August 3, 2007
Pushing back the frontiers of
"Here is the most important thing
Americans need to understand: We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least
in military terms. As two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush
administration's miserable handling of Iraq, we were surprised by the gains we
saw and the potential to produce not necessarily 'victory' but a sustainable
stability that both we and the Iraqis could live with." ---Michael
O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution and no fans of
President Bush, recently returned from Iraq and writing in The New York
The truth comes out: "That would be a
real big problem for us, no question about that." ---Rep. James Clyburn on how
good news regarding the surge in Iraq would be bad for Democrats **America
It ain't easy being green: "The eventual
construction of this barrier would place at risk the various ecosystems that we
share." ---Mexico's Environment Minister Juan Rafael Elvira, opposing the border
security fence along the U.S. southern perimeter.
The little tiff between Barack Obama and
Hillary Clinton has really heated up since their last argument at the last
Democratic debate. They have become distant. They barely speak to each other
now. When they do speak, it's really icy. As Hillary calls that,
Marvelous Mary's Maudlin Mutterings
If every person in the world would help just one other person, what a
beautiful world this would be. Especially if that person everybody helped was
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
Women constantly chide men about their lack of commitment, but when she
swears she'll never speak to me again, it barely last three days!
I just came to the realization that I have a morbid fear of overly
processed chocolate snack foods. I guess that makes me hohophobic.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are predicting that 75 percent of
Americans will be overweight by the year 2015. But my fellow Americans, with a
little team work, I think we can do it by 2010. USA! USA!"
Super Sarah's Soporific Sayings
This is National Get Acquainted with Zespri New Zealand Month
This is National Elvis Week
This is also National Psychic Week
August 5 is...National Mustard Day [Want a hot dog with
August 6 is...Wiggle Your Toes Day
August 7 is...Sea Serpent Day
August 8 is...Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night
August 8 is...Admit You're Happy Day [Stop global
August 8 is...Kool-Aid Day
August 8 is...Work Like A Dog Day
August 9 is...International Single-Out Day
August 9 is...National Garage Sale Day [You don't really
need that garage, do you?]
August 9 is...National Polka Festival Day
August 9 is...Veep Day
August 10 is...Lazy Day
August 10 is...National Underwear Day [time for a
August 10 is...National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
August 10 is...Spoil Your Dog Day
Actual Headlines ........................
BEATS THE ALTERNATIVE: "Toronto's Population Ages" -- Canadian Press
Isn't That What Got Him in Trouble Before?: "Clinton Focuses on Female
Bonding" ---USA Today
Because It's So Hard to Get Them to Reproduce on Their Own: "China Claims a
First With Cloned Rabbit" ---Reuters
Almost Certainly Money: "What Do Lamar County Schools Spend?" ---Paris (TX)
With Friends Like These...: "Man Cuts Up Friend's Body, Stuffs It Into
Barrel"---(Minneapolis) Star Tribune
What Would Lohan Do Without Experts?: "Experts Urge Lohan to Seek
Rehab"---Associated Press ++
Ditto! "Experts: Lohan, Spears Making Mockery of Rehab"---Reuters
News You Can Use: "O'Connor: Educate Youth About Government" ---Associated
Live from New York (for the last time) it's Jeni
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery even on a
Mile by mile, it's a trial. Yard by yard, it's hard. But inch
by inch, it's a cinch.
"Instead of telling God how big your fears are, start telling your fears
how big your God is."
"What other people think of me is none of my
Not everybody has a way with a saying
"He'd give you the arm off his back."
Announcement in store: "We have a customer by the balls in toys needing
assistance." (It repeats.)
"You play ball with me, and I'll scratch yours."
"It's half of one, six dozen of another..."
"We do not have a smoking cow at this point."
Pardon my pun ..........................
Phil and Will built a skating rink in the middle of a pasture. One day a
shepherd leading his flock decided to take a shortcut across the rink. The
sheep, however, were afraid of the ice and wouldn't cross it. Desperate,
the shepherd began tugging them to the other side. "Look at that," remarked Phil
to Will. "That guy is trying to pull the wool over our ice!"
News from Absurdia, the capital city of The People's Republic of
A recent study says that "driving while fat" is causing us to burn
a billion more gallons of gasoline than we did in 1960. But, as the fat
guy - Al Gore - says: "That truth is just plain
And your embedded reporter says "That's it for this week"
But, on the other hand ................
Success: It's what you do with what you've got.