Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Signs of the times

You know how churches have screens with information displayed during service? Like "Will the owner of green Honda Accord with MD plates XXXX please move your car?" or "Sister Toyin, please come to the children's church"? Well guess what they were displaying at my church this past Sunday:

Foreclosure Avoidance Classes: Sign up now!!!

I read it and I chuckled to myself. Several months ago, those screens were displaying:

Sign up for Homebuying 101. Classes filling up fast!!!

How times have changed. Even though the educated and informed folks have not officially declared the "home as a business" bubble a bust, I keep seeing the signs. I woke up this morning to hear NBC4 advertising a "how to avoid foreclosure" segment.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What's wrong with rich people?

I am talking about rich people getting in legal trouble for stupid crimes. Like driving under the influence. Why not just hire a freaking driver? I mean most of these rich people have enough free loaders to pick one as driver. So to you Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson and other rich people who've gotten in trouble for DUI, hire a freaking driver and stop being a nitwit!

Also, why would a rich NFL player already in legal and job trouble go to a strip club? I am talking about you, Pacman Jones. If you must see naked women why not just put up a pole in your humongous basement and bring them there? Because no good ever come from strip clubs. None. No one ever had an epiphany in a strip club.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Enemy of my enemy...

Is the enemy of your enemy really your friend? Yes says the US Army. You may know that the Sunnis and Shiites are trying to kill each other in Iraq, while blowing up the occasional US soldier. Well the US has now determined that since the Shiites are supported by Al Qaeda, the best policy is to arm the Sunnis in their fight against the Shiites. Let me say that again: the US Army is supplying weapons to the same insurgents that are responsible for numerous IED attacks on American soldiers.

Now you may think "of course this is propaganda being spread by liberal democrats to discredit The Surge". Well the chief architect of the surge confirmed this himself on yesterday's Fox Morning Show with Chris Wallace. General David H. Petraeus was asked and he confirmed it. A sane person would wonder "what's going to stop these Sunnis from turning those same weapons on us?" General Petraeus has that covered. They collect biometric information from the Sunnis before releasing the weapons. How stupid and naive is that? This is coming from the last best hope to salvage the war in Iraq.

So if you are an American soldier deployed in Iraq, you can take comfort in one thing: if you are shot dead with a bullet supplied by America to a Sunni insurgent, we'll be able to track him down. Of sure you'll still be dead but we'll know at least 1 Sunni can not be trusted.