Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The BS News Quiz of the Day

Yesterday, I asked...

"Some stores in London have come under fire for trying to drive away kids from their businesses using what?"


57% said "Barry Manilow Music"
- That would keep out more than young kids. The military should consider using it to flush out terrorists holed up in caves. "Copacabana" blaring at high volume? Makes my ears bleed just thinking about it.

14% said "Strict Dress Codes"
- No shirts, no shoes, no taste, no service.

No one fell for "Crabby Old Lady Greeters"
- Which, come to think of it, would attract youngsters just for the torment factor. A much more effective repellent would be old ladies happy to see them who want to pinch their cheeks and wipe their faces with spitty used tissues.

28% got it right with "High-frequency Noise"

According to the AP, England's commissioner for children and a civil liberties group joined in on a campaign Tuesday to ban high-frequency devices intended to drive misbehaving children away from shops and other areas. The so-called "Mosquito" device emits high-frequency noise which is audible — and annoying — to young ears, but generally not heard by people over 20. Shami Chakrabarti, director of the civil rights group Liberty, supported the campaign. "Imagine the outcry if a device was introduced that caused blanket discomfort to people of one race or gender, rather than to our kids," Chakrabarti said. "The 'Mosquito' has no place in a country that values its children and seeks to instill them with dignity and respect." In that case, sign America up for it, please. We'll place them at the borders.



ONE MESSAGE. LOUD AND CLEAR

Yesterday, I posted a link to democrats.com. At their site, you can sign a petition and they will send an e-mail message from you to your state's reps in Washington. I received a form letter from Senator Dick Durbin. A form letter that addresses impeachment. That fact that his office went to the trouble to create a form letter around this issue tells me that this is an issue he gets asked about ...a lot. Without getting into details, he says he is troubled by many of the actions of this administration and will keep my views in mind as fact-finding continues. Basically, he's telling me Dick's not going to do dick. Someone else will have to spearhead it. So far, the only one who has had the cajones is Dennis Kucinich who introduced legislation to impeach Cheney. He did that awhile back and it has been bogged down in committees.

Congress isn't getting our message.

Tuesday, March 4th - get your voice heard by creating a worldwide Cyber Shout. Post on your blog, where ever you can, "Impeach Bush Now!" Do you think Bush should be impeached? If you still need convincing, here's a well thought out article entitled "Impeach Bush Now" written in 2005 (!) by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.

3 comments:

Paul said...

Again, they're HEARING it loud and clear, Joe.

They just don't give a fsck.

Joe Janes said...

I hear you, Paul, and I don't think you're wrong. I think the folks in "power" are hoping we give up and go away.

And, by the way, I think your spellcheck is broken.

Paul said...

No, that's spelled right. Congress does not run 'fsck' to check the data integrity of their hard drives on a regular basis.