That’s all the lumber you sent

That’s all the lumber you sent June 29, 2012

“I was raised as a Minnesotan, and when people drop by your house, you put on coffee, so that’s what we did.”

Finger-pointing and lies never does any good, does it?

“It sounds like a plot dreamed up by the creators of Southpark, but it’s all true: schoolchildren in Louisiana are to be taught that the Loch Ness monster is real in a bid by religious educators to disprove Darwin’s theory of evolution.”

The situation is pretty bad when the Scots are looking at you like you’re mad and saying, ‘You don’t really believe in the Loch Ness monster, do you?'”

“The greatest strength of the ‘net is that it gives everyone a voice, and the greatest weakness of the ‘net is that it gives everyone a voice.”

“So how do you determine if a controversial statement is scientifically true? It can be tricky, but it’s not too difficult to get to the truth.”

“You can find free Wi-Fi almost anywhere, if you know how to look.”

“Religious freedom means that the government should not privilege the teachings of one religion over another or deny individual religious freedom.”

“Mr Asiri was beheaded after his sentence was upheld by the country’s highest courts, the Saudi news agency website said. No details were given of what he was found guilty of beyond the charges of witchcraft and sorcery.”

I’d like to see someone sworn into office on a pile of Parliament records, swearing to uphold and protect the Funk, the whole Funk, and nothing but the Funk.”

“Please may I rise, wash, dress, use prayer books, take meals, attend to my charge, go to school, study, teach, take recreation, change, wash, and mend my clothing when necessary, pick up pins and needles, and other permissions that I cannot conveniently ask?

“The Fed, like the European Central Bank, like the U.S. Congress, like the government of Germany, has decided that avoiding economic disaster is somebody else’s responsibility.”

It seems that unemployment, on its own, is incapable of persuading Bernanke to do more.”

“Monetary policy by itself is not going to solve our economic problems. We welcome help and support from any other part of the government, from other economic policymakers.”

“Those who want to act to boost the economy can’t. Those who can act to boost the economy won’t.”

We need to recognize that the tax cutters were snake oil salesmen, the Federal Reserve an enabler of damaging debts and that bilateral trade deals are written of, by and for global financiers, not workers.”

“I find it upsetting both that this is reality and that most of us don’t care enough to do anything about it.”

Everything is more expensive when you’re poor.

They are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word ‘citizens’ in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States.”

“If the House Speaker wants to know where President Obama’s immigration plan is, he can type ‘President Obama’s immigration plan’ into the Google machine and, wouldn’t you know it, one of the first results is President Obama’s immigration plan.”

It’s an attempted lie chasing the tail of an actual lie.”

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(I love that song in the video at the top. If you treat this song as a description of what Heaven is like, then you’ll wind up with some horrendous theology about the afterlife. If you treat this song the way biblical Heaven-talk ought to be treated, then you’ll wind up with some wonderful theology about this life. The video above, which ends with an oddly charming snippet of children Irish-dancing in the grass, was apparently recorded in a field about half an hour from my house.)

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