Friday, January 27, 2006

So many things that happened, so many jerks...too few who are doing the right thing

Maybe it is just the fact that I live in one of the politically correct nexi of the US that has me more than suspicious and leary of those who are trying to force the left leaning agenda on the country, but there has been just a little too much weirdness going on. Like for example, momma moonbat, ooops Cindy Sheehan announcing that she may run for the senate in California.

Or how about those friends of the common man[tongue in cheek] Ted Kennedy and John Kerry saying they will attempt to stop the senate vote on Samuel Allito's appointment to the Supreme Court because he, supposedly was a full member of group at Princeton that was not crazy about affirmative action. And those two surround thenselves with a 'diverse' group of people? Kennedy's idea of anything mixed is light rum mixed with a cola, and he is no better than the other democrats who want to stall the vote. But I digress, after all some of them will be voted out of office soon enough.

There have been other bits of madness too: teachers still begging for more money to bne given to the schools [even though it is courtesy of their unions that most of the funding is wasted], the NYC Transitwokers union may strike again [heaven help those bastards if they do], GM and Ford announcing massive layoffs even though the ones who came up with the 'genius plans' to bring those firms back to prosperity have not been canned, Hollyweird and their friends showing they are still way the hell out of touch with reality and of course the hype leading up to the Holy Grail of football greed...the Super Bowl.

With very few exceptions, the next few days will remind us how 'big' a game the SB 'will be', how 'wonderful' Detroit is as a host city, how kind their mayor is, etc. If Detroit is really that nice a place to go to in the dead of winter, how come this is only the second time the big game has been played there? Hmmmm?

Not all is bad in this world. Before I close this let me mention there have been reports [most recently on 60 Minutes] that the land of Bob and Doug McKenzie, Rush and William Shatner...ooops I mean Canada is sitting on top of what may be the largest untapped oilfield in the Western Hemishpere. Enough oil to help keep our economy [yes, Canada's too]humming and going for 100 years WITHOUT having to be at the mercy of Sheik Yerbouti. Granted this oil is mixed in with sand, but can be extracted with technology that is just around the corner or being used on an experimental basis, However once this oil starts flowingperhaps then the US can get back to what we do best, meaning our industries can turn out the products that we know we can and that at one time were the envy of the planet.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Just when we thought the moonbats had 'retired'

If one likes stupidity with their politics, then they have to like what Mayor Ray Nagin has said about what 'god intended' for New Orleans to be. The entire tape of his latest statements can be found at the ABC NEWS website . Just amazing...and while we are speaking about amazing...

While each person should, if they have control [by the concept of free will] of how they want to handle their ultimate demise, what the Supreme Court did today in their ruling on Doctor Assisted Suicide could very well open some rather ugly doors. Suppose someone is suffereing from a very deep form of depression or has a severe form of arthritis or is a senior citizen whose medical issues could very well become a burden on the persons' family or the state wanted to take an easy way out? A less than ethical doctor could very well not treat this person in full and give the person a prescription for meds which will cease life functions once and for all. This sadly could also be turned into something we have not seen done as an 'industry' since WWII, which is how the Nazis started their version of this. First with mentally and physically infirmed then those who were deemed 'parasites' and then it snowballed.

On the more socially [convenient and] sinister side could be a situation that was mentioned by Harry Harrison in his book Make Room, Make Room better known by the movie it spawned called Soylent Green. Yes, it may sound slightly pollyannish so say that things may be headed in that direction, however the technology that was mentioned in this movie does exist [for the large euthenasia facility, that for the conversion of human tissue into those 'soylent' crackers is there, in least according to the consultants who worked on the movie], but some said that what happened in Germany, under Pol Pot and other despots could not happen either. More of an example of how life has been viewed or made to seem cheaper by society.

As a postscript to this, apparently some of this, via gene manipulation has started: if this article is correct . Perhaps the world becoming like Hannibal Lecter is not that far away then.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Just another example of the great college sports hypocrisy

Initially, I was going to write a piece here about this lovely little rain-soaked burg of Portland wanting to be in the running for the relocation of the Florida Marlins, but I will put that fishing expedition on hold. Why you may ask? This is due to another example that made the news of those wonderful student athletes.

DId I say STUDENT? How about Ex-Student and soon to be felon.Marcus Vick . Yep the brother of that other moral stalwart, Michael Vick who plays [when not injured or in an Atlanta Police Department lineup] for the Atlanta Falcons. When we last heard from Marcus, he was kicked off the Virginia Tech football team for violations of the conduct code and has now added
a robbery at a McDonald's to his resume. In all likelihood, he is going to end up being another Maurice Clarett or at worse, Lloyd Daniels [he of NY street basketball infamy] all of which points to a rather ugly situation as far as college athletics are concerned.

Yeah, I did talk about this before in a previous post, but this one really has me ticked because of all the accolades that are heaped on these thyroid cases due to the fact they seem to be able to throw a ball further or run faster than the next person. Yippie!! However, it would appear that most of these hotshots are helping to make a mockery of the term 'student athlete'. While there are some who do attend classes and major in items other than advanced basket weaving and Ballroom Dancing 201, it would appear to the average eye that the majority are there to play ball in this glorified minor league farm system for the NFL [as well as the NBA]. What makes this even stranger is that a lot of these kids claim to be going for technical classes.

Sure they are. Ask one of them about the benefits of running the triple option or the reason why a fullback is called an H-back and no problem, that can be rattled off like no one's business. Ask them about the tensile stregnth of the latest titanium alloy or what Avagadro's number is or even who was Robert Forward and why his solar sail theory is doable using current technology or even what an Artesian well is -- these folks would be lost. Completely lost like someone not knowing what a fork in the road is.

What is sad as well as reprehensible is that all will be or is forgiven if the team wins. This person could be the next Ted Bundy or Willie Sutton or Iceberg Slim and the school could not care less. If they win their games, get to a major bowl [BCS would be great] then the past is forgotten. Oh yes there is money involved, big money which makes keeping a thug who can help a team score all the more 'important'. Plus with the folks at Fox Sports getting involved next year with the BCS, this means there are even more chances to cheat and have punks and crooks on teams. After all, they are fronting the money for a final championship game for NCAA Division 1 football which will pay more than the current system does. Makes those of us who have cats or dogs as our families lucky they are not human and have this 'gift' for sports. If only because it would be used, missued and abused by those creeps who only see dollar signs, even if the kid is as crooked as Marcus Vick.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

PBS may have gotten it right for once

What is going to be said here in this post may anger some people, especially those PC idiots who say we should understand the culture of the enemies of the US. If you are a part of that crowd, close this window or if you have the cajones to read on, you will understand why this has a rather terse and viceral tone.

There is an extra episode of Frontline called 'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero' which talks to those who survived or are the surviving relatives of those from the attacks on 9/11 and their views on religion and whether or not God was present on that day. As well as why did he allow for people to have been murdered in the way they were. Even though I am not very religious myself, I can see how some of these folks who did suffer those losses have a view that they were abandoned on that day by the acts of a group of thugs.

It is here where the blood gets boiling. To be extremely blunt, President Bush should have done the world a favor on that day or in the days after by sending a radiation based, megaton message to the arab world. Put another way, we should have wasted those countries. Wiped them off the map, send them to their own version of heaven with a nuclear sendoff. If that sounds rather harsh, cruel and mean spirited, tell me or any other American that you would not be moved to the same thought if you saw the film and still photos of people who were jumping out of the windows of 1 and 2 WTC. Or for that matter, the children who were murdered on those planes, who did not do anything to deserve their lives being cut short by a bunch of towelheaded scumbags.

Truman did the right thing by signing the order for use to drop the A-Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to send a message: 'mess with the US and you will get your collective asses kicked and burned'. Bush the younger would do the world a favor by emulating what the man from Independence did.