What a weird week. Last week we lost four entertainers. All four were interesting, amazing people in their own right. I'm not sure what their impact on humanity is, or will be. Only time will tell. I do, however, find it interesting that the rest of the world was placed on the back burner as the mainstream media filled the airwaves with the life and faces of Michael Jackson.
The moment Michael Jackson's death hit the airwaves, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could breath easier. The passing of the "King of Pop," overshadowed the violence that was the Iranian presidential elections. What else is there to say, Ahmadinejad gets away with murder, again.
*John Maynard Keynes
How will Germany and the US answer the crisis in the auto industry?
One of these and a large chocolate malt.
This headline caught my attention:
City: Workers Must Wear Underwear
Deodorant Also Included In Florida City's Revised Dress Code
Here's the report:
The Brooksville city council recently approved a revised dress code as part of its effort to update existing policies.
The revision instructs employees to observe "strict personal hygiene," including the use of deodorant. It lists "the observable lack of undergarments and exposed undergarments" as "unacceptable attire."
It also prohibits clothing with foul language or messages promoting drug use, "sexually provocative" garments, halter tops and piercings anywhere except the ears.
Repeat offenders can be fired.
The city council approved the dress code 4-1. Mayor Joe Bernadini opposed the revision, saying the underwear edict "takes away freedom of choice."
There's a couple of things I would like to comment on concerning this very touchy subject. In fact Mayor Bernadini was so adament to his stance of opposing the council vote, he pulled his trousers down at the meeting's end to prove "he had a choice".
Next, I began to read many of the reader comments and you would be amazed the flood of voices that rose to resent the "rights" that were being violated now that these new rules will be put in place. I decided to help show WHY these rules were drawn up to start with:
After a small battle (and small fortune) with our redirection and name provider, we are back online. I would like to thank those of you who have hung on, waiting for the Convoginators to reappear on the blogging scene. I know for a fact that Phynerk is itching to get back on the old blogging horse and get the "good" news out there.
I would like to encourage all of our members to keep us abreast of what is happening in your world this summer by blogging. I for one will make sure and keep the conservative based hilarity rolling!