Saturday, Sept. 04, 2004 - 4:53 a.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Huge Beans, Stupid Hostage Takers and Lotsa Links
This is a smorgasbord entry... that means literally a table full of sandwich foods. But it will be a scanned image and a bunch of links I found while searching google for my work.
First I shall blab about how horrid that hostage taking in the Russian school was. Hundreds of people killed... a mass mayhem apparently. A couple of the hostage takers blew themselves up (suicide bombers), taking out a lot of hostages ( female bombers, male adult hostages supposedly), which freaked the kids who ran for it, which inspired other hostage takers to shoot at the escaping kids, which in turn inspired the Russian police and civilians outside to shoot back at the hostage takers who were shooting at their kids. Big mess. Sort of like a Western movie, but with dead children, suicide bombers and hundreds dead and hundreds upon hundreds injured.
Cripey. What a mess to a sad sad situation. What do people think they are doing, putting together over a thousand people, mostly small children, in a school, with suicide bombers? In what twisted mind would that EVER win sympathy for their cause? Almost as stupid as Bremer laying off all the state-employed Iraqis and then not realizing that all those unemployed young men would join anti-American militias and the fundamentalists who put in electrical lines and water locally while Bremer tries to outsource to Europeans and Americans, Turkey and Kuwait... Why are people so stupid they cannot see past their own idealogies to see what the logical outcomes would be?
Blow up hundreds of children in a school = all their parents and the other children, and the whole world want to kill YOU.
Lay off everyone in a country you have "freed", and hire outside workers instead = all those once-employed people and their dependents and friends want to kill YOU.
Funny how that works. jeesh.
Anyways, here is a completely different topic. My scarlet runner beans are way up on the second floor front balcony, giving the backyard Virginia Creeper a run for its money. Not only do they have wonderful foliage and beautiful red flowers, they produce the hugest juiciest to eat raw, sweet beans. Wowza!
I left the photo natural size (if you have whatever size screen where 72 dpi gives you real size) so you can see how naturally huge these beans are. yay! Now I have eaten them crounch crounch.
Now that we have dealt with the news and the garden, I offer you a cornocupia of weird links for your perusal:
Well, that's it folks. I gotta get to bed cuz I was insane enough to offer to give someone a massage at 5pm, and have a gazillion things (including vacuum the massage room/livingroom) to do before then. So I cannot get up at 2pm.
For once my horoscope for today was totally spot on:
Here is my horoscope for Friday, September 3:That is SOOO right. Hotsauce came and hung out with me this afternoon and was trying to get me to go to the private play club tomorrow night. nope I gotta get some work done... and not doing any of the fetish events this weekend in town. There was some big show tonight at Cleopatra, the drag queen bar. And then there is some huge Fetish Ball tomorrow night. hah.
I will vacuum, do the massage, go to the closing party of Venez Tels Quels, which sadly is closing after only a year of being open, and then come home to work work work.
Well, have fun with the links, remember to read the other entry from tonight and hope you're having a great long weekend!!!! (hehe, it is Labour Day weekend... it is the one year wedding anniversary of my dyke friends L'Ecrivaine and her wife L'avocate. I should try to remember to call her!)
Tah!! me, da tired wenchie.
ps, I have to tell you, not only did i have excellent corn on the cob slathered in butter for supper, I also made this killer salsa... about 6 ripe tomatoes (not so large), half a mild onion finely chopped, a whole avocado diced, a clove of garlic minced, the juice of half a lime, some olive oil, a squirt or two of tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Let sit in the fridge for maybe an hour. Your eyes will roll back in your head it is soooo goood eaten with Tostitos corn chips. That's it for now!! tahhhhh!!!
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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