Friday, April 6, 2012

Could Reagan win a GOP primary today.

This is kind of a moot question because the war on terror changed everything. But it's an interesting debate. I have been posting on this really bad site called It's put together terribly and has a real problem with the comments section. Here's the link to the poll about Reagan.

This site is dodgy so please discuss here! Thanks! My personal take is that America has gotten gradually more conservative since Nixon. A true conservative would be against everything the modern conservative stands for. Legalizing freedom would be a great start. Avoiding nation building also seems like a conservative viewpoint. I am not saying that the Dems don't have their own part in this but I find the Republicans to be more interested in what I ingest or what happens to my private parts more than the left wing. The left wing seems to be more interested in what I am learning and how they can manipulate that. Independent thinkers welcome.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I just did my first gig for Iatse Local 4. I have worked in my field for over 10 years and it's very hard to get into the union.Most of the jobs are passed through family and friends and if you do not have those connections it's very hard to get a job with them. That's the negative part. 
The positives far outweigh the negatives. For some reason the production industry does not follow any sort of corporate rules. People work for 36 hours straight with no break. In corporate AV you can work for days with no sort of consideration as to whether or not you've slept at all in the last 48 hours. When you work for the union this happens much less. And if it does happen you are compensated for it. Some nonunion compnies pay union rates. Those are the good ones.
My union makes sure we get dinner breaks. They make sure you get a few minutes to be by yourself and make a few personal calls and basically help you live your outside life even though you are working a ton. If it wasn't for the union most of these productions would be using illegals or paying people minimum wage on the promise that they are going to be in "show business"...
Thank God for the unions. They protect us from people who would abuse us due to our good nature. Thanks Local 4.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

NYPD sure does get away with quite a bit.

The NY Daily News has been doing a fantastic job of covering this story. I will link to the most recent article.

"quacks like a duck, it's a duck"

Now I know this guy got properly reprimanded by the NYPD. However why wasn't he convicted on the full rape charges? I know he got the maximum sentence and that is good. Did it have anything to do with the fact that he was a cop?

Or was it this?

Pena, who joined the NYPD in 2008, admitted assaulting the 25-year-old Bronx school teacher but insisted he did not rape her — and under New York law a rape conviction requires proof of penetration.
That disgusts me.

They also did not buy the testimony of witness Gregory Matherly, who was on a skateboard a dozen feet from the incident and testified that Pena raped the woman.

Why does it matter that he was on a skateboard? Did the 3 idiot jurors make a judgement call based on the fact that he skateboarded! If not why is that even on the record?

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