Thursday, March 3, 2016

Very Random Thoughts - February 2016

  • Isn't it way past time to eliminate caucuses. 
  • I wonder why soft drinks have so many different names: soda, pop, coke, soda pop, cold drink, soda water, soft drink, cola. Any others?
  • Why is the FDA so hesitant to allow the use of experimental drugs and treatments for terminally ill patients who consent?
  • How come they are called junior high schools and not senior elementary schools?
  • Can anybody give me one good reason why Sarah Palin still gets airtime?
  • From @TheTweetofGod - 
    If justice is blind then it's somehow developed the capacity to hear color."
  • Has anybody seen Regis Philbin lately? Even after he retired from "Live with Regis & Kathy Lee Kelly", he still showed up on Letterman. Maybe Regis and Dave are together in Montana.
  • As the population gets dumber, will sarcasm and double entendre become obsolete?
  • Right wing politics does not mean correct wing politics.
  • With today's technology and TV fragmentation, are Sweeps still needed?
  • It's interesting to watch the evolution of the phone in movies and TV shows.
  • Unfortunately, American Idol and The Voice have more sophisticated voting technology than our states.
  • Why is that itch on your back always just out of reach?
  • When a sale advertisement says "Buy more, save more" they really mean "Buy more, spend more".
  • LOL is the internet equivalent of "you know" in speech. It is interspersed repeatedly throughout posts and texts.
  • Apparently here in DFW, important news almost always occurs at 3:55, 4:55, 5:55 and 9:55, just minutes before the news airs. How else can you explain that most newscasts start breathlessly with "breaking news" and/or "this just in"?
  • Presidential primaries, the only contest I know where second and even third place finishes are often considered a win.
  • One of the most difficult challenges in this country is to get a politician to give a straight answer.
  • Don't you hate it when you see someone familiar in a movie or TV show but can't place them or remember their name? After making a mental note to check the credits at the end, you of course, forget to check the credits.
  • Rap Music is an oxymoron.
  • Our beliefs and core values are made up of countless contradictions.
  • I think the tech community needs to come up with a new term for Artificial Intelligence (AI), it sounds too much like a description of politicians. 
  • I wonder, are the people who design product packaging idiots or are they diabolical geniuses? 
  • Seems fair to me that when obviously guilty sleazebags appeal their verdict or sentence they are subject to an increased sentence. Let's put some consequences into the system. Got a 10-15 year sentence, lose the appeal and it goes to 20-25 years. 
  • Who decided that all TV comedies should be ½ hour and dramas a full hour?
  • It seems somewhat unethical to me for news organizations that have important information to promote it as an exclusive story in the future rather than reporting it ASAP. Of course, many of those reports aren't actually that life threatening or important.
  • School districts should not be allowed to reduce or waive taxes for private businesses as part of a relocation or expansion incentive package. Happens all the time in Texas. School tax dollars are for kid's education, not big business.
  • It seems to me that a vast number of politicians statements are "misinterpreted". At least that's what they claim.
  • Mathew 5:5 - "Blessed are the meek (gentle): for they shall inherit the earth." How's that working out?
  • Isn't it sad that some will abuse the heightened awareness of sexual abuse for their own selfish gain.
  • Is it just me, or is that old "I before E except after C..." axiom mostly a bunch of BS?

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