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She's My Baby

2007-10-01 - 12:30 p.m.

Well, I spent quite a lot of this weekend as a blob on the couch. Watched a lot of anime.

And felt lousy.

I didn't walk this weekend. I've been eating badly. I need to fix this.

Upside - bought a book on eBay for a grand total of $5, shipping included. It's the first Wild Cards book, and it's in the same "series" as my other Wild Cards books - same header style, same cover artist, etc. I had loaned out my original copy and never got it back. So now my set is complete again.


In the Getting Old Sucks Dept.:

Got word from Brin that Lois Maxwell had passed, at age 80.

Maxwell, for those of you Too Young To Know, was the original Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond movies. She appeared in all the Connery Bond movies, all the Moore ones, and even the Lazenby one. She had done much more than that, of course (she even appeared in a photo shoot with another up-and-coming actress that you may have heard of), but that's what she'll be remembered for - flirting with James Bond.

Maybe Q needed help keeping his paperwork in order.


Hillary wants to give every baby born in America a $5,000 bond. Ultimately it will earn enough interest so that it can be used for college or home-buying.

Nice thought. Who pays for it? Why, the taxpayers, of course.

Also: will this bond also be given to illegal immigrants who cross to have their baby here? Of course it will - the child will be an American citizen. So now we'll have more illegal immigrants coming across the border just to get that five grand. And in reverse, what about American women who give birth while traveling? What if, just say, an American citizen gives premature birth while on vacation to Korea? I believe that child is still an American citizen. Ah, but he wasn't born in America.

Who decides how the money will be invested? The government, of course. We know there will be some people who will have babies just for the five grand - after all, there are people who have babies to get more welfare money. A five thousand dollar lump sum - gee, think of the stuff that could buy! But what if the government invests the money in companies you don't want to support, due to you not liking their policies or whatever? Tough. Besides, the government knows better than you how to use your money.

And just think of the fun at election time! "Vote for me, and I'll make the baby bond $6,000!" Or "Don't vote for my opponent - he'll take the baby bond away!"

This is a really bad idea, IMHO.


I'm starting to work on cleaning out the garage. So I probably need to stock up on Claritin.

Be seeing you.


4 comments so far

Brin - 2007-10-01 15:43:37 -
Get the reditabs that dissolve; those are available without jumping through flaming hoops at the pharmacy. :)


artgnome - 2007-10-01 15:50:37 -
I'm with you on the hilary campaign. I have never taken that woman seriously, and cringe at how she would handle our nation's security if there were another major attack.


Dave - 2007-10-01 15:52:26 -
Artgnome - I would have no problem with a female president. Just not HER.


Bob - 2007-10-02 13:37:46 -
It's a bad sign when Hillary is too conservative for my tastes and too liberal for Dave's ... --- Re: Wild Cards ... I think some of my early volumes went the same way (loaned out, never returned).


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