Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hot Topic Tuesday

In Da Buff: Cyclists, baseball players, Olympic athletes and now rap stars? Yes, unidentified law enforcement official has claimed that rap stars such as 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean and others may have either had steroids delivered to them and/or taken them. The investigation is part of a steroid investigation in Albany. The singers themselves are not part of a criminal investigation. I won't pass judgment, however, I've seen Timbaland and Wyclef Jean and they look like they could use some steroids. Mary "Juiced" Blige and 50 Crunk, um, Cent on the other hand look like they've been sipping some special sauce. But maybe it's a result of good old fashioned working out. Has somebody measured their heads and feet recently?

A Vote For Debonair: He's been called stunning! No, not George Clooney. He's been called dashing! No, not Orlando Bloom. He's been called a perfect 10! No, not the next bachelor. It's Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Yes, the self-professed Mormon always looks good with nary a hair out of place. He's neatly dressed and pressed and speaks eloquently, though a bit robotic, and has the perfect smile. Ok, but really, Mitt Romney!?! He really does nothing for me. If I was looking for a hot, sexy man and his face was in a sea of many, my eyes would pass him right by. Now, Mike Huckabee on the other hand.....Hmmmmmmm........

Don't touch the controls, we'll do it: The government of California wants to install remote controlled temperature devices in their homes next year. Refusal to comply could result in loss of a building permit.

The devices, which the government is hoping will control rolling blackouts and free up electric and natural gas resources, would regulate temperature by 4 degrees, either up or down. The devices would also control refrigerators, pool pumps, electric water heaters and computers and lights based on responses to signals from the utility companies.

Glenn Beck, a conservative radio and tv host, thinks this idea is a bad one. So do I! I agree with Glenn Beck!!! Should I be concerned about saving money and energy? Yes. Should I be forced to have my heating/cooling controlled by someone else? No. If I want to waste money and energy, I should be able to do so in the privacy of my own home. Talk about Big Brother. George Orwell is probably rolling in his grave right now.

Just call him Goober: A band teacher in the New Caney ISD in Houston, TX is in trouble for a punishment that was inflicted on one of his students. A week ago the teacher, who is on paid leave and has not been identified, allegedly told students to empty the spitvalves of their instruments into the hand of one of their classmates. The student had forgotten to bring a trumpet to class. I do believe in children being punished and learning lessons but that is just disgusting and unsanitary.

I hope you are stirring up discussion today with some topics of your own.



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