Posts Tagged ‘Senator Everett Dirksen’

The first of many?   …  Special Representative for Ukraine: Kurt Volker resigns.
The starting list:
While I’m 99% positive an impeachment trial of #CriminalDonald will fail in the Senate (Thank You, “Moscow Mitch” McConnell), it will be interesting to see what effect the Republican cowardice in the face of Presidential criminal activity will have on the elections in November 2020.  And to think, there was once a time when I could admire (not support or agree with, but admire) a principled Republican (Barry Goldwater, Howard Baker, Everett Dirksen).   Dwight Eisenhower, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt (Republicans and Presidents I could agree with) must be turning over in their graves.
I recall an image from my childhood (“Weeping Lincoln”- Bill Mauldin’s famous cartoon about the JFK assassination) and, somehow, it seems equally appropriate today:

A Criminal In The Oval Office:  Another Reason To Cry

On This Day In:
2018 Very Few
2017 Or The Candidate Who…
2016 The Happiest People
2015 Jumping Into The Dark
2014 I Would Be Sillier
2013 It Keeps Happening Anyway
2012 Take Time
2011 A Mother’s Lesson
2010 3rd Pair – Shoe Review (DOA and Final)

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Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
     —    Sally Koch
[For some reason this quoted reminded me of Matthew 7:5
“…First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
I recognize the quote and Bible verse are more or less opposite and the verse is being taken out of context, but that’s what the quote reminded me of:  people always looking for their big chance to make a difference, when there are boundless small chances in our lives all the time.  Sometimes it can be as simple as a smile to a stranger…
Which (strangely enough) brought to mind another almost related quote about things adding up:
A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.
     —    Senator Everett Dirksen
See how my mind wanders sometimes?    —    KMAB]
On This Day In:
2017 Open Your Eyes (And Your Heart)
2016 Privilege Too…
2015 Otherwise Obscured
2014 Fundamentals
2013 Proof – ing
2012 Deluge, n.
2011 Hail, Caesar!
Why Were You Sent?

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I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
     —     Senator Everett Dirksen
[Found at one of the blogs I follow:  http://everydaypowerblog.com
The specific post is:  http://everydaypowerblog.com/2013/08/09/the-formula-to-make-your-dreams-real/    —    KMAB]
On This Day In:
2012 Simple Sayings
2011 Wupped Again?
2010 3 and 1…
Musical Notes…
Doubt Tries…
Northwest Passages – Evening Two
The Beierly’s Web Site

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