A friend of mine sent me this and I am posting it without that friend’s permission but at least I scrubbed the identity. This is so awesome. It explains a lot if you knew the person.
“My first grade teacher insisted on reading us Jonathan Livingston Seagull. None of us had the vaguest idea what the book was on about, except that the bird dies in the end or something and we were all sad. I think a bunch if the kids cried and were vaguely traumatized. I don’t think I much cared about the bird dying, but that damn 70′s pop-spirituality claptrap apparently damaged me for life. We also had to sing John Denver songs. Jesus.”
While Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been trying to past Barack Obama for plagiarism for his reworking of a speech of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick – an effort that was likely approved beforehand by the governor – Hillary Clinton herself was attempting –poorly – to co-opt a central them of Obama. YES WE CAN!! became YES WE WILL!! It failed miserably. No one went along with her chant.Apparently, no one caught on that she was trying to lead a cheer (even thought it was obvious) or, worse, no one cared enough to go along. It’s both sad and silly. The strategy isn’t working. At least for now, her time has passed.