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Nov 30

Bringing on the Heartbreak

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Open Thread

The song was on the radio this morning.

But it got me to thinking…. heartbreak is a serious condition. It hurts more than physical pain. Well, most physical pain, I think. You grieve, you rage, you pine, you pretty much become a sad sack of emotions. And if there is a cure for it, I have yet to find it.

By the way, anyone else think that “heartbroken” sounds like “Hoboken”??

I remember back in high school, my ex-boyfriend sent a mutual friend to let me know we were breaking up. On Valentine’s Day. During lunch hour. I was young and stupid and just mourned for that loss.

I can tell you right now that if he had done that to me now, I would have exacted revenge via billboard to let everyone in town know what a coward he was for doing that.

And how would y’all deal, or have you dealt with a broken heart?? And were laws fractured a time or two?? ;)

Nov 29

Thursday Random

Posted by ArmedGeek on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Nov 28

Hooker of the Week

Posted by ArmedGeek on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in HOTW

Nov 27

Learning the Hard Way

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in Public Ed, Rants, Total Bullshit

Some of the H&B readers and lurkers may be familiar with RFID, AKA Radio Frequency Identification. Basically, it’s the use of a microchip to detect your presence. Ranchers use this for cattle.

And now schools use them for students.

[T]he Northside Independent School District will be issuing RFID-equipped identification cards that the kids have to wear on lanyards any time they’re on campus. And then, in some corner of the principal’s office, the students show up as moving dots on a map of the screen like some real life game of Pac Man.

When NISD first proposed this, they defended it by masking it with concern for truant children. But the reality is, it is a way to keep taking money from the state. You see, school budgets are intertwined with attendance, and if kids are not in his or her seat when roll is called, that means the school doesn’t get money for having a kid in that seat.

Now, y’all may think that parents are ok with this because the schools are using it, right? Noooooooope. Parents were told, not even asked that this programs was to be implemented. Now, that was their first mistake. Their second mistake was implementing it at a magnet school. One very intelligent young woman stood up for her rights and refused to wear the lanyard with the tracking chip, and for that, she was expelled. She in turn took the case to court, and a judge will be ruling on her temporary injunction next week. And as it happens, someone decided to wreak a little havoc to bring attention to this rather obvious infringement on privacy.

Personally, I am not a fan of the entity known as Anonymous. In their quest for equilateral anarchy, they tend to leave a mess in their wake. But they are an equal opportunity pest, and sometimes they do hit a nail in a coffin pretty well. This Anon person makes a valid point: ASK THE PARENTS FIRST!!! They are the ones paying the taxes for the school system. Further, I have an issue with their whole “first period attendance” thing. According to my source, attendance is taken in the second period, because students do run late, have mishaps on the road, or buses can be late getting in. By second period, everyone who is at school is there anyway. Any student that has a doctor’s appointment, for example, is counted present when he or she check into the attendance office, so that excuse is weak at best.

The whole program reeks of control. Anyone who claims that this is for the safety of the children is either deluded, or in collusion. Just think what would happen if a pedophile hacked into the database. What’s next? Spying on students’ webcams?

Oh, wait…. that already happened.

Nov 26

Cyber Monday

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Monday, November 26, 2012 in Open Thread, Shopping

So, I’m shopping.

I don’t do Black Friday, or Swamped Saturday. I sometimes do Mediocre Sunday because most people forget the mall opens early on that Sunday, so there’s no crush. But sitting at the laptop perusing deals? THAT I can do quite well.

I shall let y’all know if I find anything good today. Let us know what deals you got, too!!

Nov 25

Manly Drink of the Week

Posted by ArmedGeek on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in BOOZE!!, BOTW

The Old Fashioned is a damned fine cocktail. It is every bit the classic way to drink whiskey. There are roughly 10,000 different ways to make this drink, but any way that includes muddling an orange slice and a cherry is doing it wrong. Pretty much any other way is correct.

Now I hesitate to post this video because of who is in it…

Say what you will about Rachel Maddow (and I’d agree) but the dude* does know how to fix a drink.

* heh.

Nov 24

DeadPool Update: Larry Hagman

Posted by ArmedGeek on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in Deadpool

From FoxNews:

U.S. actor Larry Hagman, who won fame for his role of J.R. Ewing in the television series “Dallas,” died in hospital at this Texas city, the daily DallasNews said. He was 81.

The actor died early Friday after a battle against cancer, members of his family cited by the newspaper said.

At the time of his death on Thanksgiving Day, his family and closest friends had gathered around him, the family communique said.

“When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for,” the note said, adding that “The family requests privacy at this time.”

USMC82 gets the two for the report and jaegersmom starts the game off with a lead of 19.

Nov 23

Trimming the Turkey Tree

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, November 23, 2012 in Funny Pics, Open Thread

Maybe I’m just getting cranky in my old age, but I can’t stand to see Christmas decor before Thanksgiving. Oh, I know the stores beging to push Christmas down our throats around July, but I mean out in the neighborhood.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH WAITING UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING???

I adhere to the “Not Before December First” rule. I don’t care if December 1st falls on a Tuesday. That’s when I start decorating. I’m fastidious that way.

So, when do y’all break out the Christmas decorations? Before, or after the carving of the turkey?? :)

Nov 22

Thursday Random

Posted by ArmedGeek on Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Randomness

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Nov 21

Hooker of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in HOOKER!!, HOTW

Ok, so she isn’t the best hoo’er I could find. ArmedGeek is still at work, and I am home with the kidlets.

Consider yourselves lucky I found one ;)