As expected, Michael Vick copped a plea and pled guilty to the dog fighting and animal cruelty charges filed against him. The official spin was that he was truly sorry for his actions and wanted to rehabilitate himself. The reality is that his three co-defendant buddies turned on him like junkyard dogs and agreed to testify for reduced sentences. The Feds were also prepared to file additional charges of gambling and racketeering which could have added serious prison time to the 18-24 months he is currently facing.
One would think that a young man with a 100 million dollar football contract would think about the ramifications of his actions, but then again, one must have said abilty.
A Chinese corporation that manufactures testing products, including AIDS tests, pregnanacy test and diabetic testing strips is sending bogus products to America. The main product is the testing strips used by diabetics to determine blood sugar levels. The strips are necessary to determine the amount of insulin they must inject to stabilize their sugar level. This is potentially lethal for diabetics and could seriously jeopardize their health. Although the owner of the Chinese corporation manufacturing these test strips is currently in a Chinese jail, Americans should boycott all Chinese products and send them a financial message !
You might have noticed that yesterday's entry was missing. Well, my little sleuths, there is a reason why it did not appear. As per my usual. I did my research, selected my pictures and even had a nice song from Michael Buble for you. I do not prepare any text (other than themes) and what I write comes from my mind to the screen at that particular moment. As I was putting the finishing touches on the entry the power went out.
After shouting several expletives into the air, I calmed down and prepared to re-enter my journal entry anew, trying to remember and recapture the one that was erased by the power outage. Once again, a masterpiece (in my own little mind), was almost finished when mother nature required me to take Ralph for a walk. When I returned, there sat Shithead (my cat) sitting on my keyboard, licking his paws. As my computer went crazy and then shut off, Shithead looked up with his best Vinnie Barbarino look and said, "What?". Sometimes the game just gets rained out........
The Pictures: Glen Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon National Park are on today's menu. I've also included some serene photographs that I hope you enjoy.
This Date In History: 1858; Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas meet in their first series of debates on the subject of slavery during the Illinois senate race. 1911; The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. It is recovered in 1913. 1959; Hawaii becomes the 50th state.
Birthdays: Phillip II, French king (1165), Count Basie, jazz bandleader (1904), Kenny Roger, country singer and chicken plucker (1938), Archie Griffin, footbal player (1954).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my pal, Lourdes !
A man stopped by to shake hands with the Deacon after church services and said, "Deacon, that was a damned fine sermon!" The Deacon replied, "Thank you, sir, but I'd rather that you do not use profanity."
The man said, "Yes sir, I was so impressed that I put $1,000 in the offering plate." The Deacon said, "No Shit?"
The mother took her son to the doctor. With a little hesitation, she said her son appeared to be in good health, but she was worried because her son was not very well endowed.
The doctor, after examining the boy, said, "I wouldn't worry, just feed him pancakes. That will solve the problem." The next day, the woman brought a large stack of pancakes to the breakfast table.
The boy said, "Gee, Mom, are those for me?" The mother said, "Just take two, the rest are for your father."
That's it for today, my little jellybeans. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !