"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Pulled a Boehner
I always thought the Speaker's name was pronounced 'boner' and so I was disappointed when I heard it pronounced 'baner' (I don't know how to put in the long 'A' mark). I even thought 'bahner' might have been a pronunciation, but I kept going back to 'boner'. Anyway - when he does something media disapproves of, I'll bet someone uses the boner word, only they'll say, he pulled a Boehner. Get it?
Now about his tears.
Do you think the press is going to play the bully because the Speaker of the House tears up from time to time? In a day and age when making fun of people and their weaknesses is practically illegal, there certainly has been a lot of discussion about this. Many weaker types in our culture are lobbying for legislation outlawing any kind of bullying. So why does the press focus so much on Mr. Boehner's 'gift of tears'?
Anyway - I really like John Boehner.