This commentary was originally scheduled Friday, Dec. 27, but was pre-empted by a news conference about a cloned baby, and was rescheduled for Monday, December 30, 2002.
Here are some
things that baffle me.
Could they clone
Al Gore or does it require living tissue?
How can Powerball
call it a $315-million lottery when the cash-option payout is only around
half that, before taxes?
Why do they let Michael Jackson possess children? If you molested little boys and dangled a baby over a balcony your kids would be repossessed in 24 hours.
Is George Bush
suddenly so angry at Iraq because he can't be a popular wartime president
without a war?
How can Britney
Spears be one of the world's "25 Most Intriguing People"? Is
the planet running that low on intrigue?
How can Texas
take millions in settlement money from the tobacco industry and spend
it for other things, unrelated to smoking or health?
Why did Wall Street
investment firms get by so long, always recommending Buy but never Sell?
Why does the Alamo
City have a red statue of Gumby downtown?
Why do mothers
tell boys BB guns will put your eyes out? For kids under 12, BBs are 4th
loss behind baseball, basketball and soccer.
Why can mankind
develop a high-aspect plasma TV screen, but not be able to invent an e-mail
spam filter that really works?
How does Hugh
Grant get to be the romantic lead in anything?
Some of the things
that baffle me.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.