Thursday, November 27, 2008

Odds and Ends

Black Friday? Browsing the news and finding lots of sales on this most important day of the year. Are we nuts? Kohl's is open at 4 AM tomorrow? Apparently most retailers believe that if we buy enough toasters and iPods that day, we can save civilization. And then I read some comments regarding Bush's Presidential Pardons. No, it has nothing to do with shopping or civilization, but it does it have a lot to do with common sense. Why on earth do we allow any president to pardon people? What is the logic here? The president is not an emperor nor a king. The president is a commoner just like us. Shouldn't all pardons come from the judicial branch of government? This whole 'pardons' thing has turned into some sort of sweepstakes and it should be stopped. It makes as much sense as the Electoral College.

And then, since all things are relative…

"Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards." - Fred Hoyle

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