Here’s your problem.

The other day I received something in my work e-mail from the Vice President’s office about Biden’s meeting with representatives from the video game industry. I read more about it today. I don’t know what they’re hoping to find by going over this again. For that matter, I don’t know what anybody is hoping to do by re-visiting the gun control issue. We’ve been over this a million times. We come to the same conclusion each time. They are a factor, but not necessarily the factor, for why bad things keep happening.

I’m not necessarily against a little more regulation involving guns, or video games. If it is done right (that’s the hard part), I think it could help. However, there are other things out there that need a bit more attention; things that have probably come about because we’ve changed as a society. Things that don’t have such an easy fix. We’ve come a long way from the nuclear family of the 50’s, and we all know that was bunk, but I think maybe we’ve gone a little too far the other way.

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To the Republican Party

Hi. I know we haven’t talked in a while. I think the last time was when I helped elect George W. in 2000. I just noticed you were feeling pretty bad after this last election, and I thought I might say “hello”, and offer you a few words of advice, if you’ll have them.

First, I wanted to say; we need you. I know this sounds weird coming from me, but we do need you. We need some of your ideas. Everybody knows I’m not a huge fan of parties in the first place.  Our problems are bigger than parties, but we both know how hard it is getting people together. I don’t think either party alone is up for the job, and I know two parties divided sure aren’t.

But you’ve got to make some changes.

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Presidential Candidates 2012: Princess Celestia

There is an election upon us. How can we forget? Every day, we’re bombarded by television, radio, and print endorsements for the presidential candidates paid for by the parties and rich-ass bastards practically buying your vote. The toxic bullp*ss is getting so deep on both sides that I need a hazmat suit.  It is times like this I wish I had a real 3rd party choice. One that might win. One that might end this republican and democrat crap for good. The real silent majority knows nothing will ever get done as long as the parties are cock-blocking each other all day.

If I’m going to fantasize about getting a real leader in office, I might as well go whole-hog. This time, I’m going to throw my nomination into my long-neglected fantasy candidates series. Anybody who knows me probably knew this was coming. My pick for fantasy presidential candidate is Princess Celestia.

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Presidential Candidates 2012: Honey Badger

Next on our list of potential presidential candidates; a fierce, furry friend.

Honey Badger

Summary: ( Mellivora capensis), is a badgerlike member of the weasel family (Mustelidae) noted for its fondness for honey and not giving a shit. Also known as a ratel; Honey badgers live in covered (areas with ground cover) and forested regions of Africa and southern Asia. The adult stands 25-30 cm (10-12 inches) at the shoulder and has a heavily built, thick-skinned body about 60-77 cm (24-30 inches) long, plus a tail length of 20-30 cm. The ears are rudimentary; the upper body parts are whitish, but the lower parts, face, and legs are black-the two colours sharply separated. Honey badgers are also nasty. Despite their name, honey badgers are primarily carnivorous animals, and will take any sort of animal food at hand, including carrion, small rodents, scorpions, birds, eggs, insects, lizards, snakes, tortoises and frogs. They will eat fruit and vegetables such as berries, roots and bulbs. Honey badgers take what they want.

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Celebrating the New Year at the Wrist Violin Theater*

2011 has the distinction of being one of my least favorite years ever. It started out on a down note, coasted through the summer, and ended up in a ditch. It also has the distinction of being the first year I’ve ever finished out doubting things will ever get better; globally or locally. Yup, it’s been a pretty lousy year, and I’m thinking the next one will be too. It is, after all, an election year.

So, without further ado (not adieu), tonight’s Wrist Violin Theater*.

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As Good a Reason as Any: Representatives rebel against Obama, probably parents too.

Jim Jordan represents Ohio  in the House and is a leader of of a group of House conservatives. He’s also 16 years old, apparently.

The House will soon be voting on legislation that would extend Social Security payroll tax cuts and extend long-term jobless benefits. However, President Barack Obama promised a veto if the the GOP puts in anything relating to an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

So, of course, Obama’s threat has become a challenge to conservatives, and they  they put something about an oil pipeline in just to show how bad-ass they are.

Alright, maybe not. I don’t know why they did it, but it sounds a lot like sneaking something about horse slaughter into a federal spending bill. If there is a good reason, it certainly can’t be Jordan’s.

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Good to Know: Horses can again be slaughtered in the U.S.

It is amazing what you can learn on EQ Daily.

What does the slaughter of horses and the state of the federal budget have in common? Absolutely nothing! So what the p*ss was anything to do with horse slaughter doing in the spending bill signed by Obama in November?

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