Saturday, March 04, 2006

If you needed it, here is another reason why you should never write down anything you beleive at any time:

A California middle school student created a MySpace account called "I Hate [Girl's Name]." He included an expletive and an anti-Semitic remark (probably "f**k that [insert anti-Semitic remark here]). He invited 20 other people to join his group. In a later posting he asks how many people would like to "take a shotgun and blast her in the head over a thousand times?"

Naturally, the school found out and expelled the boy. What's interesting is that they expelled the twenty invitees as well, simply for, and I quote from the news article, "for viewing the posting, school officials said."

For viewing the posting? For just viewing the posting? That's like charging someone for robbery because they were a witness. That's like accusing someone for being a racist because they watched a PBS special about the Klan. Well, not quite. When you're invited to join a group named "I hate someone" you kind of expect some ugly things things to be said. But none of the 20 wrote the "shotgun" post, apparently.

And what responisbility does the poor girl have in all this? After all, she pissed off 21 people. I wonder what she did?

Some parents have protested the suspensions by arguing that the school is disciplining students for what they did at home on their own, personal computers.

Silly, parents. There is no right to privacy. That's why your employeer can fire you for smoking, drinking, or using drugs at home. And that's how Roe v. Wade is going to be defeated: corporate intrusion into your personal affairs. The boss, the government and PETA know more than you do and they have a responsibility to make sure you don't do anything wrong or immoral.

Friday, March 03, 2006

In their rush to get into the massive potential profits from online downloads of their music, record companies have allegedly colluded together to fix prices.

Say it isn't so! The poor, victimized record companies, who teeter on the edge of bankruptcy because of illegal downloading are actually screwing over the folks who purchase the songs legally?

Well! Imagine my surprise.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

If it was the Iraqi insurgents' plan or if it was GWB's plan, the tactic of setting Sunnis against Shi'ites in a bloddy civil war is a master stroke. These two competing factions will wipe themselves out in a "you hit me, I hit Krako, Krako hits Teppo" kind of way. With any luck, this will spread throughout the Islamic world, and Sunnis and Shi'ites will massacre each other in car bomb attack after car bomb attack.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The interview went well, I think. I was my normal, charming self. They said that they would know by the end of the week.

Please. Please. Please.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I played my first round of golf since I broke my ankle on the third hole, back int August. It had rained all night, Friday night, so the course required that we stay on the cart paths.

I don't play golf for the exercise. I play golf for the beer. This was my goal all day: keep the ball as close to the cartpath as possible! I think I did pretty well!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Since May of 2001, I have been in the hospital twice and generated more than $50,000 in medical bills. The first time, I got public assistance and the bill was cut by 80%. I mentioned to my employer that one of her employees had to get Indigent Care from the County to pay their hospital bills. She didn 't take the hint. In August, I incurred about $20,000 in medical bills when I broke my leg. Indigent Care only took care of about 50% this time. I mentioned it to my employer. Once more she didn't take the hint. One of my co-workers thought she was having heart problems and she has managed to rack up some impressive bills, though no where in my league. Whenever the boss is in earshot, we complain about medical bills.

I have a job interview today.

I applied for a position at the admitting desk at the hospital two weeks ago. I got a call on Friday setting up the interview. This is, like, the sixth time I have applied at the hospital, and the only time I have been called in for an interview. The hospital is one of the few places in town that offer insurance. Should I get the job, I will be taking a $3/hour pay cut. But having insurance will be worth it.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

I have a dead computer. I put a second hand hard drive in my Windows computer on Friday. On Saturday, It wouldn't turn on. I think the power supply is dead.

Fortunately, I was able to get my daily fix of computing using my mom's computer, and my linux machine. Unfortunately, some of the things I wanted to do are on my computer.

So I changed the template of my blog.