...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Molly on Monday

Molly Here,
 B G took some pictures of the flowers that started blooming.  He isn't sure what they are called.. One year they came up when Miles was here.   B G says they have not been back for a couple of years so they may be something different,



This is a picture of Ginny's dog.  Her name is Liza but I have never met her.  I think she is pretty.  She looks like the Sheltie that B G used to have.  He was like this also.



Molly and hung out on the porch...what else is new.  B G ordered a new flag for the porch. He said it is a Scottish flag called a Lion Rampant"





 B G took what is called a panorama picture of the porch.  He think it is kind of neat.


B G hides out when it is going to rain and thunder.  B G thinks it is funny to take pictures while I was hiding.
 This is my friend who lives on the south of our house.  His name is "Gump" and he is learning how to fetch.  I do not "fetch".. Not my thing.















Miss Cassie had to watch and play on her lounge.
 They came in between the thunder storms and mowed my grass.
 I supervised them... as usual.   Thanks for coming to see us.  Woof!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday


May generosity triumph over stinginess, may love triumph over hatred, and may truth triumph over falsehood.

Yasna 60:5 Adapted
Zoroastrianism

The Great Being saith: O well-beloved ones! The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers. Ye are the fruits of one tree, and leaves of one branch. We cherish the hope that the light of justice may shine upon the world and sanctify it from tyranny.

Gleanings from the writings of Bahá'u'lláh 112
Bahá'í 

Lo! Those who believe, and those who are Jews and Sabaeans and Christians -- Whosoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right - there shall be no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve
.


The Meaning of the Glorious Qu'ran 5:69
Islam

I call him Brahman who is tolerant with the intolerant, mild with the fault-finders, and free from anger among the angry.


Dhammapada 26:406 Adapted
Buddhism

I think of prayer as communing with the holy, that which is transcendental, the power of life, the consciousness of the divine, the Ground of Being or perhaps the source of love. I do not commune with God in order to seek divine favor or to engage in religious flattery that people call praise. I commune to discover God within me and to be more open to that presence. I do not separate prayer from life. I do not think prayer is something I do, so much as it is something I am.



– John Shelby Spong

I look upon all creatures equally: none are less dear to me and none more dear. But those who worship me with love live in me and I come to life in them.

Bragavad Gita 9:29
Hinduism

Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, from my mouth has gone forth in righteousness a word that shall not return: To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Isaiah 45:22-23
Judaism & Christianity

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.


Matthew 5:9
Christianity

The man who is not hostile amongst the hostile, who is peaceful amongst the violent, not seizing upon anything amongst those that seize upon everything, him I call wise.

Sutta Nipata 630 Adapted
Buddhism

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Matinee,

Southwest Flight Attendant San Francisco to Chicago on 6 17 14

OK Go - The Writing's On the Wall - Official Video

Cat sitting in a chair Sh!t the Dowager says Part 1|Downton Abbey

Friday, June 27, 2014

Found For Friday

   Prior  to her trip to America, Carol (a blonde chick from England ), confided to her co-workers and friends she had three goals for her trip;

   1.  She wanted to taste some real western Bar-B-Q.

   2..  She wanted to take in a bona fide rodeo...
  And...

   3.  She wanted to have sex with a local cowboy.

    Upon her return, the girls were curious as to how she fared.

   'Let  me tell you, they have beef to die for, and when they Bar-B-Q it, the taste is unbelievable.'

   'And  I went to a real rodeo. Talk
 
about 
athletes... Those guys wrestle full grown bulls! They ride horses at a full gallop, then jump off the horses and grab the bull by the horns and throw them to the ground! It is just incredible!'

   Then came the big question,


   'Well tell us, did you have sex with a real cowboy?'


    'Are you kidding me? When I saw the size of the condoms they carry in their back pockets, I changed my freakin' mind!'




H/T Don M.