Life Imitates Art
Clever and funny, huh? I always thought so. You can imagine my delight, then, when I found this snapshot:
That, my friends, is one-stop shopping.
"It's not a sexual act," Webb told Plotkin regarding the "Lost Soldiers" excerpt. "I actually saw this happen in a slum in Bangkok when I was there as a journalist."Oh, I see. Because Mr. Webb witnessed this perversion in Thailand, it's not a sexual act. It's simply a journalistic observation.
Most agree that liberals are the opposite of conservatives, but in many respects, liberals are the opposite of themselves.It's true. There isn't a more intolerant group than the self-described tolerant left.
This was recently demonstrated, once again, at Columbia University when left-wing students demonstrated their "tolerance" and respect for "free speech" when they stormed the stage and shut down a speech by Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist.
Defenders of those that disrupted the speech claimed, "The Minutemen are not a legitimate voice in the debate on immigration." Say what? Who gets to decide which voices are "legitimate" in a policy debate? Apparently the liberals that disagree with position of the Minutemen believe they get to decide. So much for free speech.
Liberals love diversity. The more "different" people they can put together the better. Well, as long as those "different" people are all alike - espousing a liberal ideology. Conservatives need not apply to such diverse groups - there isn't any need to be that diverse.
For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday criticized Republicans for being optimistic about the Labor Department's September jobs report showing an increase in jobs, a jump in average hourly income and a decrease in unemployment.More jobs, higher incomes, low unemployment, and Nancy Pelosi is critical? Unfortunately, the Democrats, in blaming the Republicans in general and George Bush in particular for everything that goes wrong in America have positioned themselves so that they cannot acknowledge when anything, anything, goes right.
"President Bush and Republicans continue to claim that the economy is on the right track," Pelosi said in a news release. "This once again demonstrates how out of touch Republicans are, because the U.S. economy is not delivering for middle-class families."What an awful, ugly platform upon which to stand.
The first time I kissed another I was happy and yet I cried
The first time I held another I was overcome with joy and yet I cried
When I began to realize I might be able to let someone new in I was filled with hope and yet again I cried.
When I realized I could go on and live again I was surprised, and it was another time I cried.
The tears are not of regret, they are of finality.
The tears are not of what is, but of what was lost.
The tears are not of fear of the future, they are of memories of the past.
The tears do not take me backwards rather forward in this journey I never asked to take.
The tears are like a shower they help to cleanse the pain.
The tears are not to make me remember they are here so I never forget.
It is the memories of what I had that make me who I am.
It is the pain I have felt that changed me and I think even make me a better man
So when I take another new step I hope a new tear falls
Just so I remember how I got to where and who I am
The second fatal wreck of the day occurred Sunday afternoon, when a car hit a motorcycle on Shore Drive.My first reaction to this news? I feel so sorry for that man's widow, because she has just been thrown into the maw of a hell she had no idea existed!
The motorcycle rider, identified as Jerald Patrick Jones, 43, of the 5600 block of Aragon Drive, died while being taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Ball said.