Monday, December 31, 2007

Random Thoughts

Back in 1974 I learned to repair the guidance control systems on four (Lance, TOW, Dragon and Shillelagh) different missiles while I was stationed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. I liked the city, it was friendly and comfortable to an 18 year old out on her own for the first time. I saw Elvis, the Guess Who, and Alice Cooper at the newly built Von Braun Civic Center. I don't remember the comedian but I do remember the joke. "The Von Braun Civic Center; seating for 50,000, parking for 200." Parking was miles away. Those were good times.

One of the main reasons I prefer being single is because I am incapable of submitting to a man's will, just because he is a man. I am not a servant and never will be. Mike Huckabee is a shining example of everything that I find wrong with marriage and he isn't going to be able to hide the fact that he thinks women are supposed to be maids, cooks, breeders and whatever else his little heart desires.

The RIAA can kiss my backside. I've paid for every song I own, which is one of the reasons I now buy from iTunes instead of cds. Why should I pay for songs I don't want? I've transferred all my cds to the computer and play them in a format that is convenient to me, my iPod. It's small enough to carry anywhere which is more than I can say for a cd. If they are determined to maintain that it is illegal to transfer a song from a cd that I paid for to the computer that I paid for, then I just won't buy any more cds, not even used ones. Ever. And neither will anyone else.

Food labels have undergone several changes in the last twenty years, not all of them good. You used to be able to see the complete nutritional content but then they eliminated all but a few vitamins and minerals (A, C, Calcium and Iron). Well, they are going to revamp them again and supposedly they will let you know which foods are healthy and which aren't by using a 1 to 100 scale. I like the simple method. Cook from scratch but not everybody has the time or the inclination to do that.

Talking out both sides of their orifice award goes to the NY Times. If things are so bad, why did they hire William Kristol? He's been the chief cheerleader in the Iraq debacle and is willing to extend that mistake to Iran. Sheesh, the hypocrisy is mind numbing.


  1. Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

  2. crescenet makes some valid points in 'it's' analysis, above, yet the main gist remains out of my reach. Oh well.

    Yesterday, 12/31, was the first I had heard of the RIAA suing for damages for the transfer of music paid for in a cd to computer hard drive. I have usually enjoyed purchasing cds, and lps before that, as a means to hear more than just the "popular" or radio-genic tunes. As you, I will no longer purchase cds, and I am also more than pleased with my collection on itunes, and so shall just expand on that. Unbelievable...let's just try to shake down all the possible consumers of our products, and go from there! Brill...yeah.

    Your MOS sounds more fun than mine...75e-Officer Records. Yep, pencil-pusher for the stars! Though I did get to be a "Flagged Records file clerk for a year or so while in Kaiserslautern, FRG., so when one of our buddies got yanked off the train at the border from A-Dam, I was the first to hear about it. Whoopee. Germany was a blast though, and I took hops all over Europe, fueled by legally purchased amphetamines from the apothecaries there. Great train and plane trips, and trips. hehe.