29 April 2008
19 April 2008
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (Slight Return)
Presidential candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held this debate on April 16, 1858 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.MODERATORS:
CHARLIE GIBSON, ABC NEWS
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC NEWS
LINCOLN: In my opinion, slavery will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Excuse me, did an Elijah H. Johnson attend your church?
LINCOLN: When I was a boy in Illinois forty years ago, yes. I think he was a deacon.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Are you aware that he regularly called Kentucky “a land of swine and whores”?
LINCOLN: Sounds right -- his ex-wife was from Kentucky.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did you remain in the church after hearing those statements?
LINCOLN: I was eight.
DOUGLAS: This is an important question George -- it's an issue that certainly will be raised in the fall.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce him?
LINCOLN: I’d like to get back to the divided house if I may.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce and reject him?
LINCOLN: If it will make you shut up, yes, I denounce and reject him.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce and reject him with sugar on top?
STEPHANOPOULOS: No takesies-backsies?
STEPHANOPOULOS: Whoa, so you would consider a takesie-backsie?
LINCOLN: That’s not what I meant…
DOUGLAS: When I was 11, my grandpappy and I chopped wood and shot bears.
Hahahaha..... great stuff.
17 April 2008
Good Parenting: Kid Breaks Vacuum To Play XBox Instead Of Doing Chores; Mom Sells Xbox, Pranks His MySpace
That's exactly the kind of thing my mom did to my sorry ass when I was that age. And I know now that I deserved it. I wish we saw more of this kind of discipline than the empty threats and wishy-washyness of so many parents nowadays who let their kids run the show.
15 April 2008
I finished The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell the other night. Incredible book. Full of insight, humor, and depth. I recommend it highly. And last night I started another book by one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman. Excited. I'm finishing up Guns, Germs, & Steel: The Fates Of Human Societies via audiobook in the car and it's been somewhat interesting, but the first half really dragged.
Hope you're going to enjoy your alleged "Stimulus Package" .... ... .. .
11 April 2008
09 April 2008
07 April 2008
How's that for an astounding headline? I feel for the hedgehog, but there's just no denying that that's hilarious. Must have been a fairly slow news day in the Asia-Pacific section....
05 April 2008
"Good morning sir, do you consider yourself a religious person?"
"Well I do have a degree in Theology."
"You guys have a good morning."
Hahahaha.... These two poor good-ole-boys just didn't know what to say. I almost bad for them. Until I remembered that it was 09:30 on &#*%^#% Saturday morning!!!
04 April 2008
- Took mutt to vet to the tune of $180
- Had to get ink cartridge refilled
- Had to buy guitar strings
- Had to get Meg's W-2 from her old job
- Had to run several other mundane errands
- Picked up six flats of strawberries for a catering on Monday
- Worked on the work schedule for next week