Scott's Tuesday Observations

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

1. The new pope's photo on the Yahoo! homepage resembles a villain from a Star Wars movie. I wish him the best of luck and hope he helps to bring people of faith together around the world.

2. Today is the ten year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. I remember that day all too well being taken home from school and hearing about it on the radio. I remember the award winning photograph of the firefighter carrying out the dead baby and the subsequent trials of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols.

3. A firefighter in Wisconsin pushed for a resolution that would legalize cat hunting. As expected, cat lovers are furious and the firefighter has been receiving death threats. Unless all those animal lovers start claiming the homeless cats roaming the streets serving no good purpose, then this is a plan that should go unchallenged. They're just cats, people. Plenty of 'em to go around.

4. The Center for Disease Control has apparently overreacted with their claims that being overweight is a serious health risk over the years. Now they've released like a zillion or so new food guide pyramids apparently contradicting everything we've been told in the past from the old one. The new thing now is whole wheat: the good carbs. White is bad. I've actually been on top of that for awhile and am still ahead of the general public that is pretty much clueless to the dangers of TRANS fat. Stay away from those French fries and Double-Stuff Oreos.

5. A new book is out called South Park Conservatives : The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias. It's author, Brian C. Anderson, claims South Park has a conservative twist. I don't think it's all that conservative, in fact it's pretty balanced, but they do make fun of liberal issues much more and is perhaps why the creators were so brutal to Michael Moore in the their film "Team America." I'm requesting a review copy for this site and will come up with my own conclusions.