Friday, September 17, 2004

Notes & Asides (nod to WFB)

TANG Colonel Speaks:

"I never pressured anybody about George Bush because I had no reason to,"
says Ret. Col. Walter Staudt to ABC News. Staudt avers that GWB did
not use political influence to get into the Guard.

I'll meet your secretary and raise you a Colonel!

Fish Don't Need Bicycles

An AP report brings great news on the feminist front with Female Inmate Population growing at twice the rate of men.

The DOJ states that "the number of women in state and federal prisons grew 5 percent from 2002 to 2003, compared with 2.7 percent for men. The annual rate of growth for women inmates has also been higher for women than men since 1995."

Great work girls! We are finally closing in on gender equity!

Good News From The MTV Crowd

Another item from the AP talks about the current Miss USA, Shandi Finnessey. While speaking to the State Joint Interim Committee on Veteran's Issues and later to State Legislators she said:

"focusing on the needs of veterans and those still in the military is a priority during her time as Miss USA."

She has visited the troops both in Korea and in Cuba and plans to travel to Iraq soon. Miss Finnessey's father is a Marine and Vietnam Veteran.

You know, I gave up caring about beauty pageants about the time I hit junior high school but I do have very fond memories of them from when I was in grade school. My Mom and I would curl up on the sofa in the family room, munching popcorn and drinking sugared iced tea and cheering for our state's girl. It's nice to know that there are some young people out there who seem to have pretty good heads on their shoulders.

A Bientot