Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Snow on it's Way Again

Just noticed that the Thursday forecast is calling for 6-10" of snow. Man, just when the driveway finally got cleared off and here we go again. I can't tell you how many times this has happened this year. Was going to go to the movies today and see the "Passion", but decided not to at the last moment. Looks like I won't be going anywhere tomorrow, either.

You ever get a bad burn? Next time, dip it in mustard! No mustard handy? Try iced tea! Crazy? Don't knock it till you've tried it. Picked up those tips from Terry and Joe Graedon of the People's Pharmacy fame. Joe's like a God to me. (I picked up a tip from his book years ago that 4 aspirins every 3-4 hours would kill the pain of a severe sunburn and that's the truth! After being flayed alive on the white sand beaches of Florida a number of times, you can appreciate why I feel this way!) Caught them for a few moments on an NPR fund drive. If you want to know more, you can check out their web site .

Watched a very good Larry King Live last night. They had SF Mayor Newsome on along with Senator Musgrave of Colorado, a Minister and a gay Actor/Producer. I'm telling you - this gay marriage debate drives me bonkers every time I see it. We're going to amend the Constitution so we can encourage discrimination? Give me a break. If the Church wants to drive away more people, sure seems like this is the way to do it. They make themselves out to be hypocrits. The Constitution has been amended over the years to bring women, blacks and young people into fuller citizenship. President Bush's amendment would be the first adopted to stigmatize and exclude a group of Americans.... a majority of Americans understand what President Bush does not: the Constitution is too important to be folded, spindled or mutilated for political gain. (Editorial - NY Times)

Cut Social Security? Yep, that's what Greenspan thinks is the thing to do. Boy, reduce taxes on the rich and then whack social security benefits. Yep, seems like a compassionate thing to do.

And on the Strange Side Today: (courtesy of Yahoo News)
- BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian TV hostess sat naked Wednesday to announced she is running for a seat in the European Parliament as candidate of the upstart Union Party. (Think Hilary's up for this?)

- AP - A young scientist says cat drool appears to be cleaner than that of dogs. Lacey Lafromboise, a fifth-grader at Turtle Mountain Elementary School in Belcourt, earned a trip to the Native American Science Fair in Albuquerque, N.M. by proving that her two dogs have more bacteria in their mouths than her two cats. (My cat's fur smells great after a good lick job! :)

-AP - Put this one in the "there-oughta-be-a-law" category. A bill introduced in the Georgia House Wednesday would require twice as many toilets in women's restrooms as in men's rooms (Yep, our lawmakers at work!)

- Vietnam's largest city has seen a surge in fish bone choking incidents after an outbreak of bird flu made chicken scarce and increased consumption of seafood (They should stick to sardines)

- A 64-year-old priest pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal possession of $50,000 stolen from his Long Island parish — cash police found at his apartment along with a pistol, pornography and Nazi paraphernalia. (Bet his sermons are interesting!)

Quote of the Day:
"We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police."
Jeff Marder  

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