Another stupid public employee

I’m not sure why this idiotic state worker left enough clues to identify him/her as a state worker.

Random thoughts from recent trip to India

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I recently returned from a 2 week trip to India. While I was very impressed with the cultural sites (temples, forts, mosques, etc.), there are several things which the Indian government needs to address immediately:

  1. The violence towards women. I had already left India when the infamous New Delhi gang rape occurred, so I did not find out about it until after I had returned to the U.S. This needs to take priority over anything else.
  2. It is so sad that among the many people hawking souvenirs everywhere tourists go, there are many young children, some as young as about 3, and young mothers carrying babies/toddlers in their arms. While some regions of India seem to have made education a priority, this needs to be a national priority.
  3. Before I came to India, I had thought that making the country more clean should be a top priority, but eliminating the litter and the general unsanitariness in some areas of the country should be a lower priority than the first two.

 

Right after my dog ate my homework, my cat…

A man was recently arrested in Florida for having over 1,000 child pornographic pictures on his computer.  He claimed that it wasn’t his fault – whenever he left his computer, the cat would jump onto the keyboard, and the child porn would mysteriously end up on his computer…

While I will give him some points for originality, he is a complete idiot if he thinks anybody will believe that somehow the cat knows how to get to porn sites and then download them. He would have been better off blaming it on the CIA or the FBI – that would be a much more believable story.

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Worst part of economic stimulus package

Gosh darn it! Section 1604 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (aka Economic Stimulus) states

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used by any State or local government, or any private entity, for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, or swimming pool.

How are we going to stimulate the economy without building any of these items essential to the country’s infrastructure?????

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I’m back!!!

Man, I haven’t blogged anything in ages…  I’m not really sure why not. Just lazy, I guess.

A few co-workers and I have been participating in our own little diet challenge.  For July, the rules were that we had to workout 3 times per week (but the definition of workout was rather lax, as a 15-minute walk would qualify) and that we were not allowed to consume anything other than water after 7:30 pm (with the obvious loophole being that one could pig out before 7:30 pm). Anyone who blew it had to pay $2 (this penalty was per week, not per occurrence, so if you blew it once, you might as well blow it again…)

For the four weeks we did this, each of us had two weeks where we failed at least once. (My first failure occurred on the very first day, because I was so hungry at night that I had to snack at around 10 pm.)

Last Friday, we took our penalty money and splurged at a Chinese buffet…

We started  a new challenge on August 1. We have to do a 30-minute workout every day (penalty of $1 per day where you don’t do a 30-minute workout.) I have succeeded both days this month (30 minutes on the treadmill yesterday and today) so far, but I don’t see myself working out every day for a month.

I think S (one of the participants)is waiting for the rest of us to blow it so when we go out to lunch again she will be eating lunch with our money… (I don’t think she will blow it because I think she lives on a treadmill since she eats a ton and stays in great shape…. by the way, I am also in shape- round is a shape!)

Update 8/3: I lost about 3 pounds in July.

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Wow, talk about shameless

During the April 3 shootings in Binghamton, New York, supervisors at the Department of Social Services did not permit their employees to leave the building (for obvious safety reasons, even though the shootings were in a different building) One of the employees, an idiot named James Kauchis, filed a formal grievance claiming that he should be paid for the lunch hour because he was not allowed to leave the building.

With thirteen dead (not including the shooter, who is not a victim) and four wounded, the first thing this asshole thinks of is being paid for being deprived of his lunch hour.  Maybe this government worker should get a new job at one of the bailed-out financial institution, where someone with his sense of priorities would fit in well.

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What to tell an officer who pulls you over for speeding

A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. “Amazing!” he thought as he flew down I-75, pushing the pedal to the metal even more.

Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw the highway patrol behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. “I can get away fro him – no problem!” thought the elderly gentleman as he floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120 mph.

Suddenly, he thought, “What on earth am I doing? I’m too old for this nonsense!”, pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the Trooper to catch up with him

Pulling in behind him, the Trooper walked up to the driver’s side of the Corvette, looked at his watch and said, “Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason why you were driving 120 miles per hour that I’ve never heard before, I’ll let you go.”

The man, looking very seriously at the Trooper, said, “Years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper. I thought you were bringing her back.”

“Have a good day Sir”, said the Trooper.

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