Friday, January 21, 2005

What's it all about, Dubya?

In his second inaugural address, President George W. Bush used the word "tyranny" five times, "liberty" 15 and "freedom" 27. What do these words mean to you, Mr. President?

President Bush pledged to reform "great institutions to serve the needs of our time." What “great institutions” do you have in mind, Mr. President?

President Bush stated that "... it is the urgent requirement of our nation's security, and the calling of our time." If “it” is freedom and liberty, how do you plan to spread these ideals, Mr. President?

President Bush promised that U.S. relations with other countries would turn on how decently they treat their own people. How would you define “decently”, Mr. President?

Let intelligent discourse lead the way and you will find your answers, Mr. President.


What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give
or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, Alfie,
then I guess it's wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,
what will you lend on an old golden rule?
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie,
I know there's something much more,
something even non-believers can believe in.
I believe in love, Alfie.
Without true love we just exist, Alfie.
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing, Alfie.
When you walk let your heart lead the way
and you'll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

The fellows in the Guinness beer commerical have it right

For the Love of Beer

Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
Babe Ruth

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his
Ernest Hemingway

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Paul Hornung

24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.
H.L. Mencken

When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we
fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!
George Bernard Shaw

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
Dave Barry

Remember "I" before "E", except in Budweiser.
Professor Irwin Corey

To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a "support group." Salvation in a can!
Leo Durocher