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A fellow representative sent me this today. Wow, talk about your presuppositions! Friedman skewers Phil Donahue on his assumptions and does it with a smile.

 

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So my good friend Michelle picked up a line I told her the other day over a caramel cappuccino in New York. Actually, she found it at Iowa Politics, but she is right that stimulus money borrowed from our children to result in temporary teaching jobs is not good for our fiscal state and the subsequent debt we’ll owe. You can find her article in which she quotes me as the “responsible teacher” here.

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A Little Just for Fun

Though their humor is weird, I guess I like anything that shows that we are all fools (cf. King Lear). Anything from Seinfeld to Much Ado About Nothing to The Office–and I mean anything that smartly pokes fun at the human condition and shows that we take ourselves too seriously, I enjoy. See below.

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So I’ve done combatives in the Army and am not terrible meaning that I’m not just ate up right away though I have a very basic understanding. When it comes to martial arts though, I haven’t the foggiest. I’m kind of guessing that I would be in the blue in this video.

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The Love of the Country

With great-grandparents who came from Italy and understood the value of education, let me write a phrase I used in a speech the other night (I know I should credit someone somewhere!): Education is the greatest means of upward mobility in a free and democratic society. And there is no freer and more democratic society than the United States of America. Having been to a U.S. Naturalization ceremony, this is a moving tribute…

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The Love of a Dog

I was reminded recently of the love of dogs by a friend who lost a dog. This video is such a sweet reminder of “man’s best friend.”

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