Saturday, December 30, 2006

Is Failure the Recipe for Success?

On CNN's situation room Fran Townsend, a Homeland Security Advisor described the efforts to capture Osama bin Laden as a "a success that hasn't occurred yet. I don't know that I view that as a failure."

I was really reminded of 1984. This is a great piece of doublespeak.

As a Chicago Cubs fan, I'm pleased to know that Cubbies aren't a perpetually failing baseball team, just a success that hasn't happened yet.

Click here to read the entire discussion. Do a search on "Townsend" it's about halfway down on the webpage.

Let's hope for a happy new year where all members of the political process will work to provide the best government possible instead of working against each other.

Take care and "say excuse me all the way."
The rapidly aging baby boomer-tfedge

Friday, December 29, 2006

Nixon's FBI Application

Under the category of really peculiar and scary I was looking at the FBI's website lately and came across Richard Nixon's application to become an FBI agent!

Can you imagine the sagging jowls and him protesting, "I am not a crook, I am an FBI agent."

However, it is interesting to speculate how his life would have turned out with J. Edgar Hoover as his boss.

Speaking of Nixon, I remember what I consider to be one of the best pieces of political graffiti I have ever seen during the 1972 election. It's a little off color so those of you who are offended by such things should probably take a break.

  • Don't change dicks in the middle of a screw
    Vote for Nixon in '72

Graffiti lately doesn't seem to have the same erudition as it did in the 60s and early 70s. I miss it. Maybe I'll start looking for more of it to share with you.

Look here if you want to read Richard Nixon's FBI Application

Good luck and Happy New Year.


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

How to Study More Effectively

TFedge has been working hard lately to put together some websites and blogs to help you and your children succeed in schools and colleges.

It's still very much in the ramping up stage but definitely worth a look. He claims he's updating daily so you might want to visit it frequently.

Visit the Virtual Study Hall

Happy Holidays!