The sound of an aluminum bat hitting a ball, akin to someone scraping
fingernails on a blackboard, is a crime against nature, Mom and Apple Pie,
and could only be enjoyed by some dufus who wears his baseball cap backwards
... indeed, there oughta be a law!
Now, someone else's turn ...
If all you have to worry about is loosing the use of a metal baseball bat,
you are missing a lot that is going on. In the supposed "land of the free",
citizens of the US these days, seem to be loosing rights and privileges
faster that one can keep up with. All the various levels of governments have
a "need" or "desire" to keep everyone under tight control, in case they
learn what the politicians are really up to.
On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 01:43:14 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org ()
What do you mean? We're at war with Terror. We've ALWAYS been at war
with Terror. Take a few minutes to hate Terror today, then go enjoy
your doubleplus rations. Big Brother knows best. Habeus Corpus? Is
that a new restaurant? I don't know what you mean.
I tell ya, it's doubleplus ungood these days.
Agreed - and those who don't/can't learn really shouldn't be in the
gene pool anyway. BBgun wounds, skinned knees, stitches, and the like
have all been influential (and perhaps beneficial) parts of my life so
far, and if we as a society enforce rules preventing those things in
the name of safety or progress, I think we've taken something from
OTOH, I'm thankful for SOME of the modern conveniences/intrusions into
our lives - I'd have a good-sized dent in my head if it weren't for a
bike helmet, for example. But if some guy WANTS to drive his
crotch-rocket at 90mph without a helmet to "feel the wind in his
hair," he should have the right to do so (provided I don't have to pay
his life support bills for the next 50 years).
Overall, I see freedom and responsibility and privacy being gradually
eroded in the US, and I'm not sure I like or believe the "safer"
future to which we're heading.
How about some opinions from our European or Canadian or Australian
Thanks for the chance to rant a bit,
That's just it, most of the idiots wind up on welfare or what ever or life
support. Who's paying for that? Good chance if he had been wearing the
helmet, he could be at work paying for some other idiot's screw up.
And that's one of the hidden dangers of a welfare state. What should be an
individual choice becomes the government's business when the consequences of
that choice can require expenditure of the government's money.
Here in West Oz it's like being in shackles.
It just seems that people don't want to take responsabilty for their
action any more so the Govt. thinks it has to step in and be Mum and Dad
I won't go into our ridicules Gun Laws.
Some things like the compulsory wearing of seat belts and helmets on
Motor bikes do sent cost money to implement and cause very little hard
ship or inconvience on the general population.
Others like not being able to transport people in the back of utes are
bloody stupid. This law has meant that if more than 2 or 3(Bench seat)
blokes are working some where 2 vehicles have to be taken. You can't
even give someone a lift if both front front seats are taken.
This intrusion into our lives start with local councils and goes right
to Fed Govt..
In Kal the Council says you can't place a "For Sale Sign" in you car and
park it in a public place e.g. normal parking position on the street.
State Govt. States that you can't sell home made jams and cakes etc. at
fates and fairs.
It just goes on and on.
Thanks for the invite to whinge a bit Now off my soap box and to work ;)
Of my growing concern is the "Food Police". I have enough of official Gov.
agencies telling me what I can and cannot do. Now some small vocal group is
going to tell me what not to eat. Bite Me......errr that might be
unhealthy.......Pass the animal fat please.
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