This first week in September makes for an interesting collage.
Below is the September 1, 1952, cover of Life magazine, in which Hemingway's short story "The Old Man and the Sea" was originally published. Were I to compose a list of "things I'd love to get my hands on," a copy of this magazine would likely be included.
Last Saturday, sixty years after Hemingway's appearance on the cover of Life, was the 2012 inaugural Saturday of college football.
For comparison, the 2011 inaugural game day:
Inspired by Mr. Eastwood's unconventional RNC convention speech, Monday, Labor Day, was dubbed National Empty Chair Day. Here's a sampling of the empty chair pics that surfaced online all day Monday:
Perhaps my favorite, an empty chair with a teleprompter:
Sometimes Americans are a fun bunch.
Meanwhile, as his nominating convention commenced, rains in Charlotte washed away the president's likeness. I suppose when Jesus told the parable of the man who built his house on the sand (whom I believe Jesus described as foolish), He should've included an addendum for egotists who carve their own image out of sand.
Oh, the metaphorical places you could go . . .
The national debt officially topped $16 trillion this week . . .
. . . and speaking of the national debt, a record 46 million people are now on food stamps.
In other financial news this week, Democrats reiterated their support for taxpayer funded abortions.
Two Thomas Jefferson quotes come to mind . . . "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical," and, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."
The Democrats kicked off their 2012 convention by officially removing God from their party platform.
With God out of the way, gems like this depiction of Obama as Jesus were made available to convention goers . . .
. . . while bemused Americans at home had fun with photoshop:
On Wednesday, amidst the chaos depicted in this video, the Dems amended their platform & readmitted God, but the decision was far from unanimous, as Drudge noted . . .
Given the Dems' stance on the unborn, I think the Lord may prefer their original dissociation.
Allen West, a Republican congressional candidate in a race against Dem Patrick Murphy, highlights the God showdown at the DNC in this new ad.
While the Democrats bickered over God, cemented their support for free abortions, & continued to doggedly ignore the rising national debt, I spent some time in my happy place: