• #4
    Rep. Doris Matsui is a California Democrat. Is anyone surprised that a politician from the party of big government wants to get the government involved in still yet another situation? Some people don't believe we're in debt to the tune of $17T.
  • #5
    you know, i keep reading your posts in hope that someday i'll be able to read something intelligent, or to the point. nobody is talking about california, democrats, or even big government... what the article is discussing is one silly woman who is afraid that if she takes a cruise someday she may have to crap in a paper cup. she also can't recognise a freak happening when she sees it.

    maybe she should take a lesson from the religious entities of the world who coined the phrase,'shit happens' in its various forms.
  • #7
    Taoism: Shit happens.
    Confucianism: Confucius say, "Shit happens."
    Buddhism: If shit happens, it isn't really shit.
    Zen Buddhism: Shit is, and is not.
    Zen Buddhism #2: What is the sound of shit happening?
    Hinduism: This shit has happened before.
    Islam: If shit happens, it is the will of Allah.
    Islam #2: If shit happens, kill the person responsible.
    Islam #3: If shit happens, blame Israel.
    Catholicism: If shit happens, you deserve it.
    Protestantism: Let shit happen to someone else.
    Presbyterian: This shit was bound to happen.
    Episcopalian: It's not so bad if shit happens, as long as you serve the right wine with it.
    Methodist: It's not so bad if shit happens, as long as you serve grape juice with it.
    Congregationalist: Shit that happens to one person is just as good as shit that happens to another.
    Unitarian: Shit that happens to one person is just as bad as shit that happens to another.
    Lutheran: If shit happens, don't talk about it.
    Fundamentalism: If shit happens, you will go to hell, unless you are born again.(Amen!)
    Fundamentalism #2: If shit happens to a televangelist, it's okay.
    Fundamentalism #3: Shit must be born again.
    Judaism: Why does this shit always happen to us?
    Calvinism: Shit happens because you don't work.
    Seventh Day Adventism: No shit shall happen on Saturday.
    Creationism: God made all shit.
    Secular Humanism: Shit evolves.
    Christian Science: When shit happens, don't call a doctor - pray!
    Christian Science #2: Shit happening is all in your mind.
    Unitarianism: Come let us reason together about this shit.
    Quakers: Let us not fight over this shit.
    Utopianism: This shit does not stink.
    Darwinism: This shit was once food.
    Capitalism: That's MY shit.
    Communism: It's everybody's shit.
    Feminism: Men are shit.
    Chauvinism: We may be shit, but you can't live without us...
    Commercialism: Let's package this shit.
    Impressionism: From a distance, shit looks like a garden.
    Idolism: Let's bronze this shit.
    Existentialism: Shit doesn't happen; shit IS.
    Existentialism #2: What is shit, anyway?
    Stoicism: This shit is good for me.
    Hedonism: There is nothing like a good shit happening!
    Mormonism: God sent us this shit.
    Mormonism #2: This shit is going to happen again.
    Wiccan: An it harm none, let shit happen.
    Scientology: If shit happens, see "Dianetics", p.157.
    Jehovah's Witnesses: >Knock< >Knock< Shit happens.
    Jehovah's Witnesses #2: May we have a moment of your time to show you some of our shit?
    Jehovah's Witnesses #3: Shit has been prophesied and is imminent; only the righteous shall survive its happening.
    Moonies: Only really happy shit happens.
    Hare Krishna: Shit happens, rama rama.
    Rastafarianism: Let's smoke this shit!
    Zoroastrianism: Shit happens half on the time.
    Church of SubGenius: BoB shits.
    Practical: Deal with shit one day at a time.
    Agnostic: Shit might have happened; then again, maybe not.
    Agnostic #2: Did someone shit?
    Agnostic #3: What is this shit?
    Satanism: SNEPPAH TIHS.
    Atheism: What shit?
    Atheism #2: I can't believe this shit!
    Nihilism: No shit.
    Narcisism: I am the shit!

    And of course we must add...Alcoholics Anonymous: Shit happens-one day at a time!
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  • #28
    Congress needs to stay out of the private sectors business they will handle this themselves! Everything our federal government touches it goes to poop!
  • #23
    Does anyone realize how nice everything in this country would be if our government officials would get there f ing nose out of private business?
  • #19
    And where was Doris when she should have been calling for congressional hearings on Ben Ghazi? Typical Democrat
  • #17
    Hull breeches, engine fires, norovirus... They call these "vacation" cruises. Sound more like the Hunger Games.:-)
  • #11
    No doubt members of that committee will need to go on a couple of cruises to bone-up for the investigation.
  • #6
    This is a legitimate case of actually letting the market govern itself. First the fiasco in Italy last year, now this. They'd better remedy things or faith will be long lost for Carnival Cruise Lines. No bat in the sky calling Congressional crusaders into action!
  • #44
    @DerivePI You are probably right. I'll bet you can get a SMOKIN' good deal on a Carnival Cruise these days.
  • #3
    Rep. Matsui's investigation will mostly reveal how little congress can do to affect foreign-flagged vessels.
    I just hope she doesn't waste too much taxpayer money on her posturing.
  • #95
    Inconvenience is bad but it's not a disaster. Some people manage to live in tents and under boxes eating out of dumpsters.
  • #94
    Somehow, with most Americans having to juggle the bills in order to survive in this Obama "recovery", I don't think people care about what a bunch of folks who could afford to blow money on a cruise went through when the air conditioning quit. Regardless, it's none of the Federal Government's business.
  • #92
    Isn't this ships registry from another country? I think I read that it is. That being the case, This congresswoman has work to do right hear at home. We're broke, remember?
  • #64
    The thing is without congress meddling in company affairs they probably wouldn't change much. They'll do whatever they feel makes them more money; the bare minimum safety standards cost them less. I don't typically advocate congress intervention in every little thing, but government should be able to check big business that are otherwise uncontrolled to do as they please at the risk of others.
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