Friday, September 26, 2014

Banning or Burning Books

I am not a fan of banning books, nor am I of burning them.  If not for the time and effort put into them by the authors, their creators, but because of the message that the author is attempting to pass onto the readers.  Sure, some stories are created just for enjoyment, no morals to convey, no life lesson to be taught, something to read and have fun reading.  Some stories are a warning, Animal Farm to me screams about not holding your government accountable for its actions, allowing it to gain to much power to be held accountable, and really its all about how money corrupts or taints a government.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lots of stuff happening...

Over the last several days lots of things have been happening around the American Political system.  It has been so busy that I haven't been able to keep up, get the information processed and written down here, or somewhere else.  So, I have a bunch of half completed entries sitting around, along with some other things, but this one I had to stop and finish.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Poll watching militia...

So, it was pointed out to me that there is a group on Facebook, the Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia, who was going to the polling stations armed this election.  Well, I was not impressed, given I was under the impression that they were specifically targeting African American voters of the Liberal population.  That is not kosher in my book.  Honestly people, we do not need armed civilians roaming around outside of the polling stations.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Here is a large dose of perspective

    From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Just some thoughts

I had started to write  a story yesterday, and I am just not feeling it, but that was because my mind was on something else.  Specifically the media, well the news media.  The Big 3 (CNN, Fox News, MSNBC).  I was also thinking of the current state of the media, and where bloggers like myself fit into things.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Satire of American Politics

I will always look back with found memories of Mel Brooks and his movies.  Ah, the man is the Mark Twain of theatrical satire, and I do believe his career would still be going strong if not for the majority of the conservative leadership in the United States.  Why pay a man for a movie, when you can turn on the News and get it first hand.  Maybe that explains why comedies are not that great anymore, we are all burned out on them.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Defeating ISIS or ISIL or Whatever it's called

So as I was strolling facebook, thinking about short story and novel I have sitting on my hard drive I came across a Huffington Post opinion piece by Mr. H. Goodman (linked here Want to destroy ISIS.) and I think the man has some valid points in many regards, but overall like so many of us he is missing the forest because he is looking at a turkey in the road.  Ultimately this will be the cost of war in this country and you need to decide now, is it a price we want to pay, or do we want to pass that price onto our children and grandchildren?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Tea Party

Over the past several days I have been seeing some new backlash against the Tea Party.  Honestly I am pretty surprised by what I am seeing, given that it has been with us for several years now.  So, here is the gist of it, the Tea Party is nothing more than the most current revival of the Confederacy, or in a more blatant term white supremacy.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9-11 And a larger message.

Where were you just of thirteen years ago today?  I was working on a barn at the family farm when a friend came running outside and said "A plane hit one of the Trade Center Towers, I think it was an accident."  Most of us who were building the barn calmly walked inside and within five to ten minutes we watched as the second plane hit the other tower.  Most returned back to work, they were on the clock, I was just helping out, free labor so I was able to stay inside and watch the events of the day unfold.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

That Guy from Kiss

So Gene Simmons wasn't happy enough to spew his crap on his reality television show, but he is moving out into the masses.  I dislike Kiss, I always have, and I have my reasons.  First among them is that the band Kiss were the first sellouts.  They produced music, they did not make it, they were more about the money than the craft.  Sure, I love money like the next guy, but if I love my craft, the money is just a perk.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Oy vey.... These schtup(ing) goyim...

So, Phuck-a-Duck Phil is back in the news, thanks +Larry Dillon I will use that name constantly now, for what you might ask?  Well after one of the duck-phuckers family members was a co-star in a craptastic movie (which should be reviewed by +Mind of the Monster shortly), I guess the big guy got bored.  So he went onto Fox News and made a complete ass out of himself... Again...

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day

Photo Courtesy of  Ms. Wagner titled "Sunset of the Ships"

Ah yes, Labor Day.  A day of grilling out, maybe sitting on a beach somewhere, holding a bottle of beer, maybe a glass of wine, you might even be taking in the sounds of your local baseball team, or sitting in the comfort of your home watching something else.  For we NASCAR fans we watched a brilliant runs by Kasey Kahne and Danica Patrick's highest career finish (also that is a record of sorts on its own account), of which I am happy for his win, and Ms. Patrick showing that women indeed can compete in stock car racing.  But let us speak of a bygone era, the history of Labor Day, and why we should celebrate it.