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Ramblings - Quizzes and Venting

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Sep. 27th, 2007 | 12:27 pm
location: home
mood: crappycrappy

Quizzes copped from almond_joyz

You Scored an A

You got 10/10 questions correct.

It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.
If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.
As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.
And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.



In 1947 (the year you were born)

Harry Truman is president of the US

Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers

Britain grants independence to India and Pakistan

The Truman Doctrine is formulated to aid Greece and Turkey against Communist rebels and Soviet expansionism

The House UnAmerican Activities Committee begins hearings into alleged communist influence in Hollywood

The CIA is established

David Bowie, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Elton John, David Letterman, and Stephen King

New York Yankees win the World Series

Chicago Cardinals win the NFL championship

Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

The Diary of Anne Frank is published

Jack Kerouac makes the journey which he will later chronicle in his book On the Road

There are 14,000 television sets in use in the United States



Other Random Ramblings

Went to the county seat and paid the property taxes this morning. You can imagine how pleasant that was. I wouldn't complain if I got my money's worth back in services.

I live in Prince George's County, MD, which was once a nice place to live. The vast majority of people and businesses are concentrated in the northern half of the county, but the county seat, Upper Marlboro, is, naturally, in the southern half. It's a dinky little town that up to about 20 years ago would have been perfectly at home in rural Georgia or Alabama.

Prince George's is one vast bedroom suburb of Washington, DC. It is the 2nd most populous county in the state and you would think its tax income would make it a nice place to live. Think again. Corruption is rife, it's even wrose than in Baltimore. And, true to form, the voters RE-ELECTED the county executive in the last election.

I want to assure my readers that I am not a racist or bigot, at least I don't consider myself as such. In the following few paragraphs I'm simply reporting the facts which can be verified in the media.

The country is majority African-American and so is the county executive and most of his inner circle. Despite handing out lucrative contracts and favors to his cronies, no action at the state or Federal level has been taken against him.

The county police force is overwhelmingly white, despite efforts to recruit black officers. It has a rather well-deserved reputation for being prone to the use of excessive force, but the county has truly frightening crime statistics, averaging well over 100 murders every year. There are only about 1000 cops to police a population of 500,000. The state police seem to avoid PG county and the city/town police forces vary widely in size, capabilites and professionalism.

However, anytime the police shoot a black suspect, the U.S. Justice Dept. almost always sticks its nose in to investigate possible 'denial of civil rights.' There are times it makes sense. There are others when it is obviously pandering to the African-American voting bloc to put the current administration (no matter which party is in power)in a favorable light.

OK, enough venting. Jeez, all because I had to pay my taxes. About 80 percent of tax monies go to the schools (which are the worst in the state) and the police, whose problems I've already mention. And they wonder why people complain about taxes?

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Lilly

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from: lillywmw
date: Sep. 29th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!Have a nice day and a wonderful year!Many kisses***!

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pettybureaucrat

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from: pettybureaucrat
date: Sep. 29th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.

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