September 10, 2003
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9:31 PM CDT Tuesday
- Dallas News
calls third redistricting session
try set for remap session
school uniform battle continues: Levi's allowed for one
turnout in early voting a big surprise
Five years after Daimler-Benz paid $36 billion to buy the Chrysler Corporation,
the trans-Atlantic giant finds itself out of step with much of the auto
industry. Not surprisingly, perhaps, it faces trouble on nearly every
IRS EVER finish probe of teachers' union tax scam?
settles with 12-year-old girl for $2K
of low celestial sound waves may help explain how galaxy clusters regulate
their growth What?
"black boxes" being built into cars
There were some
terrific comments in yesterday's Ten-Foot Poll about Jessica Lynch's
Bronze Star. They're still available. Go to the calendar in the
right column, click on the 9 for yesterday's page. Click "View
Results" under the SUBMIT VOTE button. Well, that sounds like it
requires effort, and I wonder whether it's worth it...
Brad--this is scary stuff---the
bullet in your little plane. Call the FBI and don't mess with this "sick-o!"
Judy P., your Humane Society friend in Kerrville
of course, refers to what I posted yesterday:
There is a bullet
hole in my little airplane. Someone took a shot at me. From the entry
and exit angle, it's hard to figure out how the slug missed the prop.
It hit a couple of feet from a fuel tank, and about four feet from the
pilot. The bullet could have collapsed the wing, exploded the fuel tank,
shattered the prop and vibrated the plane apart, and it could have hit
me. I have half a mind to call the FBI, and probably would if they weren't
so overworked lately. Whoever tried to shoot me down, you are a yellow-bellied
sniveling spineless bastard coward."
Brad, If I had been shot
at in my little plane I would not have been so nice about it. I would
have told the SOB what I thought about it [Chuck,
I don't know who it was, or I'd be on them] ... You should call
the FBI. Next time the pilot may not be as lucky.
Now for the HELP part. During the 9/11 event I saw and thought I saved
a picture titled "We'll take it from here" where rescue workers
were handing off a victim to soldiers. Unfortunately for some reason (Windows
strikes again ) it is not here. Do you have any idea where I can search
for it? I would really like to print it out and frame it.
Thank for talking to me today about my unearned Bronze Star. I DO think
you should be in the Hall of Fame. Keep up the good work. I may not always
agree with you but I'll defend your right to be wrong to the death! Thanks
I feel you need to call
the FBI about the shooting at of your plane. Chances are you're not the
first, and won't be the last. Don't know what they will or can do, but
you never know. Besides he might get ya next time and who would they get
to do your page and show? Don't really know what good it would do, but
I hope you will call anyway ... Sincerely
Brad ... All Army soldiers
automatically get a $250K group life insurance policy. I think that is
true of the others services also. Jessica Lynch may not have received
the Bronze star for the accident, but for the bravery showed while a POW.
Whether or not it demeans the medal, depends on why it was given. Something
we don't know. I don't begrudge her the money for the book. She will wind
up with about 250K and she has a long convalescence ahead of her and a
great deal of pain and suffering.
Brad, The question of who
does and doesn't deserve a medal (and which one) is always decided by
a government employee. That should tell you something. One thing for sure,
if medals (or money) were the reasons for people joining and staying in
the military, we'd be in a mess. As usual, all the wrong people end up
getting attention and we can blame that on only ourselves.
If Jessica can interest enough people in actually buying her book, I guess
they deserve to live to regret it. Later, they can cry over the pizza
that they could have bought instead.
Seriously, there are worthy medals and worthy recipients. When I look
at my husband's Distinguished Flying Cross, I know what he did to EARN
it, he knew, his crew knew, and our kids know. That's all that's important.
It took me a long time to be able to think of it that way.
No one will every think of Jessica Lynch the way we think of my husband
and all the other men and women who honestly earned awards. Quite the
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