September 23, 2003
Fall began 6:47 a.m.
Autumnal equinox: day and night equal length
(equinox = equal) Well, close,
anyway: at our latitude the daylight total will be 12 hours, 9 minutes.
UPDATED by 10 a.m. MONDAY thru FRIDAY
Dial-up people, I will cut
this page's size about in half tomorrow. I haven't forgotten you. I
just couldn't resist these graphics today. I promise, I'll fix the load
my notes on President Bush's U.N. speech HERE
CNN first report
on speech HERE
for his valor, ashes for his wife
".. a courageous lone stand against Iraqi foes may earn him the nation's
highest military award, the Medal of Honor. The division's medal application
- which cites his "extraordinary heroism and uncommon valor"
- is steadily making its way through the Army's bureaucracy. It would
be the first awarded since two soldiers received it for actions in Somalia
me, boys, I thought this thing connected.
Just a little something different. My son is active duty Army, a Military
Police Officer stationed here in the United States (for now). I am retired
from the Army. He brings home his friends on weekends. Two of them are
going to Iraq soon. I don't want to see them hurt , but it could happen.
Pray for them Brad, give them our support.
dark cloud a danger
Thanks, TDB. Now here is a
counter-viewpoint from The Nation:
Thin, Lied to and Mistreated
On the ground with US troops in Iraq
in the iron grip of the credit card
Motorcycle stops production, lays off everyone
company specializes in cruisers -- large, relatively smooth motorcycles
with a relaxed seating position and cushy suspensions for leisurely riding.
Before World War I, the company was the largest motorcycle maker in the
world, producing more than 20,000 bikes a year.
USA Today / Gallup
Americans are split over whether the war was worth fighting; 50% say yes,
48% no. That is a dramatic drop from April, when, as Saddam Hussein's
statue was falling in Baghdad, 76% said the war was worth it.
Further bad news for Bush: His job approval is at 50%, his lowest rating
since taking office.
pot calling the kettle [expletive deleted]
sympathize with the victims of intellectual-property theft, but we are
skeptical of the RIAA's sudden concern for the preservation of the innocence
of youth. Today's pop music is a leading contributor to the corruption
The 2004 political calendar is front-loaded with key presidential primaries.
This means the Democratic candidate for president could be decided by
makes automobile "Black boxes" private
California today adopted the nation's first law meant to protect the privacy
of drivers whose cars are equipped with "black boxes," or data
recorders that can be used to gather vital information on how a vehicle
is being driven in the last seconds before a crash.
GUEST ON THIS TOPIC TODAY 1:38 p.m.
Bush would spend $20 billion on Iraq reconstruction
My mom is a staff writer for the Bulverde News ... she asked me for
help. It seems that a fine citizen has allowed 4 black lab puppies to
be free in nature in the Bulverde area. According to my mom, and she
has met them, these are the sweetest, most adoring pets she has ever
seen. Unfortunately we can't take any. I wouldn't bother you with this
but mom says these pets are special.and who can say no to mom. It seems
we are constantly hearing about Mans cruelty to animals. Well,
these folks in Bulverde were good enough to save these beautiful puppies.
I have included a clip of the paper with two of them. Thanks Brad
PS If you can't run it on your site, how can we get the word out about
these cute pups?
Okay, who needs a
Corn Maze now open
My friends Ken and Laurie Graff at 7A Ranch in Hondo have done a terrific
corn maze this year. Their website full of info is HERE.
Vehicle Emissions Tests
Go to my clean air
page for info.
for Good Science
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan HERE
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