I'm a little surprised at the timing of today's New York Times' assault on John McCain, especially since this situation came up and was dealt with eight years ago. It seems to me that front page articles would be current news and if the media were to search all of the minuscule closet skeletons of all the candidates, we'd would not be voting because there'd be no candidates. It's rather easy to sit in the dark and cast aspersions, but then again, it's the New York Times.
As I have a republocrat, id est, centrist or independent mentality, I normally choose the best option, not the party nor the legislation. If one were to simply type Barack Obama's name into one's search engine, checking Wikipedia, one would find that the first term, junior senator was elected almost by default as the senator from Illinois because the favorites in the primary and then state races withdrew due to scandal and Obama's republican opponent was nominated three months prior to the state election. One might say he was elected without any opposition.
It would not be necessary to even search the Internet in the case of Hillary Clinton because her misfortunes have been in the headlines for years thanks to Bill and Monica.
In a time when more votes are cast for American Idol, the witless musical(?) soap opera, than for political elections, maybe it's time to put our priorities in order.
The United States military successfully destroyed the ailing, aging, satellite last evening, narrowly missing two witches, three UFO's and the moon, which had its hands full performing its patented lunar eclipse trick.
In More Important Matters, I have some questions for everyone. Aside from myself, who of you in J-Land subscribe to and/or play Pogo? How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Then again, who's Chuck?
The Pictures: Since we're on the subject of politics and casting aspersions, let me cast a few of mine via the medium of photography. I found a few headlines and subjects, that under ideal conditions, we'd all like to see.
This Date In History: 1795; The National Convention formally separates church and state in France, allowing public worship in private homes. 1885; The Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C., is dedicated. 1965; Black activist Malcom X is shot dead at the Audubon Ballroom, in Harlem, New York. 1992; American skater Kristi Yamaguchi wins the Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating.
Birthdays: Leo Delibes, French composer (1836), Sam Peckinpah, motion-picture director (1925), Barbara Jordan, the first Black woman to win a seat in the Texas Senate (1936).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Being a musician, I've compiled some of my favorite musicians and songs for the older generation.
Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Walker
The Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Hip
Bobby Darin - Splish Splash I Was Having A Flash
Ringo Starr - I Get By With A Little Help From Depends
Roberta Flack - The First Time I Ever Forgot Your Face
Johnny Nash - I Can't See Clearly Now
Paul Simon - Fifty Ways To Leave Your Liver
The Commodores - Once, Twice, Three Times To The Bathroom
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grape Nuts
Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Napping
The Temptations - Papa's Got A Kidney Stone
Helen Reddy - I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore
Willie Nelson - On The Commode Again
Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs, "I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE. I PRAY FOR A NEW NINTENDO. I PRAY FOR A NEW VCR..."
His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf." To which the little brother replied, "No, but Gramma is!"
That's it for today my little goobers. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !