ENTRY 0006, NOVEMBER 20, 2003
Well, we now are under the control of the "Governor" and it looks like
his conservative handlers will be getting their way. We are in
for a bumpy ride for the next few years. And Bush's people are
thrilled to have somebody positioned who might have an influence on the
presidential election next year...
On a lighter note, in our ongoing quest to make our home distinctly our
own, we got a friend for Squeak. (See entry 0003)
We have named the new skeleton "Barbie" for no good reason. We
think that Squeak and Barbie make quite a fetching couple.
Skeletons... A lovely addition to any home.
Lessee, any new stuff to comment on?
-I turned 41.
-Bush is still crazy.
-Lots of people are protesting his presence in England.
-These protesters are trying to screw up his photo ops. They are
using cell phones with cameras and instant messaging to keep tabs on
his travels. They are logging in:here to notify
-Governor Arnold still can't pronounce the name of the state he governs.
-Michael Jackson has been arrested on child molestation charges.
Seems he's taking a more drastic version of the PeeWee Herman path of
notariety-after-the-career-peak. (Who would let their kids spend the
night with him, unsupervised, after all that trouble in 1993???)
-Thousands of turkeys are giving up their lives for our feasting next
week. Interesting note: Our selective breeding of turkeys for
tender, juicy breast meat (the preferred part of the turkey) has
caused them, over the years, to develop overly large breasts.
This renders the Domestic Turkey physically incapable of mating.
All industrial-farm-raised turkeys are artificially inseminated.
Peta is again complaining about conditions on such farms. (I do agree,
I must say. I still eat meat, but I buy from local, free-range
farms whenever possible.)
-Billions of cranberries are being processed into the distinctive
reddish gel that has those little ridges on it. Nobody ever
complains about the treatment of cranberries.
-We won't even go into the treatment of sweet potatoes or
-Once again, all this preparation is to commemorate the fact that a
bunch of settlers who were woefully unprepared for the realities of
life in North America failed to die. They were only saved from
annihilation by the fact that the local natives were nice people.
They repaid this hospitality by later enslaving and killing most of
them... (if not these settlers in particular, than others of their ilk.)
-Do they ever show "Mouse on the Mayflower" any more? That was
one of the Grand Holiday Traditions, right up there with "Rudolph" and
"Frosty the Snowman"
Well, I gotta run.