Today, Ted Kennedy lost his struggle against brain cancer. 39 years ago, Mary Jo Kopechne lost her battle against air supply.
I’ve never understood why people follow those words with Rest In Peace, or RIP. Where do people get the notion that when you die you rest somewhere and that you either rest in peace or otherwise rest in … what? War? Chaos? Unease? Disharmony?
Perhaps it’s the fastest way for people to express their condolences, but theologically speaking, it annoys me to no end. When I leave this earth, please don’t say “The Lady Patriot, whoever she is, Rest in Peace.” (Well, it won’t annoy me as I won’t be around to see it, but I’m telling you my preferences anyway.) Just know that I’m finally where I’ve always wanted to be, a place that I’ve longed to be ever since I learned of it.
I said in an earlier post that I found these town hall meetings to be refreshing. It’s not the mere existence of town hall meetings I find encouraging, but the actual questions being raised and the disarray occurring in Democratic circles. Let’s be honest: the GOP can’t stop this health care plan by itself. Let’s [...]
How often is the legislative branch of our representative government held accountable by its constituents? Usually only at election time. These local town hall meetings, from my perspective, are quite refreshing.
Senators and Representatives are sent by the people to go to Washington and represent their constituents as they craft and vote on legislation. How [...]
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So why should YOU be interested in what little ol’ me has to say? I’ve found that tons of opinion journalists love to peg people into stereotypes. For instance, here are some ways they might describe our different regions. (I’ve left out [...]