Monthly Archives: February 2014


I’ve had one since yesterday afternoon. It just seems to not want to go away. I’ve had breakfast and my coffee. I’m going to work on some ibuprofen next.

Okay, that is all.

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Sigh. Mom was having problems with her computer, so she decided to use system restore. Unfortunately the last restore point was from before my installing the new printer drivers. Yes, that means they are gone. So, I have to go over to my parents’ house and spend 3 to 4 hours downloading and re-installing the drivers. Sheesh.

Parents. Gots to love them.

The Problem is not The POTUS, but The GOTUS

Okay, I ought really be shoveling the 4 foot drift blocking my one and only egress from my apartment, but instead I wondered over to Ian’s blog. After reading this post I left this comment.

If Obama were truly a dictator you could lay the blame for the increased income disparity at his feet. However, he has to contend with another branch of the government. A branch of government that has not even allowed him to hire the people he wants to work in his branch of government.

I’m not a rabid Obama supporter; I believe he is wrong about drone use, as well as not getting behind reigning in the NSA fast enough. However, as an American I’d rather it be recognized that more people than Obama are responsible for crafting and implementing the laws in our country. Had Obama had to deal with a progressive, left-leaning congress, perhaps we would be seeing less of an income disparity.

It’s really an irritating habit of people (inside and outside of the US) to speak of President Obama as some sort of all powerful leader when the rules of being the President of the United States were purposefully written to prevent just that from happening. And as the Constitution of the United States was written by imperfect people (hence the “more perfect union” statement), it’s rather dubious to demand that a leader be perfect.

In other words, I’m more interested (and by FSM what I find interesting is to be what you find interesting, or else!) in reading how under our current government income disparity has increased. Much of what caused today’s problems were laid into law long before 2008. In fact, it appears that the stimulus package championed by Obama prevented the worse outcome of previous economic laws from happening.

Granted, it would have been nice if it did more, but Obama worked with the congress he had, not the congress he wanted.

I, for one, am grateful (note the proper spelling SPK*) that we are complaining about a lingering recession and income disparity instead of the depression (or possibly worse) that was on its way due to the incompetence of the previous incarnation of the Government of the United States.

Huh. GOTUS. That’s weird.

This was cross-posted from “The Agonist” where that “inside baseball” dig has more meaning.


Sometimes the cover is better than the original. And this proves that technical prowess and virtuoso is nothing compared to telling a story with emotion. Johnny Cash exceeded at both.

If you’re not close to crying after listening to this, you’re heartless.

My Morning Chuckle!

If you don’t laugh, you ain’t got a funny bone.

Feeling Rejected

Because I have a rule that I don’t post about my job, I haven’t said anything about the promotion I was vying for this past couple of weeks. Well, I didn’t get it and I’m taking it hard. When I was told that I didn’t get the promotion it was explained that I didn’t sell myself well enough in the interview.

See, the problem is, two of the three interviewers see me work every day. They even mentioned how hard they see me working when explaining why I didn’t get the promotion. But they also said they had to act as if they didn’t know me when they did the interview.

So, that means all the hard work, the willingness to step in and help out, and the fact that I displayed leadership in the act of doing my work didn’t mean shit because I failed to project an image of leadership in a 2 hour interview. So, basically two years of hard work didn’t count against a snapshot in time.

Yeah, not feeling very appreciated or valued as an employee right at the moment.