Finally A Guy Gets A Break

A Florida man has suspended his ex-wife’s alimony payments on the grounds that she is now living with someone else—her prison cellmate. A review panel this week agreed with Andrew Craissati that he could end his $2,000-a-month payment to ex-wife Patricia, 48, because she had entered a state of “cohabitation.” Patricia Craissati, now serving nine years for a DUI accident, shares a cell with another woman. “It goes to show the most winnable case is losable,” said her lawyer, who will appeal.


At Wal-Mart The Customer Is Always Reich

A New Jersey man is charging that a ShopRite supermarket refused to personalize a birthday cake for his 3-year-old son, Adolf Hitler Campbell. Heath Campbell, 35, also says the store refused to inscribe a cake for his 2-year-old daughter, JoyceLynne Aryan Nation Campbell, and that the staff at Wal-Mart is more helpful. “Our No. 1 priority in decorating cakes is to serve the customer to the best of our ability,” said a Wal-Mart spokeswoman.


Happy New Year -- Dust Or Ashes?

"I'd rather be ashes than dust. I would rather have my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and perseverant planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist."

Jack London


A Bird

"Another time we were at work in a trench. The dawn was grey around us; grey was the sky above; grey the snow in the pale light of dawn; grey the rags in which my fellow prisoners were clad, and grey their faces. I was again conversing silently with my wife, or perhaps I was struggling to find the reason for my sufferings, my slow dying. In a last violent protest against the hopelessness of imminent death, I sensed my spirit piercing through the enveloping gloom. I felt it transcend that hopeless, meaningless world, and from somewhere I heard a victorious 'Yes' in answer to my question of the existence of an ultimate purpose. At that moment a light was lit in a distant farmhouse, which stood on the horizon as if painted there, in the midst of the miserable grey of a dawning morning in Bavaria. 'Et lux in tenebris lucent'--and the light shineth in the darkness. For hours I stood hacking at the icy ground. The guard passed by, insulting me, and once again I communed with my beloved. More and more I felt that she was present; that she was with me; I had the feeling that I was able to touch her, able to stretch out my hand and grasp hers. The feeling was very strong: she was there. Then, at that very moment, a bird flew down silently and perched just in front of me, on the heap of soil which I had dug up from the ditch, and looked steadily at me."

Viktor Frankl
Man's Search For Meaning


Sons of the wild jackass unite!

"The progressive movement is a vital moving force that transcends personalities, politics and parties. It is based on the fundamental principle that the will of the people shall be the law of the land."

Senator Bob LaFollette, Jr. (1945)


Democracy's Temple Shines Birghter

"White water fountains, colored water fountains. You couldn't sit at the lunch counter, go to the bank or get a hamburger. The pain will always be there, but I think there's a realization that people have evolved."

Florida State Sen. Frederica Wilson
After casting her electoral vote to elect Obama as President

"Every time I think of it, I get a little misty eyed. I am undone by the election of Barack Obama and what it says to me as a black American, and his victory in the whitest state."

Jill Duson
The first black mayor of Portland, Maine
Chairwoman of Maine's Electoral Voters

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