I don't understand how the International Olympic Committee can announce on July 4, 2007 that Sochi, Russia would be the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, yet on February 4th, 2014, two days before the opening ceremonies, they still haven't finished all the construction.
They've had 6 1/2 years to get ready. Jeez, Pootie Pooh, how much time do you need? It's like a college kid waiting until the night before his final exam to begin studying.
Er....OK, so maybe I have just an inkling how that might could happen. *Oops*
I don't understand how people like these ^ in Kiev, Ukraine can get fed up enough with their crooked leaders and take to the streets in protest, while Americans won't even fire off an email in protest when their leaders are stealing them blind.
A weekend newspaper story told of how influental aides to many House and Senate leaders, both Democrat and Republican, shaped the writing of laws affecting banks, agriculture, mortgage reform, etc, then turned right around and went to work as lobbyists (there are over 12,000 of them) representing firms that cashed in BIG on the laws they wrote! Cha Ching! So much for "ethics reform".
And when Senators and Congressmen retire, they don't move back home and fish and play with the grandkids. No, they stay in Washington and open up lobbying firms themselves.
This is just organized crime on a level that would make the Mafia blush. When are we going to wise up and throw the bums out? I say we need to bring in some consultants from Ukraine.
And finally, I don't understand all the rich and famous people who become drug addicts. They say "they can't stand the pressure". Huh?
Obviously I'm not rich or famous, so somebody please 'splain it to me. What "pressure" makes you stick a needle in your arm? The pressure of being able to pay your bills? The pressure of being able to afford first class travel anywhere you want to go? The pressure of wanting to fit in with the "cool kids"? Wait....you ARE the cool kid.
That said, of course I'm sad they're gone. That's a terrible way for anyone to leave this world.
That's about it. Everything else I've pretty much figured out. ;)
Have a great day everyone.