Random Thoughts: Affordable Care, Scissors, and the Super Soaker

Posted on February 4, 2013 9:31 am

Why in the world is it called the “Affordable Care Act”? I guess it was determined we could all afford to pay more.

Funny, now that I’m more certain my first novel is good, I’m more worried my second isn’t since it’s completely different. Strategy was to try a bunch of different styles until I could find one that would sell. Hopefully I’m awesome no matter what I write.

If there is a mass shooting, the DHS suggests fighting back with scissors? What if the gunman has a rock?

I’ll probably stick to fighting back using my own firearm.

Are we going to act like the NRA’s “good guy with a gun” was a crazy statement, or are we still arming security and police officers?

What’s the dumber government advice: The “duck and cover” response to a nuclear attack or the “scissors” response to a mass shooting?

Being down in the Grand Canyon is crazy. You can just snap your camera in any direction and have a picture worth framing.

The fact that people have to refer to the Super Bowl as the “Big Game” to not get sued is one of the dumbest things ever.

My favorite figure in black history is Lonnie Johnson. Thanks to him, my brother and I pwned an entire summer camp.

Nothing like being the first kid to have a Super Soaker. That’s something no other generation will get to know. It’s just like the short time when the U.S. was the only one with an atomic bomb.

Just told coworker: “I just design it. I don’t know how to test it or even exactly what it does.” I could probably be a better engineer.

But not a more awesome one.

Hagel is so dumb Obama should have made him his vice president.

States that don’t honor concealed carry permits if you don’t live in the state that issued it, what the hell?

Taxes = “give us money to support cowboy poetry festivals or I’ll send people with guns after you.” Something fundamentally wrong about that.

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7 Responses to “Random Thoughts: Affordable Care, Scissors, and the Super Soaker”

  1. DamnCat says:

    Mr. Johnson has much to answer for to the cat community.

  2. Basil says:

    The whole thing about scissors I don’t understand is how do we get the gunman to run with them?

  3. jw says:

    if the gunman has a rock, grab a sheet of paper.

  4. Iowa Jim says:

    The fact that people have to refer to the Super Bowl as the “Big Game” to not get sued is one of the dumbest things ever.

    It’s not just one of the dumbest things ever, it’s not even correct. The Big Game is Stanford-Cal. The Cardinal get to hit people from Berkeley, without
    legal consequences.

  5. Son of Bob says:

    “Why in the world is it called the “Affordable Care Act”? I guess it was determined we could all afford to pay more.”

    Why was a bill that funded a midnight basketball league called a “crime bill”? Why was trampling on the Constitution called the “Patriot Act”?

  6. Writer says:

    Welcome to the Mob.

    Teaching government how to collect taxes.

  7. Jeff Gauch says:

    “Duck and cover” actually works, mostly. Nuclear weapons don’t emit enough ionizing radiation to really harm anyone. Most of the deaths are caused by the shockwave and the heat flash, so covering as much exposed skin as possible and getting low to the ground, preferably under something sturdy, would increase your chances of survival. Of course if you’re close enough to ground zero (usually a few hundred yards) there’s nothing you can do.

    Thus, “fight back with scissors” is the dumbest thing to come out of a government since “Hey, let’s pick a fight with America!”

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