It's funny, because when I sit down to blog something, a lot of topics jump to mind.

My friend emailed me something that showed video of the best swimsuit photos of all-time. I clicked the first one, that showed Halle Berry from the James Bond movie. Then I remembered how he and I had a huge fight when he sent me a list of the 25 hottest James Bond women a few years ago, and Halle was on the list. I didn't think it was fair to have women like Denise Richards and her on it. Bond women had a tradition of not being famous until AFTER they were Bond girls. Yet, we started seeing women...around the time that Grace Jones played one in the mid-80s...that were already famous being in these films.

I deleted the email without looking at anymore, deciding I had done enough blogs on lists.

I thought about the current crop of news items that have me irked. And, it seems that's always what my blogs are about. But I can't help it. It's so nice to vent about these things. Especially since, the laws won't change. At least I can complain here about it.

Todays complaints include: the cell phone law going into effect. I won't be following it. Already I've talked to a few friends I couldn't hear as they were trying to use their Blue Tooth and it wasn't working properly. Besides, you're still allowed to text while you drive. If the laws are going to be done this idiotic, I won't be bothered to follow them. And...if we need to hands on the wheel, start pulling over people with their hands outside the door, tapping along to the music. Where does it all end?

I saw the video of the woman dying in the lobby of the hospital. But I can't really complain about that. Because, the hospital did the right thing. They fired seven people.

I saw that a guy in custody for supposedly killing a cop in a stolen car, was strangled. My friend said, "I bet you're happy about that. You always assume those people are guilty. So, that's one guilty person you don't have to worry about going through the legal system."

Well, no. I mean, yes. Yes, I do assume the guy was probably guilty. But no, I'm not happy about him being strangled. Just because I assume he's guilty, doesn't mean I want the cops or prison guards strangling the dude. Even if "they" think he's responsible for killing one of their own. That's not how society operates. And, it would open such a can of worms.

I want to see the place this guy was kept fire seven of their employees. They say about that many are the only ones that had access to him. No other prisoners did.

But, before they fire them, have them all take lie detector tests. I hear the FBI is involved. So, hopefully it won't be long for them to get to the bottom of who killed this guy.

With video cameras and all the tricky questioning techniques, it shouldn't be hard to get to the bottom of it.

But then, that Coronado police officer never got fired for not showing his badge and firing a warning shot in a residential area at a Chargers player before unloading into him.

The Oceanside police officer isn't losing his job after shooting into a car, hitting a young child.

I'm somebody that usually sticks up for the police, and I'm having problems with these things.

Comments

rickeysays July 2, 2008 @ 3:23 a.m.

Know how I know you're gay? You deleted the email of the top swimsuit photos of all time w/o looking at them after Halle was the first one.

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TFB July 2, 2008 @ 7:15 a.m.

Re: bluetooth. The technology is just not there yet. They are a pain to use. Plus, dialing the phone and texting is way more dangerous while driving than just holding the phone up to your ear, so that makes no sense whatsoever.

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Josh Board July 2, 2008 @ 9:15 a.m.

I really, really hope cops are going to be cool with this law. If they see someone driving like an idiot, give them the ticket. If someone is driving just fine, while on the phone, let it go.

I heard one cop say that's the way he was going to handle it. Otherwise, he wouldn't be giving "real" tickets. That, to me, was the perfect attititude.

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NachoDaddy July 6, 2008 @ 5:53 p.m.

You know, if people on cell phones were such mass-a$$holes, there wouldn't be a need for this law. Logically, a conversation on a cell phone should not cause any more problems than many of the other things we do on the road, but over and over and over and over again, I find that someone doing 15 mph below the speed limit is a either a woman talking or a guy trying to dial. Mono-tasking morons!

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Josh Board July 7, 2008 @ 1:21 a.m.

Here's the thing. And, I never get tired of explaining this. I just had an argument with my girlfriend this weekend. We saw this show on TV, that showed drunken idiots at the beach, and she said "That's why they need this beach ban." And, we argued. I don't even drink, and think a ban like that is ridiculous.

Yes, I've seen the same thing with cell phone drivers. But, don't pass a law for the idiots. Just pull over the idiots, and give them a ticket for...(insert bad driving law here; swirving; wreckless driving, etc).

Because, I've been at stop lights, where the first person doesn't go when the light changes green. You know why? Well, a few times, it was because they were looking in the glove box. A few times, looking out the side window. So...using the cell phone law logic, do we need to pass a law, that says you can not look out the side or your window when at a stop light? Or, that you can't look in the glove compartment? No.

You honk, and hopefully, they take their head out of their ***.

What's next? Instead of Mansker following suspected drunk drivers home, he and other off-duty cops can follow home drivers on their cell phones. They can try to get us to pull over, showing their badges, as we continue talking away. Of course, we don't see the badges, because we're talking on the phone and just looking straight ahead.

We'll be shot on the street, in front of our house. The cop will say "I saw a small black object in their hand. I thought it was a gun. But...it was just a cell phone."

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