Gas anxiety? Blanche, really, you are disgusting. Oh, you mean range anxiety? Same thing for us if you own an electric car. The uber expensive (can you say ‘look at me I’m rich’) Tesla along with it’s mini sister the Leaf (is that a tree-hugger name or what?) both have the same issue: Ya can’t go outta the city unless you know exactly where the super-chargers are.
Yes, your car can be charged in a regular plug, but that takes about 18 hours. The super-charger stations take about 20-30 minutes. A far cry from gassing up in 5 minutes and moving on to your destination. We already read that the makers of these cars are installing many, many more charging stations as it seems people have gas anxiety (hehehehehe) and are not buying those cars so fast.
Not that we wanted to be right on this one, but we were right when we said something smelled about the latest plane crash. Turns out one of the pilots left the cockpit and upon returning could not get back in. He knocked softly, then harder and harder, then tried to break the door down but to no avail.
If someone wants to commit suicide why must they take so many people with them? The answer many times is that somewhere along the way a line was crossed rendering them angry at the world. “I’ll show you and you’ll remember me forever.” There’s a backlash right now about testing pilots every six months for depression, anxiety and other stress-related things that could send someone over the edge. For those on that plane, it’s a moot point.
What does one gain by asking why tragedy happens? Nothing. G-d will have to answer for tragedies such as the one that took the lives of seven children in Brooklyn last Shabbos. The bigger and more difficult question to ask is what can we do about it.
Practically make sure that a) you have smoke detectors all over your house, on every floor and b) make sure they are in working order, not sitting there with dead batteries. If you use a plug-in warmer for Shabbos check it before you go to sleep. Make sure the wire is not hot, a clear indicator that there is a short. Be aware of what is going on in your kitchen.
And spiritually? Cherish every moment because we just don’t know what the next moment will bring.
The US-Iran ‘talks’ are not going well. It seems that the US gave ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran. In other words, at any cost Obama will sign.
Here’s an interesting sidebar. The regional fighting escalated today conflict with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shia rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the air strikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it “considers this action a dangerous step.”
All the while this is playing out, Obama continues to pursue talks with Iran. The man is not only delusional, but will turn out to be the worst president possibly in their history. He’s now trying to leave some kind of legacy aside from being the president who took the most vacations and played the most golf. Blanche, maybe you should tell him to better stay on the golf course. At least he’s not creating havoc in the world.
Stop the press! Obama is going golfing this weekend in Florida. Here ya go, we got it. They’re going to name a golf course after him instead of a library. Obviously he doesn’t read much, if at all. Blanche, did you say something silly again?