One Man's Attempt at A Reason Based Life
I'm trying to live a kind, considerate, and fulfilling life where Reason and Logic are my guide. Unfortunately, most of the rest of you are operating in the dark and have no intention of coming into the light. Heck, you even put out the light every chance you get! I don't suffer fools well and what you will see here will be my futile attempts to enlighten the less mentally capable of the world, bless their hearts. I hope you enjoy. If I offend you in any way, please leave.
- Name: Michael
- Location: Huntington Beach, California, United States
I'm the Vice President for Electronic Components Company (www.webuyparts.com). I don't have any hobbies that consume my life and I'm single with no dependents. I believe that if what I do is done in such a way that you can avoid it and it will bring no harm to you or others then it is none of your business. I believe I've said enough.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Teach your children well...please?
First, on the stupid stuff you let them pull. It's bad enough when you don't teach them how to act in a place of business. But when I see those damn tennis shoes with the hidden wheels or your kid on roller blades, you have no idea how bad I want to smack you upside your head. I'm not talking about how the kids act when Mom and Dad are no where to be found, though that's bad enough. I said I wanted to smack them upside the head because they are present and allowing the inappropriate behavior.
Now, on to common courtesy. It seems to me that while everyone from my generation was taught common courtesy, a huge percentage of you have forgotten what you were taught. Because of that, you are also not teaching your children. That really messes things up for the rest of us. There are other people in the world besides you and it wouldn't kill you to consider how your actions may affect those around you, because like it or not, THEIR right to happiness is every bit as important as yours.
I want to close with an example of someone who is teaching their child well. That's the parents of Jazz prodigy Matt Savage. The details are available on the web for those who need them. You can find Matt's music at www.savagerecords.com. While I don't know Jazz, I do know quality and at just 14 (in 2006), Matt's amazing.
One more thing...the hullabaloo about John Kerry and his recent comments...John Kerry, in my humble opinion, is as inconsequential as Jesse Jackson, Teddy Kennedy, or Pat Robertson. What he says matters why?
Thanks to Mr. Paul Simon for this week's title. I have tremendous respect for his talent and whether your style or not, quality is quality.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Truth, Justice, and if you don't agree, go away already!
Truth is an absolute. People, unlike animals, can reason. Sometimes the facts presented hurt but that doesn't change the truth. You can be right 100% of the time as long as you are willing to reason and change when proven wrong. I don't understand why but my experience has been that most people just can't be bothered. It seems so very simple to me and so very clear how much better life would be for everyone if they did (care) but they do not. While speaking out may come across as anger, because I speak out so often does not mean I am an "angry person." I speak out because of my understanding. My understanding gives me unmeasurable joy and strength, both of which easily overcome the frustration of living in your world, giving me as good as (if not better) day-to-day love of my life as any of you.
A reasonable person understands that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." If you'd rather be silent and be taken advantage of, that's your decision. If you have a problem with my squeaking, that's your problem. I refuse to be silent and accept for any reason that which is injustice. I can not and will not live that way and in my opinion that kind of life must be very depressing. Just because someone else can't see doesn't mean I should pretend I can't see either. The Emperor really is naked.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
When the only player can't deliver...
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The world seems to like the west the best!
Let's examine the facts as they relate to me. My father died when I was 11 years old. I was living in California. My mother, may she rest in peace, moved the family back to Massachusetts, our home state and the location of her (and Dad's) family. When I was 14 Mom got a grant from the state to go to nursing school. Really sweet deal. She went to school and worked 2 days a week for a full paycheck. Of course, there were some strings attached. After she got her nursing license (and she did), she had to work for the state (at full nurses pay, mind you) for 2 years. This she did. I on the other hand was granted admittance to a local vocational/technical high school where I was to receive 1500 of hours worth of intensive computer training along with a highschool diploma. Today, I'm Vice President of a 10 year old electronics company which I helped build. I make more than enough money, live in a nice place, drive a very nice car, and have all the toys and luxuries I want. Even as I write this I'm sitting in front of my 60" t.v. with VCR, DVD player, DVD recorder/player, Play Station 2, and Tivo (may god bless the makers of Tivo!) and pecking away on my primary laptop computer.
I'm not Chinese. I'm not Cuban. I'm not Iranian or North Korean. But what do you suppose my mother and my prospects might have been had we lived in those countries? It's time the world got on board. I don't care who or where you are, someone in your country has seen Star Trek. We're one freaking planet of people. We're all on the same team. We (people of U.S.) don't want anything but the rights of the individual to choose for themselves and the liberty of not having badness thrust upon us by the bad choices of others. As long as what you are doing does not affect ME, do as you please. But if it does affect me I have the right, ability, and duty to defend my liberty.
Let's take that lunatic running North Korea. We need to bitch slap him into place. He's screwed up his entire country and the world is paying for it. Fine. I'll feed your people because that's the way we are in the west. But if I'm feeding your people, you damn well better toe the line and do as I say to get out of the mess you created so I no longer have to feed your people. With all due respect to the morons of the world, even you can see that if I can feed the North Koreans and they can't feed themselves then my way must be at least better.
Finally, this week's link. I like to play Texas Hold'em and have been trying to improve my game. I think I'm above average but have no scale against which to measure my ability, other than my bank roll. That being said, I'm still apprehensive about playing for real money so I spend a lot of time at www.thebike.com. They have a free poker site with tournaments where you can win real money. You can find me there as mr5150.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Gee! My very own blog!
Who am I? Well, I'm a "born-again" Christian who has a faith that started blind but is now based on reason. While I try to apply the teachings to my everyday life, I do not believe it is proper for me to ever bring up the subject. However, I'm very confident of my theology and always willing to defend my faith or attack yours. In fact, "Jehovah's Witnesse's" and Mormons never come back to my house!
I don't suffer fools well. It would help me in life if I could but I can't. I try and follow the golden rule. I do unto others as they do unto me. Unfortunately, for many of you, that means you are treated like a complete idiot. I always make an attempt to bring someone up to my level once or twice but after they consitently show an inability or plain unwillingness to follow logic and reason, all bets are off.
I'm extremely lazy with a twist. I work my butt off to get the work done because then I can sit on my ass. While in concept this sounds good, the fact of the matter is I never get everything off of the list so I'm always working. But when there's no work to be done...
As to that work, I'm the Vice President of Electronic Components Company, an independent stocking distributor of circuit board level electronics. One of my many hats it IT and it's where I'm strongest. That being said...time for a link! I've been visiting Woot for some time and made a couple purchases too. They sell one product a day and when the amount they have on hand is gone, that's it! I'll have more links in each future post.
Well, I guesse that's enough for now. I fear comments but make them if you like. I'll have more to come in the future and will likely update once a week.