*********************** POLITICS ***********************

Tuesday October 22, 2002 - Happy Birthday to my brother George in Michigan
QUOTE OF THE DAY - from the NY Times
"We've tried diplomacy. We're trying it ONE MORE TIME".
(finally following the advice of the Count--would a Basie type orchestra playing
continuously outside his window remind him to use the head with the brain????)

"I believe the free world, if we make up our mind to, can disarm this man peacefully."
PRESIDENT BUSH, self-elected, on Saddam Hussein.
(Peace is a good thing...disarm sounds a bit like funny talk to me. Dis arm, Dis leg...
THE FREE WORLD is only inside the web. I NEVER use makeup on my mind).

QUOTE OF THE DAY Sunday, November 24, 2002
"You value freedom, because you have lived without it. You know the difference between
good and evil, because you have seen the face of evil."
PRESIDENT BUSH,in Bucharest, Romania.
(I am not sure I would speak this phrase live - especially in a foreign country
where it may be mis-interpreted)

QUOTE OF THE DAY from the NY Times Thursday, November 28, 2002 - Thanksgiving day
"His investigation should carefully examine all the evidence and follow all the facts,
wherever they lead. We must uncover every detail and learn every lesson of September the 11th."
PRESIDENT BUSH, naming Henry A. Kissinger to lead the investigation into the attacks.
(HMMMMM...just the facts, Ma'am, follow all the facts, wherever they lead)

Dear Abby:
My husband is a lying cheat.
He tells me he loves me, but he has cheated our entire marriage.
He is a good provider and has many friends and supporters.
They know he is a lying cheat, but they just avoid the issue.
He is a hard worker but many of his coworkers are leery of him.
Every time he gets caught, he denies it all.
Then he admits that he was wrong and begs me to forgive him.
This has been going on for so long, everyone in town knows he is a cheat.
Just because I am a lesbian he chooses to ignore me at home.
I don't know what to do.

Dear Frustrated:
You should dump him.
Now that you are finally a New York Senator, you don't need him anymore.

In Lebanon,
men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female.
Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(Like THAT makes sense.)
In Bahrain,
a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals,
but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination.
He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
(Do they look different reversed?)
Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse.
This also applies to undertakers;
the sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick orpiece of wood at all times.
(A brick??)
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
(Much worse than "going blind!")
There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins,
who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time...
Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.
(just think; is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?)
In Hong Kong,
a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband,
but may only do so with her bare hands.
(Would this be a problem?)
The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.
(Ah! Justice!)--
(actually leaving her alive without the husband would be just fine)
Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England - but only in tropical fish stores.
(But of course!)
In Cali, Colombia,
a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens,
her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
(Makes one shudder at the thought.) --
(my ex-husband could move with his mother to Cali and be very happy and normal)

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia,
it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
(this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)
In Maryland,
it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception:
prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only
"in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises."
(Is this a great country or what? Not as great as Guam!)
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Who volunteers for this stuff?)