Sunday, June 17, 2007

Sunny Sunday

Hampton Beach

Happy Fathers Day to all that are Fathers, excluding Catholic priests of course, who are 'Fathers' but different.

Try not to think about politics today, instead concentrate on making old Dad the happiest man on the planet for one day. My two kids are 2000 miles away so my spoilage is only a dream.

I'ts not easy being different, theres the yard work and stuff needs doing, this father has to mow the lawn.

Maybe I could temporarily adopt a neighbor kid, scratch that, they would probably steal me blind.

Ho Hum.



DEN said...

Corn is on This Week with George S.

Now in the Pacific time zone.

DEN said...

Doc, you are probably right about the glitch. Google continues to be a nest of problems.


DEN said...

Go Mow, now,

then breakfast, then RIDE!

micki said...

A very dear friend died last August. This is the first father's day that Ralph won't be with his three daughters and his grandchildren.

Ralph wrote warm, witty, winning tales about his relationship with his daughters and his father, (Paul Schoenstein -- Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper editor). He was also the ghostwriter for Bill Cosby's Fatherhood.

So, here's a recommended reading list in remembrance of Ralph Schoenstein, and a tribute to fathers on fathers' day:

CITIZEN PAUL: A Story of Father and Son

Diamonds for Lori and Me: A Father, a Daughter, and Baseball


Yes, My Darling Daughters: Adventures in Fathering

Toilet Trained for Yale

micki said...

Published on Sunday, June 17, 2007 by the Sunday Times/UK
Israel Plans Attack on Gaza
by Uzi Mahnaimi

ISRAEL’s new defence minister Ehud Barak is planning an attack on Gaza within weeks to crush the Hamas militants who have seized power there.

According to senior Israeli military sources, the plan calls for 20,000 troops to destroy much of Hamas’s military capability in days.

The raid would be triggered by Hamas rocket attacks against Israel or a resumption of suicide bombings.

Barak, who is expected to become defence minister tomorrow, has already demanded detailed plans to deploy two armoured divisions and an infantry division, accompanied by assault drones and F-16 jets, against Hamas.

The Israeli forces would expect to be confronted by about 12,000 Hamas fighters with arms confiscated from the Fatah faction that they defeated in last week’s three-day civil war in Gaza.

Details of the plan emerged as Fatah forces in the West Bank stormed Hamas-run buildings, including the parliament in Ramallah, where they tried to seize the deputy speaker.

Israeli officials believe their forces would face even tougher resistance in Gaza than they encountered during last summer’s war against Hezbollah in south Lebanon.

A source close to Barak said that Israel could not tolerate an aggressive “Hamastan” on its border and an attack seemed unavoidable.

“The question is not if but how and when,” he said.

Gerald said...

Father's Day is a great day but it is no where in comparison to Mother's Day. It is a nice try but a distant second to Mother's Day.

Gerald said...

micki, for some reason the word planning is a farce for Nazi Israel and Nazi America. They are the great pretenders in planning anything.

They should plan for peace and be successful. The Nazis need to give peace a try. Now that would truly be a novel idea for two Nazi governments.

carey said...

Shoot--I missed David! Was it good?


Den's a little depressed about Father's Day. Has to work those man chores. Speaking of mowing, I've got to get my middle son on that chore today! You say man chores--Danny and Brandon kindly let me do them.

Not really kidding. Did you write nostalgically of children Den?

I watched Gorbachev speak on CSPAN 3 this morning. OH MY GOD, do I love that man. So unrecognized for his great deeds.

I despised Yeltsin.

Micksters--two rockets were lobbed into Israel from Lebanon earlier.

David B. Benson said...

Den --- I meant lurkers, not luckers.

Luckers are all losing their shirts in Nevada...

micki said...

For all you Mary Poppins' fans!

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very
little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him... [scroll down]

are you ready?

this is SO BAD!

... a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

micki said...

Gerald, you are right. Planning? From busheviks?

Damn the planning! Full speed ahead!

David B. Benson said...

Once again Micki had some fine ideas about where my e-mail about biochar ought to be sent. So that was productive.

Then I read what Juan Cole has to say about the train wreck called Iraq. And on that dismal note

barley-n-hops time...

micki said...

Dr. B -- there are train wrecks all over the M.E.!

Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, West Bank, you name it....