Monthly Archives: September 2006

Ex-Congressman Foley: Sexual Misconduct “Vile”

Not his, Bill Clinton’s. I knew something like this would be showing up soon: St. Petersburg Times, September 12, 1998 Republicans were aghast at Clinton’s behavior, with many saying it showed he had lied and abused his power. “It’s vile,” … Continue reading

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Watch Out For Internet Perverts

Like this one: Foley shocker jolts race, GOP Palm Beach Post, Sept.30, 2006: Mark Foley abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday, ending his political career amid a growing scandal involving his conduct with teenage boys. After being confronted with a … Continue reading

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“We Need A Muslim National Park”

Huh???? Well, that’s what the good folks at the National Parks and Conservation Association just said: Bill calls for national park West Paterson (NJ) Herald News, September 27, 2006 Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-Paterson, introduced a bill Tuesday calling for … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Taking Your Time

A sad story in today’s NPS Morning Report illustrates the dangers of precipitous action: Timpanogos Cave National Monument: Man Killed In Effort To Rescue Injured Child On the afternoon of Sunday, September 24th, a three-year-old girl stepped too close to … Continue reading

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My Five Favorite Bushisms

With a big tip of the Stetson to The Stupidest Things President George W. Bush Has Ever Said: “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.” —Greater Nashua, N.H., Jan. 27, 2000 “Too many … Continue reading

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Haiku: Ernestine On Watch

“Intruder!” she shouts.Charges the fence; fiercely barks.Bunny hops away.

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Newf Owner’s Haiku

Black hair binds roller;Rubber drive belt burns and stinks.One more dead vacuum.

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Heresy In Some Quarters, I Know

But I really don’t see the appeal of Edith Piaf. I don’t even find her listenable, much less brilliant. She’s got a voice that sounds like she’s standing on one of those old vibrating motel beds.

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Charley On The MTA

I’m just wonderin’… Charley’s wife goes down To the Scollay Square station Every day at quarter past two And through the open window She hands Charley a sandwich As the train comes rumblin’ through. When I was a kid, it … Continue reading

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Mother Of The Year Candidate, National Park Division

From today’s NPS Morning Report comes this gem: A Grand Canyon resident has been sentenced following her fourth DUI arrest by rangers. The woman pled guilty to her most recent charge before a federal magistrate in Flagstaff on August 31st. … Continue reading

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“War Is Not The Answer”

That has got to be one of the silliest bumper stickers you see around these parts, displacing the old favorite, “Visualize World Peace.” Of course war is the answer sometimes. Like when 17 down is a three-letter word starting with … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Comic Strips

Time to confess a major guilty pleasure: I read For Better Or For Worse every day. You got a problem with that? No? Lucky thing for you, because I am not in a nice mood this morning. Spoiler space | … Continue reading

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