Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Thursday, February 03, 2005
For the first time in I don't know how long, I missed a State of the Union address. It was coming on as we were leaving church last night and I will usually listen to things like this on the radio on the way home, but I guess I forgot about it, and anyway, I wanted a little auditory relief. Oldest had been assaulting us with her sing-along to the music she was listening to on her headphone, and I wanted some sweet silence. She actually can sing, but when she gets those headphones on and tries to sing like the CD, she sounds like the most horrible American Idol reject you have ever heard.
Anyway, we got home and I had to turn around after letting everyone out to go get gas in the van, and decided it was safe to finally turn the radio on. And realized the speech was on. And kicked myself for not having listened to it all. I came in on the very last part of the speech: And then, the Democratic response.
America is indeed a country where the biggest dreams are born. Sadly, it is also a country full of fidgety, small-minded politicians, who seem to believe the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says is the same as argument.
The Marine Corp motto is Semper Fidelis. In a time that demands courage and perseverance, it too often seems that the Democrats have taken up the motto Semper Timidus.
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