On both mornings of September 11, 2001 and the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995, I awoke and immediately had a feeling that I should turn on CNN and check the news. My worst fears were realized when I saw the first tower ablaze and the early report was that a commercial airliner had crashed into the building. I immediately thought of the B-24 Bomber, which crashed, in thick fog, into the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
As we now know, the September 11th bombings were not accidental and the death and destruction of that day will forever be remembered. My reactions were mixed that day as the pain I felt for all of the innocent people that were injured or killed gnawed at my insides. I also felt, and still feel, the rage and anger that these cowardly pieces of camel shit would commit such an atrocity.
With the Obama administration bent and determined to close Guantanamo and currently weighing penalties for water boarding the captured terrorists, I submit the idea that the terrorist are very fortunate that I was not in charge of their interrogation. After watching the September 11th news for that entire week, I assure you that I would have immediately executed most of the captured terrorists.
Today is a day that will always be remembered by Americans and peace loving citizens of the world. I pray for the people injured or killed on that fateful day.
American Idol, in their infinite quality of intellectuality, have chosen Ellen Degeneris as the replacement judge for Paula Abdul. With the very untalented and obnoxious Simon and the very dull Randy and Kara, Degeneris may be a welcome bit of humor to the panel. It would certainly be important added aspect as Degeneris has no musical ability or background whatsoever.
This Date In History: 1297; William Wallace defeats English forces attempting to cross the Forth in the Battle of Stirling Bridge. 1709; At the bloody Battle of Malplaquet, in the closing stages of the War of the Spanish Succession, the French are defeated by the Grand Alliance.
1777; The British army, led by Sir William Howe, defeats the American forces led by General George Washington at the Battle of the Brandywine in Pennsylvania. 1973; Chile's socialist president Salvador Allende dies during a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet and supported by the United States.
2001; Terrorists hijack airliners and deliberately crash them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, killing around 3,000 people.
Picture Of The Day: The phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" could not be more appropriate for today's featured picture.
Birthdays: Pierre de Ronsard, French poet 1524, James Thomson, Scottish poet 1700, D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, and writer of short fiction, ranked among the most influential and controversial literary figures of the 20th century 1885, William Sydney Porter, American writer 1862, Sir James Jeans, mathematician and astronomer 1877.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Obama finally delivered his speech to America’s school children and he encouraged them to work and study hard. Then he said, “If that doesn’t work, grab a seat next to the Asian kid." 2) I wonder if a bi-sexual goes missing, do they put his picture on a carton of half and half? 3) There seems to be a lot of speculation as to my Sunday evening rendezvous which caused me to miss Monday's journal entry. I won't go into detail but suffice to say that Johnnie Walker Black and a certain female were of great influence. 4) Scientists have discovered that the SARS virus can live up to four days on a toilet, which beats Elvis' current record. 5) Whether you voted for Obama or not, his life is a shining example of the power of education. He was born in Kenya and studied seven days a week learning how to forge Hawaiian birth certificates.....and that's five !
The Hubble Telescope has sent back some new, startlingly beautiful, pictures of the universe and I'm including them in today's entry. Even more impressive, you can go to the website and download these pictures in high resolution for your own use at no cost. The resolution is good enough for printing high quality pictures or for wallpaper for your computer screen. Here's the link: http://www.hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/image/a/
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: Love making tips for AREA 51 residents: 1) Put bi-focals on to double check that you're with the right partner. 2) Set alarm on your clock for 2 minutes in case you doze off in the middle. 3) Set the mood with lighting. Turn them all off! 4) Make sure you put 911 on your speed dial before you begin. 5) Write partner's name on your hand in case you can't remember what to scream out at the end. 6) Keep extra polygrip close by so your teeth don't end up under the bed. 7) Have heating pads, tylenol, splints and crutches ready in case you actually complete the act.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal, Victor, for his contribution to today's entry.
The irate customer called the newspaper office and loudly demanded, "Where is my Sunday paper?!" The newspaper employee said, "Madam, today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow, on Sunday."
There was quite a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter, "Well shit, so that's why no one was at church today."
Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy looking like he'd just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling,his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised and he is walking with a limp. Sean the bartender asks, "What happened to you? Paddy says, "Jamie O'Conner and me had a fight."
Sean says, "That little shit, O'Conner? He couldn't do that to you, he must of had something in his hand." Paddys says,"That he did. A shovel is what he had, and a terrible licking he gave me with it"
Sean says, "You should have defended yourself! Didn't you have something in your hand?" Paddy says, ''That I did. It was Mrs. O'Conner's right breast, and a thing of beauty it was, but useless in a fight."
The Pope was finishing his sermon. He ended it with the Latin phrase, "Tuti Homini" - Blessed be Mankind. A women's rights group approached the Pope the next day. They noticed that the Pope blessed all Mankind, but not Womankind. The next day, after his sermon, the Pope concluded by saying, "Tuti Homini, et Tuti Femini" - Blessed be Mankind and Womankind.
The next day a gay rights group approached the Pope. They said that they noticed he blessed Mankind and Womankind, and asked if he could also bless gay people. He said, "Sure." The next day the Pope concluded his sermon with, "Tuti Homini, et Tuti Femini, et Tuti Fruiti"
That's it for today my little pea pickers. Remember, if life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, then let's all get wasted together and have the time of our lives. I feel frisky and I'm going to AREA 51 for Happy Hour and an evening of recreation. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !