Sunday, November 19, 2006


For all the years of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq I've wondered and wondered why there was no news coverage of the wounded. I thought maybe there was a restriction like there was on coverage of the return of the dead from the war zone. News reports said the administration requested no coverage for the protection of the families. Suddenly there's a special on CNN, and Oprah has a badly burned veteran on her show. So now I'm wondering: Why now? How would I find out?

Sunday, November 12, 2006


I heard - I'm pretty sure on the radio - that Nancy Pelosi wore a purple suit the day after elections. The speculation was that since purple is a combination of red and blue (the Democrat and Republican colors), that she was signaling a new era of bi-partisanship. Now I'm going to wait and see if there are any comments on the colors of the ties of other male politicians. This is the first time in all the years that I've followed politics that the color of a government official's clothing was interpreted as a signal. I'm guessing it has something to do with sex - Nancy's, that is.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Gas Prices

Somewhere I heard that gas prices were going down because of the elections, and that they would go back up right after the elections. Some powerful people somewhere didn't want gas prices to affect the elections. I guessed that would be the Republicans. I thought, "Oh come on, nobody has the power and organization to control prices that tightly." Elections were Tuesday. Gas prices have gone up about .40 a gallon. Now I'm sort of scared.

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