June 25, 2011

The Casey Anthony Fixation

Filed under: current events,opinion — Penrod @ 5:22 PM
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Granted – Any small child’s murder/death tugs at any sensible person’s heart strings – but this is ‘a one person tragedy’ – Our entire #USA is at risk of being destroyed from multiple directions – Yet, the #MSM devotes as much – or MORE time to the covering of the #Anthony Child story than important national and world events – It is as if there is nothing else in the world as important as the following an insignificant blurb in ‘short term history’ – There is a perversion and insanity to this – Are we hopelessly entwined within the proverbial “Melt Down” that  some have predicted – or are we to be just another historical example of a  “ROME” type pseudo dynasty –  to be brought down by Arabs, Muslims, and other internal and external Huns? –  OR, do we TAKE BACK #AMERICA, DAMN IT?

Personally, I don’t care whether the mother, Casey, is found guilty or innocent of the murder charge.  If she killed her daughter Caylee, she is guilty.  Or if her actions or inaction resulted in a neglectful death-causing accident, she is just as guilty.  A ‘normal’ mother would most likely have the shame to walk off into the woods and blow her brains out in grief.  But NO, we have to be assaulted day in and day out, with a story that JUST DOESN’T MATTER.

Proof-read THIS!

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May 15, 2011

Powerful Pain Relief?

Filed under: current events,humor,observations,opinion — Penrod @ 11:29 AM
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My Head Is Gonna ‘Splode

There needs to a self-imposed law for “cable news outlets”, that forbids them from showing us those repetitive “short shots” of accompanying video file-footage when reporting on STALE news.  You know, the kinds of video clips where, apparently,  the camera people cannot focus on a subject for more than twenty seconds.  These “gems” are later fed to us as though they were rare works of art.  But after only the first few hundred viewings, its:  “this dog don’t hunt” time.

I now live in fear that we will see some exciting shots of a flood gate spilling streams of water, into some spillway – for ever and ever.  I mean, I feel sadness, and my heart goes out to those living within the flood plains of the Mississippi River, for all that they are going through – but for God’s sake – we /understand/ that water is flowing through that damned spillway.

Worse, is when there is a topical discussion taking place in a news studio, and the producers have only about 20 seconds of “related” video on hand.  Somehow, they feel they have the critical, professional duty to play a loop of it, in a box,  ad nauseam.  How could we not be enthralled over the very sight of it – no less the report, for that matter.  And, to that matter, the “guests” are most likely just shouting at each other the entire time.

Every time some fool on FOX, CNN, or MSNBC even mentions the word ‘Osama’, you can bet the farm, you will see that idiot walking up the rocks, and  down the rocks – over and over and over.  Ten years later, we /still/ see Bin Laden examining his trusty AK-47 , (with a keen lack of interest equal to ours).  It actually makes me yearn to watch “ACTIVON” commercials over and over and over –  to relieve the pain.  Powerful Pain Relief, indeed.

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January 20, 2011


Filed under: astrophysics,commentary,humor — Penrod @ 4:01 PM
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Right now I am struggling with two theories.  One is the “Everything (E8) Theory”, which deals with, like, everything.  The other is the “Repair (leaky faucet) Plumbing Theory”.  The second one is really confounding me.







the everything plumbing theory

January 15, 2011

CEOs: 200x overpaid

Filed under: opinion — Penrod @ 12:44 AM
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Recently, I overheard a (Fox News?) program as it referred to something  purportedly said by Ben Afleck  (paraphrasing):

“There was a time when CEOs made 9x the average person’s salary.  Now the average CEO makes 200x what the average person makes.”

This blurb was like a cry in the night.  Do people hear and understand was was said? Does anyone pay attention? This type of situation is simply revolting!  For health concerns, I tried to immediately stop my juices from over-boiling.  But it was no use – so here we go………….

Are (given the above quirp) CEOs 200x better than the average person today, or is the distribution of weath horribly skewed?  (When I say “CEOs” I refer to them in general, and the system they control, or of which thare are a part.)

And don’t, right away give me that: “Well, they earned it, so they have it” kind of stuff.  If the playing field was as equal today as it was, say in the post WWII years of the 1950s, then an argument could be made to that way of thinking.

But, since those “golden days” when people had morals, and life was as fair as could be expected, the greedy decision-makers did as they did best: they decided…..then they created ways of increasing their positions, at the very cost of the innocents who only wanted to do their honest days’ work for an honest wage.  The CEOs stole from them! Period!

They went into partnerships with overseas concerns.  They looked for the cheapest possible cost for the maximum possible gain.  All the time they were not considering “where they lived” or what would be the “long term outcome”, or “is it okay to stab your own country in the back”?  Let’s face it. The CEOs acted simply as traitors to the United States of America.

Am I as a singlular person bitter?  Hell yes I am!  I worked hard all of my life, and did so in a way that an average person might reasonably consider that his/her work was to be enough for his/her fair share in the good that America offered.  This share, in an amount that befits his/her fair status in life.  But being (in effect) raped was never expected by those who honestly went about their daily work in an honest way.

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