Saw a fun t-shirt yesterday. It said "Be naughty. Save Santa the trip."
Tour De France - 2 days...
Well, allright! Lance
gears up for what's sure to be a good fight this year.
It's the centennial of the Tour, and the fanfare is bigger than ever.
"...as I've said many times - for me it's not about winning
a fifth one or a fifth consecutive one, it's just about trying to win this
one. I'm really not interested in the streak or continuing the streak, or
trying to break a record, but I am however very interested in trying to win
a couple of years of scandals, and with Lance's bid for another consecutive
He wants to nail the time trials this season. Since Lance seems to be in
perfect form, there's speculation about whether his team can carry him to victory.
As usual, Lance focuses on the performance more than the hype.
OLN will have daily coverage. [OLN Tour De
Kate Hepburn and Buddy
Hackett – sorry to see them go. They were marvelous
performers, and gave a lot of drama and smiles to this world.
Strom Thurmund and
Lester Maddox – imagine two symbols of America's racist, segregationist past
checking out at the same time. Like George Wallace, the coverage of Thurmund's
death tended to gloss over the slime in Thurmond's past. Remember, this is
the guy that was
the subject of the comments that got Trent Lott bounced, and the bizarre
spin-fest that led up to it. Yet the Republicans, including our Vice President,
were busy falling all over
him a patriot. I mean the guy was a decorated war hero, after all – and the
oldest fossil in the Congress until a few days ago.
I googled old Strom, and found this on ericfrancis.com:
Old Uncle Strom spent the better part of his
century on Earth engineering the conservative takeover of reality, including
importing the Republican party to the south which helped the GOP win numerous
presidential erections in the past 40 years despite repeated scandals. That
takeover included stacking the federal courts, including of course the Supreme
Court, with right-wing justices. Then they go and legalize gay sodomy. They
make butt fucking the law of the land.
Dropping dead is a fair, even understandable, response.
news reports on passing of Maddox were
short, if not sweet. The man was unrepentent to the end. But if you read the comments
from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he had his supporters to the end.
Pay particular attention to the comments from the politicos, and there
are lots of them. Also worth noting, he was a Democrat.