In explaining his recent veto of a healthcare and education funding bill, President Bush said, "The (Democratic) majority was elected on a pledge of fiscal responsibility, but so far it's acting like a teenager with a new credit card.” This from one of the biggest spending Republicants ever to hold office? And who wouldn’t be proud of a teenager who used a credit card to pay for healthcare and education instead of, say, clothes, junk food and iPods? I’d call that responsible.
A trio of very irresponsible teens in my area drilled into an ammonia pipe earlier this week, causing injury to themselves and the evacuation of many area residents. Though the perps said they were looking for money(?) in the pipe, some have speculated they wanted to use the ammonia to make crystal meth. Who knew that could be synthesized from so many common liquids, like ammonia and cough medicine? I feel so naive. Are we raising a generation of chemists?
Let those puppies breath and let those babies feed, ladies. I want my peanuts back, on planes and anywhere else I choose to eat ‘em. Feel free to breastfeed as much as you like, as it can help prevent nut allergies in your children. A pair of great issues that go great together.
A hammerhead shark in Nebraska(!) has reproduced asexually. Yes folks, a genuine virgin birth. Can the formation of a massive shark-based religion be far behind this event? I envision billions of people walking around with shark fin-shaped pendants dangling from necklaces.
And speaking of virgin births: Risking its tax-exempt status (yeah, right!), the US Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging followers to vote (which equals politics) based on their faith. The big no-nos, according to their statement, are stem cell research, gay marriage, euthanasia, abortion and human cloning. No stance on bloody wars, but let’s make sure those Nancy boys don’t do anything to make themselves happier in life!
After examining my priorities and overall direction in life, I have decided that BogsBlog will go dark indefinitely at the end of this month. It's been fun, rewarding, frustrating, and a whole lot of other mostly positive things. I've enjoyed working on my writing chops (especially the satirical ones) here regularly for well over two years now; my first post was August 2005. But there are still things that I have yet to achieve that are tugging at me, and while I find being your host rewarding, it also takes away time from things that I probably should be doing. Perhaps I will find time again for this down the road. I do hope you will continue to come by and contribute to the conversation here through the end of November at least. It should be fun. Tell your friends.