Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

On Thursday, the Frog...

...had the not-so-regal experience of having his 1st MRI. It sounds a bit like what being inside an old style metal garbage can that was in the process of being emptied into a garbage truck sounded like. I give that hint about my age so that Howard (Happy Birthday Howard!) won't feel too bad about turning 77. Although, that makes him one of the few people in the world older than I feel. A 'Happy Birthday' tip of the Frog's Fedora to another old soldier.

Back to the story...

I had a beautiful line checking out after the MRI. It got me a brief visit with (pardon the pun) the clinic's head Dr.

"You guys could make a lot more money with a 'director of marketing' " said the Frog, holding up a huge package of films of the inside of his head. "With each $2000 package give the customer 2 free, 8 x 10 color glossies." O.K., so I keep the day job.

The Silly Goose, however, had me back in my regal place in no time at all. "O.K. wiseguy", she said. "The pictures only prove the continued presence of a brain and not its functionality."

The frog is back in the bog, quivering in the warm mud.


Kerry, Kennedy... for filibuster.

By Charles Babington - The Washington Post

WASHINGTON - Several prominent Democratic senators called Thursday for a filibuster of Samuel Alito's Supreme Court nomination, exposing a rift in the party.

The filibuster's supporters - including Massachusetts Sens. John Kerry and Edward Kennedy - acknowledged...

... "Judge Alito will take America backward, especially when it comes to civil rights and discrimination laws," Kerry said. "It's our right and our responsibility to oppose him vigorously and to fight against this radical upending of the Supreme Court."...

Some Republicans poked fun at Kerry - the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee who may make another White House bid - for allowing others to announce the filibuster plan earlier in the day while he was attending an economic conference in Davos, Switzerland.

Far be it from the Green Guy to poke fun at such an easy target. However, I will point out that Waffles the Clown is less honorable than Reddy Teddy the Robust. At least Teddy stayed in this country and stayed ready to do his part for this important cause of filibustering the vote on Sam Alito. This amazes me because I thought no one was less honourable than Reddy Teddy the Robust! Actually, I may be overboard on this. Waffles and Terri could be, even as I write, standind uncomfortably in line with wet ski boots at the Zurich Airport trying to catch a nonstop 1st Class Swissair to D.C.

Late breaking news flash!!! Waffles and Terri apparently got the ticket. Oh... imagine the pain of making a speech on the floor of the Senate wearing wet ski boots. OOh, oooh.... I share the pain. I can remember standing in lift lines in wet ski boots. What noble sacrifices will Waffles the clown make for freedom next???

Well, it could happen.

The really bad thing to come out of the Alito hearings is that the blindfold on the Statue of Justice got ripped off. The partyline vote in committee indicates that from this point onward it is oKay (according to the Demorats) for a Chief Justice to ignore the Constitution as long as he (or she) embraces the correct Political Ideaology. Essentially saying that there are two, not three, branches of government. And, given current Demoratic Rantithought, there really only needs to one branch of government.

I'm going to crawl back into the mud now.


Thursday, January 26, 2006

Things that you find...

...when you finally get around to reading your eMail.


Internal Revenue Service
Postal Service
Telephone Service
Civil Service
City &County Public Service
Customer Service
Service Stations

Then I became confused about the word "service ." This is not what I thought "service" meant.

So today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to " service " a few of his cows. BAM! It all came into perspective. Now I understand what all those "service" agencies are doing to us.

OOOF! I'm going back to the Bog now...


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

New York Times...

...Earnings Plunge 41 Percent

The New York Times Co. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter earnings fell 41 percent from the same period a year ago...

Perhaps, if it carried less editorial comment and advertising and actually carried news, revenues from sales of product might increase.

Hey, it's just a thought.


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