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Cyrano's Journal
Cyrano's Journal
August 30, 2023

Screaming at an automated voice while trying to get to "customer service."

It's happened to most of us. We call some company with a problem and get a recorded voice. The voice gives you choices, but you're problem isn't one of them. You want to talk to a live person. After trying various tactics, you find that you're screaming at a recorded voice.

Personnel shortages in many companies due to Covid, and other reasons, have resulted in reaching more automated voices than ever before. We all know that in screaming at these automated voices, we're shoveling shit against the tide. But it doesn't stop us from being frustrated, screaming, and sometimes, just giving up and hanging up. (Which is the reason that a few companies use automated voice systems.)

If you're lucky, you eventually break through the system and get to speak to a real person who may be in Indonesia, or India. And if you're very lucky, their English is understandable.

I had a credit problem this morning and it took me almost two hours to get it resolved (I hope).

Bottom line. Automated voices have been driving us nuts for decades. Now that AI is here, try to imagine yelling at an automated voice that argues with you, tells you to calm down, and threatens to hang up on you.

Sigh. The future ain't what it used to be. Seems that AI ain't gonna' let us scream, without being punished for it.

August 26, 2023

I just can't get past the "Strawberry Blonde" hair.

Okay, by now, almost everyone knows that, at his Georgia arrest, he claimed to be 6' 3", and weighed 215 pounds. We all know that those are just basic, everyday Trump lies. But very few seem to realize that he also claimed his hair color to be "Strawberry Blonde."

What man would claim that?? Who would say that some incomprehensible mop?/nest?/manufactured? thing on his head was "Strawberry Blonde?"

With the exception of MAGAs, virtually everyone believes he's bug shit insane. But somehow, "Strawberry Blonde" seems somewhere outside the realm of insanity. And please don't ask me to explain that. It's impossible to know what goes on inside his "Strawberry Blonde" covered head.

Yet, here he is, once again running for president. I wonder if his fans will leave the election polls wearing "I Voted for the Strawberry Blonde Guy" buttons?

(If you don't know about his "Strawberry Blonde" claim, Google it.)

August 25, 2023

So, regarding that "Strawberry Blonde, 215 pound, 6 foot three inch" guy.

That sounds like something a desperate man might post about himself on some dating site.

I've been told that almost everyone stretches the truth on such sites. So I guess that, if I were a woman, I'd assume this guy was an inch or two shorter, uses lifts in his shoes, and is probably closer to 300 lbs, than 200 lbs.

But what I would really wonder about is that "Strawberry Blonde" thing. After all, what man has ever claimed that he was a "Strawberry Blonde?" My suspicion would be that he might be bi-curious, or a totally self-absorbed nut job.

But here's the thing. Every time that mug shot of him is shown, I see an angry, vicious, dangerous, threatening person who needs to be isolated from the rest of society. And just below that facade, I see a scared, hollow little man, trying his best to make everyone fear him and not let anyone see that he's a scared, hollow little man.

August 23, 2023

So, do you still believe the "We're all equal under the law" bullshit?

Liberal TV pundits, op-ed columnists, and every respected law professor in the country keeps telling us this.

Why are all these people still feeding us this lie? I really don't know.

On an ongoing basis, from the time Trump took office on January 20th, 2017, right up until today, the "We're all equal under the law" meme has been a lie. Yet, decent people are still trying to make us believe it's true.

Want just a bit of reality? Okay. Some of those who have been indicted as Trump co-conspirators in Georgia have been surrendering as ordered. But are they being treated the same as a black kid who has been arrested for some reason and is being processed through the system? C'mon. Use your imagination. You know the answer to that question.

We all know that Donald John Trump will not end up in an orange suit when he surrenders tomorrow. They'll get him in and out as quickly as possible. -- Seems that the largest criminal in American history is getting special treatment.

So, how can any sane human being still believe that "We're all equal under the law?"

We accuse the MAGATs of being a cult. -- A cult is made up of people who believe the lie(s) of their leader(s).

Yet we too believe the lies of our leaders. Especially the one that claims "We're all equal under the law."

It's time for us to stop believing the crap we're being fed. And it's time to ask our leaders why they're selling this crap.

August 22, 2023

Rudy Giuliani actually believed Trump would help with his legal bills?? (Chuckle.)

There are many stupid people in the world. And then there are the likes of Giuliani, and many of his cohorts, who really, really believed that Trump would always be there to help them out.

Donald John Trump has spent his life fucking employees, contractors, lawyers, and anyone else he dealt with, screwing them out of what he rightfully owed them. Anyone with a brain, who did anything for Trump, asked to be paid up front.

Sorry, Rudy. Getting screwed by "Dear Leader" is karma. Live by the Big Lie, you're gonna get screwed by the Big Liar.

Sorry, Rudy. As Jerry Seinfield's Soup Nazi said, "No soup for you."

August 7, 2023

In August of 1945, the United States of America dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan

Over 200,000 human beings died instantly. And countless others died later from the radiation of nuclear fallout.

The argument over whether or not we should have done this continues to today.

But since then, no other nuclear power has ever used their capabilities.

Russia and North Korea threaten to use what they've got, but both know what that would lead to.

So what's the point of this post?

Number 1: My personal opinion is that we never should have used nuclear weapons against Japan.

Number 2: Donald Trump is enough of an imbecile to believe he can use nuclear weapons.

He really doesn't get the "End of the world" concept tied to nuclear weapons. He's a moron.

And if he wins or steals the 2024 election, it's not just American democracy that will be over. It may be the entire world.

Turns out that GOTV, (Big Time), is more important than it's ever been. It's a matter of life or death.

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