NYT on Campaign finance

  There has been much heat and angst on this topic.  Perhaps we should look to other means of curbing corruption? January 23, 2010 Does Corporate Money Lead to Political Corruption? By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK ...

Publicist challenge: Silence

Is it the ghoulies and hobgoblins that scare us the most? Is it the wolves and the lions abroad from their lairs? What sends us in frenzied commotion more often than these? No not one of these! Nor is it the things that go bump! What is...

When you can't name the one you are looking at!

For those of us who have more than one sibling, or those who have more than one child.  Do you have a "frustration name"?  You know the one you get called when your parent is looking straight at you and can't come up with the name they gave you?  Have...

A dilemna

If one is not entitled to the fruits of ones labors and the acquisition of wealth and possessions at one end, why should it cause angst at the other end of the spectrum? LA struggles to cope with possessions of homeless

They say timing is everything

It is a toss up as who had the better timing in this headline! My vote is for the police here, I could be mistaken but en flagrante come to mind. Man Answers the Door Naked When Police Go to Home to Arrest Child Porn Suspect        ...

Frost

As the crisp cool again livens our steps The season has turned from the languid warmth Crystaline outlines fringe leaf and branch High lighting beauty, energizing our steps adding sparkle to the color of our lives!

Food for thought for my Liberal Friends?

Anatomy of an Occupation By Robin of Berkeley Robin is the pen name selected by a recovering liberal, and a licensed psychotherapist in Berkeley, California.  If you're wondering whether I was at Occupy Berkeley on October 15, the answer is...

Toss up questions

1.  If private monopolies are bad, evil, nasty things why is a government monopoly desirable? 2.  If fundamentalism of one religion is to be avoided at all costs in one country why is another religion's fundamentalism lauded in another country?

Snake Oil!!!

For all who subscribe to the "us against them" attitude over an "we're all in this together" attitude, a very good friend sent me this cartoon that was made over 50 years ago!  It is another example of the hazards of deriding the lessons of history....

By your associations?

There is a proverb that comes to us through the ages that says "So may much be spied also, by the company and pastime that a body uses. For a man is for the most part conditioned even like unto them that he keeps company with. [1541 M.Coverdale] ...

Mercy has OWS become their own enemy?

'Occupy Wall Street' Rocked By $ Scandal AP File NY POST Even in Zuccotti Park, greed is good. Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and donations continue to pour in -- but its reluctance to...

Obama's Job mantra

"No games. No politics. No delays," Obama said. "Instead of just talking about America's job creators, let's actually do something for America's job creators." My initial and considered reaction is best phrased as a quote from Daniel Webster.  "A...

Heads up!

Just ran across this and thought I'd pass it on to all those who listen to radio or watch TV here in America. Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts Simultaneously on Nov. 9 in a first ever nationwide test of the emergency broad...

My Picture (Nightbane's challenge)

Just when I think that all is discovered Just when the cavern is darkest Soldier onward For wonders lurk just 'round the bend An unlooked for shaft of light shows wonders undreamed in places unimagined Vietnam's Infinite...

For my friends here on Thoughts

This song says it better than I could!  It, also, fits in with Old Skool Wednesday with the addition of all the hugging that has been going around.

Whimsical Wednesday + Old School

If you found horse feathers would we be riding on ducks? When one partakes of poppycock are they in danger of failing a drug test? Stuff is what is overtaking the world (at least my corner of it)! Non sense is needed to non sequitor! ...

Ponder this

In an article I was reading this morning I came across this question and it struck me as a VERY GOOD question. When you recognize that celebrities earn salaries that are some multiples of CEO salaries, you have to ask: Why is it that rich CEOs are...

Two interesting polls

One from a political adviser to President Bill Clinton: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204479504576637082965745362.html For all my liberal leaning friends be careful who you praise and admire.   The second from Gallup for...

Oh darn, that speech could have been interesting?

Obama's teleprompter, podium stolen in Va. By NBC Washington MSN   A van containing President Obama's teleprompter and podium were stolen from a Virginia hotel parking lot on Monday,...

"The only thing we have to fear"

  Is not the ghostie or ghoulie lurking under the bed or in the closet,  said the Father to his shivering child but the dragon unconsidered.  Shall I tell you a tale of knights and dragons?  How the brave knight rode out on quest so perilous?  After...

How incestuous can this get??

Ever wonder how the "protesters" in NYC got "permission" to occupy Zukoti Park? 1. Connection to the Mayor 2. Wind farm subsidy as part of the administrations "green-jobs" initiative. ...

Shall we dance?

Zig, zig, zig, Death in cadence, Striking a tomb with his heel, Death at midnight plays a dance-tune,   Zig, zig, zag, on his violin. The winter wind blows, and the night is dark; Moans are heard in the linden...