Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Jack on Heaven and Other Things
Jack's Vision of Heaven.
The other day, Jack was talking about Heaven.
I said, "So, you believe in Heaven, eh?"
And he said, "Of course. It is where you go when you die."
I said, "Will you be Jack McGary walking around there?"
He said, "Well, no. But my spirit will be there."
He paused a moment and reflected. Then he said wistfully, "I hope I can still fart in Heaven."
There you have it. The priorities of an eight year old boy. I believe that passing gas might just be one of his greatest joys.
I know my Loyal Readers have expected a spate of venom to be issued forth from the ranting pen of your BloomingtonGirl about a certain event that I can characterize as the worst of all US sponsored disasters to befall this world since we invaded Iraq. You will not be surprised to know that I am having none of this absurd nonsense dressed up as appropriate politics as usual. But, I won't be writing about it at this point because I truly do not have anything to add to the already brilliant material that is surfacing all over the news and Internet. I feel it necessary, however, to provide a link to the most disturbing of all of the material (besides the simple and deeply true commentary that no matter what this person's views, she is entirely ill equipped to run this country at this point in her career. I don't believe the woman has ever left the country - well, maybe she has been to Canada.) I thank my friend Dotty for bringing this to my attention.
The Third Wave
Why is it that the main stream so called liberal media ignores this when they were all too happy to pile on Obama for his association with a minister who was out of step (okay, in a big way at the end) with reasonable blacks and whites is a tribute to the skill of the RNC. They are amazing. If I ever had to spin something, I would hire them right away.
I will add that if you find the whole thing as disturbing as I do, there are just three things to do.
1. Write a check to the Obama/Biden campaign.
2. Vote for Obama in November and urge everyone you know to do the same.
3. Watch the clips from the Daily Show on the RNC. They are so hilarious that they really do ease the pain of it all.
Here is one that just sums up all the double talk and cracks me up:
The Sarah Palin Gender Card
Enough said about Sarah.
In other news, I have been keeping very busy taking piano lessons and practicing quite a bit. It is very humbling to work so hard at something and not get all that much better. I am also taking a Playwriting course at IU for credit. More on that later. I am off to watch The Daily Show.