Is this real? Yep: check out section 503 of the bailout bill yourself. Glad to have these hooligans in Congress spending my money (I mean, looking out for my welfare). Once again, Oregon distinguishes itself for its forward-thinking politicians.
"To praise you is the desire of man, a little piece of your creation. You stir man to take pleasure in praising you, because you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you . . . Ah, my lord, you are the one true and good lord of your land, which is my heart." - St. Augustine of Hippo
"Wisdom enters through love, silence, and mortification. It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others." - St. John of the Cross