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Mon, Mar 22nd - 4:10PM

March 20: Funeral and a Movie

Durant's Rousseau and Revolution, p. 715
84.2 miles
bit of a breeze, cool

Happy 20th Anniversary to Steve and Glenna.

109 recordings of 34 types.

Rasmussen: -21: 43/56. He got this unpopular in only 14 months... it took Bush 8 years!

3000% less government in all 57 states!
(A sign at the rally in DC)

No New Promises, Please.

I swear the tension is so thick I might just throw myself out of a window. Realize, of course, this is strictly a ceremonial act since I live in a single story home built on a slab, the fall would be three feet tops.
Cindy Munford on March 20, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Benjamin Domenech:

 Obama’s dedication to passing this spectacularly flawed and unpopular health care bill appears to be based on the assumption that the American people like a winner even if the victory comes at their expense.
...As the dangerous outcomes of this plan become apparent, Obama may well come to regret this moment when he chose political expediency over what’s right for the nation. When historians judge this presidency they may well point to this moment as signaling the end of Obama’s cotton candy storyline of “the people vs. the powerful,” the rhetoric that once drove to his side multitudes of people fed up with the ways of Washington, the lies, kickbacks, shady backroom deals, and lack of transparency.

Once, they trusted and hoped in his ability to achieve change. Now the American people know whose side he’s on.

Pictures from the Rally, and More on the rally, and More pictures, and another.

RATINGS: With a little luck, MSNBC might catch up to the Hallmark Channel.

Grandpa Munster comes out in favor of 0bamacare.

The Anchoress is as infuriated with Nancy as I am.

Oh, gee, look who's on TV!
Althouse calls it lackluster. “I watched this live, and I was struck by the dullness of the crowd as they listened to words that were supposed to stir them up.”  I assume they've heard it the 2000 other times.  That and the fact it was yet another display of narcissism.

Barack Obama should be pitied. He suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder - a recognized mental illness in the DSM-IV issued by the American Psychiatric Association.

Chip is right. There's more "I"s in that first sentence than in all of Idaho.
3/20/10 6:33 PM

That part in his speech about how they're Democrats because being a Republican means that you would never help your fellow man in need is particularly endearing. Voluntary help by reaching into your own pocket to help a fellow man in need doesn't count - only theft of your neighbour's property in pursuit of your vision of justice is moral.

Why is 0bama Fighting with Israel?

Today we went to a former neighbor's funeral.  Back when we first moved here, in July of 1977, the man across the street died. I used to help out his widow by helping her carry her groceries, because I figured she was in her 60s and decrepit. (I blush about it these days, yes.) Sometime in the early 80s, at a neighbor's party, Ann blushingly told us about her new beau and that they were going to be married.  Loren was a great neighbor.  Some of the things I remember about him: he cared for the house (fixing up a lot of things, building a den) and garden, he told Rich "the older you get, the more power tools you need", he let us borrow his trailer to log with and didn't give us trouble when we broke it, I took him to class at American River College once which he liked, he used to do Senior Gleaners and give us cheese and things for my Mom, and every New Year's Eve he was out with his cowbell.  When Ann died, her family sold the house out from under him, but his grandson lives in it now.  And he found another wife... making a total of three for his life.  They just took a great dream trip (I don't remember where to) last summer.  I'll miss him.

The funeral was basically a Masonic thing.  The pastor seemed really nice.  We went out to the grave where there were military honors (and a huge flock of turkeys.)  Then we drove about a block and saw "Alice in Wonderland" in 3D.  This was fun. I didn't realize at first that it was supposed to be a sequel, not the original story. The effects are really good.

Reading: Rousseau and Revolution, What If? edited by Robert Cowley, the Bible (Zachariah), Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, The Frogs, Aristophanes, The Life of Man with God, Thomas Verner Moore, The Language of Threads, Gail Tsukiyama, Don Quixote, Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk, David Elkind, Low-Carb Dieting for Dummies, Katherine B. Chauncey.

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