Jul
07

BP/ Coast Guard clampdown on journalists. I can’t decide which is a bigger moron thing to do, bar journalists or reading what the journalists themselves actually write. Don’t they realize that all they have to do is give the largest media institutions unfettered access and the problem will go away? Ever since journalism schools started merging PR with their classes and took the emphasis off of actual reporting what comes out of the fourth estate has been a joke. It’s really no wonder that they’ve done this because any editor with a pair of balls has been fired and replaced with owners or their flunkies. Everyone is self-censoring and bending over backwards in hopes of getting access. The job of journalist isn’t an easy one and it requires extraordinary people to do it. Too bad we don’t have many left. BP and the new rules put out by the Coast Guard is a bunch of crap, but it’s just one more turd in the punch bowl that is this whole spill fiasco. What we need is Spider Jerusalem to come in and use his bowel disruptor.

Jul
07

Glenn Beck starts his own college. As Lewis Black is fond of saying, that bears repeating.  Glenn Beck is starting his own college. That’s a lot of bananas and inner tubes to ‘educate’ the home-schooled youth with. Maybe they can get their text books from Texas?

Jul
07

Boehner says we can’t have War AND Social Security – So we need to ditch Social Security. I say we can’t have Boehner and smart people in congress so we must choose to ditch Boehner. That’s just me. He’s been saying a lot of idiotic stuff lately in his war of words with President Obama. Ditch Social Security? Does he want to return to the days of the elderly dying in abject poverty in the streets? I’m not exactly going on a limb here in saying that no one wants that. Except for Rep. Boehner that is. I wish there were qualification for being in Congress other than being wealthy. Just goes to show you that money can’t buy smarts.

Jul
07

Republicans object to bill for homeless veterans. The party of no says no to their own ideals. Not really a surprise. The Republican party is doing what they did to Clinton by obstructing everything, even stuff they pretend to care about. It’s like a secret language. When they say they care about the troops getting the very best what they really mean is that they need to secure more government money for their defense contractor buddies. When the GOP says that they’re for accountability they really mean for everyone but themselves. Certainly not for CEO’s or other wealthy individuals.

Jul
07

Oklahoma police taze an 86-year-old bedridden grandmother. Later you will hear me complain about a mother in Iran who might be stoned to death. I wonder why we are backsliding into Iranian stupidity here in America. Did the grandmother have a gun? Could she even walk!? What kind of an moron cop makes a decision like this? Hope they fire that guy before he does something really stupid like run for elected office.

Jul
07

The UK is going to start selling things only by weight instead of number. Odd rules. Weights and measures are incredibly important in so many ways. Even so this does seem to me to be an unnecessary change in the law. Aren’t there other more important things to be doing with the law? Well I guess since all of societies major ills have been resolved in the UK then I suppose the only thing left to tackle is the small stuff. Of course this is coming from an American. I live in a country who doesn’t care to adopt a certain smarter measurement system so take my criticism with one milliliter of salt.

Jul
07

Texas GOP comes out against oral sex, the UN and the Supreme Court to name a few. Someone wise once said that Christianity is not about stopping the 10 things you love and doing the 10 things you hate. I’ve just figured out that the GOP a religion of their own. Don’t know how they’ve managed to slip this one past me, but they did. Much like Scientology it’s a load of crap. Basically they’ve started with a carbon copy of Christianity and then reversed the philosophy from one of love to one of idiotic hatred of anything that isn’t about making money. What a bunch of coconuts!

Jun
21

Fremont, NE wants to pass an illegal immigration measure that will make it a crime to rent apartments or hiring immigrants here illegally. Now it is already a Federal crime to hire someone illegally; however, on a city level this has much larger ramifications, especially when it comes to renting property. Maybe Fremont would be more comfortable if they could wall in a small area of town for immigrants with one entrance and a strict curfew. A shtetl. They are damned by their own lack of hospitality and rampant racism. Maybe we should just wall up Fremont or simply start blaming every ill of society on them?

Jun
21

I understand loving your team, wanting it to win and having a party when they do win. What I don’t understand is having a celebratory riot. A riot isn’t fun in any sense of the word. It’s always blamed on a stupid and violent few. The taxi driver didn’t need that kind of headache. Maybe the cab drivers should find the offender’s houses and torch their cars and see how they like it.

May
28

Iraq War veteran faces eviction for hanging the American flag in his apartment window. So wait, this manager or landlord looked at the available choices, of allow veteran to display the flag on Memorial day or dig up a petty rule and threaten the possible hero with combat skills with eviction, and decided to do the stupid one? How can you argue against hanging an American flag in anyone’s window let alone a decorated veteran? Not that I’m super-patriotic-must-have-a-flag-on-everything kind of guy, but still this is nonsense. Will the stupidity never end?