All posts for the month March, 2008


Received this in my email and had to share.  Wouldn’t it be nice to turn on the TV and see our president (democratic or republican) utter this speech?……

‘My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed.

Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.

This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning.

Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short . The United Kingdom,  Spain, Bulgaria, Australia, and Poland are some of the countries listed there.

The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the world’s nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.

Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war.  THEN EVERY YEAR THERE AFTER IT’LL GO TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM SO IT WONT GO BROKE IN 20 YEARS.

The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.

Need help with a famine ? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France.

In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home . On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.

Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe China.

I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France, Germany , and Russia. Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well. Bonne chance, mezamies.

I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don’t care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York

A special note to our neighbors. Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not pissing us off for a change.

Me xico is also on List 2 its president and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple extra thousand tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put ’em? Yep, border security.

Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty – starting now.

We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we’ll be drilling for oil in Alaska- which will take care of this country’s oil needs for decades to come. If you’re an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there.

It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, ‘darn tootin.’

Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us t he undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America It is time to eliminate homelessness in America To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thank you guys. We owe you and we won’t forget.

To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn to speak Arabic.

God bless America Thank you and good night.’

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

I use iTunes at work to streak media from my server, primarily music.  If anyone has iTunes, you may have noticed last week that Apple software update is now trying to force you to install Safari (Apple’s proprietary browser).  I also read last week about Apple’s release of their iPhone SDK (software development kit) and Apple’s rules you can and can not make with their kit.  In other words, they are legislating the software that companies are creating for their phone.  By doing this, they are getting 3rd party software that only they approve, and use the talents of 3rd party companies and technogeeks to work for them without paying them.

Didn’t Microsoft do this years ago with Windows and preinstalling software on it and get SUED for antitrust violations?  What gives Apple the nerve to try to do the same?

Now that Netscape is extinct because of Microsoft, Apple is pushing down the same lines Microsoft did years ago.  Will this affect Mozilla Firefox (my browser of choice)?  Mozilla took over 30% of market share of browsers the old fashion way…a quality, superior product and word of mouth. 

As of this summer, Bill Gates will remove himself from Microsoft to focus on his foundation.  This leaves only one devil left.  Maybe Steve Jobs should start a charity in Botswana and go live there.  Here’s to John Lilly and may his company thrive.

Happy Easter everyone.

So, Sunday, I came in contact with an old friend.  It’s been over 3+ years since I had even talked to him.  He was my best friend throughout high school, and continued to be so while I was in college.  When I moved back home, he was still there and we continued our friendship.  Then, one day in ’04, it just abruptly ended, for reasons to this day I’m still not sure why.  Hopefully soon it the smoke will clear and I can move past that dark area in my life. 

Regardless, it was good to see you, Phil. 

So, after a few months, I’m finally getting out of personal debt.  There are some major projects at work coming up very soon that should make sure that debt never becomes a concern again.  I never posted on it, but Robbi is pregnant again, which we very relieved and excited about, and I want to make sure that affording the kid is not a concern.  I do have some work to do to get there, but I’d like my car paid off in around 2-3 years, and majority (if not all) of debt paid. 

Before I left for college, I remember telling my mom that I’m going to be retired by the age of 30.  Well, I don’t think that will happen, but I CAN make sure that I have plenty of financial stability and my wife can retire by 30.  Here’s to a positive future **cheers**

Ryan and I were looking at some numbers today.  It’s funny when you look at the increase of sales from one year ago…5000%.  Yea, it’s cheating because February was our first month. 

When you look at our first 12 months of sales, we have just about sold 20% in our 13th month of our total from last year.  If that keeps up, that’s a total increase of 120% in sales.  Very promising.

With all that said, it is still not enough for my liking.  We still are not making enough profits to keep us comfortable, and frankly, I want that cushion so I DON’T have to worry about paychecks and expenses. 

In time, it will catch up.  I need another salesman.