John McCaslin

We see that Congress has passed House Resolution 697, commending Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre for establishing a National Football League record for most career touchdown passes.

The measure was passed prior to Sunday's sloppy game in Green Bay, where the Packers held off the Washington Redskins by a score of 17-14. During the game, Mr. Favre threw a pair of interceptions, moving him past George Blanda to become the NFL's all-time leader in career interceptions with 278.

"I could care less. We won the game," Mr. Favre said of the latest record.

Perhaps D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton should now introduce a resolution for that unflattering milestone.


"With all due respect for global warming's potency as a change agent, that and nothing else comes close to the formal disclosure of the presence of non-human, intelligent beings for getting the human race's attention. It will and properly should be the most profound event in human history. If you wish for the human race to see itself as a singular species, shepherd to its one and only home planet, helping to end the truth embargo will significantly improve that prospect."

Or so reads a letter sent this week to former Vice President Al Gore from Stephen Bassett, executive director of the Bethesda-based Paradigm Research Group, congratulating Mr. Gore on being awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and urging him to acknowledge that he was once briefed about "an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race for at least the past 60 years."

All about $

"The situation here is simple. We are $2.1 million behind."

— 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, acknowledging yesterday the extreme value of the almighty dollar when it comes to getting elected president of the United States.

John McCaslin

John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .

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