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Friday’s Heroes and Zeros

By Tony Hicks
Friday, July 11th, 2008 at 4:18 pm in Uncategorized.

HERO: Utah resident Ron Mcgee was recently honored at Ogden Regional Medical Center for hitting the 50-gallon mark in blood donations. Not 50 pints … 50 GALLONS. That’s about 400 donations. He comes in about every couple weeks, and he’s been doing it for “many  years.” The guy has helped scores of people by bothering to take the time to do something pretty simple, and he deserves plenty of recognition.

ZERO: The goofy government of Iran, who made a big deal of a supposed multi-missile launch by releasing videotapes and photos of their supposed military might, along with threats they would hit U.S. ships and Isreal with these same type of missiles if anyone dares mess with them and their nuclear facilities. Only one problem: they lied. The Drudge Report says the New York Times will publish a story Saturday saying not only were the photos doctored to show more missiles than were actually launched, but the one, or ones, they launched didn’t have the 2,000-kilometer range they claimed. It was an older missile with less range that isn’t even in production anymore. The story will also say it was a single missile, shown from different angles, giving the impression of a massive launch. D’oh. Yeah, they’re going to rain fire on us all. This sort of reminds me of the Three Stooges episode where Moe, Larry and Curly pose as inept dictators of a country not so thinly disguised as Hitler’s Germany. Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

 

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3 Responses to “Friday’s Heroes and Zeros”

  1. HeyJoe Says:

    I’m a-scared of needles, so I guess that would make me a zero in the eyes of the Ogden Regional Med Center.

  2. Tony Hicks Says:

    And I had you pegged as a great future-junkie. You’ve let me down.

  3. HeyJoe Says:

    You and my parents both, Sir.