Friday, February 02, 2007

With No Intended Irony...

It was without apparent irony (in fact, it was probably without intention at all, it was probably simply done by a computerized aggregator) that the following two headlines appeared back-to-back on My Yahoo homepage this morning:

Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring


Global warming man-made, will continue

Now God knows, I'm not the guy to be overly preachy about this...I drove my own car to work yesterday rather than get up twenty minutes early so I could walk....but still...


Ann Zuccardy said...

Okay, I love your blog, your sense of humor, your writing style and all...but it's been 5 days since your last post. Give us some more, dammit!

Perhaps you were just too busy preparing for your BNI presentation today to post (which was excellent under challenging circumstances - you're a pro, Mr. Ball).

Now put your PowerPoint away and write us something thought-provoking. Time's a-wastin'.

Ann Zuccardy
Vermont Shortbread Company

Alex said...

Thank you....I purposely wore a bow tie today so that, if it all went south, at least I'd look FUNNY! Therefore, anything I said would get a laugh!
I will try to get back to blogging SOON!

In the meantime, here's a very funny quote from Conoleezza Rice about Hugo Chavez:"I believe there is an assault on democracy in Venezuela and I believe that there are significant human rights issues in Venezuela,"

American Secretaries of State used to carry so much more weight when they fired off that kind of bombshell, didn't they?

Alex said...

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she believed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was destroying his country economically and politically.


Ann Zuccardy said...

Thanks for sharing those profound quotations with me. I am blown away by their impact.

I also just wanted to let you know that I appreciated the little-known Alex Ball voting tidbit that you shared with us yesterday before your BNI presentation. I have done something similar in my recent past, but I have yet to publically proclaim it for fear of being beat up by friends. (Though said activity would probably make my conservative father happy.)

It feels good to get this off my chest, though please don't shame me by asking specifics (get your mind out of the gutter: I didn't vote for George Bush).

Ann Zuccardy, Vermont Shortbread Company

Anonymous said...

Hey, Staten Island Chuck predicted an early spring. Stupid Pennsylvania groundhog copycats. I mean really, Gobbler's Knob, what the hell kind of name for a place is that? Sounds like some kind of hick-town gay bar!