Monday, July 03, 2006

Some Chuckles & My Letter

This cracked me up although my kids do both. They read a lot and watch TV. My 3 older kids can now read on their own and I was amazed at how quickly they made it through their 5 Summer library program lists. My oldest daughter read to my son that can't read a lot yet so all 4 of them breezed through. Its amazing how quickly they can finish when they aren't waiting on me to read to them. I was going to simplify my life and only do 1 library reading program this summer but since they finished the one so quickly we are doing another library program too.

I just went and grabbed the paper and the KC Star printed my letter to the editor. If you click on that link it will take you there. My letter is the 3rd one down with the title "Weapons Found".

I need to get a 4th of July post up but until I have time I thought I'd put some fun stuff up. I've read the following before (maybe at Gayle's Friday Evening Post) but its good for a chuckle so enjoy :-):
The Pope Visits Alaska

The Pope took a couple of days off to visit the mountains of Alaska for some sight-seeing. He was cruising along the campground in the Pope mobile when there was a frantic commotion just at the edge of the woods. A helpless Democrat, wearing sandals, shorts, a "Save the Whales" hat, and a "To Hell with Bush" T-shirt, was screaming while struggling frantically, thrashing around trying to free himself from the grasp of a 10 foot grizzly.

As the Pope watched horrified, a group of Republican loggers came racing up. One quickly fired a 44 magnum into the bear's chest... The other two reached up and pulled the bleeding, semiconscious Democrat from the bear's grasp. Then using long clubs, the three loggers finished off the bear and two of them threw it onto the bed of their truck while the other tenderly placed the injured Democrat in the back seat.

As they prepared to leave, the Pope summoned them to come over. "I give you my blessing for your brave actions!" he told them. "I heard there was a bitter hatred between Republican loggers and Democratic Environmental activists but now I've seen with my own eyes that this is not true."

As the Pope drove off, one of the loggers asked his buddies "Who was that guy?"

"It was the Pope," another replied. "He's in direct contact with heaven and has access to all wisdom."

"Well," the logger said, "he may have access to all wisdom but he sure doesn't know anything about bear hunting! By the way, is the bait holding up, or do we need to go back to Massachusetts and snatch another one?"

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