Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Thoughts for the day

I'm working on a longer, detailed post concerning long-range plans. In the meantime, some thoughts:
"This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it - that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable." - Hunter S. Thompson, from Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, November 1972

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall - think of it, ALWAYS." - M. Gandhi

And also from Gandhi:
"Everything you do will be unimportant, but it is very important that you do it."
What to do then? Read this gorgeous message by Clarissa Est├ęs if you need a shot of hope and inspiration.

And Molly Ivins tells us how to cure a chicken-killing dog:

Some people think you cannot break a dog that has got in the habit of killin' chickens, but my friend John Henry always claimed you could. He said the way to do it is to take one of the chickens the dog has killed and wire the thing around the dog's neck, good and strong. And leave it there until that dead chicken stinks so bad that no other dog or person will even go near that poor beast. Thing'll smell so bad the dog won't be able to stand himself. You leave it on there until the last little bit of flesh rots and falls off, and that dog won't kill chickens again.

The Bush administration is going to be wired around the neck of the American people for four more years, long enough for the stench to sicken everybody. It should cure the country of electing Republicans.


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