Saturday, June 10, 2006

If you haven't heard it yet...

You must not live in town…

15 charged in Windham vandalism 5 adults, 10 juveniles allegedly trashed park

Maybe we’ve got 15 “volunteers” to blacktop Center Street.  By hand.  I’m sure the Water Department can find some really nice jobs for these cretins.  Nothing like a good bit of sludge to remind people that being stupid has consequences.

I think some of the parents need a good thrashing too.

Edit to add: I removed the linkage, as it seems to change with each new day. One more thing to complain about with the Record Courier I guess.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Or “The Continuing Theme”.  Taken from the Washington Post:

And Now For Some Good News

By now Americans know the litany: The nation is engaged in a difficult and costly war in Iraq; Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon; gas prices are high; the costs of reconstructing the Gulf Coast region are huge; illegal immigration is a major problem -- and more.

These issues are real and pressing. But they aren't the whole story -- and they ought not color the lens through which we see all other events. We hear a great deal about the problems we face. We hear hardly anything about the encouraging developments. Off-key as it may sound in the current environment, a strong case can be made that in a number of areas there are positive trends and considerable progress. Perhaps the place to begin is with an empirical assessment of where we are.

Read it all.

Monday, June 05, 2006

History Lesson

President Bush gave a very interesting commencement address to the newest class of West Point.  Michael Barone comments upon it:

Bush Knows His History