Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan are the two most dangerous people who have ever lived in this country. Watch Independent Lens "Park Avenue Money"on PBS you will see how close this country came to Armageddon if Ryan came to power.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I have grown tired of watching friends implode and the fallout that seems to coat everyone in the area. I just wish some of these folks could be like my parents and most of my aunts and uncles. Many of them had been together for over fifty years and from my vantage point they seemed and I say seemed to get along without much problem. My guess is that entire struggle they had to endure together-the depression and world war two made for more stamina in the relationship department.

Currently, a friend and his soon to be ex are trying their best to make the Israel Palestine mess look like a school yard spat. I suspect when it's all said and done they will never see each other again and this is after spending almost every day of the last nine years together. Already, the name calling and the self recriminations are under way. Fallout for the rest of us is the picking sides because you can never be friends with both you have to pick one or the other. Consequently, that means that we as the friends may never see one or the other depending on which one we pick.

What's the significance of having friends if there's a good chance you will lose them? Nice while It lasted


I understand that city taxes went up and the school levy passed. I wonder how many folks will be driven out by short sighted policys.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Not economics it’s demographics

I want to point out something that white Anglo Saxon Americans won't or cannot understand. You and I as an Anglo Saxon White American are the minority in this country. Think back to the days when the pilgrims' came to this country they were the minority and over time they became the majority. I sure this was not lost on Native Americans. Now the something is happening again as Latinos will soon become the majority in this country. I have written about this in previous blogs and it seems that people either doesn't want to see it or just can't accept the change in this country. The only thing constant in life is change and the United States is not immune. The re -election of the president was in a great part to Latinos, women and young people of which I am not. One does wonder if I and the rest of my old white guy Americans will qualify for special treatment as a minority?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Five Billion

Between the President and Mitt Romney, they will spend about five billion dollars during this election cycle. Money of that kind would go a long way to help those folks in the northeast. Most folks can think of many areas where five billion bucks could be spent better. I cannot even imagine spending that kind of money on a job where about half the people in the country hate you; some folks would put a bullet in you given half a chance. Being president also carries on long after you're gone. Look at Jimmy Carter. He was not a very good president, but he turned out to be a great former president. After all, the job of being president itself only pays about two hundred fifty thousand a year…..hardly worth the trouble.