I didn't make it to AREA 51 last evening, but I did get my car repaired. Under normal circumstances, I'd have been there, but all in all, considering the two options, I would rather be riding in my Cadillac than walking home from Lakes Cafe. Still, it kinda leaves an empty feeling because I always enjoy the fun and festivities on Saint Patrick's Day. I'm sure I'll find a way to make up for it though. Hump Day's only one day away and then there's always Friday.....
Florida, in it's infinite wisdom, has decided not to have a re-vote in deciding the fate of it's delegates. Excluding the fact that the party decided not to play by the rules and scheduled the vote at a time not prescribed by the respective national parties, they now can't figure out a way to have a re-vote and supposedly will leave this matter in the hands of the Democratic National Party. The mere fact that Florida is my home state notwithstanding, I believe that the state should not be allowed to vote in any election at any time until the electorate goes to night school voting classes or reads the book "Voting Made Easy For Dummies".
Just A Thought: Barack Obama, in his speech today, would have been better off denouncing the tenets of his spiritual advisor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright and the Trinity United Church of Christ. Furthermore, he should have disassociated himself completely from that church. Instead, he tried to explain the reasons why Wright and the church made their remarks. My thoughts are that if Barack Obama becomes the democratic nominee for president, there will be a mass change of parties by many voters. But, that's just me.
Here's the current results of a ongoing poll taken at the time of this post as to the presidential preference of AOL voters:
This Date In History: 1554; Princess Elizabeth, heir apparent to the throne of England, is imprisoned for suspected complicity in Wyatt's Rebellion against her half sister, Queen Mary I of England. 1922; Mohandas Gandhi, the leader of the Indian Home Rule movement, is sentenced to six years imprisonment for civil disobedience. 1825; Thousands of people are injured and 689 killed when a tornado, the worst in United States history, passes through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. 1959; President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that approves statehood for Hawaii. Hawaii officially becomes a state on August 21, 1959. 1967; The Beatles hit single "Penny Lane" goes Number One.
Birthdays: John Calhoun, seventh vice president of the United States (1782), Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th president of the United States (1837), Rudolf Diesel, German engineer who invented the diesel engine (1858), Neville Chamberlain, English prime minister (1869), John Updike, author (1932), Bonnie Blair, speed skater (1964).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The
A dedicated Teamsters Union member was attending a convention in Las Vegas and decided to check out the local brothels.
When he got to the first one, he asked the Madam, "Is this a union house?" The Madam replied, "No, I'm sorry, it isn't." He asked, "If I give you $100, what cut do the girls get?" The Madam said, "The house gets $60 and the girls get $40."
Offended at such unfair dealings, the union man stomped off in search of a more equitable, hopefully unionized house.He finally found a brother where the Madam said, "Why, yes sir, this is a unionized house. We observe all union rules."
The union man asked, "If I give you $100 what do the girl's get?" The Madam said, "The girls get $80 and the house gets $20." The union man said, "That's more like it !"
The union man gave the Madam $100 and strolled around the house until he saw a stunning blonde. "He said to the Madam, "I'd like her."
"I'm sure you would, sir," said the Madam. Then she gestured to a 92-year old woman in the corner, "but Ethel here has 67 years seniority and according to union rules, she's next,"
That's it for today my little turnip greens. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !