Friday, July 15, 2005

Post Without a Point

Ioannis Metaxas (Greek Ιωάννης Μεταξάς, April 12,1871 - January 29, 1941) was a General, Prime Minister, and Dictator of Greece from 1936 until his death by suicide in 1941 at the age of 69.

Metaxas attempted to dulcify (love that word; not enough opportunities to use it) the working classes by raising wages, regulating work hours, and improving labor conditions. Farm debts were assumed by the government and agricultural prices were increased. Nevertheless, Greeks drifted to the political left without energetically opposing Metaxas.

After banning political opposition, around 15,000 Greeks were exiled or imprisoned. Strikes were criminalized and media censorship was introduced. Metaxas never had great popular support nor a strong ideology.

General Metaxas was said by some to have been the world's most absent-minded man. On a military seaplane, he traded seats with the pilot. Now in control of the seaplane, the General flew himself to an airport to land. Reminded that he was flying a seaplane, General Metaxas said, "Of course!" He banked the plane to the nearby bay, smartly landed the seaplane, thanked the pilot, opened the door, and stepped out into the water.

So what's the point? Nothing. No point at all.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

And I Have a Bridge For Sale

I received the following in my e-mail today. Those poor people; it's so sad that an entire fictional family died. I am very moved by this heartbreaking story I am going to send fictional money Issa will undoubtedly ask for in order to send me half of the fictional millions for being the fictional next-of-kin to the fictional family.

Important note: Nigeria is real.


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am BARRISTER ISSA FARUK,the personal attorney to Mr Williams Cart,a
foreigner who used to work with Mobile-producing corporation(an oil
company)in Nigeria;herein after,shall be referred to as my client. On the
21st of April 2000, my client, his wife and their three children were
involved in a car accident along sagbama express road. All occupants of
the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives.

Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any
of my client`s relatives or extended relatives and this,has also proved
unsuccessful.After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to
contact any foreigner and present him/her as the cousin to my dead
client;hence I contacted you.

I have contacted you to assist in repaitrating the Lodgement left
behind by my client before they get confisticated or declared unserviceable
by the bank.Particularly,the GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC where the
deceased had a deposite-account valued at about 17.5million U.S dollars
has issued me a notice/mandate as his personal attorney,to provide the
next-of-kin to the deceased or have the account confisticated within the
next 14 official working days.

Since i have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 4
years now,i seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin to the
deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at 17.5million U.S
dollars can be paid to you and then you and i can share the money.
I will assist in ensuring that all necessary legal documents as well as
other documents as required by the Bank is provided.

All I require is your honest cooperation and assistance to enable us
see this deal through. Be rest assured that as a lawyer/attorney,I shall
ensure that this transaction is executed smoothly/quickly under a
legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of the
law.

Do get in touch with me immediately via my confidential/private email
address bassisterfaruk AT bareed DOT com or call my private tel
no:234-1-4714862 to enable us discuss further.

Best regrads,
ISSA FARUK(esq)
tel:234-1-4714862.


How do people actually fall for this stuff? All that is necessary is to see the lawyers name, recognize it as Muslim, and there you go - lie, fraud, bunko. However, if you are so inclined, please, be my guest, call Issa Faruk, esq. and stake your claim to the fictional fortune.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

I Told You So

A few days ago, a post was wrtten (We've Already Lost) concerning the goals and actions of the United Nation in a project called Agenda 21. From the low comment number and the general lackluster shock and awe, the piece apparently wasn't taken seriously.

Today, as a result of the Agenda 21 meeting in Rome this past weekend, The EU Court of Justice upheld EU laws which make the sale of vitamins and dietary supplements illegal.

This is an opportunity to say, "I told you so!"

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

Thus spake Alfred E. Newman.

There's a story making the rounds today in which Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton compares President George W. Bush to Alfred E. Newman of MAD magazine fame.

In a speech Sunday, she told her Aspen, Colorado audience, "I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman (sic) is in charge in Washington [D.C.]," eliciting guffaws from the avid comic book readers, Democrats all. Senator H R-C garnered big points describing Bush's views on hard issues with the A.E. Newman catchphrase, "What, me worry?"

What is missing from the story is the real story; the story of what H R-C said next.





The Good Senator said the United States should stay in Iraq until the Iraqis can keep the peace themselves. The Iraq mission is part of the "long struggle against terrorism". H R-C continued, "The threat of terrorism is as close as our daily commute..."

We've heard this before, but where have we heard it? Where, oh, where have we heard this before? Wait! Oh, yeah! The President of the United States of America, George W. Bush and the Republican Party!

Is it possible H R-C actually agrees with the President? Is Hillary saying the President is right? If so, why is the Democratic Senator from New York not being hammered in the press for her stance? Why isn't Ted Kennedy, the Senior Balloon from Massachusetts, attacking the seeming turncoat? Is the Good Senator being honest with the American People? Or, is she just conning us to get back into the White House because she likes the drapery? Is the answer one of those self-evident truths Tom Jefferson wrote about?

Alfred E. Newman once asked, "How come we choose from just 2 people for president and 50 for Miss America?"

It's a mystery.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.