Right Of The Star

Monday, August 08, 2005

Ramblings Of A Feebled Mind - Great Quotes

(Random, unedited thoughts that I saved on Blogger while I was ill, originally dated 06/02/05 15:46)

"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." -- Ben Franklin, 1766


(This was taken from the quotes on Danegerous, I love that there is a new quote there each time you visit!)

Is it Wrong......Sweeney

Is it wrong that I can't say John Sweeney's (AFL-CIO President) name without pronouncing it:

John's Weeney?


Previous Wrongs: (Wrong me, wrong me!)
Poopie Shoot

Ramblings Of A Feebled Mind - Are You On The List (WCHD)

(Random, unedited thoughts that I saved on Blogger while I was ill, originally dated 06/09/05 08:54)

Did you know.....

that the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) is one of 11 local health departments in the nation that meets bioterrorism preparedness standards and is now "Public Health Ready" as per the certification requirements of NACCHO/CDC?

Update - That info is outdated as of July 13, 2005. Another 15 agencies have been added to the list. To see if your's is ready you can find out at the NACCHO Public Health Ready Map.

Update II - Having checked out that map I am amazed how few are certified as ready! Unless you live in Idaho (which is pretty well covered) most of us are screwed!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Peter Jenings 1938-2005, RIP

Peter Jennings Died Tonight from lung cancer.

One of the last legends of the nightly national news.

Bless him and his family.

Ramblings Of My Feebled Mind - Zero Sum

(Random, unedited thoughts that I saved on Blogger while I was ill, originally dated 08/24/05 17:47)

It's not a zero sum game but the left and much of the world seems to think it is. It is, of course, easier to rip on others then address your own system.

Brad, WTF were you thinking?

Am I the only person in the world who can see that Angelina Jolie is freaky ugly?

What is worse is that she looks just like her brother --