Ahhhhh…the wisdom of the ages.
A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.
She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.
“Pardon me, sir, I’m Rebecca Smith from CNN. What’s your name?
“Morris Feinberg,” he replied.
“Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?”
“For about 60 years.”
“60 years! That’s amazing! What do you pray for?”
“I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims.”
“I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop.”
“I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults and to love their fellow man.”
“I pray that politicians tell us the truth and put the interests of the people ahead of their own interests.”
“How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?”
“Like I’m talking to a fucking wall.”
Feb 08 2012
Aug 08 2009
Crossposted at Daily Kos
The lesson we should learn from Dr. Tiller’s murder is that if someone is demonized enough in the mass media, some crazy person will try to kill them.
Marabout40 has an excellant RecListed diary at Dkos titled Thank You Rachel Maddow & Frank Schaeffer!. Within that diary there is a video featuring Frank Schaeffer which I strongly suggest that you watch. In that video Mr. Schaeffer is quoted as saying :
“Their coded message to their own lunatic fringe is very simple, ‘Go for broke’
[It is} literally leaving a loaded gun on the table, saying ‘The first person who wants to use this, go ahead’“
I do not wish to fear monger, but I genuinely fear for our President, and our Democracy.
Jul 12 2009
We offer a libation of water,
and say a simple prayer to him:
“Omi Tutu, Ana Tutu,
Elegua opens the doors to all endeavors.
He is the guardian of the Crossroads
and the messenger to God.
Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute.
Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
~ Margaret Mead
As Buhdy said recently, we do seem to be at a crossroads.
Mar 27 2009
I’ve been worryin’ a lot lately about America losin’ it’s traditional values under our socialist President. Socialism, for those of you who talk about it all the time even though you don’t understand what it means, is the process of ruining the economy by removin’ the traditional role of religion from it. Obama is tryin’ a whole bunch of voodoo economic policies, and we all know how God feels about voodoo (it barely ranks above bein’ a Muslim). We’re gettin’ bombarded with lots of talk on how to fix the economy but we seem to be ignorin’ the One Voice we should be listenin’ to.
Oct 01 2008
Have you seen the cozy little ads on TV by The American Petroleum Institute, the lobbying arm of Big Oil? They feature a Meredith Viera wannabe, who strolls about a canyon of enormous, misleading slogans. She purrs fun petro-facts, all in an attempt to make Americans feel almost downright lucky to be financially raped by, say, ExxonMobil, a company that squeaked through the gas crisis by making $4,635,845.00/hour in profit last year!
Well, in the interest of honesty — and never overlooking an opportunity to be snide, — I reedited those ads to make them a bit more candid. Watching it, you will have a taste for what it would be like to live in a world where businesses — and politicians — told the truth once in a while . . .
Sep 25 2008
Native American veteran Eli Painted Crow is leading this drumming event for peace in Washington DC.
Please do what you can to support this event.
I, the carrier of the spirit of Randgríðr, the White Shield, Handmaiden of Freyja Vanadis
will be attending and lending all the energy toward this working that I can.
If you want to save our nation and our world – join in as you can.