December 15, 2001

THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL HOUSE!

Life During Wartime



You know you are old when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts two of your favorite bands. Last week, the Talking Heads and the Ramones were immortalized in the weird Cleveland steel and glass entertainment tomb.

NEVER MESS WITH SETTINGS UNDER SUB-OPTIMAL CONDITIONS!

Note to self: don't try to tweak a Blogger template when it's under 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the room. It's just a bad idea all around. Instead, go eat dim sum. End of note to self.

December 13, 2001

EVEN AN OLD RANT IS GOOD IF VERIFIED!

I got this e-mail today:

"Charity begins ...... where the money is.......

Jessie Jackson has added former Chicago democratic congressman Mel Reynolds to the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud & lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer.

This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate, won clemency from a president who had sex with a subordinate, then was hired by a clergyman who had sex with a subordinate.

His new job? Youth counselor. Is this a great country or what?"

Initially, I assumed it was some e-mail rumor thing floating around. As it turns out, it's true.

December 11, 2001

ANOTHER SIGN OF THE IMPENDING APOCALYPSE

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Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, began a propaganda campaign aimed at U.S. children by appearing on a recent episode of Sesame Street. During his appearance, Annan stressed the importance of international criminal tribunals, world gun control, and a centralized government for the planet Earth, to be based in Venezuela.

At one point during the episode, the character known as Elmo blurted out, "E'mo no love bomb on Iraq!"

Todd York and Cindy Wilson, three-year-olds at the Happy Kids Day Care in Columbus, Ohio, watched the program in its entirety, then set up a multinational scheme to monitor the afternoon "nap time" proceedings.