I Was Thinking About Something Else

That pretty much sums up my life nowadays. I will be doing something, walking into a room or driving, and I will go askew. Someone will inevitably ask at that same moment, "What are you doing?". Which will confuse me and I can only respond, "Yeah, well...I was thinking about something else".

(formerly A Connecticut Yankee)

Location: Connecticut, United States

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Monday, June 07, 2004

This one is for the Gipper

I had to say something about Mr. Reagan, as I did like him, and thought he was a good president. I am not politically savvy in any kind of way, but I just feel compelled to something. I always thought he had a down home folksy charm while really doing things with a take charge attitude.

I had been in the airforce for a short time when he fired the Air Traffic Controllers. That put a burden on the training base that I was at because it was the base for controllers to be trained and it caused an influx of people that needed to be trained right away. Say what you will, I agree that they should have been fired. They struck illegally and as Commander and Chief he had to make that call, and chaos would have ensued if that had been let to pass. Very tough time for him.

I remember that moron Alexander Haig getting in front of the TV cameras after Reagan was shot and declaring, "I am in control". The man had no clue as to the chain of command. Numbskull.

I always laugh during the part of Back to the Future when Marty (in 1955)is trying to explain the future to Doc Brown: [reprinted from the IMDB]
[Dr. Emmet Brown is doubting Marty McFly's story about that he is from the future]
Dr. Emmett Brown: Then tell me, "future boy", who is president in the United States in 1985?
Marty McFly: Ronald Reagan.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Ronald Reagan? The actor?
[chuckles in disbelief]
Dr. Emmett Brown: Who's Vice President? Jerry Lewis?
Marty McFly: What?
Dr. Emmett Brown: I suppose Jane Wyman is the first lady. And Jack Benny is secretary of the treasury. I've had enough practical jokes for one evening. Good night, future boy.

I always liked him and think he did a good job. I believe he deserved better at the end, but then so does everyone in that case.

President Reagan is the first president to lie in state since Lyndon Johnson in 1976.

On Friday there will be no trading on Wall Street as a gesture of respect for President Reagan. No trading on Wall Street is a BFD.

Goodnight Sheriff and thanks for protecting the town.


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