OK, not really, but it sure got your hopes up didn't it?
My kinda sorta job decided to turn into a full fledged source of employment for the last several weeks. I don't know how long it's going to last, so I gotta pay the bills while I got the chance. Go work 14 hours a night, 5 nights a week some time and see if you've got time to write a blog in between trying to do the springtime honeydo's and finish several model airplane projects all at the same time. Fuck sleep, who needs it? More on the model airplane projects later, when I get a chance to take pics of them, but I can assure you that the R&D, Engineering, and Manufacturing Departments here at the Aviation Division of Big J Enterprises Worldwide have been very busy lately, with a production backlog that would make Boeing and Airbus jealous. I don't want to give anything away, but let's just say that I'll soon have a use for some of those bulk LEDs that I ordered off of ebay a while back. Stay posted.
Speaking of model airplane projects, Eric found out what happens when you feed your Mugi too much. Mugi's are very calorically sensitive, a strict and well balanced diet is an absolute necessity. Let this be a lesson to anyone that's considered giving their Mugi junk food and beer instead of carefully monitoring its intake. Still flies great though, as long as he can keep the speed control from melting.
Now, since I'm running short on time, I'm going to bring this post to a close by getting myself in trouble and talking a little politics.
I really have to wonder just exactly how many screws a person would have to have loose to claim loyalty to either political party anymore. I recently heard that Reverend Al Sharpton is seriously considering running for president on the Democratic ticket.
Personally, I don't think that anyone with the title of "Reverend" should be allowed to hold any public office, and I damn sure can't see how a preacher could get elected by the Democrats especially, I thought that was a right wing trick.
Before you start calling me names, just hear me out.
I'm constantly bombarded by my left wing friends bitching about the vast right wing conspiracy to convert everyone to their twisted little idea of Christianity, so why in the hell would the Democrats be the ones to campaign a Reverend? The Democrats bitch incessantly about the separation of church and state any time there's a dispute about something as innocuous as The Ten Commandments hanging in a public building, or a nativity scene on the courthouse lawn at Christmas time, but they have no problem with a preacher being elected to the highest office in the free world? Like I said, I don't think that a preacher should even be allowed to hold any public office, and least of all president. To me that's a far more egregious violation of the separation of church and state than a list of rules that most people would probably agree, regardless of religious affiliation, are the basis for our entire legal system.
Gimme a fucking break, these politicians are all on crack, and so are most of the people that support them. If it weren't for all of the warmongering, handouts to the rich, and the effort to ram a bunch of religious bullshit down my throat, I could probably be a Republican. But then again if it weren't for all of the tree and bunny hugging, gun control, bleeding heart bullshit, and ridiculous crap like this I could probably be a Democrat. Gee, I wonder why I'm not either. Actually, I wonder why anybody is to be honest. And to think that some of these fuckers actually call people like me sheep. If it looks like a sheep, and smells like a sheep . . . . . . . . keep following your "leaders" folks, they're obviously leading you down a wonderful path.
Here's my idea, fire 'em. I'm serious, run the bastards out of the country on a rail and start over. Limit terms for all elected offices to one term only, that way corruption wouldn't have near as much of a chance to take root. Here's another idea, quit electing corporate CEOs and big shot lawyers for everything and pass a law that no one that makes over 100K a year can run for office, maybe that way we could get some common folks with some common sense in there that could actually do some good. I'm plum sick and tired of a bunch of rich good 'ol boys blabbering on the TV and radio about what's good for working class Americans, when they wouldn't know a real job if it came up and slapped them with a cold fish. Now the fuckers want to tax my health insurance benefits to pay for health care for the "less fortunate". In my experience, what the government defines as "less fortunate", I'd usually define as "fucking lazy".
Everywhere I go, I see brand new pick up trucks and SUVs lined up at every light. Half of the pick ups have a brand new ATV in the back, and the ones that don't have one in the back have half a dozen of them on a trailer. There were enough kids in Billings with an extra 50 bucks rattling around in their pockets to sell out the Metra for a recent Nickelback concert. A person can hardly drive past a house for less than 100K even here in little old Billings Montana, and yet houses are popping up like Bill Clinton's pecker on a double shot of Viagra at the Playboy Mansion, and still these fuckers are crying about the economy and coming after me for more cash to help the "less fortunate".
Let's face it folks, the "less fortunate" in this country is the American working class, so get off my ass and start taxing somebody else because I'm already one of the few that's been able to find a job with health insurance that doesn't cost more than my house payment, for the time being at least. Hardly a month goes by without one of the company propaganda films that we have to watch mentioning the rising cost of health care. It's like an omen, it says to me "you know that cheap health insurance we give you? Well don't get too used to it dumbass because as soon as we find a good enough excuse, you can kiss that shit goodbye."
I did things right for the most part, I kept my nose clean, I stayed out of trouble, I didn't get seven nose rings and tattoos all over my face, I didn't dye my hair pink, I strive to maintain a good work ethic and a sense of responsibility, and as a result I've managed to nail down a couple good jobs in my life that came with benefits. The last thing that's going to impress me is telling me that you're going to tax my health insurance so that some purple haired wannabe gang banger that's too fucking good to work for a living can go to the dentist and get his teeth whitened while I'm busting my ass to pay for glasses for my kid because you're little punk busted them immediately before getting the ass kicking of his life, and my teeth are about to fall out of my head because I refuse to pay some Mercedes driving asshole $5000 for an hour's work.
Fuck it, there's no way in hell that I'm the one with all of the answers to all of the world's problems. It's just a good thing that I don't get to listen to the news very often or else I'd likely pop a vein.
I'm really sick of fuckers that won't do a damn thing unless they stand to make money off of it, it wears on a person after a while. Contrary to popular belief, there's really nothing wrong with doing something just for the hell of it instead of insisting on lining one's pockets, it actually feels really good for those of us that qualify for the title of "human being". If more of us, and especially our "leaders", had that attitude, there wouldn't be very many "less fortunate" people left out there that needed my tax money. Hell, if our leaders weren't so busy financing Vietnam Version 2.0, they'd have enough money to pay for everybody's health care, instead of just the "less fortunate". Too bad the bastards can't even take care of their own, the VA medical system is the definition of the word "fucked". Yeah, we'll send you half way around the world to fight in a war that nobody gives a fuck about, and when you get shot we'll stick you in some shithole dump of a hospital and wait for you to die of an infection so we don't have to pay you benefits for the rest of your life. What happened to the whole "no man left behind" thing? You can't bring freedom and honor to another country if you don't have any yourself. Where I come from you lead from the front. Crooks - all of them.
That's enough politics . . . . . . for now.
Here's a short video of Eric's Mega Mugi in action. Sorry I didn't get all fancy on this one, but we've been busier than a cat covering up shit packing dirt two miles at work lately, and I really need some sleep, so you get the quick and dirty version this time. The song really fits my mood though. Enjoy.