Interesting piece by Matt Taibbi, where he looks at the new budget proposed by our Good Friend Double U and the complete lack of attention it’s getting in the media.

That’s not only bad government, it’s bad capitalism. It makes legalized bribery and political connections more important factors than performance and competition in the corporate marketplace. Beyond that, it’s just plain fucking offensive to ordinary people. It’s one thing to complain about paying taxes when those taxes are buying a bag of groceries once a month for some struggling single mom in eastern Kentucky. But when your taxes are buying a yacht for some asshole who hires African eight year-olds to pick cocoa beans for two cents an hour … I sure don’t remember reading an excuse for that anywhere in the Federalist Papers.

The whole story here…

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range some thumb a care !

February 15, 2007

Have you noticed? This new class of spam messages, and for today the counter stands at 7, that does not actually make any sense? Or am I turning dyslexic?

range some thumb a care ! ornament the girl be line some wise some curve see noise and direction not basin in angry some stitch or structure or tin the verse
but purpose or agreement or verse but canvas may smoke or key may shelf not time
and complete not red may

They write. Read the rest of this entry »

With their worldwide powers diminishing, the neocons are going for it again? Can somebody please impeach this asshole before the whole world mushrooms?

Don’t trust anything you read on the news, we’ve been had before. Or, as this article reads…

Six Lies You Shouldn’t Believe About Iran, Especially Since, Hey, There’s People Down Here. Read the rest of this entry »

Bit of a lifelog slash linkdump entry this one; long overdue as usual but hey, real quality has no time frame.

First off, what’s keeping me too busy to write emails or update this blog more than once a century? Work. That’s what. Even here in Africa things can heat up and lots has happened / is still happening. We are now no longer a pilot into the setting up of a service center, we are Viafrica Tanzania Limited. There’s pictures of the president and Mwalimu on the wall, there’s financial administration and health insurance, almost feels like a proper job from time to time. From now on, I will be addressed as ‘director’. Just kidding. A very big thank you from us here in Moshi, to all the people that helped us get here! Read the rest of this entry »

Am I boring you with my updates on the electricity situation here? If so, I’m sorry. Just wanted to bring you up to speed. It’s December now and the power cuts have increased, not lessened, seeming to follow a more random pattern by the day. It’s no longer 12 hours, 7 days; right now it’s just completely random. Power is off many days for 18 hours, from 6 or 7 am till 10 pm (nice, candle light). And when it is on, it can fail any moment, come back any moment. It can be gone for an hour or for two days. Maybe that’s how one makes people appreciate power more? Read the rest of this entry »

Email!

A guy named Andy Lyles starts off quite promising, sending me an email titled “+ 5 inches or your money back”. Now I do not know what 5 inches he’s talking about but he’s offering me my money back if those 5 inches somehow fail to appear somewhere. Seems like a good offer. But then he kind of spoils it in the actual email itself.

yo Dude

I don’t care why your weenie is so small, but 72% of women do.
They are pretty sure that bigger meat will make their desire
stronger. You have the chance to change your life.

Here http://www.amassed.net you can get the thing.

It will help you for sure.
The remedy can be sent worldwide.
If you wont be satisfied – we will return all you money.
No bullshit.

You see? Quite personal I’d say. Obviously addressed to the wrong person but still, me and my pecker feel slightly insulted.

Next email. A guy called Osamu Adachi, and he informs me he “Never thought that so small ramrod exists.”. His actual email is not much better, if vaguely familiar.

YO dude

I don’t care why your sausage is so small, but 87% of women do.
They are pretty sure that bigger weenie will make their desire
stronger. You have the chance to change your life.

Here http://hemmed.net you can get the thing.

It will help you for sure.
The remedy can be sent worldwide.
If you wont be satisfied – we will return all you money.
No bullshit.

It appears my weenie turned into a sausage and according to Osamu it’s not 72% but 87% of all women who will be turned off by small sausages (maybe they’re more insulting than tiny weenies), but I think he and Andy are in on it together.

A third email in row, a reply this time, from a girl(?) called Sylvia Bippus. She’s taken the ramrod from Osamu and asks me in an email titled “[RE:] could you reply why your one-eyed monster is so short? :)”

hei sir

I don’t care why your ramrod is so small, but 83% of women do.
They are pretty sure that bigger sausage will make their desire
stronger. You have the chance to change your life.

Here http://www.mullahs.net you can get the thing.

It will help you for sure.
The remedy can be sent worldwide.
If you wont be satisfied – we will return all you money.
No bullshit.

Now Sylvia is a woman, I can see that by looking at her name, so I’m tempted to go for her statistics on this one. 83% of all women seem turned off by small ramrods, wienies and one-eyed monsters, and by going to mullahs.net, hemmed.net or amassed.net, you fix that. And if your resulting pecker is any less than 5 inches bigger than before, Andy will give you your money back.