Indigo Insights

Thursday, June 17, 2004
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
-- John F. Kennedy

Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.
-- Dandemis


>^..^< Yes, I know everybody in blogworld has heard about Michelle Malkin's arrival. But just in case there's a hermit surviving on possum in the woods of Pitt County, North Carolina, who may be reading this in a library, SEE IT HERE. Yesterday's postings were especially interesting.

>^..^< It's worth the trip over to blogoSFERICS just to hear the "evil, maniacal cackle" - even if you don't share Kevin's sense of humor!

>^..^< Sailor In the Desert took on the ACLU through Doc Farmer and also featured an article from Deborah Orin, Washington Post Bureau Chief, on torture in Iraq. I've been out of the loop recently and had not heard anything about the torture videos. Perhaps they were mentioned in the media and I missed it. YR.

>^..^< And the beat goes on over at Greene Thoughts, where only Republicans are "contentious." Go visit and let RC take his best shot at getting you to the Dem side of the aisle before November! RC, RC. He's our man. If he can't do it, Bubba can!!!

>^..^< Spudlets is blogging about blogging. See Joe Blog.

>^..^< Nice follow-up to Spudlets from J.D. Mays at Army of One.

>^..^< See UPDATE on Deliberate Omission from yesterday. I've been had!!!!

>^..^< REMINDER: Please don't miss Random Fate's Commentary and think about it while you read. (from 6/14/04)

>^..^< And let's listen to this again. It'll do you good.


"Geezers" (slang for an old man) are easy to spot:

At sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, Old Geezers hold their caps over their hearts and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them. Old Geezers remember World War I, the Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing, not to mention Vietnam.

If you bump into an Old Geezer on the sidewalk, he will apologize. If you pass an Old Geezer on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Geezers trust strangers and are courtly to women. Old Geezers hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.

Old Geezers get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth on TV or in movies. Old Geezers have moral courage. They seldom brag unless it's about their grandchildren.

It's the Old Geezers who know our great country is protected, not by politicians or police, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

This country needs Old Geezers with their decent values. We need them now more than ever. Thank God for Old Geezers!

Pass this on to all the Old Geezers you know.

[Thanks to Jimmy, an Old Geezer from Ayden, NC]

We don't become better or worse as we age. We just become more of ourselves.
-- Gertrude Stein

~~ MAIL BOX ~~


You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

No matter how much you care, some people are just jackasses.

It takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

You shouldn't compare yourself to others - they are more screwed up than you think.

Learn to not sweat the petty things, and not pet the sweaty things.

Exes are like fungus; they keep coming back.

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

We are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

99% of the time when something isn't working in your house, one of your kids did it.

The people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon. All the less important ones just never go away. And the real pains in the ass are permanent.

[thanks to Kirsten, Greenville, NC]