Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Try It for Free for Awhile
What I saw and what I think now in a knee jerk sort of way:
~ BP posted a loss last year. Gee that's tough. But so did I. Let's talk about who is to blame in both cases and see if there should be a tear drop for either of us. I created my situation, BP definitely created theirs. No tears for us.
~ Some Judge in Florida struck down the Health Care law as being unconstitutional...........Hmm. The gauntlet has finally been thrown down. About time. We need to get this behind us. What I think the Feds should have done was offer an alternative health plan to the ones offered by the private sector. No obligation, just some new and serious competition to an industry that has us by the short hairs.
~ New York City hired private dicks to go to a gun show in Arizona and buy guns. Apparently Mayor Bloomberg wants to prove how easy it is to acquire guns in this country without the FBI gun check. I'm no crazed advocate of the second amendment as it pertains to gun ownership. But I do know that Americans will not give up their guns without a fight. And given that in 2007 there was an estimated 88, almost 89 guns for every 100 Americans, I would say any new attempt to control guns would be a larger comedy than our current War on Drugs. Waste money in an area that might at least offer a slim chance of having an effect.
~ Tom over to "Who Hijacked our country" wrote a post about Huckleberry Hound, the previous governor of Arkansas and his recent visit to Israel. Seems the Governor is helping the Israelis stir the pot in favor of new Israeli settlements wherever the Israelis want to put them. What a buffoon. The Israelis and the Palestinians don't need anyone else to help them screw it up, they have it covered.
~ Of course the madness unfolding in Egypt is still unfolding. Repercussions to come later.
~ Again Tom over to "Hijacked" posted another tidbit about the Koch brothers and their quest to defeat the evil Left. Their recent get together with like minded folks in some resort out West was protected from traitorous Lefties intent on ruining their lunch and poolside chats by police paid for by the very stimulus bill the Koch Brothers seem to feel has been a dismal failure. More hypocritical madness of the Right brought into the light of day and I bet anyone who matters will not give a flying ............ The loyalists of the Right only care about lies if they come from the Left. And vice versa it would seem.
I looked for something lighter to offset the doom and gloom that greeted me this AM. So I visited the Good News Network. The pickings were slim, but I guess any pickings are better than none.
~ A new painkiller is only a year away from production. It is powerful yet has no side effects or addictive qualities................................Hmm. My first thought was, a pain killer with no side effects? If I want boring pain relief, I already have Ibuprophen. Half the fun of killing pain is getting a buzz. Why is this good news?
~ A beagle saved from certain death 22 years ago still lives and a kid was reunited with a sibling many years later. And then ...................................the Good News Network got ugly. I tried to punch up the story about the lawyer whose life was changed by his writing a thank you note every day for a year and suddenly the Good News Network wanted me to pay for the privilege of reading more good news.
Is good news so rare now days it has become a commodity? Apparently the Good News Network thinks so. Like the sleazy guys hanging outside of the strip joints, the front page of Good News tells me I will love it inside. "Try it for free for awhile", they say. Once I go in, the drinks cost more than the entertainment is worth. I figured I paid enough of a cover charge by linking them here.