Yes, kids, it's Tuesday. Scrounge up all your randomness and head over to Keely's place for some brain numbing fun: http://www.theunmom.com/2009/07/does-blue-man-group-sleep-on-memory.html
Now on with the show:
Someone brought up a fine point about all this new health care reform being talked about. Uhm, the people making all these decisions for us? Yeah, they most likely will not be participating in any of these programs. Inevitably politicians will have some sort of deal worked in where their health care is going to be top of the line and they will get in first. Sort of like how they don't need social security because we pay them forever to do a job they retire from. Yeah, I feel good about this. How about you? Want to decrease the Federal Budget? Stop paying people who retired their full working salary and make them take a "pension" like the rest of us... I love the senators and congressmen who are blaming everyone else for leaching off the gov't (medicaid, ss), or running businesses into the ground (unions, bonuses) but refuse to look at their own transgressions in this area.
On to a touchier subject that's been bugging me for weeks. john demjanjuk. Yeah, the old man who was just deported to Germany to stand trial for war crimes. He is allegedly a former Nazi camp guard. He's being tried as an accessory to 29,000 murders. They tried him once before in Israel, for other crimes that were proven not to have been his. He returned to the US, and lived in Cleveland for many years. Bothering no one.
He is also dying. Drs have limited the time he can testify to two hours in the am and two in the pm. My question is: what does all of this prove? Who is getting any kind of satisfaction out of these proceedings? I understand, he may have done horrible things (or at least been witness to horrible things and done nothing to stop them). But, in the end, what is anyone getting out of this. John Demjanjuk is in no way a threat to anyone at this point. He's not propagating hate against the Jews now. He will most likely die before this trial is complete. So, why belabor the point? I've not met a Jewish person yet who feels that this will be retribution for the Holocaust. Is it a waste of time and money, then? Really, if you feel like this is a reasonable thing, please speak up. I just don't see it right now, though. I do believe that he's at the point where final justice will be meted out by someone far more omniscient than a judge and jury...
Onto lighter topics, has any one else tried these things: http://www.taquitos.net/cheese_puffs/Chesters_Puffcorn_Cheese
Holy cow. To quote Chris Rock, 'If you told me they had crack in them, I'd say, "Man, I knew there was something..."' They are wonderful. And fairly cheap ($2 a bag). And we can't seem to get enough of them. I've bought them each week for about 6 now, and they last until about Wednesday. Even LG can't get enough. (Actually, that's how I officially knew he was sick last week. He'd but one in his mouth, and then spit it out and cry. Very sad.) We'd highly recommend them. You know, if you need another fattening addiction and all.
We are officially off formula! Woo hoo. I've decided I don't care what the dr says. LG just doesn't want a bottle anymore (and no, he won't drink formula out of a sippy). I'm tired of making a 3 oz bottle at night, for him to drink 2 oz and push it away. He's clearly sending a message, and I'm going to abide by his wishes. Besides, it saves me a small boatload of money.
Ok, my brain is empty now. I almost feel like RTT is kind of like in Harry Potter, when Dumbledore takes thoughts from his mind and puts them into the Pensieve (sp?) for Harry to see. I just did that for you guys? I know, I'm a dork. I'll go now, and leave you to feel superior.