ITEM: Sometime after Valentine's Day, asteroid 2012 DA 14 will miss Terra Firma by some 17,000 miles (approximately the distance from here to the Central African Republic after circling the planet once). This was worrying the mind (such as it is) of CNN's Deborah Feyerick, and she kinda brought it up during an interview with Bill Nye, the Science Guy.
“Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming, or is this just some meteoric occasion?”
An asteroid approaching Earth being caused by global warming. Bill of course, was the soul of tact:
“No, no, no, no,” Nye replied to the spaced-out question, before gracefully extending Feyerick a lifeline by saying “except it’s all science. The word meteorology and the word meteor come from the same root, so, uhh…”
Which was nice, polite science speak for "How can you be that stupid and still breathe?" I myself can only come up with three answers: A) so enrapt in her agenda about global warming, she inserts it into every conversation. "I was going to by a darling dress at Macy's, but I was afraid it would raise my carbon footprint"; B) She was only paying passing attention to anything said that didn't involve herself, and thus confused what she was talking about; C) she's just that dumb.
|"... and every time I eat a salad, does an adoreable crouton creature HAVE to die?"|
"Works created by employees and/or students specifically for use by the Prince George's County Public School or a specific school or department within PGCPS, are properties of the Board of Education even if created on the employee's or student's time and with use of their materials."
Yes, this is actually a proposed new rule- one that is one hold as parents and teachers alike are in revolt over the terms. This would include anything from a school program developed by a teacher for school work to a short story written by a kindergartner. Anyone else think this is ridiculous?
Copyright lawyer Lawrence Townsend tells FoxNews.com that while the county has the right under the Work for Hire provision to police what teachers do, trying to stake a claim in what students create won't fly.
"The students are mostly under the age of 18 and federal law protects their rights," he said. Townsend added that unless a parent or guardian signs off on it, what a student creates belongs to the student and not the school.
I guess our president isn't the only one running around shoulting "You didn't build that."
ITEM: The gay community is going after Superman now- specifically Orson Scott Card, one of the writers assigned to Adventures Of Superman. Card is a Mormon and has been outspoken about marriage as one man-one woman. For this heineous crime of believing God was working on the "tab A into slot B" plan, one of those annoying online petitions has been started demanding DC comics fire him. Never mind they don't want to be discriminated against themselves, but are more than happy to discriminate themselves. So far, DC is inviting them to join Superman in a flying leap. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! How long are we going to let the PC elite tell us what we can and cannot say in order to make a living in this world? While it is tempting to go on a rant about it being "truth, justice, and the American way" not "American gay", let me just put it this way- I never saw the Man Of Steel question the sexual preference of the old lady he was rescuing from the burning building.
|Although I had to wonder about the shorts sometimes...|
ITEM: Or how about the woman in New Zealand whose cause of death was tied to the fact that she drank TEN LITERS of Coke A DAY. Apparently the combination of the excess caffeine (which is a diuretic) combined with all the fluid intake, caused her to piss all the potassium out of her system. In addition, she had a heart arythmia (surprise surprise), had lost all her teeth, and at least one of her 8 kids was born without enamel on their teeth. I might consume that much Pepsi in roughly 20 days, which means she would top my yearly cola consumption in something under three weeks.
ITEM: You really get an idea about how seriously the Obama Administration takes foreign policy. This morning on the news, I heard how even Russia and China were chastising North Korea for its latest missle test, which is mainly just saber rattling at the US of A, right? So if they think it makes for a bad situation, how must our government feel?
Asked Tuesday morning whether she expects a strong condemnation from the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said: "We'll do the usual drill."
Not surprising from the woman that blithely did the Meet-The-Press circuit claiming Benghazi was all about a youtube video after anyone with an actually-functioning brain knew better. Thank God Obama put her at the UN and not an important post. Still, with diplomats like her serving the administration, it's probably best for Obama that he got his peace prize before he'd actually done anything.