Saturday, September 27, 2008

China’s First Spacewalk,
Who Cares?

This is getting some play in the media and I think the Associated Press quote down below gives it best in a nutshell:

“A Chinese astronaut on Saturday performed the nation’s first-ever spacewalk, the latest milestone in an ambitious program that is increasingly rivaling the United States and Russia in its rapid expansion,” the Associated Press reported.

Excuse me a second when I laugh. “… increasingly rivaling the United States and Russia in its rapid expansion.

Really? Is China’s space program really going to rival that of the U.S. and Russia because it finally had its first spacewalk? But more importantly, it shouldn’t be getting this much play.

After all, both Russia and the U.S. had their first spacewalk in 1965. But considering China’s love affair with restricting basic human rights and what not, I guess waiting 43 years to catch up to two other world superpowers would be consider “rapid expansion.”

Congratulating China on achieving its first spacewalk nearly half a century behind the rest of the world is like congratulating modern day extreme Muslim clerics for admitting that raped women are victims and shouldn’t be stoned to death.

Sure, maybe I’m being a bit too harsh. For a country that has swamped America and the world with cheap and poorly made products by workers with little to no basic rights and tainted baby milk, China may start to flood the stratosphere with space bicycles and floating sweatshops.

While it’s commendable that China is reaching for the stars, for that is where humans are destine to go, it’s a little late in the day to congratulate it for doing something that has been done repeatedly for more than 40 years now.

The only way China could impress me is if they could get the first man on the moon. Oh, wait …

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Watching Sports
With McCain, Obama?

This burns my bacon. A poll found that people would rather watch a football game with Barack Obama than John McCain.

Who cares? And more importantly, it makes my skin crawl to know there are some people who believe this really matters.

Because do you know there are some people out there who actually will vote for a candidate because he seems like a good guy to watch a game with? Or there are some people who will vote for McCain or Obama because they live in the same state as the candidates, or the same age, or even have the same skin color?

It’s times like this that those radical right-wing militia groups actually make a lot sense by hiding out in the woods and wait for the American government to collapse on itself.

You know what? I could care less if Obama enjoys kicking little old ladies down some stairs or that McCain likes to watch naked farm animals in his underwear. I don’t care if they both have secret sleepovers with each other and watch the Philadelphia Eagles get creamed as they polish their toenails.

Because it doesn’t matter what these people’s personalities are. I don’t want these people to be my friends. I want them fixing the economy and blowing away terrorists before they attack Americans or other innocents first.

But no, nothing is practical anymore. We have to have candidates that appear to be our friends to make us interested in them. Sure, it would be great if a candidate is naturally polite and nice, but that doesn’t mean he can get the job done.

There are so truly mean S.O.B.s out there who know what they’re doing and they’re good at it. They don’t get all touchy, feely and ask how your weekend was, but they make damn sure the company doesn’t go under.

Folks, can we just stick with picking the guy who knows what he’s doing, or at least appears to be, instead of choosing a guy who might make a good drinking buddy? We’re only talking about electing the leader of the free world, after all.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I'm sorry that I haven't posted anything lately, but things have been so busy. It's not easy updating a blog or even finding something witty to talk about.

Although, there was one thing I wanted to discuss, but I'll save it for later.

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll have time to update this over the weekend.