Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pretty fly for a Black Guy

This article in the Onion covers it pretty well. My initial reaction (besided puking, which is normal for a Lions fan) to the game Sunday was to speculate on how well a White quarterback would have done in that situation.

Good to know that- at least once in a while- the Onion and I agree.

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry

Here's a video from Channel 7 in Detroit. The Governor has a plan to build a new headquarters for the State Police, even though nobody seems to think it's necessary.

Of course, the developer is a friend and contributor. And he didn't have to bid on the deal either.

Want to know why Michigan is totally hosed, watch this video. It pretty much says it all.

There are some choppy portions, right where the developer denies that his contributions to the Democrats have anything to do with the deal. But he actually claims that legislators do what's best for the State.

Another good reason why I hate democrats.

Thanks to Nick and RightMichigan.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pissing in our corn flakes

Here's one from Mark Steyn. Sometimes I wonder if these people have even the remotest idea how the real world works. Or if one can be a reasonably successful entertainer and still have any semblance of sanity.

A completely broken system

This really irks me. "Final Push"? The last time I pulled out my copy of the Constitution and synched it with my calendar, it reminded me that the presidential election isn't until November of 2008. According to the calendar, it's now September of 2007.

Let me check the math here.... So we're better than 13 months away from the election. And we're into the "final push"?


I think we need to go back to the old fashioned way. Or do something. My first thought was to just have every primary on one day. But wouldn't that kinda work out to just another election? If you held open primaries, then wouldn't Al Gore claim that he won more votes in the Democratic primary than Bush won in the Republican, and therefore he should be president?

Maybe we just need to do away with primaries altogether. Either nominate the candidates at the party convention, or do away with them altogether: just let people mark down the name of the person they want elected, and toss it into the ballot box. Then count the votes.

But no. Instead, we're gonna be stuck with this stupidity, where the election will be whittled down to two candidates before the Super Bowl.

Call me a grumpy old fuddy-duddy, but I think it's just another piece of evidence that we have a serious problem in this country. We need to get rid of this latest stupidity dumped on us by the politicians, and start over.