MEMORIES: Pre-Cana requirements

FROM FACEBOOK

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I wonder if the royal couple had to do pre-cana? Church of England is basically catholic just without the pope.

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Funny pre-C story, Frau Reinke and I had to do it as you’d expect. Her’s was a twice weekly two hour meeting with the parish priest for eight weeks. Mine was one session with the USAF chaplain for two hours that I spent sorting, indexing, and filing his old Sunday Sermons. I was handed these three boxes of stapled multi-page documents and was told that when it was done he’d sign off. So it took about 15 minutes to get them in date order, about an hour to index them, and a few minutes to pack them up. I brought them back into him. As he signed off, he said: “Married life’s gonna be a lot like that. Figure it out.” ROFL, when I told Frau Reinke, needless to say, she was not amused. LOL! Guess both versions worked?

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POLITICAL: Fields of mediocrity

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2011/04/24/faced_with_a_field_of_mediocrity/

Faced with a field of mediocrity
By Jeff Jacoby
Globe Columnist / April 24, 2011

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But Bryce’s key insight was that “the merits of a president are one thing and those of a candidate another thing.’’ The skills and smarts it takes to win the White House are very different from the talents and instincts that make a great chief executive. That was as true in 1888 as it is today.

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The Dead Old White Guys made many mistakes.

One of them was not to specifically outlaw central banking.

The other was to insist that the President come from the ranks of the State Governors.

But, how they could foresee that their Republic could be, would be, so perverted!

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