Thursday, November 15, 2007

Childish Behavio(u)r Abounds

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.

10 comments:

Hellpig said...

awww Bogs ...that sux....so whatcha gunna do? throw your support behind Clinton and her socialist republic of america campaighn....or save a few extra thousand dollars to help ease the new dem tax hikes which are on the way.....or you gunna hit the trail with the global warming rhetoric of al the fraud gore?.....

Or didu finally wake up and relise that liberalism is a mental disorder...

Anyhow wish u all the luck Bogs tip a guinny for me ...

Pete Bogs said...

helly - I assure you my decision in no way indicates a change in my viewpoints... I am still collecting heads for the cause... I need to devote some time to longer form writing projects I have been neglecting... they're not going to write themselves...

thanks for the good wishes... I tipped it last night!

LeftLeaningLady said...

Well you have been thinking about it for a while and you have obviously made up your mind. You will be missed.

I will continue to check in between now and the end of the month. Maybe you will be back some day!

Good luck with your other writing.

Pete Bogs said...

LLL - thanks... I have a lot to say, and I am sure this type of writing will tug at me before long... it's a matter of whether I find I can manage both at the same time... we'll see...

Jack K. said...

I am among the throngs who will miss your missives here in blogsville.

I hope this doesn't mean you will stop visiting some of our postings to keep us on the straight and narrow.

Whenever I enjoy a guinny I think of you. I wish you well in your future endeavors.

Please let us know when you are published. It will certainly be great read.

And, please continue to...
serve others, care about others, and share the love in your heart.

Pete Bogs said...

jack - thanks for all the sentiments! I'll be around, I'm just halting my "online column" for other things...

she said...

bogshond. i understand. and i wish you every success. you will be missed. you were there when i started (as ol' K9) and one of my very first on the blogroll. thanks for two great years. stop by now and then and let us know how you are. maybe another summit or just plain ol get together when i come down to the ranch in june?maybe once was enough for you. howwwwwwwwwl. take good care of yourself and vaya con dios mon frere.

Pete Bogs said...

she - I'll be around... thanks, the pleasure's been all mine...

EVERYONE - I'm not finished yet! expect about a half-dozen more posts before the end of the month...

Bird said...

well bogs - this is totally unacceptable!

but completely understandable.

my own blogging has slowed quite a bit - in part because i am writing other work more seriously right now. in part because ... well... because.

hope you won't just shut down the blog completely - perhaps keep it up so if the mood strikes - you can regale us with your wit. and we can stop by on occassion and tempt you.

and a word to the pig: where the hell ya been pig? did you miss me?

how's the crab up in washington? you've no idea how pissed i am about the oil spill down here. the beach is a mess, the birds are in poor shape and there ain't no crab season in sight. i suffer so.

and what's this, she, about a potential visit in june to locales near bogs? keep me posted. but what about a west coast blog summit this spring? bogs - you should come out - we need to tour the bars my friend and hoist a pint or two love. i'm sure we can pull AB west, and helly - bring your boat down the coast- let the leftist leaning, latte sipping, SF family valued. whack-job of a liberal city girl show you a good time! she - you're already committed to a visit in my book. hahahaha!

flap/flap/flap
happy thanksgiving to all!

Pete Bogs said...

bird - I'll be around... I'd love to visit SF... never been to Cali, and have some other aquaintances out there... it comes down to money, and there are some other trips competing for my attention next year... we shall see...

She was talking about another Central Florida Bloggers Summit, like last May... I am certainly game for it...