Archive for February, 2007

Illegal Aliens

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Illegal aliens, illegal aliens, illegal aliens, illegal aliens, illegal aliens, illegal aliens, illegal aliens,

There! I said it. Florida and the rest of the country is full of illegal aliens. What does that mean? Illegal = not legal, against the law. Alien = belonging to or owing allegiance to another country. We are full of non US citizens who have entered this country illegally. They are illegal aliens.

Now some bleeding heart nut case of a state legislator here in Florida, Sen. Frederica Wilson, wants to make the term “illegal alien” illegal itself. She doesn’t like the word “alien” and would prefer “immigrant.” What, is she totally nuts? What is an immigrant? A person who takes up residence in another country, yes. But they are not here legally. What the hell is with these people we elect. What the hell is the matter with us for electing them, for that matter. Sheesh! There must be better things for an elected lawmaker to do, than to worry that we might “hurt the feelings” of some one who’s breaking the law. Too damn bad.


Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

We have a weekly staff meeting with my boss and part of my team. We have projects were working on an various things for discussion. At the end there’s a round-table–we go around and everyone has a chance to bring up topics. Finally, at the end, he asks if there’s any do-overs. In other words, something forgotten, passed by, or needing more discussion.

Life is not like that. We live the road we’ve traveled, and it’s pointless to wonder “what if” I had the chance to do it over. What if I had taken this turn instead of that? What if….

I watched a 1973 movie called “That Certain Summer” last night. I never saw it before. But I wonder, what would I have done, how would it have affected my life, if I had seen this in 1973. At the time, I was a ‘wet behind the ears’ college student, not really understanding who I was or where I was going in life. When I look back, I can’t help but wonder, “what if I’d seen this film….” But, live has no do-overs. What about the film? Look it up!

No-News News

Friday, February 9th, 2007

I am struck by the lack of real news on TV, especially the cable news channels–and I mean ALL of them. First, this past week they dwelled on the story of the Astronaut who came to Florida to kidnap or assault or maybe kill another astronaut due to a love triangle of some sort. Then it was the Anna Nicole Story. Sheesh! Enough. I really don’t care. True, the local news is full of it as are the Internet web sites. But the local news is thankfully brief, and on the Internet news web sites, at least I can click through to avoid the overly sensationalistic stories and look for real news.

I don’t know, I think cable news will die if it keeps this up. What about real news? Who cares about Anna Nicole. They are glamorizing a life and lifestyle that ended in premature death. By glamorizing it, young people may look up to it and try to imitate it. Sure, they think they’re smarter than to be caught dying prematurely. Little do they know…..

Boo to cable new for their overly sensationalistic reporting. They truly are going the route of no-news news. Shame!