Wednesday, January 5, 2011

You stand a better chance of dying from E Coli than a terrorist attack.

-        Captain Owen Honors (irony much) was permanently relieved of his command of the USS Enterprise following the release of raunchy comedy videos that were created in 2006 and 2007 when Honors served as the ships Executive Officer.  In a related news story, Victor Willis and Alex Briley of the Village People were quoted as saying “We smell a comeback.”
-        The incoming GOP lawmakers and other freedom fighters (yeah right) are up in arms about the lame duck Congress’ passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 because it clearly represents further government encroachment into our lives; after all the last food safety act was passed in the 1930’s.  According to the CDC “About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases...”  For fiscal 2011, the CDC’s budget totals $10.6Billion.  On September 11th 2011 2,977 citizens were killed during the terrorist attacks in NY, PA, and the Pentagon, and in 9+ years we have spent ~$1.2TRILLION on the war on terror, which does not include domestic and global costs for law enforcement and surveillance.  I am by no stretch trying to equate food safety and 9/11 in terms.  However, doesn’t it make sense for us to invest in and fund the agencies that are here to protect our food supply at 1%of what we have spent in Afghanistan and Iraq?  Thanks Wendy for the post idea.
-        I have to admit that the Rihanna/Drake “What’s My Name?” has me hooked.  Is that uncool?
-        Add John Stossel and Tucker Carlson to the list of ‘news’ personalities who’s Faux News mandated lobotomies have been processed.  Stossel went on a one hour rant falsely claiming that the minimum wage leads to unemployment.  Only to be trumped by Carlson’s rant about Michael Vick “But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that.”
-        Expect within the next 60 days Palin and company to dust off the drill baby drill chant when gas continues its climb towards $4/gallon.  I will counter chant with Volt Mother F—ker Volt.
-        Christopher Knight, the Brady Bunch’s Peter Brady, is being sued by his former accountant for assault.   Hope Knight wins because I hear they don’t serve pork chops and applesauce in the big house.
-        One final note on New Year’s Eve, can ABC please stop bringing out Dick Clark?  No matter how much the family gets for using his name, his dignity is more valuable.  And is it my imagination or did he also get some cosmetic surgery since last year?  Jeez.

No comments:

Post a Comment