When will we ever learn?


Bumper sticker of the week: If we don’t change our ways, we’re going to end up right where we’re at.

– Quotes of the week: "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protest against it is really cooperating with it."

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King, Jr.

– The upcoming Mayor’s race: The central question to be asked: Who’s going to bother voting?

– Some peeverisms:

If you’re a Christian and approve of the death penalty, find a new hobby.

• Guns don’t kill people. Bullet wounds do.

• Don’t become a parent until you understand the harm you can do.

• Forget all the fancy diets. Eat less.

• I don’t think you should have to spend your life savings to go to the hospital or nursing home. Universal health-care would fix this.

• Every time you mess up, you can bet someone will be there to tell you about it.

• There used to be a thing called a company retirement plan. Whatever happened to that?

• It must be human nature to want to send all our jobs to China.

• Why is it we have such a gung ho attitude about war? What’s so bad about peace?

• You can always count on, when the chips are down, things getting even worse.

Answering some e-mail:

Dear Peever: Why all the negativism? Can’t we just all get along? Allison

Dear Allison: No.

Mr. Peever: So, you liberals lost another election. When are you ever going to learn? Al

Dear Al: Probably never.

Mr. Weik: What do you think about having sex before age 18? Sally

Dear Sally: Good luck.

Dear Mr. Peever: Any last minute advice before I join the army: Harley

Dear Harley: Yes. Don’t.

Dear Bruce: Do you support Gonzales for Attorney General? George

Dear George: No. Where do they find all these weird Hispanics and Blacks?

Suggestions for new warning labels on alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol may cause stupidity.

• The result of using this product may be a baby.

Consumption of alcohol may make you temporarily believe you are Superman. Do not try to fly or try to beat up anyone named Bubba.

Use of this product by a minor may make you think you’re an adult.

• Consumption of alcohol may make you believe that 4 inches is actually 10.

• Excessive use of this product may cause you to pee your pants.

• Before opening, remember, the life you destroy by excessive use may not be just your own.

–"Positive doubt" does not allow for the community to stay the same as it was fifty years ago.

– Each of us must come to know God in his or her own way. Otherwise, we would come to know God from the outside in, rather than from the inside out.