Archive for February, 2011

This past weekend, I was thrilled by a long overdue visit from my eldest son. It had been almost a year since we last sat together, and in preparation for a move to Oregon, he had come home to touch base with a few family members and choice friends, that he might not see for a few years yet to come.

 
The thing about my son and I,  is that when it comes to the world of politics, we often are so diametrically opposed in our thoughts on the matter, that conversations we have are remnant of those you might remember between Archie Bunker and his son-in-law Michael ( the Meathead ) on the old “All in the family” television program. Read the rest of this entry »

Before we start today, we need to refresh our minds to a couple of simple dictionary definitions of a couple of words. First word – LEADER (ship), noun – a person or thing that leads. a guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement, or political group. Synonyms; authority, direction.  And the word – COWARDICE, which of course the dictionary defines as;  noun – the lack of courage to face danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc. Synonym; pusillanimity, timidity.

It is important I think, that we remind ourselves what these words truly mean, as we all to often see the difference between the two, being so blurred by those in Washington and our Government in General, and by  the Media which has traded in their position as “watch dogs” of the people, for something that now more commonly reminds one of the “position” more akin to that of a lap dancer. ( No disrespect meant here to the Nation’s many fine and lovely Lap dancers! ) Read the rest of this entry »

All eyes in America were firmly focused on the recent protests against, and subsequent resignation of Hosni Mubarek in Egypt. Eighteen days that captivated the bulk of our media coverage and our attention, as we not only watched the activities happening in Egypt, but also debated the manner in which our Government handled it’s part in all of this turmoil. ( The jury is still out on that point. ) Read the rest of this entry »

Each day, as we are privy to increasing amounts of new News, on everything from the economic woes here in America, and the scattered and unfocused manner in which our Government seems to be trying to address them, or of the Geopolitical madness going on in countries like Egypt, Yemen, Jordan and almost every other Nation in the Middle East, not to mention the heavily reported economic collapses across the European Union, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by all this information, put your hands firmly against your ears and scream out “Is the World Going Mad?” Read the rest of this entry »