Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Skilling Take on History...

The Texans didn’t beat the Mexicans at San Jacinto.
The Mexicans didn’t beat the Texans at The Alamo.
Goliad never happened.
The Holocaust didn’t happen.

The Titanic didn’t strike an iceberg.
The RMS Lusitania wasn’t torpedoed by the Germans just before WW-I.
The Achille Laurel wasn’t hijacked by terrorists, and they didn’t really push Leon Klinghoffer over the side.

Libya didn’t detonate Pam AM 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City wasn’t blasted by a Ryder truck full of fertilizer and diesel.
The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were not intentionally struck by hijacked passenger jets.

The Challenger didn’t blow up 70-seconds after lift off.
The Columbia didn’t disintegrate upon re-entry.
The first landing on the moon actually occurred in New Mexico.
The Russians didn’t beat the U.S. into space.

The Great Storm of 1900 wasn’t really a hurricane.
The Great Fire of 1906 was just a California BBQ.
The Tsunami of 2004 was really a movie soundstage gone awry.
Hurricane Katrina didn’t hit New Orleans.

Enron didn’t collapse.
Arthur Andersen didn’t obstruct justice (okay, that’s a technicality.)
And Cliff Baxter didn’t shoot himself inside his Benz before he could testify to Congress.
Ken Lay isn’t dead.
Elvis isn’t either.

Jeff Skilling isn’t really guilty in the collapse and implosion of Enron, which didn’t really cost 85,000 people their jobs, pensions or plans for the future.
Maybe for the next 24-years he can brush up on his history.

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