by Guest Columnist Mike Goodwin
My Take on the SNAME
from the Yahoo Boatdesign discussion group.
All I can say is , " DAMN LAWYERS " , none of this shit is
needed . Personal responsibility is the problem , they are trying to legislate
against stupidity . I mean look at the whole thing over child seats , not a
single baby boomer ever rode in a child seat and we all made it to middle age
. So some knucklehead parent doesn't buckle up his/her kid and does a head
on because they were talking to some other idiot on their cell phone ,
too bad . Natural selection , survival of the fittest , the world's too
populated already .
I say let 'em ride motorcycles without a helmet . If you are in an accident and are not wearing your seatbelt , no
problem , we just wont RUSH you to the hospital cause you obviously want to die and
the EMT's are just honoring your wish .
All any college degree is , is the ability to ingest , digest and
regurgitate in a prescribed manner acceptable to the University .In most cases
your haven't got to know shit or ever have an original thought , in fact
that is frowned upon in many schools " stay inside the box ".
That is why the American education system sucks , the teachers are,
for the most part ,cookie cutters " just gimme back what I tell you , the
way I tell you and you will pass ".
If you are dumb enough to buy, build or design a piece-o-shit , then
that is your problem . So the next step would be to licence musicians , so
they cant write or play bad music ( now I'll support that ) or how about bad
restaurants , McDonalds would be out of business for sure and all the
Waffle Houses along the Interstates ( no big loss ) .
The licencing that is needed , is boat operators . We moved our 40'
C&C this weekend to it's new home and I could not believe some of the idiots
out there ( sail and power , but mostly power , let's face it , handling a
sailboat takes a little more finesse , it ain't just point and shoot ) I say
" if you can't tie a bowline and figure eight a line properly on a cleat, you
aren't allowed to leave the dock ( power or sail ) !
My rant du jour .