[BJEmail] McLair


So now McCain is lying is ass off.  That should qualify him as the GOP candidate.

NBC’s Tom Aspell has a kick-butt report tonight on John McCain’s trip to Baghdad.

McCain declared earlier this week on CNN that the media was distorting the conditions on the ground in Iraq and that in fact you could stroll through many Baghdad neighborhoods, a rose-colored account that drew a quick rebuke from CNN’s Michael Ware.

Aspell reports that McCain’s “stroll” today through a Baghdad market was guarded by 100 American soldiers, three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships.

In his Dukakis-in-a-tank moment, McCain himself wore a bulletproof vest on his stroll.

[BJEmail] who are they

Who are they replacing the fired Attorney Generals with?

Well, since you asked …


[BJEmil] Eddie Griffin & Ferrari Enzo Crash

Looks like he’s trying to kill the guy behind the barricade !


[BJEmail] When Insults Had Class

>    “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”
> — Winston Churchill
> “A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” — Winston
> Churchill
> “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great

> pleasure.” — Clarence Darrow
> “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the

> dictionary.” — William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
>    “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big
> words?”  — Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
>  “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time
> reading it.”  — Moses Hadas
> “He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I
> know.” — Abraham Lincoln  (oooh, i know this guy)…..
>    “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” —
> Groucho Marx
>    “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I
> approved of it.” — Mark Twain
>    “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” —
> Oscar Wilde
>    “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play.
> Bring a friend… if you have one.”  — George Bernard Shaw to Winston

> Churchill
>    “Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there

> is one.” — Winston Churchill, in response
>  “I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.”
> — Stephen Bishop
>  “He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”
> — John Bright
> “I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing
> trivial.”  — Irvin S. Cobb
> “He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.”
> — Samuel Johnson
> “He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.” — Paul 
> Keating
>    “He had delusions of adequacy.” — Walter Kerr
>  “There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.” —
> Jack  E. Leonard
> “He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.” — Robert Redford
> “They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of 
> human knowledge.” — Thomas Brackett Reed
>    “He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by

> diligent hard work, he overcame them.” — James Reston (about Richard
> Nixon)
> “In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.” 
> — Charles, Count Talleyrand
> “He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” — Forrest Tucker
> “Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on
> it?” — Mark Twain
>    “His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” — Mae

> West
>    “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”
> — Oscar Wilde
>    “He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts… for support
> rather than illumination.”
> — Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
>    “He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” — Billy Wilder

Aircraft is being serviced and the flight has been delayed

Just announced… “The flight to Tokyo will be delayed because it is being serviced and they will make an announcement when more details are available.”

 Gosh.  I’m really glad I decided to come to the President’s club.  I was thinking there would not be much time to really make use of it.  But now that we are delayed, it makes it all the more worthwhile to be here.


Waiting at the Houston Intercontinental Airport to leave for Japan

Got up, did last minute packing, and my wife dropped me off at the airport to wait for my trip to Japan.  I went to the check in kiosk, scanned my passport, got my boarding pass, and checked in my luggage.

 The luggage is a bit of a concern for me.  I had planned to carry on my suite bag.  But at the last moment I decided to check it in because I have never had a bag lost (I did lose a picture one time) my confidence is fairly high that all my bags will arrive there.

Also, I’m bringing an empty suitecase to bring back things I buy in Japan.  I put another suitcase in this suit case.   I had originally planned to seperate them.  Imagine this scenario:

empty suitcase has the luggage tag.  inside suitcase that has everything does not.  The bag gets inspected.  And during the inspection process, the two bags get seperated.  The empty one shows up in Tokyo but the one with my things does not.

A friend of mine had given me a guest pass to Continental’s President’s club.  This is a really nice place.  I have to see how to get a permenant pass to this place.  There are desks to setup computers, theater room to watch TV in nice comfortable chairs, beagles, orange juice, a complimentry bar, and lots of other things.  I definately think I need to start flying in business class.  Maybe our next trips.