CranberryBogFox

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31 August 2005

War Jobs and Democrats

To: jackson@globe.com Subject: War Jobs and Democrats - today's Globe Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 11:52 AM


Derrick Jackson -- BAD NEWS. I agree with you. Your column today about antiwar Dems being against base closings in their states is right on, bro. They are just a bunch of bedwetting, liberal pussies, the worst kind of hypocrites .. crying crocodile tears.

Ted Kennedy, John Forbes Kennedy Cohen Kerry, and our Congressmen are the most ineffectual bunch of wimps in Washington. They are BAD on defense issues. They would surrender rather than fight.

I disagree with you, however, in saying that a big military needs to "have a war" to keep bases open. What liberal appeasers forget that is that the purpose of a strong military is to PREVENT a war against the US. Read up on George Washington. And try reading the book "At The Abyss" by former AF Secretary Reed -- how the US military helped win the cold war against Communism simply by being armed to the teeth and being capable of annihilating Russia if it came to that.

But as to the sit-down-to-pee Democratic Liberals moaning against base closings ? Your are 100 % right. They are jerks.

In the name of Allah, the Great, The Good, The Just, and The Merciful Beheader, have a nice Labour Day .. Cranberry Bog Fox

23 August 2005

Boston Latin

To: mcramer@globe.com Subject: Boston Latin Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 1:13 PM

So, Maria .. race is no longer an admittance factor in getting into Boston Latin.

Hmmmm .. that hasn't seemed to bother Asian Americans. They increased their numbers at Latin by almost 33%.

And whiteys went up about 7%.

Native Americans doubled their attendance. Albeit from 0.1 to 0.2. Not bad though when you consider it has been against the law for an "Indian" to be inside the Boston city limits.

Why does it seem that black numbers always seem to decline whenever they are not given special academic advantages.

Several of us in our posse' were discussing this over latte' at our favourite boite in the notorious Newton 'hood.

Someone suggested the issue might be where different communities place the relative importance of education. (I saw the National Spelling Bee on CSpan last week and all four finalists appeared to be Asian Americans, perhaps Pakistani-Americans.) Like Asian-Americans, our Jewish-American community needs no help in getting accepted to or excelling at Latin.

Maybe it is all in the first paragraph of a story in the Globe today by John Ellement. Story sub titled "Roxbury slaying puts city total at 45."

Here's the lead:

"Brandon E. Wilson's dreams were filled with rap music, expensive jewelry, wealth, fame and the birth later this year of his first child, his family recalled." Brandon was 19.

Your story, juxtaposed with Ellement's, raise some very un-PC conclusions about race and education in Boston.

Who in the break dancing, basketball and bling bling crowd cares about Boston Latin ?

Planting a respect for education in Boston's black community seems about as hopeless as planting democracy in Iraq.

Best wishes, Cranberry Bog Fox

21 August 2005

Two Moms .. what menopause can do ..

To: ellengoodman@globe.com Subject: Two Moms .. what menopause can do .. Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 2:40 PM
To: Ellen Goodman re Globe column 21 aug 05

Who would believe that in three weeks Cindy Sheehan could squander most of the nation's sympathy for her as the mom of a dead GI and actually now be seen by most in an unfavourable light. She is an annoying woman.,

In the name of Allah, The Great, The Good, The Just, and The Beheader, we all mourn her loss of a son, and Beth Holloway Twitty the loss of her daughter Natalie.

But they both had their 15 minutes of fame. Now please, give them the hook.

They are both quintessential "soccer moms," self-absorbed girls, their beauty fading fast, who now lead their lives in the spotlight as vicarious heroines, feeding on their carcasses of their children.

They make Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton look like babes.

Enough already.

Cranberry Bog Fox

14 August 2005

The curse of the Globe Cicadas

To: Letters@globe.com, ombud@globe.com
Subject: The curse of the Globe Cicadas
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 3:54 PM


Your editorial today -- Eternal August -- means summer is officially over.

Every August, your Major League parent paper in Gotham City writes an end of summer editorial about "cicadas" chirping away on the coast of Downeast Maine somewhere. It's an annual event like the Nyhan column of not getting accepted at Harvard. It's something we all have come to wait for.

I think you beat the Times to it this year. The curse of the cicadas is here. And summer is on its way out. Officially.

By the way, I've lived here all my life and I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk about the cicadas, except editorial writers. Could cicadas be a fancy word for heat bugs ?

Same thing with -- looking ahead -- Nor'Easters. Who, other than editorial writers or weather people on TV, talk like that ?

Ayuh .. make yuh wondah.

Back to my clam chowdah and fried scallops now as I listen to the "cicadas" sing their song of summer's end.

Yr lyl rdr - Cranberry Bog Fox

12 August 2005

And we shall learn from the swans - Globe story

To: dslack@globe.com, Letters@globe.com Subject: And we shall learn from the swans - Globe story Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 8:36 PM
Nice story on the lesbian swans in today's Globe.

But as Marharishi Rashi Than Zathusa said: "We shall learn from the swans."

So, let us learn. We live in MA. The Supreme Court of MA said men and men and women and women can "marry." These marriages, however, can beget no natural (DNA) children of those couples. So, unless another sex is introduced, these "marriages" are barren.

And the swans. Aware of the Supreme Court decision, they live as a couple, thinking, perhaps, they can fertilize their own eggs. The law of MA has changed. But not the law of nature. Alas.

So, without the intervention of an opposite sex member, gay marriages will prove fruitless, and the swans will die off.

What, I wonder, would Margaret Marshall have us think of this cruel rule of nature ?

Best wishes .. from another animal .. and a lyl Glb rdr, The Cranberry Bog Fox.

05 August 2005

The Klansman Democrat

To: jackson@globe.com
Subject: The Klansman Democrat Sent: Friday, August 5, 2005 2:15 PM

Goodness gracious, Derrick .. I think you and Ken Melhman forgot to mention that the DEMOCRATS boast the only KKK member in the US Senate -- Robert "Sheets" Byrd -- that wily ol Grand Klaxton or Grand Kleegle. How many blacks were lynched at the hands of his relatives ? What did he know and when did he know it ? He is a living embarassment to our Democratic Party.

Otherwise, nice column ...

Cranberry Bog Fox