So it’s been a long week…

… and I’ve not done much blogging for various reasons, but I hope to get some in this weekend. It didn’t help that yesterday someone managed to chop through a fiber optic cable that provided Charter Communications with much of its cable/Internet service in Michigan and we were out of service most of the day.

Let’s see, we had a school shooting in Cleveland in which the teen aged shooter is said to have claimed he didn’t believe in God so while it appears so far that no one’s claiming it was violent video games that drove him nuts it probably won’t be too long before someone claims his Godlessness did. Probably has already happened actually, but I’ve not been able to bring myself to check in on the usual Wingnut sites to see.

A bit of good news: Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on raising awareness of Global Warming. The news all day today was full of speculation over whether he’d use it as an excuse to jump into the Presidential race, but the consensus seems to be that he won’t.

Congress appears to be hell-bent on pissing off the Turks if they can manage to do so. While I don’t necessarily disagree with the resolution, I’m not entirely sure I see what positive thing it’ll accomplish at this time. It just seems to be a transparent attempt to make carrying out the war in Iraq a lot harder.

As a side note to the whole school shooting thing, CNN really needs to get some competent anchors on during the day. I just happened to be lounging in the cafeteria of one of the buildings I support the day it took place and the TV just happened to be tuned to CNN at the time. The two anchors they had covering the shooting were the biggest idiots I’ve ever seen. They kept repeating the same stupid statements time and again all the while trying to sound empathetic and ending up sounding just pathetic. A sample gem of wisdom from one of them would be: “The people that are hiding inside the building are hiding because they can’t get out.” No!! Really?? I NEVER would’ve thought of that!

Today at work we had to sit through two really stupid, but vitally important training sessions on Information Security that The Automotive Company™ was requiring all it’s employees and contractors to go through because are jobs aren’t painful enough as it is. The really sad part was that it was designed for a single person to sit down in front of a PC and read, but they wanted 6 of us to take it at the same time and they only had one PC setup so one of us had to read it off to the rest of us in the room. Needless to say there was much smart ass wisecracking and sarcasm on display and I’m shocked, yes SHOCKED, that my fellow support people didn’t take it more seriously.

OK, I’m not fooling anyone with that, I was just as much of a smart ass as the next guy. You’d have thought it was auditions for Mystery Science Theater 3000 in that room or something.

8 thoughts on “So it’s been a long week…

  1. Needless to say there was much smart ass wisecracking and sarcasm on display and I’m shocked, yes SHOCKED, that my fellow support people didn’t take it more seriously.

    Man, that’s the ONLY way to do online training.  LOL

  2. Does anyone Not do it that way?

    Well, you do get those courses that make you take a test at the end to make sure you were paying attention, so it’s not always a group effort.

  3. Congress appears to be hell-bent on pissing off the Turks if they can manage to do so. While I don’t necessarily disagree with the resolution, I’m not entirely sure I see what positive thing it’ll accomplish at this time. It just seems to be a transparent attempt to make carrying out the war in Iraq a lot harder.

    If I read the news right, the Turks just broke off military cooperation with France for the same reason. If they’d do the same to the U.S., the U.S. would lose access to the Incirlik Air Base, through which reportedly 70% of all the hardware going to Iraq is shipped. It might mean an end to the war sooner rather than later and it might also mean that withdrawing would become difficult. But hey, it would probably be cheaper to leave all the toys behind and buy the military new ones rather than keep this war going for years and years.

  4. Eh, whatever’s left of the History major I used to be thinks that the Armenian genocide resolution should go down for the record.  I’m effin’ sick of coddling the Saudis and Musharref (sp?) and the like on the “enemy of my enemy” principle.  Not the best of timing, with a devout Muslim in charge, though. 

    And yes, it is fun watching the wingnuts get their frilly pink knickers in a bunch over Gore’s Nobel Prize.  (I’m not immune to tribalism myself, you see.)  I’m only sorry that I didn’t get to see the look on my NRA-card-carrying co-worker’s face when the news broke.  (I do like and respect the guy, but man, does he have a lot of the same knee-jerk reactions that you’ve come to expect from the Rabid Right…)

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