Daylight savings goes into effect today. In case you hadn’t noticed.
The Latin phrase does not actually translate as anything close to the idiomatic American phrase “Quit making mountains out of molehills”. However, that is a plausible rendering of the sense of the phrase. My pleasure, sir.
I have no idea if this is true or not, but Putin supposedly likened negotiating with Obama to playing chess with a pigeon: first, the pigeon knocks all the pieces over, then it, ahem, “poops” on the board, then it struts around as if it won.
The Progressives in their smirking self-righteous piety and grotesque self-imposed ignorance are henchmen of the devil. Some know it, most do not. They stand between a woman and her human nature, her happiness, her children, and they speak the selfsame lie. The source of your happiness is the barrier to happiness. Destroy the source of your happiness, toss happiness aside, and you will be happy.
From Dr. Keith Ablow about the recent drug death of a celebrity:
When children of addicts lose a parent to overdose, they can also lose any certainty that their mom or dad loved them more than anything in this world.
Most little humans, in that predicament, deny that fact. They search for other reasons for their loss and wonder whether they themselves were inadequate.
They often wonder whether anything in life can be trusted, whether they can ever be safe from catastrophe. And that makes them vulnerable to depression and drug addiction and personality disorders, just like their dad was. Round and round and round. That’s the real way psychiatric suffering is passed through generations.
(But mostly a rambling of lessons learned about alcohol and alcoholics.)
Update: please see the below comments by Dr. Bruce Charlton, a medical doctor, who corrects/clarifies some of my statements concerning full-blown alcoholics.
A non-LDS friend recently asked me for pointers about food storage. He doesn’t drink alcohol, but does smoke and drink coffee.
Although we would like the whole world to join us in keeping the Word of Wisdom, common sense says that’s not going to happen soon.
I like rocketery as much as the next feller, an’ ridin’ herd on doggies comes as natchurelly fer me as breathin’. But I druther the rockets do the flyin’ and the cows keep their hooves planted square on the good earth.
An apparatchik may be defined as a person who doesn’t mind how long a meeting goes on unless he has another meeting to attend.