Monday, June 12, 2006

 

More Random Thoughts

OH! Blow it out your trunk!
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060612/D8I6KKJ00.html

PETA, no that's not People Eating Tasty Animals, is protesting the Los Angeles Zoo over the death of Gita the elephant. It seems that the non-evolved group blames the zoo and its director, John Lewis, for poor Gita's demise. According to the AP story, the average life span of elephants in captivity is 42 years. Gita lived to the ripe, old, elephant age of 48. Perhaps Gita should have been returned to the wild where poachers could have shot and killed her years ago. PETA would like that, wouldn't they?

Cola Wars Part Deux
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=390171&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=

First, they legislated against God in the schools. Then, they legislated against tobacco in public. Now, soda pops are in their cross-hairs. Oh! The inhumanity of it all.

"Doctors will this week declare war on America's soft drinks industry by calling for a 'fat tax' to combat the nation's obesity epidemic," Britain's Daily Mail reports. Further, they call for "the amount of salt added to burgers and processed foods to be halved." WHAT!!! Less salt on my burger? Ok, ok. Just don't mess with my french fries or it will be considered an act of war.

Liberal Concerns are Killing US Soldiers
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MILITARY_HUMVEES_ROLLOVERS?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US

Only a few months ago, liberal pundits stated that President Bush and the Republicans did not care about the American soldier because of the lack of armor on the military humvees. Now, we find that the added armor is getting more soldiers killed and wounded.

"An analysis of the Army's ground accident database, which includes records from March 2003 through November 2005, found that 60 of the 85 soldiers who died in Humvee accidents in Iraq - or 70 percent - were killed when the vehicle rolled, the newspaper reported. Of the 337 injuries, 149 occurred in rollovers," according to military reports and the Dayton Daily News.

While the safety of our soldiers should be foremost on everyone's mind, we should not overburden them with armor to the point that they are easier targets or the armor itself kills them. A rush to blame has led to an error in design and our soldiers are paying the price.

If the Democrats on the far left are correct in blaming Bush and the Republicans for the soldiers death for lack of armor, then the same liberal Democrats are to blame for the deaths of at least 85 soldiers and the injuries to 149 others. Personally, both ideas are ridiculous. War is hell and always will be. However, there are times when war is a necessary evil and soldiers and civilians will die. That has always been a part of human history. It always will be. Touchy-feely emotions will never change that. So let the soldiers fight, let the military decide what armor is necessary, and let the politicians stand pat once the war is started.

Comments:
listen up folks! why are we letting people tell us what is good for us and what is not? if our parents did not raise us to know that 13 cans of coke a day is over doing it a bit that is your problem, not the governments problem. apparently SOMEONE has gotten really bored at work and is scrounging for something to do!
 
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