Tuesday, March 25, 2008

And What About Afghanistan?

There was a lot of commentary this week about it being the fifth anniversary of George Bush invading Iraq and the fact that 4000 American soldiers have died there.

But did anyone notice the small Associated Press item in today's newspapers: "An Army Green Beret from Monmouth County has been killed in Afghanistan..."? When did we arrive in Afghanistan and how many of our soldiers have died there?


"War is a contagion." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

"War ... should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits." - James Madison (1751-1836

Thursday, March 20, 2008

You Must Be a Stranger In These Here Parts

The following item was broadcast on the traffic report on one of the New York City radio stations today. The emphasis is the announcers, not mine:

"...and due to flooding the Griggstown Causeway is closed between Franklin and Montgomery [slight pause] in BOTH directions."


Just another one of the joys of living between the New York and Philly media giants. And if you don't understand this post...see the title.