Various Topics

Well, color me shocked. The Steelers, my emotional favorite, beat Denver. I am surprised, but it’s pleasant surprise. As you recall, I picked Denver to win that game. But the Steelers seem unstoppable, and I doubt they’ll be stopped by Seattle in two weeks.

The second game was such a snoozer I couldn’t even watch the entire thing… I don’t care about either team, Carolina or Seattle. I couldn’t muster enough energy to keep my eyes open for it, so I opted to do homework instead.

I’m no expert on football (which was confirmed by anonymous jerk on my last football entry), but still, I’m officially picking the Steelers by 10 at the Superbowl. I’m also predicting an ugly display of saggy man-flesh during halftime, when the Rolling Stones will roll their wheelchairs to the stage and “rock out.”

I hate the Stones. So sue me.

In other news, Ford has announced they are going to abandon their failed philosophy of producing way too many high priced cars, and will now be running the company under a new philosophy of closing plants and filing for bankruptcy. They haven’t announced the bankruptcy thing yet, it’s just a premonition of mine. We’ll see.

Ford plans to cut 30,000 jobs, because apparently people don’t want Fords anymore. Something about being higher priced and inferior to all of their foreign competitors. Rather than fix the cost structure, which would allow them to sell vehicles at more reasonable prices, they plan to just… make less cars.

Sounds like an effective strategy for reducing top-line revenues. I love a market plan that includes “make less of our dangerous and overpriced product” rather than “fix our product so it’s safe and not overpriced.”

Duh.

That’s probably too much to ask of a company is big and dumb as Ford. It would be like telling an airline that the point of having a business is to make profit. It would be like telling our government to stop attacking countries that have nothing to do with us. It would be like telling J-Lo to make a good movie.

You get my drift.

I was reading Scott Adam’s Dilbert Blog, and he wrote an article which “proved that evolution is not completely true.” It was TOTALLY tongue-in-cheek, meant to make people think, and to be funny. People went NUTS. They posted around 1000 comments over 3 entries telling him that he’s a big stupid idiot because he doesn’t understand Physics or the nature of the universe, and then THEY tried to explain Physics and the nature of the univers to Scott. It was hilarious to listen to a bunch of goons trying to explain something they didn’t understand to a person who was trying to make a point which they also didn’t understand.

Scott kept reframing his argument to make it more and more hypothetical, and people insisted on continuing to take him seriously. It was terribly amusing to me, and I’m sure it was terribly amusing (in a disturbing kind of way) to Scott.

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And, in other news, today marks the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Genesis 18:17-33 Then GOD said, “Shall I keep back from Abraham what I’m about to do?

Abraham is going to become a large and strong nation; all the nations of the world are going to find themselves blessed through him. Yes, I’ve settled on him as the one to train his children and future family to observe GOD’s way of life, live kindly and generously and fairly, so that GOD can complete in Abraham what he promised him.”

GOD continued, “The cries of the victims in Sodom and Gomorrah are deafening; the sin of those cities is immense. I’m going down to see for myself, see if what they’re doing is as bad as it sounds. Then I’ll know.”

The men set out for Sodom, but Abraham stood in GOD’s path, blocking his way.

Abraham confronted him, “Are you serious? Are you planning on getting rid of the good people right along with the bad? What if there are fifty decent people left in the city; will you lump the good with the bad and get rid of the lot? Wouldn’t you spare the city for the sake of those fifty innocents? I can’t believe you’d do that, kill off the good and the bad alike as if there were no difference between them. Doesn’t the Judge of all the Earth judge with justice?”

GOD said, “If I find fifty decent people in the city of Sodom, I’ll spare the place just for them.”

Abraham came back, “Do I, a mere mortal made from a handful of dirt, dare open my mouth again to my Master? What if the fifty fall short by five–would you destroy the city because of those missing five?”

He said, “I won’t destroy it if there are forty-five.”

Abraham spoke up again, “What if you only find forty?”

“Neither will I destroy it if for forty.”

He said, “Master, don’t be irritated with me, but what if only thirty are found?”

“No, I won’t do it if I find thirty.”

He pushed on, “I know I’m trying your patience, Master, but how about for twenty?”

“I won’t destroy it for twenty.”

He wouldn’t quit, “Don’t get angry, Master–this is the last time. What if you only come up with ten?”

“For the sake of only ten, I won’t destroy the city.”

When GOD finished talking with Abraham, he left. And Abraham went home.

Genesis 19:24-25 Then GOD rained brimstone and fire down on Sodom and Gomorrah–a river of lava from GOD out of the sky!- and destroyed these cities and the entire plain and everyone who lived in the cities and everything that grew from the ground.” (From “TheMessage”)

Let us hope that there are still enough decent people left in America so that God may spare her for the murder of twenty+ million innocent babies.

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  9 comments for “Various Topics

  1. January 23, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    Go Steelers! I plan on wearing my gold and black hand crocheted fuzzy scarf every single day until they win, then I’ll wear it a bit more. WOOO!!!!

  2. January 23, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    I’m going to have to go look at the Steelers’ and Seahawks’ players and see if any are hot enough to even bother to care who wins. Because that’s the only reason I watch sports. Hot guys in tight pants.

    What do you mean there are no good J-Lo movies? Have you even seen “Gigli”? Pffft. 😉

  3. Livieloo
    January 23, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    You know … I work Super Bowl Sunday … what time does the game start? I’m thinking seven. The last Super Bowl that I actually remember was the one years and years ago when the Rams played. And no, it’s not because I was intoxicated. Totally agree with you, glad to see that someone else cares about the murder of innocent children.

  4. January 23, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    When I was 19, and finally grew the balls to move out of my father’s house, my mother and I had a big talk one night-the scope of it was pretty remarkable; going back to just after she and my dad were married.
    Long story short: my dad cheated. A lot. Fast forward eight years, and she finds out she is pregnant with me (a story in itself.) She doesn’t tell my dad for FOUR MONTHS.
    Why?
    She knew he was out with other women five nights out of seven, she knew her marraige was over and she would already have a son to fend for on her own. She spent four months contemplating aborting me.

    This is what my mom and I talk about. 😉

    Roe Vs. Wade and it’s repercussions don’t make me angry, certainly don’t make me judgemental or prejudiced- While I’m very against it, I can’t help feeling that what goes on today is not what the people in the courtroom all those years ago intended.
    It just makes me sad.

    Not unlike the length of this response. 😉

  5. January 23, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    BTW:
    The Rolling Stones? Are you kidding me?

    Oh! My sweet Franz Ferdinand, when will you come to me again??

  6. January 23, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    Good thoughts from a very unique perspective…

  7. January 23, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    Days like today make me wish my Mom HAD a choice.

    Steelers by 17

    Unions have made the American car companies the crappy institutions that they are. Had they not falsely raised the standard of living and made evey untrained laborer worth 80 bucks an hour.

  8. Lynne
    January 24, 2006 at 11:09 am

    A neutron walks into a bar and asks the bartender, “How much for a beer?”. The bartender responds, “For you, no charge.”

    I obviously didn’t read your entry.

    That is all.

  9. January 24, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    Although I disagree with you having to blacklist comments from your previous employed (a sad day, indeed) I totally agree with Nightmare. Unionized labor sucks.

    Lynne: LOL!

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