Saturday, June 29, 2013

Random Thoughts

Danica Patrick vs. Kyle Petty

Not sure how many of you follow Nascar, I don't but came across this ...

Apparently Kyle Petty said this - Danica Patrick is "not a race car driver,Danica has been the perfect example of somebody who can qualify better than what she runs." She can go fast, but she can't race. I think she's come a long way, but she's still not a race car driver. And I don't think she's ever going to be a race car driver."
First of all.. she is a race car driver.. she races and she drives cars.. because she isn't one of the top seeded car drivers she isn't a race car driver?  How many MEN are behind her on the track when she races... seriously Kyle shut the hell up and go back to whatever Red Neck state you come from.

My personally feelings on her?  Maybe she is marketable, probably because she is pretty and because she is a female race car driver.. who wouldn't market that?  To say she isn't a race car driver is just stupid.    Now if someone could train the Bud Girls to race.. I might actually watch Nascar. :)

Movies - So is anyone else tired of seeing the same actors and actresses in movies lately?  I mean it's like the music industry, there are a million starving artists out there who ooooze talent and yet they play the same stupid songs from the same stupid 'artists' if we have to call them that.    Time for some new blood...
Now with the movie industry it's a bit different, while there are plenty of great unknown actors and actresses out there, I understand why they want a name to drop in the credits to get people to go see the flick, but it's time for some new faces.

So lately I have been looking for some great Independent movies with obscure actors.  Will keep you updated on any I find that are good.

NSA Whistleblower Snowden - So how does anyone possibly consider this guy a hero?  I understand the argument, and the 4th Amendment argument about illegal search and seizure but come on, first of all we don't own our phone numbers, it's service.. and since when has anything we said on the phone ever been private?  In the 50s anyone could pick up a phone and listen in on conversations.   This guy has betrayed the intelligence community and his oath, stole sensitive information and is now running and hiding in countries which in the past have not been very friendly to our country.  The guy needs to be locked up, what if he were to be kidnapped and tortured for information?
It's not always enough to be right, the world is extremely complicated and intelligence officers have enough to worry about without someone coming along and telling everyone how they conduct their business.   People have the right to vote, they get to choose the people who run the country... they don't get to know everything that goes on.. and even if they did.. most of them wouldn't understand it.

People who think this guy is some American Hero have a very naive way of looking at the world.