So I call Comcast yesterday because our modem is rather antiquated and can’t provide the bandwidth that Comcast is charging me for. Their website gives a list of recommended modems and a very convenient link to order one directly from Amazon. Very smart and efficient.
Anywho, I picked out one and before I clicked “order” I called the 800 number for Comcast to double check that it would work and the installation woul be seamless. There was the usual delay as I was routed to the call center in Bangalore and then that little extra delay that tells you that you are now talking to someone wearing a headset sitting in a room with three hundred other such folks, and then this nice fellow says, in accented English that checks off every box on the Official Stereotype Indian English Form, “Hello, thank you for calling Comcast. My name is Larry, how can I help you?”
So now companies are giving these folks fake Gringo names.
Kate Walsh Urges Students to Boycott Bristol Palin Abstinence Speech
Bristol Palin, the Teen Abstinence Ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation fighting teen pregnancy, has been invited to join a panel of speakers at Washington University in St. Louis next month as part of the school’s Sexual Responsibility Week.
…”Private Practice” star Kate Walsh, a member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, entered the fray on Wednesday by urging her Twitter followers to join in and protest Palin’s possible appearance.
“Welcome to the Idiocracy! RT @elliekirsh: @katewalsh please join students at Wash.U. to boycott Bristol Palin’s speech on abstinence. What does she know about college or abstaining?” Walsh tweeted.
I uploaded 14 more videos to YouTube from the 9/12 St Louis Tea Party, plus a few quick Blue Angel clips from 9/11 at Scott AFB, so just look up crusaderf8u on YouTube. Also a couple clips of the Sea Harrier at Fair St Louis from 7/3. These were all shot using a Sony Cybershot W290. Shoots 720p video, just can’t adjust the zoom while shooting video.
So our Pastor was returning with a group from a Missions trip to Uganda, traing local Pastors there. They had missed their connecting flight, so were delayed in Amsterdam. He noticed a good bit of extra security measures, and was wondering what that was due to, until he saw the convoy of vehicles coming onto the tarmac. He saw former President Carter, with Roselyn and the security entourage escorted onto the plane.
The rest of the passengers were then allowed to board, and once everyone was onboard, Jimmah came back from First Class to shake hands with everyone. Our Pastor said simply: “Once a politician, always a politician.” So as Jimmah worked back thru the rows, he got to the 2 women seated ahead of Pastor, who were not Americans.
“You look very familiar.” one of them said. “But I cannot recall your name. Are you Ronald Reagan?” Jimmah was gracious, but Pastor said he imagined he was seathing inside.
A Milwaukee Army reservist’s military identification earned him some street cred Tuesday, when he says four men who mugged him at gunpoint returned his belongings and thanked him for his service after finding the ID.
The 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student said he was walking home from work about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when he was pulled into an alley and told to lay face down and with a gun to his neck. Four men took his wallet, $16, keys, his cell phone and even a PowerBar wrapper from his pants pockets, he said.
But the hostile tone quickly changed when one of the robbers, whom the reservist presumed was the leader, saw an Army ID in the wallet. The robber told the others to return the items and they put most of his belongings on the ground next to him, including the wrapper, the reservist said.
“The guy continued to say throughout the situation that he respects what I do and at one point he actually thanked me and he actually apologized,” said the reservist, who asked not to be identified Tuesday because the robbers still had his keys.
…(2) Silencing Dissent: I believe the climate is always changing. But what percentage of that change is human-induced? Like most, I believe that a more balanced energy supply benefits us politically due to the reduced reliance on foreign sources and benefits us locally due to improved air quality. But several times during debates individuals have told me I should not question the “settled science” due to the moral imperative of “saving the planet”. As with a religious debate, I’m told that my disagreement means I do not “care enough” and even if correct, I should not question the science. This frightens me.
I wouldn’t be working part time now ~ I’d be “free-lancing”. Sounds much easier than my current gig.
The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute.
…”Honesty is not going to get you the house,” a loan counselor at the offices told two activists posing as a mortgage-seeking pimp and prostitute.
…For tax and banking purposes, and to establish a legitimate income and credit history, Giles was told she needed to start saying she was a “freelancer.”
Part of Charlie Gibson’s lead-in tonight on the welcome some members of Congress are getting back home. As soon as enough Silent Majority types finally get pushed far enough to express their dissatisfaction vocally en masse, it becomes “orchestrated”. Remember Texass congressman Lloyd Doggett? The same guy who had his tookus handed to him by a vocal crowd of constituents?
Amazing what a friendly camera and a chance to get freshened up clear of the maddening crowd can do for somebody. According to ol’ Lloyd [at 6:20 in], the sense of dissatisfaction and mob-like crankiness had NOTHING to do with his performance and the Obama boondoggles he’s helped bring to fruition. Safe, rested, feathers resmoothed and his fear-shriveled gonads (the technical term) reinflated, he boldly claims that’s there’s “nothing authentic about these protests” [Jake Tapper].
“This notion of a grassroots campaign is totally and completely phony. The Republican Party has coordinated this apparent outrage and stirred it up.”
Really, Lloyd? Folks couldn’t come to this conclusion on their own? The Republican Party is so powerful and relevant in people’s lives ~ even the most non-descript, non-entity Bocephus, Texas/Missouri/Illinois/Pennsylvania/ad nauseum life ~ that they can organize the ENTIRE COUNTRY to make you and your fellow thieves miserable at a moment’s notice in townhalls the length and breadth of this country? Really?!?! They can summon the masses and raise the dead at will? The Republican Party is that THAT powerful?
Riddle me this then, Lloyd: Where was all this supposed power when you all got your One for president? How’d THAT happen?!?! I’d sure as shit rather have McCain than a teaparty, but we got the Joker.
Nah. Can’t blame Republicans, because if they were that good, we wouldn’t have Obama to kick around. You all pissed all those normal, everyday types off all on your own and I’ll even bet half of them voted for your side.
It’s a wicked case of buyer’s remorse, Lloyd. Hope and change turned into…well…you know.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is refusing to release government records on its “cash-for-clunkers” rebate program that would substantiate — or undercut — White House claims of the program’s success, even as the president presses the Senate for a quick vote for $2 billion to boost car sales.
Imagine that! No transparency from the Obama administration. Word is they’re just too dang busy to pass along the stats.
…will have to wait for details because federal officials running the program don’t have time to turn over data delivered by car dealers…
Stats which will, apparently, show that 6 of the 10 best selling vehicles are…?…wait for it….FOREIGN. Hyundais, Toyotas and Hondas.
SO what was it I found so interesting? This quote, from Monsieur Ray La Hood, Secretary of Transportation for the Obama administration.
…LaHood also said this week that even if buyers aren’t choosing cars made by U.S. automobile manufacturers, many of the Honda, Toyota and Hyundai cars sold were made in those companies’ American plants.
Well, wait a cotton pickin’ minute!!!
Didn’t we just buy GM because those plants weren’t American enough?