Monday, February 12, 2007

Using quotes to illustrate a point

"The human race divides itself politically into those who want to be controlled,
and those who have no such desire."-- Robert A. Heinlein
I was told someyears back: "Niel Young is part of the anti-government crowd."
Our local police chief (now gone) said those words following my radio program some years ago. Others doing the program with me that day: Ken Merrifield and Tony Giunta from Franklin. Do you suppose they are part of the "crowd"?

"Without law and order our nation cannot survive."-- Adolf Hitler
If anyone should know it would Adolf!

Gov. Patrick: it's just a proclamation - we used to do for MLK!

From The Boston Globe 2/12: "The new icon of Massachusetts Democrats has rebuffed efforts to commemorate a day for Ronald Reagan, the last Republican to win the Commonwealth in a presidential election. And Reaganites are not happy.

Governor Deval Patrick decided not to sign a proclamation recognizing Feb. 6 as "Ronald Reagan Day." A month into his term as governor, snubbing the Gipper's birthday has left Patrick open to partisan sniping.

A prominent conservative said Democratic New York Governor Eliot Spitzer declared the holiday.

"It's the difference between a little more sophisticated guy who's governor and a guy who's still playing partisan politics after a campaign," said Grover Norquist, founder and chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project.

Thirty-three governors -- 20 Republicans and 13 Democrats -- inked the agreement to recognize Reagan's birthday in their states, Norquist said. The 17 remaining governors either didn't reply or refused outright; Patrick was a frank "no," Norquist said."

Oh so much to write about - so little time but now...

It took some time - a lot of time - for a couple of my friends to convince me that a radio talk show host should have a blogspot.
So many times during the day when I am not delivering The Weirs Times or doing some courier work the urge to comment on what is happening right then strikes me. And now we are taking another step into the hi-tech world.
I invite you to tune us in for our Saturday morning radio program 8:05-11 at WEZS 1350AM and you can listen via the Inet at
Following an interview with Jim Sedlak American Life League re: Not funding Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars here in NH and the move to remove the Parental Notification law a loyal listener sent this: “In regards to the Planned Parenthood portion of your show, Gov. John Lynch & the repeal of the parental notification law:
“I wonder who’s going to pay the medical bills of the under age girl who receives an abortion, without her parent’s consent or knowledge, and then has complications afterwards? Should the unknowing parents, or their insurance company, be held responsible or maybe the state – which means we’d be footing the bill. Also, if a young woman chooses not to involve her parents in the decision making process, for whatever reason, and subsequently has problems resulting from the abortion, why would the legislators think she’d go to them after the fact seeking help? If she’s too afraid to speak to her folks in the first place, doesn’t it follow that she’d be too afraid to admit what she’d done after the fact? Young people don’t always understand how serious some things are nor do they always comprehend how quickly a medical problem can become life threatening and they think the problem will just ‘go away’.
“Just my two cents worth.”
You’re words are worth a lot more than two cents!