And then there were… OMG!!!

I was going to do a post regarding Nadya, the litter-producing mom. But that was before I saw Miz UV’s post. Why should I do one that would pretty much say the same thing? Go there and read hers.

One thing I’d like to add about the tax thing, though.

No one is going to have their taxes raised because some woman decided to crank out 8 babies. They’re not going to pass a levy in her town so that she can get that ginormous welfare check. If she does get government assistance the money will come from taxes that are already being paid. And if the state/county has to hire one more social worker to keep an eye on this lady, so what? At least that’s one more person who has a job.

Choice is choice is choice. Also, it takes a village and all that jazz. Additionally, many people have come from HUGE ass families1 and have actually felt they were better from the experience than someone (for instance) who was an only child. That’s not to say their mothers didn’t lose their ever-lovin’ minds (I know I’d go bonkers in a heart beat), but a lot of the kids grew up close to their siblings and formed relationships that were more beneficial than a $300 video game and/or $200 pair of shoes2.

I’m just sayin’. Also.

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P.A.N.T.H.E.R

So, when someone tells you that Palin has an amazing approval rating let them know that less than 200,000 people agree with that assessment. Alaska is the largest state by land mass in the U.S. But when the number of voters is broken down, well, would Palin fare so well in a state with larger numbers of registered voters? If less than 200K people agree with her policies, why should we be happy about her approval rating?

Totally safe for work and kids.

So, children, if you plan to vote for Palin because she has the same chromosomes as you, well, stand proud, P.A.N.T.H.E.R.

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I Heard a Rumor Today

I’m a little over all this bullshit drama. But it seems assholes are still assholes even when they’ve been ripped a new asshole. I was actually debating taking this fucking beef somewhere else, but I’ll wait. I’m all patient like that. Like a cat hunting a loon, I’ll watch, wait and carefully consider my next move. If the loon was smart she’d take flight and stay away from the agitated cat.

I’ve got a little tidbits of advice for any crazy bitches little birdies who might flit around this way.

  1. Make sure you don’t have any existing enemies that might know anything about you.
    None. Nada. Zilch. Keep your personal shit to yourself and when you stab your friends in the back, they won’t have any ammo to use against you. For instance, don’t ever claim to be the child of a state attorney general who has argued cases in front of the United States Supreme Court. Some people have access and know how to use services such as Google, Findlaw and the Big Daddy- Westlaw. Someone who you’ve wronged may be more than willing to provide information against you. Such as when people send strangers emails containing a fuckton of shit that was just Wow! {This part was added for clarification.}

  2. Keep a low profile after you’ve already been outed all over the big ol’ Intertoobs.
    When you allow your base instincts to take over again (mostly because you lack the ability to learn from your mistakes) you’re likely to make more enemies. Who needs more than you’ve already got?

  3. Should you ever decide to poke the cat, make sure that you don’t leave trace evidence of who you are at the site of the poking.

    Never use your name in your emails when you try to leave threatening comments. You might as well have left your name and address. That’s so far beyond stupid that stupid looks down right genius.

  4. Learn the definition and legal history of the word “Libel”.

    This is really important because of a certain birdie’s tendency to do such a thing. How many people did she threaten with copyright infringement before someone who is smarter than she wishes they were blew that lie to the wind? Were any of these people using the disputed in the commission of their business? If so, do any of these people realize that the copyright lie has been exposed? Would they like to know? Do they have legal recourse?

  5. Never imply that a lawsuit is in the works unless there is a lawsuit.

    Also, make sure your bank statement is meaty enough to be able to defend such an allegation. In the United States, the burden of proof in a civil action is on the plaintiff. Bringing a lawsuit against a citizen of another country could be exceedingly expensive, but bringing a lawsuit against someone whom you’ve personally wronged? Tsk, tsk.

  6. The FBI?

    If you were to have a person believe that the FBI is indeed involved in a case of copyright infringement (where there is no copyright as evidenced by this post) well that person would be even more stupid than you.
    Because you used “Anonymous” while posting a harassing (blatantly untrue statement made for the purpose of intimidation in this case) you are, in fact, violating the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3402).

  7. Ignorance of the law is no excuse
  8. Just because someone mailed certain people your true identity (which was never outed on this blog) and those people were able to use Google, does not mean that you are not in violation.
  9. Let sleeping cats lie.

I have a policy on this blog- a policy to which many liberal sites adhere. I don’t ever out people. I might bust your bold-faced lies wide open, but I won’t out you. If you wish to be pseudonymous then that’s fine by me. If someone happens to share your personal information with me I won’t share it publicly. I cannot stop that same person (who contacted me) from contacting other people and giving them that same information.

I strongly disagree with any type of personal outing and will remove myself from that situation- simply because the very act of outing (unless in the commission of a crime) is distasteful for me personally. I just don’t believe in it- unless the person being outed is guilty of a heinous crime (child molestation, for instance) or is, in fact, libeling someone else. I think that someone’s online “personas” are up in the air, especially if those personas have a history of stalking, harassment, and otherwise bullying behavior online. For instance, if “Passion” was doing something and I knew “Passion” to be someone else, I might mention her other name. Maybe.

However, if someone is so crazy to continue along the path she’s going- for instance threatening lawsuits all over the Internet and other unsavory things – then someone might find herself involved in yet another criminal action. I don’t need the attention this could garner me, of course, so it would be all hush-hush (except to the few people with whom I have email and/or telephone contact- I reserve the right to point and laugh at loons). I reiterate that I will not have myself or my blog libeled nor will I be bullied. I have the right to peaceful enjoyment of my domain and to be free of psycho hosebeasts who just don’t know when to quit.

Step down. Take a deep breath. And find some cutie on Craig’s List who might be able to give you the attention you are so craving. It’s not everyone around you that’s out of their minds, you know.

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Tip O’ the Hat

Ok, enough with the crap. Who wants to see that shit anyway? Hmm. What you really want to see is Stephen Colbert1. I know this and, because I’m all about my readers, present “Tip O’ the Hat and Wag O’ the Finger” from July 17.

[Edited to add: Safe for work and kids. Not safe for people who dislike hilarity.]

Seriously, watch to the end. But the bit about the Pope (around 2:00) and the billboard (3:18)are, well, comedy gold.

That is all.

Update

How could I forget this clip? More from Stephen. This will definitely appeal to geeks and haters of O’Reilly.

Pay close attention to 2:46. For real.

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PUMAs Take on San Francisco

Someone asked me on Twitter last night what the PUMAs are1 and I gave a very, very brief summary. But thanks to Wonk you guys get to see the fearsome hordes in action. Apparently, Donna Brazille was speaking and the only person they hate worse than O-man is her. So, they gathered up their posse and rolled on her like a pack of hyenas on the hunt.

It is an absolutely amazing thing to see. The sheer numbers here just can’t be imagined. They are indeed a frightening group. They are PUMAs hear the ROAR.

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Look What I Missed

I’ve sucked lately. No, not TheMan. I’ve just had some stuff that I was dealing with and have lost my way. Well, not really lost. I’ve just not really felt the desire to post or comment. Because…

First, I need to let those who don’t read me (usually) know that I get all over the blogosphere. I do the political thing, I do the SEO thing (I read the stupid drama there, because Mwahahaha!!), the personal thing and the EC thing. It’s all good fare for moi.

Anyway, I got back into action and HOLY SHITBALLS™1! There’s a lot of flippin’ drama going on. Now, if you know me, you know I love the drama. Usually I just read it and laugh my not-so-petite ass off. I will readily admit that I have no life and so the drama amuses me. Now, if I think that a blogfriend is being effected by said drama, I will happily jump my ass into it- even if it doesn’t involve me. Why? Did you miss the part about me not having a life?

Dramatic Internet Happening #1

Anyway, for some reason2 I decided to visit some old haunts today. These old haunts are places that a certain off-the-grid friend and I used to go to point and laugh. I guess I just missed to good ol’ days. So, there I was reading snide innuendos and wondering what the fuck people are talking about. Of course, I have to do some investigating. Dur3. Seems I’ve been missing a lot of good shit.

Some dude (some of you know who) met some chick via the blogodrama. Dude was married to another woman. Dude met chick at a blog meetup. Dude and chick fell “madly” in love. Dude left wife to go live with chick in another state. Dude and chick broadcast their love affair on their blogs4 and all their blog buds are all happy for them. Anyway, Dude and chick are lovey-dovey in their new home they just bought in this other state. On the 10th Dude and chick decide to go back to Dude’s home state to take care of business. On the 11th Dude announces on his blog that he and his wife are back together and he’s taking a break. Chick makes no such announcement on her blog. There is no further explanation.

Shit fire, their blog friends are going nuts! One side is all “I’m on your side as long as your happy”…blah blah blah. The other side is “You dick! How could you do that to us?” And me? I’m like “That’s some soap opera shit right there.” At any rate, some of the friends apparently think they deserve an explanation. The other friends think this guy should do whatever he wants. Not a whole lot of them think about what Mrs. Dude is going through, of course. I’m thinking she should just kick his ass out and let the vultures have him. But then, I’m one of those kinds of people that doesn’t broadcast every little detail of my life for the entire Intertubes to see. That’s just me though. What do I know?

I don’t have an opinion one way or the other about this affair. I don’t know what’s going on in Dude’s marriage. I think, though, that he was a stupid motherfucker for making the entire thing public. I think his wife deserved better than to have to read how he and Chick were fucking and doing whatever. I think that if he was going to do this, then some fucking TACT would have been in order. But… that’s just me. Who am I?

During those travels, I also reinforced my belief to stay pseudonymous. Seems that a somewhat popular blogger (if you don’t have at least 150 comments or a pr of 7 then you’re only “somewhat” popular, ok?) likes to out people he doesn’t agree with. Seems this dude will befriend people and then POOF! just like that he announces to the world who they are. That’s fucked up shit right there. And anyone that does that should be mocked.5

Just my opinion, of course.6

Dramatic Internet Happening #2

Seems there was some “censorship” in the EC forums. Apparently some dude (Scratchin’ Sniff?) didn’t like the EC powerdroppers7 so he made a post. Powerdroppers told him something he didn’t like. So then the Admins made a forum just for people to use for bitching (or whatever). You can read the details here. I think. Anyway

Seems that a moderator went through and deleted and/or modified existing posts. I said in a comment over there that I don’t believe that’s it’s complete censorship, because real censorship is not being able to voice your opinion anywhere and I truly believe that. However, when the moderator (Lee Doyle, apparently) modified comments, I decided that he’s as fucked up as a certain raving lunatic that I know who also modifies comments (on his blog, though, not in forums). I also think it’s fucked up that apparently Graham agrees with what he did.

Look, I believe that a private forum (and EC forums is private) should have a ToS8 and that everyone participating in that forum should abide by the ToS. However, the forums should have an OBVIOUS ToS that the members to follow. When there are rules established, in writing or because of previous understanding, then the mods are expected to enforce them. The ToS NEEDS to be understood from the get. When rules are established after the fact, then shit will probably fucking hit the fan.

In this case, the rules changed mid-stream and the shit hit the fan, which resulted in some very popular members being “suspended”. That’s just wrong on so many levels. It’s wrong because the members were following the already established rules, bending over backwards to follow the new rules, and having to shut the fuck up while the PowerMad Mod went nuts. Of course, that mod is now on a “break’ but still…

Of course, I had to weigh in. Hello! I’m one of those ranting “YOU GO” girls (happily named by a certain Sam dude). I don’t so mind rules. I’ll follow them happily. I fucking hate when people edit and/or delete opinions that don’t sit well with them. That’s cowardly pissant shit.

Just my opinion, of course.

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  4. Can you imagine what his wife, who had access to his blog, must have been thinking? []
  5. I also learned who Sassy Sadie and Vicious Vikki are. []
  6. URLs available to trusted peeps upon request []
  7. Who really cares how people drop cards? I certainly don’t. []
  8. Terms of Service for those who are brain dead. []
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I Hate Me Some Group Work

It’s once again time for a “Where the hell is Jinxi?” post.

Well, I was doing a project of course with my gag group. Did I mention I’m the only female in the group1 ? Well, this past week I really saw where Beth was coming from regarding women in the technology field. She dealt with it at work, but I’m getting it from cheeky little just-out-of-teens geek boys.

I was the team leader for this project2. We were to load our database up with some useless information that dealt directly with other useless information we’d made up for a previous project. It was all very simple and direct. I got right to the point, gave out the individual assignments and did my leaderly duties. One dude was all “Yeah! This rawks! We’re so going to get this shit done early!” and he did his job lickety-split. The other dude? Waited…and waited…and waited some more. He didn’t respond to any of my threads on our team forum, nor did he offer any input into the design process. He just wasn’t there. He acted like I wasn’t even giving instructions and he wasn’t a part of our team. Finally, on the day before everything was due, he posted his part of the assignment and went straight into directing the rest of us for our next fucking project.

Motherfucker.

Then, of course, we had to do the uber-stupid team evals. The guy finally responds to a week old thread, saying that he had expected us to show up in chat and we left him hanging. Except we didn’t agree to meet in chat. We agreed that particular weekend wasn’t a good time for that for all of us. So, why would he say something?

He told the other dude that he wanted to give me low marks on my leadership. He said that he felt left out of the entire project and that I did a bad job of running it. He told this to the other dude in email, of course. An email that was summarily sent on to me, because the other dude felt this leg of the project ran incredibly smooth and that I did a fantastic job. Other dude told me3 that he wasn’t going to mark me low. But Idiot boy was.

Fucking asshole.

So, I did my eval and put in comments that the professor should look at our threads. I don’t know if and/or how often she looks in on us, but she does have access to our forum. All the proof is in there. I did what I was supposed to do, but this guy didn’t like it. Why? A good question that will be posed when our last project is finished. This is, of course, the same freak that declared himself our very first team leader. He was all gung-ho to get everything organized when it was his turn at the helm. But he didn’t like what I did with the last project and/or the fact that I’m better at certain things than he is. I’m not really sure why he’s trying to sabotage me, but he is. And that doesn’t bode well for him.

I will wring his neck.

In other news, I was somehow nominated for the My New Favorite Blog 2008 contest. I’m going up against A Haiku for No One. I’m really curious as to who nominated me. I’d also like to thank that person. Whoever she/he/it was. Wish me luck!

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It’s official, I’ve seen it all

Ok, so I’ve gone and hit my head with a hammer again. I joined a discussion on B-net. Well, the thread starts out talking about 9/11 and someone joins in with “Well, NO had it coming because they suck”– Ok, I reworded it a little bit. See it for yourself.

How do you compare 9/11 and Katrina? Sure they both were tragic. Sure they both turned our country upside down, but how are they the same?

This bozo says that NO police were cowards and the people that stayed behind were criminals trying to get ahead (basically). This bozo (I don’t know if it’s male or female) says:

I also couldn’t imagine what it would have been like for NYC if our cops had fled like they did in NO.

Not only did our cops NOT flee that day, but they gave their lives. 4 years later they would also help out the people of NO when their own cops abandoned them…

…Unlike Katrina, the folks in NYC didn’t have the luxury of a warning to get out of the city. The government of La and NO had DAYS of warning and still did what amounts to nothing…

… You are right, they are not. One had warning and time to get things together, the other did not…

So, how does this person know what NYC would have been like had a catagory 5 hurricane smacked right down the middle? How does this person know that the police force would not have been overwhelmed and the gangs would not have taken over? Why would you blame the victims when Mother Nature comes slamming down their door?

I don’t even know what else to say….

Note: Having a fog today!!

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The Complete Bushisms – Updated frequently. By Jacob Weisberg

The Complete Bushisms – Updated frequently. By Jacob Weisberg

This is really funny. Gotta love GW.

His handlers think it’s cute and folksy. They’re wrong. This man is a graduate of Yale University and can’t get a handle on the English language. He’s representing all of America to the world. He’s making us all look like we couldn’t pass a third grade grammar class.

He and his handlers should consider that most of America is not uneducated and can string words together coherently. We have brains. We know how to use them. Maybe if he picked up a paper he’d understand that. Or maybe he should read a book. Just to learn sentence structure.

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