Monday, May 25, 2009

Mr Illinois

John Cribbet died Saturday, May 23, 2009 in Urbana, IL. He was born in my hometown, Findlay, IL, back in 1918 and he left an impressive legacy at the University of Illinois as a professor of law, dean of the College of Law and Chancellor of the University.

Stop it - you're killing me!

A joke from President Obama's recent commencement address at Arizona State University:

Now, before I begin, I'd like to clear the air about that little controversy everyone was talking about a few weeks back. I have to tell you, I really thought it was much ado about nothing, although I think we all learned an important lesson. I learned to never again pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA bracket. And your university President and Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS.

Once he nationalizes health insurance, he can joke about denying, say, pacemakers or chemotherapy or organ transplants to folks he doesn't like. It'll be a laff riot!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

To paraphrase Gandhi

What do you think of limited Constitutional government? I think it would be a good idea! Maybe someone can try it someday and report the results.