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On The Home Front
. Well, I'm out of surgery. No longer on morphine PO shots. Can again think in two coherent sentences in a row. The nursing staff at the hospital let me check my e-mail, and my weblog, to keep me out of their hair a few minutes.
One good think about being bedridden
is that I've been able to watch many of the events in Torino. Brings me back memories of when I worked at the 1980 Lake Placid Extrvaganza. Of course, I was working so I didn't see all that much back then.
It was all the more exciting that I agot to work with the young athletes from the People's Republic of China; spending Chinese New Year celebrations getting buzzed on Sorghum liquor [tasted horrible, but what a kick!; driving down a winding dark mountain road, on a blustery snowy night [one of the few we had that year], in a tiny Fiat with the Italian bobsled team who, wehn I nervously said that the road was daangerous in bad weather, stepped on the gas; or when I discovered that my security access for working with the Chinese athletes allowed me access into virtually all Olympics events, even thinks reserved for IOC members ant their guests. I could talk a lot more about this but I must be mindful of gracious tolerance of the staff at the hsopital, so for now, I'll sign off.
"We're the NRA!
". On the Cheney "hunting accident", while I haven't been able to comment pubically, I really wanted to tell someone a quip from when I lived in the Adirondacks.
During a big murder trial [a woman had stabbed her phalndering husband 37 times with a screwdriver] local wagas joked that if she were a man there wouldn't have been a trial since everybody knew that in the mountains "there are no murders, only hunting accidents"
Really, does this not yet beg the question as to how a man who several times avoided the military draft, and now, evidently, not only can't shoot straight but mistakes a human being for a quail, has been placed in trust of making military decisions? Perhaps he needs to get around to sign up for an NRA Hunter Safety Course
More Glacial melt in Greenland
. That G*D There's no such thing as global warming.
Now, back to The 2006 Winter Olympics