Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bell Mobility new Charge for incoming text messages courtesy of Cameron McQuaig


OK, so bitching about cell phone companies is nothing new but this time Bell Mobility really PISSED me off.
I recently received a letter telling me that Bell Mobility would be charging for inbound text messages effective August or some shit like that. This is a service that has been free for the many years I have been underserviced by the Bell Mobility Mafia.

Of course, me being me, I decided to search for the Email address of the poor moronic sap who was the undersigned of this letter (Cameron McQuaig VP of some bullshit at Bell Mobility) It seems there really wasn't anything listed - Of Course. So I took a stab at it. So if anyone is as pissed off about this bogus charge as I am. Feel free to contact Cameron McQuaig at Bell Mobility. His Email address is Failing that, there is also a phone number of an assistant or something her name and number is Esther Legare at 1-514-420-7525.
I betcha these corporate pussies change their contact info once this gets out.

As an additional note, I've noticed quite a few people coming to this blog for Cameron McQuaig's contact information. Obviously you have a problem with Bell Mobility. If that is the case, I would love to hear about it. Feel free to vent about your lack of service from Bell Mobility and next time I have a problem with them (Usually at least once every few months) I will bring up the nice little blog full of complaints. Always good for a chuckle.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The n-word

So why is it OK for African Americans to say it but not us honkey's? After all, it is all in the tone it is said. If a person just off handedly says nigger as a description or if he/she says it in a derogatory fashion are two separate issues. Why is this one word so banned in the English language. What makes them so fucking special that this word is so verboten? I understand the whole slave thing and that was bad... very bad. Also, the white supremest are a bunch of assholes and most of the world knows this.

Just to flip the coin for a second, we often hear African Americans use the term "Whitey." This is usually in some rap song and is said with more disdain than the average person saying "nigger" as a cultural reference. Why then, is this not considered hateful when the other is? In a world with an ever growing vocabulary, it seems words are being added every day. Why then, is there such an effort to remove this one word from the English Language (Particularly when no hate is intended)? Sounds kind of Orwellian to me...

Here is the original article which sparked this whole rant


Here's the other thing the Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Fox News two weeks ago about Barack Obama: "He's talking down to black people ... telling niggers how to behave," according to various Web sites.

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly said a "weasel" at Fox leaked the full quote to an Internet site.

O'Reilly let out the first bit of the quote last week. As Jackson waited to appear on another Fox program, he whispered to a fellow guest that he was annoyed with Obama for statements Obama was making at African-American churches.

"I want to cut his nuts off," Jackson whispered, making a sharp motion with his right hand.

Jackson's alleged use of the n-word is ironic because Jackson has called on African Americans not to use it.

After "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards' racist rant in a comedy club two years ago, Jackson said on Fox and in his Chicago Sun-Times column that the n-word is a "hate word ... it's a punch in the groin disguised as a word. ... It is divisive, it is painful. One cannot sanitize this. So whether it is degrading or self-degrading, whether it is hate or self-hate, it is wrong."

Jackson has apologized for the remarks he thought were not being taped, saying they were "crude." He was traveling in Europe on Wednesday and could not be reached for comment.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Scott Peterson and Other Death Row Inmates Allowed to Blog and Solicit for funds

What is with all these Prisoner Rights Groups? These assholes lost their rights when they decided to take the life of another Human. Here is an article which got my blood boiling. It is about how several Prisoners on California's Death Row are being allowed to Blog and post websites. Fucking Sickening.


From the forbidding, steely confines of San Quentin Prison's death row, scores of California's most notorious convicts have been reaching out to the free world via the Internet.

Scott Peterson's Web page features smiling photos of himself with his wife Laci, whom he was found guilty of murdering and dumping into San Francisco Bay while she was pregnant with their unborn son. It also links viewers to his family's support site, where Peterson has a recent blog posting on his "wrongful conviction."

Mustachioed Randy Kraft, condemned Orange County slayer of 16 young men, is looking for pen pals. So is convicted Northern California serial killer Charles Ng, who describes himself as shy and offers to sell his wildlife drawings.

Tattooed and muscled Richard Allen Davis, whose abduction and murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas helped trigger California's "three strikes" law, is not selling his hobby crafts but wants correspondents.

"I dug my grave -- now I must lay in it," he says of his life.

Prisoners are barred from direct computer access that officials say could allow them to threaten witnesses or orchestrate crimes. Thanks to supporters and commercial services, however, many of the state's 673 condemned inmates now have pen-pal postings and personalized Web pages with their writings, artwork and photos of themselves -- often accompanied by declarations of innocence and pleas for friendship and funds.

Although some inmates utilize sites in the U.S., the nonprofit Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty has created Web pages or pen-pal ads for more than 100 California death row inmates. The site, unlike some others, is free.

Prisoners' mail privileges "make it virtually impossible to stop stuff from going out . . ." said Lt. Eric Messick, litigation coordinator at San Quentin. "That is how things get posted."

Since the mid-1990s, when a condemned inmate's column called "Deadman Talkin' " appeared online, use of the Internet by prisoners has proliferated in California and elsewhere.

While civil libertarians applaud the development as the exercise of free speech by isolated people, victims' rights activists decry it as an unnecessary affront to the loved ones of those whose suffering led society to lock up these prisoners.

"It's hurtful," said Christine Ward, director of the Crime Victims Action Alliance. "They are seeing a [convicted] person going on with their life, but the person they raised or married or knew does not get that opportunity. . . . That murdered person is not coming back."

Elizabeth Alexander, director of the ACLU’s National Prison Project, said survivors simply should steer clear of websites that would be painful to see. "It does not seem that you can design a limit on the 1st Amendment based on an expectation that victims will seek out something that gives them more pain," she said.

After the widow of an Arizona murder victim became outraged by the killer's online personals ad, that state's legislators passed a law banning inmates from the Internet even through outside contacts. In 2003, a judge declared it unconstitutional.

A year earlier, a judge had barred California prison officials from enforcing a rule prohibiting inmates from receiving materials printed from the Internet -- a measure officials said was partly to prevent encoded messages.

Missouri adopted a rule last year, similar to one in Florida, prohibiting inmates from soliciting pen pals on the Internet, saying that several had been scamming their new friends. Prison spokesman Brian Hauswirth said many solicitations were misleading, and one female prisoner received $10,000 each from several men who thought she loved them.

Randall Berg, an attorney with the Florida Justice Institute who plans to challenge the Sunshine State's pen-pal solicitation ban, said such rules violate free speech and reduce the odds that prisoners will be able to stay out of prison.

"They can't use a pen pal [anymore] to help find employment or a place to live," he said.

Writing to outsiders is beneficial even for death row inmates with slim prospects for freedom, Berg said. "Idleness is the devil's workshop."

The Internet essays of condemned inmates provide glimpses of their interests, thoughts and lives. And prisoner art abounds.

Former professional gambler Herbert Coddington, convicted of sexually assaulting two adolescent models and strangling two chaperons in South Lake Tahoe in 1987, used his page to invite people to commission his art.

Ng, found guilty in 1999 of 11 murders at a secluded Calaveras County cabin, said on his Web page that he draws endangered animals that remind him of his own struggle to survive.

"To raise money for my day-to-day items and additional art materials, I would . . . sell a small number of prints," he wrote.

Officials say inmates are prohibited from conducting a business. But "that is not to say they don't," Messick said.

Some prison artwork and correspondence even wind up on auction sites as "murderabilia." Officials say it is very difficult to tell how the items got there and whether prisoners are profiting.

Peterson, on his page on the Canadian website, announced in 2005 that he no longer would be responding to writers because some were selling his notes. But last month, he launched a blog on his family's legal defense site.

There, he wrote: "Knowing that there are rational, thoughtful people willing to look at the evidence, and some so kind as to drop notes of good will or send a small donation has a huge positive impact." By the end of the month, about 100 e-mail expressions of support had been posted.

Many inmates solicit mail on pen-pal sites. A serial killer looking for correspondents described himself as "lonely death row Teddy . . . seeking female teddy bear who is nonjudgmental."

Many prisoners' writings do not mention their crimes; others express remorse. Some who deny wrongdoing dissect the evidence and attack police, prosecutors and judges.

"Their saying [that] they were wrongfully convicted is a criticism of the government and . . . is the most central aspect of free speech," said John Boston, director of the New York City Legal Aid Society's prisoner rights project.

And there are the short stories of former Crips gang member Steve Champion, on death row for a 1980 double murder during an attempted robbery in Los Angeles County.

In one of his stories, Champion describes the silence and tension among condemned prisoners on days when one of them is to die.

"It is both eerie and sickish," he wrote, "as if some mysterious and awful sore is readying to discharge itself as the clock ticks down."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Walmart - AKA The Ministry of Truth - Yet another "Book Burning"

I just ran across this story where Walmart has pulled a COMIC BOOK because a few blow hards feel it is racially charged and politically incorrect. The comic, Memín Pinguín, is hugely popular in Mexico and has been around since the 40's. Although acceptable for the Mexicans, a few whiners in the US feel they are too good for this childhood tale.

Is it just me or is this whole politically correct bullshit going a little to fucking far? I'm not all that surprised that the Walmart Ministry of Truth pulled such a stunt. After all, they are the same group that forced the Goo Goo dolls to change their album cover for "A boy named goo" because it had a picture of a child with jam in his fingers (Apparently this portrays violence.) In another Instance, they forced Nirvana to change the lyrics of one of their songs on the walmart version of their CD.

With all this banning of anything appearing violent and wrong, Walmart looked even more hypocritical when Sheryl Crow came under fire for criticizing Walmart's sale of guns. I am all for a store being able to choose what they sell in their locations, however forcing artists to change their material based on their personal and religious beliefs is far too Orwellian for a company claiming to be "American".

Just a thought here, maybe Memin is a Talking Monkey.... Why stop here, let's ban the talking Duck

For more on this story

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dog has Tayside religious fanatics all upset

OK, so this group of Muslims in Dundee is pissed off because of a picture os a puppy on a police advertisement. Apparently dogs are unclean to them and this is offensive. To make matters worse, the police department is actually appologising for this. For fuck sake people, the dog looks clean to me. I am ok with religious freedoms and feel everyone whould have the right to believe in what they want and speak their mind. But why should we appologise for a simple ad like this.

A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims. Tayside Police's new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the Islamic community.

The choice of image on the Tayside Police cards - a black dog sitting in a police officer's hat - has now been raised with Chief Constable John Vine. The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.

Dundee councillor Mohammed Asif said: 'My concern was that it's not welcomed by all communities, with the dog on the cards. 'It was probably a waste of resources going to these communities. 'They (the police) should have understood. Since then, the police have explained that it was an oversight on their part, and that if they'd seen it was going to cause upset they wouldn't have done it.'

Councillor Asif, who is a member of the Tayside Joint Police Board, said that the force had a diversity adviser and was generally very aware of such issues. He raised the matter with Mr Vine at a meeting of the board. The chief constable said he was unaware of the concerns and that the force had not sought to cause any upset but added he would look into the matter.

Councillor Asif said: 'People who have shops just won't put up the postcard. But the police have said to me that it was simply an oversight and they did not seek to offend or upset.'

Cards featuring police dog-in-training Rebel have been distributed to communities throughout the area to advertise the single number point of contact for non-emergency calls to the police.

Rebel has proved a popular recruit for Tayside Police after coming through the very first Lothian and Borders Police dog-breeding programme in February. One of seven German Shepherd pups born in early December, he has now completed his course of inoculations, and is free to venture out onto the streets of Tayside.

A spokesman for Tayside Police said: 'Trainee police dog Rebel has proved extremely popular with children and adults since being introduced to the public, aged six weeks old, as Tayside Police's newest canine recruit.

'His incredible world-wide popularity - he has attracted record visitor numbers to our website - led us to believe Rebel could play a starring role in the promotion of our non-emergency number.

'We did not seek advice from the force's diversity adviser prior to publishing and distributing the postcards. That was an oversight and we apologise for any offence caused.'