Archive for September, 2008

I don’t think I have ever watched an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.  I’m not even sure which network it’s on.  Bur apparently way before she turned the race for the Presidency upside down, Sarah Palin was a fan of his show.  And she made an offer to make Ferguson an honarary Alaskan.

What Ferguson says at the end there is pretty damn accurate.  You expect a Governor to look a certain way.  You don’t expect a governor to have the “hot librarian” look.  So how does all this come into play with this year’s election?  Heck if I know.  I just thought it was a funny video.

-Dave Q.

I can’t express how happy I am that the political conventions are over.  They have taken way too much TV time.  So now I can focus on the new seasons of The Office, and football!  SNL should be good this weekend.  There isn’t anything quite like SNL during an election year.

Anyway, I’m not sure I learned anything new from either party, except for the fact that we all got to know Sarah Palin a little better.  My opinion on Palin?  She is a FIRECRACKER.  I dig her.  But despite that, in an effort to avoid any bias or hidden agendas, I watched convention coverage on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, and a couple of others I found randomly while flipping though channels.  I figured if I am going to make a decision in November, it needs to be an educated one.

So after taking in all that convention coverage, let me share with you what I have come away with:

  • Barack Obama is a great speaker.
  • John McCain is not so great a speaker.
  • The Democrats have some serious celebrity power on their side.  Oooooh.
  • The protesters at the RNC were protesting against the war by breaking store windows, vandalizing cars, and fighting with police.  So they were protesting violence,… with more violence.  What a bunch of douche-bags.
  • I can’t help but wonder if Bill Clinton has tried to get Sarah Palin’s phone number yet.
  • Can Paul Begala on CNN be anymore annoying?  He just comes across to me as the kind of guy that would have dressed up like a woman to get off the Titanic.
  • Mitt Romney criticizing East Coast Elitists?  Hello, Pot?  This is the Kettle…
  • Hey, Keith Olberman on MSNBC.  I liked you so much better when you used to read the sports scores to me on ESPN.  Now I just find myself wanting to punch you in the mouth.  Repeatedly.
  • The RNC must own the rights to Kenny Loggins’ greatest hits.  Because they kept playing his music, over, and over…
  • It must be stated somewhere that in order to be a delegate for either party, you must be a putz.
  • Should I feel bad for wondering what color panties Sarah Palin was wearing during her speech?  Is that disrespectful?
  • I gotta tell you.  That John King on CNN?  The dude has a nice head of hair.
  • Joe Biden looks like a used car salesman.
  • Bill O’Reilly might be insane.
  • I can only imagine how Hillary Clinton is feeling about being upstaged by the other woman… yet again.

One last thing about Paul Begala.  What a truly annoying little man.  He seems so… I can’t even think of the word.  Worthless?  Sniveling?  “Wayland Smithers” like?  I don’t know.  I just want someone to give him a swift kick in the groin to see what happens, because I’m not sure he would react.  I just get the impression that he is the ultimate Hillary Clinton “Yes” Man.  This guy just sucks.  Do you remember Paul Reiser’s character “Burke” from Aliens?  He reminds me of him.

So that’s it.  We’ll see how they do here on out.  I’m just hoping that whoever wins this election will take our country in the right direction.  I hope that isn’t asking for too much.  But if either candidate would like to secure my vote, perhaps a policy of shipping Paul Begala nd Keith Olberman to Siberia would seal the deal.

-Dave Q.

A quick Happy Birthday to my Dad is in order.  Why?  Well yeah, it’s his birthday.  So, Feliz Cumpleanos, Pop.  I hope you have a good one.  God bless you and I love you.

-Dave Q.

This was a crazy weekend for me.  It started off with a project at work that should have started at 9pm and lasted 15 minutes.  Well, the 15 minutes part was accurate, but due to another scheduled upgrade, I didn’t get done until midnight.  That sucked.  But that was just the beginning.

On Saturday I went to assist with the arrival of evacuees from Hurrican Gustav to San Antonio.  I work every now and then with a company out of Ausitn that does RFID tracking.  To explain that, the people being evacuated are tagged with a wristband that contains a very small radio antenna.  This allows the government to track the departure and arrivals of the evacuees.  Think of it like tracking a UPS package, except that in this case UPS is the State of Texas, and the package is the evacuee.  Got it?  The info on the tag is useful since it contains important info like the person’s name and various medical info.  Here are a couple of pics of some the people arriving at the hangar of the Air Force base we staged the operation from.

I worked 29 hours straight monitoring our system and scanning tags of evacuees. My buddy Horbi helped us out.  I worked from 7am Saturday morning until 11am Sunday morning when Horbi came to relieve me after he returned from getting some sleep.  I was glad he was around.  Leave it to Horbi to keep things light.

Well, after he relieved me and I went home, that is when things really started sucking.  When I got home, I started vomiting.  And didn’t stop.  From noon to 9 pm, I vomited about 7 times.  I wish I were exaggerating.

So Labor Day I spent recovering.  And my friend Cynthia (the owner of the Austin company) spent the day hangin’ with President Bush at the Texas OEM office.  Nice.  I wonder if he asked her to say hi to me for him.  Anyway, I feel much better now.  But I have to say, I feel like I gave back to the community with the work we did this weekend.  Makes you feel good.  Anyway, with all the other hurricanes developing in the Atlantic, they told me to be ready for more.

-Dave Q.

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Today's Deep Thought

  • I bet the main reason the police keep people away from a plane crash is that they don't want anybody walking in and lying down in the crash stuff. Then, when somebody comes up, they act like they just woke up and go, "What was THAT?!"