Friday, April 11, 2008

Five For Friday

Just when you think that our Justice (since when?) Department can't go any lower, they do. The D.C Madam trial is a joke and a cruel one at that. To release their names and force the women to testify and not the men, shows that sexism is rampant in this country. There have been many sex scandals in the last seven years and for some odd reason only these women are paying the price. Senators asking for sex in the bathroom from a man is okay. Representatives trolling young pages for sex is okay. A woman providing diaper service to a Senator is not. She, and all her compatriots, must be shamed and punished. And the men who require these deviant acts go scott free. Because it is only the men who deserve pleasure and women are supposed to provide it. At any price, then they must be publicly humiliated. Only in America.

Which is why it's so surprising that it wasn't an American who purchased the nude photos of France's latest First Lady.

I hate to fly. I did it a lot when I was younger but my last few plane flights (fifteen years ago) were scarier than any amusement ride. There is something about smelling the rubber and seeing the smoke from the brakes invade the cabin because the pilot missed part of the runway. Even the stewardess was terrified. How anyone would want to fly on planes that hadn't been inspected bewilders me. Exactly where were these cracks? In the skin? Isn't that what brought the Hawaiian flight down a few years ago? The fact that we haven't had any planes fall out of the sky is just luck and in the grand scheme of things wouldn't you rather have your flight canceled for inspection than crashed for lack of maintenance?

If the Army is reading my blog then they know how much I despise the way the troops are treated. A tour of duty should not be a death sentence due to the incompetence of the leaders and the injured shouldn't be hidden behind closed doors so they can be ignored. It's been a long time since one of the crew without a clue blithely quipped that you go to war with the army you have, even with no plan and equipment that was stolen from the National Guard.

Not content with polluting the earth, it seems we even litter in space.


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