Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Crunchy Cons

I just read this book, and I LOVE it. It is subtitled: "How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of counterculteral conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party)." Okay, so I don't agree with everything in it, but pretty close. If you are tired of conservatives who don't conserve a darned thing except the almighty dollar, this book is for you! When will they learn that preserving family values means not only preserving traditional sexual morality, but also family businesses, family farms, the environment, beauty, old neighborhoods, and everything else that big business plows over? Hopefully a little sooner thanks to Rod Dreher.


Yesterday, while driving, I told Samuel I needed to take something to a friend. "You need to take it to Stacey's?" he asked. "Yes, I need to get it to her," I replied. Well, he didn't hear me correctly, with the radio on and all, and thought I said get it FROM her. After several minutes of confusing conversation, we cleared everything up, and he said, "You know, you really should have just stopped talking after the first thing you said."

Then today, while waiting for a video to rewind, we had the TV all set to channel 3 and could hear the PBS show that was playing. The announcer said the words, "Brought to you by Wal-Mart," and Samuel looked up from what he was doing and said, "Stinkin' Wal-Mart!" That's my boy! :)