Well the battle for Michigan is over (isn’t Battlecreek in Michigan?) and Romney has taken the popular vote but only half the delegates. Super Rick took second in the popular vote and got the other half of the delegates. Is this what the battle is all about? (Oh yeah, Romney took Arizona, surprise surprise.) Doesn’t anyone care about Newt Gingrich anymore? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Well Georgia is coming up so the tide will probably turn there in Newt’s home state…maybe. It has been very interesting how the GOP candidates say one thing one day and have to back track the next. It’s as if there is a disconnect between the mind and the mouth. Promises, promises…and then a back track. For Romney’s latest take-back-I-didn’t-really-mean-it statement we go to Ohio and his interview on the radio. When asked about the Blunt amendment on contraception (which would allow employers to opt out of covering any kind of health benefit for moral reasons) Romney said he was against the amendment. In a whisker minute after that came out of Romney’s mouth his handlers issued a statement saying that Mitt was for the bill. By the way this amendment was attached to a bill regarding transportation. (I guess sperm is counted as a transportation vehicle) Go figure. I am wondering why contraception is being debated at all anymore. That is soooo 1959 if you know what I mean. Unless, unless…mmmmm are “they” trying to dismantle the health care bill by bits and bites? Let’s start with women…they’re the culprits in all of this. Men know better. Everyone knows that things in this country have been going down hill since women got the right to vote. Let’s return to our roots, when women met us at the door after a long hard day making deals, dressed in an apron holding a martini glass out so that we can ‘relax’ at home. Yes, friends the good-old days are but a memory, but we can bring them back. Is anyone listening?
Speaking of not listening and listening. To hear the GOP talking heads, they want to party like it’s 1884. Read your history to know what life was like back then. Which reminds me of Jonah. You know the big story of Jonah don’t you? Of course you do. He was a guy who couldn’t get a break. He was blamed for a storm that nearly sunk the ship he was on. The sailors thought it was Jonah who was the cause of the storm so they threw him overboard. If that wasn’t bad enough, a big fish swallowed poor Jonah whole and he remained inside the fish for 3 days. Finally the fish regurgitates him up on the shore near the city of Nineveh. So far so good. He’s alive and sort of OK. Then God tells him to go to the city and warn the people that unless they changed their ways the city was going to be destroyed. Jonah did as he was told knowing full well that the people of the city wouldn’t listen and he really didn’t care about them anyway, but because God told him to go he went. Well, what do you know? The people of the city from the king on down began to fast and do penance making things all right again. Jonah is miffed. He thought no one was listening but they were.
So today’s quote comes from the story of Jonah as repeated by the evangelist, Luke in Chapter 11:
At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
and condemn it,
because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
and there is something greater than Jonah here.” (Luke 11)
So what are we to learn from this? It’s good to listen to your heart, it’s usually right. Listen to what people have to say and judge if it is the truth. As Jonah said, “Beware of the flip-floppers, the people are listening to them.” Now where did I put my flip-flops.
and so it goes…