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Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Dave!Why why why WHY? Why are people so stupid. Why are things so messed up? Why is the world such a freaky place? WHY?

WHY does Sears bother? I placed an order at Sears, and was told that the item was available for in-store pick-up. This saves me shipping charges, and I was going into Wenatchee tomorrow anyway, so I said fine. Now I receive and email telling me that the item isn't available at the Wenatchee Sears, and my order was cancelled. WTF? This sucks ass. Why bother to offer in-store pick-up if your inventory system is so f#@%ed up that you tell people that stuff in ready at the store when it was never there in the first place? LAME!

WHY don't Americans care? I am so sick and tired of reading about new political atrocities every single day. Why don't people care? Where is the outcry? The latest is that the person in charge of contracting for the US Army Corps (my new hero, Bunnatine Greenhouse) raised questions about why the asswipes at Halliburton continue to get billions in government contracts without competitive bidding... and will probably end up getting fired for her trouble. FIRED?!? Why aren't we giving her a raise and throwing her a f#@%ING parade for DOING HER JOB?!? LAME!

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WHY is Alaska Airlines being picked on? The newswire is burning up with the "big news" that Alaska Airlines has the worst record in the industry for on-time flights... this past June, a full HALF of their flights were late. But singling Alaska Air out is ludicrous because ALL AIRLINES SUCK. Alaska is no worse than any other airline out there, it's just that they are not as good at padding their flight schedules. All airlines add extra flight time so, when they are late out of the gate, they can hand you some bullshit about "making up time in the air" which is, of course, CRAP. Helpful hint to Alaska Airlines: add an additional 15 minutes to your flight times, then sit back and watch your "on-time percentages" skyrocket! LAME!

WHY are stupid people so content to remain stupid? After Peter Jennings (one of the few newscasters I actually like) had died, ABC aired a retrospect of his career. While reading blogs last night, I ran across someone bitching that the program was aired over the ending to the stupid-ass "Extreme House Makeover" reality show. Their day was RUINED because they didn't get to see the rest of this piece of television crap. Unf#@%ing believable. At first I dismissed them because they've always been kind of a flake, but then I read it on ANOTHER blog, and gave up. Peter Jennings was the voice of ABC television news for DECADES. Compared to that, who gives a fig about a house makeover? Sure I don't like it when shows I enjoy are interrupted but, COME ON! Decorating a house? Why is it that these people don't want to know what's happening in the world? LAME!

WHY do people keep employing Dennis Miller? At least it's only commercials now. He's not funny... LAME!

WHY is prostitution illegal? People have sex all the time for no reason other than entertainment. If a woman likes sex, and is good at it, why shouldn't she get paid for it? Given the shitty state of today's job market, it seems that a renewable resource like this is too important to overlook. LAME!

WHY does DirecTV's satellite keep going out? Every time it happens, I have to spend 20 minutes re-programming my channels. Why don't they save this information to my DVR so I am saved the aggravation? LAME!

WHY is Jeremy Piven's Cupid not available on DVD? He's up for an Emmy, you'd think whoever the assclown is that's in charge of the video rights would take advantage of it. LAME!

WHY are those...

Argh. I'm tired of asking why. I just get madder with each new question. I wonder why?

Movie Quotable of the Day: "What kind of a host invites you to his house for the weekend and dies on you?"
Day-Before-Yesterday's Answer: Coyote Ugly (2000) with Piper Perabo and John Goodman.

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  1. Brandon says:

    I’m with you on every single point except the Alaska Airlines problem. Sure every airline sucks, but Alaska is awful. They are incredibly bad frequently cancelling flights for no reason (I know people who had to wait at Sea-Tac for seven hours just to get to Spokane just so Alaska could combine all three evening flights into one), replacing full-time baggage handlers with temps and generally not giving a shit one way or the other. When someone has told me about a bad experience on a flight, it is on typically an Alaskan flight.

  2. delmer says:

    Sears: In the past 20 years I have sent Sears two letters letting them know what poor service I’ve received. One involved a car radio … the other automobile service (I was young and stupid and would sometimes take my car to them for service.)

    One of the computer trades ran a story a couple of years ago about how KMart’s shelves were always empty of the things the writer needed. He suggested IT needed to play a bigger role in KMart’s day-to-day shelf-stocking operations. Maybe Sears adopted the KMart shelving strategy after the merger (FWIW, the magazines I read almost always suggest that IT play a bigger role in the day-to-day activities of the world.)

    Dennis Miller: Oh man. Dennis Miller Live, on HBO, used to bring me to tears laughing. I haven’t seen anything he’s done lately.

    Why Don’t American’s Care?: The Man has beat us down. (Just recently I’ve had to defend gay rights to my relatives (aunts and uncles) — people I don’t expect to be closed minded … and … listen to a 20-year old relative tell me why the war in Iraq is just.)

    Really … too many people think crap like this is OK. She’s bitching about Haliburton … Haliburton is helping the troops win a war against terroists … terrorists who brought down the WTC … it must be true, Toby Keith says so … she’s not helping the troops because she’s bitching … she has to go. (Yea, that’s convoluted, but I imagine it’s word-for-word the type of thing bouncing around the heads of some people.)

    Maybe if IT played a bigger role in Haliburton’s day-to-day operations we could avoid cost overruns. I’ll see if I can dig up an article.

  3. Dave2 says:

    Oh I’m not saying Alaska Air is perfect… seriously, if you read back through my blog, you’ll see that I’ve been screwed by both them AND their subsidiary airline, Horizon Air, many many times. All I am saying is that they should not be singled out for sucking, because this is an INDUSTRY problem that needs to be addressed.

    So long as airlines continue to intentionally create schedules that there is no way to actually keep… just so they can trick their customers into thinking they have good connections… this is going to be an issue for ALL airlines. And a pain in the ass for us customers.

  4. Dave2 says:

    The entire Halliburton thing has me completely confused.

    As a taxpayer, I think it is only right that I expect the government to get the best price for their projects… it’s MY money, after all. But how can they be sure of it when they don’t put Halliburton projects out for competing bids?

    And isn’t Halliburton still being investigated for screwing us over with excess charges? Maybe they deliberately underbid their projects to win the work, and then bill the full cost anyway. Perhaps the government realizes this, and doesn’t bother asking for bids because they know Halliburton will lie, underbid, and win the project anyway? Now THAT’S efficiency!

  5. SJ says:

    I dunno why, hon. Want a Valium?

  6. Dave2 says:

    Yes. Two please!


  7. Cletus says:

    Your a punk! Bring it!

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