# 334, Sept. 11, 2004
COLUMBUS: Today was unusual in Ohio. No presidential candidates.
President Clinton is home following a quadruple heart bypass. He seems to be doing fine, promises to reform his diet, and the only downside is that McDonalds stock dropped $8.
News out of Florida is the same. First Charley, then Frances. Next is Ivan. Ivan warmed up on Grenada and Jamaica, and is taking aim at Florida, but nobody knows exactly what part. For Florida it’s kinda like Dodgeball. They don’t know which way to jump. Seems the only safe direction is North.
Here’s what might be called, in the big media business, a public service announcement. If you have a hankerin’ to get yourself shot with only one or two bullets, time is running out. Thanks to the NRA, come Monday, if you’re shot you’ll likely be hit with at least 20 or 30 bullets before the guy can get his finger off the trigger.
As I say, the NRA is arranging it, but Congress seconded the motion, and the President kinda abstained. Now you ask any of these folks privately if they favor giving these assault weapons to criminals and they’ll tell you “No”. But being an election year, they feel obliged to vote “yes”. They’ve all got it figured, both Republicans and Democrats, that losing a few constituents to multiple gunshot wounds is better than losing votes. And besides, the voters most likely to get shot are the Undecideds, so where’s the harm in that?
After Monday you won’t have to listen to a hunter complain, “I would have got that squirrel for sure, but I only had ten bullets in the clip.”
Well, three years has passed since those radical Islamic terrorists hijacked four airplanes and changed the world. There were memorials held in New York and all over America today. A hundred thousand of us got to see a lovely and moving tribute before, and at half time of, a college football game between Ohio State University and Marshall.
While we’re remembering the victims, and spending billions or even trillions so it doesn’t happen again, there’s others around the world celebrating our heartache, and the murder of hundreds of Russian school children last month. Old bin Laden is still on the loose, thumbing his nose at us. Remember, it took us a few years to trap Dillinger and Capone, too, but we got ’em.
If you want to read and see a marvelous tribute to 9/11 go to this web site: http://www.angelsoveramerica.com/ Carolyn Long wrote a beautiful poem, and got some fine professionals to put it to music and produce a first class video.
Historic quotes from Will Rogers:
“There should be a moratorium called on candidates’ speeches. They have both called each other everything in the world they can think of. From now on they are just talking themselves out of votes… Now instead of calling each other names, why you can do everybody a big favor by going fishing, and you will be surprised but the old United States will keep right on running while you boys are sitting on the bank. “ DT #1948, Nov. 1, 1932