Bumper sticker of the week: Nobody is normal.--

Quote of the week: ''They [three Democratic congressmen] should come home from Iraq and keep their mouths shut.'' Sen. Trent Lott--

Would the last person to leave town please turn out the lights: They said that back in 1982. Here we are again in the same predicament. I don't suppose we'll ever learn.--

The city learned a valuable lesson out at the Days Inn the other week: Don't ever think you're right.--

The County is broke: I bet people get tired of hearing that. If I'm broke, I do less. If the County is broke, we do more. Somehow, it's supposed to make sense.--

It's that time of year when you hear more from politicians than you would ever want to. They mainly badmouth one another, or make promises they'll never be able to keep. No one ever questions them, although they seldom take time for questions. That would require answers, which most of them don't have. Just once I'd like to hear one of these guys say something meaningful, like ''I quit.''--

I hear W. George wants to serve Saddam Hussein's head on a platter for Thanksgiving dinner at the Bush ranch. I don't really believe that, but I thought it was worth mentioning. It sure would make his daddy real happy. And the turkey probably wouldn't mind either.--

With the Bush administration running amuck, about the only ally we're going to heave left in the world is Texas.--

The weather has been so good lately, I thought for a moment I moved.--

I'm in Arkansas this week. Golfing, fishing, boating, antiquing, eating Southern fried chicken, and wondering how the hell life got this good.--

Old saying #468: Just about the time you think you've got it all figured out, they add another commandment.--

Bush doesn't like the answer the U.N. gave him concerning Iraq and allowing weapons inspectors back in the country. Bush doesn't like any suggestions short of, ''Let's kill the bastards.'' I only wish his mother would have taught him right from wrong. Is there such a thing as a recall of the President? Oh, I forget, we didn't call him in the first place.--

Speaking of the President: Defying the President has become a way of life for most of the world. What are they going to do, jail us all? Some facts, as reported by Michael Moore on his website, since Mr. Bush stole the election:

1.The number of unemployed people is up 35%.

2.We had a federal surplus of $281 billion. We now have a deficit of $157 billion.

3.Two million jobs have been eliminated.

4.The stock market is down 34% since Jan. 1, 2001.

5.Another 1.4 million Americans have lost their health insurance, bringing the total to 41 million people without health insurance in America.

6.13 corporate crooks have been indicted, out of hundreds who are eligible.--

Jim Ryan, current Republican candidate for governor (not to be confused with George Ryan), former States Attorney in the infamous county of Dupage, is having troubles defending himself concerning the Rolando Cruz case, involving the wrongful imprisonment of Cruz for 11 years, 7 of them on death row, for a murder he did not commit. He says he didn't have all the ''evidence.'' He did, however, have a confession from another man shortly after Cruz's first trial, (he had multiple trials), which he chose to ignore. This is not a man we want for Governor. This is a man with a serious lapse of integrity. This is a man that should be imprisoned for 11 years, with 7 of them being on death row, to give him time to understand that you should have all the ''evidence'' before you imprison people for a crime they didn't commit. Guess-work, lies, and political ambition should not be a part of those ''facts.''

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