I'm feeling a bit scattered today, so my blog entry will be scattered, too. Here goes.
The temperature reached 99 degs. today and will probably top out at 100, at least, tomorrow. And, humid? You bet. The humidity pods have usually moved on by now, but they're sticking around later this year, making the heat index well over 100 every day. Whew!
Tomorrow is the Missouri primary, thank goodness. I have never seen so many old gray-haired men running for office. And, they all seem to be running for the same office. And, they all look vaguely like Alfred Hitchcock. And, sound every bit as weird. What's going on, anyway?
R.I.P. - Mitch Miller died today. He was 99 years old. I remember his sing-along shows. I didn't know, however, that he discovered, among others, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and Bob Dylan. But, he hated Rock and Roll and passed on Elvis Presley.
President Obama has kept yet another promise. The draw-down of combat troops in Iraq will be complete by August 31. The remaining 50,000 will be out by this time next year. Now, let's start working on bringing home the troops from Afghanistan.
The Tea Partiers are furious at Andy Griffith these days. He has made an ad for the AARP extolling the virtues of the new Healthcare law.
Now, really, how can anyone be mad at Sheriff Taylor or, for that matter, Ben Matlock? For shame!
Some pretty outrageous stories have been reported on far Right Wing blogs and through the Right Wing Media. They are even busily sending untrue e-mails.
There is a story reporting that Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping Capitol of the U.S. The suggestion is that white people are being spirited away by brown people. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Of course, this story is not true.
Another story reports that a large drug cartel has come across the U.S. border into Laredo, Texas, and taken over two large ranches. Not true. But, be afraid.
I received an e-mail from a man I used to work with who should know better, but apparently doesn't, claiming that Muslims are tying up traffic on several streets, including Madison Avenue, because there isn't enough room in the Mosques. The e-mail claims that this happens every Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 O'clock, p.m.
There is even a photo of hundreds of Muslims on their hands and knees, all over the sidewalks and streets. The problem is, according to my research, the photo was taken in 2006. Seems New York City officials had declared 2006 a year of celebrating their cultural diversity. The streets were closed off at various times during the year for many cultural demonstrations.
These people will stop at nothing. No lie is too huge for them.