Why is it Always Fox
So, during the current health care debate – I was asked why I assumed that people opposed to it because they were afraid it would require euthanasia for the elder got their information from Fox News. I was told it was insulting to assume that. And then, of course, I was told by the very people that I suspected got their misinformation from Fox, that they were indeed Fox viewers. Leaving aside the fact I was right, they did get their mis-information from Fox, I do want to answer the question as to why I suspect people to be Fox viewers whenever I hear a bit of fear mongered nonsense in an otherwise sane political debate.
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and the Notre Dame controversy
Ok, I admit it, I didn’t listen to the speech and I haven’t read
any transcripts. I am simply not that interested and have other things to do,
like laundry. But I am amazed that anyone cares about this story/controversy.
I suppose I understand, what with 25% of the American population is Catholic
and with the speaker being, you know, the President and all. But normally internal
disputes amongst the Catholics don’t gain national attention. And this time
only about 10% of the Bishops are upset. A small number when you think about
it. What I think is going on is that the rest of the Christian population, even
though they haven’t formally acknowledge the authority of the Catholic Church
for at least 300 years, still treat the Catholic Church as if they have some
residual authority. Kind of like children that have grown up and left their
parents home still defer to their parents even though it is not required. Except
these children, Christians, had sometimes violent disputes with their parent,
Catholic Church. I guess no matter how far we stray, some kids just can’t shake
off the yolk of arbitrary authority.
76: WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST THING
YOU'VE EVER DONE? Chinese Fire Drill on a bus in Shanghai or Hiking nude in Hawaii.
77: WHAT'S THE BIGGEST SCAM YOU'VE EVER PULLED?
It was more of an April Fools Day joke. There was a very bad volunteer I inherited when I began work at the LASPCA. Her name was Donna. Anyway, it
didn't take me long to fire her (and yes, you can and should fire volunteers when they are more trouble then help and this one definitely fit that
qualification). My boss, Lt. Havard, took some flack from Donna's supporters to keep her on, and I told him that I would not be responsible for her
actions, since she did not recognize the authority of any of the staff that had supervised her. He fired her the next week after she refused to adopt a
dog to Shari Bellefonte, despite the fact that it was not her decision to make. April 1st 2 years later, me and the shelter supervisor played a joke on
Lt.Havard and told him that Donna had called and was planning to come by and that she had something to discuss with him. He was so nervous he had a
really long meeting with our President in order to plan and prepare for Donna's arrival. He was so nervous and upset that we broke the joke early.
It was really funny because he was really upset.