The late comedian-actor Redd Foxx used to do a bit about two G.I.s leanin' on their shovels discussing the task at hand -the burial of a dead Army pack animal. The first soldier says, "How deep do we have to dig the hole for this donkey?"
The second man says, "It's no donkey, it's a mule."
The first guy insists, "Oh, no. This is a donkey."
The other responds, "Nope, it's a mule."
The first says, "Hmmm, maybe you're thinkin' of 'burro'."
The sergeant walks up and shouts, "IT'S A ASS - BURY IT!"
<= Please don't stick my ass
in the middle-of-the-road - or I could end up ROADKILL!
Since Jimmy Carter won and lost the presidency, the Dems have courted the center assiduously. Carter was challenged by Kennedy for renomination because he was so scrupulously cautious. Clinton remains our hero because held the line for the most important New Deal, Great Society, civil rights and women's issues against a burgeoning conservative trend throughout the country. But the Clinton presidency succeeded mainly because he coopted moderate Republican issues he could win with. His progressive initiatives were cautious and incremental. Just ask Robert Reich if Clinton was a liberal. The conventional wisdom during the conservative ascendancy is to court the center and don't answer when someone calls out, "Liberal"!
<= "I'm smarter!"
FLASH!! Dubya beat Kerry's GPA by 1%!
Probably not. Maybe it's too early to tell.
(and other theocracists of various stripes) who are trying to raise the spector of victimhood where there is none. They whip the flames of bigotry and exclusion - and then they whine about the backdraft.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written for the popular children's magazine Youth's Companion by author Francis Bellamy (1855 - 1931), a devout socialist and Baptist minister, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus arriving in the Americas. It was seen by some as a call for national unity and wholeness after the divisive Civil War.
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible*, with liberty and justice for all.
In 1954 after a campaign initiated by the Roman Catholic Knights of Columbus, Senator Homer Ferguson of Michigan sponsored a bill to amend the pledge to include the words *under God, to distinguish the U.S. from the officially atheist Soviet Union, and to remove the appearance of flag and nation worship. On June 8, 1954, Congress adopted this change.
Da Rev stands with those who think "under God" makes it sound like we're livin' in a damn theocracy. I prefer to recite the original as Brother Bellamy intended - OR one might insert a phrase of one's choice, such as - "under construction", or "under the weather". How's this - "under consideration?" "Under-funded" seems appropriate at the moment . . .
Hey, it's a free country, right?
DIET IS A 4-LETTER WORD
CONTAINING THE WORD "DIE"!
"Eat right, stay fit, die anyway."
This from the (AP) June 11:
Dieters looking for another edge might want to consider exercising their sense of humor - scientists have found that a good laugh is a calorie burner not to be ignored. It may not be as good for reducing the waistline as going to the gym or resisting that ice-cream sundae, but American researchers have found that 10-15 minutes of genuine giggling can burn off the number of calories found in a medium square of chocolate. The findings on the weight-loss possibilities of the uniquely human experience of laughter were presented at the close of the annual European Congress on Obesity on June 4, 2005 ...
Dis is Da Rev - LMAO!!
Bellamy's original Pledge read as follows: