Frustrated by a recalcitrant lug nut,
man fires shotgun at it from close range.
Hospital is removing pellets.
The incredible Mr. No strikes again! Bill Sali voted against a domestic spending bill that would have provided, among other things, numerous veterans benefits, and also against protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation. But guess what he did vote for - defense. I guess he thinks our defense budget isn't absurd enough as it is (more than all the rest of the world combined). On the rare occasions he votes yes it is always with the Republicans.
Judith Regan, publisher of failed O.J. Simpson book fame, is reportedly suing the Murdoch News Corporation for asking her to lie about her affair with Bernie Kerik in order to protect Giuliani's presidential campaign. I heard the figure of one hundred million dollars being tossed about. Wow! A hundred million for simply being asked to lie about an affair. That strikes me as a bit opportunistic. Besides, what was she doing having an affair with Kerik, a married man, anyway, especially when he seems to have all the charm of a sawed-off shotgun. There must be something to that bald man myth.
On the opportunistic front, consider the case of Walt Minnick. Minnick, a Boise insider with a personal fortune, did not run against Sali in the last election, probably because he doubted a Democrat could be elected (or perhaps he just couldn't be bothered). But now that Larry Grant demonstrated that it was eminently possible for a Democrat to be elected the opportunistic Minnick has announced he will run. As Larry Grant is an absolutely outstanding candidate who came very close to winning last time, it seems strange to me that the democratic party would want to run someone against him and possibly split the vote. But what do I know about the machinations of Boise insiders. What they want they usually get. As for me, I'm for Larry Grant all the way. Those who do the work should reap the benefits.
The ridiculously long political season creeps on. Hillary is slipping, no she's back up, Obama is making his move, he's still behind, there's a three way tie in Iowa, Hillary is ahead, Edwards may or may not be getting anywhere, Dodd, Biden, and Richardson seem to be slowly disappearing, Gravel is gone, and Kucinich seems to be himself an Unidentified Flying Object (according to the Press). I can't wait until its over. I've almost reached the point where I don't care who wins, just mercifully end it all. There's no point in even discussing the Republican candidates who, taken together, probably couldn't run an honest local swap meet, let alone conduct a "war." That doesn't mean they couldn't (and wouldn't) start one. Opportunism, you''re name is Rudy Giuliani (I wonder why he doesn't get it legally changed to 9/11 Giuliani? Romney, Thompson, and Huckabee could have as their campaign slogan, "Don't kill 'em until after they're born." McCain's might be something like, "kill 'em all, but no torture." Ron Paul, alas, is a Libertarian nut case who appeals to the KKK. What a bunch!
"A man must swallow a toad every morning if he wishes to be sure of finding nothing still more disgusting before the day is over."
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort