Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Hepatica, Darlin'...Is that you?

Mountain Laureate and I were having an electronic conversation about how simple things give us such joy with the coming of Spring. In this case it was the discovery of a smal wild plant called round lobed hepatica. I couldn't find a pic that shows the variety we have around here but this might give you an idea:

I have to hit the road this morning but I just wanted to give you guys a kick in the butt and tell you to go outside. I have found this little jewel within 75 yards of an office building in Kingston, Tn. There are hundreds of other flowers popping out all over. Think small and look at your feet.




Hey, here's a really curious fact about the Terri Schiavo law that President Bush just signed.

Notwithstanding his bullcrap rhetoric about being on the side of "LIFE", the law he signed as Governor of Texas let's insurance companies pull your plug even if you are fully awake and tell them you want to live...They can pull your plug on one condition...your insurance provider tells them to!

OK, here's the factoid:

Only Three Senators voted for the Law!

Yep! Three people voted to keep Terri Sciavo's dead body "on the tube"...

...In the weekend scramble, U.S. House of Representatives members who had scattered for a two-week Easter recess were called back to Washington and 261 of the House's 435 members gave the measure well over the two-thirds majority required.

Only three members of the 100-member U.S. Senate, however, were present to approve the measure by a voice vote.

Although Republicans publicly rejected any ulterior motives, a memo surfaced over the weekend calling the Schiavo case "a great political issue" and saying that Christian conservatives would be "excited" by the Senate debate.



  1. Hey, you figured the photo thing out. Hooray for hepatica!

  2. Well, sorta...I knew how to post someone else's photo. What I need to do is get a host for my pics. So much to do!

  3. Download Picasso. It's free. Pretty easy too.