Thursday, September 17, 2009

RIP Henry Gibson

Sad news this morning: Henry Gibson has died at age 73.

Folks may or may not know that his stint on Laugh-In reciting poetry was a direct inspiration of some of my own poetry (specifically, that stuff we've used at a few Coffee Houses at GPUMC over the years).

A funny man who will be missed.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Man looks on the outward appearance,

but the LORD looks on the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7).

That's true, unless you are former president jimmy carter, of course, who is able to look into the hearts of those who seem to disagree with president Obama's policies and to see that they're actually just a bunch of racists.

After all, who could ever disagree with a socialist who masqueraded as a Democrat but surrounds himself with communists and other policy kooks?

Clearly anyone not enamoured of our fearless leader must be a racist.

jimmy carter was probably the third worst president we've ever had, and he certainly hasn't improved with age.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Health Care "Debate"

I'm still trying to understand this "debate" that's going on these days.

It appears that the whole conversation is centered on what aspects of various proposals are good ideas, or which will work properly, or which won't have unintended consequences (as if anything doesn't).
It seems to me that this misses the whole point - it really doesn't matter which proposal would work better, as they're all so far outside the tightly circumscribed powers of the federal government that they should merit no discussion at all.

This isn't an enumerated power, and thus Washington is prohibited from doing anything at all.

Carnage du Jour - 12 September 09

Mmm - Lamb and Lentil Stew on a chilly night in Sleeper State Park.

OK, I cheated and used electricity to cook dinner for the assembled masses (20 or so), but I really didn't want to have to sit there pumping up the Coleman stove all afternoon, just to keep the slow flame burning under a big pot.

Still, leg of lamb, lentils, onions, carrots, and celery, some stock with tomato paste, and a bit of wine and beer and several hours later it was a happy meal in a bowl.

Oh, and the company was great too!