Bible Belt Nuts

Bible Belt Nuts, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

Today I was driving around in Bible belt territory and saw this. This is not too far from the Porn Store protesters. Also not far from the shock and awe billboard campaign against abortion.

Here's a thought. Thou shalt Keep thy religion to thy fucking self.


Cat like

Cat like, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

Yes new photos are up. I like this feature and I think I am going to be using it quite frequently from now on. This, is Buttons the dog. He is an eight year old Pekingese and he likes to attack other people. The smallest dogs have the biggest attitude. When relaxing at home, he thinks he is a cat folding his legs up.

Nice smile

Nice smile, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

This one really was a fluke. Daniella has been starting with the tantrums. In the photos near this one in the set you can see real tears around her eyes cause she is just finishing from throwing a huge fit.


SUV nation

SUV nation, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

Testing out this flickr blog post feature.

In the meantime, look at this giant offensive SUV.

Makeshift #3

Expired!, originally uploaded by Chris1051.

As posted on Flickr.

Can you actually believe this motherfucker! Click "All sizes" and see the Original photo size. Look at when his registration expired. Unbelievable!


Quote of the year

As heard on the GDay world podcast, it being Carl Sagan day. I was very moved by the phrase written by Carl Sagan in his book "Pale Blue Dot".

"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at
it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever
heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate
of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and
economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every
creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young
couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and
explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar,
every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species,
lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam. The earth is a very small
stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those
generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the
momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited
by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable
inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their
misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their
hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have
some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale
light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our
obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from
elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that
astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my
mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits
than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our
responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to
preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

The man was a pure genius and its a wonder why this book is not required reading in our schools. The religious right want to go on about "taking God out of our schools" well, if you want God in your schools you should take your kid to a Christian school. Or teach them about God on your own time at home. The arrogance - that some people have -to continue believing that the entire universe was created by God with the earth, that pale blue dot, at its center.
People smoke, but these are the same people who damage our earth. Global Warming is real, and so is war. We are very well on our way to destroying the only home we ever have known.


Smokers suck ass

Second Hand Smoke Kills

There are
some people who still think that second hand smoke is a myth. It really pisses me off when I go into a restaurant and ask for non smoking, and get seated in the non smoking section where inconsiderate dumbfucks feel it necessary to burn one before, during and after their meal. People of the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina -lets just say the South in general - are the worst offenders here. These monkey fucks constantly complain that smoking bans on the books trample on their "rights". I saw one asshole who had a 3 year old kid, in a restaurant called "Texas Roadhouse". This waste of carbon was holding the 3 year old on his lap with a lit cigarette in his mouth. The cig came within millimeters of burning this kids head/cheek/face while Mr. shit-for-brains was adjusting his seating for more comfort. Everyone at that table except the 3 year old kid was smoking. Before, during and after the meal. I was seated in the non smoking section (with a not-so-nice view of a 20 year old guy I jokingly called "Jabba the Hut" because his 450lb frame resembled Jabba) a mere 15 feet away from this cunt. Smoke from that table was wafting over from the 3 mindless nicotine freaks up into my nostrils and into my lungs. And the kid! If thats not fucking child abuse then I don't know what is. The poor kid is probably going to grow up to be a smoker. Just like Mr. Asshole probably was treated by his dad/grans. So complaining about their "rights" being trampled. What about the rights of the 3 year old kid? Or my fucking rights you fucking worthless whores?

from the article:

Smoking or nonsmoking? The report also proved that the
conventional measures public spaces have taken to protect their nonsmoking
patrons against secondhand smoke are inadequate. Tests revealed that designated
smoking areas, or even air filters, are not enough to prevent a marked rise in
cotinine levels. The report recommends that the only way to be safe is to dine
in a completely smoke-free environment.Children are especially vulnerable.
Because they are still developing physically and tend to have higher breathing
rates -- and, in turn, higher quantities of smoke entering their bodies --
children are especially at risk around secondhand smoke. According to the
Environmental protections agency, secondhand smoke will:

  • Increase the number of asthma attacks and severity of symptoms in 200,000 to
    1,000,000 children with asthma
  • Cause between 150,000 and 300,000 lower-respiratory-tract
    infections among children (under 18 months of age)
  • Be responsible for respiratory-tract infections that result
    in 7,500 to 15,000 hospitalizations of children each year


Life is fleeting

I did type out a very nice post but Blogger decided I didn't want to publish that and erased all my work I had just spent the last 30 minutes typing up.

Anyway the short version, I almost died. Mr. Asshole driving a big ass truck driving like a dumbfuck, slams on his brakes, causing huge metal pieces to fly off his big scary truck, flying through the air almost coming in my windshield almost missing my car.

It happened on this stretch of road.

I can't believe blogger fucked up my story. It was long and complicated complete with links and statistics, measurements, geographic information.

Oh well. My creative spark is gone, I had gotten to that point of getting ready to submit the post (If I had just hit "Save as draft" it would have saved.

Thats just a shit sandwich for my lunch I guess.



Today was the second day of 2 days of meetings for work. Held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel at 1111 Airport Center Dr. Nashville, TN 37214. The conference room was small and closed in. It almost had a "bunker" feel to it. The temperature was quite cold inside. I felt trapt and claustrophobic. The training today was ok. pre-lunch everything was fine, we had plenty of coffee and Holiday Inn Express Cinnamon rolls to keep us awake. Post lunch was a whole different story though. We had BarBCutie catered. The food was plentiful. The Memphis guys jokingly complained that it wasn't "real Memphis" barbecue. But I ate my fill. Then came the second round of lecture. 2 Company professionals had come from Florida to discuss some training. The discussion was in depth and really very interesting. Excellent discussion. However after a big lunch and after having gotten up at 0630 this morning (I normally wake up at 8 or so) I was starting to feel the pain. I stood up and tried to eat a granny smith apple to shake the sleepiness. Nothing could help. Not even more coffee. This was almost as bad as Project Management Training. Not nearly as bad as Hazardous Materials training. -Where a normal pot of coffee was poured out and consumed within 30 seconds of it being brewed, all day.
No not nearly as bad as that 2 week course I was forced to take in Alaska. But I was hurting today I tell you.
Ended at a reasonable hour to afford the Memphis crew time to drive back. Then it just got ballz cold. With wind blowing. I really dont mind the cold, what with Global Warming and the hell that was summer 2006. Also my years in Alaska and Boston, I tend to think a small bit of flurries and a mere -6ยบ C is nothing.
Worked in the office late and came home. Have been posting photos to flickr and will try and organize them after this post. (Flickr Scripts are running poorly on IE7) Microsoft thinks they got it but they don't. With a poor attempt at knocking the iPod out of the box with their babyshit brown mp3 player they call Zune. Heh.



I am certain I finally met Bubba here in Tennessee. When at the grocery store for some late night items - I first overheard one of the cashier girls explain to another cashier girl that it was the first of the month and "that was why."
Alarm bells went off in my head and then I saw them. Two kids roaming the aisles. The oldest appeared to be about 13 and the young one appeared to be about 9-10. They looked identical except that one was bigger. But other than that they had the exact same features and they were equally proportionate to each other - same fattness and same shape. The younger one was walking down the cereal aisle rubbing his big fat belly -the universal hand signal for "I'm hungry" Parents nowhere to be found.
Rounding my way through the frozen foods section I finally saw him. A middle aged man who was a giant replica of the kids. Exactly the same body shape and size -but proportionately bigger as he was older. Like father, like sons. In his cart there was about 15 "Hungry Man" frozen dinners. The guy was wearing bedroom slippers and pajamas. He was massive. He had a beard and wiry dirty hair. it was interesting to see them all together. I kind of wish I had been able to take a picture. Surely one of these guys was named Bubba. I held my breath as I passed.
In the next aisle over I heard someone coughing up a lung. It almost made me cringe. I got what I needed and sure made my way to the exit. The guy coughing looked like the stereotypical white trash methhead or -just plain white trash. He looked like he was 18 years old. He was walking with a girl who looked like she was 16, long black hair wearing a slipknot sweater and a knit red and black cap. They ended up getting in front of me in line. They had about $75 worth of groceries. Paid using an EBT card which is the new Food Stamp.
I am not one to judge or look down upon people. I feel a bit indifferent when it comes to food stamps. I have been in situations where I think we could have used them but I never used them or applied for them. Then I see fuckwhits in the grocery store flipping a cell phone with some jewelry pay with an EBT and then get into an expensive gas guzzling SUV. Some people genuinely need this and they cant get it because of the amount of fraud.
I passed some pre made burger meat in the freezer aisle called "bubba burgers".