Tuesday, April 5, 2011

'Waaay-too-Old People, SSI, and Taxes

@Wild West - It is true that when people stop benefiting society, they have no business collecting any money of any kind. It would be great if they would just keel over and put us all out of their misery. Still, there is no such thing as "a right to die." In fact, we have an inalienable right to life, as guaranteed by The Declaration of Independence. It's true, too, that this guarantee makes capital punishment illegal, and I think that's pretty poor because there are a lot of individuals who should be executed, whether they've been arrested or not. . .and God is probably trying to teach [that ninety-something couple] a lesson on selfishness, but they're not clever enough to take the hint.

However, regarding the opposite end of mortal life, there are not too many children in this world, and in general, those who are well-oiled baby-making machines are not the kind of people who have tax returns; they are usually people who get paid under the table and those who feel entitled to welfare checks to express their great love of cigarettes, all day, every day. There are some parents of larger families, who take good care of their kids, and those people deserve tax-breaks. Just because you deem your own DNA unfit to have a legacy, doesn't mean everybody else should avoid participating in procreation.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Charlie Sheen's Live Performance in Detroit on April 2nd, 2011

How does anyone presume they could justifiably get their money refunded from a live show that they actually attended? It would be like receiving a refund on a plane ticket for a flight you took on which the plane crashed: be grateful you're alive...but in this case, just don't waste anymore time or money on Charlie Sheen. How could these people expect anything better than irritable ranting? Charlie Sheen is an actor. That's it. He is not a comedian; he is an actor. There's a big difference between the two. One can possibly have both talents, either/or, or neither. I wouldn't pay for parking to go see Charlie Sheen live...or even for the gas to get to the theater - but that's because I'm not an idiot. I didn't watch him on Piers Morgan either. My time has value, though; does Charlie Sheen's fanatics'?
However, I don't think it's right to heckle someone, and that includes booing them. How would you like it if Charlie Sheen (or Michael Richards, say) went to your office, and started booing you as you tried to pitch an idea to your boss? Or, say he came down to the precinct and hissed and made animal noises while you fingerprinted suspects? Or maybe he cracked some one-liners at you while you were giving your guess as to a patient's condition and throwing whatever random antibiotic you were promoting that day at them?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Prince William's Choice of Engagement Ring

It seems obvious that Prince William of Britain chose to propose to Kate Middleton because he wanted to honor his beloved mother with his own advancement in his relationship. I think it's pretty obvious that he was unsuccessful, as he was actually (probably unwittingly) honoring his father - not 'merely' an adulterer, but a "man" who got married to one woman while he was already in love with another woman - instead.

So, ya didn't really think that one through; did ya, William? For the most important moment in his life thus far (save, perhaps, his birth), one would think he would have considered every possible crook and catch present the entire day.

Also, William, please read The Good Book to find the reason the most desirable women receive an engagement ring with a diamond for its focal stone.