June 9th, 2004

Scorpion

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Fifty years ago, on June 9, 1954, in one of the most dramatic confrontations of the Senate-Army Hearings, Army special counsel Joseph Welch denounced Senator Joseph McCarthy's attack on a member of Welch's law firm, Frederick Fisher. Said Welch to McCarthy: "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

(And in picking up bebe, heard a great story on NPR with this audio as well as more from that fateful day. Will put up a link tomorrow.)

Also, on this day in 68 A.D., the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide.

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Dinner with older sister Ripper last night was fine and tasty. Bebe was, well, sort of well-behaved. She once again when right to bed when we got home, although waking up a couple times last night. Tonight, dinner with Mom in Bowie.

Saw the snake again out in front of the house, just lazing along. Now I need to come up with a name for him. I'm thinking Silas.

Also, just saw the last part of Jon Stewart interviewing a pelican puppet. I must get it on tape in reruns (much like I need to tape the rerun of Seth Green on Sesame Street.)

RQ returns at dang early o'clock tomorrow. Bebe will be very happy to see her.