The Rock Wall

Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:54 am


Thankfully the weather guessers were wrong about the six to 10 inches of snow for us Sunday. With a yard stick, I measured five inches on the picnic table on our south deck, but the fields and the roads did not agree with that.

I was about to start getting dressed for church Sunday morning and head that way in 4WD and studded tires when Bro. Jerald Jones called to call it off because the highway was too slick. About 11 a.m., I drove out to Hwy. 82 to see how bad it was. It wasn’t. By Monday morning, the snow had drifted across the east/west gravel road in a couple of places so I went back and advised Kimball to go out south to Hwy. 54 in her low-clearance car. No problems.

And we are ahead on moisture. How many years since we have seen that? Thank you, Lord.

- Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck may be a nice guy but he is paying no attention this week to the posted limit signs all around town that say “20” and “25” and “35.” The city council may have to pass an ordinance to raise the limit to 40, just for him.

– Eagles may soar; but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines. From CCHS minutes by Nancy Smith

– Great Truths:

• In all my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. John Adams

• If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. Mark Twain

• A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw

• A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. G. Gordon Liddy

• Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. Douglas Case, classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

• Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O’Rourke, civil libertarian

• Government’s view of the economy could be summed up with: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan (1986)

• I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. Will Rogers

• If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. P. J. O’Rourke

• The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill

• A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have. Thomas Jefferson

• We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. Aesop

• The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. Ronald Reagan

• When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.