In Plain View
This spare poem
Sent from my iPhone
Got noticed cause
It isn’t really there
Holding middle ground
Between network and desire
Hiding in plain view
On commercial freeware
Repeating what I heard – just to make sure I got it right…
Amazon would like to use airborne drones to make deliveries. They claim to have emergency and special circumstance markets in mind. Though I suspect our skies will one day be darkened with clouds of “special circumstances”.
So, our hired-hands at the FAA have come up with a few zany rules regarding testing the flying package thing. Restrictions like a low altitude flight ceiling, line-of-sight monitoring and only-during-daylight operation are, of course, making Amazon a little crazy. But there is money to be made, so I’m pretty sure Amazon will survive the indignity of having to prove remote controlled flying packages are, of course, safe.
Yup, swarms of consumer goods cruising at low altitude, landing and taking off all around us, joyfully fulfilling the Amazon American Dream. I can see them now, flying low over the homes and property of the most heavily armed population on the planet. Small packages of joy, buzzing over a land where there are a nearly as many guns as people.
This could prove entertaining.
PS – I just saw an ad for a bean bag gun – designed especially for shooting at drones. Silly me, I failed to anticipate that a new hunting prey would, obviously, spur on new technology . (And another reason to get another gun!) In a meager attempt to contribute, I emailed the inventor asking if they had considered making retractable net cannons. Just as a suggestion.
In a courageous act of self-involved hubris, Scott Walker recently provided us with a glimpse into the mind of the “real conservative” who would be king. Addressing the international terrorist issue, Walker declared, “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.”
Sounds like the Governor is suggesting that his union busting tactics qualify him to lead the fight against an army?
Outstanding! So, the key to defeating International Terror Organizations is to decertify them and cut their funding? Maybe, not allow them to collect dues and make them pay for extra police when they peacefully protest!
Yeah, that’ll work.
The oddest aspect of this notion is that this anti-government lifetime government employee actually believes his own BS. Kind of scary, hey?
Fellow Americans, we in Wisconsin humbly apologize for unleashing another right wing whack-a-doodle upon an unsuspecting nation. Sorry, sometimes we get a little crazy up here. Here’s hoping he does little national damage while providing some quality entertainment.
During the course of 2014
We’ve lost friends and partners
Even some dreams
More losses in foreign battles
Others to domestic war
Live free (like me) or die
Screamed the American folk lore
Made it to the wrap-up
Been lucky You and I
Hopefully moving forward again
Let’s kiss this bitch goodbye