...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.
Friday, January 31, 2014
I recently bought a young
registered Black Angus bull. I put him
out with the herd but he just ate grass
and wouldn't even look at a cow.I was
beginning to think I had paid more for
that bull than he was worth. Anyhow,
I had the Vet come and have a look at
him. He said the bull was very healthy,
but possibly just a little young, so he
gave me some pills to feed him once
The bull started to service the cows within two days -- all
my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with
all of my neighbour's cows! He's like a machine!
I don't know what was in the pills the Vet gave him but
they kind of taste like peppermint.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Someone had to remind me,
So I'm reminding you, too.
Don't laugh.... It is all true!
Perks of reaching or being over 60
And heading towards
70 and beyond!
Kidnappers are not very
Interested in you.
In a hostage situation,
You are likely to be released first.
No one expects you to run --
People call at (or ) and ask,
'Did I wake you?'
People no longer view you as a
There is nothing left
To learn the hard way.
Things you buy now will
Never wear out.
You can eat
Supper at .
9. You can live without sex
But not your glasses.
You get into heated arguments
About pension plans.
You no longer think of speed limits
As a challenge.
You quit trying to hold
Your stomach in no matter who walks
Into the room.
You sing along
With elevator music.
Your eyes won't get
Your investment in health insurance
Is finally beginning to pay off.
Your joints are more accurate meteorologists
Than the national weather service.
Your secrets are safe with your friends
Because they can't remember them either.
Your supply of brain cells is finally down to
A manageable size.
You can't remember
Who sent you this list.
And you notice these are all
In big print
For your convenience.
Forward this to everyone
You can remember
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING:
Never, NEVER, NEVER,
Under any circumstances,
Take a sleeping pill, and a laxative on
The same night!