Friday, August 15, 2008

A new survey of 1,000 drivers by found that 48% of 18 to 24 year olds text while driving. Four states already ban texting and driving and 33 are trying to pass laws to ban this. Even if it's not banned in your state, if you get in an accident while texting you can be charged with negligent or reckless conduct and have your license suspended. I wish they would do the same thing with cell phones. West University recently passed and ordinance banning cell phone use in school zones.

In other news, the authors of the Left Behind series, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have said that Obama is not the antichrist. LaHaye said: "I can see by the language he uses why people think he could be the antichrist, but from my reading of scripture, he doesn't meet the criteria. There is no indication in the Bible that the antichrist will be an American." Well that is sure a relief. If anyone is the "antichrist" or if I believed in the "antichrist" imho it would probably be bush or dick.

If you don't live in Houston you may not have read about the Osteen trial. It's the most exciting thing since the cheerleader hit mom trial or the kill your cheating spouse by running him over several times with your Mercedes trial. In 2005, Victoria Osteen got into a little fight with a flight attendant when the flight attendant couldn't or wouldn't clean up a spill VO found on her first class seat. The flight was delayed 2 hours and the Osteen's were eventually removed from or left the plane willingly, depending on who you believe. VO also paid a $3,000 fine to the FAA. The flight attendant sued VO because the incident had given her hemorrhoids (?) and had caused her to lose her faith (this a bad thing?)
Yesterday, the jury found for VO, and Joel Osteen praised and thanked God (because we all know this is the kind of thing that God takes an interest in). A friend of mine is grateful it's over so she won't have to see VO's eyebrows on TV anymore.


Anonymous said...

This reminds me of another trial that occupied the public's attention for a while: the Chuck Rosenthal e-scandal in Feb 08.

Personally, I didn't care so much about that particular offense of Rosenthal's, but another story supplied by the PRESS made me want him out of office some time before that. (And I may've even ranted about it to you back then.) It had to do with Rosenthal refusing to extradite a known murderer from Venezuela because Venezuela wouldn't extradite unless given a "no execution" guarantee. Rosenthal refused the extradition on those terms, so to the best of my knowledge the murderer was never prosecuted for that crime.
Whatta guy.


Anonymous said...

I had that same reaction to VO's eyebrows! I think they are actually small alien creatures that have taken over her brain!

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