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Friday, 11 November 2016

An Idiot Demands a Paycheck from Me

Filed under: Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:27 PM (20:27)

On Facebook, I recently unfriended and blocked one Mr. Michael Thompson due to an exchange

Michael Thompson Who ever made this post originally is uneducated.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 2 ⋅ November 6 at 9:24pm

Mike Blessing How so?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:24pm

Michael Thompson He was arrested and convicted
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:26pm

Mike Blessing “He was arrested and convicted”

Read the text above the picture.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:27pm

Matt Owens He did read the text above it. Thats why Michael said “originally “
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 7 at 5:53am

Michael Thompson And he was never arrested nor convicted post WW2 because he was dead. Mike, I never missed your shows on public access channel 27. But your act has grown old and the NM Libertarian Party is stale.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:30pm

Mike Blessing Show me how to do it better then.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:31pm

Michael Thompson The party can’t afford me.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:34pm

Mike Blessing Oh?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:34pm

Michael Thompson Yes
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:36pm

Mike Blessing What would you bring to the table that the party can’t afford?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:37pm

Michael Thompson Does the state party have any staff on salary?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:40pm

Mike Blessing Not yet. Still, what do you bring to the table?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:41pm

Michael Thompson Yet? LOL. NEVER!
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:43pm

Mike Blessing You didn’t answer the question:

What would you bring to the table that the party can’t afford?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:43pm

Michael Thompson I’m not discussing my qualifications and background on a public forum as Facebook.
Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:48pm

Mike Blessing Ah, OK.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:49pm

Michael Thompson You can send a private message of you really want to know and include the yearly salary.
Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:51pm

Elizabeth Honce You’re such a dedicated libertarian you only work for pay. Sounds to me like you’re a hack.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 2 ⋅ November 7 at 7:38am

Michael Thompson I was and proud of it.
Reply ⋅ November 7 at 12:21pm

This was followed by an exchange of private messages on Facebook at about 2:45 – 3:00 PM today —

Michael Thompson 2:45pm

I never received that message about salary lol

Mike Blessing 2:46pm

What stopped you from sending me a resume or CV via private message?

Michael Thompson 2:49pm

U didn’t ask for a resume. What’s the salary? Like you have any say in those matters. What is the state party’s long and short term fundraising plan? How do I locate the party fiscal status?

Mike Blessing 2:54pm

I publicly asked you what your qualifications are.

As for salary, that’s dependent on the experience, talents, etc., as well as Party’s finances.

Without seeing a resume or CV from you, the salary is ZERO.

As for the Party’s fundraising plans and fiscal status, I’m not at liberty to disclose that to anyone who isn’t a full dues-paying, pledge-signing member in good standing.

Michael Thompson 2:57pm

I do not discuss my professional qualifications over a social media site. How unprofessional of you to even ask. Never mind about the finances. I can find it on my own. It is public record.

Mike Blessing 3:02pm

OK, have a nice life then.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    3. Darth Mike Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Rex’s Latest Inanity

Filed under: Blogging / Writing, Philosophy, Politics — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 6:04 AM (06:04)

OK, folks, I’m writing to comment upon Rex May’s latest bit of inanity to “grace” the e-pages of The Libertarian Enterprise

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2013/tle735-20130825-02.html

Whatever TLE readers think of Rex’s cartooning talents, let’s face it – his abilities with creating content in the prose format are . . . somewhat lacking.

In fact, they’re mostly copy-and-paste jobs from other people’s blogs and sites. The article linked to here is a prime example of this.

In the first paragraph of last week’s “article,” he just about brags about his emulation of the Joe Biden’s research and writing techniques:

“This could get complicated, so bear with me. First, I did THIS POST a few days back, and note that I didn’t write it—It’s mostly a reprint from John Craig’s blog, HERE. That’s clear? Okay. Now, Vulture of Critique has reacted very cleverly and incisively to John’s clever and incisive post which I cleverly and incisively reblogged, thus”

By the way, this is how Obama created Obamacare. He didn’t develop it on his own – he simply copied and pasted it over from Romney’s plan in Massachusetts, courtesy of Jon Gruber, the MIT economics professor who helped Romney with it in 2005 / 2006.

Thus I ask the staff and readers of TLE :

Is this sort of thing really necessary?

What exactly is the mission, the raison d’etre, for TLE ?

How does publishing copy-and-paste jobs from a white nationalist / conservative camp follower further that mission?

Is TLE jumping the shark?


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook / Twitter / Yahoo!

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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Is Atheism a Religion or Not?

Filed under: Philosophy, Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:21 PM (14:21)

Current mood: thoughtful

Recently, I found that Wendi had recommended a blog posting at the Revelife subsite here titled Atheism is not a religion

My comment was as follows —

Ah . . . but the author hasn’t run into some of the atheists that I have over the years. They have a certain . . . evangelical slant to their “atheism,” in that they have a burning need to convert others to their way of thinking. That, and they seem to substitute faith in and worship of a particular traditional deity (Jehovah / Yahweh / Allah, etc.) with faith in and worship of The State, i.e. government.

I cite as evidence to back up that comment my experiences with various atheists over the years.

First, I’ve noticed that atheists, regardless of political inclinations, do have that tendency to preach to the “unconverted” a bit. Especially when the person in question has expressed any sort of religious belief. Also, I’ve noticed that some atheists will get rather upset when someone says “bless you” after they sneeze, such as I’m doing right now, due to my seasonal hayfever.

Second, and more importantly, there are what I call the false atheists, who substitute worship of a particular deity with that of  Leviathan government, and/or the persons in political office. An example would be my recent (July 2008) interactions with the local “atheist” group

Here’s where I get at the core of the faux “atheist” Leviathan Cult scam —

Freethinkers For Real?
Re: [Atheist-Freethinkers_NM] Freethinkers for Real?

More recently —

Re: [Atheist-Freethinkers_NM] FW: [democrat-141] Counter Demonstration (Against Radical Right) April 15

These Tea Party’s are also about opposition to the fascist corporate bailouts.  I suspect there will be far more atheists participating in the tea parties than protesting against them.  In fact, given that the libertarians are participating, I know that atheists will be well represented.   The text below reads like a personality cult, let’s have faith in Obama, he wants to do good, he is really trying, lets give him a chance.     Hopefully, none of us here will fall for that crap, we are  not Russia, Cuba or N. Korea.   Come join us at the party.  — regards, Martin

—– Original Message —–
From: “Ted Cloak”
To: “Ward 11A Democrats (Bernalillo County, NM)”,Kucinich Program Resonance in New Mexico,
     Humanist Society of New Mexico, Atheist-Freethinkers NM
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 9:03:25 PM GMT
Subject: [Atheist-Freethinkers_NM] FW: [democrat-141] Counter Demonstration (Against Radical Right) April 15

From: Curtis Mark
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 5:32 PM
To: Joan Saks Berman
Subject: Fw: [democrat-141] Counter Demonstration

—– Original Message —–
From: Terry Riley

Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 10:52 AM
Subject: [democrat-141] Counter Demonstration

I just read an article on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal promoting a demonstration against taxes. The lady who was interviewed would not list a party affiliation but did say that she is conservative. Their demonstration is called, “The Albuquerque Tea Party”. They are objecting to Obama’s rescue spending and to the taxes that they are paying.

I am going to hold a demonstration in support of President Obama and what he is trying to do to save our economy. I doubt that everything that he will try is perfect but he is working hard to fix a really big mess and he needs support. I also believe that it is time to bring attention to the tax cuts for the rich both on the federal level as well as the state level. We must rescind those tax cuts.

Their demonstration is going to be one block west of the intersection of Louisiana and Montgomery and will run from 4 pm on Wednesday April 15th through 7 pm. I propose a counter demonstration at the intersection of Louisiana and Montgomery that will run from 4 pm through 6 pm on Wednesday April 15th. They have bought radio ads supporting this demonstration and got a front page story in the Journal. Please, we must push back.

The demonstration that I am planning is about 150 yards east of the “Tea Party” demonstration and I would like to ask anybody who attends to concentrate on getting out a message of support and not to get into yelling matches with the other demonstrators or people who drive by. Civil demonstration is what gets attention. Certainly with the Journal having covered the lead up to this demonstration we should be able to get media attention to our presence. I will contact all TV and the Journal.

There is plenty of parking southeast of the intersection of Louisiana and Montgomery.

My suggestions for signs are:

Bush spent it…

Rich people took us to war!
Rich people need to pay taxes!

No taxes –
no police
no fire department
no paramedics
no county hospitals
no highways
no airports
no air traffic controllers
NO MILITARY
no social security
no medicare
no country

Obama just started
give him a chance!

These are some suggestions, I am sure you all will come up with other good ones. Please come and help me show our support to Obama and the need to fix the problems without any more tax cuts.

Terry Riley
(505-)899-6275


Friday, 26 December 2008

Retail Work SUCKS

Filed under: Frustrations, Life — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:49 PM (21:49)

Current mood: annoyed, angry, bitter

I have to thank “obwaher” for posting the article Worst Season To Work In Retail, Sales Make People Crazy

I posted the following comment in response —

        I work in retail, too, so I get this sort of garbage all the time. I don’t think that there’s a day
        I spend at work that I don’t want to reach over the counter and kill at least one time.

        I refuse to wear the company-issued name tag. When we had the little name labels on the
        back of our time cards, I peeled that label off and put my time card in my pocket. Then
        they sent out these new name tags, but they never gave me one. Not like I would’ve wore it
        if they did. If these asshole customers want to address me on a first-name basis, then they
        can wear name tags, too.

       The absolute worst people are the ones who tell you, “I’ve worked in retail, so I know you
       can do this . . .” as they’re trying to scam you with a switched price tag, or trying to
       return something that’s obviously been worn to Hell and back, or trying to get use an
       expired discount coupon, or . . . .

It’s true — there isn’t one day that goes by at Burlington Bullshit Factory where I don’t want to reach across the counter and just choke the living shit out of some asshole that’s trying to pull some stupid scam on me, then getting pissed at me when they figure out that I’m on to their piss-poor attempt at getting a freebie.

Sorry, you fucking moron, but that’s a piece of my paycheck you’re trying to scam away from me there. Try this shit with me when I’m off the property and off the clock and see what happens.

Then there’s the clowns who let their genetic-drift excuses for children run rampant all over the store, trashing the displays, pulling tags off of items, among other things. They open packages of candy so their issue can have a snack while they shop. They let their kids wander off, then expect the employees there to babysit and safeguard their kids from harm. Last time I checked, I didn’t agree to watch other people’s kids as part of my employment contract. The worst part of this aspect is that these “people” (a former LPNM member likes to refer to them as “basic life units.”) is that they’ll sit that screaming, restless kid on my register counter while they dump their full load of gangsta wear on the same counter, so I get to ring that shit up while dodging that kid.

There’s the people who expect me to take custody of their half-empty cup from Starbucks, McDonalds or whatever. Don’t they know how that shit leaks all over the trash can? I guess they don’t or that they just don’t care. I just tell them to throw it in the trash can immediately outside the store.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Recalling Cigarettes?

Filed under: Philosophy, Politics, Quizzes / Surveys — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:20 PM (15:20)

Some idiot at “truth” asked the following attempt at a question —

Products that cause injuries are recalled. But cigarettes are never recalled. Why is that?

I just don’t know. Why isn’t it that booze isn’t recalled? After all, look at all of the people that are injured and killed from alcohol-related injuries — fights, walking through traffic, driving, falling down stairs, among other things.

At least smokers don’t cause injuries to others like people who drink have the potential to cause — when was the last time you heard of an accident caused by “driving while smoking” ?

When was the last time a smokers got wacked out from too much nicotine in a bar and took a swing at the guy next to him?

I’ve been around smokers for thirty-plus years — both parents smoked for twenty-plus years, I worked in a casino for four and a half years, among othe things. Yet I’ve never observed any sort of behavior that I’ve seen from drunks.

So I’ll ask it again — why isn’t “truth” calling for a recall of alcohol-related beverages? Oh, that’s right — America already tried something with alcohol like what they advocate for tobacco products almost eighty years ago. How well did that “Noble Experiment” work out?

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Related post — Smoking IS a Choice

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Howard Stern on Obummer / McClown Supporters

Filed under: Humor, Listening, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:09 AM (01:09)

“mrcharlieblack,” an admitted Obama supporter, responds to the Stern clip by not screaming racism as I expected, but by taking his fellow Obamaniacs to task if they’re voting for Him (or McClown) without having the slightest clue what the candidate stands for concerning the actual issues of the campaign — see it here (he’s disabled the feature that allows viewers to copy the HTML and repost the clip on other sites).

Monday, 4 September 2006

Almost a Darwin Award . . .

Filed under: Media — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:43 AM (09:43)

While I’ve never had any personal antipathy towards Irwin, that voice of his got on my nerves — kind of like the screech of chalk on a blackboard. (Musical equivalents would be Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, or Aerosmith.)

Anyway, from the article, he was survived by his two kids, so he doesn’t qualify for the Darwin Award. Still, the way he would play around with crocodiles, venomous snakes and other hostile critters, well . . . he should probably get an honorable mention. In a way, he was asking for it.

“Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin dead

SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) — Steve Irwin, the TV presenter known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” has died after being stung by a stingray in a marine accident off Australia’s north coast.

Media reports say Irwin was snorkeling at Batt Reef, a part of the Great Barrier Reef about 9 miles (about 15 kilometers) from the town of Port Douglas, when the incident happened on Monday morning.

Irwin, 44, was killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest, according to Cairns police sources.

Irwin was in the area to film pieces for a show called “Ocean’s Deadliest” with Phillippe Cousteau, grandson of Jacques, Irwin’s producer and friend John Stainton told CNN’s “American Morning.” But weather had prevented the crew from doing work for that program, said Stainton, so Irwin decided to do some softer features for a new children’s TV show he was doing with his daughter, Bindi.

“He came over the top of a stingray that was buried in the sand, and the barb came up and hit him in the chest,” said Stainton. (Read the Time.com obituary.)

Ambulance officers confirmed they attended a reef fatality Monday morning off Port Douglas, according to Australian media.

Queensland Police Services also confirmed Irwin’s death and said his family had been notified. Irwin was director of the Australia Zoo in Queensland.

He is survived by his American-born wife Terri and their two children, Bindi Sue, born 1998, and Robert (Bob), born December 2003.

“The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest dads on the planet,” Stainton told reporters in Cairns, according to The Associated Press. “He died doing what he loved best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. He would have said, ‘Crocs Rule!'”

Australia Prime Minister John Howard said he was “shocked and distressed at Steve Irwin’s sudden, untimely and freakish death,” according to AP. “It’s a huge loss to Australia.”

Irwin became a popular figure on Australian and international television through Irwin’s close handling of wildlife, most notably the capture and relocation of crocodiles.

Irwin’s enthusiastic approach to nature conservation and the environment won him a global following. He was known for his exuberance and use of the catch phrase “Crikey!”

“It’s unbelievable, really,” Jack Hanna, the host of “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventure” and director emeritus of the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo, told CNN. “You think of Steve Irwin and you think ‘indestructible.'”

Hanna, a friend of Irwin’s, noted that Irwin’s persona of the Crocodile Hunter was no act. Irwin grew up around crocodiles, snakes and other animals at his parents’ Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park and had been handling such creatures since he was a child.

“The guy lived his life this way,” said Hanna. “It was how he was raised. You knew that this guy, from the time he was 8 or 9 years old, was working with crocodiles and snakes.”

Though stingrays can be threatening, their sting — usually prompted by self-defense — is not often fatal. The bull ray that apparently stung Irwin was “a one-in-a-million thing,” wildlife documentary maker Ben Cropp told TIME. “I have swum with many rays, and I have only had one do that to me.”

“A wild animal is like a loaded gun — it can go off at any time,” Hanna told CNN. “You have to be careful of that.” But, he added, it’s not the animals who are inherently dangerous, but the way they may react around humans. “It’s not fair to the animal. It’s only using the defenses that God gave it,” said Hanna.

Rise to popularity

Irwin first became popular with his show “Crocodile Hunter,” which first aired on Australian TV in 1992. Eventually, the program was picked up by the Discovery Network in the United States, establishing Irwin worldwide.

His popularity led to a film, “The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course” (2002).

Irwin’s image suffered a setback in January 2004 when he held his then 1-month-old baby Bob while feeding a crocodile at his Australian zoo. (Full story)

In a statement released to Australian media, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer expressed his sorrow and said that he was fond of Irwin and was very appreciative of all the work he had done in promoting Australia overseas.

In 2003, Irwin spoke to the Australian Broadcasting Corp.’s “Australian Story” television program about how he was perceived in his home country.

“When I see what’s happened all over the world, they’re looking at me as this very popular, wildlife warrior Australian bloke,” he said, the ABC reported.

“And yet back here in my own country, some people find me a little bit embarrassing. “You know, there’s this . . . they kind of cringe, you know, ’cause I’m coming out with ‘Crikey’ and ‘Look at this beauty.'”

“He has left a legacy,” Stainton told CNN. “That people do love some of the unloved animals like crocodiles and reptiles that people wanted to kill. He’s actually put a position in their hearts for them. I want that to continue. . . . I want people to really go out there and remember Steve Irwin for what he really was, which was a great conservationist, saving wildlife and actually promoting wildlife that people didn’t love.”


NOTES

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