Friday, August 19, 2011

Just When You Thought You’d Heard It All

I’ve been noticing more and more things in the news that are, well, ridiculous. First up there was a story in an excellent blog I read regularly, Gubu World. Ted, the author, uncovered a great story out of the war-torn Middle East. It seems the King of Jordan has decided to spend $1.3 billion to build a Star Trek themed amusement park. –Yeah, that’s what I said too, $1.3 billion? Star Trek? Amusement Park? In Jordan? OK, stop saying “That does not compute”.

Next is a story of a 16 year old that broke into a girl’s home and bit her. She escaped and called police. When they found him in the parking lot (which was easy because he was dressed only in his boxers), he asked the police to restrain him so he would not kill them. He then explained that he was a 500 year old vampire and he needed to feed….. and no, they did not find any drugs in his system.

You know about President Obama’s Great Bus Tour? Well, it seems that while he was out talking about creating sorely need jobs for Americans, he was driving around in a big, brand new shiny bus –made in Canada (by-the-way, I wonder of they named it Greyhound One?)

The Democrats seem determined to make the argument that unemployment compensation helps create jobs. That one is hard enough to understand but now they have added food stamps to the list. Tom Vislack, the Agriculture Secretary, claims that each dollar of food stamps creates $1.84 in production and that means jobs. One blogger asked if that is true why we don’t have record numbers of new jobs since we have a record number of people needing food stamps. –Good question. Another good comment was by Author Brad Thor: “By this big gov’t reasoning, should we lighten up on bank robbers as they end up putting the $$ they steal back into the economy?

Here is a good historical tidbit: On this day, 19 August 1812, the United States frigate USS Consitution (Old Ironsides) stunned the world by doing what was thought undo-able -she defeated and captured a British frigate, the HMS Guerriere. As a result of this and several later defeats at the hands of the Yankee upstarts, the Royal Navy designed and started building new, larger frigates specifically to defeat the American Navy.

OK, I’ll stop… but I’ll be back tomorrow…..

Live Long and Prosper….

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