It’s Tough to Have a Party

Memorial Day has come and gone, and we northeasterners are scrambling around outside, desperate for the only sun we get for the few summer months. Sad thing is, it’s been raining — pouring, even! — with hail and everything! We can’t seem to get a break! It’s been raining every day for weeks now, and it always starts raining after the kids are done with school… when they are supposed to mow the lawn. But they can’t cuz it’s raining again! GAH!

I just wanna have my barbeque and my tailgating food and sit in my lounger outside! Rain rain, go away!

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Oh my gosh. I drove in downstate New York (about 100 miles north of New York City) last week, and I’m still recovering from the shock. Those people drive INSANE!!! The traffic was crazy, bumper to bumper! And whether the traffic light was red or green, the cars slooooowly crawled through, if at all. Everyone wanted to make left-hand turns but just SAT there because the opposite-bound traffic was too thick. THAT’s when you DON’T make the left-hand turn, people!!! We moved at one car’s pace per traffic light circulation. Oh I am still in the throes of agony. Never again, never.

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What Is It About New York….

… that attracts SO many idjits here?? Look what new junk the legislator has cooked up:

New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech

Proposed legislation in both chambers would require New York-based websites, such as blogs and newspapers, to “remove any comments posted on his or her website by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.”

No votes on the measures have been taken. But unless the First Amendment is repealed, they stand no chance of surviving any constitutional scrutiny even if they were approved.

Well, let’s hope so. But remember, this is New York State, where they passed the bill. And don’t get me going on ALLLL the other un-Constitutional bills they have passed! What makes this any different?

The story makes a really good point, too:

Had the internet been around in the late 1700s, perhaps the anonymously written Federalist Papers would have to be taken down unless Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay revealed themselves.

So true! But then again, Hamilton, Madison, and Jay would have grabbed their muskets a long time ago.

Now, regarding anonymous comments– I get some good ones and I get some bad ones. As much as I dislike the bad ones, I am not in favor of forcing people to reveal their identity.

And what about people who use pseudonyms online, huh? Will I be forced to disclose that I am Matilda H. Knickerbocker or Mrs. Lucinda Lela Rose when I rant against the NY legislature?!

Sad thing is, the government has way too much power. If they really want to pass these kinds of bills, nothing and no one can stop them. That’s the frustration.

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Website Woes

I’m too dang tired to be angry. Oh, there’s a small ball of unhappiness bottled up but after 3 days battling hackers from a variety of angles, I just don’t have the energy to get into a rage. If anything, I pity those fools. What a stupid life, cheating innocent people to get ahead. What a waste of life and a waste of time.

MY time.

First there was the blasted WooTheme framework security breach. I wasn’t affected, but the WooThemes peeps went bananas after some smart alec publicly posted the code vulnerability. Not good etiquette– pretty nasty. But it did get the Woo Themes peeps off their butts and make them sit up. You see, apparently they’d known about a few script vulnerabilities, but didn’t inform us users– they simply blurted something obscure out on Twitter.

Bad idea jeans.

So I got the email informing to update to the new themes framework “as soon as possible.” Ooook. Spent a whole day rebuilding those blogs.

Next day, I scan the blogs just to see how they’re doing. MALWARE. Thousands of links spewing from the sites. I had my suspicions and I was able to trace it to the exact day and the IP number. This was a hacker “ring,” targeting innocent bloggers with an plugin. The evil &^@$%!#. I could bonk them over the head with swimming pool pumps, believe me.

Looks like the code injected itself into the WordPress files across several blogs, so I basically had to wipe everything out and start again. And that’s what I’ve been doing. Yeehaw.

So anyway, here I am. All fresh and shiny on a new server.

On the bright side, I’m learning tons of new tech skills. I hope to hone them all into creating a supersonic laser-guided destruction beam that will detect evil hackers and superglue their fingertips to the keyboard keys.

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I’ll Say It Again: I Hate Halloween

It’s almost here: the night responsible citizens and property owners sit up all night, guns in one hand and phones in the other, preparing for that one night of “mischief” where the worst of the population is allowed to wreak havoc, destroy property, and worship satan. All while law enforcement and other mindless citizens chant, “Oh well, kids will be kids…”

I HATE HALLOWEEN. Hate it. I’ve hated it ever since I was 14 or so. What a crappy “holiday.” I can’t believe that people actually recognize this day, let alone “celebrate” it!

Don’t give me that crap that this is “all for the kids” and “it’s only about dressing up.”


Let me ask you something, you who say this– if my town celebrated Hitler’s birthday, what would you say to that? Oh, we don’t bake a cake that says “Happy Birthday, Hitler” on it, no… but we dress up, play dumb games and pass out goodies that rot our teeth. We carve vetetables with little arms in the raised “heil” position; some of us dress up with little black mustaches, too, ALLL in GOOOOD fun– knowing in the backs of our minds that it’s Hitler’s special day and it’s because of him that we set aside this day… but we celebrate guilt-free, and what we’re doing is OKAY, because ALL we’re doing is HAVING FUN and DRESSING UP! That’s what makes it OK, isn’t it?? Well, isn’t it?!?!

So now do you see how stupid that kind of reasoning is?

Halloween has disgusting pagan roots, and anyone whose brain hasn’t been washed by commercialism knows this. You can cover up the crappy celebration with decorations, treats, costumes, goodies, and apple-bobbings….. but we all know what it’s about. In the United States, Halloween was anathema to our godly forefathers… until the Celts brought the crap over in the late 1800s. Once the businessmen got ahold of the idea that they could sellsellsell all sorts of useless trash for this day and this day only, *BANG* it became a nationwide, celebrated “holiday!” There was no stopping it! And what’s absolutely gut-wrenching is that Christians actually take part in it, too! :wassat:

In other countries, holidays have spiritual significance underlying the physical celebration (for good or bad). America is unique in that the only thing that makes us tick is MONEY and SHOPPING. Thus, Halloween is a-OK. It’s *just* a dress-up day Let the shopping celebrations begin!



P.S. Does anyone happen to remember that October 31 is Reformation Day? Does anyone even know what that IS?! If not, well, WHY NOT, huh??? How come Reformation Day isn’t celebrated in public schools, but satanic Halloween is, huh???

BAH! :rage:

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Iran, You Ran, We All Ran for Iran

Durn it, over the weekend I had a veritable SLEW of crabby things to talk about, and — by golly — it’s all gone now. Gone. Must be getting close to Christmas with me feeling so warm and fuzzy like, ya know?

Oh here’s something! Iran is set to slaughter a young father. Why, you ask? What heinous crime did this young, law-abiding man do?

Oh he became a Christian.

:rant: What is wrong with that?!
Iran, by the way, supposedly has some “religious freedom.” Their constitution forbids anyone to be reprimanded for their religious faith. That’s not stopping the courts from doing whatever they like. Sheesh, maybe Iran and the US have more in common than we thought….

And the media is blaming… the young man! He should renounce his faith in Christ and become a Muslim, that will fix the problem!

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing the death penalty, again refused to convert to Islam to save his life….

Please excuse me while I cry. Humans can be so unjust, so wicked to each other. :cwy:

I am really, really looking forward to the time when righteousness rules, ya know?

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