We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
TORONTO — A 23-year-old student who was killed when a helicopter crash-landed on him in the middle of the street is raising questions about how aware people are of their surroundings when outside listening to portable audio devices — such as Ipods and MP3 players.
[url]http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/2008/05/18/pf-5605276.html] Buy Obama an iPod[/url]
John McCain launched from the deck of the USS Oriskany on his last mission. He was shot down and new returned to the ship, spending eight years in the Hanoi Hilton, where they never broke him.
I was on the Oriskany in 1973 for a brief time and earned my Tonkin Gulf Yachts Club membership..Yankee Station.
Fascinating pictorial, BD. And good research and side stories. I think it took me an hour to get through the page. Of course, I may never take my boat out on the ocean again, but small price to pay for such a good pictorial!
It looked like there were lots of other good pictorials on the site as well. A good place to bookmark for a rainy day.
Cause of Kennedy’s Seizure Is Unclear
By JASON DePARLE
WASHINGTON — Senator Edward M. Kennedy remained hospitalized in Boston on Sunday, with doctors still uncertain about the cause of a seizure that gripped him on Saturday at his Cape Cod home.
Preliminary tests have determined that he has not suffered a stroke and is not in any immediate danger,” his physician, Dr. Larry Ronan, said, in a statement
Now lets go to Woodrow Wilson...and his non stroke...
On the morning of October 2, Mrs. Wilson found her husband unconscious on the bathroom floor of their private White House quarters bleeding from a cut on his head. Wilson had suffered a stroke - a massive attack that left his left side paralyzed and impaired his vision. She immediately summoned Dr. Grayson. Then the conspiracy began. The two of them formed a bulwark between the invalid President and the rest of the country, simultaneously shielding Wilson from intrusion and hiding his condition from outsiders.
For seventeen months the enfeebled President lay in his bed on the brink of death, barely able to write his own nameThe outside world knew none of this . All communication with the President went through his wife. She entered the sick room with messages and emerged with verbal instructions or the scrawl of a signature on a piece of paper. Edith Wilson called the period her "stewardship."
Let's see him toss a midget or hoist a scotch and soda...we want proof (so does he 90 proof)