Thursday, July 19, 2007

Random Thoughts

A woman, holding a large-headed driver, was found standing over her dead husband who had many head wounds. When the cop asked her if she had killed her husband with the golf club, she admitted the crime. He then asked how many times she had struck him, and she paused, thinking hard. Then she said, "Maybe five, six, seven times...just put me down for a five." Only a golfer can appreciate this joke.

Five reasons to impeach Bush: illegal wiretapping, ignoring congressional subpoenas, lying about Iraq, "rendition" of kidnapped individuals,no-bid contracts with companies connected to friends. Why is this not in progress?

This weekend the Good Witch and I will attend my 45th high school reunion near Pittsburgh. 500 of 505 graduates in my class went to college, five of them as sophomores in Ivy League schools. About 100 of us will gather, and tomorrow will include a "scramble" golf event at Fox Chapel Golf Club, a premier course. My game is hot right now, so I'm looking to impress the old friends - high school one-up-manship revisited! I was fortunate to grow up in a much more open society where kids could be kids.

I really believe global warming is a big, big problem. The second big problem may be bird flu. The next fifty years might be really "interesting", "interesting" being the word that EMT's use when they come across a really nasty situation.

The "Einstein" biography continues to be good reading. Anti-Semitism was rampant in his day, both in Germany and the U.S. His relativity discoveries were earth-shaking, since Newtonian physics were considered to be the last word. He did not realize for a long time that E=M x c-squared would result in the atom bomb.

"Truth" about our country's fiscal situation continues to be avoided by all presidential candidates. Ignorance is bliss, apparently.

Be extra kind to someone today. I friend of mine is dying of cancer, and she's not having any fun at all. Life can be fleeting, so make the most of it.


Woozie said...

Why is this not in progress?

Two words: Partisan Politics.

Dharmashanti said...

I love golf. Problem is I keep forgetting which side of the ball to hit.

I did shoot a 92 one time and I got so excited I forgot to play the other 17 holes.


Dave said...

I've never gone to a reunion. Let us know how it turns out.

Ron Davison said...

Great joke - thanks.

This 5 reasons for impeachment is great. succinct and persuasive.