Friday, December 31, 2004

Tsunami Animation found here


Wool Pullers: Crisis in Asia--Tasteless

Wool Pullers: Crisis in Asia

Go read this post by this guy I linked above. I wish I hadn't used my joke down below about Jan Egeland being a heartless bastard until I saw what this guy Freedom Smith states and I quote:

"This whole earthquake/tsunami thing is horribly sad. The deathtoll seems to grow exponentially everyday. And the whole sad thing could have been avoided. You see, this was punishment from the Lord, but it was meant for America. God just has worse aim than an American missile system. It's hard to hit a target from Heaven, you know. Why is God so irate? Here are His reasons:

1. First and foremost, the re-election of George W. Bush..."

It goes on and on....

I just gotta say, is this whack job serious. Holy crap Freedom Smith, you are so weak.. Saying because the right wins control after the election, God caused a Tsunami to kill a few hundred thousand. Go be buddies with this guy... He could use the company.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0: Why the internet sucked until now

Sorry Billy, you lose. You can take your browser back please. IE 6.0 is terrible. Pictures stopped loading on my Internet Explorer about a month ago. Why? Because of some 16 digit error that Microsoft Update doesn't have a fix for yet. Hey the pictures loaded before just fine. Now all I get is a red X. I tried updating firmware on my router, heck I even bought a new router. I tried updating my wireless devices. I disconnected everything, even tried on a different computer on dial up, instead of DSL and still, no pictures. So IE 6.0... Be gone you POS!!!

Mozilla Firefox is great. First off it is free! 4.7meg download, easy to install and use. You don't have to be a rocket scientist or a billionaire with Asperger's Syndrome to use it. The pictures load with ease and no problems. It zips you around the net like nothing else. 15% of the last 100 people to see this blog are using it. It has been as high as 30%. 12 million downloads and counting.

RIP IE 6.0. I dare not delete you, though. What else would go wrong with my Microsoft products if I did?

PREDICTION FOR 2005: Google and Mozilla become one company. Google buys out major Satellite TV company (Directv or Dish Network) By year's end, 50% of the internet browser market is Mozilla Firefox, ripping majority share of the market Microsoft. (Because it's free) Bill Gates, however, still remains the richest man in the world accoring Forbes and his latest dividend adds another billion to the pile in his backyard up in Redmond.
Click this link to see what I think. I wonder if Bill will visit?

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Visual Consumer

Visual Consumer

I found this to be funny.... enjoy.

Tsunami: Is the UN is irrelevant?

First Jan Egeland says the donations by wealthy nations is stingy and then the UN says that nations are generous? (See above) Well, which way is it? An important leader of the UN makes a stupid stingy comment and then the UN comes back to supply some damage control. What are you afraid of UN? Pissing off America again? Maybe that is why we are in Iraq alone with Great Britain, Australia and Poland. ( I know there are others) Maybe if you did the right thing once and didn't screw up something like the Oil for Food program, for example. You only made the World's Enemies stronger.

There are many blogs popping up regarding this "stingy"issue. For example, ranging from how poorly the US government (Bush) is reacting to defense of the US Government's donation track record. Yet, it has become another way to keep the election going for the libs. It's over you lost, sorry you aren't happy, move on... or maybe... show some support to your country and President

The news out of the disaster stricken area is over whelming with news changing daily. In my opinion, the BBC has been reporting the news fairly well. I recommend their RSS Feed.

But why the stingy comment? That just pisses off the world. Here's my opinion on how the US is dealing with this catastrophy:
Imagine you live on a street with 20 houses, and you live on one end of the street. Well disaster happens to a house at the other end. Let's say the roof blew off that family's house. And you have to drive by and see this disaster. You hear from neighbors around your street that they lost their pets and the man of the house is out of a job. They have no where to go. They are hungry. Their baby is sick...etc. All kinds of horrible things. You don't know the people that had this happen but you feel you need to do something, anything you can. So do you, as a good samaritan, start writing checks to these people? Hell no.... First you assess the situation. Maybe you talk it over with other neighbors. You talk it over with your family. And then you PLAN what you are going to do and maybe work with others to do it.

Does the world expect the US to cough up billions immediately with out no plan or reason? Of course not, we don't know the full extent of the situation. We don't know anything yet. I am sure when it is all said and done, America and it's friends are going to look generous. And I am afraid, the UN, is just going to look worse than it already does. Sorry, libs... I said it. Sue me!

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Another Heartless Bastard: Jan Egeland

There is a possibility that hundreds of thousands of people are dead or injured and severely displaced by probably the worst natural disaster in modern history, and this guy is calling countries (namely the US) "Stingy"?

Jan Egeland, UN USG for Humanitarian Affairs

See area affected here. Need Adobe Reader.
BBC picture streamPosted by Hello

Monday, December 27, 2004

Observations Part 3: The Car Accident in Front of You

My wife and I were heading to Lowe's this evening to look a bathroom stuff when I saw some red brake lights that seemed to go up, then go down. Turns out it was a head on collision between a Jeep Cherokee and a old Chevy Blazer. The Blazer was upside down. The thing had totally rolled over and there was a lady trapped inside screaming. Of course, I stopped to help as I am not a heartless bastard. I quickly said,"Hey I am on it, I got a cell phone right here" furiously dialing the number. But.... then to my shock, my cell phone did not go through! Two more innocent bystanders we're trying on there phones, and they couldn't get through. This went on and on.

The lady was trapped in the car, seemingly calming down but still in a big state of panic. Man, now my wife and I were feeling the adrenalin. She was very calm, assisting those involved, making sure no one tried to move the lady. I was helping cars pass by, still trying the phone. The drivers of both vehicles were wandering in shock, with the poor lady trapped inside. A whole 5 minutes went by before we got through to 911. A couple of rude people sped by nearly clipping other cars. Finally just when the sirens were within an ear shot, the lady trapped shouted the name of the intersection which to me sounded like a "Hey I'm ok".

The trucks came. The situation was being handled. And, whoa... what a crazy thing to experience.

So I got home, looked on the net here and found this scary thing on Consumer Reports regarding cellphones and 911. Click on the scary thing link and see just how safe you are with that cellphone. Run to someone's home, it is always the best!

Sunday, December 26, 2004

My 914 Porsche

My 914 Porsche, repainted. I had wrecked it in August. A taxi driver ran a red light at the bottom of Lombard St. destroying my rear quarter panel and mangled my bumper. Thanks to AAA for not totalling it! Turns out it was a good omen. My friend Pat, did all the body work and painting, repairing rust, discovering more rust, than repairing that rust. Took this picture on Christmas Eve in Murphy's CA. What a great Birthday/Christmas present combo. (see this blog) Posted by Hello

My 914 (cont.)

Side view of my 914. I used the original color, Ivory White, and Phoenix Red for the trim. I am going for the limited edition 914 look as seen here. I never liked the vinyl you see on nearly all 914's . Once we painted the trim spoilers and rocker panels, the top had to go the same color instead of the original black. Posted by Hello

My 914 and the 325i

My toy and the wife's ride (2004 325i) The Luv truck in back is my father in law's. It actually runs. It's the original color.Posted by Hello

My 914 up close

Picture of some in close detail. Painted fog light grills and spoiler. Posted by Hello

My 914 again

Another view from the side of my 1974 914 Porsche. New Wheels are the next project. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

This Site is Breaking British Law

Who knew?
So I am browsing the net looking for more ways to attract find readers like yourself to this site. My goal is simple a paltry 200 to 500 visitors a day with regular visitors coming back. For example, if you like the little RSS orange thing on the bottom you can add me to your book marks.

Anyhow so I go to this site for a free web site analysis to tell me about all the egghead shit I need to know about "getting people" here and low and behold I am pissing off the British Government
What the hell is that? Some blind limey couldn't access a web page so he sued and won. That dick. ( now I am a racist against the British)

I know, I know, don't make fun of people with disabilities but sheesh, isn't that pushing it? I can totally see a blind guy using a computer. Braille keyboards, Speak N Spell voice and a HUGE magnifying lense. I have seen it done seriously and I am sympathetic to the plight of people with disabilities. But.... Couldn't you classify a website as art? And if a website is art couldn't you say so what, it's art?

I saw a huge statue in front of Davies Hall in SF today that was totally modern. (kinda gay actually). Davies Hall is disabled person friendly. Ramps and Elevators for days! I performed once there with this guy and I remember people in wheel chairs and hearing impaired stations. And hey, its in Frisco, the far left of the US. The most all kind of people friendly city in the world (socialism sucks). But the statue, in all its beauty and form is NOT compliant with little blind British kids who might want to access it.


Monday, December 13, 2004

Taking the Needle: Why Scott Peterson is a piece of Crap

I admit, I gave him the benefit of doubt. I watched him in 2002 saying he had nothing to do with it. I listened to the critics analysis of all the circumstantial evidence around the guy in early 2003 and still believed he was innocent. Then his last mistake of not using enough concrete... The bodies wash up and well, busted. I lost all interest in him actually being innocent. The sick bastard. And don't tell me he didn't plan it. You take up a fake hobby like fishing, take a small boat into the bay with fresh water bait (?) and leave the bodies there? He must have been afraid of a drought? Why not dump her in a lake by Modesto?

The whole crime is utterly disgusting. How do you take your pregnant wife, knock her out or strangle her while she is looking you in the eyes? This method was the most probable choice since there was no blood evidence or sign of a struggle. Clint Eastwood I think said it best in one of his famous lines in the movie "Unforgiven". "(It's a darn) thing killing a man, you take away all he has, and all he ever will have." This applies to this case to the tee. How do you take away a life of an unborn person, namely your son? There are no happy memories of first words, first ball game, first day in school, first car, first girlfriend... You take away those memories from him and the others who would have loved him. Namely Grandparents, Laci, Aunt's, Uncle's, cousins..etc. If you ever think about killing your wife or unborn child, it is time to get help and fast. Sad to say but maybe divorce was the better alternative. Stupidity isn't an option. He was leaving Laci for that paradox, Amber Frey??

The hardest thing for me came today. I personally could not sit on a case where the death penalty would be involved. I realized a few years back and this is kind of weird for a Republican voter, but if I was Pro-Life, I had to be against the Death Penalty. Most conservatives are for the death penalty, yet I side with liberals on the issue. Liberals are usually Pro-Choice and against the death penalty. Also conflicting. My view is simple though. If you are Pro-Life from the beginning you gotta be Pro Life at the end. This means no abortion. This also means we continue as we do now, to produce medicine and develop cures, even for people very late in life. When a person is born, society should be structured for everyone to live. I know that isn't really easy to wish but it's true. And if someone creates a dispicable act such as murdering your wife and unborn child, punishment should be life! Living a full life in a place of hell like prison is a better punishment. Why? Again going back to Mr. Eastwood... You take all they every will have. That means no bad experience like hell on earth, AKA being a Prison bitch!!! The guilty man should feel the pain of society, no less, not even death.

War?, well that is another issue for another blog.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The Shaft: Why being born on Christmas Day sucks

December 25th.... Born on Christmas Day. A Christmas Birthday, yippee. Why me?

Luck... no. No way!! I think my mother had me induced because the doctor was leaving for Hawaii or something. My poor, old mom seizing the opportunity. Gee thanks!

The novelty worked for me growing up, however. I was the youngest in my immediate family. We always got together during my birthday. No one ever forgot. And I did get double gifts for quite a few years there. Ok... maybe I was spoiled a bit. Hey I didn't care, I was a kid. In retrospect, I guess I appreciated it. My mom always threw a birthday party a few weeks before. I always had a birthday cake. No pumpkin pie with a candle like those other stories I have read. I got real birthday cards and birthday wrapping paper. I never minded that my birthday gifts were under the tree. The jealously of my peers when I had my birthday AND Christmas on the same day was always a plus when they saw the double gifts you got. I had bragging rights.

There is a point when the novelty wears off. It's called adulthood. This is when the attention gets well... tired. When you pay for something or go to the DMV and the "smart one" behind the counter notices and says, "Oh look, a Christmas Baby".
My favorite responses:
1. As I live and breath...
2. Oh you noticed and acknowledged it, Thank you. Most people forget during that day.
3. Since when do babies get credit cards/licenses/etc.
4. I smile and think, "You bitch"
5. Lucky me, born on Christmas, I am special. What did I win?

But when someone does say, "Oh look, a Christmas Baby" the next worthless piece of small talk that usually comes is either... "I'll bet that sucks" or "I know someone born 3 days before/after Christmas and they say it sucks" But they never say they know someone born on Christmas. Actually I have never met someone born on Christmas so I can't have the privilege of telling someone else that it sucks and know that from personal experience. I wonder if others in my situation feel the same way. Think about it. You have something and people tell you it sucks. They don't and never will have what you have. Yet they comment on it like it's the plague.

Another thing that sucks having a birthday this day is the doomed feeling you perpetually have with getting older: You cross sad milestones during the happiest time of the year. Think about this for a minute. When you are a teenager you can't wait to turn 16 so you can drive. You couldn't wait until you turned 18 so you could be legal and vote Republican. Then you can't wait until you turn 21 so you can go to that bar with your older brother on New Year's. But then, like last year for me... You turn 30??? What do you get out of that? A gray hair? You still get carded to remind you how old you really are. The guy that cards you always says, "Whoa sorry, I bet that sucks." What next 40? 50? And all these happiest days of your life occur on Christmas. Thanks again Mom.

Lastly, what about the freebies you get for your birthday? The free meal at your favorite restaurant? Nope, they are closed. How about that free car wash on your birthday? Nope not here, they are closed. Ice cream? Nope... All closed on your day. All the free marketing stuff these businesses give for birthdays, wow not today. Did these businesses know they are disciminating against a small portion of the public? I should get a coalition of people born on Easter, New Years Day, February 29th and Christmas and make our 1% count and get our free stuff. We make exceptions to the blind and deaf or the handicapped. We didn't choose to be born on these holidays. We were born with it. It's an impediment. And those smart clerks who read our driver's licenses and point us out like a different nationality? Isn't that discrimination? They tell you it sucks or they tell you about a relative "born near it" like it's a side of town you don't want to live. And those bosses who give you the day off on your birthday? Do you get a second day? Hell no... Because your business is closed on Christmas anyway. Sucks to be you, Christmas Baby.

Famous people with crappy birthdays found here:

If you were born on Christmas or know someone who was, leave a comment. Leave it anonymous if you don't want to register.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Barry Bonds: Why he is innocent of being guilty...

The link above provides before and after photos of the guys who got "pumped up"

Barry is innocent. Seriously... This autograph dodging, racist is innocent of all this steroid talk.
We have to believe that BALCO is full of corrupt guys, making products, that produce super athletes for the world to enjoy. We have gotten fast Olympic runners, bigger (not better) linemen for the Raiders and a best of the best from the bay area in baseball (McGwire, Giambi and Bonds). All for us to watch and worship. What for? Money. BALCO is in the business of making money. You produce big name athletes, you reap the rewards of everyone else wanting to "be them".

Did steroids help Barry? While on CNN/SI I noticed Barry hit no homers over 450 feet before 2000 and has hit 21 over 450 feet. Should the Giant's rename McCovey Cove to Barry's Juice?
I think we'd go too far.

Barry has skills. He can see the ball better than anyone in the league and has developed one of the best swings baseball has ever seen. The guy is a contact hitter... with lots of power. Take Mark McGwire on the other side. He admitted he took Andro-testosterone but probably... did not know it was a "steroid" since it was "legal" to take in Baseball...(But not in other professional sports). The dude bulked up big after 1995. See
Yet, when he batted he swung off his ass to hit towering fly balls. Most of the time when he was out, it was a fly ball to the outfield or struck out. Look at his stats between 1989 and 1991 Look at that 22 homer year in 154 games. Then he gets hurt, then 1996 comes and he goes 52, 58, 70 and so forth. Roids helped Mark get over the wall. Then he retires, early?? Why? No andro and he, being from the bay, he knew what BALCO was upto? Giambi idolizes McGwire, so he does the same? Barry, his stats, totally different. The dude was walked 872 times the last 5 years. The guy has 600 more walks than Mantle with only 1000 more at bats. An astounding 1000 more walks than Mr. October, Reggie Jackson. Both Jackson and especially Mantle, would have taken steroids to enhance their careers if they were readily available as they are today. Mantle and Jackson are power hitters who struck out way more than Bonds. In fact, if Bonds plays 2 more years he'll easily beat Jackson's strike out total of 2597 with his walk total. You cannot compare Bonds to anyone except maybe Ruth. Would Ruth have taken the needle late in his career if he could?

Barry is a big enough dick to be ignorant. Listen to the guy talk. He is ambivolent to the world around him. He ignores the media and has heated recliner in the locker room. Seeing and hearing the guy in the news makes me believe that he has no idea except that he won't give money to white people. See

"One, I'm black, and I'm keeping my money. And there's not too many rich black people in this world. There's more wealthy Asian people and Caucasian and white. And I ain't giving my money up."

So Barry gets a few more homers but he still finishes over 600 without steroids and the world would never no different. He is an asshole!!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Who's going to get it?: The Jehovah's Witness at the Door

The author here, me, is completely sympathetic to the plight of all religions, whether it is "society's" right or wrong. I have the utmost respect to devoted people. However...

The door bell rang yesterday morning, Saturday... Around 9 AM. I normally ignore all people that knock at my door on a Saturday morning because it is either a bothersome neighbor kid selling something or somebody lost. It's never what you expect. So why answer? I mean at least my sister in law call's before she comes over that early on Saturday. I was down stairs in the TV room when the bell rang. The Westminster chime I installed the previous week bellowed through the halls of my 90 plus year old home. The dog barked, which was a good sign I probably didn't know the person at the door, and I really did not want to get it. So I ignored it. The Westminster chime bellowed again and my wife called out that she was in the shower, which blew the illusion "we weren't home" completely out the window. I mean both cars are in the driveway. Anyhow, in my slow climb upstairs hoping the solicitor would leave I noticed my wife running to the door soaking wet, but fully dressed. I heard the hello's and thank you's and my wife's apology for being in the shower and she accepted this month's ad for the Watchtower.
Jehovah's Witnesses. Uggh... Couldn't they see the Christmas tree.

A funny experience a few years back... We were living in our old house a couple blocks away and my wife was away getting groceries or something, so I was outside mowing the little lawn we had on the sidewalk frontage. It was warm, I had the windows open in the house and I thought,"What the hell..." I put in Metallica's And Justice For All... and proceeded to trim the yard. I had a manual push mower so I can hear every beat from Lars, every shriek from James, every strum from Kirk and well... you still can't hear Jason's bass on that album because the band hated him even then. Heck he was the new guy on that album since the bus crash killed the other guy . Anyhow... suddenly from behind I was approached by two old ladies. They were kind and asked if the woman of the house was home. I said, no just me. "Oh"

She proceeded to talk about salvation and what not and was offering me books to read, all while "One" is blasting behind us right where James is screaming "Darkness, imprisoning me..." I so wanted to laugh... but I was so polite and respectful. I could only imagine what they were thinking. I mean the song is about someone imprisoned by disability, no arms, no legs, no eyesite, no hearing... I am sure they felt they were in hell's front yard.

The Jehovah's Witness plight seems good. All they want to do is "save you" their way so you can go to Heaven during Armageddon. Their whole goal is to save everyone they meet on their outings. Usually on their outings they are paired and sometimes you'll have an "elder" and a young member. What an honorable plight, seriously...

Until you read what I spent the afternoon reading. They think everyone else is part of Satan. You, Catholics, Methodists, Lutherans, Mormons, Buddhists, Hebrews, Muslims and etc. They hate everything these religions stand for. The bible was wrong so they have their own interpretation which has 300 known bad translations in their favor. They snub their noses at family members who aren't JW's. They will not help the sick, destitute and poor who are not affiliated because they feel that they are contributing to Satan. The kick out members who smoke. They don't celebrate anything. They isolate their kids from school sports, plays, music and any worthwhile extra curricular. All this because everything not Watchtower is Satanic which won't allow them to be with God in Heaven when Armageddon happens. According to the Watchtower the world will end in 1975. 29 years and waiting.
read: Ralph Miller spent his life with the JW's and what a horrific realization he came to late in life!

All along the watchtower,
Prisoner's kept in view,
Wild women came and went,
Barefoot servants too.
Outside in the cold distance,
a wild cat did growl,
Two riders were approaching,
And the wind began to howl

All Along the Watchtower--Bob Dylan

On a lighter note, we apparently have wa-a-a-ay more to fear than Armageddon. This site offers light-hearted what if's about the end of the world. The half oil thing is frightening as well as the dumbification of the human species. freaky!!!