I’m not sure how much polish is needed. I think today’s ordinary citizen would like straight talk with sincerity, and sincerity is best conveyed briefly and in plain words.
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can't serve both God and Mammon. Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food, and the body more than clothing? See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than they?
"Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan? Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin, yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won't he much more clothe you, you of little faith?
"Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore don't be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day's own evil is sufficient."
‘Populism’ is a euphemism for ‘rabble’ or ‘hoi polloi’. Well, there are targets of the rabble’s wrath that are deserving, and we are not on the verge of a boneheaded political revolution, so let’s go do it.
Go vote for the freaking Senate bill that you’ve help stick us with by feigning fortitude and not just getting this matter out of the way so you could have attacked the next of the many problems the Bush years have left us.
Josh Marshall: I went to lunch about an hour and a half ago and came back to learn the president has decided to throw in the towel. I guess we have our answer.
Obama is many good things, but he is not yet what he will have to become.
The term "endorphin" implies a pharmacological activity (analogous to the activity of the corticosteroid category of biochemicals) as opposed to a specific chemical formulation. It consists of two parts: endo- and -orphin; these are short forms of the words endogenous and morphine, intended to mean "a morphine-like substance originating from within the body."
The term endorphin rush has been adopted in popular speech to refer to feelings of exhilaration brought on by pain, danger, or other forms of stress, supposedly due to the influence of endorphins. When a nerve impulse reaches the spinal cord, endorphins are released which prevent nerve cells from releasing more pain signals. Immediately after injury, endorphins allow humans to feel a sense of power and control over themselves that allows them to persist with activity for an extended time.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphin )
Just get this issue out of the way, like you should have done months ago.
This is confirmation of a stereotype of the Left, and demonstrates why I am more afraid of the Left than the Right killing a serious attempt to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. We can’t rely on each other.
It is my obsession, or one of them. I think about it all day. I dislike going to sleep, because then I can’t think about it.
I think about other things, too. All day.
This is me under treatment. Not under treatment, I obsess about less useful things.
Randi Rhodes interviewed Anthony Weiner and he sounded pretty darn relieved to me. Oh, he said words about ‘getting things done’, but he sounded as if he was going to get a good night’s sleep tonight. He managed to lull Randi into complacency, too; she had been reading polling figures before that. Just like a Democrat.
I do think my contributions to the primary-out-the-right-wingers movement are over – mainly because its leaders also belong to the getting-nothing-done crowd, and second because I want people I can trust to act more than I want to make an ideological purge.
I’m sick of Democrats, the liberals especially, and not just the politicians, but also these feckless idealists who can’t adapt to a post-Bush environment.
It appears my desire to be rid of Dennis Kucinich, hero of feckless and waffling liberals everywhere, was prescient. Unfortunately I doubt we can primary Kucinich out and replace him with an effective liberal, and so we are stuck with him. But maybe not everyone else.