Oh boy.

Apr. 9th, 2012 04:50 pm
kyburg: (grief)
One of the things I love about some people (and I'm being facetious) is how they work like mad to Not Do THAT During The Holidays (IE, Christmas) but have no trouble letting fly at Easter.

No, really. I've got at least two stories of kids coming out to their parents and being tossed out of the house at Easter to show for that.

Looks like I'm going to have to add one more to the list - it looks like my nephew outed his mother.

She's 'pulled the trigger' for a divorce, according to BIL. Nephew posted it on FB after Sis had taken the daughter with her on a 'camping trip in the mountains' - across state lines, if I read it right. Best case, she's going to have a Come-to-Jesus with all of us at some point - worst, it's Spring Break, that's a week to move her and daughter permanently to Arizona. You think I'm joking.

Me? I'm talking with lil' bro as much as I can to try to protect my mother. She adores that BIL my Sis wants to kick to the curb (and it makes no sense, he's as kickworthy as a basket of newborn puppies) - lil' bro is worried. "She won't sleep." he said. Me? Dead. Like in the ER, dead. Just give her a good shove, that's all it would take. This qualifies.

Me? Working like hell to not make it worse on my watch. Checking the angles, verifying my work - how do I put this in a place that makes sense? I need to stop being so angry I can't think.

Because I'm going to need my A game, and right away. Can't fly off the handle, can't quit or hide - but I've been lied to, and all of the 'don't look here' distractions weren't my imagination - the bullshit detector still works.

I knew something Big was up, but I didn't know it was Big and Stupid.

We're talking about a 30 year marriage where whatever Sis wanted, she got. Her husband had to travel and make sacrifices with family time to pay for it all - but she got the education she needed, she didn't have to work full-time when the kids were small and the house is so big she needs weekly help to keep it clean (and she gets it, no questions asked). It's an absolute showplace - just the pictures on the walls are multiple thousands over the years of photography to produce them. The yards look like they belong to a resort hotel, pool and all.

She wanted to stop working and go into private practice. Not long ago, she moved the offices to cheaper digs and that was the last I heard. What are the odds. Bet that business has failed and BIL isn't willing to put any more money into it. I am certain Sis would angrily correct me on getting everything she wanted - nobody gets that, and that's likely more true but - honestly, she's been denied very little.

The worst part is she was claiming the daughter was ill. And yes, if my parents were getting divorced, I might be prepared to threaten suicide - wouldn't you, if it would buy some time?

Lucy has some explaining to do. Perhaps.

Just once. I'd like to be wrong about just how selfish and egocentric...to the point of sociopathology...my sister is.

So. Fired. That goes without saying, right?
kyburg: (loser)
Why San Francisco HATES Los Angeles.

Stow, a father of two from Santa Cruz, remained in a medically induced coma at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on Tuesday, according to a spokewoman for the hospital.

Police said Stow was one of three Giants fans attacked after Thursday's game by two men dressed in Dodgers clothing. The men kicked and punched the victims, shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows, according to police. Police said the attack was unprovoked.


Reward, sheeyit. I find these guys, you can have 'em - FOR FREE.
kyburg: (loser)
Why San Francisco HATES Los Angeles.

Stow, a father of two from Santa Cruz, remained in a medically induced coma at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on Tuesday, according to a spokewoman for the hospital.

Police said Stow was one of three Giants fans attacked after Thursday's game by two men dressed in Dodgers clothing. The men kicked and punched the victims, shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows, according to police. Police said the attack was unprovoked.


Reward, sheeyit. I find these guys, you can have 'em - FOR FREE.
kyburg: (loser)
Why San Francisco HATES Los Angeles.

Stow, a father of two from Santa Cruz, remained in a medically induced coma at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on Tuesday, according to a spokewoman for the hospital.

Police said Stow was one of three Giants fans attacked after Thursday's game by two men dressed in Dodgers clothing. The men kicked and punched the victims, shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows, according to police. Police said the attack was unprovoked.


Reward, sheeyit. I find these guys, you can have 'em - FOR FREE.

Fallout

Jan. 11th, 2011 02:58 pm
kyburg: (Hurt)
It's as if someone decided that corner needed a stop sign, after too many people had been killed in the crosswalk by negligent traffic.

I can't put the links up fast enough.

We 'idiot' liberals have been saying this for years - the amount of vitriol, pure spite and wanton calls for violence in 'conservative' dialog has been overwhelming, unattractive and in a lot of cases? Just plain scary.

(For folks who really just want to be left alone to live quietly at peace, returning the same in kind never made sense. We just don't have it in us. So we turned it off, and allowed those their first amendment rights. Hey, set an example, right?)

It became such an integral part of our popular culture, some unhinged idiot decided to take them up on it.

Of course, you assign all responsibility to the person who pulled the trigger. But the amount of scrambling on the parts of those who said the words, made the threats, directed the actions...DROVE THE BUS...to remove, scrub, deny and reframe everything ever said, claimed or supported?

Cowardly. And it's pretty clear the message is 'it's okay as long as you don't get caught' - and well, it's too late.

Folks are going to remember - at least us 'idiots' do, because in a lot of cases we must. If someone decides we don't deserve our lives because we are the wrong color, religion, gender - pick a feature - we could be killed by someone who took it upon themselves to decide it needed doing. For whatever reason.

It only takes one guy with a gun - and these days? The guns are really good.

Removing stigma, prejudice, discrimination from groups isn't only to make working environments fair and equitable (thought that's required by law), or to give underprivileged groups a hand up. It's not only to make everything accessible and fair that we allow everyone to use the same public facilities, attend the school or church of their choice or live where they want.

It also makes clear what is acceptable in this society. Where you start when you think about what's okay when you don't agree.

When too many people sneer at such things as 'weak' and show their resolve by claiming only armed resistance is the final answer to any dispute?

No surprise when it comes to pass.

You get the world you ask for, my friends.

Oh, and by the way? It's asshattery to wonder why someone didn't get mental health services in the same breath you're screeching to repeal what little health care reform has been accomplished, standing in the state that repealed assistance to the point people are dying for lack of it. Just saying.

Fallout

Jan. 11th, 2011 02:58 pm
kyburg: (Hurt)
It's as if someone decided that corner needed a stop sign, after too many people had been killed in the crosswalk by negligent traffic.

I can't put the links up fast enough.

We 'idiot' liberals have been saying this for years - the amount of vitriol, pure spite and wanton calls for violence in 'conservative' dialog has been overwhelming, unattractive and in a lot of cases? Just plain scary.

(For folks who really just want to be left alone to live quietly at peace, returning the same in kind never made sense. We just don't have it in us. So we turned it off, and allowed those their first amendment rights. Hey, set an example, right?)

It became such an integral part of our popular culture, some unhinged idiot decided to take them up on it.

Of course, you assign all responsibility to the person who pulled the trigger. But the amount of scrambling on the parts of those who said the words, made the threats, directed the actions...DROVE THE BUS...to remove, scrub, deny and reframe everything ever said, claimed or supported?

Cowardly. And it's pretty clear the message is 'it's okay as long as you don't get caught' - and well, it's too late.

Folks are going to remember - at least us 'idiots' do, because in a lot of cases we must. If someone decides we don't deserve our lives because we are the wrong color, religion, gender - pick a feature - we could be killed by someone who took it upon themselves to decide it needed doing. For whatever reason.

It only takes one guy with a gun - and these days? The guns are really good.

Removing stigma, prejudice, discrimination from groups isn't only to make working environments fair and equitable (thought that's required by law), or to give underprivileged groups a hand up. It's not only to make everything accessible and fair that we allow everyone to use the same public facilities, attend the school or church of their choice or live where they want.

It also makes clear what is acceptable in this society. Where you start when you think about what's okay when you don't agree.

When too many people sneer at such things as 'weak' and show their resolve by claiming only armed resistance is the final answer to any dispute?

No surprise when it comes to pass.

You get the world you ask for, my friends.

Oh, and by the way? It's asshattery to wonder why someone didn't get mental health services in the same breath you're screeching to repeal what little health care reform has been accomplished, standing in the state that repealed assistance to the point people are dying for lack of it. Just saying.

Fallout

Jan. 11th, 2011 02:58 pm
kyburg: (Hurt)
It's as if someone decided that corner needed a stop sign, after too many people had been killed in the crosswalk by negligent traffic.

I can't put the links up fast enough.

We 'idiot' liberals have been saying this for years - the amount of vitriol, pure spite and wanton calls for violence in 'conservative' dialog has been overwhelming, unattractive and in a lot of cases? Just plain scary.

(For folks who really just want to be left alone to live quietly at peace, returning the same in kind never made sense. We just don't have it in us. So we turned it off, and allowed those their first amendment rights. Hey, set an example, right?)

It became such an integral part of our popular culture, some unhinged idiot decided to take them up on it.

Of course, you assign all responsibility to the person who pulled the trigger. But the amount of scrambling on the parts of those who said the words, made the threats, directed the actions...DROVE THE BUS...to remove, scrub, deny and reframe everything ever said, claimed or supported?

Cowardly. And it's pretty clear the message is 'it's okay as long as you don't get caught' - and well, it's too late.

Folks are going to remember - at least us 'idiots' do, because in a lot of cases we must. If someone decides we don't deserve our lives because we are the wrong color, religion, gender - pick a feature - we could be killed by someone who took it upon themselves to decide it needed doing. For whatever reason.

It only takes one guy with a gun - and these days? The guns are really good.

Removing stigma, prejudice, discrimination from groups isn't only to make working environments fair and equitable (thought that's required by law), or to give underprivileged groups a hand up. It's not only to make everything accessible and fair that we allow everyone to use the same public facilities, attend the school or church of their choice or live where they want.

It also makes clear what is acceptable in this society. Where you start when you think about what's okay when you don't agree.

When too many people sneer at such things as 'weak' and show their resolve by claiming only armed resistance is the final answer to any dispute?

No surprise when it comes to pass.

You get the world you ask for, my friends.

Oh, and by the way? It's asshattery to wonder why someone didn't get mental health services in the same breath you're screeching to repeal what little health care reform has been accomplished, standing in the state that repealed assistance to the point people are dying for lack of it. Just saying.
kyburg: (Default)
I just nudged a buttload of people. Yo, my bad. Hey, I miss you guys.

RANT MODE=ON

A standout season has done plenty to calm the controversy surrounding quarterback Michael Vick. But President Obama's praise of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving the convicted dogfighter a second chance has brought new energy to an old firestorm.

You know, if you say anything about Michael Vick, you are asking for a major flaming. Seriously. There is very little middle ground when discussing all the circumstances surrounding him.

Well, flame on, says I. Go right ahead. Have a weenie roast while you're at it.

Outside of making a case against yourself, projecting your issues onto the wider stage and basically using a public figure to make your personal arguments, this isn't doing a single dog any good, making Vick another dollar or bringing a football team any more publicity that it could do all on its own.

There are a lot of people who think Vick should be killed for what he did.

That's not an option.

That he shouldn't be making a dime off his chosen profession. (Tonya Harding, anyone?)

People want to get paid, folks. Also, off the table.

He's never going to get another chance to do it again, guys. Let alone want to, need to or be any party to a single dogfight ever again. You remember that warning about your life only serving to be a warning to others? Yeah. That.

I doubt I'd walk across the street to tell him this, though. Nope, don't want to.

The dogs that survived the experience - which normally, would have been put down 'as a matter of policy' if they had been in Los Angeles? Jim Gorant wrote a book on them. 49 out of 51 are homed, often within families. Amazing. (But not altogether so if you know anything about the breed. Pibbles are incredible.)

We are giving the dogs more opportunity for rehabilitation than we are the people involved. Don't you think that's a little uneven? At least?

You want to castigate Vick, go right ahead. While you're at it, call out the people who run puppy mills for profit, okay? (My personal peeve.)

Find some money for the local shelter. All the ones near me - and all the rescues - are so impacted it's beyond reason.

It's easy to vilify Vick. So easy. It's harder to do something useful, going forward. Why, that would be WORK, for crying out loud.

So have your entertainment at the expense of a public figure who is clearly identified, tried and convicted (but served his time - more than I would have expected, but that's a story for another day) for things that are a matter of public record, and are not discussed around children. That awful.

Go for it.

When you're done? Do something useful with the time you have left over. Thanks.

RANT MODE=OFF
kyburg: (Default)
I just nudged a buttload of people. Yo, my bad. Hey, I miss you guys.

RANT MODE=ON

A standout season has done plenty to calm the controversy surrounding quarterback Michael Vick. But President Obama's praise of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving the convicted dogfighter a second chance has brought new energy to an old firestorm.

You know, if you say anything about Michael Vick, you are asking for a major flaming. Seriously. There is very little middle ground when discussing all the circumstances surrounding him.

Well, flame on, says I. Go right ahead. Have a weenie roast while you're at it.

Outside of making a case against yourself, projecting your issues onto the wider stage and basically using a public figure to make your personal arguments, this isn't doing a single dog any good, making Vick another dollar or bringing a football team any more publicity that it could do all on its own.

There are a lot of people who think Vick should be killed for what he did.

That's not an option.

That he shouldn't be making a dime off his chosen profession. (Tonya Harding, anyone?)

People want to get paid, folks. Also, off the table.

He's never going to get another chance to do it again, guys. Let alone want to, need to or be any party to a single dogfight ever again. You remember that warning about your life only serving to be a warning to others? Yeah. That.

I doubt I'd walk across the street to tell him this, though. Nope, don't want to.

The dogs that survived the experience - which normally, would have been put down 'as a matter of policy' if they had been in Los Angeles? Jim Gorant wrote a book on them. 49 out of 51 are homed, often within families. Amazing. (But not altogether so if you know anything about the breed. Pibbles are incredible.)

We are giving the dogs more opportunity for rehabilitation than we are the people involved. Don't you think that's a little uneven? At least?

You want to castigate Vick, go right ahead. While you're at it, call out the people who run puppy mills for profit, okay? (My personal peeve.)

Find some money for the local shelter. All the ones near me - and all the rescues - are so impacted it's beyond reason.

It's easy to vilify Vick. So easy. It's harder to do something useful, going forward. Why, that would be WORK, for crying out loud.

So have your entertainment at the expense of a public figure who is clearly identified, tried and convicted (but served his time - more than I would have expected, but that's a story for another day) for things that are a matter of public record, and are not discussed around children. That awful.

Go for it.

When you're done? Do something useful with the time you have left over. Thanks.

RANT MODE=OFF
kyburg: (Default)
I just nudged a buttload of people. Yo, my bad. Hey, I miss you guys.

RANT MODE=ON

A standout season has done plenty to calm the controversy surrounding quarterback Michael Vick. But President Obama's praise of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving the convicted dogfighter a second chance has brought new energy to an old firestorm.

You know, if you say anything about Michael Vick, you are asking for a major flaming. Seriously. There is very little middle ground when discussing all the circumstances surrounding him.

Well, flame on, says I. Go right ahead. Have a weenie roast while you're at it.

Outside of making a case against yourself, projecting your issues onto the wider stage and basically using a public figure to make your personal arguments, this isn't doing a single dog any good, making Vick another dollar or bringing a football team any more publicity that it could do all on its own.

There are a lot of people who think Vick should be killed for what he did.

That's not an option.

That he shouldn't be making a dime off his chosen profession. (Tonya Harding, anyone?)

People want to get paid, folks. Also, off the table.

He's never going to get another chance to do it again, guys. Let alone want to, need to or be any party to a single dogfight ever again. You remember that warning about your life only serving to be a warning to others? Yeah. That.

I doubt I'd walk across the street to tell him this, though. Nope, don't want to.

The dogs that survived the experience - which normally, would have been put down 'as a matter of policy' if they had been in Los Angeles? Jim Gorant wrote a book on them. 49 out of 51 are homed, often within families. Amazing. (But not altogether so if you know anything about the breed. Pibbles are incredible.)

We are giving the dogs more opportunity for rehabilitation than we are the people involved. Don't you think that's a little uneven? At least?

You want to castigate Vick, go right ahead. While you're at it, call out the people who run puppy mills for profit, okay? (My personal peeve.)

Find some money for the local shelter. All the ones near me - and all the rescues - are so impacted it's beyond reason.

It's easy to vilify Vick. So easy. It's harder to do something useful, going forward. Why, that would be WORK, for crying out loud.

So have your entertainment at the expense of a public figure who is clearly identified, tried and convicted (but served his time - more than I would have expected, but that's a story for another day) for things that are a matter of public record, and are not discussed around children. That awful.

Go for it.

When you're done? Do something useful with the time you have left over. Thanks.

RANT MODE=OFF
kyburg: (loser)
Last time I checked, I was Right Next To one of the biggest INS offices relative to Mexico in the country.

And flying someone to El Paso, TX on short notice couldn't be cheap.

So - they're doing this to someone they took out of their home, then transported them somewhere four states away, to what good purpose?

I mean. Los Angeles. Right here. CHEAP.

This whole thing is far more expensive than it should be, on both sides. What ARE we paying for, again?
kyburg: (loser)
Last time I checked, I was Right Next To one of the biggest INS offices relative to Mexico in the country.

And flying someone to El Paso, TX on short notice couldn't be cheap.

So - they're doing this to someone they took out of their home, then transported them somewhere four states away, to what good purpose?

I mean. Los Angeles. Right here. CHEAP.

This whole thing is far more expensive than it should be, on both sides. What ARE we paying for, again?
kyburg: (loser)
Last time I checked, I was Right Next To one of the biggest INS offices relative to Mexico in the country.

And flying someone to El Paso, TX on short notice couldn't be cheap.

So - they're doing this to someone they took out of their home, then transported them somewhere four states away, to what good purpose?

I mean. Los Angeles. Right here. CHEAP.

This whole thing is far more expensive than it should be, on both sides. What ARE we paying for, again?

Amazing.

Mar. 12th, 2010 01:37 pm
kyburg: (loser)
I have no secrets. They're a lot of work. I'm alread tired enough - I don't see any useful purpose in misdirection when it comes to identifying things that *make* me tired. It's as much documentation about what I was thinking anticipating the future as anything else.

And now you know. If you think it's all about you - wow. Not so much.

Someplace in the world, it's all about me. Guess what. You're soaking in it.

My stuff is my stuff. Your stuff is your stuff. My stuff has me busy enough, thanks - I'm not taking part in your stuff, no offense.

Last time I looked, I had fifteen things to do tomorrow - I might be able to get two in.

I'm really a little booked and worn out right now. And again - no offense - I gotta life and I'm going back to it. Ta.

Amazing.

Mar. 12th, 2010 01:37 pm
kyburg: (loser)
I have no secrets. They're a lot of work. I'm alread tired enough - I don't see any useful purpose in misdirection when it comes to identifying things that *make* me tired. It's as much documentation about what I was thinking anticipating the future as anything else.

And now you know. If you think it's all about you - wow. Not so much.

Someplace in the world, it's all about me. Guess what. You're soaking in it.

My stuff is my stuff. Your stuff is your stuff. My stuff has me busy enough, thanks - I'm not taking part in your stuff, no offense.

Last time I looked, I had fifteen things to do tomorrow - I might be able to get two in.

I'm really a little booked and worn out right now. And again - no offense - I gotta life and I'm going back to it. Ta.

Amazing.

Mar. 12th, 2010 01:37 pm
kyburg: (loser)
I have no secrets. They're a lot of work. I'm alread tired enough - I don't see any useful purpose in misdirection when it comes to identifying things that *make* me tired. It's as much documentation about what I was thinking anticipating the future as anything else.

And now you know. If you think it's all about you - wow. Not so much.

Someplace in the world, it's all about me. Guess what. You're soaking in it.

My stuff is my stuff. Your stuff is your stuff. My stuff has me busy enough, thanks - I'm not taking part in your stuff, no offense.

Last time I looked, I had fifteen things to do tomorrow - I might be able to get two in.

I'm really a little booked and worn out right now. And again - no offense - I gotta life and I'm going back to it. Ta.
kyburg: (GET STUFFED)
Dear Supreme Court.

What did the chicken do.

Love, me.
kyburg: (GET STUFFED)
Dear Supreme Court.

What did the chicken do.

Love, me.
kyburg: (GET STUFFED)
Dear Supreme Court.

What did the chicken do.

Love, me.
kyburg: (facepalm)
Took it for granted, did you?

I keep telling you.

If you're 'progressive' - it's very likely the only thing you want is to be left alone. And people jibber-jabbering nonsense just sounds like people with nothing else to do with themselves.

You'd better listen. Because there are too many people out of work, scared and have nothing else to do but get even more scared. And there are those who'd love to lie to them and keep all the goodies for themselves in the process.

And they've got all the time and media in the world to make as much noise as they want.

Time to get loud and rowdy and not let another one slide.

And for the record, I'd never heard of either candidate in MA until this week. WRONG.

(I'd be a Democrat. Riiiiight.)

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