was priceless. Now that I have protection on this phone lets see what happens. Ironically I recently gave a long speech about the reason I returned the wildly popular lost iPhone to my 13 year old son. He insisted that I should have kept it and gave it to him. He walked a way accepting the lesson but not really buying it. Now he looks at me with an "I Told You So" smile but we will have another talk soon. Oh did I mention that people suck!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Senator Craig is in deep shit. This is another Republican Gay scandal. I would usually jump all over this but today I feel sorry for the man. It's sad that in the year 2007 a well to do, Powerful man feels he has to go to an Airport bathroom to be himself. This must be a sad existence. This is a 62 year old man living in fear for most of those years. He spent a lot of his time trying to deny rights to Gay Americans working in the Senate. Why? When you hear the police interrogation recordings his purpose for being in that bathroom in unmistakable. On the other side there is some false reporting going on. If you rely on word of mouth the story will change. The latest is that he approached a Police Officer and they had to break down the bathroom door to get him out. The truth is Mr. Craig did do some well known things to get a man's attention in an Airport Bathroom. He also pled guilty to a some what lesser crime. Unfortunately that person was an undercover Police Officer. Mr. Craig did try to use his position to get away with it. It's reported that he said I'm a U.S. Senator, what do you think of that? The Office should have said, this will make your re-election difficult now put your hands behind your back. When a 62 year old married man in his situation says that he is not gay I tend to believe him. To stay married as long as he has and to be involved in gay sex scandal after gay sex scandal year after year he must be bisexual. So what! These people should be themselves and live and let live!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
A football player was involved in dog fighting. What’s the big deal? The details are gory and I don't agree with crulity on any level but what the hell. It's dog fighting! I must say that this maybe the height of hypocrisy. When most people cut into that juicy steak or bite into that juicy thick hamburger they must believe that the animal met its demise do to extremely harsh language. The truth is that the animal was brutally murdered. This is acceptable. I once saw a machine that kills chickens, cuts the heads off and removes its feathers in minutes. It must have killed hundreds a day. I mean if you look around you must agree that chickens really catch hell! Walk down any main street in the United States and you will find it scary how much chicken is offered. It's all acceptable." Vick was involved it dog fighting and now he will going to jail. If he ran a slaughter house or chicken joint in the eyes of most it would be accepted. He may get a guest appearance on the Food Network. One of the problems I have is that this man makes a living as a Football Player. This is the most violent sport on earth. He has some of the biggest, strongest, fastest men in the world trying to kill him with the cheers of tens of thousand egging them on. They beat the crap out of each other to gain or prevent their opponents’ from gaining an inch. When that football moves an inch the ass kicking begins. There is punching, kicking, spitting, cussing and violent collisions. Vick has some of the worlds biggest, strongest and fastest men in the world staring at him every snap of the football. He knows that if they ever get their hands on him they will try to break him in two and the crowd will love it. After that dog fighting maybe relaxing. This man will also lose a One Hundred Million Dollar contract because of dog fighting. I'm more concerned that a player in Vicks position is involved in gambling. It would be very easy for Vick to affect the out come of a game to his advantage. The NFL should be more concerned about that. Again, as the facts come out I’m sure the details of how these animals were killed will be cruel. I just find it strange that we treat our animals better than we treat people in our society. We cry about pets being mistreated but we will step over and look down on our homeless. We call the police when we think a pet is being mistreated but animals are getting their heads cut off and guts ripped out daily as food for human consumption. Cruelty is cruelty. What is acceptable? Vick will be hounded by animal rights groups so bad that OJ Simpson will say “Damn, I’m happy I’m not him”