Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Morning Mishegas


How about the establishment clause?   Oklahoma judge Mike Norman sentenced 17 year old Tyler Alred to ten years in church in connection to a drunk diving incident that killed the teenager’s friend.  Church?  I am all for a progressive judge trying to find alternative sentencing, but this is bad for justice AND religion.

Nativity plays will need new casts.  Pope Benedict XVI says there were no oxen, donkeys, or any other animals for that matter at the birth of Jesus.  No word yet if the Three Wiseman are in jeopardy of being cut too.

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas?  Pope Benedict XVI also claims that the entire Christian calendar may also be off due to a 6th century monk’s miscalculation regarding the actual birth date of Jesus.

Never too soon to kiss ass.  Florida Senator Marco Rubio visited Iowa soon after the 2012 Presidential election.  Rubio is building his credentials with the evangelical Iowa caucus crowd where he dodged the question about the age of the earth.  Psst Senator Rubio, scientists generally agree that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.

The right decision for the wrong reason.   Conservative mouthpieces Sean Hannity and Charles Krauthammer immediately after the November 6th presidential results indicated an Obama victory, that they were open to immigration reform.  Really?  Their reasoning had nothing to do with a change in social attitudes, but the realization that the GOP was doomed to future general election failures because Hispanics would continue to vote for Democratic candidates.

Must be the other guy.  Even though approval rating for Congress hovers in the low teens at best, historically 85-90% of House and Senate incumbents are re-elected. 

Welcome to Farmville.  According to the NY Times, there are now more software engineers than farmers.

The Ugly Truth: So far this year there have been 166 active-duty suicides in the army and this does not include servicemen no longer on active duty.

What have you done for me lately?  Auburn fires football coach Gene Chizik two years removed from winning national title.

Not here?:  Imagine a country where everyday 500,000 people lose power for two hours?  Third world right?  Nope, it’s the USA, and I am not talking about Hurricane Sandy type events, I am talking any ordinary day.  But hey, let’s not invest in upgrading our power grid.

But I thought Obama was a big spender?:  The annual federal deficit has fallen faster in the past 3 years than during any period since the 1960’s  As a percentage of GDP, the deficit has fallen from 10.1% to 7%.

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