Thursday, February 22, 2007
Giuliani To Run For President Of 9/11
NEW YORK—At a well-attended rally in front of his new Ground Zero headquarters Monday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani officially announced his plan to run for president of 9/11.
"Let us all remember how we felt on that day, with the world watching our every move, waiting on our every word," said Giuliani, flanked by several firefighters, ex-New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, and Judith Nathan, his third wife. "With a campaign built on traditional 9/11 values, and with the help of every citizen who believes in the 9/11 dream, I want to make 9/11 great again."
Monday, February 19, 2007
Partly Mummified Body Found At Home In Front Of TV
HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. - An elderly man's body was found in his home more than a year after his death, with the television still on and his features mummified thanks to the dry atmosphere inside the home, the medical examiner's office said. Vincenzo Ricardo, 70, apparently died of natural causes, according to Dr. Stuart Dawson, Suffolk County's deputy chief medical examiner. Southampton Town police found Ricardo's body this week when they responded to a report of burst pipes at his home on Wakeman Road.
He was found sitting in a chair in front of the television set, as though he were watching it.
The question: What was he watching??
USA Today/Gallup Poll of 1,006 national adults age 18 and over conducted Feb. 9-11.
Abraham Lincoln: 18%
Ronald Reagan: 16%
John Kennedy: 14%
Bill Clinton: 13%
Franklin Roosevelt: 9%
George Washington: 7%
Harry Truman: 3%
George W. Bush: 2%
Theodore Roosevelt: 2%
Dwight Eisenhower: 2%
Thomas Jefferson: 2%
Jimmy Carter: 2%
Gerald Ford: 1%
George H. W. Bush: 1%
I especially like the 5-way "tie" among George W. Bush, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Thomas Jefferson, and Jimmy Carter. I guess this poll indicates that those five "presidents" are equally popular among the American "people."
Or maybe the actual poll question was: Of the following names, which do you believe is most likely to signify a person who was, at some point in "history," the president?