The Story Of The Toughest Son Of A B*Tch Ever To Walk The Face Of This Earth
6 Jun 2012 10:29 am John Hawkins
Forrest Griffin is one funny dude. Yes, that Forrest Griffin. The UFC Fighter. I’m laughing my way through Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat right now, but there’s one story from the book that is SO GOOD, I just had to share. The story is about manliness, how to respond to bullies, pride, and even unlikely victory, although some people won’t see it that way — hell, even he might not see it that way. In any case, this deserves to get out to a wider audience. …View More...
Tony Bennett: America Caused 9/11
21 Sep 2011 5:25 am John Hawkins
Tony Bennett, who used to sing something or another about 200 years ago had this to say about 9/11.
But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right. They flew the plane in, but we caused it. Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.
It’s funny that Bennett put it that way, because if I cared enough to look up whatever golden oldies he sang back when he was relevant, I would make sure not to buy …
Excerpt Of The Day: Philly’s Mayor: Take The Hoodies Down And Pull Your Pants Up
10 Aug 2011 12:00 am John Hawkins
Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer. Pull your pants up and buy a belt ‘cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt. If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy. You have damaged your own race. …View More...
Not Just The Quote Of The Day, But The Quote Of The Year Goes To John Boehner
5 Nov 2010 4:57 am John Hawkins
Trust me. I’m going to make sure this health care bill is never, ever, ever implemented.” — John BoehnerView More...
Quote Of The Day: Why Character Is Dying In America
20 Oct 2010 11:19 am John Hawkins
RWN doesn’t generally do quotes of the day anymore, but last night, as I read James Davison Hunter’s The Death of Character: On the Moral Education of America’s Children, there was an extraordinary paragraph that jumped out at me so much that I thought it deserved its own post:
We say we want a renewal of character in our day but we don’t really know what we ask for. To have a renewal of character is to have a renewal of a creedal order that constrains, limits, binds, obligates, and compels. …