Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
-- John F. Kennedy
WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
Silent on Iraq-al Qaeda Ties
The front-page of Friday's New York Times recounted how Saddam Hussein hoped to strike a partnership with terrorist Osama bin Laden, but CBS, NBC and CNN didn't breathe a word about that on their Friday evening newscasts. Only ABC's World News Tonight and FNC's Special Report with Brit Hume let viewers know about captured documents showing how Iraqi agents approached bin Laden in the 1990s.
Spiked by CBS, CNN and NBC again. Exactly a week after the CBS
Evening News, CNN's NewsNight and the NBC Nightly News ignored
Russian President Vladimir Putin's disclosure that Russian
intelligence warned the Bush administration after 9-11 that Saddam
Hussein planned to attack inside the U.S., the very same newscasts
managed to skip over a Friday front page New York Times story
about how top operatives in Hussein's regime approached bin Laden
in the mid-1990s about working together against the Saudi ruling
family and foreigners in Saudi Arabia. Friday's CBS Evening News,
however, had time for hyperventilation about how "partisan
bickering in Washington" supposedly reached "a new low as the Vice
President lets loose with...'the' four-letter word" and for a
story blaming the war in Iraq for a polio outbreak in Nigeria.
>^..^< Baldilocks suggests June 28 be celebrated as Iraqi Independence Day each year, as we celebrate July 4th. And the two celebrations would be close together too!
>^..^< Rabbit hunting, anyone? And if you get that far down South, take a look at my famous fishing daughter and her latest trophy. (Not to brag, but she also won a blue marlin fishing contest off the NC coast a while back. Chuck doesn't have a picture of that, tho.)
>^..^< While Rambling, Mike King discovered a new prevarication attributable to Michael Moore. Before he died, dear Ray Charles said that even he could see through Michael Moore! (NOT -- a prevarication, a la Indigo.)
>^..^< Exercise workout
>^..^< Identity Theft Info
People who live in glass houses should make love in the basement.
Never read the fine print. There ain't no way you're going to like it.
If you let a smile be your umbrella, then most likely your ass will get soaking wet.
The only two things we do with greater frequency in middle age are urinate and attend funerals.
The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
To err is human, to forgive - highly unlikely
Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have millions of old ladies running around with tattoos?
Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Hyundai.
Drinking makes some husbands see double and feel single.
Living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.
After a certain age, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead.
While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other."
He addressed the man, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?"
Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it?"
The rest of the story gets rather ugly so I'll stop right here.