Friday, February 12, 2010

Another Dem Gets Out of Dodge!

Michell Malkin reports, quoting

"A Democratic official says Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election for his seat representing Rhode Island in the U.S. Congress.

The official spoke to The Associated Press only on the condition that his name not be used because he was not authorized to speak ahead of the official announcement.

The decision by the eight-term congressman comes less than a month after a stunning Republican upset in the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat his late father, Edward Kennedy, held for almost half a century."

Ans why? To spend more time with his family, no doubt. Oh, and this (via AOSHQ):

"Poll had only 35% saying they would vote to reelect P. Kennedy. He faced primary challenge from Jon Brien and GOP fight with John Laughlin."

It's official: Rhode Island is no longer the dumbest state in the Union.
Way to go, Rhodies! Better late than never!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I Probably Need Someone To Check My Theology

I have a pretty cool coffee mug I use nearly every day. It has the entire text of 1 Corinthians: 13 printed on it in tiny white letters. If you want to read the whole thing you have to look close and keep spinning the mug in your hand. Not such a great idea when the coffee is hot, but the more it cools the easier it is to read, and I have been known to read it through of a morning.

The other morning I was pondering certain attributes of love as described by St Paul. Love, among other things, is never jealous, not easily provoked; it is not self- seeking; it keeps no record of wrongs.

Hm, I said to myself. I tried to think how to apply this in m own humble existence, and I came up with a simple formula: basically, love doesn't give a c--p.

Now seriously. Is that not a fair interpretation of someone who never gets angry (or even), doesn't care what toys the other guy has, and has no personal ambition?

It's actually a relaxing thought. Hey, I want to love the way I'm supposed to. And the only way I see towards that goal is to stop caring what happens to me, stop striving after self-aggrandizing goals (be honest, how many other kids of goals are there), stop comparing my '95 Subaru to your '09 Lexus and heaving a long, slow sigh... it makes Love sound like a freakin' vacation, doesn't it?

"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Except for that "hope" part, does this not come down to "love puts up with any pains in the butt the world cares to hand out"?

And now that I think of it, that kind of love sounds pretty attainable. I bet anyone could do it.

Maybe I'm onto something here. Maybe I could start selling "inspirational" coffee mugs, too: "Love. It Doesn't Give A C--p."

I gotta check out Cafe Press.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Groundhog Day!

So I went looking for great clips from "Groundhog Day," one of my faves. Didn't see one that grabbed me.

But this clip did. Greatest line evah!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Oh Yeah, Green Is Smart

Especially here in Minnesota. And by the way, :in a few months" it will be summer.