Recent events, some political, some not, some relevant, and some just plain stupid, have led me to question how it is that our government which supposedly employs some of the best, brightest, smartest intellect money can buy, leaves you shaking your head in disbelief and asking that same dumbassed question, “How Come??”
As a for instance, the picture above (with a slightly tongue in cheek title) is one of many armored type vehicles our pentagon has doled out to municipalities all across America. I believe that’s probably a 50 caliber machine gun mounted up top and you can probably fix them up with enough fire power to take out a tank if you wanted to. As you probably saw on the 5:00 o’clock news recently, one even showed up in Ferguson Missouri to help control those pesky high schoolers who were protesting the cop shooting of Michael Brown. Roger Goodell might want to think about getting his hands on one of these bad boys just in case things get any worse at the NFL and he’s in need of a little emergency transportation!
Some of my “How Come” questions go like this;
How come we can give out armored vehicles like these to every municipality in the USA, no matter what the size or the need, and yet we can’t seem to figure out a way to prevent some weirdo from jumping the fence in front of the White House in Washington DC? We’ve got arguably the most important family in our country living there, and I have no doubt the Secret Service could get their hands on a few of these to put out front if they felt it was necessary, but no sir, their attitude seems to be, “We’ve got this presidential security thing figured out!” “Go away and shut up!”
How come the United States Congress which currently carries the lowest approval ratings of any congress in the history of the USA, along with it’s leader, Speaker John Boehner, is currently suing the President of the USA for overstepping his powers of office? This is the same congress that has passed fewer bills than any congress in history, returned from their five week “recess” for a few minutes, voted to approve a “Defense Authorization” bill, and hit the exits five minutes later to run home and spin their story in an effort to get re-elected? We’re spending approximately 55 million per year on a “do nothing” congress. How come we need ’em at all?
How come the big oil companies producing all those “fracking” TV commercials always show us a young Mom and her kids, in a nice suburban setting, sometimes carrying a nice clean glass of drinking water, still wont reveal to us what all those chemicals really are that they’re forcing into the ground to mix with our water? I suppose these young ladies are actresses simply playing a role rather than real Moms, because real Moms would be a hell of a lot more concerned about the purity of the water they are drinking and the effect that drinking water is having on those little kids they have running around underfoot. It might sound dumb but I believe it’s cynical and cruel for oil companies to be pushing that kind of commercial off on unsuspecting people who don’t know any better!
How come no one has designed a baseball cap with the bill on the back instead of the front so when you want to go out and look cool and put your hat on backwards, now it will actually be forwards and so you’ll look like you’re actually going toward something instead of coming from something? I’m so confused!
How come Sarah Palin knows so much about those awful people we have living at the White House currently, and yet she still doesn’t seem to know what the correct address of the White House is? It’s 1600 not 1400 Sarah. If you can’t figure it out, go talk to that guy who jumped the fence. He already knows where it is!
How come Cliven Bundy owes the government a million bucks for stealing government grass for twenty years to feed his cattle and yet he still isn’t in jail? Do you think he knows his cows are on welfare?
How come this beautiful Indian Summer we’re having can’t last all year long??
Please send your critiques and comments. I’ll be sure to read them all and use them if I can.
Have a great week everybody.