2-2-2004 Goats and Quotes


Okay, I lost my bet with Sue Henry-lunch is on me. Double or nothing on the Red Sox winning the series?

Man what a Super Bowl-the intensity, the excitement. And the game wasn't bad either. That had to one of the best Super Bowls I have ever seen. I was pulling for Carolina, but it was nice to watch a game that you could accept either team winning. I had a feeling it would come down to the kicking game, I just didn't think it would come down to a kick out of bounds by one of the most reliable kickers in the NFL this year (Ma aa aa). A kick out of bounds giving the ball back to Brady with 1 minute left. Stupid move (Maa aaaa). You could tell that was the game. It was amazing to see Carolina coming back again and again, after a dominating performance by New England.

And for those of you that missed it: Actually, I couldn't believe my eyes-Janet bare for all to see (Maa aaa). I let my kids stay up to watch the halftime show because they like Janet Jackson, and thank goodness they didn't notice her shinny silver sun. Dad certainly did. The rest of them, P-Diddley, and Nelly Olsen, you can have 'em (Ma aaa aaa). Kid Rock was okay, and other than showing a slow, climbing camera shot of Jessica Simpson, what did she do? MTV did a terrible job (Maa aaa aaa). I see some lawsuits coming on this one. The last halftime show I actually liked was U2 a couple of years ago. It was nice to see a tribute to the shuttle astronauts and the next group of rocket men and women. Beyonce did a great job on the National Anthem, and she actually brought a touch of class to the show when compared to the leather, latex and skin running around on stage. So there was a little bit of everything, including a streaker (Maa aa aaa).

It's time for your favorite game show, Name that Quote: You read 'em, you guess 'em.

1. "He [Saddam Hussein] will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."

2. "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."

3. "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

4. "Hussein has...chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."

5. "There is no doubt that . . . Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."

6. "We know that he [Saddam Hussein] has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."

7. "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."

8. "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."

9. "He [Saddam Hussein] has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"

10. "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members...It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."

11. "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."


1. Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998
2. Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D, MI), Tom Daschle (D), John Kerry (D, MA) and others Oct. 9, 1998
3. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
4. Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999
5. Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, Dec.5, 2001
6. Vice President Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
7. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
8. Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
9. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
10. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
11. Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

It's interesting that these quotes and bunches of others can be found all over the media now, along with many, many stories about WMD and Syria. I have a feeling there will be more of this. In the mean time, Bush better get his boys off their a$$es and get some folks back throwing flames at the bee hives over there. We lost more good men and although we killed a few and arrested others, he needs to tell the commanders over there to step it up. We took the gloves off and then we put them back on. Well, it's clearly time to take them off again. And somehow, I don't think it is our men that lost their resolve.

Here's a neat story thanks to my 4-year-old son, Zachary. At children's church the pastor asked the circle of kids, "What is God?" There were about 10 kids; my son was easily the youngest. No one answered, so the pastor asked again, "What is God?" My son speaks out clear as a bell, "He is the light and the resurrection." Well, the pastor almost fell over, and the rest of the congregation was floored and laughed out loud. Way to go kiddo. I never thought I would be saying, "That's my boy!" in church. A football game, or baseball game maybe, but not church. The pastor told me that made his whole day. Zach had learned that little verse about a month earlier for Awanas (a Christian form of boy and girl scouts). I can't even remember what I did yesterday.

Keep the Faith.
Private Sector Dude.