When you think you just “can’t” do something, think of this.

What an amazing girl.

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  1. She gives a depth of meaning to the word faith that regrettably, is beyond my comprehension.But I can appreciate her not wishing to be categorized, seen through a particular “filter”.

    Pleased to meet you, Lola!

  2. She is brave, determined, and good humored! What a delight to see someone who does not let her blindess interfere with her goals. I could not believe what I was seeing in this video. Oh, and her teammates are the best!

  3. Also as I see her classmates caring and cheering her on, I am given a strong reminder that not all of that generation is more interested in making “Am I Pretty?” and Haul videos on youtube. We’ve got some good solid kids out there who aren’t bullys or self-indulgent little brats.

  4. It is always amazing to see athletes with disabilities who act as if they have none. A skier with one leg that puts everybody on the slopes to shame.

  5. presidential zingers that make me laugh:

    Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. Ronald Reagan

    When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘not guilty. Teddy Roosevelt

    Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening. Bill Clinton

    My esteem in this country has gone up substantially. It is very nice now when people wave at me, they use all their fingers. Jimmy Carter

    I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy: ‘Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide. John Kennedy

    If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? Abraham Lincoln

  6. late night zingers this week:

    “They announced the winner of the Westminster Dog Show, and tomorrow the winning dog gets to ride on the roof of Mitt Romney’s car.” –David Letterman

    “Newt Gingrich visited the San Diego Zoo yesterday and had fun with a panda. It was amazing. Here you have this massive creature that’s nearly extinct, and then of course there was the panda.” –David Letterman

    “Kim Jong Il would have been 70 years old today if he hadn’t died a couple of months ago. But don’t worry. Osama bin Laden threw him a surprise party in hell.” –David Letterman

    “The FDA came out with a study. They discovered lead in 400 different types of lipstick. And that’s just from samples taken from Newt Gingrich’s penis.” –Bill Maher

    “Rick Santorum is conservative; he’s so conservative he won’t even use weed whacker. That’s how conservative.” –Jay Leno

    “Rick Santorum is so conservative that after his last colonoscopy he went to confession. That’s how bad.” –Jay Leno

    “He is so conservative he thinks male bankers should only screw over female customers. That’s how bad.” –Jay Leno

    “He’s so conservative he won’t even go to Home Depot to get wood. That’s how bad.” –Jay Leno

    “He is so conservative he won’t even acknowledge the planet Uranus. That’s how bad…” –Jay Leno

  7. “How conservative is he? This guy won’t even take soda in the can.” –Jay Leno

    “You can tell gas prices are going up in California. Prius owners are getting that smug look again.” –Jay Leno

    “This guy is really conservative. In fact, Rick Santorum is so conservative he won’t even go down on an escalator.” –Jay Leno

    “He’s so conservative he wants ballpark franks to stop plumping when you cook ’em. That’s how conservative.” –Jay Leno

    “Santorum says that if he’s elected, he’s going to leave the interns alone and just screw the American people directly.” –Jay Leno

    “In fact, Santorum is so conservative he won’t even let the UPS guy handle his package. That’s how conservative.” –Jay Leno

    “Last night PBS began airing a four-hour documentary about Bill Clinton and his presidency, and tonight they spent 40 minutes just on Monica Lewinsky. Forty minutes! That’s 38 more minutes than Bill spent on her.” –Jay Leno

  8. This comes from a parent who is nurturing that attitude in this young girl. The world is not filled with rotten, spoiled, self indulgent kids like the teevee tells us. Kudos to both Lola and mom.

  9. How many of today’s over-protective parents would have ever allowed their child to try something like that?

    That little girl must have picked up lots of bruises practicing.

  10. beautiful. 🙂

  11. I’m sure her mother gritted her teeth and feared for her many times watching her practice. But her mother also knew this was extremely important, not only to her self-esteem, but as a future barometer how how well her disabled daughter will be able to navigate the world long after Mom is dead. Her mother showed pure and simple Love.

  12. Leno had some great hits. you can tell letterman is a left cliff blower though. He never does anything in good taste either. He’s an Inside Joke kinda guy with his Prius humping audience, most of whom live in their parents’ basement waiting for a CEO to tap them to be Lord of the company. Lotsa cheetos fly when letterman is on. I wouldn’t spit on the guy if he were on fire. He’s a sick bastard, molests his aids and is deliberately blind to the essentially horrid president because he has a D after his name. Furthermore, he’s rarely funny.

  13. In an effort to set up and embarrass global warming critics, a memo and document dump was sent to a fringe global warming blog. The blog and others, including mainstream outlets, carried the information and disseminated it, only to find it was a fraud perpetrated by yet another nutcase who claimed to get the information as an “insider” from a board meeting at the Skeptics organization, Chicago-based Heartland Institute (chicago, where else would such a slimeball exist?) The fraudster now declares

    Peter Gleick: ‘a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics’

    Gee, ya think, asshole?
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/why-climate-skeptics-are-winning_631915.html

    I don’t suppose the ‘mainstream’ outlets will bother doing a story on the story that was a fraud.

    The Heartland Institute sponsors the most significant annual gathering of climate skeptics, usually in New York, Chicago, or Washington, D.C.—a conference that attracts hundreds of scientists and activists from around the globe, including most of the top skeptical scientists, such as MIT’s Richard Lindzen, Yale’s Robert Mendelsohn, and career EPA official Alan Carlin. By assembling a critical mass of serious dissenting opinion, the Heartland conference dispels the favorite climate campaign talking point that there’s virtually no one of repute, and no arguments of merit, outside the -so-called consensus of imminent climate catastrophe.

  14. I need a special edition cockroach post for this swine.

    You need a new category–like Scum of the Earth.

  15. Awesome kid..passion and faith outweigh any “obstacle”. Kudos to momma as well, it’s so hard not to overprotect a child who has a disability, (trust me I know). Thanks for posting, UW!!

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