This whole mosque debate in New York City has really brought out the worst in some people. Politicians are using the debate for their own benefit of course, proclaiming the site of the building (two blocks, or two football fields, away from ground zero) is somehow insensitive. They forget of course that the people who will use the mosque and community center are American citizens and visitors; but hey, why let a little thing like the Constitution get in the way of a chance to gain some political ground, right? Check out today's Letters to the Editor section of the Post Standard to see where our national debate has sunk too.
On a lighter note, enjoy the dance party video..."Why Can't We Be Friends"
Feel Free to Be an Idiot...Just Not Anonymously
Thursday 08-12-2010 3:09pm ET
From The Mind of a Genius
A Pennsylvania judge has put all anonymous internet morons on notice...you do NOT have the right to absolute anonimity when you defame or threaten someone in a chat room or on a forum. The case stems from a school official whose life was threatened by several people on the internet. He sued to get the names of the posters revealed, and won his case. The ACLU, who was defending the posters, has turned over the names of the individuals involved. Bravo for the judge.
Also looks like there is another story coming from the ruckus on the plane where the flight attendent took to the intercom, blasted a few passengers, then pulled an emergency slide and slid off it as a final farewell. Some passengers say the flight attendent was actually the rude and obnoxious one, and may be to blame for the whole thing. Well, there goes that book deal!
Enjoy the dance party viceo, Green Day live on German TV doing one of my favorite songs....
I Want it NOW!
Wednesday 08-11-2010 2:36pm ET
From The Mind of a Genius
Sorry about not blogging for awhile, I've gotten caught up in the whole Facebook thing, but now that the page is up and running, I'll be back here daily.
Can someone tell me when we became a country of spoiled brats? Of course, for decades we've had it really good in this country, certainly since the 50's. The greatest standard of living in the world, everything we could possibly want, and yet all most Americans do is complain about really petty stuff. I know I'm going to sound old, butit seems like this new generation is the worst yet when it comes to whining. Teens now are so used to having things immediately, from food to video games to whatever, that none of them (or practically none of them) are able to wait even a few minutes for something without complaining. And don't think it's just the younger generation: You know full well that if you sit at a stop light, and the guy ahead of you doesn't go AS SOON as the light turns green, you're all over the horn. Think you are immune? Here's an experiment that will help you slow down: Get rid of your microwave for a week. I dare you. We haven't had a microwave is at least 7 years, maybe more. It makes you plan meals, actually prepare meals, just SLOW down even just a little bit. And the food tastes better too.