Raining. Still. Steadily since yesterday. Glad I got at least part of the lawn mowed the other day! At some point today when it lets up, I need to fix the roof on the duck house. All in all, I hope it continues, as the worst problem is slogging around in the mud, but the best joy is knowing the ground is getting a thorough soaking. Have ordered bluebonnet seeds to plant in October, and hope the other months in the winter are soggy for that reason. Also good for rain is the chance to look for low spots in the yard that need evened out.
I do believe that Eddie Bernice Johnson's political career is toast. She had scholarship money sent directly to her grandsons, from letters bearing HER signature.
And heh. Yeah. Go vote for John Ensign of Nevada again.
"If you don't hold us accountable, we'll do some real bad things in Washington, D.C."
We know that. Does it stop you while you pass laws to get yourself off the hook?
What Would Jack Do expresses how he feels about peeing in the wind.
I write because sometimes one person with a voice can be a very powerful thing. I harbor no illusion that anything I write will change or even materially alter the world, but I also can’t say with authority that it won’t. There are people out there (probably with WAY too much time on their hands) who legitimately enjoy reading what I write. They may not always agree with me, but that’s not really the point. I write because I want people to THINK. Even if a reader ends up coming to a conclusion diametrically opposed to my own, if I’ve prodded them to THINK…well, then I can die a happy boy. Too much public discourse is based on fear-mongering, ignorance, propaganda, and good ol’ garden variety prejudice. There’s far too little actual, honest-to-God thought taking place, and if I can contribute to stimulating thought…even by tinkering at the margins, I consider that a good thing.
Moron O Day- That guy in Florida who wants to burn the Koran. Other morons-those who have burned the Bible, including the guy who wanted to burn all the other versions of the Bible except the King James because only THAT version was inspired by God. US commander weighs in and says that burning the Koran will endanger the troops. Even Angelina Joie weighs in- (yawn) What Would Jack Do?
Islam is not the problem. Intolerant zealots of any stripe are the problem. Pastor Jones is part and parcel of the very problem he so fervently decries. Of course, in his mind, it’s not bigotry and disrespect when Christians do it.
Xbox and Gay- pretty funny-I remember Toulouse when he worked for MS in Irving. And now he's on Fark
Your birthday on 9/11? STFU about tying it to tragedy.
At Newark Airport in early December 2001, I chatted with another parent as we saw our children off on a college-sponsored trip. We spoke of our anxieties. I bemoaned the fact that my September 11th birthday was forever hijacked that day, describing in detail how I was glued to my TV in Connecticut all day. When I asked if she remembered where she was when it happened, she said she was in the first tower when it got hit. Properly humbled, I decided then and there to never indulge in self-pity like that again.
I read Vanity Fair and love it. But this issue has Lindsey Lohan on the cover. I can't stand that woman, think she got off way too easy on her drug charges, and she recently clipped a baby in a stroller. She's one of those people who thinks because she's a celebrity that she can get away with anything.. and she does. Celebitchy tells me what I want to know about the article.
Finally I see an article about Ben Affleck that asks the same darn questions I've had.
And this about Katie Holmes made me laugh. Do YOU do this? Bwahahahah.
“Suri is very helpful. I go to her and I say, ‘What shoes?’ She picks them out. One time, actually many times, I’ll be getting ready for an event or something and I’ll say, ‘Suri what do you think?’ And she’ll say (Katie points) ‘Definitely those. Those,’” Katie explained. “And she won’t let me leave unless I’m wearing what she wants me to wear. She’s got great taste. And I want to make her happy.”
Yeah. I always have my 4 year old daughter pick out my clothes and stand there till she lets me leave. Can you say CREEPY!!!!!
2nd Moron O day- Michelle Duggar would love to have a TWENTIETH CHILD.
Officlal end of combat in Iraq -first two troops killed because THEY'RE STILL THERE.
Your Pants are lying to you.
Philadelphia Appeals Court-warrant may be needed to track cell phones.
Remember that lawsuit over the George Bush Presidential Library near SMU and SMU's attempt to take condo land for it? Settled. And now the library has the land.
Advert gone bad with photoshop
Polygamist doesn't want to come to Texas.
Luminant at Martin Creek Lake being sued by Sierra Club