Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's All Fun and Games Until Rick Santorum Gets Nominated

It's fun to bash the current crop of Republican presidential candidates. We can ridicule Romney's hair along with Romneycare. And the Newt jokes are almost too easy. He provides a fertile field yielding a miriad of options. And don't get me started on Ron Paul; his ideas are so different from everything we're used to - that all he has to do is open his mouth and opportunities for mockery just fall out. And it's all just good, clean fun.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bradley Manning Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

While I don't put much stock in the Peace Prize, I take my hat off again to Iceland Parliament member Birgitta Jónsdóttir. According to RT, The Movement of Icelandic Parliament (of which Ms.  Jónsdóttir is a memer) nominated Bradley Manning - whose actions “have helped to fuel a worldwide discussion about America’s overseas engagements, civilian war casualties, imperialistic manipulations, and rules of engagement.” There's a more detailed piece at the International Business Times

The story of Iceland and Birgitta Jónsdóttir and what she did to get her country out of the trouble it was in is inspirational. It seems fitting, to me at least, that such a courageous woman would nominate an American Hero, Bradley Manning, for the Nobel. That is just too perfect.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Sheep Grazing at Best Buy

I don't know the whole story, but I overheard enough to get this: The customer at the "Customer Service" counter at Best Buy was talking to the manager. The customer was (apparently) complaining because his credit card had been billed twice for the same item. The manager was there - explaining - he must have said it 10 time - "Sir, I'm telling you, there is nothing I can do about this"

And the people in line are rolling their eyes and grumbling about the stupid customer. I mentioned to the guy behind me in line - "I miss the good ol' days, when the customer was always right!" to which, the guy responds that the customer isn't always right.