Time for Thorns

An independent view on life.

Posts Tagged ‘deaths

Apps kill…

leave a comment »

Last year,  traffic highway deaths spiked,  after four decades of steady declines.   The main reason is all the smart  phone apps  people are using —  from Snapchat to Waze to Pokemon Go.   Distracted drivers are forgetting their main job, which is to drive their vehicles safely and considerately!

Written by timeforthorns

November 17, 2016 at 11:52 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , ,

Selfie danger…

leave a comment »

Stop  worrying about shark attacks  —  it’s selfies  you need to fear!

P.S.  Sorry for the absence the last several days, but the Internet has been an absolute mess and it affected WordPress.

 

Written by timeforthorns

October 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,

Could have been worse…

leave a comment »

That’s what Daniel Drezner  thinks,  and a far cry from Fraser Nelson’s more cheerful  view.   Rich Lowry calls it a year of  the vapors.   Carl Cannon looks at the  words which  define the year.   Dave Barry has a more amusing  take.

To the dismay of the climate change activists,  the weather  refused to exhibit bad behavior as the norm.   A number of notable people,  of both good and bad character,  died last  year.   I’ll miss a few of them,  especially Jeremiah Denton,  who I was acquainted with.  Unlike Sen. John McCain,  he never broke under torture,  and retained his honor and dignity until the end.

Unlike Robert Tracinski,  I don’t think there is a  death watch  on the Democratic party,  because low and no information voters are so very far behind the knowledge curve,  and the Democratic machine, aided by mainstream media,  continues to ladle out pablum for the masses to keep them on the big government plantation.   Not enough of them have yet learned that liberals and progressives lie to them,  though  the rest  of the populace is beginning to catch on,  resulting  in defections  from the party.

If you were on the International Space Station,  you  could celebrate  New Year’s 16 times.   Or you could laugh at Al Sharpton,  as did the Free Beacon in  naming him  its man of the year.

Leave it to Jonah Goldberg to remind us that we ring out the old year with the  double standards  of liberals.

I personally am glad to see the hind end of 2014,  which wasn’t a very good year for anyone I know and care about,  and I’m very busily trying to be optimistic about 2015.

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

January 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,

Fatality-free month…

leave a comment »

August was a month in which  no U.S troops in Iraq  died,  the first such in a very long time.   I’d be very happy if no more of our troops died anywhere,  but I don’t expect that to happen any time soon.

Written by timeforthorns

September 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,