Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Its official.......

I'm really turning into a dinosaur. Or becoming my father. Or somewhere /something in between.

The list of things that I do not understand seems to be growing exponentially with each passing week. I like to think of myself as a tolerant man, but lately-I'm beginning to wonder if that is really true any more.

Lets see, where should I begin? How about clothing styles. The last weekend I remember coming out of my room and heading to the lobby. Joining me in the elevator were 5 guys and a girl, all looking like they were about to audition for a 50 Cent video. Seriously, these folks had taken a lot of time and effort to dress up like hoodlums and other variations of gang members. I just don't get it. Some of these same guys came out of the commissary the next day wearing a suit and tie-as if they had just come out of church-but on this particular night they looked ready to trip over their baggy sorts and be blinded by all the gold chains they were wearing.

And don't even get me started talking about the guy wearing a "doo rag"- I hate those. I guess I let my disapproval show on my face because the look of disdain I got from on member of the group was pretty sharp.

Really only one solution for this kind of sartorial choice:

I always want to tell them that they look like s**t........... Whatever happened to dressing for success?

Then there is the latest fol de rol going on in Washington about the fired prosecutors. Me, I'm rooting for Gonzales to get the boot-along with Rasputin Karl Rove to get the boot, although I know they only way Rove is going anywhere is through an act of God.

Here is what I don't get. Why, in a profession that it would seem demands an objective viewpoint, are federal prosecutors political appointees? And if they really serve at the pleasure of the President, then why are these firings turning into such a big deal? Better yet-what does it say about the process of government when someone can view the dismissal of someone from their job as no big deal? Yes its true that other Presidents have had a high turnover of the prosecutors. However in this case what I really find odd is the documentary evidence pointing to the fact that the Attorney General and the Presidential staff seemed to place a higher value on loyalty than performance.

Furthermore, I think that GWB really wants to keep Gonzales in the job. Otherwise he might risk getting an attorney general who actually believes in enforcing the law and living by the Constitution-God forbid that would happen. It works easier for Bush to have a hack who can bend the law to the aims he wants accomplished.

His statement of support seems to confirm that fact. I still think they will be looking for a new Attorney General by the end of the month.

The good news though is that , unlike on Iraq, this is the kind of issue where the Congress can actually win-and in the process keep the President on the defensive. As I have said before, they are better off nibbling on the fringes-not taking him on directly.

I don't weep for the fired prosecutors-their job prospects are bright and they will be pulling down six plus figures before they know it-don't you wish we all had that kind of job security?

However why this came up now-its something I just do not understand.

I'm also pretty sure that I don't understand why someone would need to buy a belt that looks like this:


And of course I do not understand why I am in Korea, when I could be seeing this:

The Sakura are blooming in Tokyo. Nothing is blooming over here except brown dirt and rain.

I'm also pretty sure I don't understand about this:

It's pretty funny-mainly because you can picture it happening. Obama's campaign has denied having anything to do with it and the author remains in hiding. Wish I had that kind of talent.


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