Saturday, July 28, 2007
We're going to Elko for a few days to see my cousin Judy and her gang. Then to Jackpot for a few days of casino camping with a nice pool. Ely will be our next stop, for the railroad and Lehman Caves. Finally, Vegas for 6 nights and RV Resorting at the Oasis.
Along the way there's a ballgame in Reno to see and the Rivercats are playing in Vegas the weekend we're there. Funny how that works, sometimes.
So, don't forget. Come back in a week or so.
Or, maybe its Zeus and Mark and I are right
Friday, July 27, 2007
When I picked it up in the first place, there was a recall on the fuel pump gasket. OK, I rode the bike almost 700 miles the first week and brought it back for the first service and the recall.
I noticed the seat wasn't opening up correctly and I wanted that fixed under warranty. It would open sometimes and then not close correctly.
Well, this is a problem. The bike is a 2006 that the dealer got at auction. Yamaha claims there is no warranty. Uh, OK. Nice of anyone to tell me.
Sandra asked at least three times if this was a new bike. And it was. One would certainly assume that a new bike comes with a warranty. When the service gal calls me to tell me I've got no warranty, I'm not happy and assure her I'll see them in small claims court. She had to take the brunt and it wasn't her fault.
I go down there a few days later to get this all fixed. They tell me that yes, in fact there is no warranty on the bike and, "didn't anyone tell you?" Gee, you thieves, no, nobody told me shit. I've bought two off model year bikes in the past and they came with the full warranty, so what's up with this shit. They knew this was an auction bike without a warranty and chose to hide this from me. And, I'm not happy.
The dealer figures out in a hurry that I've got them by the short hairs. I did tell them that I would have never bought a new bike paying a new bike price and willingly not gotten a warranty.
So, the dealer gives me a 2 year extended warranty and they tell me they'll "take care" of any issues in the first year, including the seat problem.
OK, I take the bike in and they do the warranty work. Then, they tell me there's another recall on a wiring harness and I have to bring the bike back. And, the wrong part for the seat came and it needs to be reorded. Then I have one person telling me the bike is ready and its not fully fixed. They really don't know how to properly run the counter, that's for sure.
Finally, I get the call from the service gal and she tells me what the timetable is. OK, I'm not all in her face or anything, I just want my shit fixed.
Last Tuesday they call and say the bike is ready. Its about goddamn time. So, my dad gets it for me and I pick it up from his house today, just in time for the trip next week.
I'm happy with the scooter but very disappointed in East Bay Motorsports. Once I'm out of "warranty" I don't think I'll be back. There's a Yamaha shop closer to the house in Concord.
What gets me is that they knew the bike didn't have a warranty and didn't tell me, they let me buy it anyway. That is just fundamentally dishonest and I try and avoid giving my money to such people. Its a shame because they have a big showroom and the shop looked clean.
Still, East Bay Motorsports treated me dishonestly. Plain and simple.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
And, the church schools really need to be careful. Where government money goes, government rules follow. So, when a private school denies entry to a child, you know the lawsuit is coming. I think the church schools are being shortsighted about this.
I think vouchers abandon the public schools. If we're going to abandon the public schools like this, lets close them all and lower my taxes. Then, families with kids can take their tax savings and pay directly for any school they want.
Actually, upon edit, this may not be such a bad idea. Wait unitl the Wiccians or someone not mainstream like that open up a school and start taking voucher money. Imagine the outrage!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Now its no surprise that I think pot should be legal. I also admire people who are brighter and sharper than your humble blogger. So, when the SCOTUS decided that religous freedom is more important that draconian drug laws (concerning peyote for some Native American tribes) this cat formed his own Church, Temple 420. (420 refers to April 20th, World Pot Smokers Day, or some such thing. When I was living with the She Devil and the ex son, he was a huge pot head and 420 was a national holiday to him. Hell, every day he could not work, sponge off his enabler mother, and get high was a holiday for him.)
His site talks about the SCOUTS decision that they claim legalizes their position. Recall my January post about forming my own church so I can get Sunday off, well, here's another guy taking advantage of opportunity. Though it looks like he's going to the slammer. Y'know, he makes a good point. If peyote is legal for some churches, why not pot? After all, the Bible says to use the plants and the seeds, if I'm not mistaken it is a directive from our Savior. Or at least his dad.
Finally, the site claims that Jesus hit the chronic. Ya just gotta love it.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Y'know, there is more to this. If this location is next to an open field, they're going to have field mice, its as simple as that. Now, if we're talking wharf or Norway rats, the big sumbitches, well, that's something else.
At minimum, they should have hid the box more in the bushes and not let everyone see they have issues. We may know they have issues, we just don't want it right in our face so we really know about it. So, someone wasn't paying all that much attention.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I poached this from Kissing Suzy Kolber. This is the actual clip of Namath making a pass at Kolber on live tv on the sideline of a Jets game. I've not seen this before today. After the fallout, Namath went into "rehab", where all fuckups seem to run to.
Its good to know that a church with Cardnial Mahoney stonewalling investigations of his Fathers who molest children is the way to heaven. The Pope is mostly silent on the molesting issue. He should be up front as to the cupability of his Church and this shouldn't even be going to court. Pay the damages you piece of shit. Your silence is deafening. Reach out to your victims. Begin some kind of healing, if that's even possible. Do something besides hide, you coward.
One of the guys I work with, his father in law is one of the lead attourneys in this case in LA. The Church was claiming they had no assets to pay off the victims. Yeah, right. No goddamn money, no nothing. Try selling off some of the hundreds of hundreds of pieces of property you own and don't pay property taxes on you immoral ass. Ugh, the whole lot of them makes me sick.
Its no surprise the Pope says his way is the only way. Most any religious leader will say the same thing. Join US, give US your money, do what WE say. OUR way is the only way.
Sheep. Baa Baa.
What really gets me is the Church leaders knew they had bad apples and moved the molesters from church to church instead of turning them in to the police or keeping them away from the flock. THEY KNEW and allowed it to continue. Pope after Pope knew and they did nothing to stop it. If I were Catholic, I'd be having a crisis of faith over this and it would be very hard to tithe again, knowing I was funding an orginization that allowed and supported the molesting of children.
And, I don't see too many cases where these molesting pieces of shit are facing criminal charges and/or doing time in prison. Nothing would be finer than for these "Fathers" than celling up with Bubba all alone and cozy in their cell. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
And, the risk to your endorsements as well as playing in the NFL all together can't be ignored. All for the barbarism of dogfighting. And the reports of killling injured dogs by getting them wet and then electrocuding them makes me ill.
When I lived with the She Devil and the ex-son, he brought home a pit bull puppy to train to fight. Pure ghetto shit.
In one of the few times the Devil and I were on the same page, we allowed the dog to stay, but we housebroke him and make him unsutiable for fighting. Cujo was a good dog, very loyal to the Devil. He always wanted to be in the house with us, by our side. He only barked when someone came to the door, and he only barked once or twice. Just a "woof" to let the person outside know he was there.
Cujo was a hardhead to walk, he had a mind of his own. But, the neighborhood kids would come up and pet him and he never flinched once when the kids got too vigorous.
Sadly, I was deathly allergic to Cujo and the ex son wouldn't bathe the dog and keep the house clean so he had to go. This profoundly upset me and reminded me why I didn't have pets. I think my calling my ex son out on his lack of maturity concerning the dog is one of the reasons he's written me off as his dad.
Pits are good loyal dogs. Ara at the Oasis Of My Soul (blogrolled to the right) travels with a pit he rescued named Spirit. He waxes poetically on how good the dog is.
And to think that people fight these wonderful creatures to the death just sickens me. If Vick is found guilty, he needs to do hard time in the pen. Wouldn't bother me a bit.
Friday, July 20, 2007
I blogged earlier in time about how I didn't understand how women could buy into the whole "submit" bullshit, but to take it a step further and allow your husband to give you a "maintenence" spanking just for the hell of it, well, **Joe shaking his head**. I just don't get it.
Part of the post reads like bad porn, (not like I would know) so you're warned. Don't click on the link if you get your panties easily wrinkled.
Here's a related blog by Temple Whore, with a picture no less.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Fundamentalists: believe 2+2 =5 because It Is Written. Somewhere. They have a lot of trouble on their tax returns.
"Moderate" believers: live their lives on the basis that 2+2=4. but go regularly to church to be told that 2+2 once made 5, or will one day make 5, or in a very real and spiritual sense should make 5.
"Moderate" atheists: know that 2+2 =4 but think it impolite to say so too loudly as people who think 2+2=5 might be offended.
"Militant" atheists: "Oh for pity's sake. HERE. Two pebbles. Two more pebbles. FOUR pebbles. What is WRONG with you people?"
Looks like I've gone from Moderate to Militant. Depending on which side of the bed I get up on.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The only reason its in the papers here is that he's married to Posh Spice, who is a haggard hag of a hag. Americans worship celebrity. Ugh.