I found out on Sunday that insufficiently torqued snow blower engine mounting bolts will unscrew themselves in less than one hour of operation. Luckily I waited until after the snowblower self-destructed to slip and fall down in the driveway.
On the upside, I got the snowblower running after breaking off parts of the carburetor earlier in the winter. On the downside, that “less than one hour” figure is cobbled together from operating the device in 30-90 second increments, since it still won’t run for more than a couple of minutes.
The country needs more Senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He needs to know what he’s talking about.
I have many a time, in this stand, dared the world to produce as mean devils as we can; we can beat them at anything. We have the greatest and smoothest liars in the world, the cunningest and most adroit thieves, and any other shade of character that you can mention.
Fawn Holm, Joni’s sister-in-law, feared that she was about to be married to now-imprisoned FLDS “prophet” Warren Jeffs, who is serving time in Utah for being an accomplice to rape. Broadbent’s name had just been placed in the church’s “Joy Book,” meaning she could be married off any day, and probably without warning.
"He does like pranks but he doesn’t like to get pranked. We’ve learned that the hard way," Josh said.
The Pew report offers several theories to explain the rise of the religiously unaffiliated. One theory is that the young adults grew disillusioned with organized religion when evangelical Protestant and Catholic churches became so active in conservative political causes, like opposition to homosexuality and abortion.
As Politico reported, “Most Americans think public broadcasting receives a much larger share of the federal budget than it actually does,” according to a poll conducted for CNN last year. The results of that survey, which asked respondents to estimate what share of the federal budget was spent on certain programs, found that just 27 percent of Americans knew that the money for PBS and NPR was less than 1 percent of government spending. Remarkably, 40 percent guessed that the share was between 1 and 5 percent and 30 percent said it was in excess of 5 percent — including 7 percent who said that more than half of the federal budget was spent on television and radio broadcasts.
If there were a shred of truth to the claim that the rich are our nation’s job creators, then given how rich the rich have gotten, America should be drowning in jobs!
Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
until, in our own despair,
against our will,
through the awful grace of God.