Well, if you’re reading this, it means that the world hasn’t ended, which is really surprising considering that today’s date, 12/21/12 consists of only 2 numbers: 1 and 2 in different configurations, and that 12 is, both, first and last. Right?
But anyway, here’s this week’s OpinionList:
Real-Life Buzz Lightyears: NASA is redesigning the suit worn by astronauts with the latest prototype looking a lot like Buzz Lightyear’s suit from the Toy Story films. The agency had not updated the astronauts’ suits for the past 20 years which makes me say, “From infinity to beyond.”
Psy buys L.A. condo: The Korean performer who has given us “Gangnam Style” has paid $1.25 million in cash for an apartment in L.A.’s Blair House. Now, why didn’t I think of pretending to ride a horse while horsing around to silly music, especially since I have two boys?
Sandy Hook results in higher gun sales: The horrific massacre has incited many to demand stricter gun control laws and perhaps many more to go out and buy guns, especially assault rifles like the one used by shooter Adam Lanza. We live in a crazy society.
NRA to speak today about Sandy Hook: So what are they going to say? ”Guns don’t kill people, [crazy] people kill people”? In 2011, Wayne La Pierre refused to meet with the administration to hold a dialogue on gun control stating, “Why should I or the NRA go sit down with a group of people that have spent a lifetime trying to destroy the Second Amendment in the United States?” This prompted me to start thinking of LaPierre as a Nut, Radical, A-hole, especially because the answer to his question is obvious: To save precious lives, that’s why.
Romney spent $8.9 million in transition costs: He may have lost, but Romney’s transition team spent this much money to prepare him in case of a win. Guess who picks up the tab? We do, the taxpayers, and it’s perfectly legal. I propose that when a candidate is as rich and as dismissive of half of America as Romney, he should pay out of his own pocket.
Palin on PBO being “Person Of The Year”: This is what Sarah Palin said about Time magazine choosing the President as 2012′s Person of the Year: “Time magazine, you know, I think there is some irrelevancy there, to tell you the truth. I mean consider their list of the most influential people in the country and the world, some who have made that list — yours truly! that ought to tell you something right there regarding the credence that we should give Time magazine and their list of people.” Does she realize that in trying to undervalue Time’s choice, she’s putting herself down? I guess she doesn’t, but then again, we are talking about Sarah Palin.