An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 10 February 2011
A city school district has decided they are so thoroughly incompetent that they can no longer be a school district, so they want to force the county to take over their schools, which are considered a much better school district? Doesn’t that mean the district is out right saying….”We suck! We can’t handle this job. We don’t know how to deal with this problem.” Just wondering.
If you happened to be watching the news this morning, you would have heard that Mubarak is going to make an announcement tonight. Well, it’s definitely ‘tonight’ in Egypt (11pm). So….???
Listening to him speak right now….not going to step down. Ok….got it. Why does the phrase “free and transparent election” in September sound SO familiar?
Can we say POWDER KEG? I knew we could.
A Few Oddities
By Ben Stein
I am endlessly amazed at how backwards we humans get things in our lives. Just let me give you two very basic examples, one of which is a crime against humanity.
I keep reading in the New York Times that Mayor Bloomberg, a billionaire health nut, is on a campaign against having too much salt in foods in New York City restaurants. His belief is that New Yorkers and visitors shorten their life spans by eating too much salt and therefore raising their blood pressure in a dangerous way. If he took control over the salt content in New York restaurants, he could save a few dozen lives per year, he believes.
But, wait a moment. I also read in the New York Times that New York City is one of the abortion capitals of the nation, with a much higher rate of abortion than most other parts of the nation. And Mayor Bloomberg is a great fan of “…a woman’s right to choose…” to abort her baby.
The column is a couple of days old, but I don’t think anyone can dispute the left’s hypocrisy is a 24/7/365 characteristic.
After much battling, and irritation, I THINK I’ve fixed the blog/video problem.
The head of Egypt’s ruling party says he expects President Mubarak to respond to protester demands.
The New York Times is reporting that President Hosni Mubarak could step aside as soon as tonight and hand over control to his new vice president.
Well, seeing another dictator take a nose dive isn’t a bad thing. The problem is….with what do ya fill the void. I wonder if those doing most of the protesting, getting injured and dying, are aware they might get MUCH worse than what they have now? Just asking.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly three years, boosting hopes that companies will step up hiring this year as the economy strengthens.
Applications sank by a seasonally adjusted 36,000 to 383,000, the lowest point since early July 2008, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
Unemployment applications reflect the level of layoffs, but also can indicate whether companies are willing to hire.
Well, I guess we must be…..IF we buy into the gubmint numbers. You see, once a person’s unemployment benefits end, they aren’t applying anymore, are they. And if they aren’t applying, their numbers are dropped. Dropping numbers….makes things look a whole lot brighter, doesn’t.
Unfortunately, that’s not the reality. Not only have people run out of unemployment benefits, they haven’t found a job either. What do they do? Well, I wonder what the number of people applying for welfare these days might be? I haven’t really seen too much on that front, have you? We do know that more people than ever are receiving food stamps. Wouldn’t that be an indication that things aren’t so peachy? I don’t really think the REAL unemployment rate, somewhere around 16%, is an indication of an improving employment picture, do you?
When I turned on my computer this morning, there was an update for the Flash player thingy. No problem right? Just download it, and all will be well. WRONG! I downloaded, went to post something….and…….I waited……and waited……and waited….. Page wouldn’t load. It kept getting stuck on feedjit. After an hour of waiting, the admin page FINALLY loaded. Well, ok. I go to post. And waited……and waited…… Well, you get the picture. I finally removed the feedjit widget, and the blog itself loaded fairly quickly. Not so in the background. In other words, this side of the site. After 3 hours, it finally occurred to me…..that upgrade of the flash player just might have something to do with the problem. So, I uninstalled and rebooted. Yup! That was the problem. Unfortunately, I can’t play any videos without the upgrade. WTH??? Can’t post with it. Can’t do videos without.
I have a major headache now. Where’s my guru???? I need a nap.
And now photobucket is giving me attitude???? *insert a few choice words here*