Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Thanks, George

George Bush thinks that more troops are the answer in Iraq. I find that amazing because according to him, we won the war three years ago. Why then would we need to send in more troops? Although also according to him, Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, Iraq was an imminent threat to US security, Iraq had ties to the 9-11 bombers, Iraq had tried to secure material to make a nuclear bomb, US troops would be welcomed as liberators, and removing Saddam Hussein would help stabilize the region.

He has gone from mission accomplished, to we're winning the war, to we're not losing the war, to we're not winning the war. He still refuses to admit that we're actually losing. Since I wasn't around for the Vietnam war, I often wondered how the US could get bogged down in such a quagmire when it is pretty clear in hindsight that the war was un-winnable. I guess I should thank George Bush for the showing me in real time exactly how such a mistake is made.

2008 can't get here soon enough.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

All the News...

I was flipping through the channels this morning and caught a few minutes of the Fox News broadcast. They were openly rooting for the Republican candidates in a couple of close Senatorial races. The hosts were clearly disappointed by the election results and made no attempt to hide that fact. Should that be allowed? Aren't they supposed to at least pretend to be impartial? Clearly there are lots of opinion shows on the network, but when they are supposed to be reporting the news it should be devoid of that kind of partisanship. At least it ought to be.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Power of Prayer

During last nights Mets-Cardinals games, I noticed more than a few fans appeared to be praying. Now if you believe in God, and believe that he created the earth and the universe and everything in it, why would you think that he would care about the outcome of a sporting event? Wouldn't God be busy with other stuff? I don't know like, creating another planet or universe or and another life form or something? No, no, you're right, he/she (I don't want to be politically incorrect when it comes to God. He/she might be reading this) clearly would take time to listen to your prayer about a baseball game.

If God had any kind of a sense of humor, he would listen to all the prayers and then make sure that the team with the most prayers lost. That would be kind of funny. Don't you think? Is anyone out there? Anyone, anyone? God?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Bush Wacker

Did anybody see the news conference that the President had last Friday? First of all, I love that fact that the news conference takes place in the middle of the day on friday. Who is supposed to be able to watch this thing. The last time I checked most people actually have to go to work on Friday. Clearly the decision was made that if the President was actually going to have to speak off the cuff that it would be best scheduled for a time when most people wouldn't be able to watch it.

Also, I don't think I've ever seen a President actually be that rude to reporters. He cut them off when they tried to ask follow up questions, he never actually answered any difficult questions and he generally looked like he either had to go to the bathroom or was about to cry. He tone after his inital statement was one of pleading. It was a terrible performance. He just looks to me like someone who is in way over his head. Whenever he was faced with a question he didn't like, he looked hurt, angry and confused. It's a hard combination to pull off, but he did it to perfection. When faced with a question concerning Iraq he simply repeated some standard boilerplate language that I'm sure his aides had drilled into him. The fact is that the CIA told him over a year ago that there was no link between the 9/11 attack and Iraq and yet he continued to point to a link as recently as last month. I'm beginning to question whether he understands the difference between fact and fiction.

And of course at the end of the conference he asked everyone to pray for him and Barbara. If I were a praying man (and I'm not), I would pray every night. He is in charge of the most powerful nation in the history of mankind and the more I see him, the more I think he's an absolute idiot. If I were to pray, it would be for the world to survive the next two years of his administration.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Isn't it Ironic

The Crocodile Hunter was killed recently by a Stingray. Now it seems to me that if you go fucking around with dangerous animals that eventually one of them is going to seriously hurt you if not kill you one day. The ironic part is that the Stingray is a fairly docile creature. It's not like he got killed by a shark or a killer whale or a water snake. I don't mean to be insensitive, but this situation really is kind of the definition of irony.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sa Da Teh

Cover of Cover of Fear of a Black HatI know that my movie taste is probably going to be questioned after this but I really think that "Fear of a Black Hat" and "Pootie Tang" are two of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I'd put them right up there with the funniest movies ever made. Of course, no one ever accused me of having good taste.
Cover of Cover of Pootie Tang
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Monday, August 28, 2006

Nero Fiddled

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina there have been a number of documentaries about the storm and subsequent tradgedy in New Orleans. Every time I see one of these it just brings to mind the thoughts that went through my head at the time. How come it took five days for the federal government to get aid to people in New Orleans when we managed to get aid half way around to the world to aid the victims of the tidal wave in two days? I don't know, but when the President flies over a scene of devastation like the one in New Orleans and can only remark about how much he used to party there during his younger days, I can't help but think that something is horrendously wrong.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Make it so

Red Alert! Red Alert! (think of me saying that in my best Captain Picard voice) Apparently a plot to blow up airplanes traveling from London to the US was discovered. Currently you cannot carry any liquid or gel onto a plane in your carry on luggage. Baby formula and medicine are still allowed. That got me thinking (well of course it did, or else I wouldn't be posting a random thought), would it possible to get on board a plane with a combustible liquid inside an implant? Breast, Butt, Cheek, Chin, Penis, whatever. I'm just curious because it seems to me that we are heading toward a day when you won't be able to get on a plane without a complete body x-ray and scan. It's going to take at least 24 hours to go anywhere because the scanning process is going to take so long. Of course if they would just hurry up and invent the Star Trek transporter none of this would be necessary. Beam me to Cancun, Scotty!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Please, Please, Please

Hillary Clinton can't possibly end up as the Democratic nominee for President, can she? Never has anyone with negatives as high as she has been elected to national office. It would would the Republicans wet dream to have her as an opponent for the next election. Right wing fundamentalists would literally come out of the woodworks to vote against her. Hopefully the Democratic party is smart enough to realize this. Of course, I am talking about the Democrats, so maybe not.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Pain and Profit

Do we really need to see more movies about 9/11? I can't speak for everyone, but I know that I don't. I was in NY on that day and still live here. Everytime I look at the skyline and don't see the WTC is reminder enough. Using one of the worst days in this nations history to try and turn a profit, just seems wrong to me. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but hopefully the two movies that come out this year are the last ones ever made.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Two Wrongs

Is predicting weather the greatest job ever invented? It probably the only occupation that I can think of where you really don't lose your job for being wrong. It's great. Why aren't Colleges and Universities filled with kids who want to be meteorologists?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

It's a Small World

But would you really want to teach it to sing in perfect harmony? That would take a while, wouldn't it?

Monday, July 31, 2006

Random Thoughts

I just thought it would be nice to have a place to post my thoughts about things as I see fit. I don't really have anything earth shattering today, however my first random thought is that Captain America would beat the shit out of Batman. I know in today's comic and film world, Batman is practically unbeatable. Hell in two separate comics written by Frank Miller, he beats Superman to a pulp. Of course someone could write a comic in which Aquaman is the mightiest hero on the planet, but that doesn't mean that it's so. Anyway, that's it for today.