…To all the nice folks that wander through here.
And you spambots, too.
UPDATE: My buddy BobSmith adds in the comments:
Great video: an idea for anyone who’s moved by it. Go to USO.org and donate to Operation Phone Home…every $15 donated buys 45 minutes of phone time for a serviceman/woman. Click on Donate Now on the home page and then Donate to a specific program on the following page.
An excellent suggestion.
A few weeks ago I went shooting with my honey and a good friend.We went wandering around Old Town Alexandria, Va.
I took my grandfather’s old Leica M3 with my buddy’s new Voightlander 30mm lens.
Shooting film, after years of instant feed-back from digital, forces me to concentrate more on the whole process.
This last one is the interior of Christ Church. On the left is Geo. Washington’s old family pew and on the altar rail is a brass tag marking where Robert E. Lee was confirmed.
In today’s Manchester (NH) Union-Leader: Gore’s Prize: A Fraud on the People.
Alfred Nobel felt horrible about the uses to which his invention — dynamite — was put. So he endowed the Nobel Peace Prize and instructed that it go “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
Al Gore has done exactly none of those things.
Go and Read for it says what I think.
I had Fox News Channel on at noon today as the newsreader was panting about the “stock market plummeting.”
They had the split-screen running; one on the goober, the other on the big board.
As the boob spoke his breathless horror story the Dow Jones average was steadily working it’s way back up.
Why don’t you guys wait ’til 4:30 and then tell me what happened. You wouldn’t look quite so … dumb.
I know it may be late, but, last Sunday, the editorial board at The New York Times took time to remind us that they are firmly on the side of the people that want to cut off their very own heads. The Must-Do List.
The Bush administration’s assault on some of the founding principles of American democracy marches onward despite the Democratic victory in the 2006 elections. The new Democratic majorities in Congress can block the sort of noxious measures that the Republican majority rubber-stamped. But preventing new assaults on civil liberties is not nearly enough.
It will require forceful steps by this Congress to undo the damage. A few lawmakers are offering bills intended to do just that, but they are only a start. Taking on this task is a moral imperative that will show the world the United States can be tough on terrorism without sacrificing its humanity and the rule of law.
O.K. Let’s say it together, “George W. Bush is not our enemy.” That’s a start.