Sunday, October 15, 2006

mid-October musings

Mussolini's 1939 Lancia Astura, was auctioned off for charity in 2005.

15 October 1946: 60 years ago tonight, Herman Göring commited suicide the night before he was scheduled to be executed.

15 October 2005: 1 year ago, Iraq voted on a new constitution.

from Wikipedia's article:

After 10 days of counting votes, the country's electoral commission announced that the constitution had been approved by a wide margin nationwide. A number of critics allege massive irregularities, especially in the crucial province of Nineveh, which was widely expected to provide the third (and deciding) "no" vote.

Maureen Farrell, 2004(via th' Mahablog):

“There was one exact moment, in fact, when I knew for sure that Al Gore would Never be President of the United States, no matter what the experts were saying, and that was when the whole Bush family suddenly appeared on TV and openly scoffed at the idea of Gore winning Florida,” Hunter S. Thompson wrote, two weeks before the Supreme Court’s fateful decision.” Of course Bush would win Florida. Losing was out of the question. Here was the whole bloody Family laughing & hooting & sneering at the dumbness of the whole world on National TV.”

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."-Wm. Faulkner

the Canadian, European, and Turkish editions of this post show a picture of Mussolini's 1939 Lancia, taken last year when it was auctioned off for the SickKids foundation. If you prefer the US edition, with an image of Bush smirk smiling confidently, let me know.