As those of you who have read my column over the years, you know that I love finding the bizarre and the bull in life. There has been plenty of both lately, so here goes.
** This past week here in Iowa, Congressional candidate Pat Bertroche (R-Des Moines) suggested that we should have all illegal immigrants micro chipped so we know where they are at all times. Now doesn't seem as though that if we can find them to place a microchip in them we could do something about their status? Either invite them to be citizens or deport them. Why bother with the expenses of a microchip?
** A few months back there was some questions raised about the about the big financial bonuses given out by Goldman Sachs after getting the government bailout. The CEO of Goldman Sachs announced when questions were raised about the bonuses said they were only doing "God's Work". Now when was the last time that you gave your minister a bonus like that?
** The oil spill off the Gulf Coast has been pretty big in the news lately. I was really quite concerned when I saw the pictures and listened to the "environmental experts". But all my fears were set aside when I heard Louisiana US Senator Mary Landrieu say "the fact is, these things happen". When the estimate was given that there are about 20,000 off shore rigs, she stated "so, 19,999 were not on fire". I'm so relieved.
** Why is it that the US Senators that are complaining about the lack of judicial experiences of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan were saying that when W. nominated Harriet Miers that the lack of judicial experience was a plus?
** During a discussion of the Supreme Court this past week on his show, Bill O'Reilly said that most Americans could not name all of the justices. Later in the show, he proved it when he listed the liberal justices and included retired justice, David Souter.
** Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) speaking to a democratic central committee meeting, thanked the county republican committee for their support. Is it the fact that he is 80 years old or he just doesn't know what party he really is a part of that fouled him up? Some called him a RINO (Republican in Name Only). Maybe now he could also be called, in part thanks to his age, a DINO.
** Michael Weiner, executive director of the Major league Baseball Players Association stated that he was concerned about the Arizona Immigration law because there are 28% of major league players who are foreign born. You get the idea that the play by play announcers will be saying "he's rounding third heading for home, it's going to be close at the plate, wait a minute, immigration officials are blocking the plate to see his papers." A bit misstated. But hey, this issue lends itself to be misstated.
** The Phoenix Suns make a political statement by wearing "Los Suns" on their uniforms during the playoffs. I guess they were afraid they would confuse us if they used all Spanish by having uniforms that said "Los Sols". ** And one last thing on immigration, I had a Hispanic friend of mine send me a note to say if she was in Arizona and pulled over by a police officer she had the appropriate comeback. If the cop said "Papers?" she would just say "Scissors" (as in Rock, Paper, Scissors) and win.