Indigo Insights

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Choosing Love Over Hate

Ocean Guy says: Koby Mandell was one of the young Israeli boys (Yosef Ish-Ran was the other) who were beaten to death with rocks while on a hike in May 2001. Koby's mother, Sherri, has done much to keep her son's memory alive. She has turned her personal grief into healing for many. You all may not like Sherri. As one of the settlers... an American settler in the territories, and proud of it... some may call her extreme. But does that really make her an extremist? I don't think so. Sherri has made a choice, not much different from other Israelis, and Americans who have lost loved ones to terror. Sherri has chosen love over hate. She has chosen to remember her son by helping as many other victims as she can. Read the entire post from September 2 here.

The Difference

The Mulatto Advocate says: Frankly, the Palestinians don't deserve a country of their own until they can act with peace and civility instead of hatred and violence. Joel Mowbray shows us the difference between Israelis and the Arabs who seek to destroy them. After the murder and mayhem of the recent Jerusalem bus bombing, a non-Jewish journalist sought reaction in the Holy City. This is what he found.


I do my thing, and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I,
And if by chance we find each other,
It's Beautiful.

- -by Frederick S. Perfs


If you already knew about this site, why in the world didn't you tell me? It's the quintessential Gold Mine of Oldie Goldies from the juke boxes of the 50s and 60s. So far, all I've heard are the original artists. You won't believe your eyes at the titles or your ears at the sounds. To borrow a phrase from the era, this one's Super Tough! Go enjoy. I gotta go now and tape record some more of these that I haven't heard in years! (Does "happy as a dead pig in the sunshine" mean anything to you?)


Ready to go out for the evening, a couple turned on a night light, turned on the answering machine, covered their pet parakeet and put the cat in the backyard. They phoned the local cab company and requested a taxi.

The taxi arrived and the couple opened the front door to leave their house. The cat scooted back into the house. They didn't want the cat shut in the house because "she" always tried to eat the bird. The wife went out to the taxi while the husband went inside to get the cat.

The cat ran upstairs, the man in hot pursuit. The wife didn't want the driver to know the house would be empty so she explained to the taxi driver, "My husband will be out soon. He's just going upstairs to say good-bye to my mother."

A few minutes later, the husband got into the cab. "Sorry I took so long," he said, as they drove away. "Stupid bitch was hiding under the bed. Had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out! Then I had to wrap her in a blanket to keep her from scratching me. But it worked. I hauled her fat ass downstairs and threw her into the back yard!"

The taxi driver hit a parked car.


A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
--G. Gordon Liddy speaking for Bob Hansen

If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, You're a moderate. If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist.
--Joseph Sobran, Editor of the National Review at one time

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
--Pericles(430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
--Mark Twain