HGs World Commentary
Commentary by H.G. Listiak
Random Thoughts

Thursday 10/30/2003

Welcome to my world, where I have a few random thoughts today. The fingernail moon the other night told me that it was Ramadan, the Islamic holy days. The hard core fundamentalists celebrated by fasting, forgiving, reflecting, and oh yes, blowing up the Red Cross. Happy Holy Days.

Here's hoping they get the wild fires out in California soon, and here's hoping this time Washington is listening when we all say, "Damn the tree huggers. Loggers full speed ahead! Let's quite this spinning and start thinning."

And here's a list I don't want to be on. It's the Forbes annual rundown of celebrities with the biggest posthumous earnings last year. The King, Elvis Presley, was the top money maker among the departed, reaching out from the grave for 40 million dollars. John Lennon and George Harrison combined to make 35 million, and Marilyn Monroe earned 8 million dollars, while being quite dead.

And Mohammed Al-Rehaief, the Iraqi lawyer who risked his life and lost an eye to set up the rescue of Jessica Lynch, is in the U.S. with his wife and child. They have been granted amnesty for his heroics. Recently he visited Palestine, West Virginia, Lynch's home town, where they planted a yellow flower in his honor. But Jessica Lynch didn't bother to meet the man who saved her butt in the desert. Her lawyer said the 20 year old former Army clerk, now a civilian, was too busy with commitments to her upcoming book, "I Am A Soldier Too, The Jessica Lynch Story", to meet with the man who risked so much to save her life. Her lawyer said she was grateful. This young lady, about to make millions, is damn lucky that Iraqi man wasn't too busy for her on the first of April, as I see it ... I'm H.G. Listiak.

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