One day, when I was a boy, I was taken by Austrian friends to a pier at the Attersee, to catch fish at the crack of dawn. Handling the fishing rod absorbed all of my attention and when I was retrieving the line once again, I suddenly felt weightless. In an instant, the world turned cold and wet: I had ended up in the lake. I took the incident as a sign from higher spheres never to pursue the practice of fishing again:
However, for some people fishing seems to be a most exquisite form of relaxation.
Maybe some of us need some chilling out after all this (see below) - perhaps even just looking at these pictures of cormorant fishing might do the trick:
Phew! By denying Ron Paul a majority of the 35 delegates at its state convention, the Nebraska Republican party saved itself, and the rest of the national GOP, the embarrassment not only of having Ron speak at the national convention, but of having his name placed in nomination. 90% of the party constituents, and 100% of its establishment hierarchy, will now be saved the pain of listening to ideas that express philosophic principles that were once popular among the GOPers. Wars, police-state practices, torture, presidentially-decreed assassinations, imprisonment without trial, censorship, etc., represent the "new world order" that will bring conservatives to their feet. No more will these people have to suffer the indignity of having to listen to Ron suggest that the peaceful thinking of Jesus should govern American foreign policy! ("Ain't that treasonous, Ralph?" "Well, it's at least blasphemous, Martha!")