Musings, rants, rambling, general nonsense

The Error of Big Government

This current government shutdown has given us some amusing hashtags: from the simple #HarryReidShutdown, #ObamaShutdown, #ShutdownTheater to the hilarious #SpiteHouse, #PresidentStompyFoot, #ShutNado Though I do believe most of the #Barrycades (and #Harrycades) are just so much spoon banging by a petulant & vindictive administration, they certainly serve as an illustration of the famous quote* Perhaps […]

Shutdown Spoon Banging

Riddle me this – even if you believe, against any evidence to the contrary, that the Republicans are 100% responsible for the current shutdown (which, obviously, I don’t) But, if you did assign every tiny possible bit of blame to the Right… How can you not see the vindictive, capricious, random & punitive measures the […]

Remembering 9/11

A site I follow on Facebook just shared this Independent Journal Review story: 8 Advertisements That Exploited the 9/11 Tragedy   If you were online yesterday, you probably saw as many complaints about how others were remembering 9/11 as you saw actual tributes. We are nothing if not outraged by whatever we can find to […]

Didn’t Pay Enough Taxes

Just thought I would take a minute and remind everyone who thinks higher taxes are a necessity, especially those hypocritical rich folks who claim they want their taxes raised while taking all possible action to reduce their actual income tax burden (I’m looking at you Hollywood) You have always had the option of paying more. […]

Take Flight

The Wright Flyer made four flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, the best covering 852 feet in 59 seconds. It was the first heavier-than-air, powered aircraft to make a sustained, controlled flight with a pilot aboard. It was also one in a long line of designs over several years. A great […]

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