Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Time to Rant

Well, I've let this thing set for a while, and it doesn't seem to be making my life any better. I guess now I'll try posting to it and see if that helps any.

What shall I rant about first? It seems that so many good topics are already taken, so I'll just tag on a few general comments on these topics, and go from there.

Illegal Immigration
Sure, they contribute to the economy, just like every other criminal. Next time you get a quick police response, thank a pedophile for keeping staffing levels up. EMTs save your life? Thank an IV drug user for his contribution to their funding and training. A quick count shows 15 body shops in this town of 15,000; how many would go out of business if not for the drunk drivers? We don't try to protect or justify any of those, so no more coddling of illegal immigrants.

Inappropriate Cell Phone Usage
I've actually seen a cashier so engrossed in her personal (and I mean personal in the sense of “things that shouldn't be discussed within earshot of anyone but your doctor or priest,” too) conversation that she never even realized I had gotten my phone out, and was chewing out her manager over her behavior while at the register.

Gun Control
On second thought, maybe I shouldn't even get started on that right now. Suffice it to say that my idea of acceptable gun control is a 10” group at the appropriate range for your weapon rapid fire, or smaller for slowfire.

Health Care
Right now, I'm seriously considering getting all my non-emergent needs taken care of in one fell swoop before things go to hell in a handbasket with more government control.

Police Brutality
Whatever works when it's needed. My preferred solution to high-speed chases would involve lobbying Ithaca to bring back the Mag-10 Roadblocker, and booting any CLEO that doesn't authorize its use immediately when a suspect runs...on foot or in a vehicle. Okay, maybe they can use rock salt for the ones on foot.
OTOH, I'd like to see all the dirty cops have their badges tattooed on their foreheads before being released into general population at the nearest prison.

The Droopy-Drawers Thing
Does this even need a rant? How can anybody think that wearing their pants at half-mast is anything but dumb-looking?

I'll have to get back to this later; I know I'm leaving out some good rant topics, but my mind is going blank.


emergencyem said...

Oh my gosh!

I'm blog rolling you! We have a lot of the same views on things!

KD5NRH said...

Thanks! I've read a few of your posts before, but somehow didn't have you in my lists. That should be fixed soon :)