Friday, April 10, 2009

This is Ridiculous

So my buddy Frank was talking about the Boy Scout troop the other day, at soccer practice. I think he mentions this every now and again to try to convince me to get Benjy back in scouts.

Won't work.

For some reason - we suspect that it might be because he wasn't allowed to go on a ski trip a while back (year and a half), so he figured that he would quit, you know, to get back at us.

He's a stubborn one, yes he is.

Anyway... he was talking about how the Boy Scouts have adopted a stretch of the bike path. You know, so that they can clean it up and make everything all nice and litter free. Pretty noble idea, and a good cause, of which I am sure that everyone will agree. Especially with all this "green fever" going around the nation and world. Well, here are some of the requirements...
  • Schedule a clean up a minimum of two weeks in advance. I guess that makes sense, right. I mean what says that we love the earth more than to schedule a cleaning day, 2 weeks in advance.
  • The boys must use special gloves. That's right, they can't just wear any kind of gloves. They have to be special gloves that probably cost a bit of money. Probably because the bike path is full of toxic waste.
  • They also need to use certain bags, wear certain clothes, and whatever other things the government deems important.
  • Oh, and they have to pay to do it. Yes, you read that correctly. The volunteers need to pay - I think it's $20, to pick up trash along a bike path, that they adopted to keep clean.

Government, oh how I dislike thee.

Speaking of government stuff. Why, oh why, didn't the Navy blow the Somalian pirate (aka terrorist) ship out of the water, when the Captain jumped out and tried to escape. I mean, the Captain was probably hoping that would happen. Instead, we get a standoff between four Somalians in a life boat and a US Navy Destroyer! Oh yeah, we're still the most powerful country in the world. Now these idiots think that they can get $2 million for him.

Believe it or not, I have way more respect for President Sarkozy of France. At least he had his military go after and kick some butt. Who would have thought it possible, for France's military to show more courage than our own. Heck, I think France has handled two different situations in a similar fashion. Yay France!!

Finally, did you see that PETA wants the Pet Shop Boys to change their name to the Rescue Shelter Boys?

Crazy days indeed.