Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 100/101

Weekend of April 09/10:

Federal employees, military families breathe sigh of relief
And I was one of them!!  My pay has yet to reflect that the shutdown didn't happen, though.  I'm still showing only 1/2 pay coming, as are others.

Cleveland airport terminal, planes evacuated after screening glitch
"A little bit of inconvenience"???  Are they kidding??  Have you ever had YOUR flight delayed a couple of hours for something stupid?  I have.  Ended up getting stuck overnight in Denver because of it.  NOT fun!

Women Dem. senators angry family planning funds part of negotiations
I might be really off, but it seems to me like the last sticking point of the gov't shutdown was due to debate over funding abortions/women's health, depending on which perspective you take.  Abortion has often been debated over whether it should be a federal or state-based issue, so proposing to allow each state to choose where their money goes doesn't surprise me.  I'd just like to know what these women had against that particular option.

Trump talks birthers, White House adviser predicts his failure
Dude!  I said it before, and I'll say it again. If there was anything, ANYTHING, to be found regarding Obama not being born in the U.S., then Hillary's camp would have found it back in 08.  They had the big guns out against him.  If they didn't find anything, then there's nothing to be found.  Plus, this article claims that Obama DID release a copy of his Birth Certificate.  If he did, then what's the damn debate???

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 99

Friday, April 8

Big surprise for hard-luck couple
I always enjoy reading stories like this, especially on a day like today.

Food or rent? Soldier's wife fears gov't shutdown
My family was also interviewed by a local news channel about being a military family in the throws of a military shutdown.  We had already seen what our pay was going to be, and were less than thrilled, considering the shutdown hadn't even been official yet!

Author of pedophilia book pleads no contest, gets probation
I hope he rots in hell.

Day 98

Thursday, April 7

Jurors begin deliberations in Barry Bonds' perjury trial
I don't think the question is whether he committed perjury, it's whether they can prove it in court. 

Search continues for survivors of boat wreck
I hadn't heard about this either.  200 people???  I guess the Gov't shutdown overshadowed all.

Senator urges lawmakers to give up pay if there's a shutdown
I applaud him for his offer.  I doubt others will follow, as if they couldn't afford it.  Poor, poor senators.

Day 97

Wednesday, April 6

FAA reports another sleeping air traffic controller
Again????  Criminy Christmas, people!  And this one was on PURPOSE!!

New York City lawmaker proposes fast-food toy ban
Didn't New York try something like this already?  I would have sworn they had.

Suspect arrested in Alabama college shooting
I must have been out of the loop.  I hadn't heard about this.

Day 96

Tuesday, April 5

Justin Bieber sets his mom's hair on fire on stage
Not that I care, but you know this is going to be remembered throughout the year. 

Cultures clash as Oklahoma's Hispanic population surges
As a Hispanic that lives in Oklahoma, I have a specific interest in this article.  I moved there from L.A. for college.  I stayed because I liked the way that people cared about eachother, instead of trying to shoot eachother over stupid stuff.  Being Hispanic had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Teen pregnancy rate lowest in two decades
Things that make you go, "Hmmm..."

Day 95

Monday, April 4

Obama launches re-election bid
I wonder if he's going to stick to his "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president" statement.  How many of you feel he's been a "really good" president so far?

Email spamming company gets hacked
I once worked for an internet company as their in-house spammer.  Yeah, I was "that guy".  As such, this sort of article interests me.  Looks like Grandma Gums is gonna have to be more careful with their incoming emails.

Pay attention! Airlines stretch to make safety fun
Oy.  Just....  Oy.

Is it just me, or does he look alot older nowdays?

Day 94

Sunday, April 3:

Colorado wildfire spreads near Fort Collins

Some relatives of 9/11 victims object to repository plan
Ok, can someone please explain what their objection is?  The story somewhat confused me.  Is it that they don't want the remains left as part of the memorial or something?