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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Tom Edsall On Hillary's Political Reality

In yesterday's

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/06/shaken-clinton-camp-prepa_n_80125.html
Strong and unflinching

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then and Now....

TRADITIONAL VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


MODERN VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, "It's Not Easy Being Green."

Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome." Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer! The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients. The ant loses the case.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.


MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2008.

9:49 AM  
Blogger foxofbama said...

Looks like passionate Anon hides behind a sheet

10:25 AM  
Blogger foxofbama said...

And Anon:
I sure do wish you would read the concluding chapters of Garry Wills in Head and Heart cause looks like Huckabee may have his notions right with his Economic Populism appeal.
Richard Land and Karl Rove have played you for a Fool the last 25 odd years.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who? No one has played me for a fool. My opinions are my own, thank you.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon:

ARe you saying Bobby Lowder is more worthy to be on the Auburn Board of Trustees than Cynthia Tucker just because he gives a big donation ever once in a while to Baptist causes in theState.

And are you disagreeing with the conclusions about the systemic inequities in the Farm Bill as outlined in last week's Alabama Baptists; and if so where is your crusade there to right those inequities?

AnonTwo

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I know who AnonTwo is.

AnonThree

2:55 PM  
Blogger foxofbama said...

I think I know who Anon Three is; visited a Five Guys for the first time within a few days of the New Hampshire Primary, didn't you?

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checking on Backyard Burger next.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Five Guys Rules

Uber Alles

12:59 PM  

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