GOP presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman, is considered by many to be a RINO (Republican in name only). He’s being attacked by the most vocal in his party as being too informed, too reasonable, and too trusting in science. To me he sounds like an educated person. Where did we reach the place where being all of this became a political liability?
Every year about this time we hear in rural America are overwhelmed with fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and summer squash. About everyone who planted these veggies in the spring now have far more than they can use and are begging others to take them off their hands.
Sally Turner Kennedy has a suggested and tried recipe on her blog, North Coast Muse, that makes use of some of these abundant and often FREE delights.
Frequently when discussing the distribution of wealth in America a conservative will employ the phrase, “class warfare.” They argue that liberals and the liberal media are trying to drive a wedge between the haves and have-nots that will somehow lead to a forced redistribution of wealth at the hands of government.
I don’t think anyone is advocating real “class warfare” but, there Continue reading Maybe Not Warfare But Certainly Disparity
When blues legend, Robert Johnson, sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads he received in turn his tremendous mastery of the guitar. I wonder what politicians get when they go to the crossroads?
Several years ago, before Don Imus got his tit caught in a public relations wringer and was canned from MSNBC, I was a devout fan of his morning program. It was just edgy enough to sate my irreverent sense of humor and bring forth a few laugh out loud moments most mornings.
Through Imus I was introduced to several people I’ve come to greatly admire and enjoy. That list includes Delbert McClinton, Continue reading Kinky is Kinky for Perry
I received notice from Southern State Community College today that they are offering three new Associate degrees to their line up. Following is the text of their press release:
Southern State announces three new degree programs
Looking for new opportunities to Continue reading Southern State Offering Three New Degrees
There may have been a time when every American city had a place like The Strip in Pittsburgh. Cincinnati still has Findlay Market, Columbus has North Market, Charleston, SC its City Market, and New Orleans’s French Market is still going strong.
These are areas of a city where vendors of all sizes and flavors seem to assemble to participate in Continue reading A Few Hours on Pittsburgh’s Strip
A new scientific study estimates there are 8.7 million species on the earth and only about 14% have been identified. You know, we humans really don’t know everything.
Trivia fact: did you know that most presidents were lawyers? (27 out of 44)
Of the 10 presidents I have seen since high school, five were Republican, five were Democrats (who seemed to a better job).
When I was in high school, Democrat John F. Kennedy was president. Kennedy was born in Massachusetts, of Irish descent, a Harvard graduate, a Navy veteran, and the first Roman Catholic president. Continue reading Past History – Present Reality
How ironic is a huge replica of the Statue of Liberty perched on top of a liquor store? Liquor, the en-slaver of millions, Miss Liberty, the embodiment of freedom.
I’m not going to claim any historical or medical accuracy for some of the things I’m about to say but it seems to me that regarding women and childbirth, things started getting a little crazy back in the 60s.
Remember the dawn of the “natural” child-birth era when women, along with their husbands, were expected to jointly attend child-birth classes where the expectant mother learned to properly breath while the husband mastered techniques of Continue reading Placenta Jerky! WTF?
Why do fat guys with no muscle definition wear sleeveless t-shirts?
About a year ago a bill became law in the United States. A law whose purpose was to reform Wall Street, banks that were “too big to fail,” and better protect the American consumers from the abuses that rained upon their heads following the 2008 collapse of the economy.
If you recall, a major cause of the Great Recession was the failure of governments, state and federal, to regulate Wall Street and the banking industry. Continue reading The Business of Government is Now Business
There’s an old adage about everyone having their 15-minutes of fame. Well, I really doubt that is true but On August 18, 2011 I did get about 3-minutes of minimal fame. I appeared in a film, Doughboy the Movie, playing the role of an aging Vietnam Veteran named Bob, who had been a Navy Corpsman serving with a Marine detachment close to the border of North Vietnam.
The film was shot entirely in Wheeling, WV and the world premier took place at the Marquee multiplex Theater in Continue reading Doughboy and 3-Minutes of Fame
Another one of those things I wish I’d said first. “Go ahead and play the blues, if it makes you happy.” Homer Simpson beat me to it.