Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Duck and Cover ?

I'm still trying to "spring forward" and I'm relatively sure that I'll have all of my time pieces on the same page somewhere between now and the next two weeks. I have set several watches, a few clocks, the clock in the car, the VCR player, the DVD player, the stove clock, the microwave clock and two clocks on two computers. The problem is some of these sneaky bastards reset themselves automatically so it gets me a little confused. Bottom line, I can tell you the year, month and day and give you the exact time, give or take an hour.

I was watching the History Channel this weekend and there was a story about the development of the Atomic Bomb, used in World War II against Japan and the Hydrogen Bomb, which was completed after the war. During the program, they showed film results of the test explosion in Nevada. That lead me to the recollection of my elementary school days and a program they called "Duck and Cover". 


In retrospect, they should have said that in case of a nuclear attack you should "Duck, Cover and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye".



Kudos to New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, the self righteous, former state attorney general who was caught on a federal wiretap arranging a tryst with a high-priced call girl. For a supposedly "intelligent" person, a virtual "legend in his own mind", the obvious question that comes to mind is, "What were you thinking?" It's always pleasing to see a pompous, anti-crime attorney, whose campaign was based on cleaning up corruption, step into a pile of his own excrement.

And then there's this:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she disagrees with Geraldine Ferraro, one of her fundraisers and the 1984 vice presidential candidate, for suggesting that Barack Obama only achieved his status in the presidential race because he's black.

In a brief interview with The Associated Press, Clinton was questioned about Ferraro's remarks. The Obama campaign has called on the New York senator to denounce them.

Ferraro told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif.: "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

The newspaper published the interview last Friday.

It's an opinion by a white woman that is being protested as not politically correct, some say as sexist, even racist. If "Podium Al" Sharpton said the same thing (in reverse) about Hillary Clinton, would that be considered politically correct, or would we 'jest let it slide'.

Ferraro also said Obama has it easy because of a "very sexist media."

"I think what America feels about a woman becoming president takes a very secondary place to Obama's campaign - to a kind of campaign that it would be hard for anyone to run against," she said. "For one thing, you have the press, which has been uniquely hard on her. It's been a very sexist media. Some just don't like her. The others have gotten caught up in the Obama campaign"

An interesting thought....

The Pictures: My pal, Tania, sent me some "awwww" pictures that I couldn't resist showing to you, along with some other choices.

This Date In History: 1302; According to Shakespeare, this is Romeo and Juliet's wedding day. 1865; General William T. Sherman takes Fayetteville, North Carolina. 1941; President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act, giving the president authority to aid any nation whose defense is regarded as vital to the United States. 1985; Mikhail Gorbachev is named first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.

Birthdays: Malcom Campbell, British automobile racer (1885), Frederick IX, king of Denmark (1899), Laurence Welk, Musician and TV personality (1903), Rupert Murdoch, Australian-born media magnate (1931).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: More humor from my pal, Anne, on the subject of.....

Employee Evaluations:

He has a photographic memory, but with the cap over the lens. If you see two people talking and one looks bored, then he's the other one. When her IQ reaches 50, she should sell. Gates are down, lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming. If he were any more stupid, he's have to be watered once a week. If you stand close to her, you can hear the ocean. If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change. It's hard to believe he beat out 1,000 other sperm. Some drank from the fountain of knowledge while she only gargled.

New Prescriptions for Women !

BUYAGRA: Stimulant taken prior to shopping. Increases potency and duration of spending spree.

MENICILLIN: Potent anti-boy-otic for older women. Increases resistance to such lines as, "You look absolutely gorgeous. Can we get naked now?"

ST. MOM'S WORT: Plant extract that treats mom's depression by rendering kids unconscious for up to six hours.

EMPTY NESTROGEN: Highly effective supplement that eliminates melancholy by enhancing the memory of how awful they were as teenagers and how you couldn't wait till they moved out.

PEPTO-BIMBO: Liquid silicone for single women. Two full cups swallowed before an evening out increases breast size, decreases intelligence, and improves flirting.

DUMMEROL: When taken with Pepto-bimbo, can cause lowering of IQ, causing enjoyment of loud country music and cheap beer.

FLIPITOR: Increases life expectancy of commuters by controlling road rage and the urge to flip off other drivers.

JACKASSPIRIN: Relieves headache caused by a man who can't remember your birthday, anniversary,or phone number.

RAGAMET: When administered to a husband, provides the same irritation as nagging on him all weekend, saving the wife the time and trouble of doing it herself.

DAMMITOL: Take two and the rest of the world can go to hell for 8 hours!

That's it for today my little pet rocks. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


garnett109 said...

Salute to bomb shelters all over the usa!

ksquester said...

Put me down for the St. Moms Wort..........lots of it!  The grandkids arrive on Friday for a full 8 days.  Anne

midwestvintage said...

 I really think Eliot Spitzer should be a nominee for the CAT award.  Seems to fit him well.


luvrte66 said...

I am also of the age of "assuming the position" under my school desk. It's kind of bizarre to think of that now, although in Indiana, it served double duty: nuclear bomb or tornado, we were covered!


bamawmn46 said...

My spring is sprung so tight I don't think I can handle any more springing, spranging, or sprunging this week. I'm going to bed really soon.


scottsoperson said...

mrs. obama said america is "just downright mean."