QOTY - "the Serenity Prayer"?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Dec 23 21:14:29 UTC 2012

I thought a Q or W OTY didn't need to be new, merely
newsworthy?  Although if given the binary choice I would vote for the guns.


At 12/23/2012 10:18 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
>Since the Serenity Prayer is hardly new (I believe Fred's date to beat
>for the entire prayer is Jan. 1936), I propose another candidate for
>late-breaking QOTY:
>"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a
>gun." -- NRA executive VP Wayne LaPierre, 12/21/12
>On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> >
> > A Reuters article on Speaker Boehner's "Plan B" by Thomas Ferraro and
> > Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai on Yahoo News this morning says:
> >
> > >Boehner decided to make the announcement [that he would not schedule
> > >a vote on "Plan B"} at a closed-door meeting of House Republicans in
> > >a room in the basement of the Capitol.
> > >
> > >Before he did, he led his troops in a recitation of the Pledge of
> > >Allegiance and then the Serenity Prayer, which includes the passage:
> > >
> > >"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the
> > >courage to change things that I can and the wisdom to know the
> difference."
> > >
> > >"It was a very emotional meeting," {Rep.] Cole [of Oklahoma] said.
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