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Shove This Volt Up Your Ass

I'm on my second contract at Microsoft. Since Microsoft was sued for having contracted employees on for extended periods of time, they have a rule that when a contract is up, you have to take 100 days off in between contracts . My first contract was with a company called Volt. Volt is a large contractor for Microsoft, and most contracted employees tend to have their first contract through them, but not the second. I also fall into that category. I'm with a different company this time around. When I was eligible to return this last September, I contacted Volt to let them know I was looking. They said great, and that they would get my resume out. I received a couple potential postings, but ended up going with a different company. I told Volt that I wasn't going to use them, and the reasons why.

So a couple of days ago, I got this e-mail from a Volt recruiter. Here is the thing, they have my resume from before, so they know my skill set, and they know that I'm not an IT p…

Blue Badge Can't Hold His Coffee

This morning, I was in the break room getting a cup of water. It was around 9:00 in the morning; so the room was pretty active with people getting their morning cup of coffee, tea, or whatever. As I was walking toward the water dispenser a guy was attempting to put the lid on his styraphoam cup. In the process he managed to spill a decent portion of it on the floor, right in front of the filtered water dispenser. He quickly reached over to grab a couple of paper towels. So of course I assume he's going to use it to clean up his mess. As I'm filling my cup, I even stand out of the way to give him access to the spill on the floor. But like a typical Microsoft-FTE he wipes his hands and cup off, throws the towels in the trash, and walks out of the room. Me, being the cranky monkey that I am yell, "you're not going to clean up your mess" and under my breath "jackass". Of course he keeps walking.

Since one of my coworkers was in the break-room with me, I aske…

Stereotyping

I've been blogging politics quite a bit lately, so I'd like to take it back to what I would like to think of as classic cranky, or offending as many people as possible.

Last Thursday I was walking my dog. We usually take a pretty long walk after work, and a portion of the walk involves a section of road that has a pretty high level of traffic. It also has a bar in one direction, kind of a shitty bar to be exact. So, I'm walking my dog, at around 4 or 5 in the afternoon, and I walk around a corner and end up walking behind some guy. I'm walking faster than he is, so I go to pass him and in the process notice his reek of alcohol. Then as we pass him, my dog startles the guy, and he makes some comment. Nothing rude or anything, just something about his slow pace. At this point I get a good look at his face. The guy had obviously been drinking and is now walking home from getting his drunk on. By looking at him, I could tell he doesn't have much money, very run down l…

I Can't Wait Till # 3 is #1

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This one was sent to me via text message - "proof Americans are dumb. Step up 2 was # 3 at the box office last week."

I don't think I need to add to that, it pretty much speaks for itself.

Pay More Get Less

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A friend of mine forwarded this to me. It's another fine example of how, out of touch the legislators here is Washington are with the public. Sen. Rodney Tom, (D-Medina) proposed bill SB 6900 that would charge an additional cost to vehicle licensing fees based on engine displacement. For example, engine size (liters) Rate Schedule:
Up to 1.9 $0
2.0 - 2.9 $70
3.0 - 3.9 $225
4.0 - 4.9 $275
5.0 - 5.9 $325
6.0 - 7.9 $400
8.0 or over $600

First of all, I'd like to point out that we used to pay quite a bit in licensing, until Tim Eyman helped push through a voter referendum that cut it down to our current rates. Obviously the legislators are aware that we don't want to pay excessive taxes on our vehicle licensing.

All you Medina readers out there who like driving around in your Hummers, BMW's, and Escalades, remember the name Rodney Tom next time he us up for election in your district. And remember how he wants to make you pay a lot of money on those fancy vehicles of yours.

In readin…

Forethought? Not in Shoreline Politics

Representative Maralyn Chase, from Shoreline and of course a Democrat, introduced house bill 2424 to the legislator this week. The bill would ban plastic grocery bags. Yep, the options are to buy tote bags, force stores to come up with an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic, and of course paper. So, I the consumer will have to spend money on a tote bag, which I also have to carry around with me. Or, I have to spend money on the alternatives, because as we all know, if the stores have to spend more on bags, the cost ends up going to the consumer. As in, plastic costs about a penny and paper costs about 4 cents to manufacture.

The statistic used to justify this bill is, that only 1 to 5 percent of the plastic bags used are recycled. Well yeah Maralyn you stupid cunt, some people actually use them as garbage bags, like me for example. So think about this, if I wasn't using the grocery bag as a garbage bag, I would buy a roll of them at the store and use those. The same fu…

Mitt Tote

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I made myself a vow that I would cut back on talking politics on this blog for a few weeks. Even I'm getting tired of the subject, and I'm totally into following politics. It's like a reality show, but better because it's scripted. Anyway, I just have to post another thing about Mitt the Rat. I was scrolling down and scanning through some of my old posts,( because they are so good even I can't stop reading them) and I noticed one of the Google ads on the side was for Mitt Romney 08 Gear. I just had to check out the site thinking that maybe I would pick up a t-shirt or something and use it as a cum rag for some late night masturbation. At first, I thought the site was some kind of a joke, some liberal hippie college students selling old republican gear to other ultra liberals. But it turns out, this is a Republican loving Democrat hating conservative site. not only can you get Mitt Romney tote bags, you can find buttons for Republican candidates no one has ever hear…

20 Rules For Being A Good Republican

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20 Rules for Being a Good Republican

1) Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you are millionaire conservative radio jock, which makes it a "disease" and needs our prayers for "recovery."

2) You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all on their own.

3) You have to be against government programs, but expect your Social Security checks on time.

4) You have to believe that government should stay out of people's private lives but it needs to punish
anyone caught having sex with the "wrong" gender.

5) You have to believe that pollution is ok, so long as it makes a profit.

6) You have to believe in prayer in schools, as long as you don't pray to Allah or Buddha.

7) You have to believe that only your own teenagers are still virgins.

8) You have to believe that a woman cannot be trusted with decisions about her own body, but that large multinational corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind wit…

Another Dead Tree

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I was going to blog today about Mitt The Rat dropping out of the Republican race for president. But I think a simple "yippee skippy" Is all I need to say about that. Today, I've decided to tell a story. A story about a young man, and his visit to Sears.

Last weekend I went to the local Sears store to buy a couple of items. In fact I bought two items exactly, one of which was a pair of jeans. So, I was standing in line waiting to buy my items, when I noticed the person ringing people up, was taking this huge wad of receipts and putting it into each persons bag. When my turn arrives, she rings the stuff up and goes to print out my version of long receipt. So I make a comment about it. She tells me that it's mostly coupons. I don't say anything else about it and leave. After getting home I took my stuff out of the bag and laid out the receipt to see just how long it was. As you can see from the below image, it was about 4 feet long. The top section is the actual rece…

Good Job Cranky Readers

As of a few weeks ago, it was looking like Mitt Romney might get the Republican nomination for president. So, I did my duty as an American and spoke out about what a travesty that would be, and you my readers listened. Yesterday was super Tuesday, and John McCain is now the front runner. The only possible explanation for this change in leads, has to be because of this blog. But remember, the race isn't over yet. Romney hasn't withdrawal from the running, and there are still a few states to go. So keep it up, we want to see the best both political parties has to offer in the November election, not the lamest like the last election. We all know how that ended up. Unfortunately we can't stop the conservative extremists from voting, so we have to out vote them.

Go Red

Quite a few charities out there tend to totally piss me off. I've found that most charities don't contribute as much as possible to the cause. You might recall my recent post Reduce Carbon by Using Paper where here in the U.S. charities can get away with only providing 1% of the money towards the actual cause. I've also noticed in the past how many don't actually tell people where the money is going. Many of the global awareness ones do this. They say the money is going to fight global warming, but don't actually say how they are doing that.

This last winter I found the Red iPod that sends $10.00 per sale to combat AIDS in Africa. Recently Microsoft and Dell computers launched a Red computer, that $50.00 dollars from the sale goes to the Red charity. The reason I'm commenting on this is, I like the transparency of the company. On the joinred.com website, they state 100% of the money is used to "finance health and community support programs in Africa." …