12 March 2010

And That's What Really Grinds My Gears....

Johnny Cash Has A Message For All Those Things That Grind My Gears

Here is a rant of things that have been bothering me:

I know the trial will be held somewhere else now, but Attorney General Eric Holder wanted to hold a civilian trial for the terrorists involved in the attacks of September 11, 2001, and have the trial in New York City. This defied logic on two ends. Military justice should be applied to an act of war. Not civilian justice. No Miranda rights. The Underwear Bomber, in a sub-rant, was read his Miranda rights fifteen minutes after he tried to blow up a plane and kill every body on it. Once again, this should be tried as an act of war. The extent of their rights can be found in the Geneva Convention. On the other end, New York City?! Three thousand native New Yorkers, whether they lived in Jersey or wherever, multiplied by the number of people who knew them and loved them, sixty, eighty, a hundred, and that is how many people that can't escape the media coverage if they hold the trial in New York City. How insensitive can you be Holder? Aside from that, you have NYPD officers providing security for the people who killed their brothers and sisters in law enforcement. Despicable. It makes me think what Holder's real agenda is.

The ban of salt in New York restaurants has been proposed by a New York lawmaker. I have no problem with the government regulating the food served in schools, but they have no business telling me what to eat. I am a grown man. It's bad enough the local government regulates how high my bushes can be, where I can park my unregistered car, and whether I can put an addition on my house. I'm not giving the government power to regulate my diet because other people are fat. Salt, sugar, transfats, whatever. Freedom of choice should be as much a no-brainer as being able to shoot my own food. These rights came from God, not my government. Keep your hands off my rifle and my salt.

Those G.D. Time-Warner ads really bug me. Roadrunner is supposed to be the fastest internet access around yet they offer a "power boost". What a crock! Former comedian/present shill Mike O'Malley walks around an antique shop, cranks an old phone, and asks the viewer if they want an outdated technology delivering their internet service. DSL is not dial-up, you morons. But you know that already. If roadrunner is so fast then why do they need a "power boost"? I had DSL for three years and it was just as fast as roadrunner. Their commercials fall between misleading and outright lies. And then there is the old lady who holds a press conference and says that she only signed up because of Jenny, the sweet, young girl who was the service representative. Yeah, I make all my decisions based on whether I like the person who took my phone call or not. What a crock.

I covered this before but Steward Governor Paterson wants to seize the Public Market in Henrietta, New York, take the twelve million dollars it has accrued via competent management and fiscal responsibility, and liquidate the assets. Dismantling a successful business that contributes to the tax base defies logic.

Does putting black boxes in all new cars bother anyone else? The runaway Toyotas prompted discussion that black boxes in vehicles could determine how fast drivers go, when they braked, when they left the house, where they went, and how long they stayed there. Patch it in to the cameras that overlook every parking lot and the list of our purchases that stores track, and we can determine what any person did on any given day. Sounds scary to me.

A few other things: talk shows where they talk over each other, public figures who answer a different question than the one you asked them, the Buffalo Bills vowing to change their ways then staying the course, and girls who try to trash talk about sports but have no clue. So, with apologies to the writers of Family Guy, that's what really grinds my gears.

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