Saturday Shorts – 9-1-12

Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

The 30 Best Quotes From The 2012 Republican Convention ~ I think Paul Ryan won the most-quotable contest:

“It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new. Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.”

One of his other great lines –

“College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.”

– was just begging for visuals:

GOP Convention Exposes Bigotry And Hatred On The Left ~ Why is it that the same people who admonish the rest of us to be tolerant are the worst offenders?
Why Does MSNBC Want to Go Backwards? ~ Oddly enough (or perhaps not), the foundational premise of the Declaration of Independence is suddenly a point of contention with the Left. They, like every tyrannical regime in world history, have fallen for the misguided notion that our rights come from government.
Obama speech to soldiers met with silence ~ Maybe if the commander-in-chief didn’t disrespect the military at every turn, he’d get a little more respect from them!
Amazing letter from Neil Armstrong ~ After a visit to their home in 2008, the parents of a twelve-year old boy asked Neil Armstrong to write a letter of encouragement to their son. He graciously complied. Glenn Beck shared it with his radio audience this week ~

“The one thing that cannot be taken from you without your consent, is your character, which includes your beliefs, you ethics, and your principles. So guard them care. They are your most valuable possessions.”

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong – truly a class act.

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