Friday, September 23, 2005

Morning Edition - 9/23/05

When It’s Your Time
When it’s time for you to clock out there’s really no amount of money or resources that will save you. Such is the case for up to twenty folks who boarded a bus evacuating Dallas in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Rita. Authorities say the bus was engulfed in flames killing at least twenty of the 45 occupants and injuring 12 others.

In The Holy Name of Jesus; We Cast You Out
Shay Clark is a 14-year old girl who until recently attended Ontario Christian School in California. On Thursday she was expelled for having lesbian parents. Leonard Stob, the school’s superintendent wrote Shay directly saying, “Your family does not meet the policies of admission,” and went on to say that the school policy clearly states that at least one parent may not engage in practices that are immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian lifestyle. Cohabitating outside of marriage and homosexual parenting were precisely what Stob feels the policy describes. Tina Clark, Shay’s biological mother, says she will not fight the ruling. Tina Clark and her partner of 22 years, have two other children ages 9 and 19. Sidebar: How is excluding a 14-year old girl from school because of the “sins” of her parents, positive Christian behavior?

And Another Thing, Y’all Are Triflin’
Alright, that’s not exactly what 78-year old crooner, Harry Belafonte said, but it pretty much sums it up. Wednesday night attending the Congressional Black Caucus at the Washington Convention Center in DC, Belafonte sat wedged between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. When given an opportunity to speak, Belafonte got up and said, “I am looking at the ravages of the Democratic Party and I am trying to decide: Is there anything worth salvaging?" Belafonte was not interrupted and was only given attentive looks and nods from “congressfolk” Obama and Clinton. Belafonte was referring primarily to the response to the Katrina devastation.


On Blast
Is there any truth to the saying, “Better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.” or is this a cop-out statement made by someone not likely to find a new love interest?

Keep passin’ the open windows…


Clarification: Lights-Out E-Mail Is A Hoax (See Comments for complete background)

6 comments:

KahluaLoverInVa said...

Personally...I've loved many times but it took time and maturity to realize that only one of those times was indeed the real thing and that was with my former husband. That being said, I have no regrets. That man and I loved each other to the moon and back...still do. We lost the connection though and couldn't be together anymore and I've moved on. In my case I don't think I really lost...cause I HAD it!!! There is no feeling like that of being truly in love with someone who is truly in love with you too. Even though things didn't work out with us, I'm grateful to have had that kind of love at least once in life. Only God knows what is in store for the next love of my life...but since I've had the real thing once...I'll be able to recognize it when it comes along again! That, to me, is a blessing!

Cocoa Rican said...

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Cocoa Rican said...

As the eternal pesimist I always say the statement is a cop-out. You don't miss something you've never had and the "better to have loved" part would stand to reason the person had it and lost it. Had they never had it, they wouldn't miss it. Kids in the city don't crave a open yard, chickens in crates don't crave a farm and our behinds would'nt be so quick to give the defeatist attitutde of "at least I got some at some point." Let's get real folks, I would rather stay lower middle class than to become exceedingly wealthy and BAM lose it and be forced to live that way again.

:::: What?! What?! Okay, okay... maybe I do need to chill and get laid this weekend....DAMN!::::

Anonymous said...

Oh Well all willing I will get laid.

However, here's my 2cents:
Although you don't know what you've lost if u never had it maybe true, but listen a virgin who never got laid still gets horny and knows she's missing something so once she gets it look out.

Therefore, my point is that even those who never had it may still wonder and miss it because they see how others are and tend to want it too.

For me I am grateful, happy & sad that I have loved and lost. But when I had love MY GOD I was on cloud 9, loved every moment and don't regret any of it except the debt I incurred.

Love u much Cocoa and hope u get laid I'll be screaming you name to send u energy so u too can get some.

Heeeeheee

Luv ya Boo

Krissy

Cocoa Rican said...

Gee thanks Krissy... hold off on screamin' my name - it might make me throw up in my mouth a little... :) ..but seriously, I know what you're saying. When it's good, it's great, but when it goes bad it sucks - hot, spoiled lemons! I've been blessed with some wonderful partners and I've learned more lessons than are written in the old and new testament combined... all in all, I have no complaints and very few regrets. I do find that as I get older, it's harder for me to be as "open" to love and the vulnerability I believe it encompasses. This isn't to say that I don't have a ball - God knows I have plenty (hold off on the jokes, I know I opened myself up there) but I tend to be slightly more reserved and detached with each new person. It's almost a take it or leave it and sadly, it doesn't take much for me to leave it.

...but like they said in Beaches (the movie) "That's the story of, that's the glory of love"

Anonymous said...

That's just someone who wants a excuse to have a one night and a fling...it you know it will not work out as a relationship, keep it real...hit it, quite it, forget that ya did it...

J'Moo