Saturday, January 07, 2006
Ya'll know that I don't normally get too caught up in current events and politics due to my level of frustration being between slim and none, but I do occasionally have a thought or two about what's going on around me even though my thoughts don't matter in the amount of a drop of water in a deep well to the "Ones Who Make the decisions".
So, ok, I've been thinking,,,,
On Pat Robertson's 700 club message which included remarks that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's severe illness was deserved.
I believe Pat Robertson is in dire need of medical care himself because surely the man has brain damage, or is, at the very least, possessed by some demon with a "valley girl" inability to keep his mouth shut. If this guy is our road to Heaven then I fear we are Hell bound.
On Iranian and Russian talks on a nuclear compromise plan. Iran has said that it has a legal and undeniable right to build nuclear fuel cycle, and will reject any suggestion on enrichment abroad.
Well sure they're interested in building a nuclear fuel cycle,,, at around the same time they'll be using the uranium enrichment to enrich their military use of the technology. I also believe we'll be sending troops into Iran before all is said and done.
On the mining accident that killed 12 miners in Tallmansville, W.Va.
I think deadly incidents in mines and industrial firms, which nationwide killed more than 15,000 last year, are often attributed to lousy management and obsolete safety facilities when actually these can be boiled down to an irresponsible attitude and indifference to human lives. Many of the tragedies could have been avoided if owners and managers had strictly followed safety rules. Human lives and livlihoods will continue to come last when we're talking about big bucks.
On the Democrats wanting sweeping House ethics investigation.
Well, go ahead and sweep, mop, and scrub em out but for every one you remove there will be hundreds more to replace them. The facts are that lobbyists run our country, they use their bottomless campaign donations to influence policy and even write laws and I can't imagine there are even a handful of politicians who could resist the wealth and power the lobbyists provide.
On the initial age ban on older folks (over age 45) being able to go on the field and dance during the Stones Super Bowl concert because they felt it would be too physically demanding for the old geisers.
The ban has been lifted now but I find it pretty damned stupid that they would even think they could have gotten by with something like that. Holy Shit, talk about discrimination! If I were one of the fortunate who could afford the tickets I'd be using my walking cane and pacemaker to put some whoopass on the security guard who tried to keep me from wiggling my ass to some Stone's music on that football field! Hell, probably half the band is in worse shape than most 70 yr. olds but they can still get the job done!
On the Medicare Drug Plan being offered to our seniors.
This plan is so damned confusing that it's damn near impossible for our Seniors to comprehend and typical of the sort of thing our government would come up with. I reckon they feel if they make it so difficult to understand then some of our seniors will, and have, given up on even trying to sign up for it. Of course they can call the federal Medicare assistance hotline at 800-633-4227 but if it's like any of the other government hotlines, you either can't understand a damn thing they're saying, or they don't even understand a damn thing they're telling you.
I'm done now.