I've managed to accomplish a few things today that have been on my "to do" list for a month. The one good thing about being single is that there's no one to enforce that list and it can stay on the back burner until I change its priority. I'm normally not one to leave things unfinished, but I like to be the decision maker and the only whiner in my house, besides me, is my cat Shithead and he's easily bribed with a table scrap.
Kentucky and Oregon have their primaries today with Clinton expected to win in Kentucky and Obama expected to win in Oregon. With the exception of John F. Kennedy, I cannot remember one presidential candidate, democrat or republican, who I felt had the ability or the intelligence to run this country. This year will be no different as there's really not a candidate of any value running this year. It will be business as usual, again.
The people who have the ability to run a country like the United States are normally entrepreneurs who make millions of dollars annually and would not consider a pressure filled job that pays $250,000 annually. It makes one consider the reasoning behind presidential candidates desire to become president. My thinking is that it's their enormous egos and the rewards to be reaped after they finish screwing up the country.
Senator Ted Kennedy was diagnosed today with a malignant brain tumor. Details are sketchy at this point but well wishes go out to Senator Kennedy and his family.
The Pictures: Butterflies are free, for the most part and those who are not free are priced reasonably. Take a look at these butterflies with transparent wings which allow them the camouflage to escape predators. Then again, there's always one or two that just don't seem to get it.
This Date In History: 1506; Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain. 1861; North Carolina votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederate of America. 1927; U.S. aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York in his single-engine aircraft Spirit of St. Louis heading to Paris, France. It is the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight. 1969; U.S. and South Vietnamese troops capture Hamburger Hill after one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. 1980; In a referendum, the largely French-speaking province of Quebec votes to remain part of Canada.
Birthdays: John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806), William George Fargo, businessman (1818), James Stewart, actor (1908), Moshe Dayan, Israeli general and statesman (1915), Cher, singer and actress (1946).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A man was washed up on a beach after a terrible shipwreck. Only a sheep
and a sheepdog were washed up with him. After looking around, he
realized that they were stranded on a deserted island.
After being there awhile, he got into the habit of taking his two animal
companions to the beach every evening to watch the sunset.
One particular evening, the sky was a fiery red with beautiful cirrus
clouds, the breeze was warm and gentle - a perfect night for romance.
As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the
lonely man. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and put his arm around it.
But the sheepdog, ever protective of the sheep, growled fiercely until
the man took his arm from around the sheep.
After that, the three of them continued to enjoy the sunsets together,
but there was no more cuddling.
A few weeks passed by and, lo and behold, there was another shipwreck.
The only survivor was Hillary Clinton.
That evening, the man brought Hillary to the evening beach ritual. It
was another beautiful evening - red sky, cirrus clouds, a warm and
gentle breeze - perfect for a night of romance. Pretty soon, the man
started to get 'those feelings' again..
He fought the urges as long as he could but he finally gave in and
leaned over to Hillary and told her he hadn't had sex for months.
Hillary batted her eyelashes and asked if there was anything she could
do for him.
He said, 'Would you mind taking the dog for a walk?'
That's it for today my little kidney beans. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !