September 24, 2004

From the "god's honest truth" files.

There was a priceless headline on BBC Online yesterday that I dearly wish I'd copied down somewhere. As near as I can recreate it, it said,

"Bush says Iraq situation at critical point with elections nearing"

My first reaction was surprise at the surpassing ballsiness of that statement. Playing a bloody political situation overseas for re-election votes at home is one thing; admitting it openly is another thing entirely. My second reaction was also surprise. When I opened the article and read it, I suddenly remembered that Iraq is being geared up to have its own democratic elections at year's end. Oh. Right. Yes, I suppose this is a critical point for that as well.

It's the headline equivalent of those pictures that show an old woman with a large nose, or a young girl with her chin turned up, depending on how you look at it. It's absolutely, 100% accurate whether you read it cynically or stick to the obvious and innocent facts. I think I'm going to call the Met and tell them I've discovered a priceless masterpiece that should be displayed in their galleries.

Peanut ran out and gave me a scare;
I grabbed her, but only caught hair.
But the big raccoon's grin
Made her come right back in
And now she's content to stay there.

Posted by dianna at September 24, 2004 10:45 AM

she goes out ok. i mean, she likes to go out and she comes back (eventually).

Posted by: michele at September 24, 2004 11:04 AM

Well, but I wasn't going to let her out until she'd finished getting her shots. We've got
a) gigantic scary raccoons and
b) one big, mean cat who's got it in for all the other cats in the neighborhood.
I don't want her getting beat up by anyone until she's been immunized. Nor do I want her staying away so long that she misses her vet appointment tomorrow.

Posted by: Dianna at September 24, 2004 11:27 AM

oh yeah then, cause she would disappear for DAYS. my mom was continuously afraid that you would come to get her and she wouldn't be there.

Posted by: michele at September 24, 2004 11:44 AM