digital Barrett

For those of you who care...

Hey, remember me? Lately I haven't been doing fandom related - no cons, events, or anything of that sort. But I've been busy with quite a number of things. Work, for one, is really frustrating because of the mostly crappy or non-existent tips I get from customers. On top of that, I'm using my car to make the deliveries, and the tips I get combined with my salary I feel don't compensate enough for the gas I use or the wear and tear of the car. I'm looking for other jobs and haven't heard anything back yet. When I call to inquire about applications I submitted, I usually get blown off either being referred to someone else or being told that if my qualifications are desirable someone will call me.

Now for the positive stuff. I've been doing P90X for the past ten weeks now, and I'm getting into great shape. That, and I'm adding more proteins and fruits/veggies to my diet while eating less carbs and junk foods. Exercise and diet combined are making me more energetic and motivated. I even ordered P90X2! And in my quest for securing a full-time position in the graphic design field, I got hired by a local printer to do some freelance work. I already made a restaurant menu, and now I'm working on the layout and typesetting for a book representing a local Freemasonry lodge. It's a lot of work, but I've already put in a lot of time on it and I'm getting paid nicely for it.
For pleasure I'm not seeing anybody nor do I have a girlfriend, but I do see my (non-furry) friends once in a while.
Hunter S. Thompson

Remember Brandon Raub

Brandon Raub was a former Marine who was arrested and detained in a psych ward of a mental hospital for several weeks, but he was released yesterday or the day before. Why was he arrested? Because he committed the "crime" of criticizing the government and the Federal Reserve on his Facebook page. As someone who served in the military and possibly is a war veteran, Raub may have undergone some psychological trauma and, therefore, was deemed a terrorist threat that needed to be detained and have psychiatric evaluations performed on him.

I have re-posted Raub's Facebook entry under the cut here for you to see. Please keep in mind that he makes no threats at any time to anyone or any group of people, and most importantly, he speaks the truth.
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The United States has come a long way, and I don't mean that in a good sense. We are supposed to have an amendment in our Constitution that allows us to speak our hearts and minds without penalties under law. As evidenced by what happened to Mr. Raub, this right is being taken away from us. Many of our rights granted to us by our Constitution are being taken away from us (with the enactments of the Patriot Act, NDAA, and the like). All you need to do is to open your eyes and take a look around you to see it. Stop living in denial. The time is now to start making people aware of this madness and educating them to what's happening in order to return to the true America.
digital Barrett

I'm not dead

Hello, everyone. It's been a long time since my last post, but I'm writing to say that I'm OK and working hard lately. First, I finally finished my graphic design coursework at Lansdale School of Business and will be receiving my A.A.S. pretty soon. I made a promotion postcard for the employment search and am currently working on my website to show off my portfolio. I work Friday to Monday @ Dominos Pizza as a driver. It's not the best job in the world, but it's not the worst, either, and at least I'm getting income. I haven't been involved too much w/the furry fandom these days with the exception of Tony Ringtail's BBQ a few weeks ago. Next weekend I'm leaving for Ocean City, MD with my family, and I'm staying there for a week (really looking forward to this).

That's all for now. If LupineFox has another meet soon I'll be sure to get off work so I can go to it and catch up with some of you. Good night.

If this becomes law, this country is officially dead

There's something really scary going on in our nation's capital right now.

Recently, the Senate passed a bill (SR 1867) that will allow average Americans to be detained indefinitely without any due process whatsoever or a trial by jury. This is all to protect us from the so-called, bullshit "war on terror." Just think, you could be at home or minding your own business when all of a sudden the cops or military kick down your door and arrest you with no warrant or rhyme or reason and take you away just because they suspect you are a terrorist and have committed no crimes. This is a direct violation of the document that was created to protect us from tyranny such as this, the U.S. Constitution. The MSM (main stream media) won't report on this because they are working for the scumbags who came up with this idea and want to keep themselves anonymous. Now Obama has reportedly said that he wants to veto this, but i don't know if that's true.

People, I'm trying to wake you up here, not trying to scare you. Ever since 9/11 the gov't has been putting more surveillance on us and taking away our freedoms little by little. If Obama signs this into law we will have martial law on our streets (a violation of the Posse Comitatus act) and all hell will have broken loose. Our once great Republic will be no more. Let me ask you: is this what you want? Do you want to be captured just because you own guns, own gold, speak out against injustice, etc., all rights granted to us by the Constitution and things that authorities would suspect as terrorist acts if taken part in? We can't allow this to happen. I called my local Congressman's office and expressed my rage over this. I suggest you do the same. On my Twitter page I posted a link to the ACLU to which you can write a letter expressing your concern about it. On a more personal note, if you think I'm crazy and want to un-friend me, if you want to have your heads in the sand and think that life's a bowl of peaches and such a thing would never happen here, then un-friend me because I don't care anymore. Cut me out of your life then if you know me personally. What I'm writing of here is the truth whether you want to believe it or not.

P.S. There is one fur in particular who I think is a good friend and who I'm very concerned about with regard to this bill. I won't mention the name, but if you think about it, you'll know who you are.

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Convoluted song lyrics (bonus round!)

I had a lot of fun playing skippyfox 's game that I came up with some lyrics of my own!  Read Skippy's last post for the rules.  Screening applies.

1. Having returned into complete darkness, I get into bed.  Much time has passed, and I am content to have set foot here once again.
2. The people said to the man, "Never show up at this place.  Have no desire to gaze at your mug; it would behoove you to vamoose."
3. Cut off my respiration because I long to cease to exist.  I beg of you, supreme deity, end my slumber!
4. That which I have, it's a must you bestow it upon your female child.  You gyrate your body a bit, then you consume a bit of H2O.
5. It happens that way, and you have no affection for domestic canids.  Simply relax up to the next in the series in the course of events.


I know this is a little late, but I've decided to go to Furfright, and I was wondering if anyone had extra space in their rooms for me?  I have a fursuit as well as an air mattress, so sleeping on the floor isn't a problem.  I'll probably bring a cooler for drinks and food.  I'm a social drinker, but I don't get totally out of control with it.  I respect people's privacy and their things.  I'm looking to arrive Thursday night and leave on Monday for a total of 4 nights.  Another person means less money out of pocket you have to pay for the room!  If you can hook a bunneh up, please let me know!