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Clean Coal?

A few days before Christmas, a Tennessee coal plants retention pond broke flooding a billion gallons of coal ash into the Emory River. The expected clean-up could take years, not to mention the amount of fish and wildlife killed. Add to that the arsenic and other chemicals dumped into the river. The Kingston Steam Plant is one of the many coal power plants, that contributes to the United States coming in second only to China in coal production. The U.S. produces half of its energy from coal, contributing to 40% of the worlds energy that comes from coal. Coal accounts for about 36 percent of the United States carbon dioxide emissions of around 6 billion tons every year, according to the Department of Energy. As well as the environmental impact that goes along with digging it from ground. This all leads to the question, is there really such a thing as clean coal?

Clean coal is a term widely used to describe new technology that is supposed to reduce the environmental impact of coal burni…

It Was The Saturday Before Christmas

Since it was asked of me to do a Christmas post, and I know how much you all love them, I held on to this one in the proverbial oven.

It was the Saturday before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, because all were at the mall

The parking lot was full, and jammed with SUV's, as soccer moms scurried and hurried, for the latest plasma TV's

People screamed and hollered with delight, as that last parking spot opened on the right

But alas it was to no avail, as they were to slow and all they got, was a BMW that beat them to the spot

With a cry and a scream, they flipped that jackass the bird, who only turned and smiled, and left with an unheard word

Inside the mall it was a great massive flurry, as the people where all in a great big hurry

They didn't care who got in the way, all that matter was to be ahead of the fray

Little boy Yates needed the latest video game, to kill all his friends with vibrate control, 3D interactive, Bluetooth headset, multi-playe…

The Education of Shelby Knox

In my constant attempt to kill time while I should be working, I watched the Documentary "The Education of Shelby Knox." And I have decided to play movie critic for the day.

The movie takes a look at a young girls attempt, to promote sex education in a conservative Texas school system. Lubbock Texas is a prime example of why abstinence only education is not an effective way to teach children about sex. Lubbock has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country, and transmission of STD rates. According to the movie, the pregnancy and STD rates can be attributed to the Lubbock school policy that teaches no sex until you get married. Teachers are only allowed to say, abstinence is the only option to prevent pregnancy.

Shelby Knox has loving conservative parents who take her to church every Sunday, and do the best they can to raise their outspoken and opinioned daughter. Shelby has taken a vow of celibacy through her church, but even though she has chosen not to have se…

Microsoft Redmond vs Fargo

I pulled this off the Seattle PI this morning. It's someone at the Microsoft's Fargo campus responding to the Redmond campus practically shutting down since it started snowing last week.

Due to normal cold weather and heavy snowfall the Microsoft Facilities in Fargo, including satellite areas (ABC, DEF, and GHI) will have NO SERVICES INTERUPTED due to Snow/Ice conditions in the local area.

Effective For: Thursday, December 18, 2008 through the end of April

Please exercise normal caution driving and walking on campus as you are more likely to be attacked by a bunny than slip and fall on the ice.

Shuttle: Campus shuttles will not be operating because there is no such thing as a campus shuttle in Fargo.

Facilities Maintenance Response: A full maintenance staff is at work on campus today.

Security: Corporate Security advises its services will remain available to the campus. If you need assistance, stop by the office and wake them up.

Parking: Park as usual, the snow plow drivers will jus…

Netflix Watch Now Maybe

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A few weeks ago, I noticed that a large number of my movies in the Netflix watch now queue were marked to be removed at the first of January. At first I thought it was Sony removing it's movies because the Xbox now allows for Netflix users to watch now. But it turns out, it's all the movie companies. When will they learn, the internet is the way of the future.

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15 In a 35

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Yes you rotten cunt, there is snow on the side of the road. But there is no snow on the actual road! Not only is there no snow on the road, there is no ice on the road. You want to know how I know all this, it's because I'm riding your slow moving ass on the exact same road you are on. The speed limit is 35 on this road, not 15! I don't care that you are a totally paranoid bitch who can't handle driving in bad weather. What I do care about, is that you are slowing me down! Obviously you were born and raised in Seattle because you drive just like the rest of the Seattle retards when it snows. So instead of forcing me to pass you while flipping you off, next time you are scared to drive because there is snow on the grass… Stay the fuck home!


Bush Get's New Shoes

I would imagine everyone has heard about it, and if you haven't seen it, here is the video of Bush having a shoe thrown at him. I'm not going to use this as an opportunity to dog on him, I’m actually pretty impressed. The guy has some quick reflexes. He dodged both shoes, long before the Secret Service got a hold of the thrower. If I were Bush, I’d be worried about their reaction speed if the guy actually had a weapon.

Annual Christmas Blog

"Hey, we were all looking at your blog and no Christmas blogs yet. This time last year you had already done a few about this joyful holiday you love so much."

It's true, I haven't done a post yet this year about my favorite holiday. There are a few reasons that could having something to do with it:
I haven't had the time to write a post about the holiday I haven't had the motivation to write a post about the holidayOr maybe, I've said all I wanted to say about this waste of a day in previous posts. As you mentioned reading them, then you know how I feel about the damn holiday. But, since you asked, here it is, my Christmas blog post... Shut your fruit cake filled snatch, and go hang some lights after a few eggnogs, on a really high tree, you reindeer shit soaked holiday sap.

Day Without A Gay

For those who don't know, and I would imagine most don't, today is "Day without a gay." It's the day where the gays are supposed to prove how valuable they are as employees, by calling in sick. So far, I haven't noticed any proof of value. On my drive in this morning, it took about as long as always, and in walking around the office all the gays seem to be here. Although, I haven't seen the weird guy (with the framed TV Guide of Friends in his office) walking around, who stares at me just a little to long. Beyond that guy, I would imagine most of the gays know well enough that skipping out on work and pissing the boss off, probably isn't the best way to prove a point. When I asked a gay friend of mine about it last night, he didn't even know it was "day without a gay" day.

I think this is one of the problems with the gay community, and why they haven't been getting the same recognition as the rest of us. They lack organization. Think …

Today

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I haven't felt like writing the past few days, but since I haven't posted, and to uphold my responsibility as a cranky blogger, here is my post for today…

Dear Sole Patch

To the sole patch wearing fuckwad I pass in the hallway all the time. Look you looser fag, the sole patch was only in style for about a week, and that week was ten years ago. You aren't hip and cool with your little patch of gray hair under your lower lip. You look like a mid 40's looser, who spends way to much time at the dance club picking up on women younger than the daughter you no longer see, because she decided to live with your ex-wife when you got divorced. If you really want to think you are hip, shave the patch and go buy a Corvette like the other mid-life-crisis fuckwads your age . General Motors could use the money. And you could use a car that you might accidently race into a tree one night, ridding the hallway I walk in of your lameness.

Bailout for Two

There has been a lot of talk over the past month about the big three auto companies, asking congress for a bailout similar to what the banks have received. The whole subject of bailouts pisses me off, as it does most people. If any of the rest of us were to run our businesses into the ground, we wouldn't get a thing. But, since these companies have such a large effect on the economy, they get government money. And I'm sure the big three will get something this week as they meet with congress again.

It's nice to hear that they have wised up a bit, and decided not to fly in their corporate jets to Washington this time around. And I'm impressed with the CEO of Ford who is willing to forgo his salary next year. Even though I'm sure other compensation will be available.

So on the subject of the bailout, I've decided they should provide loans to Ford and Chrysler, and let GM go bankrupt. Why am I picking on GM? First of all, they have crappy cars. At least Ford makes …