The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Three Laughs (maybe)

Instead of reporting on the dem’s youtube debate (Other than to say I can’t imagine the republican candidates fielding those kind of “gotcha” questions with the same confidence and poise the democrats showed), or Conyer’s failure to get his additional sponsors in order to bring impeachment charges against Cheney, or the Bessemer Neighborhood Association’s raucous meeting, (for which the mayor was a no-show, but his assistant Camilo Fuller took the heat), I’m just going to comment on our wonderful popular culture. First someone trying to be funny, then a family that really is funny, and finally a comic strip that makes us laugh as we ponder things that are not funny.

Rush Limbaugh was trying to be funny yesterday when I heard this while driving to school. He was commenting on W’s recent colonoscopy during which five polyps were found and removed. He followed that by saying that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and two other democratic leaders 9 (I can’t remember who) were recovering fine. Ha Ha. The sad thing is, that even though these “benign democratic polyps” have been "removed", the malignancies of Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, John Boehner, John McCain and Joe Lieberman (and others) are still embedded so far up Bush’s *** that even a colonoscopy couldn’t remove them.

Linda Evangelista has something that very few characters in The Simpson’s have…lips. Evangelista is the Simpson’s tour guide in Paris as pictured in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar (and in today’s Birmingham News). I might actually go the “The Simpson’s Movie” when it opens later this month. Never a big Simpson’s fan, but always interested in pop culture phenoms, I’ll shell out $6.50 (discount price). Beside’s, rumor has it the movie might actually lay out a plan to save the earth, something the Bush white house has yet to do.
Simpson's Movie Trailer

And while I am on comics, poor Lisa Moore. Thought of as a breast cancer survivor, now we learn that her cancer has returned and she is dying. But she is a survivor. Being a survivor does not mean one will live forever. It means you lean how to face and deal with what ever it is you are surviving. Then you have beaten it. For those who don’t know Lisa is a character in Funky Winkerbean who developed breast cancer in 1999 and with a mastectomy and chemo seemed to overcome the disease.

Tom Batiuk, the creator of Funky knows from first hand experience, being a prostate cancer survivor himself. His dealing with real life situations helps readers of over 400 newspapers deal with their situations.

This is so you will know why we are going to like our deck. Close to being finished (the paint is being touched up even as I write) they are still waiting on one piece of railing and there is some electrical work and landscaping to do.

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