Friday, May 05, 2017

Finally changed the *&^%$# spark plugs

I love Honda motorcycles, I really do.  They're damn near impossible to kill, run smooth, get great gas mileage, and last forever.

And two of the four spark plugs are absolute bitches to replace.  But I finally got 'em today.  I think next time I'll just take it to the shop and tell the guys who do it for a living to have at 'em and call me when it's done.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

There's so much wrong here...

"Stealthing"  As in, guys pulling the condoms off mid-sex without telling their partners.

First....  I have to admit that when it comes to hook-up apps, I'm clueless.  I've been happily married since before apps even existed, so when I hear about "Tinder" and "Bumble" I pretty much have no idea what they're talking about.  Until now, thanks to the news reports, and I have to say that I'm a bit less happy with the world.

Second, for the "OMG DAVE!  Sex is COMPLETELY NATURAL!  What is your PROBLEM?!?!?!" cohort that I know exists in the world.  Hey, want to guess what else is completely natural?  Childbirth.

Third, if your sole desire is to hook up with random strangers for a night of anonymous sex, then you're going to run into people as morally depraved as you are, and they might want to do something like take the condom off.  Because at that point the only focus is sexual gratification, not the well-being of your partner.  Do you really think you're going to find Mr. Right on Tinder?  Really?

We've now come to a point in society where people can and do randomly hook up and screw like barnyard animals, and the biggest problem in people's minds is "Oh he took the condom off".  Yeah, just brush off the moral degradation, brush off the mental and emotional issues that random sex with strangers both entails and brings with it.  Naw man, the problem is he took the condom off!

Ladies, if you're having sex with a guy who you only met on Tinder, you have much bigger problems than that.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The GOP once again does what the Democrats want

Rush asks the question "Why are we voting Republican if this is what we get?"

Excellent question, Sir.

Paul Ryan, who's turning out even worse than John Boehner at advancing Republican interests, just gave the Democrats EVERYTHING THEY WANTED in this budget extension.  No, I can't even all it that because we haven't had a budget in close to a decade now.  We've had a series of bills that keep stringing the government along bit by bit.  But the Democrats got everything they wanted, including funding of Obamacare, while they put explicit wording in the bill that they will not fund a fucking wall on our Southern border.

So, to recap - the one single thing that pushed Trump over the top in the election is now explicitly being denied, while everything the Democrats want is good to go.  THAT is the GOP's idea of a good bill?

Republicans have the House, Senate and White House, historic majorities in the states, and they still quiver like little bitches and do what the Democrats tell them to do.

Once Paul Ryan has removed his mouth from Chuck Schumer's cock, I'd like to have a word with him.  In private.  Somewhere nobody can hear him scream.

Monday, May 01, 2017

I feel like a can of smashed assholes

So enjoy some Bill Whittle.

I've had a fruitless argument with a communist who, after declaring that corporations aren't people, refused to even accept the fact that they're made up of people.  But he was a communist, so by definition, he had to real capability of logical thought.  As I said, it was fruitless.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ragin' Dave's quote of the day, TRUTH edition

From Peter Grant.

Those addicted to illicit narcotics have to come to the same place.  They have to decide that something - life itself, or a partner, or a job, or whatever - is better, and more important to them, than their addiction.  Persuasion, courses, propaganda . . . none of them will work without that elementary, life-changing decision on the part of the addict.  I fear that with the advent of carfentanil, many of them won't have time to make it before the consequences of their addiction catch up with them . . . but it's their choice, no-one else's.  Those knocking themselves out to save them from the consequences of their choice need to bear that in mind.  Death is just as much a correction to the problem of addiction as is deciding to stop.

Emphasis mine.

Throwing money at an addict who doesn't want to change is wasting that money.  A person has to want to quit, and if they don't, then they're not going to.  Like Grant, I'm a former cigarette smoker.  I've also worked in a hospital that had an addiction recovery unit.  The rate of success for that unit was less than 10%, and most of the people in there were court ordered.  Which means that the moment they got out, they went right back to using.

Sometimes, the kind thing to do is just put them in a room with the drugs of their choice and let them go.  Think of the millions of dollars that could go to helping people who actually needed it: car accident victims, cancer patients, trauma victims, rather than pissing those dollars away on the crackhead who continues to use Emergency Rooms as their own private hospital and pharmacy.

You can call me cruel if you want.  You can say that I don't care about people.  But I do care about people.  I care about the people who get less care and help than they need, because the medical care was used on a person who has no interest in getting healthy.  They just want to be able to get the next high.