Friday, January 05, 2007

A Broken Heart

"You can fool some of the people, all of the time...And those are the ones you should concentrate on."

...George W. Bush

Who are these people?

11% of Americans support sending more troops to Iraq.

From her historic speech before Congress as she assumed the Speakership...

"The election of 2006 was a call to change, not merely to change the control of
Congress but for a new direction for our country. Nowhere were the American
people more clear about the need for a new direction than in the war in
The American people rejected an open-ended obligation to a war without

...Nancy Pelosi

A very good friend, one of my "arguing" buddies, came over to me last night and said he was working the counter of a local convenience store when a teenaged girl came in, went to the newspaper rack, and walked up to the counter with ten Knoxville News Sentinels in her hands. She placed them on the counter and looked at my friend.

"That's my brother," she said pointing to the official photograph of the Marine in full dress uniform on the front page.

"She just lost it," he said..."She just broke down bawling."

"For the next hour after she left, it was all I could do to keep from crying"... Me too, last night, as he told me the story. We looked away from each other for a second or two and changed the subject.

I think our whole country is on its way to a broken heart...The folks that don't already have one, that is.



1 comment:

  1. I'm worried the Dem majority won't do or won't be able to do what we're hoping for.

    Q: Has Mountain Laureate quit bloggin'?