Day by Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Got a CD the other day

Someone gave it to me.  They didn't need it or want it in their collection anymore, I guess.

Damn, I forgot just how much I enjoyed this band.



Good music to crank up in the car.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Look, there's a reason so many pot-heads vote Democrat

They're brain damaged.

For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. 
“For the NAC, all three measures were abnormal, and they were abnormal in a dose-dependent way, meaning the changes were greater with the amount of marijuana used,” Breiter said.  “The amygdala had abnormalities for shape and density, and only volume correlated with use.  But if you looked at all three types of measures, it showed the relationships between them were quite abnormal in the marijuana users, compared to the normal controls.” 
Because these brain regions are central for motivation, the findings from Northwestern help support the well-known theory that marijuana use leads to a condition called amotivation. Also called amotivational syndrome, this psychological condition causes people to become less oriented towards their goals and purposes in life, as well as seem less focused in general. 
Given these eye-opening results,  Breiter said that more research is needed to look into marijuana’s effects on the brain – even in those who use the drug only once or twice a month.

Now, I know I'm going to piss some folks off with my anti-pot rhetoric.  But folks, if you're going home and lighting up a blunt every night, that's no different from going home and getting drunk every night.  THERE WILL BE NEGATIVE EFFECTS TO YOUR CONSTANT INTOXICATION.

"Oh, but Dave, weed is like NATURAL, man!"  So's arsenic.  Your point?

With few exceptions, every pot-head I've ever known has been a hard core leftie.  Now, whether or not that's due to their drug use, or the mindset that goes with accepting getting intoxicated every day, or the culture that says it's fine to get intoxicated every day, I don't know, and we can have a lovely debate about that.  But you cannot expect to do a drug that messes with your brain, and have no side-effects from it.

THC is fat soluble, meaning it sticks around in fat.  Guess what organ in your body is two-thirds fat?  Hmmmmmmm.......  And unlike water-soluble drugs, you can't just flush it out.  Anything that gets you high is toxic in large enough quantities.  Allow it to build up in your system, and you're going to have some huge problems.  Allowing THC to build up in your system is like pretty much like taking stupid pills every day.

OK, enough of me harping for today.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Screaming at idiots

There are times when I forget that I have a convertible vehicle, and the back panel is off.  One of those times was when I was stuck behind some brain-dead idiot who was parked in the middle of an intersection with the green light.

"GO, YOU FRICKING MORON!  YOU HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY!  IT'S A GREEN LIGHT!"

I had forgotten that with all the windows down and the back panel off, people can hear me.  As this guy's head jerking around proved.

Ah, well.  Put the phone away next time, you fricking moron.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Aw, Crap

Folks, Blogger used to notify me if I had any comments caught up in the Spam filter.  Not so much these days, I guess.  So I just unlocked about twenty comments going back two months or so.  If you posted a comment, and it didn't show up, I'm sorry.  Gerry N, I'm looking specifically at you - I think I unlocked about ten comments from you alone.

Mea Culpa.

This is the kind of thing that requires tar and feathers at minimum

The US Government is now seizing money from people who's parents may or may have not gotten overpaid by the Social Security fund.  Go read.  The whole thing stinks to high heaven, and the proper response that needs to be said when one of these government thugs starts demanding money is "How many of you must be tarred and feathered for this to stop?"

Land of the "free".  Yeah, right.  Pull my other leg.

Friday, April 11, 2014

But of course they would....

Obama admin plants false stories to attack Israel.  Because when you're a lying, Marxist piece of shit, why shouldn't you use sneaky tactics with the only real democracy in the Middle East who until the reign of the Obama regime was our strongest ally in the region?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Los Angeles explained in one article

City Building Inspector who took bribes and spent two and a half years in jail for his felonies still gets to keep his $72,000 a year taxpayer-funded pension.

Just another day in a Democrat American Communist Party controlled city.

If I have to explain to you why a public employee should lose his or her pension after committing felonies while on the job, I will, but only after beating you about the head and shoulders with a wet sack of dog crap.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The "Wage Gap"

Look folks, if you want to explain the "wage gap", just look at the jobs that are filled with a majority of men.

Steelworkers.

Plumbers.

Electricians.

Roofers.

Carpenters.

So on and so forth.

If you take a good look at those jobs, what do they all have in common?  They take a huge amount of physical labor to do, and they all tend to carry risks of some sort to life and limb.  Thus, they pay more.  Look at any job that has those qualifications, and you'll find a job that is done primarily by men.  And, since they are so physically demanding and carry such risk, you're going to pay those people quite a bit more than you will someone who's job requires them to sit in an office all day, or a job that doesn't risk cutting off various body parts if you get careless.

Sometimes it really is that simple.