Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The End of 2008

Tomorrow is the last day of 2008. I try to look on the bright side of things, but 2008 was a crappy year. Good riddance! Hear's to the new year of 2009!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

From Oliver Stone

Last week Oliver Stone said that President George W. Bush has "a giant ego" and is full of "boneheaded arrogance." Stone was describing the President but the exact same phrases can be used to describe most Hollywood celebrities and politicians, including Stone himself.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Win a Free Book

A few posts ago I mentioned a book I had just found about, The Saga of Beowulf. If you go to this blog http://authoradventures.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment before midnight New Years Eve you can win a copy of the book sent directly to you from the author. I usually refrain from plugging giveaways, but this is a first-time & self-published author who I really would like to see succeed.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Get Rid of Rod Blagojevich

I was raised and currently live in the State of Illinois. Today our Governor, Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI. Blagojevich is a criminal. He won his first term on a platform based on change, reform, and ethics. After his first day in office it was apparent he was just as corrupt as his predecessor (who is currently serving a six-year term in prison), if not more so. I think he's more corrupt than former Gov. George Ryan. Blagojevich has ran the State of Illinois into the ground and he really doesn't care.

His attorney, Sheldon Sorosky, said today, "He didn't do anything wrong. A lot of this is just politics." What a load of crap. Blagojevich has been under federal investigation for a huge list of crimes since 2002. Public officals usually aren't charged with any criminal activity until the are out of office, unless the wrongdoing is really bad. The only reason he was arrested today was because he was going to literally sell the U.S. Senate seat that Barack Obama resign from after being elected President. The Feds had seen enough and couldn't let that go on and the corruption run any deeper. The best thing to happen in Illinois in a long time is having Blagojevich arrested. Unfortunately, he won't resign and is so arrogant will probably try to use Illinois tax money to pay for all his personal lawyer fees.

I don't think there are any politics dirtier than in Chicago.

Monday, December 08, 2008


I was daydreaming while at work. I'm basically a data entry person and I sometimes spend two hours at a stretch typing in info and glancing at a computer screen to make sure the correct boxes are checked. Today I was daydreaming about California. I've never been to California and I stopped dreaming about moving there about seven years ago. It was strange, but that daydream felt a little like home.

Friday, December 05, 2008

For Fans of BEOWULF

Yesterday I learned of a new novel that just came out a couple of months ago. It's entitled The Saga of Beowulf. The book combines all of the historical and mythological elements of Beowulf into a novel format. Check out http://www.fantasycastlebooks.com/ for more info. Anyone who likes Beowulf should give it look.

Monday, December 01, 2008

In Memory of Jdimytai Damour

For those who don't know, Jdimytai Damour was the 34 year-old man who was trampled to death last Friday (11/28) at a Wal-Mart store in Long Island, NY. He had gotten the job through a temp agency and was working there part time through the holidays to earn some extra money. Apparently he was a huge movie buff.

I never met Mr. Damour. But the story of his death this past weekend was one of the most tragic and sad things I've heard about recently. Trampled to death by a bunch of careless customers who wanted to spend money. It makes me sick even though it gives us a snapshot of just how screwed up our country has become.