Monthly Archives: April 2008
>Mitt Romney’s Top Ten Reasons he dropped out of the race:
No. 10: There weren’t as many Osmonds as he thought.
No. 9: Got tired of the corkscrew landings of his campaign plane while under fire
No. 8: As a lifelong hunter, I didn’t want to miss the start of varmint season.
No. 7: There wasn’t room for two Christian leaders in the presidential race
No. 6: I’d rather get fat, grow a beard and try for the Nobel prize.
No. 5: Got tired of wearing a dark suit and tie, and I wanted to kick back in a light colored suit and tie.
No. 4: When his wife realized he couldn’t win the GOP nomination, my fundraising dried up.
No. 2: I took a bad fall at a campaign rally and broke my hair.
No. 1: His campaign relied on a flawed campaign strategy that as Utah goes, so goes the nation.”
Funny Stuff. I would have voted for him.
Read the rest at Michelle Malkin:
The best tribute to Moment of Truth comes from Yon’s publisher:
I HAVE NEVER BEEN PROUDER TO PUBLISH A BOOK.
Michael Yon changed my mind about the war in Iraq, by making me understand it for the first time.
From the very beginning I was against the war. I thought it would be a disaster, another Vietnam. And until I had the privilege of working on this book with Michael I was always for immediate pull-out: why should one more American die for a doomed effort?
Michael–who is as close to totally non-political as anyone I know–showed me two things. First, because I judged by Vietnam, the war of my youth, I had radically underestimated what American soldiers could do. ***
I was 100 percent wrong. Today’s American soldiers excel at counterinsurgency, because they excel at the most important thing: winning over the people by inspiring them with their own courage and compassion, discipline and determination. ***
Just wait until you read the Chapter “High Noon” (my favorite), the story of the American soldiers who have to arrest a corrupt but politically popular Iraqi police chief we had put in office in the first place because he had been a real hero in fighting the terrorists. He had to be removed by Americans to show the Iraqis we really did believe in the rule of law. The whole thing could have blown up into a one-town civil war with hundreds dead on both sides. Won’t tell you how it ends, but you will be amazed and very proud.
I am convinced that everything I once thought about the war was wrong. The truth is we are doing a great thing in Iraq, most of the Iraqi people really do want to be a united democratic nation and already consider America their greatest friend and ally. It would be a crime to turn tail now and abandon them now.
I owe all that to Michael’s book, which is why I believe publishing Moment of Truth in Iraq may be the best thing I have ever done for my country.
I’m going to buy Michael Yon’s book. You should too.
Cathy, over at Innocent Bystanders, posted something that reminded me of my Stage Lighting Days in Las Vegas.
I have fond memories of Wally Eastwood, who billed himself as the Fastest Juggler on Earth. He taught me how to juggle 5 balls and 4 clubs. Nope, I can’t do it today, juggling is something you have to practice to keep your skilz. I can still juggle 4 balls or 3 clubs pretty good though.
One of my prized possessions is the 3 professional juggling clubs that Wally gave me. He even autographed them.
Mrs. Geezer and I attended his wedding in Vegas. He’s a really nice guy who married a very sweet girl. They have twin daughters, who he brags about during his shows.
Do a YouTube search for Fast Wally to see more of him.
Here’s Mrs. G, holding the clubs over her latest Stained Glass project. It’s a 45 x 33 window that will recreate a photograph that her client took in New Zealand.
The top photo of Wally was taken by R. Scott Hooper. He has done a lot of photography for Playboy. Go check out his excellent photos.