Daily Archives: June 19, 2010

“Cries From The Gulf” by Lea Morris

This is the description from YouTube:  Written and narrated by Gulf Coast native Lea Morris, this open letter captures the raw heartbreak of the millions impacted by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Gulf Coast native Lea Morris wrote and narrated this angry open letter to Sarah Palin. Raw heartbreak or a politically-laden attack?

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“Health should be a right for everyone”

“Why do, basically, people with money have good health care and why do people who live on lower salaries not have good health care?”

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Old Joe and the Foot In Mouth Disease

We’ve all done it – opened mouth and inserted foot. Joe Barton may have actually taken it to another level by apologizing to BP because President Obama wasn’t nice to them, but he’s not the first, and won’t be the last.

“Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick, and I had her shot.”

Politicians probably get the most flak for verbal gaffes. George W Bush is so famous for his that malapropisms are now know as Bushisms. Bush was bad, Dan Quayle wasn’t far behind.

“One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Vice President, and that one word is ‘to be prepared.'”

Even the most solemn and straitlaced have their problems, too.

“The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.'”

Gerald Ford was known for more than just tripping and falling down.

“I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.”

When writing a resume, one needs to be particularly careful to avoid gaffes, blunders and general stupidity.

“Education: College, August 1880 – May 1984.”

Sometimes you wonder, just what the Hell were they thinking?

“Ears pierced while you wait.”    –    “Idaho Pot / 10 Lb. Bag / $1.49”

Old Joe doesn’t have the market cornered on dumb political remarks.

“It is indeed fitting that we gather here today to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a log cabin that he built with his own hands.”

Some gaffes come way too close to the truth.

“Government employer looking for candidates. Criminal background required.”

“Auto Repair Service. Free pick-up and delivery. Try us once, you’ll never go anywhere again.”

The lawyers got involved and now labels can be the worst of gaffes.

“Do not use orally.” — On a toilet bowl cleaning brush.

“Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage.” — On a portable stroller.

“Warning: do not use if you have prostate problems.” — On a box of Midol PMS relief tablets.

“May be harmful if swallowed.” — On a shipment of hammers.

Now, personally, I am unlikely to be guilty of a verbal gaffe as long as my mouth is shut. My written cases of Foot in Mouth Disease, on the other hand, are legend…………………………..

By the way, I’ll be leaving for Idaho shortly.


William Stephenson Clark


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Saturday, 6/19/10, Public Square

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SHALL I TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY?

( What can I say, Will’s topic inspired me)

SHALL I TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY?

And what shall that journey be?

Shall we sail across an Ocean or wander about in a forest green?

Shall I speak of an idiot or someone that seems an idiot to me?

Should it be about world peace or simply a good piece of Apple pie?

It is not easy being your tour guide, when I do not know which tour you had in mind?

Should I lambaste a Conservative which is something that many here would agree.

Or simply explain the theory of time travel which would leave many say what the Hell?

I may rig the ship and plot the course only for you to show up wearing your hiking boots and carrying a canteen. Than oh then what shall I do, run the ship aground and start walking from the sea?

Oh I guess in the end it is what tour I wish to guide since I have chosen to be a guide and to take you all on a journey.

And that is what I do when posting a new thread, load the gang plank or point the path through a forest glen. As has been seen it does not mean that you will be following me.

The path does change and the voyage sets for a port that was not on the course I had plotted.

But that is OK, for on this journey it is not the travel but the opportunity and where it would lead.

A voice is heard and it need not be solely my voice that sounds and declares what it shall be.

For here is the place of voices and not all speak in the same degree.

So you may sit back and enjoy the journey or change the course and direction as the feeling need be.

Perhaps the intent is not to invite it is the journey I wish it to be?

Than you may come or never set foot on the vehicle I have chosen to journey in.

One day we may go hunting a Bigfoot in those woods, or simply sit beside a brook and enjoy the sun.

which ever is more enjoyable to me.

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