Friday, August 31, 2007

More Republican Compassion

Tom Tancredo tells Katrina survivors that it's "time the taxpayer gravy train left the New Orleans station," calls for an end to federal aid.

Poor Tony Snow

White House press secretary Tony Snow announced today that he is leaving his post on September 14. Why? Not his cancer battle...not to "spend more time with the family"... but because his $168,000 per year salary isn't enough money. Poor Tony.

There are a few thousand people living within blocks of the White House who go to work every day...sometimes to two jobs, that might earn $168,000 in six or eight years of work, without health insurance.

Snow has defended an adminstration that seems oblivious to the reality that the majority of Americans face. The median household income in 2005 was $46,000. If more than 3.5 times that amount is not enough, how do these guys think the rest of us make it?

A Republican I Might Could Vote For...Part Trois

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
Paul Fix

Friday, August 24, 2007

Potent Quotable

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
Michael J. Fox

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Joy Comes in the Mo(u)rning

This afternoon, I left the side of a young lady just admitted to a room on the labor and delivery floor of the local hospital so she can be induced to deliver her first child in the morning to attend the funeral of the 99 year old lady at a neighboring church.

Both the young lady and the old lady had family at their side -- there because of love and duty.

Ritual attended each, as well. For one, there was the ritual of hospital admission procedures - where one gradually gives over all control over self to the care of (hopefully) experienced nurses and doctors. For the other, there was the ritual of remembrance and giving thanks that one who had given herself over to the care of the Great Physician was reaping a promised reward.

New life brings joy in the mo(u)rning.

Pet Wisdom

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.
Dave Barry

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wise Words for Hectic Times

If you want your dream to be, build it slow and surely.

Small beginnings, greater ends. Heartfelt work grows purely.

If you want to live life free, take your time, go slowly.

Do few things, but do them well: simple joys are holy.

Day by day, stone by stone, build your secret slowly.

Day by day, you’ll grow too; you’ll know heaven’s glory!
from Donovan's music for the film 'Brother Sun, Sister Moon'

Thursday, August 09, 2007

What If? and a Republican I Might Could Vote For...

Hmmmm...that was almost Reaganesque!
Now watch the Right poo-poo the ad for not being "realistic."

This is the guy Matthews and Huckabee are talking about...