Showing posts from March, 2009

The New 7 Deadly Sins

We are now, one year into the new 7 modern mortal sins that the Vatican updated last March. The traditional seven deadly sins are out of date, and very personal centric, according to the Catholic word on the street. So the new 7 modern mortal sins are social sins, to bring the list into line with the temptations of the modern world. The additions include: bioethical sins, morally dubious experiments that harm human embryos, drug abuse, polluting, social injustice, accumulating excessive wealth and creating poverty.

I've always said that those jackasses throwing trash out the car window should go to hell, so it's nice to see that they now will go to hell. I do think the last two are a little odd for the catholic religion to have on the list, considering the catholic church is one of the richest in the world.

For the full story check out BBC News

Police Academy Dropouts # 22

Here is one for the police academy dropout files. Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats was racing to the hospital with his wife, to be with her mother as she was dying. In the process, he ran a red light and got pulled over in the hospital parking lot. The cop having no sympathy for the dying, not only argued with Moats, but gave him a ticket for running the light, forcing him to not actually be there for his mother-in-laws death. His wife however was able to be there as she got out of the car and ran into the hospital ignoring the cop as he yelled at her to get back in the car.

For more on this story check out the story on MSNBC

"There is No Racial Bigotry Here"

There are quite a few levels of malice I like to promote here at The Cranky Monkey. Most prominently I like to rant (and allow others to rant) about religion, politics, and occasionally ignorant rednecks. One of the things I tend to avoid though, is racial bigotry. I do think it’s a valid complaint that many of our laws and rules are in place that will allow someone of a race to receive an advantage over another equal or more qualified person. But that has nothing to do with that person as an individual, it has to do with a broader issue of how outdated racial equality laws are still in place.

Yesterday, I posted on the fucked up postal system and it's need for a complete revamping. I received a response to that post by someone named Lyn who runs a site called From Wembley Park. Judging by the rainbow color scheme, at first I thought it was a "gay and proud" website, but it only took to second to see that it is a site dedicated to the "greatness" of the paler sk…

Let the Postal Service Go Away

The Postmaster General is in Washington this week, again, asking congress for help. He is pointing out that the agency lost $2.8 billion dollars last year. His request to congress is to move from a 6 day a week delivery schedule to a 5 day a week schedule, in order to reduce cost.

What's interesting about this, is that congress is hesitant to make the reduction. This is just another example of how out of touch many of our government representatives actually are. According to MSNBC, subcommittee chairman Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass. said, "the financial stability of the Postal Service is 'critical to the American expectation of affordable six-day mail delivery.'" Really! Does anyone really care if the postal service delivers 6 days a week?!?! Most everything these days can be done via the internet, so we don't really need to mail letters or bills, and loosing one day a week isn't going to have that huge of an effect on when I get my bills. In fact, I'd say…

Cyanide and Happiness - On Facebook

Knowing how much I love Facebook and other social networking sites, a friend sent this to me.

Democrats Tax Back

In a quick and kind of kick ass move, the Democrat controlled House of Representatives angered over AIG giving themselves huge bonuses while taking tax payer bailout money, voted to tax the hell out of the bonus money. And in effect, taking the money back. According to MSNBC, "The bill would impose a 90 percent tax on bonuses given to employees with family incomes above $250,000 at American International Group and other companies that have received at least $5 billion in government bailout money." only 6 Democrats voted against the bill, with more than half the republicans voting against it. To be exact, 87 Republicans voted against it, as compared to 85 for it. Apparently the "party of no" has no problem with the rich getting huge bonuses for running companies into the ground.

Murderer Beats the System

Here is an update on the post I did last week, proving once again that the system doesn't work. With less than 8 hours to go, the Washington Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling, issued a stay of execution for convicted torturer, rapist, and murder Cal Coburn Brown.

For more on the story check out this article on the Seattle PI

Police Academy Dropouts

This was sent from my cranky buddy who blogs over at The Rooster Strikes...

Directly from the Rooster, in honor of Cranky Monkey’s classic series “Police Academy Dropouts”, I found it appropriate to submit this blog via the master Monkey himself. I may be Rooster, but I’m not a cock.

Anyway, this morning I was on my way to work when I ran into a bit of a traffic jam. Looking ahead, I notice a little Chevy Cavalier rear-ended a Jeep Cherokee. It was pretty bad. The Chevy was smashed to the point that it was nearly ¼ shorter then it would have been prior to the accident.

I usually try to be the Good Samaritan by calling for help if needed, but then I see that Washington State Patrol is about 50 away from the accident. I think to myself, “Oh, he’s already on it.”

No he wasn’t.

I rolled past him just to find that he was sitting there, reading a magazine and picking his nose, literally.

Observing the situation at hand, this means this cop was sitting there for a while, most likely being pres…

Cal Coburn Brown to Die Friday?

There are times when I agree with the more conservative leaning philosophy, and one of those times usually involves use of the death penalty. Cal Coburn Brown is scheduled to die by lethal injection this Friday for killing Holly Washa. "Before slaying Washa in a SeaTac motel room, Brown spent two days raping and torturing her," according to the Seattle PI. Brown is of course appealing the ruling saying that lethal injection causes undue suffering, and violates his rights.

Personally, I don't think death through lethal injection causes enough suffering. As he's been convicted of this crime, I'd say a proper punishment would be to put him in a hotel room for two days, the have convicts rape him in the ass before killing him. To me, that's a valid punishment for his crime.

I bet if we started treating criminals as they treat others, we would see a reduction in crime then.

Illinois Church Shooter Goes Down

I think one of the things to come out of 9/11 and the past few years of police ineptness, is that people are more likely to step up and be heroes in dramatic situations. For example; last week a man went into an Illinois church in an attempted killing and suicide spree. But instead of killing as many as he probably wanted, according to he was subdued by many of the guys attending the service. As time goes on, and as situations like this become more prevalent, it is nice to know that instead of waiting on the police to surround the building and try talking the guy out, that citizens will step up and do what needs to be done to stop a bad situation for getting worse.

Death with Dignity Losers

In honor of the law going into effect last week, this was sent from a cranky reader…

So I probably should not be sending you this right now cause I am so fired up over this. I just got back from a benefit for a friend of mine who has a boy dying of a brain tumor. This is one of my best friends and I have been very involved with this women and her son for the last 5 years. At this benefit the make a wish foundation people were there and were announcing the make a wish programs that were going on this year. A gentleman who was at my table ( a doctor at Children’s Hospital) was going off during the speech how this is such a waste of money during these economic times. His exact words " these kids just need to be made comfortable and live out the rest of there lives" I looked at him and said maybe they should get what they want and then be able to die with dignity. He looked at me like I was the devil. I asked him what the problem was and he got very defensive. He went to medical …

Lazy at the Gym

You drive into a parking lot at a store, and you notice a car sitting with the driver waiting for a spot to open up. They are usually towards the front of the parking lot, waiting for a good spot, instead of parking at the other end of the lot and walking a little further. Have you ever seen this person, or maybe you've been this person?

How about this; have you ever been to the gym and seen the same thing, or been that person. Same exact situation, the person is sitting in the car, engine running just waiting for someone to come out so they can take that spot.

Ok, I can accept being so lazy you don't want to carry your groceries to the other end of the parking lot, but being so lazy you can't walk to the door of the gym?!?! The gym that you are going to run in place for 30 minutes straight at!

Eternal Sunshine of the Bush Years

With only a month in office, Obama has really jumped on the ball with reversing many bad Bush era polices. Here's just a few for show:
Reversed policy that would allow various agencies to decide for themselves whether highways, dams, mines and other construction projects might harm animals and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act. (story) Stopped the Bush policy that would have allowed oil companies to drill in some national parks such as Arches and Canyonlands in Utah (story) Reversed the policy of Bush's that would have allowed offshore drilling on the east and west coasts (story) Looking at having EPA regulate emissions from coal fired power plants, that Bush didn't want to regulate (story) It's like we are all living in the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and slowing having the bad memories of the past 8 years erased. If you don't get the reference then see the movie.