Daily Archives: November 19, 2006


After seeing Elena's latest post about me...I can't do pie (weight watchers and all that).

I make the offer to Elena to sit down for coffee, with her and her priest (or other counseling staff person). My schedule doesn't make it easy to schedule things so I need at least three weeks notice.

But that's the offer, let her priest read her blog, my blog.

(an edit below)

Elena's reply:

That's sweet Ellen.

I think we should just agree to disagree, realize that we are just not ever going to be a good fit as far as friendly adversaries go, wish each other well and just let it go.

Have a nice Thanksgiving.

Thank you for your gracious response. I wish you the best Thanksgiving as well.

If you desire to pursue reconciliation, my offer to sit down with you and your church authority remains on the table.

More from Elena:

Because it's time consuming and stupid. I don't particularly care to reconcile and I think she should be apologizing to me. You asked.

Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.   Since I was again referenced on Elena's blog, I'm again asking to meet with Elena and her priest - on her turf, under the authority she sits under.

If Elena truly believes that reconciliation is stupid and she doesn't care to reconcile (as she writes), I recommend a short passage.

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A few weeks ago, John Kerry stepped in it by saying something to the effect that if you don't go to college and study hard, you'll end up in the military.

Uh...if Charles Rangel, the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has his way, college, studying or anything else may not make a difference.

Who is pushing for a reinstatement of the draft?  Hint: it isn't the Republicans.  And it isn't just young men.

The article says that involuntary service would not just include the military:

"young people (would) commit themselves to a couple of years in service to this great republic, whether it's our seaports, our airports, in schools, in hospitals,"

And yet:

Rangel, a veteran of the Korean War who has unsuccessfully sponsored legislation on conscription in the past, said he will propose a measure early next year.

In 2003, he proposed a measure covering people age 18 to 26. This year, he offered a plan to mandate military service for men and women between age 18 and 42; it went nowhere in the Republican-led Congress.

(emphasis mine)