Don’t know why, but on January 20TH here in Massachusetts we have yet to have a major snowstorm.tonight we are getting a dusting to a couple inches- fast moving storm and Saturday we could get a little more snow, mostly just a nuisance and a reason for people who are always late anyway to be late for work.
Now this is fine with me because at this point in my life have had all the snow and related shoveling I need thank you, but what is really something to see is the weather peoples reaction to a winter like this. Last year by this time we had over three feet of total accumulation by this time, so when there is even a hint of the white stuff this year they get virtually orgasmic in their enthusiasm reporting on upcoming snow events.
All that matters to me is that the bear of the winter months January has only eleven more days left, which means all we have to do is get through February, the possibility of storms tends to diminish as we get to March but so far so good
Second Grade Teacher Pervert
So I am watching the news and trying to figure out which bother me more about this second grade teacher pervert- The pile of little girls used underwear that they found in his apartment (that he gatered in various places- pools, beaches etc), or the pictures/movies of the 12 year old girl, duaghter of friends that he was babysitting and had forced sex with. Now he is being held on a very high bail but i am thinking that perhap a more appropriate punishment would be to bring him to Foxboro lock him in the lockerroom with the entire Patriots team, and then fie up the video equipment and show them the news reports with the graphic details and see what happens. Now mind you I am being kind here- my first instinct is “cut em off” so that mayb he won’t be so quick to drop his pants in the presence of children.
Fox 25 swings the ax once again
For those who watch FOX25 Boston as their morning news source, the recent firings of Kim Carrigan and AJ Burnett have thousand of people upset. Oh wait they didn’t fire them- they just refused to renew their contracts (you don;t have to go home- you just can’t stay here) and insted are trying to cram cheesy (read that less expensive) replacements down our throats. Kim Carrigan was one of the sweetest, nicest people and a delight to tune in for each morning. In her place they have these two bimbos- one name “Liz” something or other who wears about five pounds of makeup, and the other can barely speak . Awful just awful. If you go to their site there are thousands of angry letters posted from viewers like myself who hav moved on to toher stations now.
Cats on a lazy summer day.
“Big Hair and Tats”
I am watching the Cincinatti / Houston playoff game and one of the things that disturbs me most about the NFL is that they allow the players to make such ridiculous spectacles of themselves. Don’t know which is more ridiculous, the huge bushes of hair and dreadlocks hanging out of their helmets or the gigantic tribal tattoos all over their arms. The NFL was quite image conscious at one time with strict uniform guidelines such as length if pants , no exposed midriffs etc. but apparently now anything goes, and it looks only awful. Only the NBA is worse -but that’s a story for another day
We Could Be Heros
I have noticed a very disturbing trend and I am sure others have noticed it too. All of a sudden every time a fireman dies in the line of duty, he is immediately hailed as a “hero.” I don’t want to appear in sensitive, but it strikes me that when they made the choice to persue this line of work they were aware of the risks involved, one of which is that when yu are dealing with fire you could die, What I don’t quite understand is when the worst happens, how is it that they are immediately considered heros?
For example. last week, a firefighter from Peabody Mass. died and whe the story was reported two things were immediately obvious. By his picture it was quite plain to see he was 80 to 100 Lbs overweigt, and the initial eport was that he collapsed almost immediately upon entering the building. Curiously as days went by, all of a sudden he was overcome by smoke, but he didn’t rescue anyone- didn’t put the fire out and no one was in the burning building- but now he was being hailed as a hero. His funeral service became the top story on the news, firefighters came from miles around etc.
Correct me if I am wrong but what happened was a guy who chose this proffession collapsed, most likely of a heart attack because he was so grossly overweight- but because he did it at the scene of a fire he attained immediate hero status. I don’t think that is right.
Personally I think we to freely toss that “Hero,” moniker around in much the same way as we give standing ovations out way too frequently as well. Just because someone decides to become a firefighter or a police officer and they die in the procedd of performing their job- shouldn’t immediatley qualify them as heros.
As sad as 9/11 was I find it hard to consider the mebers of the ubiquitous “FDNY.” heros. Many of them gave people inaccurate deadly advice to go back into the building - to their death, and the fact they happened to be there when the buildings fell on them, while tragic and sad was not exactly heroism. They were there doing their jos, and in my mind when you have a job like that every time you leave your house for work could be you last time anyone sees you- goes wth the territory-and agian it is a job they freely chose to do.