Thursday, February 22, 2007

You're Kidding, Right?

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." George Bernard Shaw

I just can't believe it. There is a proposal for a new law. This is similar to the bicycle helmet law only..........this is to require that kids wear helmets when sledding, tobogganing, etc. They've got to be kidding. How do they expect to get a helmet on over a winter hat or hood? How many generations of children have managed to sled without high statistics of serious injury? It's not like they're out sledding in traffic! This is soooo foolish. So you tell your kid, if they haven't already figured it out, don't sled into a road, brick wall, house, lake, river, in to a forest, off a cliff, whatever! Want to do stunts? Learn the limitations the hard way. How many serious injuries were there last year, globally, in children sledding vs, how many thousands participated how many hundreds of times?

I think that there should be a law requiring that everyone at the beach or pool wear a lifejacket. Maybe we should require them for bathing, too.

And don't forget. There should be a tree climbing law. No child should be allowed to climb a tree without a harness and safety line.

Where are the parents? Do they need to just outfit their children in interior padded full sets of armor so as not to have to warn or supervise them?


Here's one side of our new one dollar coin. It's gold plated. What a joke. Most people hate carrying coins in their wallets or pockets. We have a perfectly usable dollar bill. Leave it to the government to come up with *this* stellar idea. The only reason I bought it was for the Statue of Liberty on this side.


Well, I worked very diligently all weekend and finished up three sets of keys. Now I'm waiting on the next batch. While I'm waiting I'm reorganizing the workshop. I'm reconstructing some storage shelving and building yet another workbench. I hope to have the major portion of the "reorg" done by the end of this weekend. Maybe I'll take some pics when I'm done.


dickiebo said...

Doing all that work, no wonder that you do not have much time for your blog!

deb said...

Ha, ha, ha, dickiebo. Blogging is my quiet time. Usually when there is nothing even remotely interesting on TV. I read 4 to 5 other blogs (including yours) and comment occasionally. Time management is key!

deb said...

Oooops, forgot to mention that I also participate in 6 online "lists" or groups. I guess my life is a multi-ring circus.