for 12 minutes or so all the whats, whys, wherefores about the Vigil I got the usual
question - "Has President Obama ever come out to talk to you?" My standard
reply - "I think the Pr. Obama is FAR to smart to come out to see me.
Have you heard of Fox News? How much do you think Fox News would
love to have a photo of Pr. Obama here talking to some whackjob with
tattoos on his face, SO THEY COULD HURT PR. OBAMA?"
"YOU ARE NO WHACKJOB," the male TX Teacher angrily rebuked me in
front of his students.
Have I ever received a stronger affirmation?
If you think, you are unhappy. . ..
If you think your salary is low. . .
If you think you don't have many friends. . .
When you feel like giving up . . . .
If you think you suffer in life,
Do you suffer as much as he does?
If you complain about your transport system . . .
If your society is unfair . . . .
Enjoy life, how it is, and as it comes, there are always those who are worse off than we are.
This e-mail needs to circulate forever...
maybe 10 months ago, and who remains a friend on Facebook:
"I was walking around downtown Indianapolis the other day, and I
saw this group of artists doing a street installation. We started chatting,
and it turns out they're from DC. I asked them if they knew about
you, and they lit up and said yes. Out of 300 million people in this
country! We had fun speculating on how many 10s of thousands
people you've touched deeply. :)"
"Just wanted to let you know you're on my list of "heroes." Of the ten
I listed, you, Dean Kamen and Bill Moyers are the only ones alive. :)
"Daniel, your kind words of encouragement mean an enormous amount to me.
I've been given sooooo much that I so desperately wish the share. Thanks.
Your brother, Start
Of course, to them I'm just another type of tree, or bush,
uh, make that tree; one that at times dispenses peanuts,
but it is pretty magical none the less. Most are pretty
skittish, but some are kind, gentle, nice. Just now
one lightly leaped onto my lap as I was typing, sat there
for a moment, as I typed, and then as I moved my hand down
to the bag by my side where the peanuts were, he casually
strolled across the keyboard to see what I was getting
him, erasing my work.
Hmmmmm. Secret Service? Nah.
Plop, he lands on my arm, he just came for another.
Note on facebook today from a student that visited the Vigil some weeks back.
"Checkmate them!" 3 hrs later Pr. O Checkmates. "If he'd listend to us earlier!," Progressives whine, mindlessly.
"If he'd listened to us earlier!," Progressives whine, mindlessly.
"THANK GOODNESS WE SAVED HIM," they drool!
Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, a Guatemalan immigrant, was the kind of person people in New York ignored. He was dirty and homeless, but it didn't mean Tale-Yax wasn't human. It seems, actually, he was a pretty good guy. When a woman was attacked by a knife-weilding man in a short-sleeved green shirt and green hat, Tale-Yax, 31, leapt into action. He paid dearly for his heroic effort after he was stabbed. After falling the ground at 144th Street and 88th Road in Jamaica, Queens, around 5:40 a.m. on April 18, many people walked by him without doing anything to help. He laid there, first bleeding in pain and then motionless, for more than an hour, as dozens of people walked by, nobody stopping to help, according to a surveillance video obtained by the New York Post. One person even took what appears to be a photo with his cell phone before leaving Tale-Yax,...