Nobody asked me, but -
. . . If you were wondering why the world is so screwed up, consider this - the focus of a great deal of attention, delivered to us by what was so aptly termed the idiot box more than 50 years ago, is the fate of a sleazy and skanky bimbo as to whether she will do 45 days or less in jail for her outrageous conduct.
. . . I couldn't care less who Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives for. Hey, what is stock car racing doing on the sports pages anyway? That's a sport?
. . . So-what-dep't. - Archaeologists have found King Herod's palace. Okay. Now what?
. . . Congratulations to all the newspaper Pulitzer winners this year. Unfortunately, no one cares about the Pulitzers anymore.
. . . No one, but no one, escapes the ever alert Largo vice cops as the force relentlessly clamps down on prostitution or any attempts at it. An undercover cop arrested a subject on solicitation at mid-April. Date of birth was (is? will be?) June 26, 2007. You can't be too careful, hey?
. . . Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist.
. . . By golly, my ole buddy Howard Denson from Pensacola days (what was that one or two million years ago?) knew right off the bat who Eugene Pallette was. Great info and thanks to Howard who also makes the observation that "People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them." Amen.
. . . So the Army lied about the Pat Tillman case. What's new? It's the same old Army. Some things never change.
. . . Bulletin - Largo no longer will require those at citizen comments to give their name and address. No need for those requirements; some argue it is an invasion of privacy. Now just the name will be required to be given. And why that?
. . . And keep this in mind - you are not legally required to give your ID to a police officer on a casual request unless you are operating a motor vehicle. We do NOT have an internal passport system in this country - yet. But we will have one some day.
. . . Apparently many who should know better went ga-ga over the late Pope John Paul 2 and want to speed him into sainthood, despite the fact that he took in and gave protection to the cardinal archbishop of Boston, Bernard Law, who covered up and assisted in the homosexual rape of children by priests under his jurisdiction. Law should have been indicted, tried, convicted and imprisoned but instead resigned in Boston, fled to Maryland and then was given a sinecure by JP Deuce. For shame! And this guy should be a saint? C'mon, give me a break....
. . . And whatever became of Ping Bodie?
. . . Huh, what'd he say? "My attitude about the world changed, and I know the attitude about from a lot of folks here in America's attitude changed." - President Bush talking about the 9/11 attacks in a talk at Fairfax, Va., April 10.
. . . Is there any doubt that Rosie O'Donnell is a rude, disgusting, obscene, fat pig who should be defenestrated?
. . . Here's a real crackerjack top executive - The new CEO at a large company figured he'd shake the troops up and weed out slackers. He walked up to a guy leaning against a wall and asked, "How much money do you make a week?" "Four hundred bucks," the guy said. The big shot boss handed the guy $1,600 and said, "Here's four weeks pay. Get out and don't come back." Then the boss asked, "What did that guy do here, anyway?" Across the room came a voice - "He's the pizza delivery guy." (Hi, Sue!)
. . . Can you believe that the City of Largo burns up on the average $620 worth of office supplies a day (A DAY!)? The outlay over the next two years for office supplies, and that doesn't include computers or heavy duty stuff, is $322,000. It doesn't seem possible. $620 a day...wow! Couldn't that be trimmed somehow?
. . . Here's some good news - over the last 50 years, cancer survival rates have climbed 70 percent, the risk of death from strokes is down more than 80 percent, and heart disease deaths have dropped almost 67 percent.
. . . Every time I think the human race is making some progress, I tune into the Jerry Springer show to have my faith restored.