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Friday, June 13, 2008



Veteran newscaster Tim Russert passed today at 58 from a heart attack while at work in his Washington DC office with NBC News. I will miss him. I didn't always agree with his views but respected his opinion.

And I thought it was hot in the Central Valley!

The moment may be temporary
The memory is forever

Okay, its a totally gratuitous moment to show off some pretty ladies in bikinis but some studies say that men are affected by this image. Strongly affected. Thought patterns tend to shift from the future to the immediate "here & now".

An engineering professor in Florida has developed a working miniture model of a craft that has no moving parts and is powered by plasma energy. Looking just like a flying saucer from those sci-fright movies of the 1950's. There are still major obstacles to be overcome before it can have practical applications but the vital first step has been taken. The rest is just engineering.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


25 years on the job, driving emergency vehicles for his community and for the past 20 he hasn't had a driver's license.

On any major highway where there are special transit lanes for vehicles with more than one person, people always try to beat the system.

Given the opportunity, some people will do their darnedest to have sex in the most unusual places. I am not sure what the Vatican has to say about this one.

I've heard of having a bitchy attitude but this woman is over the top.

I think I'll file this one under Mrs. Robinson Syndrome.

Here is a fun quiz to take about recent science news.

Golf Quiz
If you select a wrong answer, the ball moves only so far down the fairway and stops and you are charged with one stroke. Keep selecting the answers that you think are correct and the ball moves down the fairway until you get the right answer and the ball goes in the hole. If you have the correct answer right away, the ball goes directly in the hole.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"



Today my "ex" hits another milestone date. As my faithful readers know, a very long time ago I forgot her birthday. I swore that I never would again and I haven't. Even though we've been divorced for 2 decades.


Yesterday the US Supreme Court dealt another blow to Dubya & Co. regarding the hostages being held in Gitmo. He wasn't happy.

Just because you're an intelligence officer doesn't mean you are smart.

I know I have some readers from the affected area. Leave a comment, please, about how things are going in your part of the country.

Congress passed a bill to extend unemployment benefits by three additional months. Dubya already has announced he will veto it, but the legislation appears to have enough votes to override him. Why doesn't Dubya want to assist people who are suffering from his failed economic policies and lack of oversight? Does the real world even exist outside his small social circle?

1/3rd of the seats in the Senate are up for grabs in November and the GOP's best wish is that they only lose three of those they already hold. I think thats wishful thinking.

So, is Budweiser going to remain an American beer or will in be taken over (hostile) by Brazilian-Belgian InBev? Or merged (friendly) with the Mexican company Grupo Modelo SA?
Their theme parks may be sent to the auction block

Lets make this simple. What airlines don't charge for extra luggage? Southwest. Thats it.

And USAir is starting to slash and burn capacity and jobs.

Exxon-Mobil is going to off-load their 2,200 gas stations in the US because they are losing money.

Its TGIF and also Friday-the-13th. Do you duck & cover or party hardy? Have a great day and weekend. I'll have more for you later and, of course, more over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

"Let's all be careful out there!"