Last night just as I was about to go to bed, I noticed that there was documentary series about the 60s that about to start, I was tired so I recorded it for viewing today. This afternoon, I remembered what I had done, so I rewound the tape and hit the play button. The tape started with some of that self promotion crap that you get on public television between shows, so I decided to make a cup of coffee rather than fast forward it.
As I was waiting for the jug to boil (hey, I'm an Aussie, we drink instant, deal with it) and generally putzing around the kitchen, I could hear the TV, but wasn't really paying attention to it. Slowly the white noise crept into my conscience when I could hear a Southern American accent telling me that he had ordered his forces to attack because of blah, blah, I tuned out again, blah, blah blah clear and present danger, followed by voice-over announcing that this was later proved to be a lie.
What I assumed to be a newsreader, delivering a news update, had caught my attention, "Ah-ha!" I thought with all the smugness of someone who is always right. "They finally nailed old Dubya! But How did they prove he was lying?" So I stopped what I was doing and turned to watch the TV. I was shocked, confused and somewhat dismayed to see that it was Lyndon Johnson addressing the nation with the news that he was escalating the Vietnam conflict….When will we learn.
Ha ha ha!
I'm sorry, I'm not laughing about the tragedy of war. As I was typing this, I was listening to the news, it seems that a court case in Sydney has just been declared a mis-trial after racking up costs of over five hundred thousand dollars becasue one of the defense lawyers noticed that a few of the jurors were writing their notes not only horizontally, but vertically as well. When she quietly snuck a look, she saw that they were all playing Sudoko! The judge asked the foreman about it (who was one of the ones playing) and she said that the testimony was boring, so after three weeks and 185 witnesses, the (drug trafficing) trial was declared a complete stuff up! Ha ha ha! You gotta love our respect for the law.
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