Monday, October 25, 2010

"...and then you go and do something like this....and TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!!"

So I have to hand it to Kittery Trading post. Once more I can love that place. I had this in my email this morning from the Maine Inland Fish and Wildlife:

Dear Friend of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

As you know from our recent email to you, IF&W had a Freedom of Access Act request from Kittery Trading Post for our customer email address list. The Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) is a law that requires a state agency to provide public records to anyone upon request. We provided our customer email address list to Kittery Trading Post, and Kittery Trading Post did pay the fee that is required to get that list.

Both Kittery Trading Post and IF&W apologize for any issues this matter may have caused you. The folks at Kittery Trading Post have always had a great working relationship with this agency and our customers. This email is to inform you that Kittery Trading Post has decided to return our customer email list to us unused. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership into the future.

Your Friends at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Friday, October 22, 2010

What is a libertarian part duex

So I was looking at the Libertarian website this morning and decided to post their platform...I think these ideals just make sense.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pictures of Maine

Ok so this post is a bunch of pictures of Maine! This is something I talked about in a post a long time ago. But I miss Maine a lot, especially at this time of year. The above picture is the closest I could get to a fall picture of the Cabin. For some reason I don't know where a lot of my Maine pictures are so I will do my best and get more pictures later. This Cabin has been my refuge for my entire life. Below are a couple of pictures of my favorite places/times/events in Maine

This is Lovejoy bridge. Although I haven't really started fishing or swimming here until the last couple years it has always been the quintesential Maine thing. I mean come on a covered bridge from like 100 years ago? Bad ass. Below and to the right is me fishing below the bridge.

To the right is a picture of my favorite fishing spot, Black brook. This particular spot is called the log bridge. At some point in the last 60 or so years a logger laid two large tree trunks across the brook, making it easy to fish the entire brook. The area around is overgrown and a little tougher fishing, but this log allows for a lazy day sitting and relaxing. On this particular day of fishing it happened to be pouring and four brave souls (myself, MW, MC and JB) braved it to have our 14 dollars worth of fun. It is always well worth it, even if you don't catch a thing.

The best part of the cabin is obviously being up there with a group of people that you love. Everyone around a fire with some beverages.....can't beat it. I will get some more pictures and update more about Maine later on

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Your running for the Senate and you don't know the first amendment?


Christine O'Donnell please stop running for the Senate right now. If you cannot be bothered to even pretend to know the Constitution please just stop running for congress. The first amendment is the following:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

You don't see why/how that is a separation of church and state??

I had to add a whole new label for this....fucking stupid

Sure it may be a right, but personally you suck

I was reading this story on CNN today and it got me thinking. It is absolutely the Boy Scouts of America's right as an organization to not allow gays to be in it. Just like they should be allowed to exclude any other person because its a private organization. That being said what does that prove?

As a former Boy Scout who was very active throughout my time it sickens me that the BSA is going to take this stand. You are required to get 3 separate citizenship badges in Boy Scouts in order to rise in rank. How is it being a good citizen to hate someone because they are gay? If anything they should be encouraging people from every aspect to join. The more variety that is allowed in Boy Scouts the more the scouts will learn.

And its not a matter of someone teaching "gay" thought either. No BSA leader should be bringing in their personal views to try and change the way a kid thinks. You are there to teach them how to be a good person and how to camp. If you hate black, do it on your own time. If you hump goats, do it on your own time. Continue the rule that you must have at least two adults at all time. It's not like gay's are going to rape boys more than straights, its the rape part thats the issue not the penis loving part. Don't allow rapists, do your background check and let gays in. Where is the issue?

The point is for kids to have fun and learn there things. As long as that happens I don't see why someone being gay should prevent them from helping kids.

This is not a political post, but more of a social post. I think the BSA should be allowed to exclude gays, I just don't think they should.

Monday, October 18, 2010

God damn you freedom of information act Part II

Dude there was another Freedom of Information act request to the Maine department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife! That means once more my email (which shouldn't be public domain) is being released to a 3rd party. Why does Kittery Trading Post need my email that bad??

Fuck you Freedom of Information requests!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Since when is the Pentagon authorized to disagree with the Court?

Alright so usually I am very pro things that the military, as a whole, does. But where the hell does the Defense Department get off telling soldiers to remain quiet until pending appeals go through? This is America and the United States Court system has ruled that Don't Ask Don't Tell is unconstitutional. Fuck you DOD. You don't have the right to punish anyone who is following the law. Thats not how the United States of America operates. The law is ridiculous and unconstitutional in the first place, but you making a move to disagree with the court and not assure that the courts decision can be followed is unacceptable. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on D.O.D

Ps. A gay person can protect and serve just as well as a straight person. This is America home of the free, not America home of the free unless you are gay in which case you need to pretend you are straight or you may hurt your fellow soldiersfeelings. Your fellow soldiers don't like it then they should take a dishonorable discharge. They sign up to protect and serve the people and constitution of the United States, including people they dont agree with. If they don't want to carry out that charge then get the fuck out of the military you stupid cowards.

All the MMA kids will cringe at seeing this but it's the truth in this case.
" Mine is not to question why, mine is but to do or die" Do your jobs, I'm sorry your big macho-ness is offended by a gay person, just do your damn job

Friday, October 8, 2010

Why would you trust your children to an 11 year old?

Check this out

Putting the fact that she killed a baby aside why would you ever trust an 11 year old to watch a child. Ok so before anyone gets worked up and starts saying that they were babysitters at 11 I am not saying that it's an 11 year olds fault for not having the skills to babysit. I am sure there are plenty of 11-15 year olds (my sister in law LF is one of them) who do very well watching children. But think of it from the mindset of an 11 year old. To do that I will pose a scenario

Lets say that you are an 11 year old babysitter watching a 2 year old (like in the above scenario). Lets say that said 2 year old is running around and falls. Lets say they had something in their mouth. Now all of a sudden a fall is a very seriously thing that many (not all) 11 year olds aren't capable of handing. I think i would be ok at 11, but I am not even that sure of that.

Interestingly I discussed this thought with BQ and she mentioned that she took a baby sitter class before her parents allowed her to babysit. Fantastic idea! At least that way they will have a basic knowledge of first aid, CPR and many other emergency situations.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What the hell is a meme?

So in talking with MW (that looks really weird) she mentioned this thing that girls do on facebook called a meme. It happened in like Jan/feb with bra colors and it is happening again with places to put your purse. Apparently this is supposed to support breast cancer? Ok what? I mean thats great and all, I am all for supporting cancer research and all that, but how can I support you if I have no idea what the hell you are talking about. I mean this to me is not a cute lil prop, its freakin annoying. If you really want to support a cause why dont you give money, or bring it up in actual words to actual people, or help out. Posting some cryptic thing as your facebook status is just kind of annoying.

I guess this is why guys are never a part of these things. I was thinking the other day what I would say if someone sent me one of these meme request thingys and this is it....its freaking dumb.

Which brings me to another point that I wanted to discuss. Now I understand that self exams do not always reveal lumps or anything like that(this is everywhere not just the breasts people) I also understand that things such as mammograms and uncomfortable and also don't always work. But I am getting a little annoyed at people who bitch and moan about these things. Yes it hurts to get a colonoscopy and a mammogram. But here are your options a squeezed boob/ a camera up the butt, or possible death. I mean this is pretty much a no brainer. Luckily I haven't heard a lot of this form my friends, mostly in the media. But its like dude yes it sucks, but dying sucks more get over it.
This thought was brought on by reading a story about a high school junior who had to have his leg amputated after an accident. Obviously it would suck hardcore to have your leg cut off,but the kid said ok now I build up again. It confuses me that youth seems to give people an edge in this situation. Many younger people seem to have the ability to pick themselves up and move on, while many older people tend to wallow. This is not backed up by any scientific study, just my thoughts.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

" Ahh I'm getting a little tired of this!" " You volunteered didn't you? We're paying you aren't we?"

So the wedding is over and things have calmed down a bit around the Williams' household (yay Williams household!)

I started out this blog with a clear cut direction, but have sort of had trouble getting things going. There are lots of things I would like to address (somethings random people have said about me recently, my AMAZING honeymoon to Florida with my lovely wife, the crazy changes happening at CSL (and my subsequent time in the penalty box aka BQ's new office). However I don't have enough to write on the majority of these topics that the people reading this blog probably haven't heard before. Instead I am going to focus on what seems to be the constant plauge in my life... stupid

This study says that 1 in 4 students/young adults binge drink.... yea? I mean is this really a surprise to anyone? But that isn't the stupid I am refering to, that little nugget is about half way down the page.

"Binge drinking increases many health risks, including fatal car crashes, contracting a sexually transmitted disease, dating violence and drug overdoses," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a statement.

Now at first glance you may not see the dumb. I 100% agree that binge drinking has many health effects. And also that everything stated in that statement is bad. However to say that binge drinking increases many health risks such as the above listed is ridiculous. Health risks are the risks associated to your health in a statement. The only one of the above that could be considered a health risk is contracting an STD. Drunk driving isn't a health risk, sure its a risk to your health, but its not a health risk. The fact that its a stupid statement could almost be ignored except for the person who said it; Dr. Thomas Frieden the director of the CDC. This man chose not to list any actual health effects of binge drinking; cirrhosis of the liver, dental and mouth problems, etc. He wants to get up on his soap box and make a social statement. You work for the CDC you tell me the health risks, we have politicians to tell us the social risks. Stop stepping out of your area of expertise when using the title director of the CDC. If you want to say Dr. whatever then fine, but you are brining in a federal institution with a reputation and to make inaccurate statements is unacceptable.

Ok so that was a pretty weak post, but for some reason this guy really got under my skin. I will post again this evening hopefully with a more thoughtful post.

Ps. Anyone name the movie the title is from?