Politics as usual.

February 15, 2009

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Senator Roland Burris blatantly lied to the people of Illinois in the interest of getting himself a senate seat.

In January, the Illinois House Impeachment Committee asked Sen. Burris specifically if he had spoken with Rod Blagojevich or any of his aides or contacts about the empty senate seat. Burris denied such contact, and he was given the senate seat.

On February 4th, Burris gave a sworn affadavit that he had spoken with the former Governor’s brother, Robert Blagojevich, about the empty seat.

Burris now says that he never had the chance to disclose this contact to the House Impeachment Committee.

As usual, a politician has lied to the American public and will face no real consequences for his actions.

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What will you do with your $600?

January 24, 2008

Well, the deal of the century has almost been closed. Congress has moved one step closer to giving us back $600 that we gave to them earlier this year. Of course, this is part of the well publicized ’emergency economic stimulus package’ that the geniuses in our government have devised to help fix up our failing economy.

What will you do with your $600? That almost covers a new Playstation 3 plus tax. Or, you could spend it on some new work clothes. I guess it could cover a car payment or two for those of you with an auto loan. Or maybe it would be better spent by going out and getting hammered every night next week… I think that is exactly what Congress has been up to if they think that this will bail us out of this economic disaster that they have caused.

Here is an idea… write to your congressman (or woman) and ask him what exactly he is smoking. $600? That is a smack in the face. I don’t think the economy is hurting because the government over-billed us on our taxes last year by $600.

In any case, feel free to post what you will be spending your $600 on. Heck, if we buy enough PS3’s, maybe the problems in the housing market will disappear.


Only in America…

January 16, 2008

Let’s begin with a few news reports from today:

It seems that legislators in Virginia still have some common sense…

State Del. Lionel Spruill has introduced legislation to make it illegal to hang fake rubber testicles from your truck’s trailer hitch. Sounds good to me, but evidently many people feel that one of our ‘inalienable rights’ is the right to display rubber genitalia in public for all 5 year olds to see. Ironically, the only people who find these things ‘cute’ or ‘amusing’ are people with the minds of five year olds. Grow up, people.

The full story can be read here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080116/ap_on_fe_st/trailer_testicles;_ylt

=AipbPk3mRT0mNLufOhWO9THtiBIF

Next up:

In Kokomo, Indiana, some idiot trying to rob a convenience store shot his own nuts off. Yep, you heard me right… after demanding that the clerk hand over the cash and cigarettes, this whiz-kid discharged the gun into (and through) his right testicle. Oops.

The full story can be read here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080116/ap_on_fe_st/robber_shoots_

self;_ylt=AtJfrk4HGkElDtASnqIOc__tiBIF

I guess my point is this:

This kind of stuff is going on continuously in the U.S., and it is extremely expensive for taxpayers, insurance policy holders, etc…

Maybe the rising cost of health care has a thing or two to do with some idiot, probably without insurance, blowing off his own ‘man jewels’ while trying to steal a $5 pack of cigarettes. Likewise, maybe our income taxes wouldn’t be so high if the courts weren’t bogged down with expensive cases involving people who passionately believe that their rights are being infringed upon because they can’t hang rubber gonads from their trailer hitch.

We are supposed to be the best educated people in the world. This makes for some funny reading, but I think it is time to step up to the plate, people.


Modern Mass Media: How’d we get to this?

January 15, 2008

Here is a list of various things I have seen on TV over the past year, followed by some ramblings:

1) A girl competing to be ‘Miss Teen Universe’ (or some crazy crap like that) rambling about why kids in the United States cannot find America on a map.

2) Some jackass from an undisclosed location down south asserting that he finally has conclusive evidence that man has never set foot on the moon and that the Apollo missions were filmed in a Hollywood basement.

3) A whole series on The History Channel called ‘Monster Quest’ devoted to ‘investigating’ whether or not Sasquatch is real.

Ok, so here we go. There is a lot of pent up frustration here, so bear with me… I will try to stay coherent.

How on Earth did so much nonsense get put on TV? Has ‘The National Enquirer’ simply moved from print to the boob tube? I really pity children today, and I am frankly horrified by the idea of raising a kid in the modern world.

If you are lucky, you haven’t seen the now famous clip of Miss Teen South Carolina working “The Iraq”, “kids don’t have maps”, and “such as such as” into the same sentence. My issue isn’t so much that she poorly answered a question in a beauty contest, made Americans look even dumber, or that she can’t even form a complete sentence in english. My issue (question?) is how the heck it got on TV! Why publicize that a beauty contest girl couldn’t answer a question that MANY PhD’s can’t come to a consensus on? Why was she on four different channels and TV programs within a week getting even more air time for her stupidity? Is this what ‘we Americans’ really want to publicize?

I could forgive the media for repeatedly playing Miss Teen South Arkansas Connecticut butchering a silly question over and over again… but why broadcast a show whose ‘expert’ thinks that man has never been to the moon? This entire program was dedicated to showcasing the various theories surrounding a ‘faked’ NASA moon landing. Maybe I am reading into this too much, but I found this downright offensive. People died in the Apollo program!!! The only vindication was a brief mention of Buzz Aldrin punching this ‘expert’ in the face years ago rather than entertaining his idiotic theories. Another good one along the same line was this show about a 9/11 cover-up. Evidently there are enough morons out there to form an ‘Idiots Who Think the Government Orchestrated 9/11’ Club. There are even a number of celebrities who have joined the ranks of this prestigious organization!

Next up: ‘Monster Quest’. I don’t even know where to begin. I can hear my future children now… “Daddy, is Sasquatch real? Will El Chupacabra eat me in my sleep?” I can only imagine walking into my first parent-teacher conference to find out that my kid is struggling in class because The History Channel has taught them that ‘Crypto-zoology’ is a real science. Here is a suggestion to all of the cryptozoologists out there… stop looking for Bigfoot. Nessie won’t be stopping by for dinner. If you are that bored and really want an adventure, I haven’t seen my corduroy pants in about a year and would love for someone to figure out where the hell they went.

I guess I can’t decide whether this stuff is absolutely hilarious or really scary. On one hand, Miss Teen Arkantucky was really entertaining (funnier than the late night guys since the writers went on strike), but on the other hand it is horrifying to think that this is the future of our country. I could almost take comfort in the fact that weirdos and idiots have been around for a really long time, as seen with the 85 year old ‘expert’ on the ‘faked’ NASA moon landing… but then the ‘Club for Jackasses that think the Government Planned 9/11’ makes me realize that so many of those weirdos are out there that I should probably grow eyes in the back of my head.

Who knows, maybe Bigfoot has been standing right behind me the whole time….