Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Sunday Sampling

Welcome to Sunday!

In case you're looking for any or another reason to be glad that you live in this country, Iran is hanging 30 people today. According to the one time respected news outlet CNN, "...all 30 were convicted of crimes including murder, murder in commission of a crime, disturbing public safety and security, being a public nuisance while drunk and being involved in illegal relationships -- relationships between men and women who are not married to each other."

OK, if you go by just what's in this blog alone, if the US acted in this fashion for the crimes described above, we'd have to hang half of the state of Florida.

And they're not doing the typical "hangings" that I think of when I think of "hangings". I think "hangings" I think "gallows". Apparently, Iran thinks "hangings" they think "crane". Yes, they use a crane (not the bird, rather the piece of construction machinery) to hang people. I don't know if it's the mobility factor that allows them to move about the country, hoisting people to their death at will or what. Who in the hell thought of this morbidity? Who's the executioner? Bob the Builder?

In other news you can use, you'll be happy to know that the hole in the Qantas plane that ripped open at 29,000 feet on Friday was not the result of corrosion. Um, yay? Am I supposed to be happy about that? I don't know. I know that, regardless of reason, I am less than happy about a huge hole ripping through the floor of ANY aircraft for ANY reason. You know what would make me happy? NO HOLES!

And finally, who is running John McCain's campaign over there? The Messiah, Barry Obama, goes to Berlin to speak in front of a crowd of 200,000 Germans who, contrary to what you would have thought given the throngs of people there, will NOT have a vote in this November's Presidential election. I don't know why he went there, but he did. (And the drunken Germans in the Berlin park really seemed to be enjoying themselves. But I don't think anyone told them they won't be voting, so their jubilation may be under false pretenses.)

And where is John McCain? He's doing the senior citizen version of a speech in Berlin by having lunch at Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus in Columbus (that's in Ohio). Schmidt's slogan is “the best of the Wurst”. And that might be what that was, too. It definitely doesn't help overlook the fact that Schmidt's Sausage Fest (or whatever), while serving German food, is not QUITE the same as actually being IN Germany! Come on, Grandpa McCain! Step it up!

Oh, wait. After the schnitzel stop, he went grocery shopping in Pennsylvania. Something about milk.

Make it stop. Please? Anyone? Make it stop? Is it November yet?

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