Last updated October 30, 2006
I have no problems with immigration. I do, however, have problems with illegal aliens. Can a person be trusted to obey the laws of their new country if the first thing they do is commit a crime (coming here illegally IS a crime). I do believe the United States should do a few things to help solve the problem.
Science and Exploration
I like science probably more than most people, but don't say that our Space Exploration is anything like the explorers of old. The Old Explorers, Columbus, Cook, and the like, explored for profit. A scientist had to pay his own way to be included in the voyage. The exploration today is run by scientists, and they have no use for actual profit making ventures. I think that if we want to get the exploration of space going, like the exploration of old, then permit ordinary people to "Stake Claims" to a portion of the celestial body that they actually go to (say 10 square miles), but they have to get there and use the land. If it's for mining, or to build a vacation hotel, let the human race get some actual USE out of these places (and if scientist wants to go along, they can pay their own way.
Isn't it time for California to become 2 states so it's people are truly represented in the Senate?
A city isn't a state. Give the inhabitants the right to vote in MARYLAND's elections. That IS where the city is.
Isn't it time for Puerto Rico to either become a state or be given it's independence.
The Universe is Analog. Understanding is Analog. Proof is Digital.
Since when did Anonymity become part of Free Speech?
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"
Are we sure they are not trying to LOSE the election in the courts?
What happens when a president gets elected in a year with a "0" at the end?
1840: William Henry Harrison (Died in Office)
1860: Abraham Lincoln (Assassinated)
1880: James A. Garfield (Assassinated)
1900: William McKinley (Assassinated)
1920: Warren G. Harding (Died in Office)
1940: Franklin D. Roosevelt (Died in Office)
1960: John F. Kennedy (Assassinated)
1980: Ronald Reagan (Survived Assassination Attempt)
The New Millenium
The first day of the new millenium is January 1st, . The year 2000 is the last year in the 20th Century.
Time Travel will never be invented. I'm sure of this because, by it's very nature, it would have been invented at all times simultaneously.
LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS
Planetary life is not the exception, but the rule, but the almighty, in his infinite wisdom has decided that there will be only one planet at a time or keep them so far apart that they can never communicate because the first thing a member of one species thinks when it sees a member of another species is "Hmmmm, I wonder what that tastes like?". And of course the answer is "Kinda like chicken".
There's no point in getting angry, it just pisses everyone off.
When did we get so paranoid that we can't wish anyone a Merry Christmas? I know that I feel that Christmas is a very joyous time of the year, and I want to share my joy with everyone I come into contact with. So, when I wish you a Merry Christmas, or Happy Chanukah or whatever the holiday is, I am wishing you some of the joy that I feel in my holiday, and I take delight when someone wishes me to share in the joy of their holiday even if I don't celebrate it.
If you want to keep people from cutting you off on the highway, wear a helmet when you drive your car.
If scientists know that a galaxy is moving away from us because the light is shifted to the red and they also know that light is old because it is shifted to the red, how do they tell them apart?
Evolution happens one generation at a time. If you want to know where the human race is heading, take a look at the children.
Great men aren't born, they are just raised by great parents.
Maybe the grass wouldn't be greener on the other side of the fence if you stopped dumping so much fertilizer on your neighbor.
They broke up AT&T, isn't it about time to break up Microsoft?
Image and Likeness
If I was created in God's Image and Likeness, and I have a Sense of Humor, God must have a really PERFECT sense of humor!!
Actually wanting to hold elective office should be a disqualifying factor.
Women shouldn't complain about men. Most men were raised by women.
Men shouldn't complain about women. What would your mother think?
If we define ARTIFICIAL as MAN-MADE, how can we have ALL NATURAL Ice Cream?
If you have any other bits of wisdom that you would like to share, please send me e-mail.
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