At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

I tried to find something to share that will echo my anticipated New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year!!

I'm not in Toledo, Ohio. But the vibe seems to clone the experience I'd be having if I lived in Toledo.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Achmed the Dead Terrorist sends Jingle Bombs...

Christmas Wishes!

Dashing through the sand
With a bomb strapped to my back
I have a nasty plan
For Christmas in Iraq

I got through checkpoint A
But not through checkpoint B
That's when I got shot in the ass by the U.S. military

It's not funny!

Ooo, Jingle bombs, jingle bombs mine blew up you see
Where are all the virgins that Bin Laden promised me
Jingle bombs, jingle bombs your soldiers shot me dead
The only thing that I have left is this towel upon my head

I used to be a man, but every time I cough
Thanks to uncle Sam my nuts keep falling off

My bombing days are done, I need to find some work
Perhaps it would be much safer as a convenient store night clerk,
Ooo, Jingle bombs, jingle bombs I think I got screwed
Don't laugh at me because I'm dead or I keell you

Monday, December 13, 2010

It sounds like this

Georg Friedrich Händel - Halleluja (Messias) is best when heard in German since that is the language in which it was written. When I was a young boy we had records of the complete Messiah - in German. We often sang Christmas songs in German. I still love the songs best when sung in German because it evokes memories of home, snow at Christmas, and holidays celebrated with a great deal of love and not much money.

The spirit of the Season is not an orgy of spending, but it is about being with those you love and dragging "Peace on Earth and Good Will toward all Men" out of the drawer. Enjoy the sounds of Christmas:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gift Giving

I've been trying to come up for the perfect Christmas gift. This is one option...

It has the virtue of being endorsed by the Democratic Party!
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