Thursday, April 30, 2009

Getting Ready To Move Again....

Well I got a call from old boss Monday and after a couple of calls, I am coming back to my old job in Title. It's good pay, it's Title and it's back in the Sacramento area. Will update after the weekend. See ya!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Needs To Resign

I mainly say this after she riled up Canadians by suggesting that the 9/11 terrorists entered the USA via Canada when reports and the 9/11 Commission cleared said they came in from overseas. This is just one of many mistakes she has made in her short time as Homeland Security Chief. She is still in denial that the Mexican drug cartels, their trafficking, arms, and drug violence isn't or will not be spilling into the USA. There has already been some instances that the AP and other news agencies already reported on. I used to live in Arizona and I didn't like her as governor. Obviously, her work ethic is transporting into the Homeland Security Department as well.

On a side note, Barney Frank, the acting CFO of Freddie Mac that killed himself a few days ago, his blood is on your hands. Thought I'd just throw that out there since you were the one who help lead up into this recession and told people the market is sound, invest in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and then 2 months later everything imploded. Now you blame everyone else but yourself (like most Democrats and other members other Congress is doing now).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Quit My Job Today

I was working at my (now previous) employer for the last 2 months. I didn't mind it. Some laid back people, a cool boss. It was labor intense at times, lots of stocking and such and the pay was good for this area. Well, over the last couple of weeks, things started to build.

A few weeks ago, I got written up for taking a 26 minute lunch and not a full 30 minute lunch so therefore, they had to pay me for an hour of OT. Then the following week I got written up again because I took my lunch at the start of my 6th hour. When I was training, they stated that you had to start your lunch no later than the 6th hour of your shift. OK, I did that. Well now they tell me that it has to be completed by the 6th hour which means I have to start my lunch at the 5 or 5 1/2 hour mark. Got that? So a couple more of those then I would be suspended then fired.

Then this morning happens. I get a phone call yesterday letting me know they changed the schedule and I now start at 8 a.m. and I need to come in in the morning to get the new schedule. So I come to work today and the new schedule isn't up and there is a big old hand written note that says, "...come see me before you start your route (I'll leave my bosses name out)". Now I'm starting to wonder "What now?".

So I find my boss and I ask "What am I in trouble for this time?". He says to me, "Why do you think you're in trouble?". I say, "Cause that seems to be the only time you want to talk to me", and then we chuckle but I'm being serious.

We go up to the office and I have to look at some safety handouts that everyone had to look at and sign. So I do that and then he lets me know he still needs to talk to me. He then proceeds to pull out some enlarged pictures of the work and display I did at one of the stores. He tells me that the sales guy took these and lets him know and states that I'm doing a bad job. I let my boss know that I called the sales guy last Tuesday when the load came in and because he was out of product there isn't enough to complete the display they way it should be and how does he want me to proceed. I let my boss know about what had happened and that conversation and he wanted me to do it that way and improvise with what we got to fill it up. My boss says, "Oh well (name left out) didn't say that". Of course he didn't he was covering his butt and trying to pin an understocked store on me.

So after that happens, I go and start doing my routes. I get to my second store and my district boss calls me. He wants to know what is wrong with my work phone (it hasn't been working properly for some reason), and then he says, "I have gone and talked to a couple of stores that you have been at recently and it has come to my attention that you have been unappreciative and voiced your opinions to the stores, employees and customers about the company. That is unprofessional. If you need to vent or you are mad, you need to take it outside not inside the store. There are eyes and ears everywhere and believe it or not, they do tells us and people do call and tells us what our employees are doing". I am kind of paraphrasing some of this because I can but that is the main gist of what happened and what he said.

He then proceed to let me know that whatever I do is a reflection of and on the company, it's unprofessional and that if there are issues to be aware of what I am doing, etc. He then asks me, "Do understand what I am getting at?". I said "Sure". He then tells me, "No, we need to be on the same page. Do you agree with what I am saying to you?" I stated to him that "...I don't agree with it but sure". Then he mentions again about me understanding and I just said "Sure" and that ended the phone call.

I thought about what happened, and at the end of my shift today, I called my boss and let him know about the conversation and just things over the last couple of weeks and that as of today, I am done. I told him also that I know better to do anything like that especially to customers (why would someone do that in the first place?), and it was untrue but oh well. Either he was playing dumb or really didn't know what the district boss told me but I told my boss that I talk to other people I work with sometimes and the other rival places but we just b.s. we don't trash one another.

I normally don't do what I did and just quit. I usually turn in a 2 weeks notice and I have had excellent reviews and times at all previous employers but after that, I can't stick it out or put it behind me, I'm done. I feel it surprised him and on Thursday, I will be turning in my gear and getting my paycheck. I left a note of resignation on his desk around 5 p.m. today.

I feel I am an honest person, I go with the flow and I don't snitch or nit pick on work places so all this b.s. is kind of irritating. I can say this now because I'm not employed with them anymore, but when I was training, guys were not taking their lunches when I was and they would just tell me I didn't need to take one and just a 1/2 hour on my time sheet, they don't check. I never did that. Other guys I worked with would complain to me about what the sales guys do/did same with fellow merchandisers. Plus there have been a few times I have walked into a store and the backroom and/or our merchandise was not put away or cleaned up properly by the previous person but I didn't go running to the boss like some have done to me for supposedly doing a bad job. I could go on about a few things but I'm not that kind of person.

Like I said, I'm done. Welcome back to the unemployment line. Hopefully I can get benefits again.

My Response To The Miss America Controversy

So I was watching the news and supposedly, Miss California (who finished 1st runner up), lost the crown because of her response to celeb blogger Perez Hiltons' question about gay marriage. Her response was: "I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other," Prejean responded. "But in my country, and in my family, I think that I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised." The crowd cheered.

I am glad that she spoke from the heart and is standing by her statement. Perez Hilton then got on his blog after the pageant and called her a "dumb bitch". Just because she didn't give the politically correct response and or the response he wanted to hear is no reason for him or any judge to make a remark like that.

Perez Hilton then apologized for using the b-word, then retracted his apology. What an idiot. You know man, I could call you some offensive words as well but I won't stoop to your low life level. A mass majority of Americans actually agree with what Miss California said. Look outside your little liberal Hollywood circle. You don't speak for the everyday person.

Bob Beckel a Fox News Democrat and contributor said on a recent article, "...I am appalled that the question was raised at all. Given the fact that the questioner, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, is gay makes it appear that he is injecting his own politics into what is after all just a beauty contest. It’s time to cool the rhetoric on both sides on the gay marriage issue and leave it to state legislatures and the courts which is where the debate belongs". I agree and then I will take that to the next level, people should vote on it as well since this is a democracy.

Good for you Miss California.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Some New Pics

Here's some pictures I took at AT&T Park in SF when the Giants played the D'Backs on Saturday. Enjoy!





Thursday, April 16, 2009

Angelina Jolie Is Pregnant Again??


So from what I have read, they (Pitt and Jolie) were filing paperwork to adopt a kid from India when she got pregnant. That adoption will be on hold for now for obvious reasons. This will be her 7th kid overall. Angelina, seriously, the vagina is not a clown car. Ya'll need to slow down. And they're giving "Octomom" shit for having a litter full of kids.

John Madden Retires


Football in general will not be the same. I hope he's still going to do the Ace Hardware and Tough Actin' Tinactin commercials though. Championship coach and awesome broadcaster who scribbled like a 3 year old on the telestrator.
Article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090416/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_madden_retires

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

OH SNAP

I saw this story on a couple of different other sites and blogs and thought I would share it on this one. It goes:

Comedian Jamie Foxx has taken aim at 16-year-old Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus on his Sirius radio show The Foxxhole. Over the weekend, Foxx referred to Miles as a "little while bitch" who needed to "get a gum transplant."

This rant was brought on when a caller brought up a story claiming that Miley vowed to "ruin" Radiohead after they abstained from meeting the toothy tween backstage at the Grammys. Ha! Who does she think she is? Blair Waldorf?

At this, Jamie bristled and directed the following at Cyrus: "Make a sex tape and grow up. Get like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan and start seeing a lesbian and get some crack in your pipe. Catch chlamydia on a bicycle seat."

Now, a Twitter post of Miley's from last night seems to make more sense. "If you cant say something nice dont say anything at all," the young Disney star wrote. Hmm, no biting video response Miles?

A Good Quote

In a time where so much is being made about our first black president, Ann Coulter made the following observation in her column of 2/25/2009:

But as long as the nation is obsessed with historic milestones, is no one going to remark on what a great country it is when a mentally retarded woman can become speaker of the house?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Al Franken wins Senate seat after 5 months of ballot recounts

Great....another hardcore, left winged actor who thinks he can be a good politician. He wasn't too bad on SNL back in the day, I'll give him that. Appeals likely according to article.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/minnesota_senate

Chick Slaps Boyfriend With Fake Bloody Tampon, Vomiting Ensues

I don't know why, but I couldn't stop laughing.


Girlfriends Tampon Prank Ends Badly! - Watch more Funny Videos

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!


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Friday, April 10, 2009

RULES FOR LIFE

Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either. Just leave me alone.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

Sex is like air. It's not important unless you aren't getting any.

Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

No one is listening until you fart.

Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

Don't squat with your spurs on.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

If you drink, don't park; accidents cause people.

Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield.

Don't worry, it only seems kinky the first time.

Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes of bad judgment.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Timing has an awful lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

We are born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things get worse.

Bar Basic In Roseville - PURE Entertainment

Every Friday night, come out to Bar Basic in Roseville, California at 112 Pacific Street. Good music, good atmosphere, and the best drinks served by the most professional bartenders. Oh yeah, and it's put on by PURE Entertainment and pictures done by Philip Michael Photography. Trust me, it's the place to be on Friday nights in the Rocklin/Roseville/Sacramento area.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Some Reagan Quotes In Pictures




A Tale of Two Bows Video

No Columbus Day At Brown University


The faculty of Brown University voted to establish a new academic holiday in October called “Fall Weekend” which will be celebrated at the same time as “Columbus Day.” The faculty voted to change the name because a group of Brown students protested the observance of Columbus Day (I say they did it because it's an Ivy League school and they didn't want any bad publicity). After all, Christopher Columbus treated Native Americans so very badly. He conquered them and caused them to have horrible diseases, which, by the way, eventually lead to the establishment of the most powerful and wealthiest nation on earth.

Brown University students celebrated the announcement along with members of the Narragansett Indian Tribe.

I have news for Brown University students: most of the Founding Fathers owned slaves, Lincoln mistreated his wife and had depression himself, Malcolm X was a complete sexist, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy were womanizers, FDR had a mistress, Bill Clinton disgraced the Oval Office with the Lewinsky scandal, and ALL of them were and are completely unacceptably politically incorrect by today’s standards. If you want to go down this road and judge people by today’s standards, then we cannot honor anything in America’s past.

Oh, and another thing, Native Americans (like any other race, group and country in the history of mankind), went to war with and conquered each other, and also treated women really badly, so we can’t really celebrate them either. And Africans enslaved each other and also did horrible things to each other, so they can’t be celebrated either. The Japanese/Chinese/Mongols/Koreans spent the better part of 2000 years trying to kill each other, and they really treat women badly too, so let’s not celebrate them either. In fact, the history of the world is filled with people who did horrible things to each other, so perhaps we can’t celebrate any culture, nation or the founding of anything. After all, life sucks.

In fact, why don’t you all engage in self-flagellation for the next 20 years to make up for the fact that you live in a country founded by people who conquered other people and were not-so-nice sometimes. After all, how dare Columbus discover a land that allows you to spend $60,000 a year on a useless education.

In the meantime, this racist/sexist/oppressive individual will continue to enjoy the fruits of Columbus’ discovery. You're here are you? So really, it worked out well for everyone.

The bullshit surrounding all the political correctness, everyone wanting to be recognized, and having holidays and money changed because something on it offended them, to me, has hit a new low.

Info for this story was gathered from various news postings online, rightpundits.com, and my own thoughts.

The Top Ten Signs That Your Co-Worker Is A Computer Hacker:

10. You ticked him off once and your next phone bill was $20,000.
9. He's won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes three years running.
8. When asked for his phone number, he gives it in hex.
7. Seems strangely calm whenever the office LAN goes down.
6. Somehow he/she gets HBO on his PC at work.
5. Mumbled, "Oh, puh-leeez" 95 times during the movie "The Net"
4. Massive RRSP contribution made in half-cent increments.
3. Video dating profile lists "public-key encryption" among turn-ons
2. When his computer starts up, you hear, "Good Morning, Mr. President."
1. You hear him murmur, "Let's see you use that Visa card now, jerk."

The mind of Steven Wright:

If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous scientist who once said:

"I woke up one morning and all of my stuff had been stolen...and replaced by exact duplicates."

His mind sees things differently than we do, to our amazement and amusement. Here are some more of his gems:

1- I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2- Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back.
3- Half the people you know are below average.
4- 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5- 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6- A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7- A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8- If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
9- All those who believe in psycho-kinesis, raise my hand.
10- The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11- I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.
12- OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13- How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14- If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15- Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16- When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17- Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
18- Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
19- I intend to live forever -- so far, so good.
20- If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21- Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
22- What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23- My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24- Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
25- If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26- A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28- The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29- To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30- The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31- The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32- The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33- Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film!

Monday, April 6, 2009

So I Was Watching The News Today....

And I saw a story that Chris Brown is being arraigned for his role in the beating of Rihanna. It was quite interesting the debate going back and forth between a male and female defense attorneys about how this will play out etc. Chris Brown is hoping to get the felony charges dropped to misdemeanors and a few hundred hours of community service. Another words, another slap on the wrist for the rich and famous.
The male defense attorney was saying that "if" the prospective jurors can get passed the celebrity status of Chris Brown and look at the case, he thinks it will be just a case of "young and dumb" and he's only 19 years old and it will work out in Chris' favor. Plus Rihanna doesn't want to testify.
Well guess what....Rihanna doesn't have a choice. I can understand why she wants this over with and forgotten. This is the State of California vs Chris Brown. She will be a witness for the state and she will have to testify. If not, she'll be in jail for contempt and will be there until she does. And I don't buy that whole, "young and dumb" and "only 19 years old" crap. I don't care who you are and what age...NEVER HIT A WOMAN. This generation, the "internet" or "text message" generation are smarter than people give them credit for and they know what they are doing despite the law. Most use it to their advantage too.
So look at the picture below, and judge for yourself. Celebrities need to quit acting like the law doesn't apply and they need to be tried and sentenced like the everyday people who really work for a living. If I or any other man would had done what Chris Brown did, we'd already been arraigned, convicted and sentenced.

Motivational Posters (part 2)






Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Quick Thank You


I would like to thank people for their comments and opinions whether it is/was by text, phone or on here. They are always welcome. I am glad some of my friends and anonymous people are enjoying it. I try to keep it fresh with a mix of funnies, politics, personal stories and other things. Ideas are always welcome and are credited too. Thanks again!