Back then, I considered my self a "pragmatic conservative", i.e., a
Republican. My three best friends were:
Richard - A libertarian before there was such a thing,
Larry - A conservative Democrat a la Bill Clinton
Mike - A liberal Democrat, nephew of Ralph Yarborough
We got along famously, probably because there was a lot of one-upsmanship,
but never any personal insults. There were even some things we could agree
on, like the time we got the president of the student body drafted. (Well,
ALMOST drafted - he got his notice of pre-induction physical and joined the
Air Force Reserve. Chickenshit bastard. If you're interested in the story,
I'll gladly repeat it.)
On Tue, 05 Jul 2011 08:29:52 -0500, The Daring Dufas
I liked the part where he said he was all excited because the
President actually wrote to him! and where he talked about trying
to negotiate with recruiters.<BG>
Meanwhile--- I enlisted in '68 with every intention of doing 20. 4
years was 2 too many. Amazing how dumb a 17yr old can be.
Harvard: Roberts(56), Scalia(75), Kennedy(74), Breyer(72), Kagan(51)
Yale: Alito(61), Sotomayer(57), and Thomas (63)
Law School: Not so diverse.
Age: None young (as would be expected for a number of reasons)
It's scary and very annoying. I spend a lot of time on the net just because
a lapse usually passes in a minute or two. That's OK for written responses
but as my wife says, breaking into the 1000 yard stare every few minutes
makes good conversation harder and harder. So I hang out with the dog alot
and my friend who's even farther along the memory loss trail than I am. My
wife says watching us talk is like watching a very demented Abbot and
Costello sketch. I wish I could recall some examples. It is kind of funny
sometimes because one of us will complete the other's stalled thought. When
I get bored I sign on to Usenet and beat up on HeyBub. (-:
For instance, I didn't remember that I wrote this answer before I sent the
other one. Oh well.
Nah! The older you get, there are more things to remember. The time lag is
merely searching through all the brain's file cabinets.
Still, it could be worse.
I heard one Texan lament that he forgot to remember the Alamo.
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