Sunday, May 27, 2007

Ding Dong The Bitch Is Gone!!!

So Rosie is leaving "The View"! That's the best news I've heard in years!

While she's at it, maybe she can leave the planet..or even the universe!!!
She is a big fat ugly frickin' a-hole.

But...she has the right to say anything she wants...just like Imus, right?
(At least Imus is better looking!)

So Sayeth The Shack

It Could Have Been Me

Whenever something like the Columbine shootings or the latest incident at Virginia Tech happens, I think to myself, it could be me doing that.

Generally, the perpetrators of such deeds have been loners, outcasts, generally shunned by society. I too am somewhat of an outcast and a loner...even though I have a family and a decent job.

In grade school I was the one who was always picked on and bullied. It wasn't so much physical bullying as it was phsycological and verbal. Being called names and left out of things because I was fat (a lot less common back in those days than it is now) and awkward. I was always picked last when teams were formed in gym class or at recess because I was lousy at sports. Having no siblings, I had not learned how to get along with and react to other children my own age. So I reacted in peculiar ways and therefore was teased and tormented. I did not have any friends.

In high school most of the teasing and tormenting had ended. But I was still an outcast. There were many cliques in high school. There were the jocks...obviously I was not one of those. There were the brains...not quite; I wasn't that smart. There were the band kids, the drama club kids and the shop kids (auto mechanics etc.). Nowhere did I fit in. I still had no friends.

The first part of college was a little better. I attended a small branch campus of a large university. There I finally had a small group of friends, at least for a while. But I have not heard from any of them since; so were they really friends? The second part of college went downhill. I was at the main campus of the large university. I found that the other kids in the dorms were a bunch of inconsiderate assholes...blasting stereos at all hours, setting off firecrackers in the hallways, etc. I had 1 friend. He is still pretty much my friend now. At least we still communicate from time to time, even though we live nowhere near each other.

Since college I have worked for a company, gotten married and raised 2 kids to high school age. But people still pretty much ignore me. In a social or party situation, no one sits with me/us unless it is the only place left; then they still ignore us. I still have no other friends. The town where I live is filled with inconsiderate generally drunk assholes....still blasting stereos, setting off firecrackers and yelling at the top of their lungs for no reason at all. College students that never grew up I guess. I am a quiet, shy, soft-spoken person and I am frightened by loud obnoxious people and unexpected loud noises.

I have done many things over the years to try to "fit in" somewhere. I became a volunteer first responder/firefighter for a time, but could not break into the clique so did not fit in there. I joined a different church than the one I was raised in, but then discovered that I was unable to live up to their expectations, so I don't fit in there either. Prettty much the only women who were ever interested in me were either fat, ugly, stupid or some combination of the 3. I have grown tired and unhappy with my career and wish I had gone into something else. My financial situation is bleak as I have spent all my money trying to make myself happy but to no avail. I cannot see any improvement in the future. Rarely a week goes by that I do not consider killing myself. Sometimes I think about it every day for a period of time but then my mood lightens and it is back to once a week for a while. I guess I am too chicken. Maybe it will hurt too much. Maybe I will fail at it like I have failed at most everything else in life. At least if I ever do do it, I will probably only kill myself and not take a bunch of other people with me.

So Sayeth The Shack

Monday, May 21, 2007

Finally Cutting Back?

I took a trip to Ohio this past weekend to see my Mom for her 83rd birthday. With gas prices already at or above $3/gallon, I noticed less non-commercial traffic on the road that on most other times that I have made the trip over the past few years. Could it be that people are finally wising up and curtailing their travels?

No matter what anyone says, I fully believe that gas will hit $4/gallon this summer. All will take is one hurricane, or someone's camel sneezing in Saudi Arabia.

The only thing that will bring the price down, if there is indeed anything that will, is people lowering their usage by cutting down on unnecessary travel. You can complain all you want, but it won't do any good unless you speak with your wallet instead of your mouth.

So Sayeth The Shack

Thursday, May 10, 2007

No More Sperm Donations!

The other article in today's paper that I found interesting was one where a sperm donor was required to pay child support for his progeny. According to the article, this man helped a lesbian couple conceive two children. After the couple split up, he was required to pay child support! Wow! if that won't cut down on sperm bank donations I don't know what will!

So what will they think of next? I suppose if I donate blood which saves someone's life, I might be found liable to pay their taxes? Helping people is a dangerous thing in this day and age.

So Sayeth The Shack

Mind Your Own Business, Government!

There were two articles in the paper today that I felt compelled to comment on.

The first has to do with gas prices and the government saying they are too low!!. Apparently a service station in Merrill, Wisconsin has been offering a 2 cent per gallon discount for senior citizens and a discount card that lets youth sports boosters pay 3 cents per gallon less. Now given the outrageous price of gas these days, 2 or 3 cents isn't much, but the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (they're protecting consumers from low prices?) claims that it is a violation of the state's "Unfair Sales Act" which requires stations to sell gas for about 9.2 cents above the wholesale price.

How is it that government, be it state, federal or local, has the right to tell businesses how much to charge for their products? No wonder there is no competition! There must be a law like that around here too because all the gas stations have the same price and whenever one goes up they pretty much all do at the same time. I remember when I was a kid there used to be "gas wars" with stations competing against each other for the lowest price. But not anymore, thanks to the government I guess.

So Sayeth The Shack

Friday, May 04, 2007

Another Stupid Lawsuit

OK this is even stupider than the woman who sued McDonald's because their coffee was hot (duh!) and she was so clumsy she spilled it on herself.

Apparently someone is suing a dry cleaning business for $65 million over a missing pair of pants!!!

WOW! $65 million for a pair of pants...are they made of gold or something?

I hope that no judge or jury is stupid enough to award this lawsuit.

The original cost of the pants and maybe a little extra for the trouble is all that the dry cleaner should be liable for.

If it's really that easy to make $65 million, I should just start suing people. Oh, wait, I can't afford a lawyer in the first place.

So Sayeth The Shack