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Friday, March 5, 2010

Just Some Questions

Below are questions I have asked myself throughout the past week. Instead of writing what my answers to them would be I am interested in any answers you may have, or additional questions you have asked yourself.

For the week starting Saturday February 27, 2010 here are some questions I have had:

Can you explain this, “A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes?”

What is your favorite eatery for breakfast? How often do you visit?

What good is it to try to prevent some families from going bankrupt if you have to bankrupt the country to do it?

Why is the noun marinade and the verb marinate?

Dell or HP?

Does accountability matter to anyone?

Do members of Congress ever get audited by the IRS?

Will you be impacted at all if the Post Office stops Saturday delivery?

The earthquake in Chile is said to have shifted earth on its axis by three inches, what will that do to the global warming “science?”

“Alice In Wonderland?” Going to see it?

Who determined how the twenty-six letters of the alphabet would be laid out on the telephone numbers?

Best Actor?

Congressman who voted against healthcare bill in the House is suddenly resigning over sexual harassment allegations, coercion?

Remember when phone numbers began with a word, the first two letters of the word were the first two numbers for your phone number? (Ours was RIverside)

When guidelines are misinterpreted and the interpretation flies in face of common sense how do you react?

Best musical score for a foreign film in which no pianos were used and the conductor was left handed?

What word was used for those whose number began 7 (PQRS) – 9 (WXYZ) or vice-versa?

Best picture?

Relative of Congressman who voted against health care bill the first time through the House is appointed to Federal judiciary, bribe?

The politics of politics are worse than the subtractions of the whole from the pieces, make sense?

You can't drink alchohol in Saudi Arabia, what happens if you get off the plane drunk?

Best Actress?

Are these questions being written by my daughters or are they landing planes at LBC?

Is a legacy enough of a reason to forever alter our economy and health care delivery and burden our children and grandchildren with Trillions of dollars of debt?

Prime rib or filet?

Do you think anyone at a protest against Sacramento budgets should say who they voted for in the past few elections before making their speech?

Cookies or Pie?

So those are the questions, what are your answers?

Click on the difficult to read “comments” button below and let us know what you think!


1 comment:

Bob S said...

1. Yes. There are lots of ways to have a bipartisan bill, including negotiations over the original bill or amendments. When it comes to a vote, smart whips don't ask Representatives or Senators with divided constituencies to vote unless they need them.

2. Long Beach Diner. By now we know the staff and they know us. Say Hi to Kat when you're in.

3. It would be nice to think anyone is trying to keep families from going broke. Haven't noticed that recently. If you mean mortgage restructuring, that's different than going broke, not much is going to happen in that program, and the amounts of money are puny.

4. So we can tell the difference

5. MAC

6. Depends on what you mean. These days, "accountability" mostly meets the classic definition of "punishment of the innocent and rewards to non-participants." Mostly, threatening people with sanctions provides and incentive for them to hide their mistakes until it's too late. There are good ways to improve performance, but this isn't one of them. Try engagement instead.

7. Of course not. They don't usually get arrested, either.

8. I wouldn't be able to go down to the box and see what came in. Other than that....

9. Nothing. The easily deceived will continue to deny climate change until a storm blows them away or the sea reaches their knees. By then the prudent will own boats or live in the mountains.

10. No

11. Somebody at Ma Bell, I assume. But it's ancient history now.

12. I'm happy with Jeff. I identify with broke down old country singers.

13. No. Sexual Harassment, badly disguised.

14. Yes. Our first number was FOrrest 4-7701. Our second was GIlbert 8-9315. The second number was our first private line.

15. Depends on the guidelines and the "misinterpretation." Bureaucracy is.

16. Huh?

17. Dunno

18. The public voted for Avatar. The academy liked a film with only humans in it. I loved Avatar, and now I'm going to find time to see Hurt Locker.

18. No.

19. It would be challenging to be drunk on arrival in KSA. They stop serving alcohol about 2 hours before you land, and they're pretty careful about how many they hand out en route. I suppose you could do it flying in from the Emirates, if you started drunk, but I don't think they'd let you on the plane. That said, if you went weaving into Saudi customs with a nice buzz on, I'd stay away from you. Their Customs & Immigration people make ICE look like a bunch of pansies.

20. I loved Sandra Bullock in Blind Side. Three cheers.

21. Fer goodness sake, let the FAA be. Their union was broken by Ronnie in the '80s and they haven't been worth spit since. They're burned out, short-staffed and stressed beyond the limits of most measures. And no, you shouldn't let your kid dispatch aircraft.

22. No. But then, that's not what we're doing.

23. Prime Rib

24. I think we should do something more effective than march around the State Capitol. Too bad the constitutional convention fell through.

25. Pie