Stupidity at it’s Finest

It’s too bad the leopard didn’t get to finish the job before his dumb ass huntin buddy shot him dead.  Why in the hell were these morons hunting leopards off all things anyway? I can understand hunting for food or shelter but to hunt animals for the “sport” of it simply pisses me off.

New York Daily News Voice of the People

I read the New York Daily News everyday on my way to and back from work on the subway. There’s a section in the paper called Voice of the People. It’s the Voice of the People section that actually inspired me to create this blog.

It’s no wonder why the City and State of New York is a mess. Although some comments are well written and make valid points most of the comments are plain and simply stupid. Lately there have been comments made with regard to the BP oil spill. Heck, BP has only been trying to stop the leak for a few months now but Dave the plumber in Brooklyn knows how to stop the leak?

Sometime the comments make me laugh but for the most part leave me scratching my head. We live in a bankrupt City located in a bankrupt State. If the Voice of the People section of the Daily News is an indication of the intelligence of our citizens then there really is no reason to wonder why we’re in the situation were in.

C’mon Knicks! Re-sign David Lee!!!

David Lee of the New York Knicks

 It’s driving me crazy that there’s all this buzz about Chris Bosh about to be wined and dined by the Knicks.

 You know that saying, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.”? I hope the Knicks aren’t saying this about David Lee come the 2010-2011 NBA season.

 Statistically, David Lee had a better year than Bosh during the 2009-2010 NBA season yet it seems that Lee is getting no love from the media or his own team. I’ve watched him develop from a role player into an all star.  He’s just entering his prime, much like the other free agents, yet he’s rarely talked about in the same regard.

Is Chris Bosh or Amare Stoudemire really an upgrade over David Lee? I don’t think so! The Knicks have thrown the last 2 years in the toilet to get to this point. Enough cap room to sign two max players. I hope they don’t make the mistake of signing two players for the max instead of 2 max players and let Lee sign with another team entering the prime of his career.

The Knicks need players, no doubt about it. I just hope they don’t let their only player leave to go somewhere else, especially if it means Lee is gone and I have to watch Bosh or Stoudemire  in his place.

$11 for a Pack of Smokes in NYC!

In an effort to close the budget deficit a pack of cancer sticks will now cost an average of $11 a pack in New York City.

Yeah, I know, smoking is bad for you, causes cancer (hence the term cancer stick) and is no longer socially acceptable. However, $11 a pack is just insane. Granted I am a smoker but should it really cost me that much to kill myself?

You have to love the New York City way. Tax people to death; increase the cost of service while cutting back on service. Granted there will be people who quit due to cost but there will also be many who will continue to smoke while bitching and moaning about the cost. Those people will continue to “cough up the money.”

I wonder if the geniuses in Albany took into consideration approximately how many people would quit smoking due to the increase and what that would mean to the tax revenue?

Charter Bus Routes?

There’s nothing more than I love than an entrepreneur. With the City of New York cutting back on public transportation leave it to a guy from Brooklyn to come up with a way to make a buck in these hard economic times.

The guy is Joel Azumah and he plans on running 10 vans along 4 defunct city bus routes. Hey, the City is no longer using the routes so why shouldn’t he cash in. Just because the City stopped running those lines doesn’t mean there aren’t people who still need them.

Of course he received a cease- and- desist from the Department of Transportation stating that he does not have a franchise agreement with the City and he’s not authorized to pick up people on the street. Now this is what I love about this guy. He states the he’s running a public charter service and all passengers he picks up are members of his Apple Core Transportation Club.

It’s not like the City of New York has any plans to reinstate these bus lines, at least not anytime soon. Why shouldn’t he be able to do this? It’s not like the City gave a crap about all the people who rely on those bus lines.

If I ever met this guy in person I would 100% shake his hand and give him a pat on the back. I think he’ll need it as I have a feeling that the City will try and make an example out of him for the others who have thoughts about following in his foot steps.