December 08, 2006

Friday's Musings

Pushing back the frontiers of ignorance.....................

The long-awaited Iraq Study Group's report on policy options for Iraq was released today. This "Brain Trust," our "Smartest People in the Room" decided that they had 79 (seventy-nine!) recommendations.  Recommendation Number 19 is "The President and his staff should stay in close communication with the elected leaders of Iraq.  I'm not making that up!

Eight months of study, one quick trip to Iraq (where only Baker went out of the "Green Zone") (and not one military person in the "Study Group!") I want my money back! "The best and brightest - indeed!"


Marvelous Mary's Mutterings.......................

This week the U.S. Navy launched a nuclear submarine named after Jimmy Carter. Experts say the sub will be ineffective for four years, but tremendously respected once it's retired

You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.

It's a small world. So you gotta use your elbows a lot.

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it

When I was a kid, we walked 10 miles to school every day, sometimes in the rain or snow. Man, did we feel stupid when we found out there was a bus


Stupendous Sarah's Selections.......................

December is ... Hi Neighbor Month

This is Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week

December 10 is . . . Festival For The Souls Of Dead Whales [Bet you almost forgot this one!]

December 11 is . . . National Noodle Ring Day

December 12 is . . . National Ding-a-Ling Day [Now there is one I can get behind!]

December 12 is . . . Day Of The Horse

December 12 is . . . International Shareware Day [Sent that check you promised!]

December 13 is . . . Ice Cream Day

December 13 is . . . Violins Day

December 14 is . . . National Bouillabaisse Day

December 14 is . . . Bill of Rights Day

December 15 is . . . Day of the very good looking beautiful people [And I thank you for the recognition!!!]

December 15 is . . . National Lemon Cupcake Day

December 16 is . . . National Chocolate Covered Anything Day


Actual Headlines.........................

FILL 'ER UP! "Drunk Man Tried to Get Gas at Nuke Plant: Police" -- Tinley Park (Ill.) Daily Southtown headline

Post Office Scolded for Fruitcake Comment", Wilmington News Journal

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half [Chainsaw Massacre all over again!]

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors [Boy, are they tall!]


Thoughts of an Idle Mind............................

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.


More Famous Last Words.................................

Give me liberty or give me death.

Just take whatever you want, this is a ghost town.

It's strong enough for both of us.

This doesn't taste right.

I can make this light before it changes.


That is "this week" from your deeply embedded reporter, observing the battle from an undisclosed location near the failed city of Absurdia, the capital city of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Absurdistan where our criminal class tries harder...............and get's away with it.


But on the other hand.....................

If you're going around in circles all day, maybe it's because you're cutting too many corners.


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