Category Archives: Harangue-a-bang-bang!

Soda Ban Response

From lead nanny state busybody Bloomberg who apparently thinks it’s within government’s purview (from the consent of the governed?) to outlaw large soda cups: “We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand that … Continue reading

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Food Observation

I had the radio on while I was… forgive me John Galt… working my ass off. To my dismay the hippie banjo folk music I’d been grooving on gave way to hand wringing “news/tainment”. Damn it! Someday I’ll get decent … Continue reading

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Nothing Good Can Come Of SB1813

Busybodies obsessively monitor people. Control freaks use the information that busybodies collect for their own nefarious ends. They all gravitate toward regulation. None care about you. Continue reading

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Apparently I’ve Stepped In It: Doubling Down

I was told by several people that I should drop this whole subject. They were wise. I am ignoring their counsel. Continue reading

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Rosen/Romney Knock It Off

The following statement is true: A person who has never worked for someone else to draw a paycheck is largely unaware of what it’s like. Continue reading

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Keg Memories

I loved it. I had hijacked the technology of frat house douchebags and planted it in the home of a respectable employed adult family man. I had broken the code! Continue reading

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Don’t Mourn The Loss Of The Worst

I frame it optimistically. They had to level up sooner or later. They’ll either get it done asap or they were a waste of time and money (at best) and should be cut from the rolls before we send good money after bad. Win, win! I wish them luck in the test and if they fail I hope they like whatever alternative career they choose. Continue reading

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I Just Plain Love Hammering The Chevy Volt

It’s no surprise I loathe the Chevy Volt. I should be finished with it now. But I can’t help myself. The Volt is a big red neon target of stupidity that calls to me. “Pound me to dust”, it says. Who am I to ignore the voices? Somebody give me a hammer! Continue reading

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To Be Overqualified You Must First Be Competent

I don’t care if you’re the goddamn genius wonderkind cancer curing God-king of all you survey. You are not “overqualified” at making coffee until you’re good… indeed excellent… at making coffee.
…Right up to that magic moment of total mastery I’ll keep my mouth shut. That’s a partial root of humility and it’s the cure to creeping self-indulgent ego inflating delusion that seems all too common during this; the restless crest of a wave of unearned self esteem. Continue reading

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I Don’t Care If You Hang Up, But Drive

The problem with shitty drivers on cell phones is not cell phones. The problem is the degree to which we facilitated, tolerated, encouraged, and financed shitty driving. Laws against doing stupid things will not overcome this underlying principle. Continue reading

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