Archive for the ‘Argh!’ Category

A Split Decision, Indeed

Friday, June 29th, 2012

I am beyond disgusted.

~ Blonde Gator

I’ve Been Ripped Off!!!!

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

By a vulgar blogger, to boot!  Some JerkOff in North Saint Paul Minnesota (go figure!).

He copied my (now infamous) Handy Reference Guide to Obama’s Gaffes & Goofs, and posted it as his own work, copying my entire post, word for word and link for link, without a link to my blog, nor a citation to me as an author, but left a track back on #115 (as numbered now, that may change as I add gaffes to the alphabetical list) “Waves Like Alfred E. Neuman”.

Sooooo….I wandered on over to this person’s blog and left a comment that I didn’t mind him using it, however I expected a link at the top of his entry to “Blonde Gator”.  After all, that is what bloggers do.  My Gaffe List has been picked up by many bloggers, including quite a few conservative aggregators, as well as Weasel Zippers and Neal Boortz, all with the appropriate link.  It’s all about the traffic, of course.  Even though I don’t have any ads, nor do I plan to, my hit count is what floats my boat.

Well, JerkOff got pissed.  He never let my comment out of his moderation queue, but he did take down his post, and using my links, kind of rewrote it using quotes from my linked citations.  Did he plagiarize that as well?  Dunno, if anyone cares to take the time to do some research, let me know in the comments.  JerkOff may well be that stupid!

h/t the Wrathful Brunette

So, I enlisted some help from my friends, to leave a couple of comments on this JerkOff’s “work”.

And when I checked his blog this a.m., look what I found!  Not only a thief, but a thief and a vulgar liar, to boot.  Someone so jealous that instead of merely doing the right thing (removing his plagiaristic post or linking mine)….he went postal and left this lovely little diatribe and threat (apologies from me for the vulgarity):

This is not the BLONDE BITCHES LIST ASSHOLE…It is a list of Random QUOTES…Do you think this BITCH is the only person who compiled a list of them? STOP SPAMMING MY BLOG YOU STUPID ASS HOLE, I will just DELETE. Then I will report your IP address for spamming. So FUCK off. Nobody gives a shit about some stupid cunt who travels around the world and acts like a CRYBABY, whining, irrelevant and spoiled Martha Stewart wannabe. I am keeping track of all your IP addresses and posting them for the world see (or use). GET OVER YOURSELF, you’re not that important.

Well, well, well.  Isn’t that special?  But I’m betting I have a lot more traffic than he does, and obviously my winning “Martha Stewart wannabe” personality is much more likeable than his.  Oh yeah, I also have his IP address, so what.  Although his blog says he belongs to some association of bloggers, who I am sure would be interested to see him ripping off another blogger.

I have to laugh, though.  I have been using my Gaffe List as my tagline on Newsbusters for almost a year….yet old JerkOff thinks my list isn’t well known.  LOL, as I was doing some more research on who had picked up my blog (with cite) last night, I found a link to The List in a comment.  To which another person replied….”yeah, Blonde Gator’s on my bookmarks, I read it pretty frequently, have you seen the orchids she grows?”.  And that, my friends, really floated my boat, as these were two S/N’s I’d never seen before.

So….we’ll see if the JerkOff deigns to comment over here, big brave (micro-dicked) man that he is.

The saga will be updated as warranted.

~ Blonde Gator

[Edit 1]:  The coward has closed the comments on his blog.

[Edit 2]:  Now I’m pissed.  Micro-Dick’s continuing to “add” to the list, using my links.  I’m going to rake through every single one that he puts up.  Notice he keeps changing the name of his post, to try to deflect.  It was first named “Obamas [sic] Gaff [sic] List – Can You Think Find [sic] Any More” after he took down my ripped-off version.   Micro-Dick is not a brilliant author, nor very well educated, is he folks?  More to follow.

[Edit 3]:  Now Micro-Dick is up to 72 “Gaffs”…..does the idiot not understand the difference between a Gaffe and a Gaff?

9 Aftco Gaffs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Edit 4]:  The moron is now Tweeting “his” blog.  He goes by “@feedmybulldog”.  FeedmyIdiotEgo is more like it.

[Edit 5]:  Now he’s taken the vulgar comment down!  However, my pal at NewsBusters, Restless1, cached his vulgar page including the comment, and sent it to me.  Hee hee.  He apparently has hidden all of my gaffes in amongst his non-gaffs, so that his list is longer than mine.  I, however, know the difference between a gaffe and a gaff, as well as a gaffe and stupidity.  That’s what an education and living outside of mommy’s basement will do for a person. 

[Edit 6]:  Jerk-Off is apparently keeping tabs on me, because he has now updated his pathetically titled blog and corrected the spelling of GAFFE!  I do so hope the little man is getting a good education here.  He should have merely complied with my very polite original request and linked my work, but NOOOOO!  Note in R1’s cached version ([Edit 5]) he’s still using “gaffs”, whereas after reading MY blog, yet again….he finally buys a clue and spells it correctly.  ROTFL.  Idiot.

[Edit 7]:  He’s still plagiarizing.  Check out his #112, lifted straight out of Wiki (see the footnote?) without a cite.  Also, he’s trying to hide his use of my links by using a tiny.url.   It’s now Thursday at noon, let’s see how long it takes for him to “update” his errors, as he attends the Blonde Gator School.  Oh, he’s also blocked “us” from “his” Twitter thread, where he tries to shag his pathetic blog.  ROTFL.  BTW, JerkOff, I have cached your pages.  Resistance is futile….just admit you ripped me off (and others) without attribution and be done with it.

A Labor of Love

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Forgive me for going insane….but GAHHHHH!

The Iguana Man, for some unknown reason, decided it would be a positive and profitable exercise for me to reorganize my library in storage.  Thus far, twenty five HUGE boxes (I don’t have to lift them…so what do I care?) have been removed from storage, and unpacked.  The entire front half of my living room, approximately 200 square feet, is now consumed by PILES and PILES of books (every box, thus far, has been emptied).  Having said that….I know in my black little heart of hearts that there at least four of five missing boxes…maybe many more!

As of this very second, I have repacked five (exceedingly smaller) boxes, carefully cataloging each book on an Excel spreadsheet…author, type, series, paperback/hardcover, etc.  I am a bit of an Excel nerd, so I have actual numbers….thus far, approximately 130 books, 25 books per carton.  Which means I shall be at this exercise for at least another three weeks…..because I’m doing the easy ones first (all of the “beach type” reading)…..reference books (one of which, my 1935 Funk & Wagnall Dictionary, shall certainly take up a half a box all by itself), history books, and other truly important literature is going to be packed last.

I had no idea I was such a book junkie.  (Okay, not really…I’d rather cut my hair than let a half decent book out of my collection).  But I know, with certainty,  what has been unpacked, exactly which books I am missing!  And going through this process, I mourn the books which I know I’ve discarded over the years.  “Pitching” the excess in this little exercise, I am sure, is going to be a fight.

So for now, I soldier on….I’ve only tripped over the piles three our four times, and broken two toenails.  It would be rather interesting to find out the gross weight of this little project.  Not that I care, of course….books are books are books.  Beloved objects!

Ciao.

~ Blonde Gator

Rehearsed Spontaneity ~ Biggest Phoney Evah

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Hmmm.  I ran across this very interesting piece on Ulsterman’s White House Insider.  It seems that The Won’s little “Al Green moment” at a fundraiser a few weeks ago wasn’t the spontaneous act of the hippest, coolest dude on the planet.   Rather, it was a pre-planned, heavily voice-coached, practiced-for-weeks routine, which was choreographed down to the overly exuberant crowd reaction, and pre-placed “fans” in the blogosphere to ensure the video went viral, down the the omnipresent use of the word “cool” in blog comments.

Go read the article, which dishes dirt on the whole thing, including the stage make-up and dye job.  Then watch the video.

I know “some say” Ulsterman’s White House Insider is a figment of his imagination.  But watch that video and tell me it’s not true, because you can’t do it!  Obama may be a consummate liar, but he’s a very, very bad actor (oh how I wish you could hear “very, very bad actor” in my head, with a distinct Bawney Fwank wisp).  Now watch that video a second time.  The tell is there, before his little stunt, and his self-satisfied grin, and “come on” gesture with his hand (“ain’t I the coolest?”) is proof positive.

Coolest man on the planet?  Hardly.  Biggest phoney evah!

~ Blonde Gator

Oh, BTW, I’ve decided this little uber-faux bit of “cool” will be included in my Handy Reference Guide to Obama’s Gaffes and Goofs….currently numbering 109, and counting.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Our lazy President just killed the Keystone Pipeline project.  Color me disgusted.  Every single thing this President does further destroys this economy.  Thank you ever so much, Barack, for sending these 20,000 immediate jobs to China, and the estimated 250,000 jobs by 2015 overseas as well.  Idiot.

Here are the Wishes, Where are the Unicorns? ~ h/t Bob Keyser

That’s quite a “Jobs Plan”, isn’t it?

~ Blonde Gator

 

 

My Turn For A Storm

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Typhoon number 12

Looks like this one is going to go right over us. I might take the day off tomorrow. Woohoo!

~ Toneyuki

Here We Go Again

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

This is so much fun!  Not.

Now the Iguana Man knows why I really don’t like to travel during August/September.   Perhaps this one shall go the way of the last one (Emily, we hardly knew you, thankfully).

Tropical Storm Irene @ 5:00 p.m., Sunday 8/21/11

~ Blonde Gator

Poof!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Vanished

~ Blonde Gator

The Fun Begins

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I hate hurricane season.

It’s the same *chit*, year after year.  And it coincides with my favorite thing, too…GATOR football.  Which, of course, is what might be called a mixed blessing.

For now, nothing too much to panic about.  Five/six days is a long time.  But for those of us who are prudent (yes, I’m amongst that lot, I spent several thousands on very spiffy accordian shutters in the mid 2000’s), it’s time to begin a plan.  Which, tomorrow, shall include filling up all of the 5 gallon gas cans.  And tidying up the patio to make a rapid (indoor) deployment, if necessary.   Food stores are in good shape.

For now, I’m happy that I’m six days out.  But being roughly in the “center” of the cone isn’t a happy thing.

IT BEGINS.

The Dreaded "Cone"

~ Blonde Gator

The problem with Teachers Unions

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

I just made this comment on a newspaper online forum, and I wanted to share it here too.

My thoughts on public sector unions. Especially the teachers unions.  I don’t mind paying for something, as long as I know what I’m getting, and get what I’m paying for. But I would like to have a choice in the matter.

First, Nationally our schools are failing. Period. The recent fights in WI have encouraged me to do a little research. The following information can be found at nationsreportcard dot gov.  In 2009 12th graders nationally have the following proficiency levels.

  •  Reading 5% Advanced. 33% proficient. (No real change over 20 years) 36% basic. 26% below basic.
    Math 3% Advanced. 23% proficient. 38% basic. 36% below basic.
    Science 1% Advanced. 20% proficient. 39% basic. 40% below basic.

Keep in mind that these numbers have not changed by more than a few points in either direction since Carter started the Dept. of Education that doesn’t educate. Also that (adjusted for inflation) we spend over triple on education that we did in 1978.

I would like to make an analogy to buying a car. I think it’s a good analogy, considering our keiki are far more important.  Would you buy a car from a company that boasted the following?

  •   5% of our cars are perfect, as long as you change the oil, it will not have a single problem for 50 years.  35% of our cars will perform like we advertise. They will get you from here to there, all the computer, and mechanical equipment will function normally, and the life of the car will probably be around 200,000 miles.  40% of our cars will get you from point A to point B, but don’t expect anything else to work. Good luck with the radio, lights, turn signals, power steering, A/C, windows, and locks. They might work, they might not.  15% of our cars won’t make it to the gas station. But you didn’t read the fine print.  If you happen to get one of these cars, no refund, we are not liable.

Yet we still don’t see the problems with having an all powerful teachers union that is not responsible for the results.  For those that care, I would suggest watching a movie called “Waiting for Superman”.

~ Toneyuki

<edit>  If you’d like to do some of your own research into the public sector unions and exactly what is at stake in Wisconsin (can you say grand larceny, writ large?) we’ve been having a discussion on NewsBusters with great cites and a wealth of information.  Basically, the real deal about the fury over the loss of “collective bargaining for benefits” is that unions want to continue to force the State to buy its teachers’ health insurance benefits from the Union Trust! 

~ Blonde Gator