I drove from West Virginia back home yesterday, over 300 miles in my rental car. It was a Jetta, base model. Not too bad, slow as dirt to get up to speed, but pretty good at the top end. The wipers sucked and the back window is too high, so you can't really see what's behind you when you're backing up. Sorry kid.
But it wasn't too bad, pretty good on gas, and my back didn't hurt when I got out of it. Glad to have my wagon back.
I ate lots of road food on my trip. I usually try and eat the same things, lots of salads and chicken breasts at chain restaurants (which is one of those words I can't spell), but all of the chains I usually go to were freakin' PACKED. So I went to Ruby Tuesday. You've always got a shot at sitting down ASAP at a Ruby Tuesday, nobody goes there. So I did, and you know what? The bison bacon cheeseburger was so good I went back the next day and had the Turkey burger. Also very good. And it was just enough food, I didn't have to leave half of it on my plate and I didn't leave stuffed. I'll go to another Ruby Tuesday's if they're still in business next week. given the crowd at the one I was at, that doesn't look likely.
Yesterday I didn't go there, though, I stopped at the sausage guy's place, Ben Kinglsey's or Don Corneilius' or whatever and had a salad topped with deep fried chicken fingers dipped in barbeque sauce flavored corn syrup and smothered with Fritos. I had them hold the Fritos. Ever since I saw survivorman use a Frito as a candle on the Discovery Channel, I can't eat them. Anyway, it was good, I ate it all. But lurking under the iceberg was a layer of diced onion that was so powerful that I'm still stinking this morning. Just so you know, I am offending my dog, it's really that bad. To clarify, my dog eats shit. And not just his own, he'll snack out of the catbox if we don't clean it fast enough. And he just looked at me, wrinkled his nose and left my office.
I listened to a lot of talk radio on the way home, too. I don't normally do that, but I packed my ipod charger and didn't feel like digging through my bag to find it. So, since music radio sucks, I hit the AM button and scan. Lemme tell you something, most talk radio hosts are idiots. I listened to some jackass with a personality disorder named Savageman or something, some other guy who went on and on about oil but couldn't put an argument together to save his life, and one guy who's callers figured he was super smart, at least that's what they kept saying...over and over and over. I'd have felt better about it if any of them could put more tan two words together in a sentence. Then there were the "big guns" I heard Rush Limbaugh for the first time in years, he was pretty good, really. He didn't make a fool of himself and he could articulate his ideas, between the massive number of commercials he was even funny. I caught a static filled break of Dennis Miller, who was very entertaining but the station faded out and I couldn't find it again. Then, as the day wore on Hannity and Medved came on.
Those two are really really bad. Hannity is obviously a good salesman, but he is just not too bright. And Medved is supposed to be bright, but he contradicts himself hourly. If you listen to him, you;ll catch him. Then he'll deny it. To be fair, Medved let's all sorts of left wing kooks call in, but if he wins the argument, it's because the kook is even more of an idiot than he is. Hannity, well, there's just nothing there, is there? He'll pick some talking point that means nothing and harp, harp, harp on it like he's Nancy Grace and the democrat scandal of the day is a college athlete.
Irritating. And don't give me the "Bless you" bullshit either.
Please, guys. I'm with you economically. I'm with you politically. I'm pro-life. I think Global Warming is crap. But I'm not an evangelical Christian, and I don't care if you are. Leave it alone. Simply put, it's unseemly to flout how Godly you are. It also smacks of bullshit, and brother, someone's gonna call you out. I'm not going to home school my kids and I don't think it's a good idea. Don't make a political argument and think you win because it says something about it in the Bible. Jesus never ran for office and he wouldn't have got elected if he did. Fuck off about my bad habits and what I want to do on the weekends, your outrage annoys me.
It also makes no sense to get into an argument with a 24 year old rap star. That rap star won't be around in six months, shut up about it. No one who listens to rap is voting for McCain unless they are in the Army anyway. Let it go. Stick to common sense
. It works.
No one likes $4 gas, and if you think windmills are going to help, try stuffing on in the tank of your car. The "alternate fuels" bullshit the other side is playing at is anti-poor. Where is a poor person going to get the money to buy a brand-new windmill powered car? Seriously, there's so much wrong with what the other side is puking out all over TV and the newspaper it's ridiculous.
For example, today on the TV at the Dr's office they said Obama is TOO FIT! Fat people won't vote for Obama because HE'S IN TOO GOOD SHAPE. HE SMOKES YOU GODDAMN ASSHOLES! SMOKES! HE IS NOT THE "MOST FIT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE EVER!"
What a fucking joke, Bush has a resting heart rate of between 35 and 45 bpm. He's in such good shape, he had people wondering, Does the leader of the free world need to attain that level of physical achievement?
You don't have to make shit up about Obama to beat him, use his own words. He's an effete, arrogant, economically illiterate, inexperienced freshman Senator from the Chicago machine. Keep him talking and in the news and he'll lose on his own. Give him something to bite on, and we'll lose. Easy Peasy. Use common sense.
And turn off the fucking prayers.