Sunday, August 28, 2005

News Opinion Roundup 

Just wanted to comment on some recent news articles I've seen while perusing the news sites:

1. Steroids - If you are a professional athlete and you do not want to test positive for steroids, here's a helpful hint: Don't take health supplements. Did you make it? no. Do you know exactly what's in it? no. Can you be a good athlete without drugs? it's been done for a very long time before you came along buddy.

2. Cindy Sheehan - I respect that you are grieving for your son, but I have to ask two questions. Why did you not say all these things when Bush did meet with you? Where was your anti-war protest before your son died. This demonstrates all that is wrong with Americans today. I don't care until it affects me...mememememe. Let's all of us take a minute out of our busy lives and just think about somebody else. It does wonders for the soul.

3. Famous evangelists calling for the U.S. to assassinate other world leaders. Now that you've backpedaled and said you were taken out of context, just think about the New Testament. Would Jesus assassinate somebody?

4. Japan/China relations - There is increasing anti-Japan sentiment in China. Restaurants refusing to serve Japanese customers unless they apologize for atrocities commited in WWII, complaints about Japanese textbooks downplaying these atrocities. Yeah, China probably got it pretty bad, but you know what? Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren't in China so they can shut the hell up already. Before you start throwing stones at Japan for what they did 60 years ago, how about let's talk about your human rights policies.

5. Britney Spears talk of retirement once baby is born - Please please please, if only you'd thought of it sooner.

6. Evolution/Intelligent Design debate in Kansas - This debate has taken a strange and interesting turn, and I like it. For details and my opinion on the whole thing, you dear reader have a homework assignment. Open your favorite search engine and put in: Flying Spaghetti Monster. Trust me on this one.

Blog task from Phred 

Having been tagged by Phred for this one,

List 3 things that bug you - things that others may find trivial. Then tag 5 of your friends to do the same:

1. People who go to a public restroom, do their business and then go through the following ritual: a. Go to paper towel dispenser and feed out a length of paper towel, then leave it hanging. b. Wash hands. c. dry hands with the lenght they let out, then use the towel to turn off the water. Bonus irritation points for the people who then use the towel to open that oh so dirty bathroom door. Being germ conscious is one thing, but this borders on obsessive compulsive.

2. Coupon clippers in the quickie lines. One or two coupons is fine, we all like to save money, but when it takes more time to recalculate the coupons than it took to ring up the groceries, use another line for people who have the time to wait.

3. Bling It On. Thankfully, I have not seen this infomercial in some time and that's a good thing. To see a middle aged white woman gushing about her bling just makes my heart sad.

I don't have five bloggers who haven't already been tagged for this so if you are a stranger browsing, please feel free to perpetuate this madness :-).

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