The Rants of Paul
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Hmm. Lots going on this week:
Enron bankruptcy: Interesting how the execs got big bucks ($500 million
among them) shortly before the declaration. Many people got good Christmas
bonuses, others will get eviction notices. What legally can we do? Not
much, since they used the law to do this...What things against the law?
Well, that is not for me to suggest, but I have lots of ideas...some minor
harassment, others bordering on legality, so here I will not print them.
It does gall me that they are able to do this.
Turns out in the President's "Stimulus Package" there is $300+ million
tucked in there to help Enron....How is that for gravy. There are other
pork barrel projects in the bill, so maybe Sen. Dashle is right in impeding
Stimulus package: Whoa!!!!!!!! There is so much pork in this one that it is
unbelievable. Airline bailouts, Enron bailouts, and other big companies
that get a lot, but not for the others.
I see the DC area will get $245 million for "security"...What does that
mean? $200 million for security consultants, and about $45 million for
security? Giving each member in the metro area an extra $1000 to spend at
Christmas, or buy eight more gifts for Hanukkah?
This is absurd as Congress telling WMATA (The Metro) to change all the names
of the signs, maps, posters, etc. so they say "Reagan" national airport,
rather than national airport. But there is no money for fixing the
elevators (How many handicapped people have to wait hours for transport
which is guaranteed?????), and escalators?
Airport security is in the news again...BWI is rushing people through the
airport...Somehow I don't like the idea of the airlines being in charge of
security. Do background checks on all the airport workers, whether at
Orange Julius, Mickie Dee's, or the baggage handlers....Invasion of Privacy
you say,...okay, to apply, you yourself have to provide a copy of your
police record, and fingerprints...and ability to legally work in the US...a
birth certificate along with passport, or green card will suffice.
No this is not nasty nationalism against the foreigner....it is logical.
And I believe that legal immigrants will welcome the idea since they will be
able to get jobs more easily since the pool will get smaller. If we have to
pay more for a Big Mac, so beit....Yes, I have actually talked to some legal
immigrants who are upset about illegals taking jobs, and causing trouble.
National ID Card? Great idea if it is limited to Birthdate, birthplace, Name
address, and fingerprint. Not an invasion of privacy. It is an invasion,
if you are arbitrarily stopped by agents of the government. It does help
security forces since there are 50 different types of drivers' licenses, and
three types of passports for the US.
Bioterrorism attack in the DC Metro area? Let's face it ... we are not
equipped to handle it. So let's stop worrying. Worry about what you will
eat for dinner tonight..that you have control over.
Mr. Walker and the Australian: Prisoners of War...no, Congress did not
declare a war...if they did I was sleeping. If they are POWs, then one of
them is a possible traitor, and that can be dealt with according to the
Uniform Code of Military Justice, however, I had a Poli Sci teacher one time
tell me that Military Justice is to Justice what Military Music is to Music.
Local Liquor Licenser plea bargains down from possible 21 year sentence to
no jail time. I love it when officials are able to plea bargain down some
wrongdoing, when the average Joe would get nailed to the cross. What a
wonderful justice system we have.
Mohammed Ali: He is a great man, he was a great man, he is getting old and
he is ill. It is time to stop dragging him out for every occasion that
comes up, especially if he has to be helped to do everything. I love the
man, and I admire his civil disobedience, but his glory is gone, and his
memory shall live on. This is something Michael "My knees are okay, the ice
is for a resting place" Jordan did not learn.
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