Sunday, May 6, 2012

Beautiful Story

***Here's a nice way to start your Sunday. George Will writes about his son, who has Down syndrome. He turned 40 on May 4th. Take the time to read it.

***I'll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby. As much as I've always loved horses, I've never really gotten into horse racing. You can't help but be caught up a bit in the Derby, though!

Part of the spectacle, of course, is the hats...

And speaking of spectacles...

***9-11 defendants refuse to cooperate at Guantanamo arraignment. Wow, what a surprise.

***Obama says we "can't take a chance on Romney" because we've "come too far." Yeah, we've come a long way, all right. How about those unemployment and deficit numbers. Oh wait, that's Bush's fault. Sorry.

President Barack Obama said Saturday the United States had climbed too far out of an economic abyss to take a chance on Republican Mitt Romney, firing up his reelection bid at his debut rallies.

We have "climbed too far out of an economic abyss?" Really?

Read 'em and weep, Boy Wonder.

***Where money goes to die. Heck, I know the answer to that one. My bank account. It just withers up and disappears...

***Weirdest foods of the Kentucky Derby.

Pickled walnuts? Ew.

***Comments from Winston Churchill. The first part of this made me think immediately of Bill Clinton, and of course, Barack Obama. Both afraid to make tough decisions that might affect them politically. It's all about them, not the country.

There is an extraordinary contrast between the processes of thought and methods of management required in War and those which serve in Peace.  Much is gained in Peace by ignoring or putting off disagreeable or awkward questions, and avoiding clear-cut decisions which if they please some, offend others.

***A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from his school for singing "I'm Sexy and I Know It" to a classmate. Really? They're surrounded on all sides in this culture with casual sex and bathroom humor, and this surprises anyone?


***Joan Miro, Spanish artist, is enjoying a resurgence. Sorry, but I just don't see the beauty here:

This is called "The Escape Ladder."

 Guess Modern Art just doesn't do anything for me.

***Like Father, Like Son: Rapper Coolio arrested and sent to same jail as his son. Nice job there, Dad.


***"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens 

***Have a great day!

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