Gerald Ford Dead at age 93

Gerald Ford was the perfect president for the time.  We needed someone to calm the waters.  He was honest in a time of dishonesty.  Ford was never the brightest bulb in the room but he wasn’t the dullest either. 

The one thing that I’ll throw out there is Ford was on the Warren Commission which whitewashed President Kennedy’s death (much like some of our commissions today Robb-Silverman comes to mind).  I think that Ford took some secrets with him to the grave.

From CNN.com:

Former President Gerald Ford, who became president in 1974 after the resignation of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at age 93.

Ford, the oldest surviving former U.S. president, died peacefully at 6:45 p.m. PT (9:45 p.m. ET) Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, according to a statement from his office. The cause of death was not given.

A statement from Ford’s wife, Betty, said: “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age. His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country.” more…

The Errington Thompson Show 12/23/06

My Christmas Show.  I don’t talk about politics much.  Most of the show is about music and the music of Christmas.  I grew up with music but around the holidays it was nothing but music.  Tons and tons of wonderful music.  Soul, pop, standards, gospel and jazz.  That’s what I listened to but since my show is only an hour, you’ll hear just a little taste of what I grew up with.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanakkah and Happy New Year.

(Posted late.)

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Eagles run all over the Cowboys

At this time of the season, you should have everything together.  You should be turning the corner to sprint into the playoffs.  With losses to New Orleans and Eagles, the Cowboys are dead in the water like a U-boat that has been hit.  The Cowboys are simply waiting for the next torpedo.  Now, don’t forget the Atlanta game.  Yes, the Cowboys won but our defense was awful.  That trend continued.  The offense got stoned.  The defense allowed…now get this – 204 yards on the ground to the EAGLES.  That’s an average of over 5 yards per carry.  Where were those great linebackers?  The secondary was so bad I really can’t comment on them.

The only reason that we have won any games in the last 4 weeks is because of our offense.  Our offense kept our defense off the field.

“We had a walk-in touchdown right there and the guy runs right by his man. Runs right by him,”coach Bill Parcells said.  Jerry Jones said it best, “It’s disappointing … I’m disgusted. I really am.”  I am too but now everyone can see why I didn’t jump on the Cowboy bandwagon.