The democratic debates were on television last evening and frankly, I wasn't impressed. Although several key points were presented, the majority of the evening was basically squabbling back and forth. The candidates that the democrats have presented leave much to be desired.
The race issue is becoming the major factor in determining the democratic nominee. In my opinion, the country would be ready for a black president if one of the caliber of General Colin Powell was available. An officer and a gentleman, Powell would certainly be the recipient of my vote.
The audacity of Barack Obama to believe that with his obvious lack of experience, he deserves and/or could win the presidency with a song and dance (or slam dunk for that matter), only reinforces my opinion of him.
I believe the nominee will come down to Hillary Clinton versus Barack Obama and my belief is that Clinton will be the democratic nominee. John Edwards is as qualified as either of the two, but he's fighting an uphill battle. I believe a Clinton-Edwards ticket could be a winner in the national elections, but if McCain gets the republican nomination (which is very possible), it would be a close race.
Other than John McCain, the remainder of the republican candidates are of the same ilk as the democratic candidates, leaving one ending up voting for the lesser of two evils. All in all, the candidates running for the presidency leave me cold, but still somewhat content with the thought that President George W. Dufus is finally going away. Hopefully, the next president will have the ability to pronounce the word "nuclear" correctly.
My pal, Gipsy, sent me this little ditty that, living in Miami, really made me laugh.
I saw a sign on a Miami billboard that read: Need Help ? Call Jesus. Out of curiosity, I did. Two Cubans showed up with a tow truck.
The Pictures: Today's pictures include the javelina, also known as the collared peccary. My pal, Myra made an entry in her journal today about a hike she took in Arizona. One of the pictures show wild javelinas roaming around. I had no idea they were found in Arizona and I searched the net to find out more. You can read Myra's entry today at http://journals.aol.com/mpnaz58/MyThoughts/ .
It's an animal day, which means "you know who" will appear somewhere in the pics along with the rest of the menagerie.
This Date In History: 1666; Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-1658) who built the Taj Majal, dies in Agra, India, at age 74. 1905; On this date, which became known as Bloody Sunday, members of the Russian Imperial Guard massacred more than 100 peaceful demonstrators outside the Winter Palace. 1968; Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on NBC. 1973; In Roe Vs Wade, the United States Supreme Court rules that a woman has a constitutional right to an abortion during the first six months of pregnancy. 1973; President Lyndon Baines Johnsondies at age 64.
Birthdays: Francis Bacon, English statesman, philosopher and great great grandfather of Kevin (1561), Lord Byron, English poet (1788), Sam Cooke, singer and songwriter (1931), Linda Blair, actress (1959).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: This gem is from my pal, Anne.
The Pastor's Ass
The pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again, and it won again. The local paper read:
PASTOR'S ASS OUT FRONT.
The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered
the pastor not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day, the local paper headline read:
BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR'S ASS.
This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the pastor to get
rid of the donkey. The pastor decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day:
NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN.
The bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for $10.
The next day the paper read:
NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10.
This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back
the donkey and lead it tothe plains where it could run wild. The next day the headlines read:
NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE.
The bishop was buried the next day. The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery, even shorten your life. So be yourself, enjoy life and stop worrying about everyone else's ass and you'll be a lot happier.
My pal, Garnett sent me this one.
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me .. I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is."
Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"
That's it for today ma petit croissants. More tomorrow.
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