Monday, May 30, 2011


I've not been one to condemn those who served in the American military, even when they were in wars that I thought were foolish and wrong.

I've always thought that stories of soldiers coming home from Vietnam and facing hostility from fellow citizens ("spitting on them in the airport" for instance) were more fanciful than factual. This is perhaps because I don't know anyone who would do that, even though I do know (or have known) people who think war is folly -- and particularly some of America's wars like Iraq and Vietnam.

I can't accept that average GI Joes who went to war, satisfied in their minds that they were serving the country and making it safer, ought to be considered deserving of contempt. It was other people who made those decisions and judgments, and other people who should be held to answer.

So I do think of Memorial Day as a worthy holiday and its military worthy of high regard.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

BILL'S Corner

Evidently following up on the discussion about men, and especially white men, and the comments made on his last posting, Bill offers this explanation:

Men disgusting? I think not!

I find the surprise, disgust, and fascination with the behavior of men to be both baffling and amusing. It is quite obvious that the basic reason for this behavior has slipped by most people. The simple answer is genetics.

For whatever reason, be it a god or evolution, there have been two basic genetic developments that have been generated in men and women. Men have genetically evolved or been designed to spread seed. Yes… “Men will screw almost anything that stands still” is a simple genetic fact. Women on the other hand have been implanted to collect twigs and branches and build nests. Men simply look at every woman in the context of “sex or no sex”. Women look at men with the evaluation of how would they fit into the nest and the offspring that would arise. Between these two genetic designs we have been able to satisfy the reproduce portion of the “eat, survive, and reproduce” drives in our existence.

What needs to be pointed out, though, is that it is a very vital part of the male/female relationship that men are such disgusting creatures. Basically if there was not this dominant (defective?) genetic feature, most men would not socially speak to women. I know, I know, you cannot possibly believe this; however you are still thinking with the male sex drive concept dominant in your mind. If you can, scrub completely out of your mind the male sex drive portion of this discussion and you may begin to understand.

As an example, let’s leave the female nesting aspect intact and erase the male sex obsession to look at a scenario. Would a boy walk across the high school dance floor to ask a girl to dance so that they can discuss the cars they drive realizing that there is a real possibility of the rejection that may occur in these situations? Let me see…Walk over to dance and talk with Julie about my new exhaust system on my car or stay right here and talk with Johnnie who has the same system in his car. I don’t have any sexual thoughts in my head so I think I will stay right here. It is difficult to clear our minds of the sex aspect due to the fact that it is genetically implanted, however if you can accomplish this you may see the point.

Basically the “disgusting” behavior of men is the best thing women have going for them and it should be relished, not held in disdain. After we get the sex out of the way we can usually find that we have something in common and can enjoy each other's company. If not, there is always divorce.

best headline of day

Horse herpes outbreak forces rodeo queens to ride stick ponies


Yes, there is a huge Public Debt, but it isn't because of Social Security or Medicare:


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Best Headline of this day:
Here's a silly little quiz. This is a mugshot. What would you guess the guy was arrested for?

BILL'S Corner

"With great satisfaction we inform you that the first volume of "Basic Introductory Manual to Understanding Women" is now available."

This man is studying the Chapter on PMS. Other chapters include
and many others.
(The Management of this Blog states that there is a Bill, and that he is not me.)

Monday, May 23, 2011


I really don't know why the President has failed to make a report to Congress on American participation in the Libya revolution or civil war or conflict or whatever it is. He should have done so, and as a left-leaning citizen, I'm shocked at his failure.

Further, I do believe he has a responsibility to do that, even though it is unlikely that the Congress could ever organize itself to consider the matter in any organized or logical way because there is not a personal financial interest for most of those members. I don't think they're much interested in the powers or prerogatives of the Legislative Branch, or particularly interested in proper Constitutional order and operation.

I do believe in the War Powers Act. I do believe in public debate concerning the use of force. I do believe that a well-ordered and properly influenced Congress ought to have a considerable role to play in policy decisions this important.

This is yet another example of the erosion of democracy in America.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

all of them bastards

I no longer think many complicated thoughts. It's so much easier to think simply-mindedly, and 'easy' is a concept my corpulent laziness can energetically embrace. You know, I'm 68 now, and thoughts stumble through my mind without being readily captured by my consciousness, and often when I go searching for them again, they have limped out of sight.

I had a question for myself. Why is it that there seem to be so many sex scandal-like things lately? It's actually quite easy to answer, easy being my preferred type of answer: Because there are so many men. As one of my friends recently stated: "Men will screw almost anything that stands still." In this regard, of course, we have to immediately look at the recent IMF banker allegations -- old man Strauss-Kahn and his proclivity to make deposits where his bucks are not wanted. Or for that matter, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Republicant. I imagine the housekeeper had nonchalantly bent over to pick up a dust bunny and was wrestled to the ground.

Males will look for excuses, of course. My favorite excuse was offered by Newt Gingrich, Republicant, who has a hellish time arriving at anything like a reasonable explanation for anything anymore. I think he's lost his marbles. He said he cheated on his wives because of the pressure of politics and hard work, always putting the interests of his country ahead of his own. What a snort!

Senator John Ensign, Republicant, was particularly devious and will probably wind up in jail. You know, the word "ensign" has two meanings. One of them means "an icon or standard". I hope he's not, actually.

Then I heard on TV news that the Vatican -- or some Catholic Church committee -- is blaming the wide-spread sexual scandals of the Church on "the mores of the -sixties and -seventies." Well, OK, I guess in the training for priesthood and holiness, we really should not expect any lessons on how to make moral judgments. Or maybe, in Gingrich fashion, a priest who is dedicating himself to God doesn't have time to make personal moral choices.

You do wonder, though, how many of those flower children really went into the priesthood.

Nah, that's not it. Truth is, priests are men! If there were a lot more women priests, these things wouldn't happen.


So where did this great big debt come from?
You can send this to all your friends, especially the Teabaggers and the Repulicants.
(Click on the graph to enlarge it.)

Monday, May 16, 2011


to one of the
world's best minds,
Steven Hawking,
"Heaven is a Fairy Tale".

My friend Bob says, that depends on what you mean by "Heaven".

After all these centuries, can't we get this story straight?


I see that the Taliban is priding itself on another murder, this time the ambassador from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan. Well, I say sarcastically, that ought to help their cause quite a bit, because if anyone has a better handle on terrorism than the U.S., it's probably Saudi Arabia.

Still trying to figure what the hell they think they have to gain. Any help here?


Florida has a dumb way of treating teachers

By Ernest Hooper, Metro Columnist

We don't trust you, you've been sponging off the system, we're cutting your already exceptionally low pay and a lot of you need to be fired.

Now, go out and care for our most precious commodity - and be happy about it.

In a nutshell, that's what teachers have heard over the last year from a variety of politicians and education reformers. It's a degrading bombardment, and what should worry parents the most is that it's a bad way to bring about necessary changes in the school system.

How can we insult the very people we trust with our children and expect a positive outcome?

Yet elected officials and so-called education leaders continually engage in tough talk to impress voters and boost to their own egos, even though it does little to build morale and provide the kind of inspiration teachers need in order to accept and implement new accountability standards.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Alice's Corner

Governor Rick Snyder Walks in Benton Harbor Blossomtime Parade

circular firing squad

I see that the Taliban is trumpeting their killing of 80 people today. These victims were Pakistanis, and the Taliban is saying it is revenge for Osama's death.

Really? What a clever move. Making up for America's killing of their guy by killing other people who are upset that we did it. A lot of them are evidently police recruits or paramilitary Pakistani men. This is some form of Islamic theology at work, I suppose, and it's much too subtle for my poor mind to grasp. However, I think we should be quietly cheering them on.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

G.W.Bush's White House Chief-of-Staff, Andrew Card, says Obama should stop pounding his chest about getting Osama. It's unseemly, he says. Is this the same guy who engineered that landing on the aircraft carrier for his President, and all the "bring it on talk" to the terrorists of the world? Yep.

These people are shameless.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Some odds and ends

1. Friend BILL OF WNNCO sends an article by conservative economist/columnist Walter Williams who predicts that Obama will be reelected by a landslide. This was written before the Bin Laden killing. His argument rests on the ignorance of the American people who understand virtually nothing about economics, and it is the Obama economic policies, he believes, which make the reason why Obama should be defeated.

2. al Qaeda say they want to blow up some trains in America. Now, contemplate this bankrupt thought for a moment. Do you think they want to blow up a munitions train? A troop train? A coal train? Nah-h! They want to blow up a passenger train, or two or three.

Why? A dollar to anyone who can explain to me why this is a good idea, even by their own twisted fanatical logic.

3. (Disclaimer: I've never been an "Obamaniac" as they used to be called in the election campaign. He was not my choice for candidate, and now, I don't agree with a lot of what he does (or fails to do) as president.)

Nevertheless: He is so much more of a leader and of a decision maker than he is given credit for, and at least he has restored the faith of our allies and the standing of democracy in the eyes of the world. Think of all the vile things that have been said about him. Has any of it proved to be true?

Monday, May 2, 2011

he said it

Associated Press
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 (Washington)

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he would send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skills as naive.

The Illinois Senator warned Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf that he must do more to shut down terrorist operations in his country and evict foreign fighters under an Obama presidency, or Pakistan will risk a US troop invasion and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in US military aid.

''Let me make this clear,'' Obama said in a speech prepared for delivery at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

''There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will.''

Goodbye Osama

We're glad you're dead.