Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lazy People

Why is it that some people won't shovel the sidewalk in front of their houses after it snows? Now I understand if that person is not physically able to shovel the snow. Say if you are physically disabled, or elderly, or have had surgery recently, or are dead, then I understand not being able to shovel any snow. But if they are someone who is perfectly able to shovel snow, and they won't shovel their sidewalk, then why don't they? What is worse is that some will shovel their walkway, and they will shovel out their driveway, but not they're sidewalk! What is the point in doing that for anyways if you are not going to shovel your sidewalk? I see that and it really makes me mad, because to me it says, "I can do it, but I'm to lazy to do it and don't give enough of a damn about other people to shovel my sidewalk."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Learn or Lose

Some people really need to learn to either put their dogs on a leash or in a fence. If your dog is a big dog, and tends to go off wondering around the neighborhood and bark at people, then you really do need to do something that will keep it from doing that, otherwise someone will call the dog catcher and haul it off to the pound.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just 5,000?

What the heck is the point in having in having a friends limit on Facebook? Myspace doesn't do it. Are they trying to prevent a page from getting to clogged from posts from friends? I think 5,000 friends can do that. Heck, 50 friends can that. It's true, you can create a fan group with an unlimited number of fans, but ...for some people the feeling isn't the same, plus sometimes they're just created and left alone.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rock Music?

Apparently there are some people whom have no idea what "rock music" really is. Kenny G (a name I would never put in in the same sentence with either the words "rock" or "music") has, according to AOL music, has done a "rock song" Weezer (another name I would never put in in the same sentence with either the words "rock" or "music"). Does no one know what "rock music" is anymore, or for that matter, what "music" is anymore?

Hard Headed People

If there is one thing I have learned, it's that people are going to do what they want to do and thats it. You say say whatever you want to say to a person, you can advise them that what they are doing will in the end just break but in the end, they will do what they want.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Be Respectful, Or Shut up

Is it possible, just possible, to be opposed to something, and not attack people over the Internet, and not act like a complete jackass? I was reading an article about how Maine will end up allowing same gender marriage after the November election if the voters there approve it, but some of the comments that readers could post at the bottom of the page were some of the most ignorant and quite frankly, hate filled things I have read... for the past couple of days at least. And this is just one issue. Everything these days, regardless of what it is, seems to attract people whom seems to think they have every right to start bashing people with language that sounds similar to (or in fact is) hate speech. Maybe those people don't know that it is possible that you can not like something, and still be respectful, or, not say anything at all.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Booze is fine, but Cigarettes are not?

Anybody here who watches NASCAR knows that these drivers get the majority of their money from sponsors, and some of those drivers are sponsored by companies who's products are alcoholic drinks, something that causes about half of all the automobile fatalities in this country, yet there are no regulations on the sponsorship of such products for NASCAR, but try to put one little advertisement for a cigarette company on a car, and the federal government gets up in an uproar. I've never heard of one smoker ever causing a crash just because they smoked a couple of packs before they got in their car and drove off somewhere, yet I've heard plenty of stories where a person has drank a couple of beers, and had a car crash that killed someone. Now I'm not saying we should make it illegal for beer and whiskey companies to sponsor car races, but let cigarette companies sponsor some drivers too, and make these races look a tad bit less ironic.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Some People are Beyond Mercy

I am getting sick and tired of hearing about how some people are getting only a few years (or sometimes no time at all) for molesting children, and about how people who murder children do not get a death sentence, and sometimes actually have a chance to get out of prison at some point in time, and not in a pine board box like they should. And the sickest thing is is that some of those people actually try to make excuses for their actions. Well I don't care, because their is no excuse for hurting a child, there is no excuse for molesting a child, and there is defiantly no excuse for murdering a child. Anyone who molests a child should go to jail for till they are old and gray, or until they are dead. And anyone who murders a child should be executed. I understand about showing mercy, but some people are just beyond mercy.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bring Back REAL Vampires!!!

What the hell has happened to vampires? Back a few years ago vampires in movies and TV were what vampires were truly meant to be, violent, gory, and blood thirsty (literally). Now with movies like "Twilight" and TV shows like "The Vampires Diaries", and the novels those two franchises come from, vampires are now looking more like they belong on an episode of "One Tree Hill" rather than what they are truly made for, horror, like Dracula, or even better, 30 Days of Night.

Monday, September 28, 2009

The F-bomb. That big of a deal?

I wonder why people get upset whenever they hear the word "fuck" on TV. It's just a word, and is it really something to get upset about? I know some people, parents especially, get upset whenever they and their kids hear the word "fuck" on TV, but whats the big deal, because it is not as if a kid is not going hear it from someone else like a friend, or someone walking down the street, or the parents themselves.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Common Sense has gone to the Nut House

This week a mentally ill murderer in California, who had tried to escape once before, was captured and brought back to the asylum from which he was locked up at after he escape on a field trip to a state fair. Let me repeat this, because it bares repeating. This guy is a insane murderer, who tried to escape before, and the doctors and the officials at the asylum that he was at decided it was okay to let this person go to a place that is crowded that he could, obviously now, easily slipped away the hospital workers that were suppose to be watching him, and literally be a danger to everyone. Do these people not have any common sense?

Monday, September 21, 2009

I want it Medium Rare

The lawmakers in this state passed a law a few years ago requiring restuarants not to cook beef rare or medium rare anymore? I guess the lawmakers did that because of fear of someone dying of food poisoning. I've got allot higher chances of dying because of someone at the bar who's knocked back one to many long island ice teas then I do from a hamburger with pink meat inside of it. I'm an adult, I can drink and smoke if I choose to, I don't need the government to tell me how to eat my steak.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Working on Sunday sucks, especially when you don't need to

I did my daily walk earlier and I saw something that I felt should not have been happening. The City of Roanoke was having some of it's workers tear up one of the streets to get it ready to be repaved. I don't have any problems with that, but I do have a problem with that being done on a Sunday. I would think that Sunday would be the one day the city wouldn't make anyone work unless it was one of those kinds of jobs where you needed people on the job 24/7. It's not right in my opinion.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Computers do not make things easier

Who ever said that computers would make our lives easier, was an idiot. That would only be true if the computer was enough to handle whatever programing was on it instantly and never had any errors, and as fare as I can tell, there is no such thing as a computer that does that, except for maybe the older ones from the 80's and early 90's. Even having one error can really piss a person off, but who has ever heard of a computer having just one error, unless they mean on error after another.

Parents and Bad Kids

Why can't some parents try a little harder to control their children's bad behavior in public places. There have been many times where my nerves have been rattled in a restaurant or some other public place because of some screaming kids who won't stop stop acting up. Whats worse is that many of these times their parents don't even try to take control of their kid's behavior, other than maybe telling them to stop it, which does not work, and sometimes they just let their kids run wild. Please parents, if your kid acts up in public, teach him or her to stop doing that.

Civility on the Internet

Is it just me, or does it seem that more and more people are losing all sense and civility when they come onto the internet. I understand why some people act differently over the internet, as they feel that they are more free to express themselves, but there is a fine line between being more open and negative, if not destructive behavior over the internet.

The Soap Box

This is my new blog site which I call "The Soap Box". This is not a place not long, endless blogs, but short rants that everyone would probably read. I will even try to have guests come on and share their own rants.