Friday, June 30, 2006

Holy crap. The year is half over. And I haven't done anything yet this year. So what's worse: to realize that you are wasting your life, or to waste your life and not know it?

Monday, June 26, 2006

Could the Yankees have any more injuries? They have lost their left fielder, and their right fielder. Damon, in center, is playing hurt and could use a few games off. Various members of the bullpen have missed games. And Pavano hasn't pitched in two years. Now, Cano is hurt. And the friggin' Sox just keep on winning. Bernie Williams was supposed to be a back up outfielder. Around just to give a rest to the other guys. Now, he's a regular. They just have to stay close enough, then when everyone is back, spank the Sox.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

More dumb news

KFC, whose full name is Kentucky FRIED Chicken is being sued over their use of partially hydrogenated oil in frying their chicken. This is a very unhealthy way to prepare foods. Really? Which idiot just found out that fried foods are bad for one's health? What rock had they been living under? I would love to know which morons have been eating KFC chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy under the assumption that they were putting something healthy in their bodies. Will it never end? This is about as frivolous a lawsuit as I have ever seen.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Hate crimes and other dumb laws

In the local news is some crap about hate crimes.This is possibly the dumbest legislation that we have ever had thrust upon us.Basically, if one beats the crap out of another person, it is assault. But if one is beaten up because of either sexual orientation, color, nationality...whatever, then it becomes a different type of crime. How dumb is that? Now, courts are tied up trying to prove whether a thug beat up a person because of bias or because the criminal is just a sociopath. What is the purpose of this law? Is the assaulted person in more or less pain? It is just a waste of resources. Punish the criminal. Period.Almost every law named for a person is also dumb. Look at Megan's Law. How stupid is that? If a sexual predator is released in my neighborhood, and he is likely to repeat the crime, I am notified. If he is likely to commit a crime against a child, then how about keeping him incarcerated? A person who would purposely hurt an innocent child is not a person deserving freedom. Most of these laws are the result of a knee jerk reaction to some crime that is in the spotlight. It is time to enforce the many laws we have, and not to create additional new laws.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Jersey Shore

I went to Atlantic City yesterday, and about a 5 minute walk from the casinos stands the AC Art Center or Gallery (I'm not sure of the name,) right next to the Historical Center. Both places were all but empty. The Mrs. and I walked around the Art Gallery yesterday for a while, and it was a nice break from donating our money to Harrah's. They had an exhibit with much of the artwork coming from local schools. It was pretty good work. Highly recommended if you visit the area. We ate at the Showboat's buffet. Not exactly 5 start dining. But it was dirt cheap (17 bucks for the 2 of us-we had a coupon) but the food was so damn bland. It is designed for old people, I guess. Heaven forbid they use some spice besides salt. I had some General Tso's chicken that tasted like breaded chicken covered with some sickeningly sweet sauce. I'm going to write a letter and complain about how mediocre the food is.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Get off my @ss!

When I'm driving, it doesn't matter where or how fast, someone is going to tailgate me. I could be going 25 (legal speed limit) on a city street or doing 70 on the GSP (speed limit 65) and I can guarantee that someone is right on my butt. Saturday morning at 7 a.m., and someone is right behind me. Doesn't anyone keep a safe distance any more? Also, it seems (ok, I'm paranoid) it is always an oversized SUV behind my little Scion. Talking about SUV's, a couple days ago, I was at Home Depot, and some woman was trying to get out of a parking space with her Suburban. Now, a Suburban is one big ol' SUV. And she could not get out of the spot in 5 minutes and numerous attempts. Naturally she wound up blocking the row, so no cars could pass. It was funny watching the cars all beeping at her. Maybe she should get a vehicle she can handle rather than a tank-like truck.