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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Pardon me whilst I cackle and rub my hands together

Because one of Hillary's money men is getting investigated.

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating possible campaign-finance violations by top Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, according to people familiar with the probe. On Friday, Mr. Hsu surrendered to California officials on an unrelated grand-theft charge dating to the early 1990s.

Mr. Hsu, who, until earlier this week was one of the biggest fundraisers for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton, was booked at the San Mateo County jail, where he was handcuffed and later released on $2 million bail. Wearing a black suit and white shirt, Mr. Hsu rushed to a waiting black Chevy Suburban outside the jail lobby Friday afternoon without answering any questions from reporters.

Mrs. Clinton's campaign declined to comment yesterday. The New York senator, along with other Democrats, has said she would turn over donations received from Mr. Hsu to charity.


The Democrat American Communist Party has been allowed to get away with so many crooked deals that they now operate with impunity when it comes to getting money and power. Well, here's one crook that got caught. And I would love to see it drag the Democrat American Communist Party down with him.

I think that might be a little too much to hope for, but still. I can't dream, can't I? And even if it only takes Cankles the Hildabeast down, well, that's still a victory.

Could it be?

Mrs. du Toit got the email.

Dear Friends,

On September 6, 2007, Fred Thompson will be announcing his intention to run for President of the United States with a webcast available to millions at www.imwithfred.com. The launch of the video will be followed by a five-day campaign tour through Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. On the evening of the 6th, there will also be a National House Party, during which there will be a conference call with Fred.


We can hope. Granted, I think it's still early, but at least he hasn't gone on a six-month "let's-prove-I'm-a-jackass" Tour like the other "candidates".

Yeah, those are scare quotes around that word. Because let's face it, except for Hunter and Tancredo, none of the other candidates should be elected to the presidency. Period, end of story.

And hell, I even LIKE some of them, I just don't think they should be President!

I'm in a hurry

I've got to get the yardwork done before football comes on. Menu for today? Chickenwings. Nice and hot. Oh Yeah, baby!

I watched the Washington-Syracuse game last night. I know that Syracuse isn't exactly a BCS Champ, but I think Washington did rather well, coming away with a convincing win.

I don't think that my WSU Cougars are going to be anywhere near as convincing against Wisconsin. But we can always hope.

FOOTBALL SEASON HAS STARTED! WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

OK, one more

Dolly brings up a good point. In order for me to continue in my military career, I have to submit to random drug tests. I'm willing to bet that everyone in the military goes through what I go through. And for those of you in the civilian world who just have to have someone in the same room with you looking at a mirror while you take a leak, I have someone over my shoulder looking straight at my dick while I try to piss into a bottle.

This is part and parcel to my military career. If I want to not submit to drug tests, I suppose I could always go flip burgers or something like that. But if you're in the military you have to deal with drug tests.

But I pay taxes. And my taxes go to welfare recipients and other people who exist solely to suck off the government tit.

So if I have to take a drug test to make money and pay taxes, why shouldn't those freeloaders have to take a drug test in order to take my tax dollars?


How about this - welfare recipients have to take random drug tests. And I don't mean "Oh, you have to piss in a bottle next week", I'm talking about the tests I have to submit to, which is being woken up at 5 AM and someone tells you "Get your ass to the unit, and don't bother taking a piss because you'll be doing that here."

If you pop hot for drugs, then FUCK YOU you don't get welfare. I don't give a shit if you have thirteen kids, you get kicked out. Maybe if you'd kept your legs shut you wouldn't have thirteen kids.

Is that harsh? Too fucking bad. GOC has a list of requirements if you don't want to end up poor and stupid.

1) Don't do drugs.

2) Graduate high school.

3) Don't have kids until you're married.

It is that simple. And if you're some drug smoking shithead, I don't want you getting any of my tax dollars.

Football has started

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me break it down for you:

I'm currently watching LSU vs. Mississippi State.

It's the begining of college football.

I'm a football junkie.

My WSU Cougars are playing Saturday against Wisconsin.

My Idaho Vandals are playing USC this weekend as well.

I don't think that either of my teams are going to win, but I'm going to watch it anyways because MY TEAMS ARE PLAYING FOOTBALL!

There are games all weekend long.

Do you really think I'll be posting this weekend? I've been looking for this weekend like a junkie looks for their next hit. If I could boil football down into a spoon, I'd inject it into my arms. The Raging Mrs. can confirm - two years ago, I got a case of beer and three bags of pretzels and told her not to bother me on Labor Day weekend. She asked why. I said "It's the first game of college football". She asked me who was playing. I said "I DON'T CARE, IT'S THE FIRST GAME OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL!"

I was drinking beer, eating pretzels, and screaming "RUN, MOTHERFUCKER, RUN!" for about 24 hours straight.

Don't expect much from me except for various drunken ramblings about the zone blitz.

Thatisall.

Anyone out there Arachnophobic?

Because, well.... DAMN!



WILLS POINT, Texas (AP) -- Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park.



Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, while others won't go anywhere near it.


"At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland," said Donna Garde, superintendent of the park about 45 miles east of Dallas. "Now it's filled with so many mosquitoes that it's turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs."


Right now, the Ragin' Mrs. is jumping around going "EEW! EEW! EEW!" And she probably doesn't even know why, until she reads this news.


A squad leader of mine when I was stationed in 2ID told me about his inital tour in the military. He was sent to Panama. And his new Squad Leader was giving him the run down about what to expect down there, what not to do, where not to go, yada yada yada. And in between telling him not to bother the monkeys and don't go into the jungle alone, he was told "Oh, and watch out for the spider." He asked "What kind of spiders?" His Squad Leader looked at him and said "No, not spiders; just watch out for the spider." So SSG Mac, who back then was Private Mac, asks "OK, just where is this... spider... I'm supposed to watch out for?"


"Oh, it's around the back of the barracks. Go take a look if you want, just don't touch the web."


So he trots around back of the barracks and sees:



That, my friends, is Nephila clavipes, or the Golden Silk Spider. It can grow to be over four inches long. And it had built it's web from the eaves of the barracks to the ground.

It was huge.

Now, I'm not squigged by much, but I think that if I walked around the back of the barracks and saw that thing hanging there, looking at me, I'd be inclined to buy the biggest damn bottle of Raid I could find and hose down that entire side of the building.

More evidence

That allowing the government to meddle at all with Health Care will get you killed.

Or your baby. This time, it's in Japan.

Japan's health minister has pledged to address the shortage of doctors in the country after a woman in labour was turned away by eight hospitals.

A ninth hospital refused to admit her even after she miscarried in an ambulance and her baby died.


The woman, who was in the sixth month of her pregnancy, lived just three minutes away from a hospital. But she was forced to travel 70km (45 miles) by ambulance looking for a facility that would admit her.


Captain Ed comments:

It's not the first time this has happened. Last year, a pregnant woman died under similar circumstances, only in that case twenty hospitals refused to admit her. None of them had bed space available, and Japan has a nationwide shortage of physicians, particularly in specialties such as obstetrics.


Why the shortage? Specialization costs more money, and in the Japanese system, the compensation does not make it worthwhile. Overall, compensation and malpractice costs have driven people away from studying to be physicians and surgeons. This is similar to the issues that Britain has had in the transplant specialties, first reported three years ago. Viable organ donations went to waste because the UK doesn't have enough transplant surgeons.

Japan has a somewhat different system than Britain or Canada. It allows for private insurers and facilities, but the government controls the market. It regulates prices, compensation, and the manner in which insurance operates. The effect is similar to that seen in other national health-care systems, which is that health care gets rationed through a mechanism other than patient choice.



Folks, in every country it's been put into practice, government health care has resulted in more government and less health care. There is absolutely no reason to get the idiots, morons and members of Congress (but I repeat myself) involved with YOUR health care.

The government has screwed up way too many things recently. Do you really think it would do a good job with YOUR health care? I sure as hell don't.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

price fixing for proofage

Just today I was told that in Washington State that no alcohol may be discounted. Even on Military installations, Native American Reservations and Costco. This is the first time I have heard of it. I wonder who did what to get it through the states legislation. If anyone has information on it, please comment so that I may add it to this post.

I should have added this from the get go. Apparently the theory behind this is that lower prices for our favorite bebidas encourages people to drink more and thus encourages alcoholism.

Isn't that quaint...

current welfare reform at the federal level

I don't know how I missed this but it was actually passed during the Clinton year...

http://www.policyalmanac.org/social_welfare/welfare.shtml

The new program, called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), differed from its predecessor in a number of important ways, including:

  • Eliminating the Welfare Entitlement: Recipients are no longer guaranteed welfare benefits based on eligibility. The 1996 law also eliminated a child care guarantee for welfare recipients, but provided increased funding ($13.9 billion over six years) for child care through a newly created Child Care and Community Development Block Grant. The 1996 law did not affect Medicaid or food stamp eligibility, though critics contend that links between these programs have resulted in numerous recipients being denied Medicaid and food stamp assistance.
  • Establishing Work Requirements: TANF requires recipients to be working within two years of receiving benefits. This general mandate is reinforced by rules requiring states to reach fixed and rising work participation thresholds. By 2002, 50 percent of families receiving assistance in every state must be engaged in work-related activities.
  • Establishing a Five Year Lifetime Limit on Assistance: To address long-term welfare dependency, TANF placed a five year lifetime limit on assistance, but allowed states to exempt up to 20 percent of such cases for hardship reasons. States are allowed to reduce this lifetime limit below 5 years, and almost half of the states have done so.

Somebody please shoot me

The Army internet network in Puerto Rico sucks. Bank of America sucks. The BoA phone tree, which sure has hell doesn't even give me the option of talking to a real live person sucks. And their website sucks even harder. I've never seen anything so blatantly designed to gain new customers while pissing off existing customers.

The government travel card sucks. DFAS Indianapolis sucks. Windoze Vista sucks huge dead donkey dick. And if you've never had an experience with any of the above named things, just count yourself lucky.


UPDATE: John Edwards sucks so damn hard he could make a million dollars in a Vegas strip club.

"I think Americans are actually willing to sacrifice," Edwards said Tuesday during a forum held by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. "One of the things they should be asked to do is drive more fuel efficient vehicles."

The former North Carolina senator was asked specifically if he would tell them to give up their SUVs, he said, "Yes."

Hey Dickhead.... can I call you Dickhead? Hey Dickhead - STOP LIVING IN A MASSIVE FUCKING AIR CONDITIONED MANSION, STOP DRIVING AROUND IN A FUCKING LIMO, STOP USING PRIVATE JETS TO FLY AROUND THIS COUNTRY, AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE I'LL LISTEN TO YOUR STUPID FUCKING BULLSHIT! UNTIL THAT TIME, SHUT THE FUCK UP, YOU GOT-DAMNED HYPOCRITICAL, SLIMY, SLEAZY, SHITTY LITTLE FUCKING GIRLY-MAN!

The house I live in could fit into ONE of his mansion's rooms, and he wants ME to stop driving an SUV? Hell, I don't even OWN an SUV, but I'm about to go out and buy one, just to tell that whimpy little shit to go fuck himself!

Do you notice that the people who are telling Americans to stop doing things ("STOP DRIVING SUV'S! STOP USING TOILET PAPER! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!") are the very same worthless motherfuckers who use more natural resources in a fucking MONTH than we do ALL DAMN YEAR LONG! But oh, it's we who need to stop using up the earth's precious resources? Maybe when the people hysterically shrieking that we need to stop using up gas actually STOP USING UP GAS AT AN ASTOUNDING RATE, then I'll start thinking that they're serious. Until then, their actions prove that they're nothing but a bunch of fucking liars, worthless cockgoblins, hypocritical pieces of amphibian shit who would better serve the earth as fertilizer than as oxygen thieves.

Edwards was clearly popular with the group, several times drawing standing ovations, including once when he said weapons and equipment used by America's military needs to be made in the United States. He said now tanks and ammunition for M16 rifles are being made in other countries.

"If your tax dollars are being used to produce the products that keep America safe, that provide defense for the American people, those jobs should remain in the United States of America," Edwards said.
Hey Dickhead - who does the appropriations funding for the military? Who sets up the final contracts for the military? THE WORTHLESS CRAP WEASELS IN CONGRESS, THAT'S WHO! THE CONGRESS YOU WERE A PART OF UNTIL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR STATE GOT SMART AND KICKED YOUR WORTHLESS, STUPID, HAIRSPRAY-COVERED ASS TO THE CURB!

You HAD your chance Dickhead! NOW GO FUCK OFF AND LET THE ADULTS WORRY ABOUT THE COUNTRY!

God help us if any one of the Democrat American Communist Party gets elected to be president. You can just write the USA off as a world power in any way shape or form if that happens. I wouldn't trust any one of the Democrat Communists in any office higher than local dog-catcher. And even then, I'd only allow that if they were tacked with a microchip so we could make sure they didn't approach any schools or places where children congregate.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: HEY DICKHEAD! BRECK GIRL! SILKY PONY! YOU CRAPTASTIC LUMP OF MENTALLY RETARDED PROTOPLASM!

YOU FIRST!

Go take a look at that photo! That's his palace, with at least four SUV's circled. How many more would we find if they weren't blocked by trees?

What a shitty little asshat!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

illegal immigration

I have been very fortunate to have extremely candid discussions with legal immigrants and Naturalized Citizens of the United States of America about illegal immigration. I love discussing this problem with them because they have gone through the process. I have never met a legal immigrant that did not think illegal immigration is a problem that needs to be fixed! They know the process, the problems, the good, the bad, and the ugly of the process. One of these naturalized citizens is my brother in law. He knows many people on both sides. He does not think that amnesty is the solution. He understands that it would only further encourage the problem. His solution is a trinity that must be performed all at one time.

I: give a period of a couple years where the illegal immigrant(yes this affects Mexico the most) would have to go back to their county of origin and go through the process legally. During this time only these immigrants would be allowed back over the border. There would be no financial help. If they have to sell their houses and SUV's to make this work, then it would be done.
The reason that no help could be afforded is that if employers offered loans for servitude we we have issues of slavery, and I think that for the government to offer loans would be a mixed message, especially since they have not been paying their taxes to support the govenment and they need to redeem themselves with honor to prove they will be productive members of our society.

II: close the borders, secure them and stop giving incentives for people to come here illegally.
No instate tuition, welfare, no teaching in Spanish. Stop all the benefits and incentives.
Criminal, general background and all other normal checks would be done to make sure that we are gaining productive members of society.

III: the final part would be the employers. The empoyers would have to verify that all of their employees are legal, in an instant database. Most employers that hire illegal immigrants do so knowingly. Some states are trying to pass laws stating that employers knowingly hiring illegal immigrants would lose their business licenses. I would add to that to have their business siezed and sold at auction to deport said illegals.

FACT OR FICTION
*An item that Canada has added to prevent "Anchor babies" is that unless the parents are legal immigrants or citizens the baby does not get Canadian citizenship.

* yes, the Mexican government does encourage people to come here illegally.

*Part of the problem is that the USA limits the number of immigrants each year. Most, if not all of the countries that we have immigration from, have a lottery system that is mandated by the USA. In countries such as Mexico there is a great deal of cost with no guarantees, due to corruption. This is something that needs work.

*It was also brought to my attention that that if all illegal immigrants were pulled suddenly that many border states economies would struggle and be massively destabilized. This is one of the biggest reason for doing this over 4 or 5 years. It would allow for process during a reasonable amount of time, and all wanting to participate would be able to do so, and not so long as to prevent people who want to participate in the process.

*"Currently, Employers can be sued for discriminating against someone who they suspect is an illegal alien (like if they think their ID is fake). That has to be reversed and a national ID system for legal immigrants established before we can nail anymore employer balls to the wall."



There is no quick and easy answer for this problem. Amnesty is not the answer. I am aware that there are a lot of details that I don't have. This is the best plan that I have heard.

Aw, CRAP!

Good bye, Larry. Hasta la vista. Enjoy retirement. Because you ain't getting re-elected in Idaho after this.

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon.


Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.


A spokesman for Craig described the incident as a “he said/he said misunderstanding,” and said the office would release a fuller statement later Monday afternoon.


After he was arrested, Craig, who is married, was taken to the Airport Police Operations Center to be interviewed about the lewd conduct incident, according to the police report. At one point during the interview, Craig handed the plainclothes sergeant who arrested him a business card that identified him as a U.S. Senator and said, “What do you think about that?” the report states.


If it's true that he was trolling for gay sex in an airport restroom, he's sunk. If it's not true, he's still probably sunk, because he plead guilty. Idaho is a conservative state, folks. They don't like it when their elected representatives are getting hauled into a police station. For anything.

The part that sucks about this is the fact that Larry Craig is a staunch gun right supporter. But this report, after his vote FOR the Shamnesty Bill, just killed him in Idaho. There's damn near little chance of him getting re-elected in his district. The smart thing to do would be for him to resign right now, period end of story. The vote for Shamnesty was going to make it hard for people to vote for him. And now this? He's done.

Unlike the Democrat American Communist Party, the GOP base doesn't like having men who attempt to cheat on their wives with other men in airport bathrooms represent them in Congress. Let's hope he resigns and the Idaho Gov. puts up a replacement.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Yer damn skippy!

Amid the explosions echoing through the mountains of Afghanistan or the ruins of a neighborhood in Iraq, the robust aroma of a fine cigar is helping U.S. troops remember life back home.

Quality cigars, by some estimates, are second only to Starbucks coffee on the wish list of troops overseas. Where but Tampa, Cigar City, can the need best be met?

Enter Thompson Cigars, a 92-year-old retailer near Tampa International Airport, along with a dedicated employee and an ex-Navy man with a passion for helping the troops overseas.


Just awesome! If you smoke cigars, maybe tossing some business their way wouldn't hurt.

Spank you very much, Sondra!

(pssssst.... I used to go shooting with her before she had a blog! WHOOT!)

And since I was reading Mrs. du Toit

Go check out this post of hers:

Back when I worked at UCLA, a few people who had perform trend analysis in their job descriptions, when asked to actually do it, responded, “I do not know how to do that.” And you couldn’t fire them for that. The employment rules said that it was your duty as an employer to verify that the person had the skills before they were hired, but if it ended up that they didn’t, you had to provide the gap training necessary for them to do their job. If they lied about their college degrees or previous work experience, you couldn’t fire them for that either. You had to verify it BEFORE you hired them, and if you didn’t, too bad. Only after you had provided the training and they refused to do it could you fire them, with about six months of documenting how diligently you tried to help them do their job properly… the job they contractually obligated themselves to do when you hired them, with a job
description as part of the contract.


Employment no longer seems like a private contract between individuals, that either party may cancel at any time, with notice. It seems more like adoption to me!



Back when I went through Primary Leadership Development Course (now Warrior Leadership Course) the one thing they blasted you with was books. Tons of them. Field Manuals. Army Regulations. DA Pamphlets. I literally had four huge binders sitting on my desk in the classroom, and each binder had two or three different books in it. You couldn't memorize it all.

You weren't supposed to memorize it all.

You were supposed to figure out how to get the information out of those regulations and field manuals and pamphlets. One of the things that amazed me when I took the course was, after getting an answer to some question or another, one of my fellow students turned to me and asked "How the fuck do you KNOW this shit, Dave?" I don't know it. But I know where to get the information. See this section up front? It's called a Table of Contents. I know it looks all scary with the italicized letters and lotsa numbers, but if you can decode the not-so-hidden meaning behind the weird symbols (and by weird symbols I mean words written in plain English without slang or "Like, totally!") then YOU TOO can find the information you seek!

I think by now people know I'm officially a quartermaster. I'm a supply guy, specifically for the motor pools and warehouses. I'm trained on the ULLS-G system, SARSS-1 system, and the SAMS-1 system.

OK, OK, those stand for Unit Level Logistics System-Ground, Standard Army Retail Supply System Level 1, and Standard Army Maintenance System Level 1. Happy now? Good. To put it in layman's terms, I'm trained to work in a motorpool supply system, a warehouse or other mass distribution system, or a direct support unit that supports company and battalion sized units.

Anyone want to guess what role I'm currently filling in my unit right now? Anyone?

Personnel NCO.

Schooling? None, unless you consider going up to a admin NCO from another unit and getting advice "going to school". I haven't touched an ULLS-G system in over a year. I'm using entirely different systems, different programs, doing a job that I was never trained how to do. And how did I learn my job?

I opened up an Army Regulation. I learned as I went. I picked the brain of anyone who could help me. "Hey Sergeant, how do I do this or that?" And I listened to those people and learned from them. Hell, I'd interrupt them in mid-sentence and say "Wait, wait, I need to write this down." And I'd whip out my pen and notepad and start taking notes. When I would send paperwork up the chain, if it came back needing corrections I would annotate what needed correcting in red ink, and then I would keep the old copy in my files so that I could go back later, when I was doing something similar, to check and make sure I didn't make the same mistake twice.

Because let me tell you, if the Army gives you a job to do, they don't want to hear any whining about how you don't know how to do it. Fuck all that, learn how! And so I did.

Now that doesn't mean that I'm a master of my job, and if I got the chance to go to school for it I'd jump on it in a red-hot minute. But I can function, and give my Soldiers the support they need.

Tell me, does that make me the odd man out? Because if it does, well then we're in trouble.

From a female perspective

I'm sure by now you've all read Kim du Toit's rant on the Pussification of the Western Male. If not, go read it. I'll be here when you get back.

Well, Mrs. du Toit has her take on it as well. I'm not going to go all over her post, you can go read it as well and form your own opinions. But one of the points she makes resonated with me.

Men curse. They rant. They are louder than women. When they’re on one of these tirades after seeing or hearing something that appalls them, often women shut off. They stop listening, when this is exactly when they should be listening (if they really do want to know what the men around them think and want to hear about their innermost thoughts). They’ll think he’s just angry (and in a sort of condescending way) will decide that she won’t worry her pretty little head about his pretty little tantrum. When a woman rolls her eyes at her husband I want to slap her!


Noooooooooooo!


That is when you have to listen the hardest.



Anyone who knows me knows that I have a temper (No, really Dave? YOU? I don't believe it!) Granted, it's better now than it was years ago, but it's still there. And there are plenty of occasions where I pop a cork and just vent.

And my wife stands back and lets me vent. She knows that I'm not pissed at her, but she knows that I'm pissed, and doing nothing but bottling it up and keeping it under wraps does nothing but cause a slow boil that will explode in due time. It's better for me to let out some pressure than hold it in. But the wife does more than just let me vent - she listens to why I'm blowing a fuse. Maybe I'm dealing with a clueless fuckstick in my unit, or higher HQ. Maybe I'm dealing with San Juan traffic. Maybe I'm dealing with a million things at once, and nothing has gone right because other people keep screwing up. But I vent, and she listens.

And once my blood pressure has gone back down to human levels, she looks me dead in the eye and says "OK Dave, but what can you do about it?" That's not a sarcastic question, by the way. That's an honest query about what possibilities are out there. And she'll offer up suggestions. "Have you tried this? What about X, Y, or Z?"

I joke sometimes that I married her because she was the only woman in the world who could put up with my bullshit. But sometimes I think that's only half a joke. With my background and my past, there are times when I just need to decompress. My wife allows me to do that. She understands that I'm not upset with her. She doesn't get her feelings hurt. She just listens. Sometimes she'll go pour a glass of scotch, and once I'm done ranting and raving she'll set it down in front of me and again ask me "So, what can you do that you haven't tried yet?"

She's a real woman. Thank god she's my wife.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Today's PSA

Ok, all you parents out there. Or anyone who's planning on being a parent. Hell, anyone who thought to themselves "Hey, maybe twenty years from now I'll have a kid!" Anyone who works with kids, is around kids, or knows a kid from down the block.

A thong on a 25 year old female's ass is fun to look at. I understand that all those women out there want to be "hot", "sexy", whatever. I sure enjoy looking at my wife's ass when she's wearing a thong. So we all understand and agree - thongs can be a good thing.

But NOT... let repeat that, NOT..... one more time, NOT ON A TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRL! And please, for the love of god, if you're going to allow your twelve year old daughter to wear a thong, do not allow her to wear a pair of skimpy jeans and do all sorts of contortions at the store, forcing the guy behind the both of you to notice the fact that your barely-just-grew-tits daughter is sporting a whale-tail more appropriate for a brothel than the Post Exchange!

I'm serious here! I was trying to decide what gum I wanted, so I'm checking out the candy shelves they have right next to every cash register. Hmmmm, Extra, Dentyne, Altoids, lace thong, waitaminit!

Look, I do not want to see your adolescent daughter's ass. I don't want to see her nipples. I don't want to see her crotch, her tits, or anything else on her that should be covered up in public, OK? Hey, here's an idea - if you don't want your twelve or thirteen year old daughter fucking like a bunny when you're away at work, don't let her dress like a single nymphomaniac who's on a Friday night hunt for sex!

Call me prude, I don't care. Call me whatever you want. But I don't think that adolescent girls should be dressed in clothing that exposes her naughty bits. I don't think that girls, and at thirteen you are not a woman, you are a girl, I don't think that girls should be wearing the clothing equivalent of a sign reading "This pussy for rent".


You wonder why kids are so messed up these days? Here's a perfect example. Sheesh. "You can dress like a whore, but golly don't have sex!" Mixed messages, anyone?