3/29/2011

Hi-tech cat and mouse

This caught my eye while surfing the Internet. It seems a COBRA escaped the Bronx Zoo a few days ago. Obviously the news spread and the search for the snake (not to be confused with a NY politician) is that lastest and greatest to have a Twitter account. It seems someone is having a little fun with the incident with one Twitter  account for the Cobra, username "snakeonthetown", which is filled with extremely clever Tweets like "Leaving Wall Street. These guys make my skin crawl." and " On top of the Empire State Building! All the people look like little mice down there. Delicious little mice."   I was literally falling off the chair laughing as I compose this entry. Hey  you have to wonder what kind of person has the mind of a snake?  I could write more but nothing can match the whitty comments of this slimey reptile!


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110329/ap_on_fe_st/us_missing_cobra_5
http://twitter.com/BronxZookeeper 
 http://twitter.com/#!/BronxZoosCobra

3/24/2011

"Somewhere in Texas George W. Bush is laughing........."

I have been blogging for years and been reading articles on the Internet, mainly linked of Yahoo's site, even longer. After the articles there's a place where people can leave comments, the comments range fro-m intelligent dialogue to absolute absurdity. For the record I KNOW President Obama was born in Hawaii and George W. Bush WASN'T BEHIND 9/11! However every know and than someone posts a comment that blows me out of the water.
Like everyone in America I am horrified about what's going on in Lybia.  Ronald Regan was right to call Ghadafi a "mad dog". Personally I co-uld come up with a few more colorful descriptions, but there's too much violence on the internet and I don't want to add to it. We all agree Ghadafi is a bad guy who needs to go. The problem is it isn't that simple, as we found out in Afganistan and later Iraq. However I agree now the United States can't fight on a third front.  Although we can't let him continue his brutal dictatoship either. If you think I'm going to claim to have the answere you're crazier than Ghadafi, but I do have some advice for Obama, whatever you do, stick to it and don't back down. Everyone of your jcritics will back down.
You ever notice how whenever something goes wrong in the world, the United States  is always expected to help and then when the outcome isn't exactly the way we said, we get blamed? This has been a reoccuring theme since we became a super power. Well Obama is getting pounding from the right for not responding quick enough and hammered from the left  for interveining at all. While we're on this topic since when has establishing a "No-fly Zone" a definite act of war?
People reading th is may wonder where exactly I stand on this issue, with Obama of course. Those who whine about getting Congessional approval I challenge you to write your congresspersoon and ask them if killing people who can't defend themselves is alright. My belief is you need to help people who can't help themsselves. It's the height of hypocricy to whine about human rights then stand idly by when something can be done to help them. George W. Bush realized this and finally so does Barack Obama.
People say our involvement in Lybia will but very brief. All I read I have my doubts, although I don't expect it to drag on for years. I w oould like to see the UN for once finally take some responsibility and do something to help the people of Lybia, but we all know that's not going to happen. My thoughts and prayeres are with them

3/07/2011

The two Kings

The news from Northern New Jersey is focusing on mainly two things these past 24 hours, the massive flooding that has swept the area and the ongoing fight between Peter King and the Muslim community./ Well since  Hillsdale is indeed right next door, I should mention that the hot spot for news crew is the Ki=ngs parking lot. At first glance people would think it would b e good business for Kings, but then again showing the parking lot filled with water isn't exactly putting out the welcome mat. I  have yet  to ride  my scooter down the road to check the brook.
Alright now down to business even if you totally disagree with Peter King, you have to  say he has guts. The problem here, as with most  government policies is if people sense their rights are going away, they'll jump up and down and scream. However once it's explained and parts implemented, then things calm down. King has struck a nerve with people who feel he's targeting a certaain group, the question is why wasn't this done before 9/11? Time aftwer time every survey shows Muslim extremism is a great threat to national security. It was said after 9/11 there would be a major backlash  against Muslims, those claims were vastly overblown, just like they are now. King's actions don't make him a bigot, they make him sensible. The problem is nobody really wants to admit it. They'll be labelled a bigot \also, it's stupid. Tjhese folks need to accept the fact in the short term, they'll be demonized, but in the long run will be praised. The sad reality is, it might take another terrorist attack to prove these people right!

3/03/2011

The King's Speech WINS

Well it's a guilty pleasure of mine, I do watch the  Oscars. Maybe it's because such  a movie nut it's actually the one awards program I care about.  People say Oscar's evil twin, the  Razzies, which celebrate the WORST of the movies, is just as entertaining. The nominees for Best Picture, Black Swan, Inception, The Kids Are Alright,(I also enjoyed )True Grit, The Fighter Toy Story 3, Wintere's Bone(I liked a lot) all deserved the nomination and truthfully I wouldn't have been surprised No matter who won this year.

Admittedly I haven't actually seen The King's Speech yet, but everyone knows the story about how King George VI of Britain overcame a stutter to become England's King in one of the most important times history. The story is about the King ,played by Colin Firth overcoming his stuttering problem with the help of a speech therapist Lionel Logue, played by veteran English ac tor Geoffrey Rush.  I won't bother going into details. The  essence of the story is really overcoming a disability, although I doubt you'll find the  word "disability" anywhere in the films description nor in any review. The movie is uplifting by all accounts and the end King George overcomes the stutter and there you go. From what I have read, seen and heard about the film, I call tell the King did "live with a disability" but tried to hide it, much like FDR did when he was in the public eye.
There have been a handful; of films about folks overcoming  disabilities, My Left Foot,Ray, now The King's Speech who have won awards. All of the involved real people with real disabilities, something Hollywood needs to take some notice!!!
Congratulations to all the winners