Archive for December, 2009

Are we civilized?

December 30, 2009

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. -Robert Frost, poet.

I’ve always maintained, the difference between being called mad and eccentric is a few million dollars.

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If they ban it, let the Feds pay for it.

December 29, 2009

The super cautious folk at TSA & DHS are now banning carryons.  Maybe the terrorist was shilling for the airlines in order for them to make more money by banning carryon baggage and forcing everyone to pay exorbitant amounts for checked luggage.

If the folk who can’t stop an obvious terrorist from getting on a plane want to ban carryon luggage, then they should pay for it not the ill-treated [by both the airlines & TSA] passengers.

Well, they would in a “fair” world.  The world is not fair, except for the government which can get away with anything.

Do you want privacy or the plane blowing up?

December 29, 2009

I’m sorry folk, the stupidity of saying a black and white fuzzy picture of you, which isn’t going to be kept, is more important than stopping some !@#$%^&*()_ from blowing up the plane I’m on.

Get a life folk.  You naked is of no interest to anyone, especially as the pictures on the screen are shown.

Twit is the nicest name I can call you!

Time for the Japanese to grow up.

December 29, 2009

All the Japanese do is complain about the “American Presence.”  Granted this is due to the Japanese government starting a war a few years ago, but I digress.

The Japanese are a big country now.  It is time they learned how to take care of themselves.  I’m very much in favor of pulling ALL American troops, planes, equipment, etc., out of any and all Japanese territory.  They can use the vacant lots for lots of other things.

It is time they pulled their own weight in the world.

The US might even save a few bucks.

Just Read Books

December 29, 2009

Time Travelers Never Die” by Jack McDevitt is an excellent read.  A chap’s father discovers time travel.  disappears, but the son has the devices.  He calls upon his best friend for help.  Then the fun gets even better.  Highly recommend, but I like all of Jack’s books.

Another couple of writers I thoroughly enjoy are David Weber & Eric Flint [I’m addicted to the 1632 series.].  “Torch of Freedom” is another book in the “Honorverse.”  It covers a number of side stories which aid in pulling the whole story together.  I forced myself to stop so I could get some sleep.  I called off the next day to finish the book.  The plot is thickening!  Tension is rising.  READ!

Vroom! Vroom!

December 29, 2009
My Chanukah/Birthday Present has been ordered.
RED SHIFT was ordered on the 28th: Order #: NSGMO7.
I should get it in 6 to 10 weeks!  Whee!

Typical Fairness

December 29, 2009

When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. -Leonard Matlovich, a gay Vietnam Veteran (1943-1988)

One way to look at it.

December 22, 2009

Death is life’s way of telling you you’ve been fired.

One person’s view of things.

December 22, 2009

And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)

While I do believe, I have to agree.  If anything, I can see G-d smiling with a head shake.

Only the Rich need apply!

December 18, 2009

“Tiger Woods going to Arizona for sex addiction rehab?”

I love this sort of headline.  You will notice ONLY rich men seem to worry about “sex addiction.”  One also notes, there are never any rich women going.

This is so bogus.  I like[d] sex.  I would have  done it with lots of women, but I never had enough money to be “attractive.”  I’m 70, and would become 25 in the eyes of 20ish something girls if I had $10 million to throw away on bimbos.  Money is ALWAYS  attractive to women.

If  a guy is famous [& even better rich], there will be no end of young and no so young women willing to approach them on their knees.

This is, of course, merely an observation as I’ve never been either famous enough or rich enough to be so lucky as to have a possible “sex addiction.”