Nobody asked me, but --
. . .Keep this in mind -- armchair warriors (read Washington chickenhawks, the ones who advocate war but have avoided serving themselves) never fear death. Especially not the deaths of others.
. . .Reports that the police chief of one local burg was about to resign are unfounded.
. . .The 300-pound gorilla (read Everett Rice, the most powerful political figure in the county) upset other folks' plans like a 10-pin strike when he set his sights on Tallahassee. What Everett wants, he gets; no contest.
. . .Watching the Reagan funeral you gotta believe that Washington has captured all the hair dye in the world -- never saw so many old guys with 30-year-old hair. Come to think of it, it was old Ron himself who helped the trend along that began when cameras (C-SPAN) came to Congress.
. . .I hope there is a hurricane this year (there hasn't been one on these shores since 1921) just so all the nervous Nellies can see what one is really like.
. . .Get ready for the fireworks again in Largo September 14. That's when the "human rights" (read homosexual rights) business comes up again. Proponents are persistent.
. . .It pays to have a friend at city hall -- right?
. . .Largo's vice mayor needs to pay more attention when Mayor Bob Jackson is running the meeting. The performance in Jackson's absence July 6 was stumble and bumble. ‘Sbout time all that painful shyness has vanished. Nevertheless, at the end of the meeting came the croaking comment from a colleague -- "You-did-a-good-job." Oh well, de gustibus non disputandum.
. . .Did you ever notice? Doctors never refer to them as "drugs." Even when they are getting ready to give you the coup de snore they call the knockout potion "medicine."
. . .The world is divided into Mac and PC folks. I always thought the Mac people were kind of nerdy and weird; experience has confirmed this.
. . .Hiding In Plain Sight Dep't. -- If you get a call from someone in county government and you have caller ID, the number will show up as 469-8811. Don't bother dialing that number back to see who called you -- it is a phony number and goes nowhere ("disconnected or no longer in service"). Why? Because, evidently, public servants do not want the "customers" (as they call them, but more accurately the employers) bothering them.
. . .Said county has a budget of $1.6 billion, but two small businessmen can't get their relatively small bills paid by an agency of the county that ewescrayed them.
. . .A great shame is that the great football coach, George Allen (bless his sainted memory) has two sons who couldn't carry his play chart on the best day of their lives. One is the GM of the Bucs (and a jerk), the other is a senator from Virginia.
. . .The Senate Intelligence Committee report now reveals that our country's much vaunted early warning system that is supposed to protect all of us turned into some kind of pandemonium out of a Marx Brothers movie on the day the terrible event happened. If this is what we are depending on, God help us.
. . .Looks like "Kenny Boy" Lay has become a non-person in certain quarters (hint: 1600 Pa. Ave. Washington, D.C.). The fate of the massive contributor reminds one of LBJ's reaction when his man, Bobby Baker (whom he owned), got caught. "Hardly knew the boy," harrumphed Prez Lyndon.
. . .That gorgeous blonde in the Venus restaurant the morning of July 9 was a show stopper. Not many of them around these days.
. . .Happy Birthday to a wonderful and superb human being who prefers to remain nameless.
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