A bit of the surreal make it all the more Halloweenish around here today. My son volunteered to participate in a Blood Drive at school today. Very Halloweenish, you see. I like that he can give blood.
Then to cap things off this afternoon, I was parked in the car pool line, awaiting the dismissal of school, minding my own business, reading my fabulous read "Eat, Pray, Love" and what do I see? One of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) patrol cars go to the front of the line and park. Out comes an officer and he goes into the school. Hmm. What's up, I ponder? Not too much times goes by and out comes said officer, escorting a tall, thin, young black woman with her hands behind her back, in handcuffs. Well now. Then another officer comes out of the school and gives the first officer the paperwork. Off they drive.
So, son comes out of school and after the usual pleasantries like how was your day, what'd you eat for lunch, etc., I said to son, "Anything unusual happen today?" To which he said, no, why? Remember it is a very large school and divided into four sections. Over 3,000 students attend. Plus, my son tends to stay within his own orbit. So, I say, well, I just saw HISD take away a girl in handcuffs. "Oh, that!" Seems a friend of his told him about the fight between her bff and another girl, the one taken away. Seems it was a brutal fight and the girl had to be tased, bro, before they could get her off the other girl. All over a boy, of course. Jeez.
Happy Halloween. No candy for her.
Camelot lost its Lancelot last night. At the age of 73, Robert Goulet passed away while awaiting a lung transplant. How sad. What a voice. He was diagnosed with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis in September, so that was a quick passing. Did you know it was his singing voice used for Wheezy the Penguin in Toy Story 2, in 1999?
The White House has named the 2007 Medal of Freedom winners, according to Breitbart.com.
They are : 1. Oscar Elias Biscet, a Cuban dissident, anti-abortion and pro-democracy activist; 2. Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; 3. 1992 Nobel economics prize winner Gary Becker; 4. Francis Collins, a Human Genome Project leader; 5. Benjamin Hooks, US civil rights leader; 6. Henry Hyde, former Illinois congressman, former House Foreign Affairs committee chairman; 7. Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird", (yeah), and 8. Brian Lamb, my hero. Brian Lamb is the tv executive who brought C-SPAN to our nation. I heart him.
The Medal of Freedom is the highest US civilian honor. Established in 1963, it is awarded for "especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the U.S., world peace, or for their accomplishments in the areas of culture or other significant public or private endeavors."
The debate last night of the Dem presidential candidates? Didn't watch. I have seen and heard more than my fill of clips from the debate, though, and the only difference this time was that Edwards and Obama, and briefly Dodd, went after Hillary a bit. She was shown as she is and covers nicely: a person with no compass, no firm ideas. Lots of slogans and she bashed Bush whenever she had nothing else to say, but that's about it. Dodd chastised her on her waffling on the N.Y. state driver's licenses for illegals - she is really good at sounding as if she's all things to all people. Dodd reminded her that a driver's license is a privilege, not a 'right'. In the end, I am sure her sheeple will continue to follow her blindly, her Clinton star power in tact.
I never understood how she was able to go through the 1990's reign at the White House with all the elites proclaiming her the smartest woman on the planet and such a feminist, strong on women's and children's rights. Please. She doesn't think on her feet well, that was shown last night. And, when it gets a bit tough for her, her staff sends out a press release stating Tim Russert was too "aggressive" with her questioning. Typical Clinton. Always someone else's fault. If she is thrown off her standard answers, as she finally was asked some real questions last night, then she doesn't fare very well.
She'll still be the nominee, though. Her sheeple will see to it. And Bill will, too. He can't wait for another eight years of Asian money and interns.