Archive for May 9th, 2012
I finished watching this last night.
It is amazing what Clinton has been able to accomplish notwithstanding having to overcome so many self-inflicted wounds.
At BYU I took a class that was taught by President Jeffrey R. Holland and Academic Vice President Robert K. Thomas. At one point our class discussion took us to the topic of great artists and others who accomplished a great deal, yet had significant moral failings. I believe Mozart was cited as an example. Professor Thomas pointed out that what we will never know is what more they might have accomplished had they not been burdened by those failings.
“I feel so relieved to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now, Jill, because if I want to wear my glasses, I’m wearing my glasses,” said Clinton. “If I want to pull my hair back, I’m pulling my hair back.”
George Costanza 1993
“You know the message you’re sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You’re telling the world, ‘I give up. I can’t compete in normal society. I’m miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.’”
- Jerry to George in The Pilot
This never happened to me . . .
Excerpt: Brent King, 27, and Hannah Huckabee, 25, drove up to two boys Sunday who were going door to door collecting fast offerings in a neighborhood near 300 East and 500 South in American Fork, said American Fork Police Sgt. Gregg Ludlow.
Members of the LDS Church have been counseled to read the Book of Mormon thirty minutes per day.
Between now and November, I may be able to complete some of that reading by following the presidential campaign in the United States.
The article referenced below quotes two verses from The Book of Mormon and summarizes several other passages.
Excerpt: Last month, the far left website Salon ran an article entitled, “When Mormons Were Socialists.” It relied completely upon a deliberate misinterpretation of a few verses in the Book of Mormon. The author claimed that Mormon doctrine about events in the first century A.D. advocated for socialism. He declared that in the Third Book of Nephi, God punished a city because “the government disregarded the sick and poor.” Tellingly, the Salon article did not indicate where in the Book of Mormon the verses it relies upon are located, because they do not exist. At no time did the Nephite government ever give even a tiny amount of assistance to the poor.