The title gives it away, but you still must watch.
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The Summer of 1969.
I was 14 years old, and didn’t care much for anything except football, baseball, and basketball. Naturally, their relative importance varied with the calendar.
You would think that the Summer automatically meant baseball was numero uno. Not necessarily.
League ball was over by July 4. And, especially in the South, that meant the football season was just around the corner.
I think back to the Summer of 1969 and several events come to mind:
First, the Preacher dismissing church service early on Sunday evening so we could all go home and watch Apollo 11 land on the moon.
Second, a few weeks later, when the Preacher dismissed evening church service early AGAIN, so everyone could go home and hunker down for the hurricane that was about to roll in. At the time, nobody guessed that we would remember that particular Sunday as being the day the Category 5 storm named Camille would obliterate the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The last thing I distinctly remember about 1969 happened in the Fall. Ole Miss – Alabama, Archie Manning, and the total excitement of watching live college football on national TV. Sitting there in my aunt’s living room with my cousins, alternately cheering, then groaning as the two teams marched up and down Legion field in a game that exemplified Dixie’s passion for college football, the game is like a flashing star across the backdrop of my boyhood memory.
Oh, BTW, it’s only 50 days till my Mississippi State Bulldogs take the field in their season opener.
Still, when I think back to the Summer of ’69, one story that seems out of place is the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Although the images of Teddy in a neck brace are strong in my recollection, for some reason or another, I’ve never associated that event with 1969. Maybe it’s because it got buried in the news cycle of Apollo 11. I dunno. Strange.
Walter Cronkite 1916 – 2009, Liberal – islamist alliance, 40 years later, Kennedy’s story still stinks, the fall of capitalism and the rise of islam, moon rocks are still relevant, Financial crisis morphing … again , and last but not least, Tieki says “Get busy, Y’all” (Tieki is from Wyoming, and she didn’t actually say, “Y’all,” but we can file that under a blogger’s creative license, mkay?).
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(forwarded from Brenda)
Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren’t
prepared for the answer.
In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first
witness, a grand motherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and
asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?”
She responded, “Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since
you were a young boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me.
You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about
them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the
brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit
paper pusher. Yes, I know you.”
The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the
room and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?”
She again replied, “Why, yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a
youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t
build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the
worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three
different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.”
The defense attorney almost died.
The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet
voice, said, “If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send
you to the electric chair.”
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Today’s WFFOT: “Artifacts discovered underneath crop circles”
I don’t know about you, but I might just take my metal detector to the next crop circle that shows up around here.
Actually, we’re still waiting for the first crop circle to show up around here. And it occurs to me that since there’s not a lot of wheat or corn fields around here, the aliens could just go over to one of the wooded areas and carve out one of those circles amongst all the pine trees.
That would work!
Plus, I’m wondering, why don’t we ever see crop circles in the soybean fields? Aliens got a bug-a-boo about tofu?
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WFFOT: Because a crop circle is a terrible thing to waste.
An unspecified nuclear event at Callaway Nuclear Plant in Missouri marks the third nuclear incident this week in the US, according to RSOE.
Event type Nuclear Event Date / time [UTC] 20/02/2009 – 18:15:47
Country USA Area Callaway Nuclear Power Plant
County / State State of Missouri City Fulton
Cause of event Unknown Log date [UTC] 20/02/2009 – 18:15:47
17/02/2009 – 13:41:17
Country USA Area Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant
County / State State of Alabama City Decatur
Earlier this week, RSOE reported an event at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant.
See? All that junk going on in the markets seems like small potatoes now, doesn’t it?
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WFFOT: Because a nuke is a terrible thing to waste.
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- Electric Cars, Nuclear Power Seen as Top Non-Drilling Alternatives to Foreign Oil
- Patriots are Top Pick to Win Super Bowl, but Peyton Tops Quarterbacks
- Most Americans Would Choose Watching Olympics over Campaign Coverage
- Most Adults Say Starbucks is Overpriced
- “Yepsen: Decisive McCain Gains on Tentative Obama”
- “Obama Shores Up N.C. Base”
- “Latest State-by-State General Elections”
- “Parent Connection”
- “Potential Vice Presidential Candidates Tread Lightly”
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The DNC and RNC Conventions are upon us. So is the college football season. Yeah baby!!
WFFOT: “The chains of habits are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” Samuel Johnson
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An ancient organism from the pit of a collapsed volcano may hold the key to tomorrow’s hydrogen economy. Scientists from across the world have formed a team to unlock the process refined by a billions-year old archaea. The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute will expedite the research by sequencing the hydrogen-producing organism for comparative genomics.
When members of the Russian Academy of Sciences isolated a rare archaeal microorganism that breaks down cellulose and produces hydrogen, Biswarup Mukhopadhyay, an assistant professor with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, saw an opportunity to open a door for development of a cellulose-based high-temperature hydrogen production process. “Hydrogen can be easily converted to electrical and mechanical energy without any production of carbon dioxide,” said Mukhopadhyay, whose lab specializes in very high temperature or hyperthermophilic archaea and in energy production.
Promising research, indeed. VT’s Mukhopadhyay said, “This is just the beginning of an exploration of hitherto unknown processes with potential to advance energy production and having a team will make it more innovative, productive and fun.”
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h/t Free Republic
Good grief, it’s Friday already?
Since deciding to cut back on blogging activity a couple of weeks ago, my time away from the blogosphere has become more productive. Big surprise, huh.
We put the house on the market, found a small place with some land a few miles out of town that we should be able to pay cash for, and made some plans to accomplish two of the “ity” goals that we set for ourselves at the beginning of 2007: “liquidity”, and “defensibility”. The third “ity” goal” “mobility” has been largely accomplished, with the fourth, “sustainability” still in the planning stages. All in all, it’s been a busy two weeks, with more to come.
Mrs. Nuke told me the other day that she wants a new personal protection device. I’m leaning towards recommending a 38 snubbie, simplicity, reliabilty, and all that … (I kind of like those “ity” words). Suggestions and recommendations please …
Headlines and News Articles of interest …
John F. Kerry agrees with the SCOTUS – Gitmo ruling … What a complete dingus…
Reminiscent of “Get Smart” and the Cone of Silence, Scientists have shown off the blueprint for an “acoustic cloak”, which could make objects impervious to sound waves. I hear they’re remaking the old GS series into a feature film…..bringing back teenage fantasies about Agent 99 …
Great piece from Dr. K: “Make the Election about Iraq” … Speaking of Iraq, got an email from Mike Yon, who, after his book tour is headed back to Iraq. He’ll be reporting independent of embeds, meaning that he will not have the direct protection of the military … Please remember Mike in your prayers, and in your giving by buying Moment of Truth, or by making a direct contribution. Without your support, the mission will end.
Miracle Date? “A 2,000-year-old date seed discovered at Masada four decades ago may provide new cures to numerous ailments, Israeli scientists say, after making significant advances, against all odds, in producing fruit from the seed….to yield a now-extinct species of date that was renowned in ancient times as a treatment for heart disease, chest problems, the spitting of blood, weakened memory and other medical conditions, possibly even symptoms of cancer and depression.” Dang… How much you figure those newly grown pits would go for on Ebay?
The Tyranny of PC: “The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has halted a program to promote the adoption of black cats and dogs the week of June 14-20 after criticism that the event would have taken place the week of Juneteenth, Director Cheryl Schneider said today.
“We apologize if our promotion to reduce fees on black dogs and cats offended anyone,” Schneider said in a statement.”
They have the bastard on tape … “AUSTIN — Whoever launched the Molotov cocktail that led to the devastating weekend fire at the Texas Governor’s Mansion had breached the security fencing and was standing on the property’s front lawn at the time of the attack, officials said Thursday”
From the Dept of Paranoia … Is it paranoia if they really do want to kill you?
RoP school in Virginia teaches that …”a Muslim can take with impunity the life and property of someone believed guilty of polytheism. According to the panel, the strict Saudi interpretation of polytheism includes Shiite and Sufi Muslims as well as Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists.” Great. ……
“Florida Muslim leaders met with Doudou Diène, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, at a Miami hearing to discuss Islamophobia and anti-Muslim discrimination” … I am up to here with this BS.
And finally, here’s a great site if you need a spiffy new name for your band, or blog, and no, they don’t actually use the word “spiffy.” Here’s what I came up with when I plugged in “Nuke” …
Nuke of the Blur
Sublime Kneecap of the Nuke Boar
Nuke of the Diabolical
Tomato of the Nuke
Nuke Goat and the Mayo
Nuke of the Glass
Intuition of the Nuke
Gourmet Counselor of the Nuke Vapor
I’m kind of partial to Nuke Goat and the Mayo. Speedshop Deli could have used this generator when they were naming my pickle. Heh™
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It seems like we have been conditioned to believe that rising prices are always a bad thing.
The price of gas at $4.00? B-a-a-a-a-a-d.
Food prices up? B-a-a-a-a-a-d.
So, when housing prices go down, why is that also bad?
Or when stock prices go down, it’s also bad?
For whatever reason, houses and stocks are two things that people feel better about paying a higher price for. Go figure.
And when you have the answer, ponder this … when a house catches on fire, it “burns down.” But a car on fire? Well, it “burns up.”
Have a good Thursday.
Oh yeah, one more thing … the next boneheaded idea from the enlightened class: Save The Planet — stop mowing your lawn
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