Archive for November 18th, 2008

Still Waiting

We’re still waiting to see if a convicted criminal was re-elected in Alaska.
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1:34 PM (3 hours ago)

Fate Of Alaska Sen. Stevens Remains Uncertain

At this point Republican incumbent Ted Stevens is behind Democratic challenger Mark Begich by just over a thousand votes. Even if he’s able to pull off a victory, Stevens still faces an expulsion vote in the Senate. His Republican colleagues put off a preliminary step toward one Tuesday — waiting to see what happens in Alaska.

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In a song I don’t remember who sang, the old cowboy told the young one that the only real differences between his day and and now was “Younger women, older whiskey, faster horses and more money.” You can add better toilet paper and shoe laces to this list of improvements over the good old days. When I was a kid, it was always a problem starting a new roll of toilet paper. I would have about half the roll off and all over the place before I got it evened out. Maybe it was the cheap stuff my mother bought, I don’t know. But this is a thing of the past, as modern manufacturing has solved the problem of the hard-to-start roll of toilet paper. I am beside myself with joy with that one. 

Another improvement over the years is the ordinary shoe lace. I don’t remember the last time I broke a shoe lace. I know is has been a while. But I broke shoe laces with regularity all through grade school. My Keds had more knots than the Boy Scout Manual I referred to when I tried to tie something besides a slip knot. I am again beside myself. 


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