"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Howie Luvzus' Easter

Found this picture on Howie Luvzus' blog. I've really liked his blog. Now I worry about the old boy. His sense of humour is as bad as mine.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Picture is worth a thousand words

Sepherim has posted a magnificent photo which speaks the truth so loudly. View it HERE.

Master of Science in Taxation

Heard a promo on the radio by a local institute of higher learning announcing a new degree. It's a Master of Science in Taxation. Now, there's something severely wrong with a society that has a tax system so complex as to justify master's degree level study. I'd worry about the mental health of anyone who willingly sought the degree or taught the courses. It's sick.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Missing In Action

I saw a great bumper sticker yesterday. It had an outline map of Texas with a large "W" in it. Beside it was this message: "Somewhere in Texas a town is missing its village idiot."

They should get him back next January.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Time, Time, Time

This past weekend we had an hour stolen from our lives.

"Wait!" you say. "That hour wasn't stolen, only borrowed. We'll get it back in the fall."

You're right. It was only borrowed. However, remember that "time is money." When money is borrowed, it is repaid with interest.

That means that in the fall we should set our clocks back one hour and fifteen minutes (including interest). Let's see, in four years -- that is in the next leap year -- we'll have moved back in time one hour. Then daylight savings time will get us back to real solar time. Maybe by then the nimnuls who voted this extension of daylight savings time will realize the stupidity of their action and do away with daylight savings time altogether.

The rationale for daylight savings time was that it would save energy. In reality we just burn the candle from the other end. If you want to have more daylight after work, go to work earlier!

Until then, let's just get our hour back with interest this fall. All in favour say "aye."

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bush vetoes bill banning waterboarding

Read the article at CNN.

Bush continues his support for torture. Bush continues to flaunt the U.S. Constitution. Bush continues to ignore international law.

Perhaps Bush and Cheny should submit to waterboarding so that congress can gain answers to questions regarding potentially illegal conduct by the administrative branch of government. Bush supports waterboarding. He denies that it is torture. Let his actions prove his convictions.

How long will it take to restore the integrity of our nation's government? How long will it take to regain the trust of the world, much less the respect of the world?

George Bush will be reviled in history as the man who toppled the United States of America and created the slide to destruction matched only by the decline of the Roman empire.

I am sickened by what a sick man has done to our nation.