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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

VOL. V Issue 5H
"Morning Becomes Eclectic"
For The Ditty Bops
With a new Album coming out on May 23, and the bicycle tour starting on May 25, some may wonder what The Ditty Bops are doing on May 24. As it happens they are booked on the "Morning Becomes Eclectic" Radio program on KCRW (89.9 FM) at 11:15 am PDT (1:15 pm Holabird time. Our courageous, dynamic Publisher has decided, just this once, to convert to Daylight Savings Time. As you can see on the photo to your left, Ms. Abby is so excited about this that she needs two hands full of candy.
If you want to hear the show, but do not live in the signal coverage area, you can visit KCRW.COM to tune in online!
Another Pair of Readers Found
More and more, people are coming out of their cubicles and computer rooms and admitting that they read the Holabird Advocate. One such person is Orville Gran of Pierre, who reads our little Newsblog once a week and enjoys it. All of us here at the Holabird Advocate know that he has good taste because we've met his wife.
We have also heard that Mabel Kusler, also of Pierre, has read our Front Page a time or two herself. Mabel is in charge of music for the GRHS chapter in central South Dakota. If she spots a mistake in our version of "Ein Prosit", we'll hear about it.
Something to Think About
Submitted by Marla McGeorge
of Miller, South Dakota
There are some facts to ponder:
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.
Now think about this:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million..)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.
Statistics courtesy of FBI.
So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."
FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR. Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!
Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!
Is This An Election Year?
by Jerry Hinkle, Publisher
Holabird Advocate Newsblog
As they say in the Westerns, "It's quiet out there, too quiet". As a matter of fact, it's as dull as the Presidential contest. You in South Dakota will well remember that the Republicans took it for granted we'd vote there way, the Democrats didn't even try. That wasn't necessarily a bad thing, but it was dull.
Now we have the Governors race, U.S. House of Representatives, and PUC. From these three races I here nothing but Rounds asking for my vote on TV and radio, even newspapers. Dr. Billion sent a letter asking for money, but that's just about it.
It's just like 2004. Our vote is being taken for granted again. I'm beginning to take the Republican's claim that neither Billion or Weise want to be Governor very seriously. I'm sure that once either one or the other get the nomination, their campaign will accelerate, and shift into low. Still, in less than a month one of the two will get the nod. Of course, I committed to Billion just because he used to be the highlight of the "First Monday" show. Yet, Wiese hasn't even tried to change my mind. But then, why should he?
Yes, I will probably end up voting Democrat. Not because the candidate is better, but because every so often we need a Democratic Governor in this state to remind us that we still have a two party system. Amazingly, in my lifetime, South Dakota has only elected one such Governor. I'd like to make it two, but for the life of me I'm not sure why.
I hope that voters from all parties will think long and hard before blindly casting a vote out of party loyalty. It's time we make these politicians earn our vote. And they could start by asking for it.

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