Monday, May 30, 2016
This pretty aptly sums up Memorial Day.
I'll bet 9 out of every 10 people under 30 at the beach this weekend could not tell you what is being memorialized on Memorial Day......that is if you could get them to put their phones down long enough to understand the question.
Saw a story this morning where a retired guy on a motorcycle was struck and killed by a young girl distracted by texting. The family of the guy is suing the girl, but also the two guys who were texting her at the time, the assumption being that they are partially responsible for texting her, knowing that she was driving at the time.
Whoa! I'm no legal scholar but how can you be sued for texting somebody while sitting on your couch? It is 100% the responsibility of the DRIVER not to answer or even look at the text while driving.
In order for this to be a thing, the assumption must be made that young people are mentally, physically, and emotionally incapable of not acknowledging a text, the second that they receive one. I realize that this is practically the case with most kids, but if you claim to be responsible enough to drive, then you must accept 100% of the responsibility for safe operation of your car. i.e., how can somebody outside the car be held responsible for its safe operation?
The judge needs to throw this out, it's a bad idea.
If you think I'm wrong, jump on in the mosh pit and let's get our debate on. ;-)
Sunday, May 29, 2016
A 3 year old boy crawled through a fence and fell into the gorilla enclosure moat at the Cincinnati zoo. After the boy was dragged violently around by the male gorilla (pictured), the zoo personnel had to kill the gorilla to save the boy. How horrible!
If this had been an adult who jumped into the enclosure on purpose, I'd say let the gorillas have him, but this was a dumb kid, obviously not being watched by what I assume to be idiot parents/guardians.
This happens all the time at zoos around the world. How is it possible that every zoo by now, hasn't secured all dangerous animal enclosures against such entrances? How did this happen?
Saturday, May 28, 2016
So far over 4000 babies, the most susceptible, have been born with microcephaly and a few adults have died. Critics blame the Brazilian government for not better controlling the mosquito population.
I have one acronym for you sanctimonious critics......DDT!
The most efficient and potent mosquito control chemical ever invented is kept on the sidelines of the war on mosquito-borne disease because of a ridiculous, poorly done study by a flaky environmentalist Rachel Carson and then FDA head and Greenpeace officer Bill Ruckelshaus who banned it solely because of Carson's stupid book, "Silent Spring".
The smug sanctimony of American environmentalists has condemned millions of third-world peasants to death, disease, and birth defects.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Full grown adults who can't manage to rise above minimum wage at fast food jobs clearly aren't that bright to begin with, but these McDonald's morons in Chicago who're striking for $15/hr minimum wage, in the age of automation, are only hastening their own inevitable replacement by friendly, efficient, clean, prompt, and accurate robots.
They're too dumb to figure out that $15/hr is too high a labor cost for sacking fries, when for $35,000 and a can of 3-and-1 oil, a robot can do it perfectly and without complaint for decades.....much cheaper than human labor.....at least at $15/hr.
Keep marching idiots, and when your A.I. replacements get delivered, you can keep marching on down to the unemployment office and pick up your first of undoubtedly many free checks.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
So the government is overseeing the hybridization of animals and humans......sort of. They're funding the experimentation of putting some human genes into animals to address histo-compatibility problems with transplants etc. Technically these are chimeras, but you mention that word and people go crazy imagining bizarre, gross half man half pig, horror movie creatures.
Relax people, we're not quite there yet.
That said, my motto regarding this sort of science is, if it can be done, is should be done and let the ethics lawyers catch up.
Until they do, I for one would welcome the superior pig-men overlords that would shepherd humanity toward a brighter tomorrow.
The worlds biggest green-energy boondoggle is located in the Mojave Desert. The $2.2 Billion Ivanpah solar farm is necessarily heavily subsidized by taxpayers, has fried to death 3,500 birds in only 15 months of operation, only produces 40% of projected energy output, emits 46,000 metric tons of CO2 because it requires natural gas to operate, and we hear this week that misaligned mirrors caused wires in the 300 foot tower to catch fire.....heh heh heh.
Solar power is a nice idea on a small scale, maybe as a supplement, but it just doesn't work when applied on a large scale. If solar were so wonderful, why does it need so much, of any, natural gas to operate?
If solar power can't be a competitive source of energy in the market place, then it's not ready and taxpayers shouldn't be forced to subsidize this stupid industry.
Regular reader Dave sent this in.....
In Santiago, Chili, a deranged, suicidal man jumped into the lion enclosure, took off all his clothes, and began taunting the lions, one male and one female.
Predictably, the lions were not amused, mauled him, and began dragging him back to their den, presumably to have a nice meal together.
Happy story so far am I right? Not so fast my friend, the Chilean zoo-keepers stupidly elected to shoot and kill both lions to save the man's life. But the man is in grave condition at the hospital and will probably die as wished.
On Rush's show today, Islamic scholar Fareed Zakaria revealed that the Arabic word for "virgins" has been mistranslated and is actually the word for "raisins".
Hilariously, this has grave implications for the profession of suicide bombing. Good luck getting some moron to blow himself up on the promise of 72 raisins in heaven. Heh heh heh.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A friend of mine over on Facebook posted this today. Now not much amuses me, but this cracked me up. I LOL'd.
You know some of these kids look at the stupid crap we thoughtless Americans send them to make ourselves feel charitable and guilt-free as we sleep in safety and air conditioning and wake to $7 cups of coffee at Starbucks, and they think, what a bunch of a-holes!
Still, this is funny as heck.