George is a Dick, the Moon Disintegrates and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Well, I am very hungover this morning after last night’s State of the Union blowout.  Bush again proved to be the perfect Cheney hand puppet (you could hardly see Dick’s lips moving).

Again, as in previous SOTU speeches Bush ran down the list of Vision things – education, energy independence, medicare/medicade/Social Security reform – before getting to the meat of the evening, the War in Iraq and his decision to send 20,000 more troops in (no soldier left behind). 

However, unlike his five previous SOTU speeches he didn’t have the advantage of a majority in Congress and the Senate.  As a matter of fact, the applause was polite but less than enthusiastic – kind of like Bush’s rendition of the speech. 

Bush looked all worn out, going through the motions, distracted by more pressing business, such as where to locate his Presidential Library.  At least he didn’t remind the voters of his other great tragedy – his total lack of concern or response to the on going disaster in New Orleans.

Well on to happier topics…

I see that the moon is destined to disintegrate in the next 5 billion or so years (give or take a leap year).  Now, I’m not sure that we can do anything about it, apparently the sun is slated to expand in its red giant phase and as a result the moon will be torn to bits and then will form a ring of debris around the earth that will make us look a little like Saturn – which I always thought was one of the more happy planets.

Five billion years may seem like a long time from now, but if we don’t start doing something soon the next thing you know Al Gore will be doing another slide show.

Dirty Tips for better writing…

You may have noticed a new link on the right side of the screen for Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing blog.

“Who is Grammar Girl?” you may ask.  Well, we aren’t certain of her secret identity, but she is a super hero who makes English Grammar fun.  If you, like I, have never quite understood the proper usage of “lie” and “lay” or “affect” and “effect” then she is a godsend. 

This is a must go to Blog for all of us who continually abuse English Grammar.  Check it out for yourself.  

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