— Bumper sticker of the week: Feel safer
— Undermining local, existing businesses
is bad economic development.
— HereÕs what I canÕt figure out — How
can so many people be wrong so much of
— It must be cultural imperatives, that our
God is bigger than theirs, and our ideology
better than any other.
— If I commanded the most powerful
military force in all the world, theyÕd have
to call me Uncle Bruce.
— This whole Òblowing up airplanes with
liquid explosivesÓ might just as well be made
up by the terrorists. The effect would still
be the same: It scares us to death. Is it the
death weÕre so scared about, or the fact that
we know in our hearts we canÕt beat them.
Because the them is us.
— Before you embark on a journey of
revenge, dig two graves. Confucius
— I saw Mike WallaceÕs interview with the
Iranian President. Two observations: Mike
Wallace needs to retire, and the Iranian
President is a whole lot smarter than ours.
If it comes down to a war of words, were
— Talk radio: You turn on the radio in the
morning, and all you hear is talk. And none
of it of any redeeming quality. I turn on the
radio, I want to hear music. I donÕt want to
hear some lame-brain complaining about
his wife not being able to have an orgasm.
If I wanted to listen to bullshit, IÕd turn on
— Health care: The United States stands
alone as the only industrialized nation
without universal health care.
¥ Health care should be a right, not a
¥ Everyone should have access to
affordable health care.
¥ High-quality health care should be
available to everyone.
¥ Costs to individuals could be based on
ability to pay.
¥ Health care should be affordable for
employers and employees.
¥ People need to take per sonal
responsibility for their health.
¥ Health care should include prescription,
mental health, and substance abuse
— Whoever the presidential candidates
turn out to be in 2008, he or she had better
have universal health care as one of their
top three priorities, or they donÕt deserve
— Estimated number of people who die
each year due to lack of health insurance:
18,000. Number of people who died on
— The Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage: I
recently visited a commune in Missouri. I
have to admit, if I were 30 years younger,
IÕd probably be trying to drag me wife off
to live there. ItÕs definitely not a glamorous
life, but it is a fairly honest one. The residents,
numbering somewhere around 30, I would
guess have an average age of about 26. One
must agree to the following terms in order
to apply for membership:
¥ I am committed to pioneering a lifestyle
that will serve as an example of ecological
sustainability. I will weigh the implications
of my actions, continually striving to
minimize my negative impact and increase
my positive impact on the earth. I will
participate in the creation of a physical and
social structure and culture that will move
us towards long term sustainability.
¥ I am committed to the vision of diverse
membership of dancing rabbit and will not
discriminate against any person on the
basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, creed, age, ability, educational
level, or economic background. I will
attempt to minimize barriers to members
of minority groups wishing to participate.
There are a few other terms, but this gives
you some idea of the vision. We could all
use a little bit of this hope, this spirit, this
idealism. If onlyÉÉ.