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PCR #435 (Vol. 9, No. 30) This edition is for the week of July 21--27, 2008.
Hello gang! Sincere apologies for my tardiness. Thankfully only one more week of baseball left then hopefully back on schedule. Shall we begin?
Last week I failed to wish my wife, Juanita, a happy July 15th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY!
This week, my son Phillip turned 24 on July 26th. Wow! Here's a brief photo montage of my boy over the years:
Am I the only one that feels he will take great joy when not so much that John McCain is elected as when Barack Obama loses? Apparently Senator Obama has already won the presidency and is now on his victory tour of the world. If I was advising him I'd tell him he'd probably do better addressing 200,000 people in the inner city and telling them his plans for their future then 200,000 Germans who look on him as the Beatles. At least he didn't pull JFK's "Eich bein ein Berliner" line on them. Obama cancelled his one chance to interact with Americans when he decided not to visit Iraqi war wounded in the hospital after he learned that military regulations denied access to the press and their photographers. I guess soldiers who were wounded fighting for the country you want to lead aren't that important if you can't show them on the six o'clock news!
They're everywhere! I've always given thanks to God that, while I do enjoy hitting a good convention as much as the next guy, I never crossed the line whereby I go dressed as Captain Kirk or become fully versed in the Klingon language. In Wales, a multitude of "Star Wars" fans have started their own Church of the Jedi, basing their beliefs on following the Force. Recently a member of the church was given a suspended sentence after assaulting the founder of the church. Arwel Hughes, 27, hit Barney Jones, who is addressed in church as Master Jonba Hehol, on the head with a metal crutch. He also struck Jone's cousin, Michael Jones - better known as Master Mormi Hehol - in the leg. The topper, of course, is that Hughes did all this dressed as Darth Vader. Hughes pleaded not guilty, complaining he couldn't remember the incident as he had recently finished off a 2 1/2 gallon box of wine beforehand.
AND THE OSCAR FOR 1956 SHOULD HAVE GONE TO...ROCK HUDSON NOMINATED FOR "GIANT." INSERT YOUR OWN JOKE HERE! NEXT WEEK!
Well, that's all for now. Have a great week. See ya.
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