Short rant

There are a lot of things going on that make us shake our
head and say ‘huh’. We’ll list some in no particular order,
and rant a little. Since this is based on my opinion, and it
may not mirror yours, remember it is just an opinion.

The whole TSA deal with pat downs on adults and children is
the dumbest thing we’ve heard of lately. To my recollection
no elderly terrorists have been identified nor have any under
the age of 6. Some people don’t like the idea of going through
the body scanner as they may want children or hair later in life.

There has been talk of a federal sales tax if the Bush tax cuts
get extended. Some have called it a consumption tax and claim
that we can control how much we pay by what we consume. Funny
thing is we can’t figure out whether to cut down on gas or
groceries since we rarely buy much else.

Since the election we get the impression Reid and Pelosi just
don’t get it. They seem to believe that they will be in charge
after the first of the year and that some of us actually care
to hear what they have to say about their agenda. At our house
we don’t.

Ending the earmarks appears to have hit a snag. Who would have
figured Reid would be against something like that? We would
imagine this has the local politicians in a sweat over the possible loss
of the proposed train and a new bridge.

We’ve also noticed politicians seem to be talking about everything
except extending the tax cuts. The clock is ticking.
Either way things go we have a feeling we’re not going to like the solution.

Locally, we haven’t heard much more about the casino or changes
in the parental responsibility law. One has to wonder how much
research the city puts into some of these ideas. Reminds us of the
old saying; ‘why is there always enough time to do something over
but never enough time to do it right the first time’.
Comments are always welcome.

3 Responses to Short rant

  1. mrsc says:

    To the TSA problem—-
    > Airport Security Solution
    >.
    >
    >
    > Here’s the solution to all the controversy over full-body
    > scanners at the Airports:
    >
    > Have a booth that you can step into that will not x-ray
    > you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your
    > body. It would be a win-win for everyone, and
    > there would be none of this crap about racial Profiling
    > and this method would eliminate a long and expensive trial.
    >
    > Justice would be quick and swift.
    >
    > This is so simple that it’s brilliant. I can see it now.
    > You’re in the Airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion.
    >
    > Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA
    > system, “Attention standby passengers. We now have a seat
    > available on flight number 4665 ….Paging maintenance. Shop Vac
    > needed in booth number 4.”

  2. anonymous says:

    There has now been an IPO issued for stock for GM that the taxpayers bailed out. The people or endities that were allowed to purchase it will make a quick 20% or more in one days time. It was reported that outside countries were trying to snap it all up, including China, that purchased 1% of the 450 million shares.

    Somehow it seems wrong that taxpayers paid to bail them out, then were excluded from the sale of the IPO, but foreign countries can make a bundle on it.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    mrsc,
    lol, Works for me.

    anonymous,
    I don’t know what to think about the IPO. It’s said the T Boone Pickens, who used to own GM stock has now bought Ford stock. China might as well get a piece of the company since so many others do.

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