Framing the Dialogue

Archive for May, 2010

News Briefs – Volume VIII

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1:  Big New York Brother wants to use the occasion of the failed truck bomb to “flood Manhattan” to stop future attacks.  Someone needs to explain how an inanimate object like a video camera will stop attacks.  Will they be fitted with propulsion systems to they can hurl themselves at would be attackers?  It would be more economical to use drones to fly over the city like on the television series “24.”  My prediction is that they’ll buy cameras made in China.

Update – Mad Hatter

A local middle and high school had to be evacuated yesterday.  Nearly 2,000 students, faculty and officials were forced out of the school and sent to the local football field and they were later sent home.  Two students and three custodians had to be decontaminated and hazardous materials responders had to be brought in.

If you read the original post you probably guessed that mercury was somehow involved and it obviously was leaked.  I seems that a student broke…drum roll please…a thermometer.  I bet you thought that the student broke a CFL bulb.

Liberal Alters – Abortion

Liberals have many alters to which they worship.  None may be as divisive in our country as abortion.  Abortion is always portrayed as a rather complex issue about a woman’s body or when life begins couched in flowery terms like “pro  choice.”  The basic issue is  rather simple with some complex scenarios that can be debated.  Proof that abortion is a liberal alter is their support of partial birth abortion.

Immigration I Can Live With

Relax I am not for open borders allowing a bunch of people to overtax our economy.  I am thinking about a forced immigration policy where we can go and drag a person back to our side of the border.  We would overly compensate the individual for their inconvenience and allow familial visits or suggest that they bring their family with them.  We could even substitute a similar person.

I’m A Cart Watcher

A hobby that I have developed is cart watching.  When we Costco shop we generally have lunch and I love to watch what other people buy.  A friend of mine calls it the 200 club because that is about what it costs to get out of the store.  I recently spoke to the local manager on a busy Saturday and he told me that their revenue averages around a half million dollars on a typical Saturday.  It is amazing how fast you can get to a hundred or even two hundred dollars.