What I think Election 2008

So, I have my official Election 2008 Predictions.
• John Edwards will be the Democrat Candidate for President.
• John McCain will be the Republican Candidate for President, with Mitt Romney as his running mate.
• A few weeks before the November 2008 election (or possibly right after the election if McCain-Romney wins), the Democrat Party will fill a lawsuit claiming that McCain, under Section 5, Article 2 of the US Constitution is not eligible to be the President because he is not a “natural born citizen” because he was born in US controlled Panama Canal Zone, not inside the United States

Embarq: This Way to Idiotism

Embarq, the local phone company here in Vegas, used to be part of Sprint. I had hoped by them becoming a smaller company, their customer service would improve. I am sadly mistaken. So, I previously wrote about how we moved. Well, January 2, I called Embarq to get my telephone lines for Las Vegas Geeks moved from my old home office to my new home office. They told me that they were booked up and couldn’t move them until Friday, January 5. Ok, I would have liked them moved before then, but I could understand that. So, I told them no problem. Well, Friday the 5th came and went. No sign of Embarq. So, on Monday, January 8, I call them again. Somehow, my call was never dispatched but the person I talked to would keep her eye on the call and would make sure that it got out. Well, today, (Monday, January 15) I call them again. My call is suppose to be done today (14 days after I placed the order!). The technician calls me at about 2:15 to tell me that he’ll be going over soon to my old house to move the lines. At 4:30, I head over to the old house to get my telephone equipment and decide to call the old house. It’s busy. That was fine (I don’t want it to just ring and ring). I call the technician to get a status update. He says they are moved over but that there is some kind of wiring problem outside of the house and that the phones won’t work until it is fixed. I told him that I was 10-minutes away and asked if he’d stay there until I got there so he could show me the problem. He told me no. I said that even though I’ve been waiting 2 weeks and they are charging me $135.00 to move the lines, he can’t wait 10-minutes. He said that was correct. I was very mad. I called Embarq and was on-hold for 22 minutes before someone picks up. He told me that I was at the wrong department and he then blind transfered me to the corret department, which had closed a few minutes earlier!

Can anyone guess why the TeleCo’s are losing market shares?

Embarq: This Way to Idiotism

Embarq, the local phone company here in Vegas, used to be part of Sprint. I had hoped by them becoming a smaller company, their customer service would improve. I am sadly mistaken. So, I previously wrote about how we moved. Well, January 2, I called Embarq to get my telephone lines for Las Vegas Geeks moved from my old home office to my new home office. They told me that they were booked up and couldn’t move them until Friday, January 5. Ok, I would have liked them moved before then, but I could understand that. So, I told them no problem. Well, Friday the 5th came and went. No sign of Embarq. So, on Monday, January 8, I call them again. Somehow, my call was never dispatched but the person I talked to would keep her eye on the call and would make sure that it got out. Well, today, (Monday, January 15) I call them again. My call is suppose to be done today (14 days after I placed the order!). The technician calls me at about 2:15 to tell me that he’ll be going over soon to my old house to move the lines. At 4:30, I head over to the old house to get my telephone equipment and decide to call the old house. It’s busy. That was fine (I don’t want it to just ring and ring). I call the technician to get a status update. He says they are moved over but that there is some kind of wiring problem outside of the house and that the phones won’t work until it is fixed. I told him that I was 10-minutes away and asked if he’d stay there until I got there so he could show me the problem. He told me no. I said that even though I’ve been waiting 2 weeks and they are charging me $135.00 to move the lines, he can’t wait 10-minutes. He said that was correct. I was very mad. I called Embarq and was on-hold for 22 minutes before someone picks up. He told me that I was at the wrong department and he then blind transfered me to the corret department, which had closed a few minutes earlier!

Can anyone guess why the TeleCo’s are losing market shares?

Reid vs Romney

My friend Denise, on her blog recently, said “Has anyone considered the possibility of [US Senator Harry] Reid running for Pres[ident]?”

I replied, (with on minor change) the following:

How about for 2008? It could be Romney verses Reid. Reid will accuse Romney of not following his faith by not being charitable to the poor. Romney will accuse Reid of not following his faith by supporting gay-marriage and abortion and by not helping the poor get out of poverty. Reid will hold a press conference and tell everyone that his opponent belongs to some brain-washing cult. Someone will say “Senator Reid, do you go to the same Church that he does?” Reid will response and say “But I’m a Democrat”. The media will run that story about how Democrat Mormons are the ones who are actually following the teachings of Jesus Christ, and how the Republican Mormons are these evil Cult members. The line “But I’m a Democrat” will become the most memorable line from the 2008 elections and, after Romney wins, Reid will call him a loser and other things that will, once again, embarrass the people of the State of Nevada.

Reid vs Romney

My friend Denise, on her blog recently, said “Has anyone considered the possibility of [US Senator Harry] Reid running for Pres[ident]?”

I replied, (with on minor change) the following:

How about for 2008? It could be Romney verses Reid. Reid will accuse Romney of not following his faith by not being charitable to the poor. Romney will accuse Reid of not following his faith by supporting gay-marriage and abortion and by not helping the poor get out of poverty. Reid will hold a press conference and tell everyone that his opponent belongs to some brain-washing cult. Someone will say “Senator Reid, do you go to the same Church that he does?” Reid will response and say “But I’m a Democrat”. The media will run that story about how Democrat Mormons are the ones who are actually following the teachings of Jesus Christ, and how the Republican Mormons are these evil Cult members. The line “But I’m a Democrat” will become the most memorable line from the 2008 elections and, after Romney wins, Reid will call him a loser and other things that will, once again, embarrass the people of the State of Nevada.

Dang Democrats

So, the Democrats (well, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid) said a few weeks ago that they wanted the generals on the ground to make the decisions in regards to troops in Iraq.  If the generals think we need more troops, they told us, they’d support them. President Bush is expected to outline his new strategy for winning in the war in Iraq on Wednesday.  It is assumed that he will send more troops in to secure the capital.  Pelosi & Reid are saying that they won’t support that.  President Bush hasn’t made his announcement yet and the two Democrat leaders are already fighting with him about it… after they said they’d support it if that’s what the generals are supporting!!!!

Dang Democrats

So, the Democrats (well, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid) said a few weeks ago that they wanted the generals on the ground to make the decisions in regards to troops in Iraq.  If the generals think we need more troops, they told us, they’d support them. President Bush is expected to outline his new strategy for winning in the war in Iraq on Wednesday.  It is assumed that he will send more troops in to secure the capital.  Pelosi & Reid are saying that they won’t support that.  President Bush hasn’t made his announcement yet and the two Democrat leaders are already fighting with him about it… after they said they’d support it if that’s what the generals are supporting!!!!