Archive for the ‘Life and Choice’ Category

Well I’ll be Damned

November 9th, 2016 3 comments

Government of the people; by the people; for the people.  Last nights vote indicated that two out of  three is no longer good enough.  The Tea Party started the chant.  That chant became Gregorian last night. Read more…


September 5th, 2016 No comments

Are you one who wonders why someone would pirate a movie?

Well, a picture is worth 1000 word.  (That makes this post almost as long as one of Rob’s) Read more…

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Hillary’s Mens Rea

July 6th, 2016 1 comment

No, this isn’t about me be a peeping tom.  Mens Rea is lawyer-speak for State of Mind.  And, that is what got her out of the hot water.  Yes, she stored classified info on her personal mail server.  Yes, she was briefed on how classified info must be protected. But, nobody thinks here state of mind was such that she’s culpable.  At least that’s what the Attorney General’s office told us yesterday. Read more…

………….. for the Memories etc.

June 20th, 2016 2 comments

Occasionally, someone says thanks for blogging something or other — not often mind you.  But, this will warn you about the civil penalties associated with such kindness. Read more…

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The Eugenic Minimum Wage

June 12th, 2016 No comments

I enjoy reading  I read it because it offers info that makes me think and even challenge some of my long held beliefs.   An article today really brought that home.  The minimum wage is part of the current news cycle.  We see demonstrations by progressive groups shaming us because some people are not earning enough to get by. Read more…

Wait 5 Minutes

December 18th, 2015 2 comments

Here in the Midwest, it the old joke:  Don’t like the weather?  Wait 5 minutes.  It indicates the weather is variable and hints at why it’s hard to forecast.  There is that other shaggy line about a butterfly in China causing some weather calamity elsewhere in the world.  My local weather man has a tough job. Read more…

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What a crazy world today

October 14th, 2015 No comments

But once in a while something seems eminently sane.

Read it and think about sanity versus mass hysteria.

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My God

June 21st, 2015 2 comments

PopeFrancis_ArgentineGovIs your first thought that I am taking the name in vain in a minor way that was even acceptable to my blue haired grams?  Of course there’s the more powerful version from the cross.   Read more…

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Going around and coming around on a special day

December 25th, 2014 2 comments

A Merry Christmas to all.   Not a bad time to talk about religion.  It’d be a better time to talk about beliefs.  At times there is a disconnect between the two.  Hearts and minds isn’t just about a military program. Read more…

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Seasonal Retrospective

December 23rd, 2014 3 comments

Being retrospective comes with age.  I first noticed I was “out of it” because of Jeopardy.  Blowing my horn a bit, I was pretty decent watching/playing/finding the right question.  Then, I lost it.  I became mediocre and figured out that the trivia in my mind no longer matched the trivia of the time.   I was living to far in the past. Read more…