Sunday, July 18, 2010

We put a man on the moon, why can't we clean up the Gulf? Or Live Forever?

Why can't we clean up the gulf then? Because eternal life and cleaning up the gulf make putting a man on the moon relative child's play by comparison, that's why.
Yahoo News/Associated Press - " 'We're a superpower — the United States,' New Orleans chef and sometime fishing guide Eric Schutzman said recently as he took a break from carving up a batch of black drum and redfish caught in an unclosed section of Black Bay. 'We put a man on the moon. You'd think we'd have enough brilliant minds to get it all cleaned up and get on with it.' "
Yes, Eric Schutzman, and if I had a penny for every time that tired remark was made, maybe I'd pay to clean it up myself. Or go back to the moon.

Have you ever noticed, Eric, that our directionless bureaucracy stopped going to the moon and hasn't gone back? Or to Mars? Perhaps we should chalk that achievement up to the old adage that even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.   Perhaps that means the Russians will get there last.  It's their proverb.

Counting on Government duplicating such an achievement is a lot like counting on winning the lottery twice. I hear it happens, but it doesn't happen that often.

I hear Government is now trying to provide us with eternal life. It's called ObamaCare. How's that working out for you?

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The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
--Ronald Reagan
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
--Ronald Reagan
3:14. I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you so that, 3:15. if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the God's household, which is the living God's Church, the truth's pillar and bulwark.
--St Paul, 1st Letter to Timothy
3:15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.
--St Paul, 2nd Letter to the Thessalonians
The biggest fool is one who believes in the govern but refuses to believe the Church.