Thursday, July 31, 2008

As It Stands Attacked!

There's always one sour apple in the barrel. My last As It Stands column about McCain possibly having PTSD was verbally assaulted by a cranky retired sailor. He sent me a scathing email and a letter-to-the-editor at the Times-Standard where the column ran. He called my column a cheap shot at McCain. Thus far, he's the only person who has expressed anger of the column. All the veterans I talked with about the article said it was outstanding. My veteran activists pal, Carl Young, also gave me good input on it and he said that the people he knows who read it liked it. The moral of the story is you can't always please everyone all the time. No should I. An opinion piece is meant to be intelligently debated. When people respond via email or letters to-the-editor that means their reading my stuff. I couldn't ask for more.

Cough..cough...cough..thoughts on the Olympics

I can't help wondering how the athletes are going to compete outside in Beijing with skies that are so badly polluted. Less than one percent of the 500 Chinese cities have clean air. Respitotory disease is China's leading cause of death.
The Chinese are planning emergency measures for the Olympics. For example, protestors will only be run over with Hybrid Tanks!
I'll bet there's going to be a run on gas masks for the visitor's who have to sit in the outdoor stadiums. I did hear that there are going to be flowers, very hardy little flowers, everywhere.That, however, isn't enough to even think about going to a dirty affair like this promises to be. Free Tibet!
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A Good Thought

"When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate."

-ANN LANDERS

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HE SAID IT

"American's will put up with anything providing it doesn't block traffic," Dan Rather once said.

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Famous Quotes

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

-Albert Einstein

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Idiot Bush Quotes

"What does that mean, outrages upon human dignity? That's a statement that is open to interpretation."

G.W.Bush at a White House Press conference. 9/15/2007

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