This is getting out of hand…….I mean really out of hand. People are going to be walking off their jobs tomorrow to support immigrant rights, which is within their power to do so, but I just cannot wrap my brain around one little burning question………..
“Why should we make new law to make people who came here ILLEGALLY………….LEGAL?”
Aren’t laws supposed to make sense? The businesses are just as much to blame because they’ve been profiting from it as well. Yes, they do the jobs that most people don’t want to do, but…….what about those who do want to do them? Yeah, it’s a touchy subject, and there are tons of mixed feelings each way about it. Maybe we should have had lesser restrictions and shorter lines a long time ago, but now we have an issue that needs resolving, and no matter what is done, no matter which way the hammer swings, SOMEONE is going to be pissed about it. It’s really a lose-lose scenario with no clear winner.
If you go with what one part of Congress already approved, then it’ll mean thousands of illegal immigrants will get penalized with felonies, deported, and sent packing, quite possibly creating large holes in our labour force that would then need to be filled.
If you side with making all of them legal, then you’re basically turning a blind eye on all of those who have been cheating the system all these years, not paying taxes, and making a huge strain on our medical, welfare, and other government programs when there are many Americans who truly do need these programs, but can’t get them because all the money is gone already.
The coin is in the air folks………which side do YOU think it’ll land on?
I was introduced to a new gadget tonight that I have GOT to check out! I have a couple of crates of rare and obscure stuff to transfer to MP3, so naturally, this seems to be one of the logical choices!
That’ll take care of the albums, but for the tapes, this’ll come in handy!
So with those two in my setup, I can finally have a music treasury that is truly worth having! Yay! I knew saving all those records and tapes would pay off someday!
bluknight is my hero! He brought me Chipotle from Denver, which I’ve been craving since 2002. Since there are none here, it was the best way to get my fix. MMMMMMM! Yummy!
I figure there are only four reasons why the gas prices are approaching insane levels:
1. We’re STILL in Iraq! C’mon….we got rid of Saddam – GET OUT!
2. NOW we’re threatening Iran! Don’t you know the more OPEC countries you piss off, the higher the price gets!?!?!
3. We’re STILL using the same refining capacity we were using THIRTY-FIVE years ago! Don’t you know that putting your ONLY oil rigs out in hurricane country is just BEGGING for more trouble? BUILD MORE!
4. We have yet to tap the huge reserves in Alaska! How far down will we have to get, and how desperate will we have to become to realize that HEY! There’s OIL in those thar lands!
Solve those four, and you can be sure we’ll see some relief…….but not as long as Bush is in office. As long as he’s in office, we’ll never see the relief…..of that, I’m pretty darn sure.
OH, someone is going to DIE now! I just had my van picked on for the second time in a month. First, someone stuffs a turd in the door handle. That was harmless…….GROSS…….but harmless. NOW they ante it up and puncture TWO of my tires! What….one wasn’t good enough for your little rush punks? I swear, if I find out who it was, they’re going to know the meaning of the word pain in more ways than one! Of course, they do it on a Saturday morning when I have to work, and then of course most places are closed on Sundays……..bloody hell! So much for my aspirations of massing overtime THIS week! Something…….SOMETHING always seems to get in the way of my plans, and ah wanna know why!
Yes, I’m pissed….I have a reason to be. Working weird hours as I do means I get to get creative trying to find a way home. If I can’t snag a ride, it’s going to be one fun walk home tonight…..not to mention very tiring.
Well, thanks to the good meds the dentist I saw on Monday gave me, the swelling has gone down quite a bit, so now it’s just a little tender. I dropped off the X-rays today to my soon-to-be regular dentist, so now I gotta fill out my paperwork before tomorrow since my appointment is pretty early. Tomorrow is going to be a LONG day, since I have the appointment, and then I’m working from noon to midnight. Somehow I have a feeling I am going to be SO drained after all that. I didn’t open up a flex account like I should have, so my progress is going to be hampered a little bit til the first of the year…after that though, it’ll be OK.
Once I get my choppers all squared away, then it’s on to take on my weight loss issues, and exploring my goth options here, since most of my options are only online. I so need to go shopping again……but first things first after all. I’ve been reading more about how one of my friends at work is going to be leaving, and of course it drags down the morale a bit, but I just have to hang in there, and keep plugging away.
I love dentists at times, but man….why can’t I find one that works on weekends? Had one go *WHOOSH!* on me over the weekend, and now my cheek is all blown up like a balloon. Had pain all weekend, and now no pain, but one big gunny sack on my face. It’s a glaring reminder that “I need to get this taken care of………NOW”. Moving around over the last 3-4 years hasn’t afforded me many opportunities to get this done, but now I make decent money and have decent insurance to where I can set up a serious game plan to get my teeth fixed, straightened up, and hopefully getting back to where I can actually smile without having to be embarrassed about it. One of my friends at work recommended a good one, so while I’m going to see a different dude today just to “get er drained”, then I’ll go start seeing my soon-to-be regular one. They say “they cater to cowards”, so that was another part of it. I hate lectures, although I probably deserve this one. I just hope I’m working steadily long enough to get it all done, although from what experiences I’ve had, I don’t think that’ll be a problem.
My regular work is mainly follow-up and working with field techs and other agents, although sometimes I take customer calls too. This is fine since when I was working overnights I talked with customers anyhow, and I have a thick skin for such things (I guess working retail and fast-food hell for many years helps with that). Some of my friends are leaving for one reason or another, and I wish them all well with whatever path life takes them down. I don’t think this place will be the end for me, but it’s a nice comfy resting spot for the meantime……..and the freebies make it worth it too.
Now if I can just get this puffy spot drained……….then I’ll feel a bit better. *sigh*
Well, I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. You get into a call center where they “bulk up” and you run into lots of really interesting and neat people, and then once the staffing gets “comfortable”, they start finding ways of turning people over and mowing over the rest with a fine-grade woodchipper. I guess I was lucky to find lots of people at my last call center that I actually maintained contact with after leaving it, but not having much luck here……..here it’s all casual acquaintances, and hardly ever see anyone outside the workplace, which kinda sucks. I enjoy making friends, and up here it’s a bit dodgy anymore.
No I’m NOT asking for any sympathy here.
At least next year my family has a shot at making a really nice trip to the UK, which will be a real boost to the ol’ morale. It’s hard to stay positive in a job where you see people getting shafted or frustrated to the point of leaving, but unless something really good comes along that’s SOLID, I don’t have much choice. I’m not single anymore, so I can’t just up sticks and relocate like I used to. It’s just not that simple anymore. *HUGE SIGH* It’d be nice if it was that easy……I know I’d be back in Denver or the OC in a heartbeat, but as you know…..it’s not quite that simple anymore. The best I can hope for is to just being able to keep ducking under the radar and hope eventually things even themselves out.
Now if I just don’t turn purple before then……..then I’ll be OK 🙂
Not quite sure what to make of this one. I don’t think I’m this straight laced!
I used to not like living here before, and I’m pretty certain this is NOT where I wanted to end up BACK at. Yes, the job I have now pays well, and yes the rent is cheap, but is that all there is? If that’s it, then it’s time to leave again. I don’t have many friends here outside of those I met at work, and as wonderful as they are, I never see any of them outside of work. Maybe I’m too old (GAH!), not popular enough, too odd, whatever……It sucks to just get up, eat, go to work, come home, then sleep again. What happened to the rest???
Add to that, I see this article on the news this morning about this congresswoman who got tapped on the shoulder by a security guy, she thumps her cell phone at the officer, and now it’s FRONT PAGE NEWS??? I’m reminded by that scene from “From The Hip” where Judd Nelson says “He wants $50,000 and can’t even show you a BRUISE!” Give me a freakin’ break people! Get OVER it!
What’s weird is that I do enjoy what I do for the most part, yet people are leaving where I work in droves. Maybe it hasn’t fully sunk in as to WHY they’re leaving, but I’m just going by the adage of “duck under the radar and just keep on keeping on” – and so far it’s working pretty well. I figure as long as my job is stable, it’s enough to keep going for now. As soon as I see things start to destabilize again, then it’s back to Denver…….or somewhere else, once again. Maybe a trip to the UK next year will shed some light on what is missing. One can hope anyhow.