It's another day in paradise and a couple things caught my attention while I was thinking about a post for today.
* I thought my post on Tuesday was rather innocuous as far as politics go -- I didn't raise hell or place blame but just asked that those folks in D.C. get their act together and do something. I didn't think it would trigger a nasty response from a conservative sort who wanted to air his agenda here (which I did not allow). Then today Andrew Sullivan, who I admire greatly, posted this excellent quote at The Daily Dish that pretty much says what I was getting at in Tuesday's post only better as one would expect from the writer.
"Much indeed to be regretted, party disputes are now carried to such a length, and truth is so enveloped in mist and false representation, that it is extremely difficult to know through what channel to seek it. This difficulty to one, who is of no party, and whose sole wish is to pursue with undeviating steps a path which would lead this country to respectability, wealth, and happiness, is exceedingly to be lamented. But such, for wise purposes, it is presumed, is the turbulence of human passions in party disputes, when victory more than truth is the palm contended for," - George Washington, in a letter to Timothy Pickering, July 27, 1795.
* I loved all your great comments on yesterday's 'Sisters' post but I think Joy said it best: "One big happy family....that's how I like it, Kay. We're just a hoot!" We are a hoot and I love y'all madly!!!! Thanks so much for your love and support! Here's a video that I think works for us!!!!
* I visited my fine friend from Texas, Cowtown Pattie, tonight and my blood pressure went ballistic. Run -- don't walk -- over there to read what she's written so well. I've included the link to sign the petition and I've included the video below. The world as we know it is going to hell! I'm not worried about me -- I'm old. I'm worried about my grandchildren.