Just one quick note on the shocking and sudden death of the Father of the Mother of all Battles, Saddam Hussein. I'm really happy that it's been taken care of, but the news of his demise has been strangely unsatisfying. Can we speed up the process a bit? Five days is less than 30, but at this rate, we won't conquer terrorism before the year 5000. Patience is a virtue with an expiration date.
The best that bloodthirsty Americans such as myself can hope for visually, is this cell phone video of the hanging from an Iraqi with the DTs. It's better than nothing and I kinda like the way they threw gang signs at him and then dropped the floor on him right as he was in the middle of ranting again about how smart he was and he was a victim of deceit and disrespect...blah..blah..blah...then OOOFF! Right as he's about to announce that Judy Regan is publishing his book, "I Didn't Gas the Kurds...But If I Did," one last giant FU to him.
But the rest, except for a couple of seconds of Saddam's blurry face after he dies, still doesn't do the trick. This is what the internet is made for, but it's not gonna work out for democracy if we keep sanitizing events such as this. How will our enemies and the Democrats take us seriously when we sugarcoat even Saddam's death? Let's get the official version up soon. 'Kay? Fantastic.
Sorry. Spoke too soon. Here it is.
Then I googled up this article on what can happen to a dude when he gets hanged. An excerpt:
"I descended immediately into the pit where I found the pulse beating at the rate of 80 to the minute, the wretched man struggling desperately to get his hands and arms free. I came to this conclusion from the intense muscular action in the arms, fore arms and hands, contractions, not continuous but spasmodic, not repeated with any regularity but renewed in different directions and with desperation. From these signs I did not anticipate a placid expression on the face and I regret to say my fears were correct. On removing the white cap about 1 1/2 minutes after the fall I found the eyes starting from the sockets and the tongue protruded, the face exhibiting unmistakable evidence of intense agony."
Now we're talking. I've got that full feeling in my tummy. Why is that so difficult? If I wanted boredom, I'd tune into the Ford ceremonies.
More personal satisfaction comes my way from Mr. John Mainelli, the brilliant program director of 92.3 FREE FM, a CBS Radio station in NY. I'll be on that station from 10p-midnight starting Tuesday night, Jan. 2nd through Friday, Jan. 12th, for two hours each evening of taking calls from the General Public on a wide variety of topics of my own choosing.
It's not enough to shave yet, but it's a start. They have a stream that works, so do tune in. That includes other radio programmers out there who, inexplicably, are on the fence regarding the necessity of Wachs despite all evidence to the contrary.