Six Figure Disasters
I’m a little groggy this morning. COSMOS was really good last night, so good that I watched it twice before turning in. For some reason Ben decided that my spot was going to be his, and we sent most of the night pushing each other around the bed. Yawn.
I said last week that “something” in the satellite pictures caused the Navy to shift its search pattern. Now Malaysia says that there is “no doubt” about the plane crashing into the Indian Ocean, basing that statement (at least today) on the satellite photo. Look, I’ve enjoyed the mental Doritos of speculating what happened like pretty much the entire world, but from the beginning, the MOST LIKELY solution (which has to be the correct one), has to be mechanical. Even this morning, some Network Talking heads and certain retired military people are still demanding that the plane be hijacked and in Pakistan or some other undisclosed location.
The Modesto City Council will take up the much anticipated “reconsideration” of the Wood Colony and Salidavakia invasion tomorrow night. This is a chance to do the right thing for the right reasons, so I have no faith that it will be anything more than a circus or finger pointing and blaming, possibly with an implosion of the council blaming each other and all the while screeching that We the People aren’t smart enough to understand what they are trying to do, and if we just knew what they know, we’d be great with it.
One week away from the great Obamacare (he loves that name!) deadline (don’t worry, it’ll be moved) and a thought occurs to me. Here in the USA, the law is that anybody who shows up to an ER must get treated. Instead of everybody signing up, why don’t we all just show up at the ER on one day, say, Sept 20th, and see what they do about it?
Even leftists are starting to realize that the unsustainable pension system that – in many cases they put in place – is eating cities and States live. Congress is actually considering an option for States to declare bankruptcy (not a good idea). The problem for the leftists is that the money that is being spent on pensions means that there is less money for their “programs.” For the rest of us, it means higher taxes and less take home pay so that some can retire long before 65 and relax.
Meanwhile, remember that pensions are based on salary. So what does it say when Modesto Schools has a three fold increase in the number of people making $100K or more?
Isn’t it odd that the anti-self-determination community is now turning on ecigs the way they are? For my own part, what I have ALWAYS hated about cigarettes is two things – the smoke and the slob. Now we have a solution to both! Isn’t the ecig the very definition of liberty? Smoker gets to keep unhealthy habit, I have to bear none of the consequences. Perfect. But not to the “I-Must-Control-Everybody’s-Life” crowd. They have to take charge and prevent things that they don’t want. Let’s look at this from a science view shall we? The genes that control smoking desire, it could be argued, are faulty. They produce an individual in the population who is less likely to be productive and survive. If the “IMCEL” folks really wanted to end smoking, they’d ignore it. Eventually nature will select the people who don’t smoke to thrive. Just a thought…
In case you missed it (and you did), a Federal Judge has ruled that the proposed and as yet not built Border Fence with Mexico is discriminatory. Isn’t the point of any fence to be discriminatory?