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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Rose by Any Other Name - Wouldn't Have a Festival....

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a real problem. It's not worldwide opposition to his nuclear program. It's not the collapsing Iranian economy. It's not unrest in his own country.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's name is too daggum hard to pronounce.

I'm serious. How'd this guy every expect to be an evil dictator with a name like that.

Look at all the really great evil dictators in history. Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Atilla the Hun, Nero, Napoleon, Ramses and Idi Amein. All great evil dictator names. Even the old Persian kings were named crisp clean names like Darius and Cyrus. The Macedonian, Alexander, and his dad, Phil. All the really good ones had names that were short and easy to pronounce. Even Osama Bin Laden is one of the easiest Muslim names to pronounce I've seen.

President Ahmadinejad just doesnt' strike fear. Too many convoluted syllables.

You just watch. Before it's all over, he's going to be replaced by somebody named Bobama or Fredmoud or something and then watch out! Those wacky Iranians are just liable to do something rash if they get a leader with three syllables or less in his name!
Just one man's opinion....

Tom King

Thursday, September 20, 2007

For Tim

Moonlight streaming across a midnight lake
Stars sprinkled like buttercups on glass
Without taking my eyes away,
I slip the paddle alongside my canoe
And push myself along midst holiness

Look up...
For there is glory in the heavens
Look up...
For there is beauty beyond this earth
For though the mud is where our roots are
The mud cannot be where we remain
For though the water nourishes and fills us
We are not fish nor creeping things

Look up...
We spring toward the stars instinctively
For in us we know that mud and water
Is not all that there is
Nor all that can be....

Uncle Tom