October 29, 2011

Delivery Notice Attempt Notice SCAM

Yesterday I came home and found a Post-It note on my door telling me to call 1-877-235-3331.  Took a closer look and realized that it was a mass-produced item with no handwriting.  Some quick research on the internetz proved that this is a marketing scam by an alarm/security company and that they are tricking people into calling.  As far as I'm concerned this is definitely deceptive and most likely could be considered fraud.  Bottom line is that I am pissed. Just putting this out there in case someone else comes across this crap.  And you know what?  I wouldn't feel bad if random people from around the country called and told them what they think.  (It is a toll free call and I can call all day long from skype) Also their fax number is (904) XXX-XXXX Just saying.......  Someone might want to send a love letter.

Just some notes to help if someone is searching for what this is.  The note has printed on it: Delivery Notice Attempt Notice from GE Authorized dealer  GE Home Technologies. SAC Delivery notice.  Must call between  4:30pm and 8:30pm to schedule delivery.

Think I will fax this to them....

UPDATE (10/25/11)  Just after posting the above I took a loooong break from posting and I never really thought much of it again. Boy was I surprised ant the amount of traffic and the quality of the comments. First I want to thank everyone who has visited and commented.  The comments are pure gold, especially the ones that support this sleazy practice.  Please continue to comment and if there are new variations in the post-its send on a photo and I will post it here.  Also share this info on your favorite social media site and help your friends and neighbors be informed and stop this fraudulent advertising practice.  Nothing stops an advertising gimmick quicker than it not working.  

BTW:  Traffic to this post has been incredible and the GE logo is no longer used.  I say that is a win for the informed consumer.

Other phone numbers reported:

October 15, 2011

Don't Itch On Me.

Its been a long time since i put something up on The BruHa, and quite frankly Ive been way too busy and unmotivated and disgusted with the state of the world to come up with anything new.  However a dear friend of mine, Captain Dave Champion Goat Wrangler and part time cow whisperer, used the team "Flea Party" in reference to the Wall Street Protesters.  Well I about shot my beverage out of my nose and decided they needed a flag that symbolizes their political movement.  So in less time than it takes a hipster to score pot in Zuccotti Park I put together this Flag.  Copy and paste freely if you like.  (If someone makes a flag send one on me please)

Update: Dave "The Amazing Bowel" has informed me that Ann Coulter is the originator of the term "Flea Party" and does not want the credit.

Linkomatic to relavant story

June 28, 2011

More of the same.....

The clue wagon is still empty.....  Today via e-mail I was asked to contact Jimmy......  no last name....  no contact info.......   Do I assume that this is in regard to a person named James that I have been working with.  You bet.  Does it turn out that it is a guy that I met only once before.  You bet.   WTF!  I am about to go out of my mind.  Did you know that people might call a person named James, Jimmy, Jim or even just "J"!  Did a google search Jimmy turns up 413,000,000 results.  Guess that should have narrowed it down from the 1,880,000,000 results that James gives up.  Does anyone know or care on how to communicate?  BTW Jim gives up 776,000,000 search results.  Add that up with the 6,920,000,000 results J gets you and one has 9,989,000,000 results.  Glad I picked the right one.

June 24, 2011

A continuing story.....

  It was a mostly normal day, smoky and humid, kind of like the arm pit of a vagabond on a June afternoon that had been bathing in liquid smoke , but just not as pleasant. I start and back my the van out of my driveway.  I pray to be broad sided; that would end my misery.  It would all end with a big multicolored fizz would that would erupt inside the van at the moment of collision, choking me, in a race to the death with the blunt trauma that shattered my bones and spleen.  Glorious!  They won’t be able to tell the snack meat apart from me, except for maybe the taste. I squint, back out  and…….. nothing.  I am on the road and alive.  Oh well. 

The trip is pleasant but short.  Unlike other trips this one just teases with only 12 miles of serenity.  Much better to have a trip of nearly 200 miles.  You get to think on those and burn much more gas.  I arrive at the shop.   Awwww shit here we go again…...

I get out of the van to load it.  It’s loaded but damn it once again the most important piece of cargo is missing from the manifest…….  It reads Clue one ea. Qty:___ (On backorder)    I get to go out without a clue once again.

May 3, 2011

UBL Burial at sea....

My daydream........

UBL's Burial at sea.... I can just see the ceremony. H-60 zipping along at 150 nmph, 50 off the deck', the formation lights off. Only the soft glow from the instruments lighting the bird. A pork chop sandwich is stuffed into the now mostly empty brain cavity of UBL and ...the words "Rot In Hell" are softly spoken into his lifeless ear by a cigar chomping Chief in sweaty web gear,....UBL's limp corpse is pushed into the darkness by the heel of a dusty boot..... No sound is heard over the choppers roar,........ and nothing is seen as he disappears into the black but a quick and faint photoluminescent splash aft of the birds flightpath, .....Pilot log book reads "Waste disposal" with the Lat & Long never recorded.

April 14, 2011

81 year old man sticks it to the bad guys.

Jacksonville burglar gets hit 'upside the head’ by 81-year-old victim’s frying and sticks him with a pitchfork too!

Best quote: "Smith said an officer told him he'd never seen anyone fight someone with "a pitchfork and a pan of potatoes.""

Random thoughts:
Hope they find the perp with a frothy sucking chest wound begging to be treated.
Glad your OK and thanks for your service Bobby,  Its appreciated!  
They can do dental record searches for live people right?
Too bad Bobby didn't have his trusty M-1 Garand handy.
American Gothic?

Story    Video

Things just didn't pan out for whoever invaded 81-year-old Bobby Smith's Jacksonville home Saturday afternoon.

In fact, you might say the robber got the point - literally - after the Korean War Navy veteran was through with him.

Smith and his caregiver used a pan full of fried potatoes and a pitchfork to drive the attacker away. A compact man with a close-trimmed gray haircut, Smith said he wasn't scared.
"I was angry; I was upset; and I was as mad as all outdoors," Smith said Wednesday. "If I'd had my gun, like I normally would have, I would have shot him because he was in my home. I don't like people hurting my family or my home."

Smith was working in the garden of his longtime home on Phoenix Avenue about 11 a.m. when his 65-year-old caretaker, Luvina Sones, ran out and said someone was in the house. Smith walked into the kitchen and found a man next to the stove with a plastic bag with Smith's "JEA money" and the couple's ID cards in one hand, a gun in the other.

The man told Smith to "gimme what you got" before shoving him to the ground and taking his wallet, according to the police report. That didn't stop Smith, who said he "went back after him." He grabbed the nearest weapon, while Sones grabbed for something else to give him.

"I grabbed the frying pan and hit him upside the head. I knocked his teeth out ... and he went to the floor," Smith said. "There was a pitchfork about six feet away. ... I stuck him."

Hit in the head and stuck in the side, the intruder ran, "bleeding on the way out." He left his white baseball cap behind.
Police searched the area, and the K-9 dog ultimately returned with a gift.

"The cop brought the K-9 back to the porch, and the dog had the wallet in his mouth," Smith said. "He bowed. The dog bowed."

One neighbor told officers he saw the man earlier walking shirtless through another backyard, grabbing a brown shirt off a clothesline and putting it on as he headed toward Smith's home.

Smith said an officer told him he'd never seen anyone fight someone with "a pitchfork and a pan of potatoes."

April 13, 2011

Atlas Shrugged in Jacksonville FL

Yay! There is much rejoicing here as the BruHa.  It has finally been announced that the Movie Atlas shrugged part one will be showing.  But this also conflicts with the third annual Tea-party at the Jacksonville Landing.  If you are looking to see if Shrugged is playing in your area check this link http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters

And here is a tidbit to get you in the mood:

March 9, 2011

Water cooler talk.

Barack Obama explained

February 23, 2011

Sexy Cookies

I saw these in the south west, most had the name Angel, Juan or Diego on them just above the Thong Icing. Must be a regional thing. In NYC you can get the same cookies, but they are a bit bigger and say Hector. Now depending on your tastes you can get the lighter shaded sugar cookies. These are very popular in the trailer parks of the south and the decorations above the Icing include, butterflies, tribal art and misspelled/ random Chinese phrases and taste just a little bit ….well…. Trashy.

February 17, 2011

Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll, and Ray and Ray Wylie Hubbard

Accidently stumbled across this and had to share three of my favorite musicians; Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll, and Ray and Ray Wylie Hubbard.  (Ray makes an appearance near the end of Hayes's set)  This full episode of Austin city limits so there is a min. or so of comercials at the start, but well worth it.
Enjoy!  (Keep an eye on Hayes Carll.  He is a rising star and has a new album out, KMAG YOYO that is outstanding)

Watch the full episode. See more Austin City Limits.

February 13, 2011

Whats the time?

Time to get Il (Little Kim style)

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged Movie Pondering

In my world , the recent buzz caused by the upcoming release of the movie Atlas Shrugged has had me thinking;  Why did the book influence my thought process so much?  Well the answer is it did not.  It only clarified it.  Rand merely stripped away the veneer of politically correct thinking, peer pressure group think and irrational theory that was clouding otherwise rational thought. I have to admit, this didn't happen all at once for me.  Three things happened.  The most obvious is I was pulled into the story because it's well... a good story.  It's compelling.  The characters are very easy to  like, hate, cheer for and despise. 

Second: I came to realize is that I was rooting for the "wrong guys" from today's politically correct template.  OK not a big stretch for me, but no one has ever said it that loud.  It reminded me of when I first started listening to talk radio in 1990.  At this time in my life I had just left the military and was working in a field that required lots of driving.  The gulf war had just started and I found myself listening to the news every chance I could.  As the war went on there was less reporting and the only person talking about it was Rush and I found myself tuning in.  I thought I was the only person in the world that listened to the guy.  I mean holy shit! "He's saying all the things I already knew (for the most part), just more clearly.  And it kinda scared me.  It scared me because i thought I was the only one. 

Well as it turned out I was not the only one.  I remember one day a subcontractor showed up on my work site and overheard Rush's program I had playing on the radio. "You listen to that guy?  Thought I was the only one"  So what did Rush and rand do to me?  They made me think,  they made me realize I'm not alone in my thinking.  And while I may not agree with  all their ideas, they have thrust critical thinking and rational thought to the forefront despite harsh opposition.

Third was that the book is not just about the strengths of the characters, but their weakness as well.  It's sobering when you think about it.

A lot of people have had reservations about the movie.  Many fear that it won't  be any good and Hollywood will only F-it up.  Is this a possibility?  You bet.  I read a comment from someone that stated, and I'm para phrasing "I learned my lesson when Hollywood Fucked up Star Ship Troopers"  Well Is the question is did Hollywood F-up Star-ship Troopers (book)?  The answer is no!  A book is not a movie and a movie is not a book.  If you look at the movie on it's own,  it's a fun/good movie.  Not the best, but fun never the less.  Because of the movie, I was able to get my son  to read the book, and he loved it.  He loved it enough that at this very moment he is reading The Cat who Walks Through Walls.

My point is that the movie, will never be the book, but may become a catalyst or even an advertisement for the book.  The moral/philosophical story of Atlas Shrugged will effect you on a personal level.  If you have not read it, please do.  (It's time for me to re read it myself)  And demand the truth......

“People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I've learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one's reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one's master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person's view requires to be faked.”

— Hank Rearden


January 25, 2011

Whats the best way to unclog a sink?

Found something clogging the drain.  What’s the best way to clear it?
 Audience Participation in comments please   :-)

Respect Your Elders

Respect Your Elders

An old prospector shuffled into town leading a tired old pack mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon to clear his parched throat.

He walked up and tied his old mule to the hitching rail. As he stood there brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, have you ever danced?"

The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No, I never did dance . . . never really wanted to."

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well you old fool, you're gonna dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet.

The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied.

When the last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.
The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers.

The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

The crowd stopped laughing immediately.

The young gunslinger heard the sounds too and he turned around very slowly. The silence was almost deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels.

The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever licked a mule's ass?" The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir . . . but . . . I've always wanted to."

There are a few lessons for us all here:

Never be arrogant.

Don't waste ammunition.

Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.

Don't mess with old men . . . they didn't get old by being stupid!

(Thanks to the Z man)

January 23, 2011

A Conservation group wants to stop a solar plant?

I haven't posted for a while but when I inadvertently came across this article, Conservation group sues to stop California solar plant, I was really taken back.  I thought " how on earth could a group called the Western Watersheds Project be against solar energy?  Just how does a solar panel disturb a water shed?  If and when it rains, and if that rain doesn't hit the ground because it hits a solar panel, what will happen?  Will the precious water be transported to the Eastern Water Shed?  My bet is it will run off the solar panel and wind up on the ground.  Now this is just an intuitive guess, but please correct me if I am wrong.  So I looked up this organization and mission statement. "The mission of Western Watersheds Project is to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation. Ahhhh!  Thats it  they seem to be partly profesional litigators. 

"The complaint said the project's approval process failed to analyze and mitigate the Ivanpah plant's impact on migratory birds, the desert tortoise, which is a threatened species under federal law, desert bighorn sheep, groundwater resources and rare plants.

Oakland, California-based Brightsource has taken measures to assuage environmentalists' concerns about the project. In October, the privately held company reached a deal with litigious environmental group The Center for Biological Diversity to acquire thousands of acres of habitat for the desert tortoise and other rare species."
So I ask, At what point is man allowed to change his environment?  At what point does it stop?  Yes any thing that is changed does effect something else.  Build a road and nature will react.  Deer will eat the grass in the right of way.  Tortoises will slowly try to cross the road, some successfully,  others not so much.  Does that mean don't build roads?  Do we build wildlife bridges and tourus tunnels every 100 yards?  Should we force feed Pandas and artificially inseminate them because the are on an evolutionary dead end of specialization?

It's time to really think about nature.  Man is neither strong, or fast.  Man has inferior teeth for tearing meat or chewing vegetation.  Claws?  Nope.  Man is a creature that survives and thrives because he changes his environment rather than adapt to it.  His primary tool; his brain.  Man survives by interpreting his environment rationally and using his intellect to survive.  Cold?.....  Make clothing......  Hungry?.....  Farm.  Hot?....... Aiconditioning.  Want to get laid?  Lipstick, tramp stamp and fake tits.  (Did I make my point?)

Now I'm not saying it's OK to srtipmine the earth and not resore it.  Thats like saying, "I'm going to eat all my food now.  Screw saving any for the winter.  Thats not rational as is the actions of overspecialized litigation hounds bringing suit.