Monthly Archives: October 2007

Crooked Ranger?

This is weird- a crook in Washington who’s not an actual Bush appointee- and very dispiriting if true:Park Service officer charged with stealing from agency Examiner.com, October 26, 2007: A high-ranking law enforcement officer with the National Park Service has … Continue reading

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Bush League Is…

…you’re in the fourth quarter, you’re inside the ten, you’re leading 38 to nothing, and you go to convert instead of taking a guaranteed field goal. What? They wanted insurance? Fall in New England – Redskins ‘Utterly Embarrassed’ Against the … Continue reading

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This Day Is Called The Feast Of Crispian

Just think- if I cut myself shaving, I can show everyone and say, “These wounds I had on Crispin’s day.”

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Joe To George: Drop Dead

God love ya, Joe Torre; you reawakened my love of the Bombers. Torre turns down the Yankees Newsday, Oct. 18, 2007: Joe Torre’s 12-year tenure as Yankees manager is over. He will not be back in 2008. Torre flew to … Continue reading

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Apostle Islands History: Condition Poor

Last week, the National Parks Conservation Association, a well-known and respected environmental organization, released their long-awaited “State of the Parks” report on the Great Lakes parks. In general, I find the report to be thorough and accurate, though there are … Continue reading

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Someone Please Remind Me Why I’m A Democrat?

Hundreds of thousands of Armenians died in Turkey during the last years of the Ottoman Empire. Maybe more than a million; accounts differ. There are some compelling reasons to label this tragic event “genocide.” However, those who study the situation … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words: “Hey, Watch This!”

Man Dies In Fall From Bridge Catwalk NPS Morning Report, Oct. 2, 2007: New River Gorge National River (WV) Mickey Hurley, 24, of Hinton, West Virginia, fell to his death from under the I-64 bridge above the New River at … Continue reading

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Don’t Moon The Park Ranger

Or conservation officer, or anyone who has the power to haul your bare, drunk ass out of the campground and into the slammer: Charges filed in an alleged mooning case South Bend Tribune, Sep 29, 2007 In the top 10 … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Headline Of The Day

No word on how many eyes the critter had: In case you haven’t received your copy of the Bangkok Post this morning, what actually happened was: A Cambodian man who took off his trousers, tied the legs at the bottom … Continue reading

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Were You Around In The Seventies?

No? You’re lucky. Yes? Be grateful you survived. This was the decade that produced: Alone Again Naturally – Gilbert O’SullivanBilly, Don’t be a Hero – Bo Donaldson and the HeywoodsBrand New Key – MelanieBrandy – The Looking GlassBrother Louie – … Continue reading

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