Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Work in progress

Can't quite figure it out.

It took 8 years for Bushie to totally fuck up this country. To a degree never before approached or even imagined.

Why in hell would anyone think Pres. Barack Obama could fix everything in 100 days?

Just because he's 10 times the man Bushy is doesn't mean he can fix things 10 times as fast.

It's gonna work. Just not today, OK?

And so it goes.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Light 'em up

This ' n' that:

--Drivers still are running scared about the new red-light cameras. Why? Don't run a red light, don't get a ticket. Don't want to get rear-ended, don't drive 15 mph over the limit so the person behind won't and you both can stop safely. Remember folks, driving isn't a right, it's a privilege. By getting behind the wheel, you're agreeing to obey the laws. ALL the laws.

--Bloggers on the NDN site are up in arms because a study says Hispanics and Latinos, even Hispanic/Latino U.S. citizens and legal residents are profiled and discriminated against. Want proof. The bloggers comments are all the evidence you need to know that the study is valid. Such racism and stupidity. Also reads like a sad indictment of our school system.

-- Rep. Connie Mack criticizing anyone about anything is always worth a chuckle. Glass houses, Mr. California Rep., glass houses.

-- Republicans still are bitching that their Tea Party Protest wasn't covered as a great nationwide non-political groundswell movement. It wasn't covered as such because it wasn't. Just a bunch of rich Obama-haters getting together to act angry because there's a N****r in the White House who is gonna tax their millions.

It's always interesting.

Think I'll go to the beach instead.

And so it goes.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Unless you lived under a rock somewhere, you've by now heard of Susan Boyle, the 47-year-old singer who wowed the audience of Britain's Got Talent.

In case you missed it, here it is:

I've watched it a half-dozen times and I'm still amazed. And thrilled.

You really can't judge a book by its cover.

Why isn't she on Broadway?

And so it goes.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


is Risen!

He is Risen Indeed!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

'Bout time

I see in the paper that Collier County is ready to start installing cameras at intersections to catch red light runners.


It's about time.

Too many drivers around here seem to think a red light means 'two more drivers can sneak through. Maybe three.'

They make driving a hazard to my health.

I also see that a lot of scared drivers are raising a ruckus about the cameras. Saying things like it's taking away our rights and it's an invasion of our privacy and it's just another example of Big Brother taking over.


There is no constitutional right to drive. It's a privilege. And the moment you get behind the wheel you are agreeing to obey the traffic laws of the area where you will be driving.

No, it's not an invasion of privacy. The moment you step outside your front door, you have placed yourself in the public domain. ANYONE can take your picture and use it for any non-commercial purpose (including news) that they want.

Big Brother? Give me a break. The cameras are taking pictures of vehicles breaking only one very specific law. The cameras can't search for drugs or check for valid drivers licenses or even discover if you're driving without pants. The cameras catch vehicles running red lights. Period. You want our limited number of law enforcement officers parked at intersections ticketing red light runners? Or you want then out solving crimes and going after actual criminals? You constitutional types: They might even have time to track down one of your feared illegals or two. How about that?

And finally, folks, NO, the courts have NOT found them to be unconstitutional. Just the opposite. And no, none of those schemes to hide your license plates work. But if you want to give scam artists your money, you just go ahead.

Me, I'm gonna try to refrain from running any red lights.

Anything else, and any other argument (any anyone making that argument) is just plain stupid.

And so it goes.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A little of this ... and some of that

-- I've been getting a good laugh about the rich folks on Marco Island trying to start their own high school. They're calling it an 'exemplary' high school, I think. Well, I guess that's better than calling it the Marco Island High School for the Rich, White Privileged Few. The fact that the Collier County superintendent and school board has said no way isn't deterring them one bit. After all, they're RICH, right?
If they want to fund it out of their own pockets, find a place for it (not public property) and charge for it themselves, i.e., make it a private school, it may work. Otherwise, it ain't gonna happen. Thankfully.

-- Unless you refuse to collect your Social Security payments and reject your Medicare insurance, quit complaining about how our country's becoming 'socialist.' You're about 70 years too late. And about half a load over the limit of stupid.

-- Given the character of the man at the top, why is anyone surprised at all the problems and resignations within the Lee County Sheriff's Office? If the Sheriff doesn't know and refuses to follow the law, why should any of the other officers?

-- I applaud the Naples City Council for repeatedly rejecting clubs' plans for having entertainment and live music after 10 p.m. in the downtown area. After all, you wouldn't want businesses in the city to actually survive, would you? Then again, poverty is pretty quiet, isn't it? It's so peaceful when every business is out of business. Maintains our tropical quality of life. What?

And so it goes.