Wednesday, December 24, 2008

And dwelled among us...

Luke 2) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.
3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.
5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see--I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger."
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!"
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us."
16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.
19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

And so it goes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Whew ...

At this point, I thank God I no longer live in Illinois.

Finally. I got a break.

Now, a show of hands, how many Illinoisans are really surprised at Blago's fall? Thought so.

Although the blatant way he went about trying to sell the Senate seat is really over the top, even for Illinois politics.

Illinois political corruption is usually a bit more, uh, discrete.

Florida politics is none too clean, mind you.

But it sure ain't Illinois.

And so it goes.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Done and done

Been getting a kick out of all the protesters against the leasing of Alligator Alley to some foreign investors.

Not that I don't oppose the leasing,. It's a bad idea for Florida and Florida's taxpayers. Really really bad idea. Stupid.

It should never have been considered.

But what's amusing me is the protesters seem to believe that anyone in Tallahassee is listening.

The hearings are simply pro forma.

The leasing was a done deal long before it was made public. And long long before they started having hearings.

It's gonna happen. Perhaps it's already happened. They just haven't announced it yet.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least. (or leased?)

That's the way GOP politicians work.

Didn't you know that?

And so it goes.