Well, all is done with the Venus transit until the D-Day anniversary in 2012, but here’s a final question. Can the planets Venus and Mercury ever transit the Sun at the same time?
… takes him out for an afternoon on the Potomac sailing on the presidential yacht, the Sequoia.
They’re admiring the sights when, all of a sudden, the Pope’s hat (zucchetto) blows off his head and out into the water.
Secret service guys start to launch a boat, but Bush waves them off, saying, “Wait, wait. I’ll take care of this. Don’t worry.”
Bush then steps off the yacht onto the surface of the water and walks out to the Holy Father’s little hat, bends over and picks it up, then walks back across the water to the yacht and climbs aboard. He hands the hat to the Pope amid stunned silence.
The next morning the topic of conversation among Democrats on the Hill, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, the New York Times, Hollywood celebrities, and in France and Germany is:
“Bush Can’t Swim.”
JG alerted me to this list, which is someone’s idea of a really well rounded, ideal reading list. Funny, 200 years ago it would have been heresy to omit the Bible or the works of Locke from such a list. Nowadays I get the impression that you would be looked on as a heretic to the (false) separation of church and state dogma if you put those books on the list.
I’m getting lazy. Instead of searching through the hundreds of 1% hits for various similar phrases and adding them together to see if they fit in the top 10, I’ve decided to just take the top 10 and deal with those. Searchy Fun for May 2004 follows.