Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Well, I'm alive and well and running XP. At work at least; I still run Win2k at home. My laptop is probably capable of running XP and upgrading would likely solve some of the minor problems I have, but I'd just rather not. I'm not yet a fan of the interface; maybe after using it at work for a while I will be, but if I have to get used to something new, I would just as soon it be Zandros.

Anyway, political humor is making the usual rounds on the internet:

On a tour of Texas, the Pope took a couple of days off to visit the coastal area for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the sea wall on Galveston Isle in his Pope mobile when suddenly he notices a frantic commotion just off shore.

There was John Kerry struggling frantically to free himself from the jaws of a 25-foot shark. As the Pope watched, horrified, a speedboat came racing up with two men aboard. One of the men, President George W. Bush quickly fired a harpoon into the shark's side while Dick Cheney reached out and pulled the bleeding, semi-conscious John Kerry from the water. Then using (autographed Round Rock Express) baseball bats, the two heroes beat the shark to death and hauled it into the boat. Immediately the Pope shouted and summoned them to the beach. "I give you my blessings for your brave actions," he told them. "I heard that there was some bitter hatred between President Bush and John Kerry, but now I have seen with my own eyes that this is not true."

As the Pope drove off, President Bush asked Dick "Who was that?"

"It was the Pope," Dick replied. "He is in direct contact with God and has all of God's wisdom."

"Well," President Bush said, "he may have access to God's wisdom, but he doesn't know squat about shark fishing... how's the bait holding up?"

Not that I'm a big fan of Bush, but Kerry is the reason there are lawyer jokes....

Fred Reed has had several good columns and I haven't mentioned them. They are worth thinking about as we head into another horserace... er... election in November:

Pondering The Telescreen
Clueless In Baghdad
Loyalty To What?

I have a couple new blogs to put up. I'll probably take a few down as well. Some have become less interesting of late and a couple seem to be abandoned. In any case, as I get a chance to waste time that I should be doing other things, I'll keep hammering things into some semblence of order here. Once I've transfered the link pages here from www.rdfrost.com, that site will likely go away. It's only $10 a month, but that is about $9.99 more than we have right now.

Well, back to figuring out all the broken stuff on my PC.

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