Taco Tuesday, a lifesaver on a cold, late winters day!
It was yet another cold and heartless winter day in early March and all eyes were focused on the Thursday, March the 14th as that day would mark the beginning of an honest to goodness early spring warm up. And just in time too! My thoughts had grown darker and darker as a seemingly endless procession of forty degree days had left me looking forward to one thing and one thing only….TACO TUESDAY!
Yes, you can call me crazy or even call me dull, but please don’t call me late for those oh so tasty treats that originate from Mexico. Every Tuesday, promptly at 1PM, you’ll find me occupying a bar stool at the Junction Bar and Grill where I’ll be munching down at least three spicy tacos along with a beer chaser! And let my diet be damned!
Let’s tax ammo – what a great and charitable idea!
Oh really! It seems some politicians (I’ll let you guess which party) have gotten it into their heads that a nice hefty tax levied on the sale of bullets would be a good thing for the Nation! Huh? They state that such a tax (as much as 50% per bullet) would in reality be a SAFETY MEASURE! The declare that, by taxing the bejesus out of ammo, less of it would land on the streets that could harm people. (Yes, that is their argument, I swear it). They also insist that the monies (100’s of millions) collected could go to the government (what a surprise) to help (ahem) spur additional growth! They also, unbelievably, insinuate that in some vague way it will be a form of payback for what happened at Sandy Hook; although you can bet your bottom dollar no one at that school would ever see a penny.
I have a much better idea. Let’s impose a tax, to be paid by the members of Congress, for every word they utter. I’d say ten cents per word would be fair. All that money could then go directly to whatever state the congress person happens to represent. It’d be sure to cut down on a lot of totally useless rhetoric while doing some good for states with reps who cannot keep their mouths shut!
On Space X and the lucky couple who will go to Mars!
It’s my understanding that at some point in time, maybe months; a couple will be chosen to go to Mars and back! The (un)lucky couple will be asked to fit themselves into a very cramped and Spartan space capsule where they will remain for 501 days as they fly merrily through space to do a fly around of the Martian globe.
If this actually takes place, just think of the media possibilities that could spring up. A live webcam could provide for some ‘interesting’ viewing. Hey, maybe a new prime time reality series called ‘Bliss in Space’ could air for that 1 ½ year period of time. (Of course there is some likelihood that the title will have to be changed over time to possibly ‘Trapped in Space’ and then maybe to ‘War in Space’ as the two lovebirds attempt to commit mayhem on each others bodies. (Of course the rating would also have to be changed from PG to something a little more restrictive by that time).