Sunday, March 20, 2011

Road Apples, #94

Sleep...I hate sleeping.  I hate it so much that I wish I didn't need any.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  However, my mortal body does requires require some sleep, and low and behold I've gone two days in a row getting about seven hours per night.  Now by way of disclosure I did take something to help me sleep Friday night (something I don't normally do), but that wasn't the case last night.  While I did need to take Becca to work this morning for the start of her 6am shift, I went back to bed for two more hours.

By the way, I will confess getting a good night's sleep does, in a sort of way, feel good.  I think my problem is that I can't often relax enough to actually fall asleep and then sleep well throughout the night.  Then there is the waking up with the sun thing.

PJs...Ever see someone walking down the street (or in a store) wearing pajama bottoms as pants?  I was driving this afternoon as saw that (again...as I've seen it many times) in the guise of a young lady walking down Pittston avenue in Scranton wearing NY Giants PJ bottoms.  Call me crazy, call me old-fashioned, call me late for supper, but I'm thinking that is taking "casual dress" to unacceptable levels.

Menthol Cigarette Ban...The Food and Drug Administration is contemplating a ban on menthol cigarettes.  You can read about it HERE.  Now I always found it amazing that the government says that some drugs are "bad", you know like 'ludes, cocaine, speed, etc. and some "drugs" are good, such as alcohol and nicotine.  Well how about we just call it even and call them all just drugs?  Anyway, the interesting thing about menthol cigarettes is that the added ingredient actually helps deliver the drug nicotine more readily into the blood stream by opening up the air passages.  Wickedly evil in a medical kind of way.  Word play aside, I'm all for the ban.  About time.  Some'm while you got'm, cause hopefully you won't got'm much longer.

Limbaugh Laughs at Japanese Suffering...Reference HERE.  Yes, earthquake, tsunami and 10,000+ dead is real knee-slapping stuff.  What a funny guy!  By the way, isn't "compassion" a family value?  Isn't "el Rushbo" all about traditional values? Score yet another victory for hypocrisy.

Congress Protects Us...from NPR...Worried about the budget?  Worried about pollution? Worried about energy policy?  Worried about foreign wars?  Don't worry, the U.S. House of Representatives has got you back:  they are protecting you against something even worse:  the horror that is National Public Radio.  Reference HERE.  Bet you didn't know that you needed protection from "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers"!  Rep. Ron Paul pointed out that this is nothing more than a way for some to claim that they are fiscally conservative while ducking issues such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (reference HERE).  Again, more hypocrisy.

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