Monday, December 19, 2011

Why Hello There!!

Hello people. Work has been busy, life has been good and the it's almost Christmas time and a new year!

I'm hoping after the new year I will blog more, maybe not so much political as I had previously, just blog about everything and everything.

I hope everyone will be safe this upcoming holiday and have a great new year!!!

Trigger

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hello!!

Yes I'm still alive and around. New posts coming soon

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Week Ahead

Well I should know next week if I got one of the jobs I interviewed for a little over a week ago. I called and followed up and that's what they told me.

Plus my brother is getting married, I'm to SoCal for my niece's high school graduation and then to the lake for a couple days on my cousin's houseboat which will be nice.

And all in between that, as ALWAYS, I'll still be looking and filling out applications.

Have a great weekend!

- Trigger

Flashback Friday! - The Wham! Edition

This week's submission is done by my buddy Angel aka DaddyRose who is the Founder/CEO and also my partner on the development (and hopefully someday money maker) that is Argos The Dog Enterprises. I'm the Creative Consultant.

Enjoy these old cheesy Wham! songs and a few solo George Michael songs, and the weekend.






















Friday, June 3, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Tonic Edition

This one of my favorite bands, and they should had gotten bigger than they did back in the mid 90's, but they still tour and put out good music. Enjoy!





















Friday, May 27, 2011

Have A Great Memorial Day Weekend!!


Have a great holiday weekend. It's supposed to be raining with showers where I am, but that won't get in the way of enjoying myself, watching the Kinetic Sculpture Race and possibly seeing "The Hangover 2" with a few friends.

Just remember, don't drink and drive and if you are going to have fun, make sure you either stay the night somewhere, have a designated driver, call a cab or don't drink at all.

God Bless the military and have a great 3 day weekend!!

Job Update And Story

Well in the last week or so, I've been able to find and submit 12 applications. One place told me to come back Tuesday for an interview - WOO HOO!! - and another told me they would call me next week. I did get one place to email me back and say "thanks, but no thanks" about an HR Assistant job. In the area where I live, jobs are scarce and though I LOOK EVERYDAY EITHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE FOR JOB POSTINGS AND HIRINGS, I've gotten more feed back in the last week than I have in the last 4 or 5 weeks. It's been crazy. But at least it's a sign that things are slowly picking up.

So HELL YEAH and SUCK IT! I hope something positive comes from this. I get some many no responses or emails back from employers telling me that "Thanks for applying, but you don't meet the qualifications, etc" with all these jobs I have been applying for (Full Time or Part Time).

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One reason why I am posting this, is because it's good to express your feelings, i like to let some people know the status of my job searches since I have been unemployed for over a year now, and also to respond to a person who I though was my friend and is no longer.

Last Friday, I reminded him that I was having a BBQ and to make sure that he would be coming by along with a few other people. He then sends me hateful texts saying that I should schedule the BBQ at the location he'll be camping at instead of where I live and that "I'm fucked up" and "I've exhausted all his patience" and "...to quit wasting his motherfucking time". I have never done anything mean to this person, I've been a good friend to him in the year I have known him, his girlfriend and kid, go archery shooting, hang out, etc.

After getting no response on what prompted this, Monday comes around and I send his girlfriend a message letting them know that due to his actions, they are uninvited to my cousin's houseboat trip he had planned and we were all going to go. Probably within an hour I start getting "I'm sorry" texts from my "friend" then followed up by messages for almost the next hour saying things like "...(I) got tired of hearing the reasons why you can't afford things (this is from me turning him down to meet up for breakfast on his day off because I wanted to try somewhere different and he got butt hurt about it so I ended up not going)", and he CLAIMS "...I plan on staying on unemployment until December (when basically my 99 week would be up) and that "...I plan on waiting a few weeks until after the houseboat trip to look for work..." which he called "nuts". That claim is completely false because I have been looking for work on a regular basis and if I get a job in the meantime, I plan on working, so that claim is out the window.

He also got butt hurt at the fact I didn't want to go camping Memorial Day weekend because I try to avoid camping and traveling on the major holidays due to traffic, campgrounds being packed and something always happens. Plus where I live, the weather is supposed to be raining so that wouldn't be any fun right there.

He says that he and his girlfriend tried to "...help me have fun (which is partly true, when I felt like hanging out, we did have fun hanging out, getting a few beers and doing archery), "helping me find work" (which is funny because the only three times he mentioned about he knew of a place hiring, he didn't give me the company name so I missed out on that job and the other two was for the hospital and you had to be a certified Lab Tech to have the job. It wasn't like a cafeteria job or something I would qualify for), "help me get laid" (which is a joke - if he wouldn't fuck that girl, why would I?)

Also, he says to me that "...I talk about wanting to get out of my Mom's place" (which i help out on bills with - I'm not freeloading) and that he said "I've asked about renting his trailer which too is nuts". Yeah it is nuts, it's small and the only time I did ask about his trailer, was what kind of model it is, how long has he had it and I made the joke that you could run an electric cord from the trailer to the house and someone could live in it. I guess he took that as me wanting to "rent it out".

He says that he and his girlfriend just got "...frustrated with my 'situation'", basically not going out whenever they invited me out (and like I texted him back, whether I can afford to or not, if I don't FEEL like going out, I won't. Why should I drop whatever I am doing just so we can always hang out?), and that the "free" breakfast I turned down the previous Friday was the "straw that broke the camels back". Too fucking bad.

He also was "frustrated" at the fact that a piece of my bow broke a couple weeks before on the outdoor range and I hadn't gotten fixed yet and that he invited me to a weekend Archery shoot that I turned down because of bow situation. This was also the 3rd archery shoot that I turned down with him because though archery is fun, I can do it for an hour every now and then, but not ALL day for 3 days like he likes to do. Again, if i don't feel like going, I won't.

He then apologizes again to me and rambles on about how I need to "upgrade my morals, regain my self respect and getting employed with benefits will help me lots". He also says that "...I can't talk to (us) about not working..." and that "...I have plans on 'milking the system' and it's his girlfriend's job to weed out fraud and it's insulting in case I haven't figured it out" and that "...any job is better than no job after all this time isn't it?" (which is also funny because I made the comment once to him about working at McDonald's IF HE HAD TO and he has a kid to support and he told me HE WOULDN'T - A JOB IS BETTER THAN NO JOB RIGHT BUDDY???). He also claimed that me helping him with yard work the other weekend was him "hiring me" and he thought that "...would motivate me to get the ball rolling and get a job" which is a joke because he asked me as a friend to help him out and I did just that.

That right there angered me and I took it as a threat because I have had NO plans on "milking the system", I have ACTIVELY been looking for work, applying for all kinds of work but so far not much has come my way, I've tested for a couple of jobs, had only 2 phone interviews and I have a personal interview next Tuesday and to say that because I have been unemployed this long I am committing 'fraud'.

My brother was unemployed for almost a year and a half before he got his new job back in March and I have a friend down in Sacramento where I used to live where he couldn't find work, his 99 weeks were exhausted and he ended up going back to school and getting grants to help out. Is that "milking the system"? Come on. There are tons of people who are not and are genuinely having a tough time finding work. Not everyone has a secure job making good money and working for the county like his girlfriend or pulling and installing cables like him.

I texted him back a few times, nicely, explaining that he made it seem like I complained to him ALL the time, that there are times he complained about his Grandma living with him and they he has seconds thoughts about his girlfriend moving in with him and that at one point she was upset because she had to get rid of her pets because he's allergic and when I asked him, he said "he didn't care and if she doesn't like it, there's the door". I never told her any of this because he asked I wouldn't and as a friend, I try to keep my word. There are many other things he has said to me that I kept under wraps and it's rude how a person I thought was my friend would all of a sudden say things like this and turn his back on me after a year of friendship all basically because I wouldn't hang out when he wanted to, eat at where he wanted to eat, and that I wasn't finding a job quick enough for him. You're not my Dad, you're 44, and grow up. Who are you to tell someone how they do they things and what pace it's going at?

You can never say never, maybe someday we'll be friends again, who knows, but as of now, I can't be and I never accepted his apology.

Flashback Friday! - The Bobby Brown Edition

This guy was awesome in New Edition and as a solo artist. Too bad crack ruined his life. I hear he still does some gigs and there was a buzz some years ago when he did a guest spot on one of Ja Rule's albums, but it never happened. On May 3, 2011 - R&B supergroup New Edition announce that all 6 members have signed on to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a group. Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe Enjoy these old school vids!

















NEW EDITION (When he was in it)









Thursday, May 26, 2011

Some Random Cool Links

Tour the Harley Museum

50 dirtiest moments in comic book history


The Walking Dead board game
(this show is awesome by the way. I have season 1 on DVD)

Before and after pictures of Joplin, MO (It is sad the deadly tornadoes did what it did there. They need our support and hopefully they can rebuild soon).

Top 10 Bond babes

"Bohemian Rhapsody" Told in Rage Comics

This is funny as hell!

MSNBC Ed Schultz Suspended For Remarks

I'm glad. This guy since Keith Olbermann left, is who I consider the most dangerous man on t.v. When I flip around the channels at night and come across his program "The ED Show", his tone and comments are uncalled for ("right winged slut" as he called Ms. Ingraham), especially towards Republicans. He is a radical left winger in my opinion. I'm glad to see this guy get suspended, hopefully he'll get removed like Olbermann was. It'd make that network look a lot better.

Yahoo!/The Cutline: Ed Schultz has been suspended from MSNBC for calling conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a "right wing slut" on his syndicated radio show.

Schultz opened his primetime MSNBC show on Wednesday apologizing to Ingraham, MSNBC, his family and viewers.

"It doesn't matter that I was on radio ad-libbing," Schultz said of his comments the day before. "What I said was terribly vile."

Schultz met with MSNBC management earlier in the day on Wednesday, and said he offered to take himself off the air indefinitely and without pay. The network said the suspension would be one week.

"I have embarrassed my family," he added, before turning the show over to substitute host Thomas Roberts. "I have embarrassed this company. The only way I can prove my sincerity in all of this is if I never use those words again. You have my word I won't."

Schultz said that he tried--unsuccessfully--to reach Ingraham to apologize http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifpersonally.

Network brass released this statement before Schultz went on the air: "MSNBC management met with Ed Schultz this afternoon and accepted his offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made yesterday on his radio program. Ed will address these remarks on his show tonight, and immediately following begin his leave. Remarks of this nature are unacceptable and will not be tolerated."

The "Ed Show" host joined MSNBC in 2009, taking over Keith Olbermann's 10 p.m. slot after Olbermann--no stranger to network suspensions--left the cable channel earlier this year.

You can watch Schultz's full, on-air apology here:
Yahoo!/The Cutline

Monday, May 16, 2011

Quick Message

As you can see, there was no "Flashback Friday". I've had to deal with 2 deaths in the family in the last week and a half, not to mention still trying to find work and other things. Good thing is, in the last 2 months since I had that leg infection, I've lost almost 30 lbs. I changed my diet, cut out soda and it seems to be paying off.

I hope to have "Flashback Friday" back this week, as always I do take suggestions for that.

Have a good Monday!
- Trigger

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What A Great Way To End The Weekend. Multiple Sources And All The Major Networks Are Confirming...Bin Laden Dead And The USA Has His Body

I have a good week, great weekend and with the exception of my cousin passing yesterday, and I have a test for a job tomorrow, but man, what a great way to end the weekend. Rot in Hell you Son of a Bitch.

God Bless the USA!!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Flashback Friday! - Some 80's Favorites

In honor of the 80's party I'm going to tomorrow night, I thought I'd post some cool 80's videos. It won't be many since I got a late jump on it today, but oh well.

















Wednesday, April 27, 2011

9/11 First Responders Bill Passes, People Filing A Claim Will Checked As Terrorists

I think it's stupid that it took this long to pass a bill taking care of the ones who took care of those in NYC on 9/11. The stupidest thing about this bill is that it requires the people who are filing a claim to be cross checked to see if they are terrorists or not. Really? That's an insult. We don't cross check that for people who receive money for Medicare, SSI, Disability, Farm and Oil Subsidies, we don't check for druggies getting Welfare and Unemployment. We should for all of that. And the stupid part is that the committee chairman says it's an insult but allowed a vote that provision and it passed. That's our Congress.

Via Huffington Post: A provision in the new 9/11 health bill may be adding insult to injury for people who fell sick after their service in the aftermath of the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks, The Huffington Post has learned.

The tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, construction workers and others who survived the worst terrorist assault in U.S. history and risked their lives in its wake will soon be informed that their names must be run through the FBI’s terrorism watch list, according to a letter obtained by HuffPost.

Any of the responders who are not compared to the database of suspected terrorists would be barred from getting treatment for the numerous, worsening ailments that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Law was passed to address.

It’s a requirement that was tacked onto the law during the bitter debates over it last year.

The letter from Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, informs medical providers and administrators that they should begin letting patients know before the new program kicks in this July.

“This is absurd,” said Glen Kline, a former NYPD emergency services officer. “It’s silly. It’s stupid. It’s asinine.”

“It’s comical at best, and I think it’s an insult to everyone who worked on The Pile and is sick and suffering from 9/11,” said John Feal, a former construction worker who lost half a foot at Ground Zero and runs the advocacy group Fealgood Foundation.


Read the full article on HuffPo
Watch the Daily Show videos here on this bill. Pretty hilarious and makes sense.

White House And Obama Finally Release His Birth Certificate

As VP Joe Biden would say, "This is a big F'N deal!!" I don't know if Trump actually hired a private investigator or not, but it lit a fire under the President and finally got him to release his birth certificate (which you can view if you click on the pdf link in the article below). Why did it take so long?

Via Yahoo! News/The Ticket: The White House on Wednesday morning released the president's long form birth certificate (pdf) in an attempt to put "birther" questions to rest.

"The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn't good for the country. It may have been good politics and good T.V., but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country," White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said in a statement.

The president had released his certificate of live birth in 2008, but many "birthers" said the absence of a long form birth certificate prompted questions about Obama's birthplace of Hawaii. In recent weeks potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has brought birther questions into the forefront of the media.

"At a time of great consequence for this country--when we should be debating how we win the future, reduce our deficit, deal with high gas prices, and bring stability to the Middle East, Washington, DC, was once again distracted by a fake issue," Pfeiffer said. "The President's hope is that with this step, we can move on to debating the bigger issues that matter to the American people and the future of the country."

Obama admitted at a White House press conference following the document's release Wednesday morning that he's been both amused and puzzled by the degree to which his place of birth has become an issue.

The president echoed Pfeiffer's statements saying that Americans and their representatives need to come together to solve issues such as how to "invest in our future" while tackling the federal deficit and federal debt:

But we're not going to be able to do it if we are distracted. We're not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other. We're not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts. We're not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.

Though the president didn't mention Trump by name, Obama noted that when he announced his deficit plan this month, his birth certificate, not our country's economic future, dominated the news that week.

Trump on Wednesday took full credit for the release.

"I feel I've accomplished something really really important and I'm honored by it," Trump said at a press conference held during his pre-scheduled visit today to New Hampshire. Trump noted that people have long been requesting the document, but Trump was the only one who got the president to release it. Trump suggested Wednesday this development will boost his own potential presidential candidacy.

Trump said he and others are still going to have to assess the document's authenticity. We're "going to look at it. We have to see if it's real, if it's proper," Trump said. But he added that he's "sure it's the right deal" and is looking forward to moving on to more important issues such as OPEC and China.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Weird Al Yankovic Edition

This guy is hilarious. Enjoy these ones I picked.





















Many more on his YouTube channel

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Dru Hill Edition

It's that time again! It's Flashback Friday!!





















Friday, April 8, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Nelly Edition

He is one of my favorite artists and hip hop stars. I had to post his work.







































Friday, March 25, 2011

Personal Message - No "Flashback Friday" This Week

For the first time ever, I will not be doing a "Flashback Friday". Reason is because over the weekend, I got a fever that somehow turned into an infection on my leg that ended up becoming an abscess and I had to go to the emergency room and had it popped and drained. I visited a surgical specialist yesterday because of how large and deep it was, the ER doc said I may need surgery. Luckily I do not, it seems to be slowly draining and healing well with the medication, sit baths and other things I am doing to keep it clean, etc. The only thing I am not looking forward to is the bill since I am still unemployed and have NO insurance.

But on the upside, I am doing better and this is the first time in a week I have been online, but only enough to write this. I hope to be all better next week and I can bring back a kick ass "Flashback Friday" for those who do enjoy it.

Thanks

- Trigger

Friday, March 18, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Anthrax Edition



















Just for fun. The episode they were on Married With Children.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Here's a link to some St. Patrick's facts. Also, did you know that the first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in New York City, not Ireland? I didn't. I do now.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Eminem Edition











































Earthquake And Tsunami Hits Japan, West Coast Of CA Hit Too.

Around midnight PST, I was watching the news and the earthquake had just hit and as the commentator was talking to a USGS guy from Berkeley, the tsunami was hitting the coast and I agree with the guy as it was unfolding, it was "awesome". Not being disrespectful, it's just something you don't see, especially "live" and from aerial too. What else can you say? It's just shock and awe basically.

So far, I hear the death toll could be over 1,000 and one nuclear reactor in Japan is in danger and on fire, but luckily it is under control and because technology and awareness has come so far since Chernobyl, no one is expecting it to radiate and harm people which is good.

Where I live in California, the tsunami warning was WAY over hyped, the local news is going nuts, a 3 foot surge isn't going to do much around here thanks to the peninsulas, the shallowness of the bay and the elevation my town sits on proximity to the bay and ocean. I'm wondering what kind of crazy stories the local media will show since nothing significant really happens around here anyways.

But...the positive spin on this is, that nothing was damaged, and it does show how prepared we are. The people who did get hurt to the north, they were idiots and didn't stay away from the shore and take higher ground as instructed. Those kind of things do have to have a degree of seriousness to it and should not be taken lightly.

I hope others in that country and throughout the Pacific and western USA are OK, God Bless them, and we will be right there helping with aid and reconstruction.


Japan earthquake story here

Watch different point of views and videos of the earthquake and tsunami hitting Japan here

Story on the tsunami hitting Hawaii and the West Coast here

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Some Charlie Sheen Funnies And Links I Have Found


shirt picture from Crazy Dog T-Shirts

I don't know why, but Charlie Sheen has become a trainwreck I can't stop watching. So for those Warlock, Tiger Blood filled, Disease cured with your mind, and want to Duh...Winning! who feel the same way, enjoy these links.

Charlie Sheen Twitter

Winning with Charlie Sheen Tumblr

Charlie Sheen Soundboard

Charlie Sheen quotes


Charlie Sheen e-cards


Charlie Sheen t-shirt

Create your own stark raving mad Charlie Sheen libs

Wednesday's Political Funnies




















Anti-Union Bill Passes In Wisconsin

I think this is good because most unions are draining state budgets and the pockets of private sector workers and plus it's a nice slap in the face for the Democrats aka "fleebaggers" who ran like a sad little girl out the state and are hiding because that's what they do. They want everyone do listen and do what they say, but when confronted, they use hate or they run. Good for Wisconsin.

Yahoo!/AP: The Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, approving an explosive proposal that had rocked the state and unions nationwide after Republicans discovered a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats.

All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker's "budget-repair bill" — a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.

The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday separated from the legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which spends no money, and a special committee of lawmakers from both the Senate and Assembly approved the bill a short time later.


Read the full article here

Friday, March 4, 2011

Message From Trigger

I have been crazy busy with some personal things, including my search for work lately. In the last two weeks, I've made more progress that I have in the last about 8 months. At least a couple of places let me turn in hard copies of applications and my resume' instead of the usual "you need to apply online" and in that case, I'll get no response or I'll get in the mail or email notice saying "Sorry you don't qualify".

I actually had a phone interview with one company. That was the first "interview" I've had since May of 2010. I have to go back to EDD next Thursday since I've been unemployed for over a year now, my 2nd extension is almost up and I have to do the interview process and turn in my work search form at the same time to them. Hopefully something positive comes from it.

I did notice that HotJobs and Monster joined forces, but it still sucks like Career Builder because I can search for work on it, and the first 9 pages are filled what I call "Scam Jobs". Those consist of all those "work from home" type jobs and "make $750 a week" or "online survey" jobs. Of course all the other jobs that seem to be posted are for Health Care but I have no degree or experience in that so that automatically disqualifies me.

I have had lots of luck the last couple of months though with searching for work on Indeed.com for regular work and the California state website. Still not many businesses locally are hiring and hardly take a resume' in person.

Maybe over the weekend or next week I'll get back to posting a few political or random stuff. I haven't decided.

Thanks!

Trigger

Flashback Friday! - The Classic Rock Edition Part 3





























This Week's Political Funnies


























Friday, February 25, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Stray Cats/Brian Setzer Edition

This one came as a request from my friend Anna. I think it was a good idea. I completely forgot about this band and this guy. Enjoy!























Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Some Random Videos







Political Funnies

I didn't do hardly any updates last week and the beginning of this week. I didn't post any funnies at all last week. So I'm going to overload it today. Enjoy!