LEE'S MOUNTAIN VIEWS
After yesterday's post in which comments were made about laying blame...or not laying blame on the military in the Black Hawk tragedy, in which I made comment saying it's about time Private Jake Kovco's family moved on, an article appears in today's paper. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I'm a little confused!
The family of Private Kovco has now slammed the inquiry's finding that the soldier's shooting death occurred because he was 'skylarking'. Suicide and murder have been ruled out previously and the new report blames Kovco for shooting himself and dying as a result of the inappropriate handling of his personal weapon, which occurred in the context of Pte Kovco engaging in skyklarking/fooling around behaviour. Just moments before he was shot, Pte Kovco was joking and singing with his two roomies.
Now this is where I'm confused...Kovco's widow and her family insist his death was accidental. And her father said there was no evidence to back up the skylarking claim. He, Kovco's father-in-law claims, "I believe that, whatever happened - now I had some theories of my own I'm not going into - is that it was a total accident'.
Isn't that what this latest finding is saying? Mrs Kovco (widow) is saying she has a concern about the term 'skylarking'. If it wasn't murder and wasn't suicide and it wasn't an accident...what was it? Beats me! I hate to say this (or write it) but I think young Mrs Kovco is following her own personal agenda here...and perhaps looking for a huge pay-out. I may be wrong. But I really don't understand why she is going on and on, 'picking out fleas when none are there any longer!'
A WASTE OF TWO YOUNG LIVES
Further to the Black Hawk tragedy, it really makes me wonder "what's it all about, Alfie?"...Fiji's promised military coup was stalled because of a rugby match!
It's good to know where their priorities lie, isn't it? Commodore Bainimarama might have to clean up his act, I would reckon! The police team beat his army team 17-15. Perhaps he should go back to climbing coconut palms!
Mel Gibson did it! Michael Richards (Kramer) did it! Now Danny DeVito has lashed out on Barbara Walters' top ranking morning chat show. Apparently, he was looking very hung-over and began mocking President Bush. You'd think DeVito would pick on somebody his own size, wouldn't you?
TALKING ABOUT SIZE...
German sex educators plan to launch...no, not the B-52...but a spray-on condom, tailor-made for all sizes! Ummmm...my mind boggles...and I shall say no more!
EVERYBODY HAS AN 'OFF DAY'...
A female killer whale grabbed her trainer by the foot and pinned him to the bottom of the tank at San Diego's Sea World show. The other orca trainers in the meantime are staying out of the water until they figure out what went wrong. The trainer who was dragged to the bottom of the tank is fine and in good condition. Kasatka, the orca, has been at Sea World for 25 of her 30 years and twice before has tried to bite her trainers. It's easy to understand why she was a bit fed up...how would the trainer like everyone to expect him to jump out of the water upright every day so some idiot could jump of his nose? I'm on Kasatka's side...I would have held him under a little longer until he promised never to treat her that way again! She must be due for long service leave soon and a pro-rata superannuation pay-out!