Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year

Happy New Year!  I hope this post finds you in good spirits and ready to tackle all of the challenges that 2012 is sure to bring, not the least of which is getting back to normal life after a couple of holiday weeks and time off.

A quick check of the headlines this morning seems to indicate that 2012 isn't going to be much different than 2011.  Stupidity, brain damage, bad policy, and general incompetence continues to be prevalent throughout our society.

In the aftermath of a park ranger being shot by a mental defective, a whiny story laments the passing of a law two years ago that allows people to carry guns in national parks.

So, who thinks this guy would have left his guns at home had he not been allowed to have them at the park?  Let me get a show of hands.  Anyone?  Anyone at all?

Yeah, I didn't think so.  I struggle to understand how people of this mindset are even able to dress themselves in the mornings, given their symptoms of extensive brain damage.

Iran has offered to resume negotiations over its nuclear program, while simultaneously threatening its neighbors with war exercises in the Persian Gulf, and directly threatening the United States Navy.

Boy, talk about brain damage.  Do these idiots really believe they have any chance whatsoever against our navy?  Do they really believe the world will allow them to possess nuclear weapons?  The sad thing is that we engage Iran as if they are a responsible and respectable member of the world community, while they've made no secret of their desire to see an entire country and all of its people wiped off the map.

There is yet another story of a responsible, law-abiding citizen (a Marine, actually) falling victim to unconstitutional gun laws in New York. With the rampant moronism on display in New York state government, I'm left wondering why New York hasn't banned jet planes yet.  Apples to apples; think about it.

And, from the Department of Public Stupidity, we have a story of a local library that sent police to the home of a 5 year old girl to collect two overdue books.

Seriously?  Did the library ever consider picking up the phone and giving the family a call first?  Do cops in Boston have nothing better to do than run around and collect overdue library books?  Unbelievable.

One of my favorites from the last few days is Verizon's announcement that it will charge customers for paying their bill.  This, after several major outages affected its highly-touted mobile data network recently.

Was there a government takeover of Verizon when we weren't looking?  Did they hire the Netflix CEO and put him in charge?  Can you hear me now?  Apparently they did, because they backed off that harebrained idea post haste.

Here's hoping everyone has a great 2012!  And remember, if you're an Obama fan, American Idol comes back on soon, so you'd better go get ready.  The rest of you - study up on the candidates and VOTE (for Mitt Romney) in your state caucuses, primaries, and in the November general election!!

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