Been home sick all week but not the type of sick where you just don't want to get other people sick so you can stay home and be productive...the one where you just want to sleep or die. Pneumonia...not fun.
1. This Cartoon: Look, I get it...it's some type of wise-ass conservative guilt and I know it seems that I'm on a soldier kick but it's just a coincidence, really. My issue with this is that it just makes no sense whatsoever and the people that condone it are probably all like "WOO-HOO...BURN", but essentially it's retarded. I guess we're to assume that Kevin is some sort of atheist or rebel or some shit and feels the need to exercise his right not to stand for the P of A. So the teacher, while she can't do anything about it because it's a constitutional fucking right, decides to embarrass him in front of the whole class by bringing in this soldier. Now, if the soldier can't stand because he was fighting for the kid's right not to stand for the Pledge, why the fuck would he want the kid to stand for the Pledge? If you're fighting for the kid's constitutional freedom, why the hell would you then want him to abandon his principles and forfeit them? That would mean that the soldier was fighting for nothing! Wouldn't that be even more insulting to the soldier?
2. Randy Moss: Has there ever been a greater player in NFL history that teams wanted desperately to get rid of? So, if you're the Patriots, you're either brilliant or idiots depending on who you listen to but after the way dumping Seymour last year worked out you get the sense that a lot of folks around here are getting sick of this shit (collecting draft picks and whatnot). Interested to hear our resident Pats fan's take.
3. Firemen let house burn to ground: Well there's this place in Tennessee where you have to pay $75 on top of taxes to get fire department services. This house didn't pay and so they let it burn down along with all the pets. I'm not sure how I feel about that. On the surface it seems a little sadistic but then if you put it out and just let the people pay the fee proactively, why would anybody ever pay the fee? Then how far are they taking this principle? What if there were kids in there? Do you abandon it then? (Of course you do). I guess the main issue I have is that as awesome as firemen are, the majority of time that they're getting paid is to just sit around. I don't think I'd be able to let someone's house burn down and kid's pets die. You?
4. The lady who duct-taped her kid to a wall: Yup...she's got him back in custody. Awesome. By the way, how old were you when you realized it wasn't "duck tape?"