September 18th, 2004

Wired

Out And About...Sort Of

Hey...posting from zombiedip's office. She had to come in today to get some backlogged work finished up, and I offered to come keep her company. Besides, all I'd have done at home is play pinball all afternoon, or something.

Gotta say, it really makes me appreciate my computer, though...this hunk-o'-shit I'm on is slow, weak, and out of date. Cripes...

Oh, and let the record show that the guy that is supposed to do maintenance around the apartments for the landlord is a brainless twerp. He showed up Thursday, since the brackets that hold my dishwasher into the countertop had broken (well, one broke, the other couldn't hold it in and ripped free). He came in, stared at it for a while, hemmed and hawed, and decided that it wouldn't be a problem to fix, and he'd be back the next day to fix it and add a strip of wood that would prevent anything like it happening again. Friday comes and goes, and no show. Today, middle of the day, he shows up, stands in my doorway, rambles on for five minutes about how he's forgotten everything he needs (repeated a good four or five times), and leaves again, after establishing that we do not have a saw. He returns with a p[iece of wood...nothign else, mind you...and takes another ten minutes figuring out how short to cut this piece of wood to make it fit. Now, mind you, he doesn't have a tape measure or ruler...Hell, Thursday, he borrowed MINE, but apparently didn't think to ask for it today. Having decided on his spot to cut, he takes the wood and leaves, promising to come back tomorrow or Monday to actually do the work.

What a doorknob.
Smackdown (Anger)

Grrrrr

Home again.

Just finished an hour-long rant about schooling, corporations, and why things will not change and why people allow it. Christ, I need to be carrying a tape recorder around with me at all times...

Meanwhile, I'm just hating this place that much more.
Burn The World

Cock The Hammer

Let me just state something for the record. Believe it or not, I am not "anti-Christian". I DO disagree with organized religion, but I support anyone's right to be whatever religion gets them through the night, you know? If you want to worship Yahweh and follow the teachings of Jesus, then anyone that would tell you not to gets to go through me, as well.

The problem I have is when ANYONE tries to run MY life, based on what they have chosen to believe. Faith and fact are two very different things...and when it comes to a country with as much religious diversity as America, you cannot run any part of that country based on faith. That's the way it is, laid down in the documents that made this place: amendment 1 - "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...". This means that you may believe as you choose, but it ALSO means that the other guy can, too, and you cannot impose on him, just because you don't agree. Exercising your religion also means living by your religion's laws and precepts...it does NOT mean making someone ELSE live by YOUR religion's laws and precepts.

GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEADS.

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