Monday, November 15, 2004

Monday Morning Musings (MMM)

Not bad as weekends go. The weather has turned a little cooler which makes the daytime activities easier to deal with. That assumes I would go outside but its football season so anything I don’t get done by noon is put on hold as the games get underway.

Saturday was a great day for great college football. Ohio State/Purdue—Miami/Virginia—Auburn/Georgia were my three best games of the day. University of Florida surprised the hell out of me by beating up on South Carolina, but the University of Miami game was my favorite by a mile. The game was always in doubt with the final death strike in the waning seconds of the game in which Coach Coker went for the kill by having Berlin throw into the end zone on a 4th and 4. Gutsy call and that fact that they got the TD only make it sweeter.

The pro schedule on Sunday was another great football day. I have a satellite system in the house and can see most of the college games on Saturday and all the pro games on Sunday. Tampa Bay’s loss was a killer for them and the Dolphins having a bye week was nice as I hate to see them lose and that’s all they seem capable of this season.

Here’s a beauty:

THE HAGUE (AFP) - The Dutch presidency of the European Union said it is “very satisfied” with steps being taken by the Palestinian Authority for a smooth succession of power following the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat.

And yet the truth of the matter is:

Fatah gunmen on Sunday evening stormed a mourning tent in Gaza City and opened fire to protest against the presence of the PLO’s Mahmoud Abbas and former security minister Muhammed Dahlan.

Two Palestinian policemen were killed in the ensuing gun battle, which lasted for more than 10 minutes. Abbas was unhurt, but his bodyguards threw him to the ground as the shooting intensified.

The two were identified as Kamal Abu Kainas, member of Force 17, or presidential guard, and Raed Darwish of the Preventative Security Force.

Palestinian security officials said they were among scores of security officers guarding Abbas and Dahlan.

Palestinian security officials revealed Monday that this was not the first incident of its kind to erupt in the Gaza Strip since the death of Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat last week.

Over the weekend, Palestinian security sources reported, an incident similar to the purported assassination attempt against Abbas threatened to transpire, but PA security forces managed to defuse the situation before it devolved into violence.

Fageddaboutit!! The EU think everything is OK, so what the hell? Its going swimmingly.


Yassar Arafat’s coma is deeper today then it was Friday.

And on the domestic front:

Colin Powell has announced his resignation. It was always thought that he only wanted to serve a single term, but now that he has resigned it’s only a matter of time until the “Whackado Wing” of the Democrat Party fashion a line of argument that he was forced out.

Need to get a little work done now—so more later.