I must be Bored!

I just posted my first yelp review.

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NO! I’m not becoming a “yelper” like those depected in South Park!

The episode “You’re not Yelping” cracks me up every time I see it.

OH Crap! Now I’ve got the boogers & cum song stuck in my head!

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA !

Damn! Maybe some Nine Inch Nails will flush that all too catchy South Park tune out of my head.

Anyway, my very first yelp was about a recruiting firm.

Basically, I just lambasted them for their unprofessional behavior and muddying the waters for people like me that are genuinely searching for a new job.

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I was going to contact the management of the recruiting firm but trying to find out who even owns the place is nigh impossible. And don’t even try to reach a manager or supervisor. It’s all double and triple dead ends designed to obfuscate. Which means that essentially no-one is responsible for anything at the place.

It’s my fault for believing in ANY recruiter.

I got suckered by an email that described exactly what I’m looking for. I want a job that is in my field and that is close so I’m not spending my life on the freeway.

After the woman at the recruiting firm milked me for all kinds of information she said she was going to send my information on to her client. Then she went all radio silent and isn’t responding to emails or anything else.

A few days later I ran across an ad for the exact same position that appeared to have been posted by the hiring company on a public jobs board. So now I can’t apply because I don’t know if the recruiter submitted my resume or not. I also don’t know what is going on because the recruiter is not responding to any of my entreaties.

(Cool word, you just don’t get enough opportunities to use cool words these days.)

Since I have no mechanism to bring this recruiters unprofessionalism, to the attention of her superiors, I was left with adding my review to the chorus of reviews of her agency on Yelp.

Not my first choice, by a long shot, but hopefully it will help some other poor schmuck not waste his or her time.

Published without further comment…

 

Saudi cleric calls chess ‘work of the devil,’ issues fatwa

Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim cleric has issued a fatwa against chess, saying it is like gambling and is forbidden by God. The mufti said the game was a waste of time and stirred enmity among people.

“Chess is like alcohol and gambling that God has forbidden,” Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Aziz al-Sheikh announced in one of his broadcasts that has appeared frequently in the last months.

The cleric expressed his views in a Saudi religious television channel called Almajd.

Chess buffs in the country said they were upset by the mufti’s statement. “The mufti has no background about chess and its modern systems,” Moussa Bandr, an official of the Saudi Chess Association, told journalists of the dpa news agency.

“This fatwa could open the door for the religious police in the kingdom to have a legal reason for stopping us from organizing chess tournaments,” Bandr said, adding that a chess event had begun on Friday in Mecca without any problems.

Meanwhile, chess mogul Garry Kasparov came to the rescue, condemning the fatwa and demanding that Riyadh concentrate more on human rights and democracy.

Chess is popular in Saudi Arabia, where men play the game at home or in coffee houses. Riyadh follows a very strict interpretation of Islam called Wahhabism which imposes strict restrictions, including the segregation of men and women in public and a ban on women’s driving.
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– via DW.COM

Except to say this is one of many ways to make sure your people continue to wallow in irrationality and illogic.

 

Oscars RACIST!

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Big Deal so what, Who Cares?

Al Sharpton claims the Oscars are “Fraudulent” because the nominees are all white.

Aside from Sharpton himself being more racist than the Grand Dragon of the KKK; if the Oscars are fraudulent  then why is he worried about doing the Uncle Tom shuffle in a meaningless award ceremony?

KKK UniformDon’t worry Al, next year all the nominees will be black regardless of how bad the movies are, or poor the acting is. There won’t be any white devils nominated, just to appease you.

That won’t make the ceremony any more valid, less racist, or relevant to our daily life. It will not change who’s in control. It will however, finally END these stupid, vain, self congratulatory, award ceremonies.

I personally will be very glad to see the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and the BET Awards, tossed on the dustbin of history. I look forward to not having to hear about these vanities ever again.

OscarUntil then Al, SHUT UP!

Think about the fact that I, who was born in the South believe that you make David Dukes look like a balanced individual. (To be clear, he’s not, and neither are you.)

Al, your claims to fame are exactly 3 things.

You’re an unbelievable racist.

You’re an example that FAT shaming works. Your pictures from the 70’s are telling.

You’re awesome at tax evasion, and mooching.

That’s it. Your life summed up. So please exit the public stage, we’re all totally over your shit.

I’m sure someone will decide to give you an Oscar next year. It’ll be a lifetime achievement award in dramatic rhetoric.

Cocktail / Dinner Party Don’ts

Discussing, politics, religion, & the family doctor at social gatherings… BIG social no-no’s!

Audrey-Hepburn-cocktail-partyI was at a dinner party the other night.  It was nice until someone assumed that everyone in the crowd would be voting for Hillary!  I corrected him, simply saying that I wasn’t. Then he called me a misogynist because I’m not on the Hillary bandwagon.  Hey, I’m not voting for Trump either!

In hindsight, since the word misogynist rolled off the guys tongue with the same venom as the word “Racist” I probably should have kept my mouth shut.

I didn’t!

I asked this person to explain their logic.  Things went down hill from there, I really need to learn how to disengage, or better yet not engage at all!
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This person explained that is was time for America to have a woman president.

He went on to justify that statement by saying European countries had elected women leaders. I asked how he could justify voting for Hillary when we know she’s lied about at least one issue of national security regarding her email server, and that the FBI is currently investigating her.

I also pointed out that if she were a man, or Republican, or a citizen like everyone in the room, she’d be out of the presidential race and likely in jail. The response was, “Hillary is better than Trump.”

“What about Fiorina,” I asked.

“She’s a Republican!”

Hillary-Clinton.pngAt which point, I pointed out that his choice of Hillary was in fact not based simply on the fact that America needed a woman president but party politics.

Then the guy tried to “WIN” the conversation by loudly asking me again if I was a misogynist and accused me of being afraid of a woman president.  I told him that I thought his attitude was based in misandry and given that he was a man I found that quite ironic.

Thinking about it… That was when I should have stopped.

He didn’t understand what I’d said, so I should have realized I was having a war of wits with and unarmed person.

The discussion, such as it was, devolved into his pronouncements that no-one should have guns and everyone in America was afraid.  I told him I thought that he was overstating the issue. Especially considering that Munich was currently on lockdown due to threats from ISIS. And that in the wake of Paris, and San Bernardino perhaps being prudent and more aware of our surroundings was not a bad idea.

His rather angry response was to tell me that being alert and aware of your surroundings, or preparing for things like fire, or earthquake, and more recently jihadi attacks, by noting things such as exits in a public place is paranoid and demonstrative of the cowardice of America.

Therefore I was paranoid and a coward. Uhhh WOW!

Justice-in-the-Form-of-a-New-Law-Served-to-PA-Crime-VictimsI pointedly asked him if he really thought it was paranoid to take just the slightest moment to note exits in case of an emergency. He responded that even if terrorists came into a restaurant shooting he’d be ok getting shot.

My brain rebooted.

In my world view  you never just lay down and die, especially not when you have options, like the ability to retreat.

DUDE-WTF-IS-WRONG-WITH-YOUI asked him to explain himself and honestly was curious about the foundations of his belief,  because that mindset is so completely Alien to me.

He started spouting circular and rhetorical talking points that led me to believe he worked for the progressive Democrat movement. After several rotations of the talking points, suddenly he threw in people don’t need to carry guns.

I said what?

Then I realized he was referring to the new Texas open carry law, and that somehow in his world view, now everyone was carrying guns all the time everywhere. I even pointed out that people exactly like him had managed to take the right of open carry away from their fellow citizens in California.

I kept asking questions and he kept parroting the progressive liberal talking points. It became very clear that he wasn’t actually thinking. I have no problem with people having differing opinions from mine, I have a real problem with people regurgitating stuff that they’ve not really thought about.

moderate-alcohol-consumption-beneficialGranted there was some alcohol involved and somewhere in my brain there was a diagnostic running that was questioning if I was drunk and being an ass.

The little boy in me said “He Started it!”

I’d decided to disengage because I was tired of making points that he tried to erase by parroting canned talking points, but being unable to discuss or expound on any of those points.

Later, It occurred to me that this person had probably never in his entire live been in a situation where they were the least bit on the edge. His world experiences were so safe or he was so oblivious, that he actually believed he was safe from everything all the time. This is a person who believes they don’t have to have an earthquake kit because the government will be there to make everything fine, instantly.

At that moment, I wasn’t able to look at this person with anything but contempt. I saw the guy as prey, a sheep, weak, and someone that I wouldn’t miss if I never saw him again. If an earthquake had happened at that exact moment, I’d have done nothing to ensure his safety. Sheep die all the time…

Things really took a turn towards the surreal when my other half told the guy he was being an ass by not allowing me or anyone else to complete a sentence without interruption.

The other half even said I wasn’t being an Ass, but that the other guy was. I began looking for signs I’d entered an alternate universe, I didn’t find any so…

Surprise Surprise Surprise! I’m not a complete asshole!

That my other half took a side like that, surprised the hell out of me

Normally I’m allowed to make an ass of myself without comment. On rare occasion I’m  told I’m being an asshole, and that I need to shut up.

In this situation apparently, my only fault was answering someone who was clearly interested in a battle of wits, they thought they’d win.

They weren’t prepared to have someone say, “Defend your opinions.”

I was really worried that the other half was pissed at me. I asked about it and was told it wasn’t me.

Church Lady isn't that specialA friend reminded me that I should have dropped to my Southern upbringing and simply avoided the whole conversation with;

“How nice” or “Bless your heart”

That’s really good advice and I’ll be taking it next time.

You know… It’s still the owners Home

I read this article about AirBnB and couldn’t help thinking if I was doing the Airbnb thing;

“It’s my house and I can choose to rent a room or not to whomever I want. It’s not like I’m renting a hotel room, apartment or the entire house, on a permanent basis. That would fall under equal opportunity housing. ”

If I’m an Airbnb host I’m allowing someone into my house. I sure as hell wouldn’t let someone from Ferguson, MO, or Syria into my house. That would be just plain stupid! The risk would be unacceptably high that something bad would happen.

Then I was thinking about the Social Justice Warrior crowd, Black Lives Matter, and all the rest, and it hit me, “Shit! these fuckers are going to demand absolute equality,”

Given that, AirBNB is probably done in the US.”

Stop Apologizing!

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The President and his administration are once again apologizing and creating excuses to explain why Islamic folks do the crap they do.

Yeah I’m not narrowing my focus to only those who are cutting off heads.

We know (regardless of many media apologist reports) that there are NO-GO zones in various parts of Europe. You don’t need formal paperwork and signs to understand you’re in danger when you walk into a neighborhood. American black people have been talking about this phenomenon for decades.

Having taken a wrong turn in Harlem and spending years working in South Central LA, I can assure you that white neighborhoods aren’t the ONLY neighborhoods where you can feel threatened because of your mere presence.

Recently, there was a gentleman in Paris who spent 10 hours walking through no go zones that the French government deny exist.

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Read more about his day here. This is similar to other videos depicting the “War on Women”. I’m not saying this is definitive proof of NO-GO zones, but it’s as valid as 10 hours as a woman in Hjab in NY or 10 hours walking in NYC as a Woman.

So as far as followers of Islam… I paint them all with the same brush. My other half cringes and is not happy that I’m blind to the shades of gray between “Good Islam” and “Bad Islam”.

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I see the shades of gray as so fractional that the differences are irrelevant. Just the same as a percentage of .0003 or .0007 contamination of Plutonium with Uranium in the warhead of an atomic bomb doesn’t matter all that much to the city or people that were just vaporized.

A scientist somewhere might be concerned that the weapon’s yield was off by a couple of kilotons but in the long run it doesn’t matter, the city is still ash.

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Perhaps a better example would be that it doesn’t matter to the guy dying of Polonium exposure if he was injected with Polonium 209 or Polonium 210, he’s still a dead man.

That’s a better description, given the infiltration of so many cities in the West by Islamic populations that seek to impose their religion and sharia law in major metropolitan areas. According to our leaders apparently all the rest of us are supposed to accept it.

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I refuse. I refuse to apologize for wanting to maintain my cultural integrity. None of the European people should have to apologize either, although their government officials seem to feel compelled to bow and accept growing Islamic influence.

Remember when England, steadfast in its defiance, stood against German military technology, even though their cities were being bombed to rubble? It’s hard to believe that England is that same country today. Especially when reports are coming out about Islamic control in English schools, or systematic rape of English schoolgirls in heavily Islamic areas. Rapes I might add, that were reported to local authorities but then covered up because the authorities didn’t feel that they had the necessary backing from the government to prosecute the crimes.

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Even Germany has been contaminated to such an extent that a growing group of protesters against Islamization of their country are denounced as Xenophobes by the leaders of their government.

Merriam-Webster defines Xenophobe – “One unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin.”

These folks are protesting the loss of their cultural inheritance. It’s not xenophobic to point out that endless accommodation to Islam is eroding German culture.

Well, at least its not any more xenophobic or racist than pointing out shutting down parts of LA to celebrate cinco de mayo in America is seriously screwed up. Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence day. Ya don’t see government sponsored Fourth of July celebrations in Mexico City even though there are a ton of American citizens there. Another blog piece for another time…

Recently, I saw an article in one of the German news sites (which I can’t find now) that said some butchers were being forced to remove pork products completely from their shops if they wanted to have government contracts. NewImage Think about that one!   Germany is renown for its pork products but in order to appease Islam while maintaining lucrative government contracts the butchers can’t have pork in their shops at all.

This is the kind of thing the Pegida protesters are talking about, they’re not afraid of Islam, they just  don’t want to lose their heritage to Islam.

All the while, their leaders keep apologizing… Much like out leaders.

President Obama says, “we should address the grievances terrorists exploit”

I think we’ve tried that… for decades.

Come here for an education, here are billions in aid from the generous tax payers of America. What? Its not enough? Oh well here are trillions over the next 10 years. 

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None of these things improved the conditions in these countries. The problem isn’t that simple. Educating folks from poor nations simply makes those folks want to stay here (in the West).

Does the President really think a 25 year old male educated in engineering is going to want to go back to a repressive country where goats are running in the muddy streets to build bridges or microwave relays?

What incentive would this newly minted engineer have to return home when he could stay in a country with running water, paved streets, and sexually unrepressed women? Is that smart guy going to want to go home where infant and child mortality is 40% and start a family where there is no hospital for 100 miles, or is he going to take a job in New York making 150K a year, buy a couple of BMWs, marry a slightly damaged woman, have a family, then retire to Florida?

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Dumping money into these countries does nothing. A large percentage of the cash or goods have no accountability. We don’t know where it goes after we deliver it to the local government… Until… we notice that they’ve got a really big army thats well armed with brand new Chinese weapons.

Or the presidental palace suddenly triples in size and has solid gold toilets and servants to carry water in buckets to refill the tanks after each flush. We politely look the other way while the leader of those same “aided” countries pins another medal on themselves, and their people are starving and dying in the streets.

The so called “Grievances” our President wants us to address will only lead to more appeasement.

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“Don’t draw pictures of Muhammed”

Ok, we wont.

“Don’t insult Islam”

Ok, we wont.

“Give us the ability to make nuclear materials”

Ok, here are more centrifuges

“Don’t interfere in our marriage rituals. 9 year old girls can be married. Your interference even when we are guests in YOUR country,  is a violation of our freedom of religion.”

OK, Just please don’t do any honor killings.

“Honor killing is a part of our religious law, you can’t stop us from practicing our religion. In fact if we’re living in your country, your right to freedom of religion has to be enforced. You say you embrace all religions and therefore must protect ours.”

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Uh, OK, we guess you’re right.

“We want military aid to defeat the enemies of our fathers.”

Umm, Who exactly are they?

“You wouldn’t understand, just give us the weapons and training to use them.”

Umm, OK. Look, you’re not going to bomb Israel, are you?

“We promise… we’re only going to destroy the enemies of our fathers.”

Uh HEY! You did bomb Israel.

“We were aiming for the hated Infidel enemies occupying our ancestral lands… Was that Israel? Oh well.”

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Look you need to stop killing people.

“We’re only killing those we are directed to klll by the Prophet. You know, women under 12 who do not have sex with their husbands, men who do have sex with each other, Christians, Jews, intellectuals, the educated, Old women who don’t get pregnant, anyone that questions our authority, and people that just look different from us.”

Doesn’t that mean that eventually you’re going to have only you?

“Yes, are you questioning our authority?”

Uh nope, not at all.

My fellow Citizens of the West we need to help followers of Islam to become a happy and productive people and then terrorism will end and the world will be at peace…

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“Very good, my little puppet. Remind me to kill you before I rape your daughter. You shouldn’t have to see that.”

We’ve tried to address their grievances, and gotten exactly no improvement.

Historically, we know that NO amount of appeasement is ever enough. See the History of World War II for a quick primer.

Its well past time for us, in the West to go full on crusader on these vermin. Yes, I specifically chose those terms to be inflammatory.

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I honestly don’t give a rancid demonic fart about followers of Islam blowing themselves up, radicals or otherwise, Hell I’d give ‘em the fucking vests and park their asses in the Rose Bowl then charge admission…

“Alright, Ladies & Gentlemen… the number to dial is area code 555, the prefix is 666 and one of you lucky folks is going to dial the magic four digit code that will get this party started. Now, without further adieu, START YOUR DIALING!”

BOOOOOOMMMMMM!

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“Who dialed 4321?  There she is, ladies & Gentlemen, What’s your name dear? Mrs. Sweet? How old are you Ma’am? 95! Wow, Isn’t that nice folks? Congratulations Mrs Sweet, thank you for coming out tonight. You’re our lucky executioner for the evening. Everyone give this lovely lady a round of applause…”

I no longer care about Islamic beliefs, rationale, or this backward death cult.

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Practitioners of this religion have become poster children against religion in general.

They are an example of a retrograde culture and should be put to work in menial jobs shackled to their tools and forced to build a monument to their stupidity in stone.

Its well past time we in the West called Islam what it is, Insanity, Terrorism, Institutionalized Hatred & Xenophobia, or more politely. A religion whose time has come & gone like the worship of Ra, Quetzalcoatl, or Zeus.

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Let’s stop trying to whitewash it and stop fucking apologizing for noticing the ills of this particular belief structure.  If indeed Islam is a religion of Peace, then it’s followers need to do a whole lot better job of reigning in their extremists.

Perhaps its time for the West to hear an apology from Islamic folks.