Jack’s Winning Words 3/30/16
“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” (Mark Twain) It might not be politically correct, but “in my day” the story was told of an Indian who sent many smoke signals to his girlfriend. She said, “Him talk a lot, but him not so hot. Heap big smoke, but no fire.” There are people like that today. What we are looking for are the people who follow their words with actions, who keep their promises. ;-) Jack
FROM HONEST JOHN: I'm looking for someone who realizes that the government created by the Constitution is supposed to be a full player in the game and act as an antidote to the poisons of Capitalism.====JACK: Maybe you can borrow Diogenes's lamp.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: We're having a huge thunderstorm, as I write this. I laughed about "Heap big smoke"...because we sang that at camp when the director got up to make announcements, etc. Often the director was Bill. :-) Heap bit smoke, but...NO FIRE!" Good memories!====JACK: Camp days were lots of fun, often because of the fun songs that were learned in the dining hall and around the camp fire.
FROM CHESTER THE GOOD: Do I smell political overtones here? If so, what else is new? ====JACK: It depends on what you're sniffing for. There are different kinds of stinks. Do you remember "Stinky" Trevarrow? He didn't seem to mind having the nickname, Stink.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: There's a lot of smoke in the run for presidency. The person who vows to follow the Constitution will get my vote.====JACK: Since the Constitution is open to interpretation, there are other obvious criteria to consider. "The devil is in the details."
FROM RS IN TEXAS: Guess that lets out most politicians.====JACK: History indicates that it has always been that way...and I don't see that it will change.