In no particular order:
The older I get the worse my spelling gets. It’s embarrassing.
The President’s oath of office includes a promise to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of his ability. The Constitution is far more important than his political party- at least to me. I wish I could be sure it was to him.
The dogs should stop shedding. Now.
Cranberry juice should taste much better than it does.
I loathe dishonesty in all forms, and I’m really, really unhappy that this feeling is not shared by certain people who not only do not know who they are, they don’t even know what I’m talking about.
Jane Austen died too young.
Fidel Castro has lived too long.
In a perfect universe psychopaths would never become parents. Okay, in a perfect universe there would be no psychopaths. In a universe only slightly less than perfect psychopaths would be born sterile and with a scarlet P on their foreheads so that we would all know.
I’d really like to be able to rely on a free press to spend more time reporting stuff like this:
“More than 4,500 companies took part in the United Nations oil-for-food program and more than half of them paid illegal surcharges and kickbacks to Saddam Hussein, according to investigators from the committee.
The country with the most companies involved in the program was Russia, followed by France, the committee investigating the program is to report Thursday. The inquiry was led by Paul A. Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve board.” (From the NYT, via Drudge)
And the Iraqi vote for a new constitution, and the suffering in Zambia and the Sudan right now, but much, much less time on stories about pop singers, blonde beauties who are murdered, and Karl Rove’s garage.
Speaking of the Iraqi Constitution and reporting from the NYT, this All Things Conservative post was priceless:
Here is an excerpt from a front page article about the constitution’s adoption in today’s paper:
Iraqi electoral officials officially announced Tuesday that voters had passed a new constitution, paving the way for parliamentary elections in December. But the constitution narrowly escaped defeat, as Sunni Arabs turned out in large numbers to vote against it.
The electoral commission said that although 79 percent of voters approved the constitution in a referendum on Oct. 15, three provinces voted against it, two of them by a two-thirds majority.
Got that? It passed, but narrowly. In fact, two provinces voted against it, and as the Times boldly points out, if more people had voted “no” instead of “yes” the constitution would not have passed:
Two Sunni-dominated provinces, Anbar and Salahuddin, overwhelmingly rejected the constitution. If 83,283 of the 322,869 people who had voted “yes” in Nineveh had voted “no” instead, the constitution would have been defeated.
That’s hard-hitting analysis for you! Let me add my own on last night’s game: If the Astros had just scored more runs than the White Sox they would have won.
In an improved world, medical coverage for retired military families would cover chiropractic care and it would pay for a family doctor who actually lives in our county instead of making us drive 45 minutes one way for every single visit.
I wish all my friends lived closer. I’m not greedy. They don’t have to live in the same town- although that would be nice. Just the same state. Even the same country would be a nice change.
Wouldn’t it be nice if more people were optimistic? Pessimists can be such downers.
Have you ever heard that saying about it not being the size of the mountain you’re climbing that gets you down, it’s the pebble in your shoe? I really wish somebody would fix that cranberry juice thing.