Archive - Sep 2005
Democrats brought about the school lunch program and the Public Health Service and integrated the armed forces, which then became a model of how Americans can be not so hung up on race. Democrats produced Head Start and food stamps and funded the college buildings to house the wave of boomers in the Seventies. The goal of Democrats has been to make this a nation of the middle class - educated people who own property and have a stake in the community and aren't easily bullied - and the most dramatic program was the CI Bill of Rights, which boosted a whole generation into the ranks of white-collar professionals.
That's a quote from p. 193 of Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America by Garrison Keillor. I read it during our get-away trip to the UP. Get yourself a copy or ask to borrow mine.
Democrats are realists. We care less about symbolism and enacting our own theology into law and making people listen to us intone a prayer (0 Thou who didst reveal Thyself to us, grant us victory over our despicable foes, and rain destruction and despair on them and cover their bodies with boils and sores, we do earnestly seek this in Our Savior's Name. Amen) and we care more about the ordinary essentials of life.
That's a quote from p. 192 of Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America by Garrison Keillor. I read it during our get-away trip to the UP. Get yourself a copy or ask to borrow mine.
According to the AP, the Atlanta woman held hostage by the courthouse fugitive gave him some of her crystal meth stash. "Ashley Smith, the woman who says she persuaded suspected courthouse gunman Brian Nichols to release her by talking about her faith, discloses in a new book that she gave him methamphetamine during the hostage ordeal.