January 31, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:44 pm

Judge Sam Alito, a Garden Stater, and Judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for fifteen years, became Justice Sam Alito today, no thanks to New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg (who missed his farina feeding so he could be wheeled in for the vote) and our newly appointed Hudson County Political Boss Senator, Bob Menendez, whose first act as a Senator was to vote against the stated preference of the majority of the state’s citizens.

As dismal as the performance of Senators Lautenberg and Menendez may be, I take solace in knowing that, unbelievable as it may seem, there is a state that harbors an even greater number of head-in-your-ass, knee-jerk Democrat voters than there are in Jersey.

Take a bow, Massachusetts.

h/t Enlighten-New Jersey for the poll results.

January 30, 2006

The Game is Afoot.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:45 pm

Just when I thought I had the Big, Fat, Black, Capitalist Car deal nailed down, the Minion of Satan car dealer surprised me with something akin to a lateral arabesque with respect to our arrangement. No wonder that car salesmen are held in lower esteem than even, uh, … lawyers.


January 29, 2006

I’m That Old.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:15 am

You have to check out the television commercials from 1950 that I found at The Ultimate Insult. While I may be that old and while we did have a television back then (with a ten inch screen), I don’t remember these particular commercials (I hadn’t even started school). I do, however, remember ones that were just like them. My, how things have changed.

The first two or three should be of particular interest to Eric.

Damn, I really am that farookin’ old.

The Carnival is Up.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:32 am

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Ken At SmadaNek is hosting this week’s Carnival of the New Jersey Bloggers. Ken’s interesting approach to this week’s Carnival bespeaks his facility with numbers and such.

January 28, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 2:56 pm

Yes, today is:

Satur-DAY, Satur-DAY, SAAAAAtur-day,
Satur-DAY, Satur-DAY, SAAAAAtur-day.

Satur-DAY, Satur-DAY, SAAAAAtur-day,
Satur-DAY, Satur-DAY, SAAAAAtur-day.

Thank you, Bernie Taupin (Elton John’s wordsmithing partner) for that moving lyric.

Which brings me to Elton John — Sir Elton John.

I never cared for the guy’s music. With a couple exceptions (Daniel and Rocket Man come to mind), I always found his tunes to be plodding, much like the musical embodiment of a person walking with a bad limp. Plus, those of his songs that are even slightly tolerable all sound the damned same to me.

In addition, I never was impressed or amused by his wigs, his clown-like (ack!) outfits, or his douchebag big-assed glasses.

This message was brought to you by The Free-Floating Case of the Ass Society. Feh!

January 27, 2006

New Wheels.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:10 pm

I’ve ordered a new, 2006 big, fat, black, capitalist car to replace my 2003 big, fat, black, capitalist car. With any luck, I should have it next week. Like my current big, fat, black, capitalist car, this big, fat, black, capitalist car has all the bells and whistles, except for the electric asswipes I was so hoping to get (the dealer said that the manufacturer does not offer that option).

I’m looking forward to the rush that comes with getting new wheels. Even though the new big, fat, black, capitalist car looks quite similar to my current big, fat, black, capitalist car, it will doubtless contain some new gadgets and will smell brandy-new. Nice.

One undeniable upside to having a big, fat, black, capitalist car is that if I find myself unable to pay for it, I can always strap on a black suit and drive people to and from Newark Airport. For an extra couple bucks, I could bring the axe and play a few tunes when we get stuck in the ever-present traffic.

January 26, 2006

Free-Floating Case of the Ass.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:24 pm

Yes, that’s what I have — a Free-Floating Case of the Ass. Maybe it’s a collision of cosmic forces and real-time events over which I have little or no control, but everything seems to be on my very last nerve right about now, and it has sapped any creativity I otherwise may have had, assuming I ever had any to speak of.

So, Jimbo, what has managed to frost your stindeens?

Well, if I knew, I wouldn’t refer to it as a “Free-Floating Case of the Ass” now would I?

The best I can do is try to open the neural pathways between the top of my cruller and my high-speed, touch-type fingers. As such, this list is certainly not complete and is in no particular order:

The weather. Is it going to be cold or not cold? Two days ago, one could wear short sleeves outside. Today wearing short sleeves outside would certainly result in death. The huge swings in temperature are making me nuts.

Immigration. Is anybody going to fix this mess before some shitball blows us all to hell? Both shithook parties — I’m calling you out!

Too many people. You have no idea how hard it is in New Jersey to go someplace where there isn’t a traffic jam, a line, or a crowd. Sometimes I feel like I live in Calcutta. One has to embark on a goddamned road trip just to be alone. I could use a bit of alone.

Political bickering and backbiting. Can we, for Chrisssakes, stop the bullshit just long enough to realize that it’s US against everyothergoddamnedbody?

Idiots. If you cannot name your two Senators and Congressman, STFU! If I had my way, you wouldn’t be permitted to vote.

Cars. The Japanese are eating our lunch. Wake farookin’ UP, car manufacturers and United Auto Workers!

Reality Television. Good thing for the First Amendment, is all I can say.

Rap. Don’t even think about trying to tell me that that shit is music.

Bloggers who think they’re really important. Bullshit! Even the tall dogs don’t have the readership of a local Podunk fish wrap.

That is all.

I’m going to watch the History Channel and eat some chocolate Necco Wafers. I understand that they are good for a Free-Floating Case of the Ass.

January 25, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:59 pm

My friend Mark (good guitar player) received the following E-Mail from TedKennedy.com. Mark forwarded it to me, fairly confident that it would cause instant apoplexy. It did. I thought I would share it with you.

Dear mark (sic),

Our country’s Republican leadership makes an art of manipulating the truth because they know the consequences TedKennedy e-mail.jpgof honesty will be too severe: few Americans would support their narrow and ideological agenda and even fewer would accept the level of corruption and cronyism that plagues their party.

That’s why you and I must tell the truth about them. Every day between now and the 2006 elections is an opportunity to pull back the curtain and show Americans the true nature of their government. It won’t be easy, but I believe you’re reading this email because you find the alternative unacceptable.

The right-wing spin machine has fought back noisily at every turn – and their distortions and attacks will only intensify as the November election comes closer. We have to be ready to fight anything they can throw at us. I hope very much that you’ll be part of this fight, and that you’ll help us to make sure we’re ready by contributing $35 or more, if you can afford it, to my re-election campaign:


In recent weeks, Republicans have done everything they can to distract the media and the country with attacks and distortions. Instead of candidly discussing Samuel Alito’s philosophy and background in the recent hearings on his nomination to the Supreme Court, they ignored his obvious support for the White House’s abuses of power. His right-wing credentials are red meat for the reactionary ideologues who have taken control of the Republican Party.

His nomination by the President is the latest example of this Administration’s refusal to level with the American people. From tax cuts to the environment to New Orleans to Iraq, the current Republican leadership twists reality with cherry-picked evidence and outright lies.

It’s time for change. Between now and November, we need to show America just how far they’ve gone wrong on so many issues vital to all our people. We need to make our case loud and clear that Democratic leadership won’t need smokescreens and distortions to govern. If you’re reading this message you likely don’t need to be convinced – but we do need your support for our efforts to reach out to others. Please support our all-important effort by contributing today:


Our community is a powerful way to advance our message. In the coming months, I look forward to working with you to advocate positive initiatives and hold the Republican leadership accountable for undermining our ideals at home and our respect in the world. With your support, we can reach a larger audience and build momentum throughout this election year.

We have nine months to restore honest government by electing Democrats up and down the ballot. Time is short, but with your help, we can make it happen!

Yours for a Democratic Majority in ’06!

/s/ Edward M. Kennedy

Each time this detestable sack of bilge runs his mouth is a gift to the Republican party. Thanks, Ted. Let’s hope the Democrats keep you and Howard Dean front and center.

January 24, 2006

Handicapped Parking.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:37 pm

Let me begin by saying that I never park in a spot marked reserved for handicapped drivers (or sometimes passengers). My choice has nothing to do with the stiff fine and tow-away that can happen if you’re caught parking in such a spot without the proper plates or permit, because, let’s face it, unless you occupy such a spot for hours, you’re not likely to get caught. No, I don’t park there because parking in a space reserved for handicapped people is just a supremely shitty thing to do.

I once had an acquaintance who said, as we passed by the open handicapped-marked spots looking for a parking spot, “Why do they get all the good spots?” At the time, I thought he was kidding, but after knowing him for a while longer, I learned that he was a first-class shitheel and that he probably meant what he had said back then. Needless to say, if I saw him on fire today, I wouldn’t piss on him.

But I digress.

Our local 7-11 has six marked, regular parking spots and a seventh spot (the really wide one) marked for handicapped parking. As I was walking past the store this morning I saw an older lady zip into the parking lot in a car bearing “handicapped” plates. The “handicapped” spot was open as was the regular spot next to it. All the other spots were occupied. Rather than parking her car in the spot reserved for handicapped parking, she parked half her car in the handicapped spot and the other half of her car in a regular spot!!

She got out of the car and walked (just fine, thank you) into the store.

I concluded that the handicap the woman must suffer from is “Cannotparkworthashit”.

Either that or she was just an inconsiderate asshole who borrowed a handicapped person’s car.

Jersey – We produce world-class jerks.

Miss Tate Was Right.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:20 pm

I found “>this over at Denny’s place. Although my undergraduate major was not English (psychology was) and my graduate degree (before law school) was in psychobiology, these results reminded me of the time when I was a freshman in high school and had taken a battery of apptitude tests. Miss Tate, my counselor, said “Jim, you can be anything you want to be, … except an engineer”. I don’t know that I could have been anything I wanted, but she was sure as hell right about the engineering thing.

I still can’t mentally fold those damned boxes, and calculus made my hair scream with pain, damned near gave me an ulcer, and buckled my knees..

You scored as English. You should be an English major! Your passion lies in writing and expressing yourself creatively, and you hate it when you are inhibited from doing so. Pursue that interest of yours!





























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