Playing Fast and Loose With The Facts…..

Watching the barrage of negative political ads with the upcoming republican primary run off  its very telling how the rallying of evangelical Christians into a voting bloc has, over time, led to a willingness to play fast and loose with the truth when doing so is perceived to be in the best interests of advancing God’s kingdom. Why religious right spokespeople seem to think that God won’t mind if His kingdom gets built on a foundation of lies is a question we’re apparently not supposed to ask, but all the same it’s a question that needs to be asked!

While the right wing lug nuts will get their followers to the polls let’s hope Georgia Republican voters have some sense tomorrow!

Southern Lady

Piedmont ParkI overheard this joke yesterday between to “young ladies” sitting on a bench at the 12th St entrance to the park.

“A very genteel Southern lady was driving across the Savannah River Bridge in Georgia one day. As she neared the top of the bridge, she noticed a young man ready {fixing} to jump.

She stopped her car, rolled down the window and said, “Please don’t jump, think of your dear mother and father.” He replied, “Mom and Dad are both dead; I’m going to jump.”

She said, “Well, think of your wife and children.” He replied, “I’m not married and I don’t have any kids.”

She said, “Well, think of Robert E. Lee.” He replied, ”Who’s Robert E. Lee?”

She replied, ”Well bless your heart, just go ahead and jump, you dumbass Yankee.”

The 2 Most Misused Words ……

As a kid I remember hearing the phrase ‘We’ll See” many times, which I came to understand meant ” Most likely not, but since there’s a remote chance we’ll just say ” We’ll See “This likely explains why I’ve hated the phrase “We’ll see…” even into adulthood. As a kid I assumed my parents thought it was easier to say “We’ll see…” than “No”, hoping I’d forget about my request before it came to “see”. But as an adult I have found that “We’ll see…” doesn’t always mean “No”.

However I have come to appreciate the phrase, especially with a neighbor whose requests are endless. In fact, a “we’ll see..” attitude often provides me with the needed time to contemplate the situation,avoid making an emotional or hasty decision, and sometimes eliminates the need to make a decision at all.

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