Bumper sticker of the week: Once we had Clinton, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope. Now we have Bush, no cash, and no hope.
Quotes of the week:"Never ruin an apology with an excuse."
"To always be intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed." Sir Walter Scott
Wal-Mart once again closed a store in Canada rather than negotiate a contract with the employees who voted to unionize: This is not a new tactic for Wal-Mart. They are well known for such arrogance. We could only hope that every Wal-Mart store everywhere would vote to unionize. Then by their own defiant stupidity, they would vanish. The world would be a better place.
Speaking of Wal-Mart: I hear they bought some land at the north end of Seminary Street. I hope I heard wrong. This town should do everything it can to stop a Super Wal-Mart from opening, but I cant imagine the city council having the nerve or foresight to do so. Should this come to be, were all going to have to mobilize to stop it. It would be a death sentence for 1020 businesses, minimum.
If it were up to me, I would give away the White House, the occupants, probably the whole of Washington, D.C., to maybe China, Mexico, Canada, Afghanistan, just about anyone stupid enough to take it.
That TIF districts and Enterprise Zones are beneficial to a community.
That a prison, in any way, shape or form, is good for a community.
That a city manager is better than a full-time mayor.
That big business will do right and monitor itself.
George W. Bush is clearly a perpetual joke.
That the media should be owned and operated by a few, rich, white men.
That war and killing can bring about peace.
Right-winged, Republican Christians.
Our health-care system.
Any business in America that would not endorse universal health-care in America is a business run by morons.
The world is a funny place. Right when you think you got it licked, along comes a challenge. It might be the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, an argument with a spouse, a personal or family illness, a financial crisis. The list is endless. The challenge demonstrates that everything is not perfect, that everything cannot always be good, or settled, or the way we would like it to be. Meeting the challenge seems to be what life is about. It demonstrates to us that we are human, and that healing, hope, forgiveness, strength, and compassion can occur even under the most trying of circumstances.
Never kick a turd on a hot day.
Nothing is impossible if you can find someone else to do it.
The more Republicans we put in office, the poorer we will get.
If it can break, it usually will, at the most inopportune of times.
On a clear day, you can see years and years ago.
If it needs to be said, make sure you say it.
The more sure you are about your God, the more distance you put between you and the mystery.
Never lie, cheat, steal, or get married to an animal.
When working, work hard; when playing, play hard; when having sex, just hope for the best.