Thursday, September 28, 2006


The coffee choice of the morning was Boca Java's Ocean Drive. Pretty good stuff. It's Thursday and that means a later start of the day. Son's school begins at 9:30 on Thursdays so my morning is pushed back from there. I've started the beef stew for dinner and the daily load or two of laundry so the day is back on track. I went to Office Depot after taking son to school but didn't enjoy the usual browsing due to the store's remodeling project. It was too distracting for me to browse in peace. I got the computer paper and large envelopes that were on the list today and then left.

Last night I watched the interview with Terri Irwin, widow of Steve the Crocodile Hunter. What a woman. Theirs is a wonderful story and she is determined to carry on his work with the animals and the zoo in Australia. Their little girl will continue on with her children's show and she is expected to carry on the legacy as she comes into adulthood. I had tears running down my face several times over the hour long show.

Speaking of different kind of warrior, a warrior for the human species, Tony Blair has announced his retirement later in the year and did a farewell address to his party earlier in the week. He will be sorely missed as an allie of our country. He got a little choked up a couple of times during his speech and was given a standing ovation at the end. He said, "Yes, it's hard sometimes to be America's strongest ally. But believe me there are no half-hearted allies of America today." Well said, as usual, by Prime Minister Blair. He told his party to resist the urge to go back to the left and said everyone should remain fully aware that the world has changed.

And for an example of a different kind of warrior - one consumed with self importance and nervous of political polls showing his side of the aisle is losing traction? Former President Clinton, taking the advice of Carville and Begala, made a spectacle of himself on the Fox News Sunday show and it has come back to bite him. His tantrum reminded everyone of the fact that if he's wagging a finger in your face, he is lying stronger than usual. "I'm going to say this one more time, I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky..." being the most dramatic example of the finger wag. Carville and Begala are convinced the way to gin up the base of the Democrat party is to make Fox News the propaganda machine. They sure can't count on the message they don't have. Nothing angers the left quicker than both sides exercising freedom of speech.

"We will live with the grief. We will not be victims of the grief. We will be wildlife warrriors." - Terri Irwin.


colleenR said...

I'm marinating venison for company from Sweden tonight who want to try it.

The joke on Jay Leno was...Clinton had a Fox gave him his own show!

I personally was glad he stood up for himself and his admistration.

srp said...

Clintons administration was the big JOKE! A man who cannot keep it in his pants, who cares so little about his family that he cheats is not a leader. It was a bad decision on his part that interfered with other important decisions and it does make a difference. Having first hand knowledge of what a cheating man has to do to cover his affair, I have absolutely no respect for Bill Clinton at all.

Have we lost all shame as a country?

Jennifer said...

Two incredible interviews, albeit for entirely different reasons. I couldn't finish watching Terri's. It just broke my heart.