Saturday, February 12, 2011

Honest Abe

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Today, February 12, is the anniversary of President Lincoln’s birthday. He was born in 1809 and is revered as one of best presidents this United States of America has ever had. Here’s a nice video that summarizes his life and fame.

Also, you can read more about this President here on Wikipedia: Abe Lincoln

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Abe Lincoln is known for his honesty.
Honesty is a important trait for human beings. Honesty promotes trust that others put in us and enables us to be responsible people.
There is at least two sides to honesty. (1) One being honest with others. (2) The other is being honest with ourselves. I think we can be very honest with others, but often be dishonest with ourselves. That means we’re unwilling to admit our personal faults and weaknesses. If we don’t admit to them we will not work toward correction.

Guard against Conceit & Pride.

Quote of the Day
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
~Ronal Reagan
Joke of the Day

Joe, a notoriously bad golfer, hits his ball off the first tee and watches as it slices to the right and disappears through an open window. Figuring that's the end of it, he gets another ball out of his bag and plays on.

On the eighth hole, a police officer walks up to Joe on the course and says, "Did you hit a golf ball through a window back there?"

Joe says, "Yes I did."

"Well," says the police officer, "it knocked a lamp over, scaring the dog, which raced out of the house onto the highway. A driver rammed into a brick wall to avoid the dog, sending three people to hospital. And it's all because you sliced the ball."

"Oh my goodness," says Joe, "is there anything I can do?"
"Yes there is," the cop says.

"Try keeping your head down and close up your stance a bit."

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1 comment:

John White said...

Great post as usual, Jim. Particularly enjoyed the part on Honest Abe.