In Hazleton and Scranton they'll have the First Night celebration. In Wilkes-Barre they'll have the last night celebration.--Sue Henry on WILK this morning.
Sue, you are sooooooooooooooooo right. We're getting oh so close to that last night. Wilkes-Barre's gonna party like it's 1999. Diamond, or no diamond.
Anybody up for a juicy medium-rare burger anytime soon? Come on, I'm buying. Of course, I'm assuming there remains a place in Wilkes-Barre where we could actually get one. Mad cow disease has finally tainted our food supply, it's all over the news, and on a personal note; I don't give a hoot. Luckily, I don't consume any rotting animal flesh. But the rest of y'all better consider it before ya' go ordering anything rare done in the very near future.
Isn't it inteesting that the more closely the feds regulate practically every single aspect of American life the more screwed-up things seem to get? Now we've got New York Senator Chuck Schumer sponsoring a bill called the "Meat Traceability Act." He should have thunk that one up when Billy Bob was still the top dick in Washington. The Meat Traceability Act. That should cost a few billion or so. And what would it amount to? Probably nothing more than a few hundred new federal jobs. Maybe we'd get a tiny sticker on our chili dogs, similar to the stickers on Chiquita bananas, that would identify the meat processing plant where that dog was created from the animal's lips, testicles and other assorted yummy parts. Wouldn't that sticker instill more confidence in the food supply? Enjoy. Or try some Morningstar Harvest Burgers from the freezer case at Price Chopper.
This is nice. From the e-mail inbox:
*******Since we are all entitled to our opinions heres mine. Your support of George Bushes war on terror show how little you know. We created the terrorists, we armed the terrorists, and now we want to kill them all. We gave Saddam chemical weapons. We gave Osama air to air mssiles. We gave guns to rebels in Nicaragua. We gave them all a reason to hate us too. The US govt opened the Jenie's bottle and can't get them back in the bottle. Waging war on anyone that George doesnt like will create more terrorists and that's about it.*******
Wow. I had no idea. I was under the impression the CIA funneled shoulder-fired, surface-to-air Stingers to Osama's now deceased buddies. No matter. Call them what you will, but the Stingers eliminated the Russian's air superiority almost overnight in Afghanistan and they quickly retreated from that country. I'm still trying to figure out how Osama thanked us for saving his sorry ass from the relentless bombing runs. I'll betcha he's pissed he can't replace those unique, but long since dead batteries in the unused Stingers.
We created the terrorists? I've heard this gibberish before. Our policies mixed with their desperation led them to lash out at us the only way they could. But who taught them how to lash out in such a way? Who really invented terrorism?
For those who haven't heard of Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, here ya' go. The school was named after an African in the Congo who organized his countrymen against the government and eventually became the Prime Minister. The Belgian's, the colonial over-seers, removed him from power and did some rather nasty things to him in prison. In other words, at a school teaching Marxism 101, he was a hero.
Patrice Lumumba University's former "students" include ranking members of the early Palestinian guerilla movement, a Who's who list of assorted international terrorists of the past thirty years, some of the nameless types who worked to overthrow the Shah of Iran and a fellow named Carlos the Jackal, a reknowned terrorist, who is now serving a life sentence in France for killing two french policeman among many others.
This KGB-run school taught its mostly Third World students some nasty subjects such as demolition, terrorism, espionage, guerilla tactics and many were shipped off to Vietnam to assist in the killing of American soldiers. Others fanned out across the globe working to topple existing governments and replace them with pro-Marxist regimes. After the Cold War ended, they sought other causes they could identify with. Its graduates and their disciples have been wreaking havoc worldwide against mostly innocent civilians ever since. It took a couple of decades to gain in popularity, but terrorism seems to be the rage amongst the unwashed, uneducated folks that would be known as common criminals without hiding under the banner of religion.
The United States also got into the act by creating The School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia when the insurrectionists tried to bring communism to our hemisphere in a big way. Our hands are dirty, but the United States in no way created terrorism.
Terror University served it's original purpose very well as evidenced by the Chechnyans who are attacking the Russian homeland as well as shredding the Russian military on a regular basis. It was the Russians who let that hideous terrorism genie out of the bottle to serve their interests, but as we all now know they created a monster that serves no one and no real cause. Are you ready for the funny ending to all of this?
Today, in the post-Soviet Russia, that school now teaches Capitalism 101 while the Chechnyans work to destroy the fledgling free market society that Russia has become.
Please, do yourself a huge favor. Do not continue to watch CNN and think of yourself as being informed. I don't want to put the full weight of my foot on your testies here, but you sound like a pathetic war-for-oil parrot. Another anti-American apologist. Visit a public library (Your 1st assignment: The Club of Rome) before you chastise anymore voracious readers that are fascinated by the entire Cold War period.
And don't bother to e-mail me about Saddam Hussein being tortured by his American captors. I don't care. He deserves whatever his handlers do to him. Use the San Francisco spindle torture technique on him without any lubricant. You just go girls!
Also from the e-mail inbox:
WHY DO I HAVE TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE WHEN THIS IS MY NATIVE COUNTRY?
WHY DO I GO TO THE LOCAL ITALIAN CHURCH BAZAAR AND THE FIRST FOOD STAND I RUN INTO IS TACOS?
WHY I AM I BEING TOLD BY LAWYERS THAT THE MANGER IS WRONG TO DISPLAY AT CHRISTMAS?
WHY CANT I PRAY IN MY SCHOOL BUT WATCH OTHERS BEING GIVEN A ROOM TO PRAY IN?
WHY MUST MY TAX DOLLAR SUPPORT CHARTER SCHOOLS BECAUSE SOMEBODY WANTS TO TEACH COMPUTER PROGRAMMING IN KINDERGARTEN?
WHY MUST I SUPPORT MEDICAL AID TO IRAN AFTER THEY KEPT MY COUNTRYMEN HOSTAGE FOR 400 DAYS?
WHY DO I FEEL LIKE I AM THE ONE WHO IS THE FOREIGNER IN MY OWN COUNTRY?********
It's still our country, but it's being incrementally prepped for absorbtion by the One World Government types. Anything uniquely American comes under attack, sooner or later. Speak English? Why should they? Why can't we just learn a new language? Retire your baseball glove and embrace soccer. And what's wrong with Tacos other than their being nothing more than cheap slop? You sir, are intolerant of other cultures. Eat the slop. Christmas is just plain wrong. The US is comprised of 90% Christians, so that religion needs to be squelched. Prayer? Americans shouldn't pray. We need a secular state dominated by outsiders and free from the bounds of morality. Pray to the UN flag in the future. Why must we support charter schools? Because public education has been systematically destroyed by decades of inept federal manipulation. I told ya' already, read The Naked Communist. Why help the Iranians? Because it's the right thing to do. We shouldn't be mean to the Iranians under such horrible circumstances simply because Jimmy Carter was a pussy. Send them some Uncle Ben's.
See what happens when I get enough sleep. Sorry. I'll stay up very late tonight watching war flicks and drinking beer. Try me again tomorrow.
Go ahead. It's not a gag. Click on the ball cap.
Yikes! The things you see when you don't have a cream pie, or a sling-shot at your disposal. Do not follow this link if you have a very weak stomach.
Click on this link, scroll down just a tiny tad and fill out the questionaire. It'll tell you which presidential hopeful you most closely identify with. Then again, maybe you shouldn't ought to. It may be disturbing to you.
This is so much bullspit already. Just a couple of decades ago, most folks raised their food, both vegetable and animal, right in the back yard. The time came to harvest each variety. If any rent-a-mob lunatic handed this to any of my children, WNEP would be scrambling it's troops to get a camera crew on scene in a big hurry.
Wilkes-Barre man goes berzerk. Complete details and 15 minutes of weather reporting at 11:00.
I thought that the new owners of the long-troubled Sheridan Manor complex promised to change that joints sorry image. It seems they've still got plenty to do up there.
There is a press conference scheduled for tomorrow at noon in City Council's chambers. What do we suppose that might concern? Could the Diamond Drop be on again? Were we awarded another N.E.S.T. team soda pop trailer? Or is WPUU being acquired by Entercom? We'll just have to wait and see. Heyna?
The New York football Giants finished the season with a lowly 4-12 record, and get this, 1-7 at home. Maybe these are the end times. I'll have to check my Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus hardcover and look for references to fallen giants in the great City of York or some such hogswallow.