Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Outcome

Well, Colorado has spoke....

And we said.... There shall be no homophobes who come out and say "Homosexuality is just like alcoholism" Yes friends... Ken Buck was defeated.  Ok, it was only 793,000 to 777,000 but still, he lost, I am happy.

And yes Hickenlooper is now Governor of Colorado, and that is good. Unfortunately, all the news is not good.

The Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives both nationally and in Colorado.  So now, in order to get anything done statewide, or nationwide, someone has to compromise, and let's face it, politicians do not like to compromise their parties ideas.  The may compromise their morals, their personal budgets and even their own sexuality, but never their parties ideas.

So since I seem to be one of the few voices of reason out there (boy doesn't that scare you) this is what I would like to see in the next two years.  Let's break the party lines.  Let's actually look at what the legislature is, and then vote yes if it is good, and no if it is bad.  Let's work on the economy and get people back to work.  I would like to see our politicians band together and fight the drug war.  Let's really work at illegal immigration, not just kicking people out, but seeing what we can do to prevent it in the first place, and then help those that are really trying to better themselves.  Let's give actual hope to the underprivileged.  We don't need to just throw money at them, we need to teach them how to better themselves.  Let's take back our schools, and actually teach the youth of this nation to be responsible citizens.  In the same vein, let's hold our police forces to a higher standard.  Let's try to get back to the time when they were respected, not because they were police, but because they deserved respect.  That means they can't bully people, they can't pull people over simply because of the type of car they are driving, and we should never have another episode like Rodney King.

Let's once again make America the home of the proud.  Because right now, very few people have any reason to be proud that they are Americans.  We should be a nation that isn't forced to stand in respect for the flag, or the National Anthem, we do so because this is a great nation that we are proud of.  Or at least, that's as I see it...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day

Well, here we are at Super Tuesday. I must first make my public service announcement and say, if you haven't voted, get off your ass and go vote.

That being said, I also must say my usual there is a problem with voting for the lesser of 2 evils is that you still get evil. I don't really believe there is one person in politics now days that should be in office. I think we should throw the entire mess away, from Obama down to local dog catchers and start again. And no, I am not saying to replace them with republicans. I am saying we need to have a complete re-write. No party affiliation, nothing like that. It is time that the American population be represented by Americans. The kind of person that when they get to Washington, will actually listen to the people, and do what is wanted of them.

So, anyway, even though we are still voting for evil, get out there, and vote for that evil. Make your voice heard. Or at least, that is how I see it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Following the Rules

Let me just say..... I am tired of following the fucking rules.

Arvada is mad at me, because I have unlicensed vehicles in my yard.  They are not detracting from the property, as a matter of fact, 2 of them cannot even be seen unless you enter my yard.  But now I have to go to a hearing to tell them why my property isn't a nuisence.

Then to top it off, one of my neighbors has decided they have something against me.  So every Thursday I get a visit from the local police department.  The first one was to tell me I had gone onto their driveway, and looked in their garage.  I didn't, but omg,. is that the worst thing someone could do to you???  Apparently not, because today the Police came back to the house.  This time, they said I was peaking in the windows and took some bicycles. So I had the opportunity to walk through the house with an Arvada Police Officer showing him that I am not a thief.  That I do not have their fucking bicycles, and I would never steal someone's property.  Well... I almost think it would be worth it from now to just say fuck the law and do what I want to.  if I want to steal something, who cares?  I want to speed, then meh, if I want to shoot a neighbor, well, ok, I might still draw the line there, but depends on the neigh.... nah, still have to draw the line.

Anyway, the major part of this post is to say out loud, that people should mind their own business.  Keep your eyes on your own self, and not worry about what everyone else is doing.... or at least, that's as I see it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tea Party vs teabaggers

The date was December 16, 1773.  We all know what happened, Americans descended on Boston Harbor, attacked 3 ships carrying tea, and dumped it into the Boston Harbor.  At issue was taxation without representation.  There was no one from America in Parliament, and America was pissed at it.

Now here we are in 2010, and once again America, led by none other than Sarah Palin, is again pissed at, Gosh darnit all to heck, taxation without representation.  But Gee whiz, is there really no representation doncha know?  (ok, enough with the bad Palin imitations)

I was listening to talk radio the other day, and sure enough, the tea party was up in arms over the health care bill, because they say it was passed without their representation.  Now, know where does it say, that to have fair representation in Congress, that every party has to have someone representing it.  As a matter of fact, the only thing required is that the states all have someone representing them.  And guess, what, that is exactly what we have.  Truthfully, that is what we need.  We actually need to get rid of party politics, and start voting for a person.  Once that person gets elected to office, they need to vote the conscience of the people they represent, and not what the party wants them to vote. 

This all goes back to what I said in an earlier blog, we need a revolution.  We the People, need to stand up and tell Congress to represent us, not Big Business, not lobby groups, but us.  And as for the teabaggers of the tea party, we do need to re-live the Boston Tea Party, and throw them all in the Boston Harbor.  Or at least, that's as I see it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Death By Bully

I was in a local hamburger joint yesterday, and there was a People Magazine article there about a young college freshman that jumped off the George Washington Bridge.  The reason?  His roommate had webcammed him making out with a guy.  Then about a week later, did the same thing again.   The article went on to talk about other teenagers that had killed themselves because they were being ridiculed about being gay.  One 13 year old actually had the bullies tell him "Faggot, why don't you just kill yourself".  The article then went on to ask the question, how could we have prevented these suicides.

Well, I can tell you how we can at least start to prevent these types of tragedies.  Stop making homosexuality out to be some disease.  Stop telling and showing these young people that are trying to find themselves, that they are a lower form of life because of who they love.

Recently, here in Colorado, Ken Buck, Republican Senate Candidate, compared homosexuality to alcoholism, and while I think it is a step in the right direction to finally admit that a person doesn't choose to be homosexual, he went just a tad (read way, way) out of line.

So, here's my idea to stop the rash of young people killing themselves because they are gay.  STOP TREATING HOMOSEXUALITY LIKE A DISEASE.  Accept these people for the caring, loving people they are.  Let them live their lives and love who they want.  Quit making gay marriage out to be the death of America.  And if you live in Colorado, tell Ken Buck that his remarks and by extension, his beliefs, are not what we need in this country, by voting against him.  Or at Least, that's as I see it. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

To the idiot in the WalMart Parking lot

Ok, so it may just be my own little personal pet peeve, but there was an idiot in the WalMart parking lot.  Let me explain.

I had just pulled into my parking space, and looked up, and there was this guy driving down the wrong way to get a close parking spot.  Now this may seem like a small thing, and hardly worth my time, but this is so very dangerous. The reason being, people don't look that way, so they pull out and get hit.  Well, to be the safe minded person that I am, I went, and asked him if he knew how dangerous this was.  His response..... "You know what, I don't care"

Let's think about that for a minute.   "I don't care"  I would say this is indicative of society as a whole.  I don't care.  I am doing something that is dangerous, that could cause an accident, and could possibly hurt myself, my family, or someone else, but I don't care.  I would say this is the whole reason behind drunk driving.  I am gonna go drinking, probably get smashed, and have a great time, and then i am going to get behind the wheel of something that weighs close to a ton or more, and barrel down the street all because I don't care.  At just what point did we stop thinking about what happens to our fellow man.

I know what your thinking though.  You're sitting there reading this, saying, yeah, humanity sucks, but what can I do about it.  There is a movie out there, and if you haven't seen it, then I suggest you go watch it immediately.That movie is Pay It Forward.  Haley Joel Osment plays a young kid who's teacher gives him an assignment of coming up with an idea that will change the world.  While this is just a movie, I really wonder what would happen if we all took it to heart.  What would happen, if we all took one chance to do something for one person that would really change their life. 

Ok, so that is your assignment.  Think of one thing you can do for one person to change their life.  And then comment here and tell me about it.  And that really will be... As I see it.


Ok, so my apologies for not posting more often.  Especially the last couple of weeks.  Not to make excuses, but I got laid off 2 weeks ago, and have kind of been in the dumps.  But that is going to change.  I am pulling myself up by my bootstraps, and get going again. 

If you guys will help me get more and more readers, I will promise to post more often.  I will even do my best to put something up here every day.

Watch for the next post very soon.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nudity in America

America, it's time to take your clothes off....

Ok, that is both literal and figurative.  We ahve a big problem with nudity in America.  We are afraid for someone to see us naked, and if they do, then they are obviously a pervert.  We have gotten to the point where, we don't even let kids shower in school together.  We are so afraid that they might be seen by someone, that we have to be extra special careful and prove to them that their bodies are something dirty and nasty.

In other cultures, say, Japan for instance.  There is a big bathtub in the house.  It is not unusual for the whole family to be in the bath tub at the same time.  Papasan, mamasan, and all the little brothers and sisters taka their baths together, and they think nothing of it, while here in America, we can't even stand the thought of going into a public bathroom, and taking a whiz, unless we are secluded away in a stall.  In the olden days, we would have just whipped it out there in the field.  Don't need to hide it son, we all got the same equipment.  So, what's the point of all this, besides me just wanting to see as many people as possible naked???

Well, I will tell you.  Our hiding doesn't end with out bodies.  We hide our emotions.  Don't let anyone see you cry.  We hide our physical ailments, don't want people to think we are weak, and on it goes.  And it will never change, not until we can drop our pants in front of someone, and not think that the world is coming to an end.  So, let's take our clothes off first, and then our masks.  Let's be candid with each other.  Then America can continue to grow, and once again be a great nation, and can once again become a super power.... or at least that's as I nakedly see it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

No Criminal Charges in four mile fire

I was reading the news this morning, and one of the headlines was that the volunteer firefighter that is responsible for setting the boulder four mile fire will not get any criminal charges.  I guess, I should give some background first....

This is a 71 year old man, that is on the Four mile Volunteer Fire Department.  Almost a week before the blaze, he had a controlled burn at his house.  He was burning trash in a fire pit.  He put the fire out, doused it with water,  and then went on about his business.  several days later, the wind picked up, re-ignited the fire, and the rest is history.  He was actually the first person to report the fire, and then went out and fought it on the front lines, and in the process, lost his own house to the blaze.  The D.A. has found that he acted responsibly,  dousing the fire pit several times, turning the ash,, dousing the pit again.  All sounds like a good ending to a bad story.  But my question is...... why were we even contemplating criminal charges.

Apparently, the Sheriff's office had given him a citation, there was a large investigation of the fire, all to see if we could somehow pin criminal charges against someone.  Why is our first thought to punish someone?  Why can't things just happen, without us immediately thinking that someone must have broke the law for this bad thing to happen?  Let me tell you something, sometimes bad stuff happens for no other reason, than it is time for bad stuff to happen.  And many times, it is no one's fault, it just happens.

Anyway, I am glad they are not going to press charges against him.  I only hope that the people that have suffered such a great loss in the fire, can put there lives back together and move on.  Or at least, that is as I see it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Injustice in America

So, let's face it, I love America.  I live here by choice.  But there is some stuff going on in our legal system that needs a good swift kick in the statutes.

First of all, there is the police officers.  My boyfriend Kit, got pulled over the other day for having a cracked windshield.  I got out later and looked, and there is no possible way that you could tell the windshield was cracked.  He was just a young kid driving a sports car, so they wanted to check him out.

My other boyfriend Ivan got pulled over when we had our jeep for no license plate light, and again in our Truck for the same thing.  The reason they say this is so important, is that if you rob a bank, people need to be able to read your license plate at night to report you.  Well, if I am going to rob a bank (looks at his todo list.... well not yet) then let me tell you the last thing I am gonna worry about is my freaking license plate light.

Then there is the federal judicial system, where, if you get picked up by the feds, and taken to court, you will spend at least three days in jail.  They don't have to have a reason, they just put you in for three days.  Then after that, if you think that this system has a innocent until proven guilty way of thinking.... well, you're wrong.  If you get picked up by the feds, you will be guilty until such time as they either prove it or disprove it.  You can lose all of your freedoms, all of your rights, everything, until they get around to putting you through a trial.  Chances are, you will either be put in jail, a halfway house, or home detention.  And that is until they get around to the trial.  How is that innocent until proven guilty.  Now I can understand the bond system.  A bond just guarantees that you will show up for your court date.  You show up, and whether or not you are innocent or guilty, you will get the bond released.  But more than likely that will not matter, because you will be held up somewhere until that time comes.

I think all this started during the reign of Bush, and the fact that we do not care about the constitution anymore.  That was made evident by the patriot act.  That act, basically said that we can put you away for an undisclosed amount of time, in a place where no one will know where you are at, and say that is to further Homeland Security.  I can call up the FBI and say, you know, I think that Joe Blow is a terrorist, and he will be picked up, and put away til they get enough evidence to convict him, even if he is innocent.  Now, truthfully, I do not which started first, the patriot act, or the guilty until proven guilty philosophy, but they are all part of the same mind set.  We have to protect our self, and it does not matter who's rights we step on to do it.  But it does matter. It matters because those are the principles we, as a country, were founded on.  That we can walk down the street and not be harassed by law enforcement.  That if we are suspected of committing a crime, we will be afforded all the protections that come with being an American citizen and that if we are convicted, those same protections will remain in force as we serve out or punishment.  And let me tell you, we need to get back to those days, or America will become no better than a third world country, where everyone is afraid of the government.  Or at least that is as I see it.

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Not so much a political rant this morning, we'll see....

I just wanted to say, I appreciate the people who read this thing, and even make comments on it.  I have noticed that for whatever reason, I cannot leave comments myself....  Hmmm (puts on todo list to figure out why #254,267,876,321)

Anyway, if you wish to comment, please do so, and also if you want to send this out to your friends, family, or even enemies to read, have at it.

Thank you and have a nice day... and I will probably post something later.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Driving and cell phones

OK, so to borrow a line from Queer as Folk, I would rather have my tongue superglued to a lesbian's twat than agree with the court system, however, I find this one law, I completely agree with.

In the State of Colorado, and probably many other places as well, it is illegal to text and drive, or use your cell phone without a headset and drive.  To me this seems to be common sense, but some people just don't get it.  I was almost ran over today by a guy in a mini van, and I looked over as he was drifting into my lane, and saw him with cell phone in hand, looking down on it.  Then he looked offended when I actually honked at him to get back into his own lane.  I mean come on, how insensitive can I be.  It was obvious that this was some matter of life or death, that had to have his immediate attention.

Now don't get me wrong, I have one of those neat new Sprint Evo phones, and I love texting, and all the other neat things I can do on it, but at least I wait until I am at a red light to glance down to see that all important "Hey" from someone I can't even remember how I met, let alone, why they are on my contact list.

So heres what I would like from everyone out there.  If you are going to not heed the advice I give, or the laws that have been set forth to keep me safe from your techno-tard ass, then at least have the common decency not to drive anywhere close to where I am.  Or at least, that's as I see it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Part of the American dream is the ownership of property.  The idea of owning your own house, where you can do as you please, when you please, and there is no one that can tell you no.  Well, people, I am here to tell you that the American Dream is now the American nightmare.  Let me explain.

Around our house, parked on the RV pad to the side, which is behind the fence in our backyard, we have two cars.  A 1999 Crown Victoria and a 1995 Eagle Talon.  I just got notice in the mail yesterday, that in order for me to have these cars on my property, they have to be properly licensed, which means they have to be insured.  This means it is going to cost me around 150.00 to 200.00 a month to have 2 cars, legally parked on my property, behind a fence so it is out of the view of the neighbors.

Now, I am a reasonable man, and I do understand that we should have limits on some things.  I wouldn't want to live right next door to a wrecking yard.  But two cars hardly makes a wrecking yard.  I could also understand if I had a car out front, up on blocks, but that isn't happening either.  All the cars that are parked in my front yard, on the driveway, all have all four wheels on the ground.

I guess what I am saying is that the dream of property ownership has been diminished for me, because I don't feel like it is my property now.  I am just a custodian, and I have to do things the way someone else wants me to.  And it frustrates me to no end...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fear in America

I had a comment on one of my recent blogs, and as I read through it, I had to tell myself, this guy has it going on. 

We are a nation that thrives on fear.  If we are not afraid of something, we are not happy.  This has been going on for as long as I can remember, and I am getting damn old.

I remember having the "nuclear war" drills.  Everyone get under your desk, and cover your heads.  I remember laughing even then, thinking, "and this is going to save me from being blown to smithereens, how???"  We were afraid of the communists then, and guess what, we are still afraid of the communist. 

We are now afraid of terrorist.  We are afraid they are going to disrupt our lives, and so far, for one bleak day in September of 2001, they did.  But let's look at what a terrorist is really trying to do.  They are trying to instill fear, to make us change our lives, and boy did they do it.  I think the more appropriate response on 9/11 would have been for every person to go to the airport, and get on a plane, and go somewhere.  Show everyone, that no matter what you do, we are not afraid of you.  But, wait, that is not what real Americans do.  We run and hide.

And, as I look at my other posts, there is a fear of something in every one of them.  We are afraid of the gays, so we ban gay marriage.  We are afraid of sex offenders, so we have a list we can put them all on.  It doesn't matter that the things we do have no effect on what we are trying to protect ourselves from, we still have to try.

So my advice to you, Mr or Mrs America, is quit wetting your pants, and stand strong.  You don't need to be afraid.  Or at least, that's as I see it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sex Offender Registration

*In my best Helen Lovejoy Voice*

"Won't someone think of the Children"

Yes, I know that is the outcry of everyone that thinks the sex offender registration is a good idea.  It doesn't matter what rights are trampled on, it doesn't matter what we do to anyone Else's life, as long as we think of the children.  After all, you gotta keep an eye on them there sex perverts.  They are lurking everywhere, behind every tree, just waiting to grab our kiddos and run.

And we also know, from reading the reliable (cough) news reports that 3000% of them there sex perverts, once they got a taste of them children, will want to do it again.

Ok, most frivolity aside.... 3000% is an exaggeration, but then again, the numbers that are reported are an exaggeration too.  We are told that over half of the people arrested on a sex crime, will offend again.  If you listen to the reports, it is the highest rate of recidivism of all crimes.  But they are not quite right.  The actual number is between 8 and 13% and has one of the lowest recidivism rates.  And for the record, the sex offender registration list does nothing to lower that number.  The reason being, the people most likely to re-offend, do not register anyway.  So we end up with a lot of people out there, who have made a mistake in their life, who are trying to put themselves back together, and have to go down somewhere between every quarter and every year, and register.  And who is on that list?  The worst of the worst?  Not hardly.

There is one person on the sex offender list, because he was in a hotel room, having, um, relations with his bicycle.  The made used her master key, and walked in on it, and there you have it, he is on the list.

Another person is a priest, in Northern Colorado... now wait, he wasn't one of THOSE priests.  He was jogging at 3:00AM on an enclosed track, and got too warm, so he took his clothes off.  He's on that list.

This is not to mention all the guys who were underage themselves, had an underage girlfriend who led them on, then called rape when their parents found out.  They are all on that list too.

So I ask you, just exactly who are we trying to protect?  The children, or our own self-righteous bigoted ideas that we are actually doing something.  I think you know how I see it.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Revolt in America

OK, so I may get a lot of flack over this, and I may make a lot of people mad.  But I have thinking about this for quite some time, and I think it may be time for a Revolution.

Don't get me wrong, I love America, and I am proud to be an American.  But geesh, enough of the political bullshit that is ruining this great country.  Let me explain though why I think it is time.

We were founded on the basic premise of government by the people and for the people.  But that isn't what is happening.  We have government by the party for the party, whichever party seems to be in office.  The very basic freedoms that we hold dear, are continually at stake.  Basic principals such as gun ownership are being used as soapboxes for both sides.  One party touting that we hold the right to have as many guns as we want, and the other side pushing for laws to infringe upon that freedom.  This is not how our government was supposed to work.

Government was supposed to be individual freedom above all.  The federal government was to have very little to do with our daily lives, and instead focus on the nations interaction with other nations.  Then the State governments were to focus on one states interaction with other states, and finally local governments focus on our interaction with other people.  What we have is the federal government trying to be all up in our faces over health care, gay marriage, gun ownership, and the list goes on and on.  We as individuals send a lot of money to Washington in the form of taxes, and they can't even do their jobs right.  If I did my job as poorly as the federal government... well the state would be supporting me in the form of unemployment.

So, what do we do.... let me say I am not yet ready for a violent revolution, although it may come to that someday.  Right now, we need to fight for our freedoms, and look for candidates for office, that will say fuck you to the party and vote what the people want.  With that said, I did vote for Obama last time, and will probably vote for him again, but I think he is letting us down, and not in the way the republicans think.  I don't believe he is pushing us towards socialism, but he is letting us down.

So Rise up Mr and Mrs America.  Let's run candidates that are not rich, that can't afford to run million dollar campaigns, but know what you and I go through every day.  Only then, will this country again become a nation by the people, for the people.  Or at least, that's as I see it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gay Marriage

So, I have been following the gay marriage / proposition 8 debate for a while now.  Since I want to marry my partner of over 10 years, I figure this has many ramifications to my life.

I noticed that one of the arguments that the conservatives have against gay marriage is that it is harmful to heterosexual reproduction.  Well let me say, your argument does not hold water.

First of all, for it to harm reproduction, it has to have an effect on reproduction, or the people involved.  Since, in my experience with the gay culture, none of these people would be reproducing anyway....  HOW EXACTLY DOES THAT EFFECT REPRODUCTION????

I mean, come on now.  Even if I am never allowed to marry my wonderful partner, I would not be reproducing anyway.  I don't like girls that way.  I seriously doubt I could even get an erection to happen with a girl.  So how does that effect reproduction.

Maybe they are all just afraid that if we allow gay marriage, then all the straight people will suddenly become gay and no one would be procreating.  Since I seriously doubt that would happen, they have nothing to worry about.

Or maybe, they are all afraid that if we allow gay marriage, then God would come down and strike us dead for allowing such things to go on.  Well, if he hasn't done it yet, I doubt that letting us marry would cause it.  And since some of the most atrocities committed nowdays are committed in His name, well you get the point.
Anyway, I think we should all live and let live, and not worry about what someone else is doing.  At least, that is how I see it.

Starting Thoughts

There is so much going on this world.  Politics, religion, problems in schools, problems with the justice center. there is so much, and all we ever see is the journalists eye.  We read things that are slanted to the left or to the right, just depends on who is paying the bills for that media.

I am a simple man.  I have no political, or other ties.  I just look at things that are happening, and ask myself the question.... ARE THESE PEOPLE ON DRUGS!!!!

This blog is kind of a continuation of a piece I used to write for a local newspaper in Alamogordo NM.  I don't know if anyone will read this, or what their thoughts might be, but still I have to try.  Somehow I want my voice to get out there, as the voice of reason in a very unreasonable world.  Hope you all enjoy