Affirmations for the Resistance #8

Art by Rob Goldstein

Carrie Underwood – The Champion ft. Ludacris

They say that every champion is all about his principles

A quote from Alexander Hamilton: If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of security in a Republic? the answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws—the first growing out of the last. It is by this, in a great degree, that the rich and powerful are to be restrained from enterprises against the common liberty—operated upon by the influence of a general sentiment, by their interest in the principle, and by the obstacles which the habit it produces erects against innovation and encroachment. It is by this, in a still greater degree, that caballers, intriguers, and demagogues are prevented from climbing on the shoulders of faction to the tempting seats of usurpation and tyranny.Be champions of the Constitution and the Rule of Law.

“If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws—the first growing out of the last.  It is by this, in a great degree, that the rich and powerful are to be restrained from enterprises against the common liberty—operated upon by the influence of a general sentiment, by their interest in the principle, and by the obstacles which the habit it produces erects against innovation and encroachment. It is by this, in a still greater degree, that caballers, intriguers, and demagogues are prevented from climbing on the shoulders of faction to the tempting seats of usurpation and…

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A Little Marital Levity

Grumpa Joe's Place

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Pharmacist to a customer:
“Sir, please understand, to buy an anti-depression pill you need a proper prescription.

 Simply showing your marriage certificate and wife’s picture is not enough.”

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A bookseller conducting a market survey asked a woman “Which book has

helped you most in your life?”

The woman replied, “My husband’s cheque book!”

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A prospective husband in a book store “Do you have a book called,

“Husband: The Master of the House”?

Sales Girl: Certainly Sir, you’ll find it under ‘Fiction and Comics’ on the 1st floor!

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Someone asked an old man: “Even after 70 years, you still call your

wife darling, honey, luv… What’s the secret?”

Old man: “I forgot her name and I’m scared to ask her.”

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Wife: I wish I was a newspaper so I’d be in your hands all day.

Husband: I too wish that you were…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – A multi-International cast, two cats, a dog and WI training.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the first of the laughter lines this week.. some from the archives and a couple of new ones…

First it is time to catch up with that Englishman, Scotsman and Irishman… up to their usual shenanigans!

A Scotsman, an Irishman, and an Englishman are each sentenced to a year in solitary confinement; before being locked away, each is to be granted a year’s supply of whatever he wants to help him get through the long, long spell alone.

  • The Scotsman asks for a year’s supply of whisky; it’s given to him and he’s locked away.
  • The Irishman asks for a year’s supply of Guinness so he’s locked up with several thousand bottles of it.
  • The Englishman asks for a year’s supply of cigarettes and he’s given a pile of cartons and the cell door is shut on him.

One year later, the doors are all unlocked.

The Scotsman…

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Mother, You Need Shoes — Art by Rob Goldstein

I would not have noticed her had the subway car not cleared of people at Lexington Avenue. She removed a tattered stocking cap and stuffed it into a grimy army jacket. She held a smudged white bag between her legs. She reached into it and pulled out half a doughnut. That was when I noticed […]

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Smorgasbord Reblog – Eating Chocolate – A companion piece to Coffee by Paul Andruss

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

I was so restrained over Easter…we each had a bar of our favourite chocolate instead of paying a fortune for an egg with a lot less of the good stuff…I love chocolate.. I will have the occasional piece of dark chocolate 75% of more cocoa.. but if I have milk chocolate in the house it is gone in a matter of minutes.

Paul Andruss  has done his usual deconstruction of our guilty pleasure and reconstructed it layered with Aztec history and flavoured with myths and modern techniques.. if you are not chocolated out after last weekend.. head over for some of the real stuff.

Eating Chocolate – A companion piece to Coffee by Paul Andruss

Chocolate Buddhas – Heaven on a Plate (Chocolateworld)

A century and a half ago it was inconceivable to put the words ‘eating’ and ‘chocolate’ together. Chocolate was a drink, like tea or coffee. It…

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The Great Buttocolypse and the creation of “John Stomas”

What a woman! My niece, Natalie!

NataliesJourney

They say “If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at”? I’m not quite sure who “They” are but I’m pretty sure I’ve heard it said a million times. I would like to give my entire family and extended family credit for the humor flowing through my veins. Especially in the most difficult of times. Humor has always been my family’s go to coping mechanism in any circumstance. Usually, at the most inappropriate times, but I guess that all depends on who is deeming the moment inappropriate.

As you can see from the title, there’s a story here, mixed with that morbid humor that I can’t seem to avoid in any situation. I am going to share one of my most vulnerable and life altering moments with you. I hope that by sharing this I can help at least one person get through a health issue that they…

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Triggers

Storyshucker

We remain stunned by the unbelievably brutal attack on innocent high school students in Parkland, Florida. Who knows why the individual, obviously disturbed, felt compelled to do such a violent thing thereby ending seventeen lives and damaging so many more. Hindsight cannot help too much now.

The trigger has been pulled and there is no going back.

In the wake of the horror, debate rekindled over gun control and the meaning of twenty-seven little words. They have been dissected countless times but the conclusion has remained largely the same. Gun advocates cling to that decision because parts of the Second Amendment provide quite a sturdy position from which to take a stand.

But so do parts of the First. Enter the students.

Regardless of one’s political leanings, the organization and determination of the kids at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School must be admired. Their collective response in speaking out was…

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