Why Politics Piss Us Off.

19 07 2009

Politics. When people hear that word they might as well have heard the air raid sirens because everyone seems to always run away in fear that the non-exsisten radiation from the topic will seep into the their skins and morph them into a monster, or worse–a politician. It’s a sad fact to be honest seeing as how its oh I don’t know, the thing that allows us to live in a “stable” society (and I used the word “stable” loosly). With the past election of Obama and the current situation with the New York State Senate, politicis have been the topic of discussion more now than ever. I was in a Barns and Noble rcently and I over heard of some people talking about obama, I recall one women saying that, and I quote “Obama would have all the ‘little guys’ cutting their wrists” over how he was going to handle small businesses. I’m gonna go out on a limb hear guess her vote didn’t go to the Big “O”, but hey everyone is intitled to their opinion. My neighbor had told me that she had heard that if obama got elected presiden that “We wouldn’t have freedom of speech” which she claims to have heard on the radio, which I can only assume is somewhere in one of the many rooms her very expensive custom designed house has, that her husband (an architect) designed for them, and their large annual salery to relax in. If may have hit you that I’m on the liberal/democratic side of things but ya know what I like to look at both sides, I don’t side with one party because of a name or color. The whole deal with the NY Senate is pissing me off. It’s a waste of time, and I honestly have no idea what’s going on. Not even the Media seems to know what’s goin on. All I hear is “power struggle” and “coup'”. What the hell is this the french revolution!? Like seriously it’s only a ‘coup’ if you have radical extreamist beating the crap out of each other with what ever they can get their hands on. And as for power struggle, oh please these people are just pissed off because they’re party isn’t in power anymore, but ya know what, there’s something I just learned about that’s supposed to stop things like this from ever happening. IT’S CALLED TEAM WORK!!!!! another word might be COMPROMISE!!! Good god seriously I will never understand the art/science behind how a politician works. I mean anyone can sit back and make other peoples lives difficult while accepting gifts from lobbyiests. Psh I can do that. But ya know what in all honesty If I was a politician I would not take a bribe from a lobbiyest from the tabacco companies who tries to get me to vote against a bill that will keep kids away from smoking. Not even just smoking companies but any bribes. I say bribes and not gifts because they arent gifts. A gift is when someone goes out of their way to get you something. A bribe is when someone gives you something so that you do/or dont do something. I think Obama is one of the first politicians who I can remember that is trying to get done what he’s said he’d get done. I don’t expect the economy to be fixed over night, or affordable health care to spring up like weeds (though if it did that would be good) but at least he’s trying. He’s trying to plan for the future instead of living in the moment which I think is good. Though some people still don’t seem to understand his job is hard. They say he’s not trying hard enough. I’d like to see anyone else try his job—except Sarah Plain. He is trying, the peopel who aren’t trying are the politicians in congress and the house who constantly bicker over every small detail. I recently spoke to a friend of mine who told me he and his wife don’t have health care. I pray nothing happens to them because if something does and he doesn’t have any, well then I hope that every politician out there, democrat and republican alike who has done one thing or another that has caused the delay of affordable health care feels responsible. While you people are flying your private jets to meetings when you could be flying economy or while your at one of your multiple houses relaxing knowing you and your family are prepared for the worst, millions out there have nothing but hope that nothing happens to them. God forbid they should get ill and loose their job. Right now a job is one of the American citizen’s most vauable things. If I was obama or the president in general, I would walk up into the NY State Senate and be frank with them. I’d walk into the house and congress as well and say it like it is. “Look you guys are being complete and total idiots. I bet if you guys tried you couldn’t get along well or let alone get something done. Dems, your living up to the reason your symbol is a donkey, and repubs, no wonder your symbol is the elephant, your egos and ideas of yourselves are the size of one.” Screw being politically correct, why does it matter if it gets stuff done!? Look at countries around the world they’re political systems are not as “correct” as ours but hell they get stuff done. Look at france. Their president just openly assulted the idea of middle eastern women wearing burkas, but they have free health care!!! Something just doesn’t add up there. *SIGH* I ‘ve written 959 words as of now and i still feel like I’m getting no where. If I could have one super power right now it would be to be able to walk thru walls so I could by pass security at the NY state assembly and say it like it is to those politcians. Only problem is no would be there and secuirty would probably let me in so that way they’d at least have someone in their assembly room.


Swine Flu? Swain Blu? Pan Flute?!

6 05 2009

Ok with all the news of Swin Flu (H1N1) swirling around us recently I figured it might be helpful if I put up some facts (fro the CDC website) to ease those of you who are freaking out. Like the title of this post (which is based off an inside joke between me and my friends), when news spreads, it general becomes contorted. For example the other day i was watching the news and they announced the amount of swine flu cases in my area–several hours later a friend of mine was telling me how this one school had to evacuate and shut down for a week because almost everyone was infected and was leaving their classrooms vomiting. Pretty sight that would be. So ya here are some facts and how to prevent catching it. I look at it this way. I hardly ever get sick, yet as I type this I have a sore throat (Swine flu!?) But don’t freak out if you end up getting it because the chances of you dying (in my mind) are the same as if you got the regular flu. People who unfortunately die  from the flu are either very young or very old, and while it’s odd for Swine Flu to target middle aged kids/adults, they haven’t been dying. but don’t take my word because it’s not scientifically proven (^_^)

Are there human infections with this H1N1 virus in the U.S.?
Yes. Cases of human infection with this H1N1 influenza virus were first confirmed in the U.S. in Southern California and near Guadalupe County, Texas. The outbreak intensified rapidly from that time and more and more states have been reporting cases of illness from this virus. An updated case count of confirmed novel H1N1 flu infections in the United States is kept at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/investigation.htm. CDC and local and state health agencies are working together to investigate this situation.

Is this new H1N1 virus contagious?
CDC has determined that this new H1N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. However, at this time, it is not known how easily the virus spreads between people.

What are the signs and symptoms of this virus in people?
The symptoms of this new H1N1 flu virus in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people who have been infected with this virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting.  Also, like seasonal flu, severe illnesses and death has occurred as a result of illness associated with this virus.

How severe is illness associated with this new H1N1 virus?
It’s not known at this time how severe this virus will be in the general population. CDC is studying the medical histories of people who have been infected with this virus to determine whether some people may be at greater risk from infection, serious illness or hospitalization from the virus. In seasonal flu, there are certain people that are at higher risk of serious flu-related complications. This includes people 65 years and older, children younger than five years old, pregnant women, and people of any age with chronic medical conditions. It’s unknown at this time whether certain groups of people are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications from infection with this new virus. CDC also is conducting laboratory studies to see if certain people might have natural immunity to this virus, depending on their age.

How does this new H1N1 virus spread?
Spread of this H1N1 virus is thought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

How long can an infected person spread this virus to others?
At the current time, CDC believes that this virus has the same properties in terms of spread as seasonal flu viruses. With seasonal flu, studies have shown that people may be contagious from one day before they develop symptoms to up to 7 days after they get sick.  Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods. CDC is studying the virus and its capabilities to try to learn more and will provide more information as it becomes available.

If we are to assume the worst, I think Walt Disney and Robin Williams are to blame for this

Even while hes frozen in a tube, Walt Disney has the last laugh...

Obama’s first 100 Days! (^_^)

4 05 2009
Yahoo! We made it! We still have 1360 more days until his re-election!

Yahoo! We made it! We still have 1360 more days until his re-election!

Well we’ve finally made it. Obama’s first 100 days. As my friendput it to me in a text message this weekend, “50 years ago they said  black man would be president when pigs fly–and look 100 days later swine flu!!!”. Now of course my friend was just kidding as we’re both liberals (and proud of it!). I would have to say for the most part I think Obama’s doing a pretty good job. He’s really showing that he means to get down to business. He’s been making it known that he wants to get America back on track and put aside the past conflicts and move to a brighter future. Now there are some things that I don’t totally agree on, such as the giant economic packages he’s passing–though I mean I’m not completely against it. I think we’ll need money to jump start our economy but I don’t think we should throw out hundreds of billions. Though I think with him we have a good chance at seeing free health care and other perks that much of the majors nations in our world have. I recently sent a letter to the white house because Obama’s on my list of people to meet in my life. Hopefully I’ll get a response, and if I don’t I’ll just send another letter (^_^). Well I wanna know what you all think of Obama’s first 100 days. Remember keep it clean!

The NEW Daily Pessimist

4 05 2009

Hey guys, its been a while since I last updated…actually almost a year to be exact. I kinda got bored with the whole blogging thing. But then last night i decided to read my old posts and found myself laughing, so I decided I should try this one more time. My next few posts will be about Obama’s first 100 days. Feel free to comment but make sure you keep it clean. I don’t care if you agree or disagree but everyone deserves respect.

Which Super Smash Bros Brawl Character Are You Most like: Politician Edition!

16 08 2008

Well, well, well number five in out series of brawl look-a-likes. I seriously didn’t expect to get this far. For number five, we feel it’s Mike Huckabee’s turn. Though Huckabee bears no real physical resemblance or similarities with the Pokemon Trainer, there is one big thing they have in common; the devotion of their followers. By followers I don’t mean voters or supporters. I’ll give you a simple analogy to show what I mean

Squirtle, Ivysaure, and Charzard are to Pokemon Trainer as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien are to Mike Hucabee. I mean seriously, if you watched The Daily Show, Colbert Report, or Conan O’Brien you would have noticed that they were “devoted” to Hucabee. They even had fights over who “created” him. I think it was a Jon Stewart Stephen Colbert combination (^_^)

I Choose You! Jon Stewart!

I Choose You! Jon Stewart!

Which Super Smash Bros Brawl Character Are You Most like: Politician Edition!

15 08 2008

Wow! I actually made it to number four in our series of look-a-likes…never the less time to see whose turn it is to be in the hot seat. How about someone whose an expert when it comes to being in the hot seat? I think it’s our presidents turn don’t you think? It’s so sad that he has that title, Bush probably can’t even spell it. And with intellect such as that (or lack there of) I think I found the perfect character to compare Bush to. Yes that’s right, King Dedede. Similarities include intellect level, style of ruling their respective lands. For those of you who don’t know, King Dedede rules Dreamland in the Kirby series, while Bush rules America, a once Dreamland…Also they both have that same weird goofy smile on their face. The face that a child who just used the potty for the first time gets. Also if watch the show “Kirby Right Back at Ya” you’ll know Dedede’s temper and how he has tendency to take action into his own hands with his mallet. Now bush on the other hand is the complete opposite. The last time that man took action on his own was 5 years ago, and look at where we are now. While that may not be a similarity, it’s something Bush could learn to do. It would be right on his level, watching cartoons and learning! Though he might have difficulty with the second part we’ll try…

All in favor of having a mindless duck with a mallet rule your land say I--oh wait our's already is...

All in favor of having a mindless duck with a mallet rule your land say I--oh wait our's already is...

Canada: A Paradise of Oil?

15 08 2008

With gas being so expensive that people have resorted to using severed limbs as currency, it’s no surprise that our neighbors to the north just happen to have probably the largest supply of oil. Yes, that’s right, it’s Canada. Now while Canada has been the butt of many jokes (as you will soon find out), this is no laughing matter. Canada has a large amount of oil buried in its soil. The problem is, it’s not in the liquid form, it’s more of a sticky sandy substance. Also it turns out that in order to get to the oil, it’s more environmentally dangerous than if we just kept drilling the ocean. The method by which they have to get the oil in Canada can be associate with a memory that I’m sure most people have. Imagine you’re at the beach. It’s a nice summer day, there’s a breeze in the air, the waves are washing up against your feet. You’ve decided that its up to you to take on the task of digging your way to China, keep in mind this is before you realized China was a polluted, communistic society in which half of the people are machines and have no rights. You dig and dig until you realize the sand is turning black (You must be close!). This is how it is in Canada with the oil. They have to get these trucks that are so big you might as well live in them. Then, they have to heat the substance up so that it can release the oil. Imagine doing all this on a summer day with no cool breeze or waves, and to top it of you now know that China is a polluted, communistic society in which half of the people are machines and have no rights. Now all this digging clearly isn’t good for the environment and the fact that you have to transport the oily soil to an area to heat it up makes it worse. That’s why I thought of the perfect plan that will solve all these problems. Rather than having to go day by day knowing you hurting the environment, why not get all that guilt out at once, while in the process of getting all the oil you need. Yes if you know where I’m going with this then you now know the true reason behind nuclear warheads. Simply drop an Atomic Bomb on Canada and ba-boom! (no pun intended) You have all the oil you need, you no longer need to feel bad about destroying the environment because hey there isn’t one anymore! And to top it off you took out Canada! Isn’t life great? Now theres such a surplus of oil that the government pays you to buy it!

Don't worry! After you drop the bomb Canada will still look like this, minus the giant trucks