The average reasonable person almost automatically assumes that he or she has an open mind and does not entertain prejudices against any particular class or group of people. Nevertheless, if you ask members of the general public if they would be willing to vote for an openly gay candidate the general consensus response would be “Not in a million years.” I now have an opportunity to reflect on that issue.
IF YOU DON’T READ THIS, YOU ARE AN IDIOT
Okay; I better qualify that statement. There are a number of people who will not benefit from this blog, but the odds are that you need to know what I have to say. Firstly; you need to figure out which category you are in:
Act One, Scene One:
Announcer (An): “It’s another beautiful day in Gotham, D.C. . . . . . But wait!! At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue there is an evil meeting taking place” The camera opens with a landscape view of Washington, D.C. and then zeroes in on the White House.
Act One, Scene Two in the Oval Office:
Harry the Reidler (HR): “Riddle me this: What is grossly obese despite that there are 537 doctors who force it on a diet? Hee-hee-hee-hee!!”
Two things are certain: Death and Taxes. Taxes are completely within our control and we are grateful that the Arizona State Legislature is working to amend this burden by proposing a 4% flat tax in SB1346. Death; with very few exceptions, is not within the legislature's jurisdiction and we must therefore plead our cause before a higher authority; or at least we so believe. Historically; only Enoch and Elijah were able to escape death entirely.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, or of the press . . .
The United States of America suffered a terrible loss on December 14, 2010 when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry died in service to his country. The news services have provided balanced coverage concerning this hero's funeral, but I have had the pleasure to gain a little more insight that the public may not yet be fully aware of.
Sometimes it is just plain necessary to have one's life interrupted by a diversion in order to put everything in proper order. Joan and I received an unusual belated Christmas gift on New Year's Eve that puts it all in perspective.