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Thoughts and ponderisms

Published July 23. 2011 09:02AM

Phone hacking, bribery charges I'm sure glad I'm not working for Rupert Murdock these days. Talk about giving the journalism profession a black eye. This scandal tops them all.

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

I, like most Americans, am counting the days until the debt limit deadline, then I'll just kiss my 401-K good bye, or at least a good portion of it. I'm not confident the President and Congress can get this thing settled in time.

There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

One way to lower the nation's debt is to get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Those wars are costing us billions, and more importantly, the lives of many of our finest young people.

Life is sexually transmitted.

After watching the British Open last weekend, I've decided, if I had a choice to attend any sporting event in the world, The British Open would top my list, especially if it was being staged in Ireland. Yes, I'd rather witness that than even a Super Bowl or the World Series.

Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Pro boxer Gabriel Rosado had what you'd consider a good day/bad day last weekend. There's a good chance he won't be putting on the gloves anytime soon, unless it's in a prison bout for cellblock bragging rights. Rosado won his bout early Saturday night in Atlantic City, then later was arrested after he allegedly punched a cop in the face while celebrating his victory in a casino. That's a good way to end a promising career.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

The Women's World Cup soccer match between the U.S.A. and Japan Sunday was something I really watched and enjoyed. But I don't think soccer in this county will ever reach near the popularity that football, baseball and basketball have ingrained in the U.S. sports fans.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Harry Potter's last movie is breaking all kinds of attendance records. Sad to say, but I've never seen a Harry Potter movie, nor have I read one of the Harry Potter books.

Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

I'm glad the judge declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens case, in which he was accused of lying to Congress about steroid use. I hope he's not retried and I hope he eventually gets inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

It's getting close to that time of year again fresh sweet corn, vine ripened tomatoes, plus a great selection of other fruits and vegetables that taste their best in late July and August.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

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