News reports of government leaders or officials claiming that they were only “following the law” continue to ignore the fact that these laws are passed by government officials wanting to take certain actions, often contrary to the wishes (if given a voice) of those that elected them. This allows governments to do whatever they want, whether a dictatorship or the beacon of democracy.
Governments, which tout their democratic nature, always claim that anything they do is “legally sound”, because they can pass whatever law someone in power wants to pass. For example, the invasion of Iraq was “legal’, because the Bush administration said it was.
If governments would go after bankers that destroyed the economy with the same vigor with which they pursue someone that embarrasses them, then perhaps everyone would benefit.
1. Any child who chatters nonstop at home will adamantly refuse to utter a word when requested to demonstrate for an audience.
2. Any shy, introverted child will choose a crowded public area to loudly demonstrate newly acquired vocabulary (fill in choice of dirty word).
First Law of Travel
It always takes longer to get there than it takes to get back.
...which might explain why I can usually remember traveling somewhere, but can rarely recall the return journey.
The Sausage Principle
People who love sausage and believe in law (democracy)
should never watch either one being made.
Hamilton's Law of Cleaning Glass
The spot you are scrubbing is always on the other side.
Whenever you cut your fingernails, you will find a need for them an hour later.
_Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire,
the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
O'Reilly's Law of the Kitchen
Cleanliness is next to impossible.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.