Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
|You scored as Albus Dumbledore, Strong and powerful you admirably defend your world and your charges against those who would seek to harm them. However sometimes you can fail to do what you must because you care too much to cause suffering.|
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Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
* There are more than 604 campers, chaperones and faculty members here.
* A room key in the hands of a child has legs.
* Popcorn, a Hershey bar and a watermelon slushy is the formula for Flubber.
* Psalm 8:2 is absolutely true.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
* Next week I'll be camp pastor at the South Carolina Baptist Convention's Young Musicians Camp for 3rd - 5th grade kids and Music Mini-Camp for 1st and 2nd graders. We're expecting over 300 Young Musicians and about 125 Mini Campers.
* Kim and Katie are heading to a southern Caribbean island that should remain publicly unnamed on a 10-day mission.
* Acupuncture helps relieve the pain of shingles.
* One of Scott's buddies who attends the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music visited a while back and left behind a book he finished up while here: Island by Aldous Huxley. Being in between books, I picked it up the other day. Check out this quote: Faith is something very different from belief. Belief is the systematic taking of unanalyzed words much too seriously...Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from Belief.
The commutation of Libby's sentence was the perfect move in the chess game being played out to delay the inevitable surfacing of truth until after January 20, 2009. Why?
1. Libby spends none of the 30 month sentence behind bars...thereby avoiding the certain personal discomfort that might make him rethink his blind loyalty to "the bosses."
2. A wrinkle in the law that says you can't serve probation unless you've been behind bars will allow Libby to avoid the probation portion of the sentence thereby allowing him to simply fork over $250,400 in fines.
3. Libby can be called before congressional hearings but can maintain protection of the 5th amendment as long as the appeal of his conviction is being considered. CRITICAL POINT: A PARDON WOULD HAVE REMOVED THE PROTECTION AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION AND FORCED LIBBY TO REVEAL ALL HE KNOWS TO CONGRESS
4. Bush gets to claim respect for the jury verdict and at the same time rest easy at night in the knowledge that as long as the appeal of Libby's conviction continues in the appeals courts, he and his administration can sit in silence under the cover of "the ongoing legal process."
If you don't know a little Latin, Google "quid pro quo." It's the only thing that can explain why such a brilliant, high power legal team such as Libby's would roll over and play dead during such a high stakes trial.
There is alot to be said about hypocrisy on both sides of the political spectrum over this issue. Bill Clinton needs to keep his mouth shut on this issue...whoops...too late. Suffice it to say that there is mud everywhere and it's long past time to start shoveling it out and hosing it off.