Archive for October, 2007

Toyota Sienna Commercial

October 25, 2007

Toyota

Ok, is there any commercial more annoying than the one for the Toyota Sienna?  This Dad comes out to the van, all covered in paint and obviously finished with some huge project.  He opens the van and his kids are in there with headphones on playing cards and watching a DVD.  The Dad proceeds to tell them about the treehouse he finally finished after four weeks.  His kid asks him if it has leather seats, a stereo system or a DVD player.  The exacerbated father sighs “no…” and the kid then proceeds to say “no thanks” and dismisses the Dad. 

 There are so many things wrong with this.  First of all, a treehouse is every kids dream.  Second, what a bunch of lazy ass kids – if your Dad is building something for you, you better be out there helping.  Third, the Dad is portrayed as just a doormat for the kids.  He just walks away, defeated by a 8 year old.  Lastly and most important, what a bunch of spoiled brats!!  If my kid just dismisses me like that after spending four weeks building him something he is getting yanked out of there by his ear, the DVD player in the van is coming out for good and he is losing any privileges he had for at least a month. 

Sadly, this is the kind of society many people live in.  EVERYTHING revolves around their kids.  Their priorities are Kids, Spouse, Job.  They plan everything around their kids.  Their vacations, their homes, even their friends.  They throw these HUGE parties for them and I’m not talking about the MTV Sweet Sixteen crap either.  These parents have these large parties for their 2 year old at some Jungle Gym place, invite 20 people and spend $300 on something the kid won’t even remember. 

HEY!  It’s not all about your kids.  What happens when they move out and it’s just you and your wife?  You will have spent so much time, energy and money on your kids for so long you won’t know what to do with yourself or your spouse.

Anyway, I guess I got carried away.  It started as just a rant about a stupid annoying commercial but, as happens many times, art imitates life and reflects how society truly is.  Let’s just get a moratorium on annoying commercials, spoiled brats and doting parents and be done with it!

Asking Questions part 2

October 16, 2007

Questions

 Ok, another question type moratorium is on people who ask you a question, you give an answer, they thank you then move on to someone else and ask the same question.  Look, if you were not going to use my answer, don’t waste my time.

Useless resolutions

October 13, 2007

Turkey

Congress is now looking to pass a resolution condemning Turkey for Armenian genocide of almost 100 years ago. 

WHY?  This is just useless feel good political crap…or it’s a way for the Liberals in congress to be able to demonize Bush once again.  I mean, if they really want to demonize him, I can give them a list of real, legitimate things to do it with.  All this will do is allow them to call him a “genocide denier” when he vetos it. 

The thing that really pisses me off is it could cause disruption in the Iraq war.  This resolution has already upset Turkey so much they recalled their ambassador.  They are a key ally in the war and all this will do is weaken that relationship.  Once weakened, it could very well lead to worsen the war when things finally are looking up over there (something the Liberals just cannot have). 

Of course, Dr. Elrod at Harding University is all for this resolution (only because Bush is against it, of course).  Check out this idiotic, wimpy-ass quote from him:

“If we want to be a great nation and not just a powerful nation in the eyes of oppressed people, we need to walk the walk, even when it hurts.”

Did you notice something in that quote?  The word “if”.  You mean we are not a great nation already?  Oppressed people don’t risk their very lives to get to this country?  If you ever needed an example of hippy mumbo jumbo rhetoric, all you need to do is browse his blog.    We won’t even discuss his post where he just about wets himself talking about Gore.

 Anyway, isn’t it time Congress stopped wasting time on useless things like this?  Hey! I’ve got it! How about a moratorium for 50 years on this?

Workers of the world, unite!

October 9, 2007

hilly                                                   Marx

Hillary a Socialist?  Who would have guessed!!!  Here are a collection of recent great statements from her:

“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”

“It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few…and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.”

“(We)…can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.”

“We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own…in order to create this common ground.”

“I certainly think the free-market has failed.”

“I think it’s time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched.”   (quotes courtesy of Neal Boortz)

So, when are we getting that moratorium on Hillary?

Jersey Wearers

October 6, 2007

Jersey

I can’t stand ’em!  Those people who wear a certain Jersey either with a big ‘R’ or big ‘D’ on it.  The people who are so blinded by their jersey that their mind slowly closes and they refuse to even listen to other ideas.  It’s enough to make you want to write a blog about it!!

 Now, I’m talking about both sides here.  Yes, I know, I rip Liberals all the time in my blog however, if you take the time to read, you will notice I really don’t have many good things to say about the GOP or about President Bush.  I try to be as open minded as I can.  I am, or try to be, as true to a real Conservative as possible.  Sadly, not many in the GOP are conservative these days.  Also, there are just so many things to make fun of Liberals on that I tend to blog about that more.  🙂

Seriously though, those people who are so critical of a Republican President then when their side does the same thing, you don’t hear a peep out of them.   Those kind of people lose all creditability when they do things like that.  A great example is the Feminist movement.  They are so blinded by the big ‘D’ on their chests that when Bill Clinton did things and was accused of things that, in other times, when send them out, knives raised, screaming their lungs out, they were conveniently quiet…all because it was a Liberal and not a Conservative who was under fire.  Conservatives are not much better.  Things that President Bush has done, that they would be going crazy over if it were a Democrat, they don’t say a word about.  Like I said, it happens on both sides (however, due to the extreme slant in the media, it is more easy to point out how much it happens with the Left).

The media is another example.  You have all these groups out there who cry and whine and moan about Fox News and their Conservative slant yet where is the moaning about CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC who are so far to the left it’s not even funny? You don’t hear a peep…because of the jersey.  Speaking of the media, folks like Sean Hannity just make me want to puke with how big the ‘R’ is on his chest.   Limbaugh is another (but at least he can be funny).  Ann Coulter as well but not as bad a Limbaugh and Hannity.  Of course, on the Left you have just about everyone else in the media.  I do enjoy Neal Boortz though as he takes swipes at both sides. 

I feel really sorry for those kids on college campuses with the professors who lean so far one way or another and actually teach that way.   Dr. Mark Elrod at Harding University is one of those.  He has a blog that a friend of mine turned me on to.  The sad thing is, it is all one sided.  Only Liberal.  If you try to post a legitimate argument, if it makes sense and actually refutes what he wrote, he refuses to post it.  If you try to take a shot (a clean shot I might add) at a liberal – say a silly joke – he will not post it but has no problem posting ones about the GOP.   There are too many instances to bring up when he posted something negative about the GOP when the exact same thing was going on or had happened on the Left.   Sure, it’s his site and he can do what he wants but this is a Political Science Professor!!  You would think he would be open minded and actually want to engage his students in free flowing thought and debate.  Can you imagine being in his classroom?  From what I have heard, it’s the same thing.  He shuts you down when you try to bring up any sort of hypocrisy on the left or from him.  He is so blinded by his jersey that he refuses to even listen to any other argument.   By the way, this is the same professor who once said:  

“I’m a Democrat because I believe that party has a better track record on two things I believe in very strongly: tolerance and free expression.”

Sorry…the milk is spewing out of my nose I am laughing so hard at that quote from him.  I wonder, does he also teach hypocrisy 101?  John Leo has a great article  that you should take some time to read on free speech on college campuses.

I give a lot of credit for those folks who do a 360 degree eye poking.  Those who can take the jersey off and actually call a spade a spade.    Neal Boortz, as I said, is one.  Juan Williams with NPR actually does a pretty good job from time to time.  Bill O’Reilly is ok but he is such a jackass that I can’t listen to him.    There are others out there in print and on TV or the radio who at least try to hit both sides.  They try to take the jersey off.  I try to here as well. 

Anyway, let’s get a moratorium on jersey’s and get some more open minds out there.