A Modest suggestion

          Since we are at the brink again!  Oh horrors a government shutdown [what ever that means]!  Non-essential services will shut down for however long.  Does that mean:  Social Security payments won't go out - no they will go out; the military...

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With this I agree distrusting those who'd nanny for ever and all!   The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.   H.L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956

A growing hole!

          Since sometime in the 1400's there has been a philosophy countering a faith based world view.  In the last century or so it has seen a rapid growth in adherents and it even has colored some aspects of or groups within the faith based world...

Generousity - the community comes through (conclusion)

Back on the 13th I posted the saga of a partially paralyzed woman's stolen van.  It left off with a car restorer volunteering to repair what she did not have the money to fix.  Well, the work is done thanks to the donations of several local...

John Adams on fear

Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which...

To a lady of Character

Through life's long journey Your heart shone on all around you Sorrows you had them Joys and promises were there You raised up children to stand in strength You let them fly and supported them Your faith carried you Your faith...

Who knew ~ Dead Horses were useful

The government bureaucracy which can not [just can not] stand to see an industry unregulated is trying to use the "1884 Horse Act" to convince the courts that the IRS should have regulatory authority over the tax preparer industry.  Just on the face...

Scribbles & Bits 61: Impertinence

          One should scruple to shew thee the error of thine ways.  But happenstances signify that those of sway hath led thee astray.  In main thee hast bit a folly of thought.  For as much that thou abjurest those of industrie and frugality,...

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 "Guns are like lawyers, they are not dangerous unless they are pointed at you!"   ~ Jim Quinn Tools are tools, and it is how you use them for either good or bad!

When their government -

Failed to maintain Reduced services Did they whine Did they flee They took it on themselves

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From a State reknowned for its liberal adherence to free speech, tolerance and education, a parent had some questions and objections to a "new" program that the school board was thinking to implement! From the Baltimore Sun 20 September 2013 by...

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I know which I prefer and having smoke blown in my direction just ain't it! “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear." ~  Thomas Sowell I much prefer truth,...

Looking for inspiration in all the wrong places?

Seeking Idols? Sad we are surely, In the end how cheated, When what we wantonly worshipped Sadly did not show worthy! Hold a fellow human as the exemplar? idolize the very ground they trod, yet seethes the deep anger when human...

Climate change?

Question in which climate models, that are "generally" accepted, factor in these influences on the Earth's climate. Water vapor: the greatest 'greenhouse' gas and the hardest to quantify at any given point in time. Sun cycles: the sun goes...