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“Literally, if we took away the minimum wage —if conceivably it was gone— we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.” —Michele Bachmann

I would like to hire a house cleaner but I’m only willing to pay you $.08 a day. Michele Bachmann thinks that’s more than fair.

“Someone once said that if you sat a million monkeys at a million typewriters for a million years, one of them would eventually type out all of Hamlet by chance. But when we find the text of Hamlet, we don’t wonder whether it came from chance and monkeys. Why then does the atheist use that incredibly improbable explanation for the universe? Clearly, because it is his only chance of remaining an atheist. At this point we need a psychological explanation of the atheist rather than a logical explanation of the universe.”
-Peter Kreeft

Quotable

Posted: February 25, 2011 in life, quotes
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Soldiers at Ft Hood

These dudes were just different than what you find nowadays. There were very few white collar jobs in those days, so the American soldiers were hard men used to working at hard labor, building roads and bridges and dams and buildings and whatnot. Their asses rarely got sore from sitting around most of every day, like mine does.
-A friend, speaking about the brave soldiers of WWII

Quotable

Posted: April 5, 2010 in life, quotes
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Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. –C.S. Lewis

Quote Day

Posted: March 3, 2010 in quotes
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I thank God for all the freedoms we have in this country, even the right to burn the flag. But we also have the right to bear arms, and if you burn my flag – I’ll shoot you! – Johnny Cash

What are your favorite quotes?

My Daily Prayer

Posted: February 10, 2010 in jesus, quotes
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My Lord God
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following
your will does not mean
that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that my desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope that I have that desire
in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything
apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this
you will lead me by the right road
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always
though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear,
for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me
to face my perils alone.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

I saw this prayer yesterday on Carlos Whittaker’s blog and it stopped me in my tracks. This prayer couldn’t be a more perfect way to describe our imperfections.

One of the comments was perfect:

I love when you read or hear something that explains you to you. You feel a certain way but can’t quite put into words what you’ve been praying in desperation for a while and then God brings along something that resonates and makes such sense that again… it explains you to you.