Angry Little Tank

Rants, chants and cants....all written while wearing no pants!

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Excuse me, your desperation is showing

One would be hard pressed to single out any one particularly pathetic response to the whole Mark Foley debacle that erupted recently. I mean, we had Newt Gingrich going on TV to peddle the idea that Republicans wanted to avoid being accused as gay bashers, which is why they let Foley run wild for so many years chasing gorgeous underaged youths.

I realize that we generally have short memories in this country, but surely everyone is going to remember that these people have been demonizing gays every election cycle since the 2000 coup d'etat. All of a sudden Newt Gingrich has a sense of propriety and a new found respect for gay people?

Forgive me, but I'm not buying it.

But sadder by far is this post by a Log Cabin Republican that attempts to portray the Republican party as the last bastion of gay rights in this country.

I'm not sure how in love with your portfolio gains and home equity appreciation values you would have to be to try and present this argument. What more does the right wing have to do to the gay community before these idiots get it?

In the past I've always been kind of tolerant of gay conservatives. I mean they're kind of amusing to have at parties, in the same way that inviting the Dungeons and Dragons club to the high school kegger to spout THEIR idiocy was sort of amusing. But this is honestly too much. I'd prefer people like this deal with their parent and closet issues with a therapist rather than propose desperate ideas like this one.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Auntie Dion, we ain't you WARN a bitch?

I finally got home at a decent hour tonight and heard the terrible news. Apparently Whitney has split from Bobby.

Didn't she almost have it all? Great looks and a talent that appealed to the mediocre middle that seems to scraf up Rod Stewart and Michael Bolton cd's by the caseful. Then she met Bobby Brown and the crack pipe. She was far more entertaining as a crack head in my opinion, but you couldn't help but be a LITTLE sad about her plunge into the basement.

Auntie Dion, you have all these psychic friends, why ain't you ever warn a bitch?!

Hopefully this move signals she's trying to clean up her act a bit. I'll always remember Whitney filtered through the lens of Mad TV though.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Tales from the trenches

Well I just put in two weekend days at my new client down in beautiful downtown Wilmington DE. I've logged in almost 70 hours the past six days and frankly my head is spinning. Some quick observations before I watch the final episode of Flavor of Love and then go to bed to start back up again

1. I definitely AM qualified to be a consultant. As the saying goes, 90% of success is showing up. You basically put in the hours, empathize with the client and jump in when you see something that you think you can handle. The client likes me, looks like my new career is off to a good start.

2. Wilmington is a major shithole. Nowhere to go out to lunch. Nowhere to park. The homeless population seems to like it as well. The eeriest part? Walking around downtown and seeing no people. Why does this city exist?

Anyway, things are going to settle down on Wednesday when I hope to post about something other than this damn new job. Unfortunately I've been disconnected from life for the past three weeks, so I'm not really sure how much I have to say right now.

One fun update - I did get tickets to see Primus Nov 10 at the Tower Theater. I'm looking forward to a full blown freakout.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

What was the fuss all about?

Well I've finally calmed the fuck down about my new job. Last week I was a wreck worrying about being worthy of the new position and frankly wasn't good for going to the gym, writing on this blog, or even looking in the mirror.

Consultant?! Who in the hell is going to pay ME to "consult". My God, they're billing me out to clients at THAT rate?! I am SO not worth that! Oh my God, my first client is a UTILITY?!! I've never worked at a utility, I am SO going to choke.

Turns out the client is a peach. Everything I've been given I know how to handle. Perhaps I am worthy of the significant bump in salary I received. Hell, yesterday I think I even brought our firm MORE business by suggesting that our firm could assist with an imminent FAS 123 matter (don't ask).

So all in all I'm starting to feel confident again. I'm going to go to a Gryphons scrimmage today at noon and then I plan on coming back and doing a weekend Wiki.

Look for more frequent blog posting going forward now that I've gotten my proverbial shit together