Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sunny Sunday

A spectacular sunset from the parking lot of Chuckanut Manor restaurant near Bellingham.

Some folks have kids enjoying the Easter Bunny's leavings right now, me I'm too old to give a dang anymore, just waiting for the after Easter candy to go to half price and scoop some up.

Sympathies to all you Midwesterners suffering through more snow and crappy weather, sometimes winter seemingly never ends, this is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see ever.

Beyond religious and gluttonistic issues there is the issue of the 08 election and the rivalry for the highest office in the land.

Coffee in the corner and sticky buns on the side.



David B. Benson said...

What, no chocolate easter eggs?

DEN said...

Sorry Doc, Bunny done missed this place, shucks!

♥C♥rol said...

We had to have the damn drive plowed yesterday. *sigh* Poor robins. I haven't seen one since Friday. I wonder where they're hiding.

No Easter dinner here today. Son & son-in-law have to work tonight, so it's been postponed.

I'd say happy Easter to everyone, but I don't know what that means anymore. Doesn't mean squat to me. I shook off my Catholic upbringing a LONG time ago.

Alan said...

I'm STILL laughing at the latest gaffe my dumbass master's degree-holding (he claims, but I HIGHLY doubt it) republican ex-cop, now an electronics maintenance/repair man for a large grocery store chain. He linked to the government's site where you sign up for the digital TV converter coupons. Said his two came in the mail finally. Said he's got three TVs though, so he could use still one more "valture". LMAO I replied to him asking if that was the same thing as a "voucher". hahahahaha
ehh, happy Sunday then, Carol. How's that... instead of Easter?
*hugz 'n hersheys for everybody

David B. Benson said...

I just read the piece in the 2008 Mar 24 issue of The Nation on McCain.


Worse than The Shrub, who is, after all, just an office ornament...

David B. Benson said...

Has he gone completely nuts?

Campaign stunner: McCain “might take [new CAFE standards] off the books”

tytandanmar said...

Can someone explain to me why supposedly intelligent people say that if the Michigan and Florida delegates are not seated at the Democrat Convention they are being "disenfranchised?"

The right to vote is a constitutional right. If you possess all the legal qualifications to vote, then are denied the right to cast your vote, that is disenfranchisement. That is illegal.

Show me anywhere in the constitution that says the DNC and the RNC shall hold a convention every 4 years to nominate a candidate for president and thus must seat the delegates of the 50 states for the purpose of such nomination.

No such thing. It is a party issue. The voters of Michigan and Florida were not disenfranchised. They voted. It is a shame people who run news shows and newspapers spew this crap knowing this to be false but say it anyway. Of course, they know who their audience is.

tytandanmar said...

Teacher asked Mary what the meaning of Christmas was. Mary answered that Chrismas celebrates the birth of Christ. Teacher asks Sally what the meaning of Good Friday was. Sally responded that was the day Jesus died for our sins. Teacher asked Johnny what the meaning of Easter was. Johnn responded that was the day Jesus came out of his hole in the ground, saw his shadow and there was six more weeks of winter.

DEN said...

Carol, I survived 8 years of nuns from hell, never been the same since.

bellinghamster said...

Den -- what a coincidence. Chuckanut and all. The photo.

One of my sisters brought the wine for dinner. Chuckanut Ridge LeBlanc. Bad bunny wine for Easter.

Bad bunny wine

BTW, you'd love to ride your Honda (?) Suzuki (?) on Chuckanut Drive!

DEN said...

Rough Easter in Denland, woke up crabby and never quit should have went hunting for Easter eggs, with my M16.

not a sunny Sunday over there said...

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad on Sunday, the military said, pushing the overall American death toll in the five-year war to at least 4,000.

The grim milestone came on the same day that rockets and mortars pounded the U.S.-protected Green Zone, underscoring the fragile security situation and the resilience of both Sunni and Shiite extremist groups despite an overall lull in violence.

...on it goes

DEN said...

B'hamster, that wine sounds vastly superior to my 100 miles on chunky cement freeway to look at a car I did not buy, the wine I would have bought.

I have not done wine tasting in about 3 years though, plenty of beer tasting instead to make up for it.

DEN said...

Oh and I don't have an M16, I would have to hunt Easter Eggs like everyone else,
with a bow and arrow.

DEN said...

Damn I hate those grim milestones.

DEN said...

Interesting factoid from my Sis:

Earliest Easter for the rest of our lives!

This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early before (95 years old or above!). And none of us has ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here're the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

Hajji said...


Lotsa "lost" Catlicks here!

I did 12 long, long years at "Holy Family".

I sure can't complain about the quality of education, there. Low, low teacher-student ratios and even F-ups like me somehow made it through and on to college.

Amazingly, they tolorated my constant straining at the restraints, but I got the feeling they were pretty happy to see me go!


Hajji said...


A day after the "milestone" (millstone?) that marks the criminally reckless slaughter of over 4000 US military personnel in Iraq, PBS debuts a very special “Frontline”.

From the horror of 9/11 to the invasion of Iraq; the truth about WMD to the rise of an insurgency; the scandal of Abu Ghraib to the strategy of the surge -- for six years, FRONTLINE has revealed the defining stories of the war on terror in meticulous detail, and the political dramas that played out at the highest levels of power and influence.

Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga unfolds in the two-part FRONTLINE special Bush's War, airing Monday, March 24, from 9 to 11:30 P.M. and Tuesday, March 25, 2008, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings).

Veteran producer Michael Kirk (The Torture Question, The Dark Side) draws on one of the richest archives in broadcast journalism --more than 40 FRONTLINE reports on the war on terror.

Combined with fresh reporting and new interviews, Bush's War will be the definitive documentary analysis of one of the most challenging periods in the nation's history.

Timing is everything...

Wait...isn't tonight a big "Idle American" night?

Jesus F. Christ on a crutch!
F-ed by FOX AGAIN!

What? Oh, Tomorrow night...Phew! I was getting scared, for a minute there.