Government bailout program.

So the U.S. economy is in shambles thanks to the reckless investments of various holdings companies. The President is asking us to help bail them out by supporting a bill which would allow the government to “lend” $700 billion to one of a few companies, along with “lending” the needed funds to others.

Here’s what I sent to a friend to say in response to an email asking for support.

“So, you want the government to bail out the companies that screwed up? Sure, no problem. Speaking of screw-ups, I just lost a $200,000 bet on the football game last week. I will be sure to vote in the way you speak if you can help me out with that debt. Now, knowing that you don’t give a damn about MY troubles, why should I let YOU use MY tax money to help out companies that are publicly traded and not partially owned by ME? I did not cause THEM to screw up – THEY did. It’s time for people and companies to take responsibility for their actions and I refuse to support the bailout program for that very reason.

Sincerely,

A responsible person”

Kiss my ass. Do not ask us to help companies if you, the government, are spending billions of dollars on FOREIGN AID while leaving Americans without jobs. Do not ask us to help companies if you, the government, are spending more on the war in Iraq (read oil) than you are spending on finding alternative means of fuel. Do not ask us to help companies if you, the government, are trying to help out your friends and not helping the millions of Americans who are living at or below poverty level or who are homeless.

This graphic depicts who actually benefits from this “plan” that you are putting in:
700bil

You, the government, are representatives of every American citizen. If 66.7% of Americans say no to this and you push it through then how are you representing us? It is time for a vote. Oh, and not a vote like the Presidential races of 2000 or 2004. We need Switzerland to monitor the balloting process and determine what side wins. I’m tired of the government screwing that up, too!

Where are the bodies?

Everyone needs to get a copy of Bigger Stronger Faster and make up their own minds about steroid use. My opinions are listed below.

1: steroids for athletes is like knowledge for IT pros – both enhance your performance at work.

2: women take hormones all the time to control “womanly” issues and to make them FEEL BETTER. why can’t men?

3: people wear glasses to see better. does this not enhance performance? can steroids make you hit/catch a ball better? nope. can glasses? yep.

4: viagra. nuff said.

5: if you have plastic surgery and get a job based on your looks (strippers, models, etc) would that surgery be considered performance enhancement?

6: if america is all about being the best then why ban something that’s naturally occurring in every single person on the planet? why ban something that will make you bigger, stronger and faster than others? isn’t that what competition is all about? everyone has an unfair advantage over someone else in some aspect of life. for example, if you take bill gates’ knowledge and put him against that of someone with a 70 iq, would that not be an unfair advantage toward gates? does that mean that he should be banned from writing computer software because his learning capacity is far beyond that of the other person? let’s say that person with the 70 iq took smart pills to make their brain capacity and comprehension ability increase. that person can now compete with gates and his intellect. should he be banned from writing software because he took something to get smarter?

Wow, people might actually be good at what they do!!!

I’m not saying that just anyone should use steroids. I’m not even saying that they should inject/ingest them without a doctor’s supervision. I just wish the government would let individuals decide if they want to do something. It is not up to the government to tell me what I can do with my body. This government interference inherently violates the United Nations Univeral Declaration of Human Rights, article 25.

Article 25:
1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Just something else to think about.

Passing gas provokes battery charge

What the hell is the world coming to????

From www.wsaz.com

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — As if getting a DUI wasn’t enough, a man arrested for driving under the influence got in a lot more trouble at the police station.

Police stopped Jose Cruz on Route 60 in South Charleston Monday night for driving with his headlights off.

Then, he failed sobriety tests and was arrested.

When police were trying to get fingerprints, police say Cruz moved closer to the officer and passed gas on him. The investigating officer remarked in the criminal complaint that the odor was very strong.

Cruz is now charged with battery on a police officer, as well as DUI and obstruction.

Here’s a copy of the complaint