Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Got enough of Dinah? Nope? OK.
Need more of it? OK.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
That piano playing was probably much more interesting, wasn’t it?
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
According to here, as Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee ordered the destruction of “hard drives in 83 computers and four servers” at a cost of $13,000, allegedly “to protect the privacy of data on the drives.”
Well, were the contents archived before the disks were destroyed? Why weren’t they just reformatted? What kind of oversight was there in this? How could there have been “sensitive information” on the drives that wasn’t appropriate for the next governor’s staff to see? What exactly were they storing?
I can't help but believe that there must have been some thing, some secret – probably many some-things and many secrets – to hide. There also must have been information that might have been embarrassing to someone – probably many someones - on those drives. Otherwise, why wouldn’t that "sensitive" information be useful to the next staff?
Would Mr. Huckabee himself have anything to hide? Well, according to here, there was “a 1998 story in the Arkansas Times detailing how Huckabee and his family were using the $60,000-a-year Governor's Mansion fund as their personal piggy bank.” If this story is true, I’ll bet that he didn’t want it too widely known that he was misusing “public funds”. (Yes, using-funds-for-purposes-not-directly-specified is misuse. I know: I took a course.)
So what’s the deal? Was anything illegal there? Don’t hold your breath to find out. We’ll probably never know. And besides, if Mick Huckabee becomes U.S. President, he can always pardon himself... Yes! He can pardon himself... But probably not in this case.
Well, that was probably more interesting than this:
Not Mr. Mach, but interesting nonetheless, right?
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Mr. Robinson was a historian and that was history... And here’s some more:
Friday, February 15, 2008
Physicist (think: “the theory of quantum electrodynamics”) Richard Phillips Feynman was born on May 11, 1918 in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York. He said, “There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!" [Speak for yourself.]... Mr. Feynman died on February 15, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
OK. It wasn’t about P.G. Wodehouse, but P.G. and P.J. are very close indeed: in fact, just a “HI” away.
OK. It’s not about Mr. Blackstone, but wasn’t it nice anyway?
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
P.S. Flowers are beautiful, too.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
She replies, “Get yourself into another zip code.”
Why? Well, she says that, since it contains mercury, there is a potential safety problem if it breaks. But, never fear, the EPA is there to help. According to a Consumer Report article, the EPA says to just follow these simple steps and all will be fine:
"Open a window and leave the room for 15 minutesMs. Thompson then says, “Of course, if your doctor suggests that you get a vaccine that uses mercury as a preservative – hey, no problem! The FDA says that's just fine! But if he drops the syringe and it breaks, you know the drill: open a window, leave the room, get out the plastic bags, etc. Right…and find another doctor.”
When cleaning breakage on hard floors, wear disposable rubber gloves, scoop up the debris with cardboard, then clean up with a damp paper towel
When cleaning debris on carpet, pick up fragments and powder with sticky tape before vacuuming
Place all debris and cleaning materials (gloves, cardboard, etc.) into a plastic bag and seal it
Place the bag in ANOTHER plastic bag and seal it (remember – it's not just a toxin, it's a NEUROtoxin)
After vacuuming, remove the vacuum bag, put it in a plastic bag and seal it – then put it in another plastic bag and seal it
Put all bags in the trash outside, then wash your hands."
P.S. To get your own HSI e-Alert, visit here.
Dr. Douglass also said that a test for this “could make the mammogram a thing of the past.” Of course, the bottleneck in this is the role of the FDA. It could take MANY (as many as 5 to 10) years before it is approved by the FDA. “Our tired, dusty government system is still locked in the days of the horse-and-buggy... [I’m] so mad about mammograms and the FDA that I could spit”. Now, if we could get enough women to do so...
If you’d like the complete report from Dr. Douglass, email me and I’ll forward it to you. You can also subscribe to the “Daily Dose” from Dr. Douglass here.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
We miss you, Karen.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
He said, “If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they won't even let you in the hotel." [It’s sure to be popular to someone.]... Mr. Holly died in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa.
He said, “A conservative is a man who thinks and sits, mostly sits." [You conserve more energy that way.]... Mr. Wilson died on February 3, 1924 in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
He said, “I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls." [You can move faster when you dance.]... Mr. Kelly died on February 2, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California.
He said, “Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so." [Which one would you choose?]... Mr. Russell died on February 2, 1970 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales.
He said, “The monster was the best friend I ever had." [It takes all kinds.]... Mr. Karloff died on February 2, 1969 in Midhurst, Sussex, England.
Friday, February 1, 2008
She said, "I couldn't act, but I could swing through the trees." [Sometimes that’s all it takes.]... Ms. McCalla died in 2002 in Tucson, Arizona.
She said, “If you have to make mistakes, make them good and big; don't be middling if you can help it." [That way more people notice you.]... Ms. Knef died in 2002 in Berlin, Germany.
He said, “I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.” [Let me see... Yep!]... Mr. Caen died in 1997 in San Francisco, California.
He said, “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” [How do you know... for certain?]... Mr. Heisenberg died in 1976 in München (Munich), Germany.
He said, “I don't act, anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind." [Then how did you know where you were going and when to stop?]... Mr. Keaton died in 1966 in Los Angeles, California.
She said, “And in singing, what my voice lacked in quality it made up for in volume.” [Maybe they didn’t notice.]... Ms. Hopper died in 1966 in Hollywood, California.
She said, “It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with." [At least in the olden days.]... Ms. Shelley died in 1851 in London, England.