Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shamu: son of Rambo

So, a killer whale killed somebody. Big surprise there I guess...

No, that's not the news. The news is that the Orlando Sentinel has taken the death of the trainer as a sign that orcas should not be kept in tanks.

Possible correct conclusion. Horrible logic.

This is clearly a sign that trainers do not belong in orca tanks.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Death Knells of Democracy: Mayor Goodman

Rejecting the President

The President will be in Las Vegas Thursday and Friday of this week but the mayor has refused to see him.

In continued backlash to comments Mr. Obama made about "blow[ing] a bunch of cash in Vegas," Mayor Oscar Goodman (Independent) has stated that "I've got other things to do quite frankly for my constituents here in Las Vegas [than meet with the President]".

Power to the mayor, seriously. Mr. Goodman's job title says "Mayor of Las Vegas" not "Sycophant to the President".

Monday, February 15, 2010

Death Knells of Democracy: Senator Bayh

Quitting the Senate

Today two-term Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) announced that he will not seek re-election in November.

Among his comments:
    For some time, I have had a growing conviction that Congress is not operating as it should. There is too much partisanship and not enough progress -- too much narrow ideology and not enough practical problem-solving. Even at a time of enormous challenge, the peoples' business is not being done...
    To put it in words most people can understand: ...I do not love Congress.
    I am constantly reminded that if Washington, D.C., could be more like Indiana, Washington would be a better place.
Define the state of democracy if elected officials can't even stand the stench in Washington.