Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Random Thoughts for Wednesday. . .

The same two folks who are claiming that they can help lower gas costs and gain energy stability [coughbarrackandhillarycough] have consistently voted against nuclear power, construction of refineries, offshore drilling and drilling on federal land. In the world of logic, how does that compute? For gawd's sake, even FRANCE knows how to use nuclear power.

If all the illegal immigrants are expelled from the U.S., what are we going to do with the millions of discarded leaf blowers? (Calm down folks - it's a joke)

I agreed to a mortgage I can afford. The government is jumping through it's own six* to provide a bailout (read: money) to those who did not. WTF? Why is their overextension my problem? Answer: It's about the ballot box, baybee.

When my children complained that something wasn't fair, I produced their birth certificates and asked them to show me where I might find the word "fair."

Jeopardy Answer: I never heard that. Well, I heard it but I don't agree. Oh, that's reprehensible, but I can't disavow the man. Okay, what he said is untrue and inflamatory. All right, that's enough. I'm out of here. Question: How does a superficial politician resign from the Trinity United Church of Christ ? My follow-up question: Should moral decisions be iterative so you can choose the easiest one?

I agree that the injury to Eight Belles was a tragedy. I do not agree with PETA that the jockey should be executed.

If our elections aren't about race, please explain why 90% of the black vote in North Carolina went to Obama and 65% of the white vote went to Clinton. You got some 'splainin' to do Lucy.

The Virginia Beach Police Department had to reduce the passing grade from 70% to 60% on the math section of their qualification test. I can see why, with difficult questions like this: "On Tuesday, Officer Jones worked the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift. At 10:55 p.m. he was called to the scene of an accident where he remained until 1:30 a.m. How long past his regular shift did Officer Jones work?" My follow-up question: Shouldn't a professional police officer be able to understand 6th grade math? BTW, that IS the difficulty level of the exam.

I understand that "Are You Smarter than a fifth-grader" is not accepting applications from Virgina Beach.

*six is Naval aviator slang for six o-clock - or right off your tailpipe. The analogy should be obvious.