Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 4/29/15
“The most important trip you may take is meeting people half way.”  (Henry Boyle)  Think back to when you were a kid…Did you ever want to play with someone who always insisted in having his own way?  Not me!  I wonder if some of our lawmakers ever had friends when they were growing up?  Of course, we ought to stand up for our principles, but the good life is often a matter of compromise.  It applies to home, work, school…and even in Congress.    ;-)  Jack

FROM ST. PAUL IN ST. PAUL:  oh that some in Congress would heed your words!!   Walker, Cruze, and even Rubio seem to be such entrenched ideologues.   no bend, no compromise, and such arrogance...  this will not help our government to "form a more perfect union"!====JACK:  Compromise needs to involve both sides of an issue.  Of couse, regarding some issues, there can be no compromise.  Ah..."Therin  lies the rub!"

FROM IKE AT THE MIC:  Isn't it interesting that if PRO is for & CON is against. Does that mean that the opposite to PROgress is CONgress ? mmm.====JACK:  That's a clever use of words.  Our legislators seem to have that same skill.  I read somewhere..."Never trust a man who makes a living with his mouth."  Does that apply to clergy, too?====IKE  The mouth should be looked upon as a delivery vehicle for communication, the words are fuel to connect human minds.Whether the communicator should be trusted or not depends on the morality of the person not their mouth.   
FROM GUSTIE MARLYS:  AMEN!!!!===JACK:  You must believe strongly about this one.  You added 4 exclamation points.====MARLYS:  I do—you have hit the nail on the head a couple of times this week.  Thanks!

FROM TARMART REV:  Not much fun, those guys always wanting their own way . . . frustrating at times with those that can't make up their own minds, either . . . much more entertaining and insightful, learning to share and experience another's point of view.====JACK:  I think that we all want our own way.  That's why it's good to regularly pray to God..."Thy will (not my will) be done."

FROM HY YO SILVER ON CAPITOL HILL:  In the House, the "N Word" that was taboo was "Negotiate" -- the Senate is much more refined, mature, deliberative body...dare I say, it's for the adults.====JACK:  Gerrymander is a funny-sounding word, but the results of gerrymandering aren't so funny.

HOWARD BAKER (American politician and diplomat):  "The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts."

FROM CHESTER THE GOOD:  Reminds me of the old Iowa "Right Hand" law. Farmers would meet at the middle of their fence line and to the right of each farmer was his fence maintenance responsibility. I think it is still in force.====JACK:  This world operates with many unwritten laws.  Baseball has it's rule book, but many rules aren't in the book, such as...Don't throw a pitch behind the batter. 


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