I’m mad as hell. I’ve spent a very frustrating last two days trying complete a simple little task with my cell phone. Let me take a few minutes to bring you up to date. About ten years ago, give or take a couple, I signed up with Verizon wireless for cell phone service. Lest you misunderstand me, I want to make it clear that I have no complaint with Verizon. Their service over the last few years has been very satisfactory. My beef is with this … Continue reading
Greetings, folks. Well, I turned 80 last week, and up until then I refused to admit that I was actually a senior citizen. I had always maintained that designation was reserved for old people, but now I think it’s time to admit that maybe I am entering the ranks of an old codger. I came to realize this while doing a little yard maintenance. I don’t have the strength or stamina I once had. What used to weigh five pounds now feels like ten or fifteen pounds. My joints aren’t… Continue reading
The issues I’m going to discuss in this blog post are based on the situation as I see it in the United States. Many persons will disagree with me, but I suspect many will also agree with my view of things.
Kakistocracy, noun: A government where the worst of the worse are in power. Have we morphed into a kakistocracy?
I think we have.
Let’s start with the top spot. Do we have a man acting as our president whose so-called long form birth certificate may be in question? An official law… Continue reading
Note: This is a reprint of a post I published a couple of years ago, but I think it’s still apropos today, so I’m running it again this year.
It’s hard for me to give up old traditions. Am I the only one who has noticed that Thanksgiving seems to have been relegated to the back of the bus these days? I remember the days when, November, not October, was the beginning of the holiday season. First it was Thanksgiving to celebrate the God given bounties we enjoy in this country, and then… Continue reading
Some additional wisdom from another one of the old fables. The story you are about to read is a simple little story. Those who were born prior to 1960 have likely read one of the many adaptations. It began as part of the folk lore tradition, and it wasn’t until the early years of the 19th century, after the Brothers Grimm tales were printed in Germany, that Henny Penny appeared in Print in the Danish language.
Many versions under many ttitles have sprung up in America since John Greene Chandler introduced… Continue reading
One day as the little red hen was scratching in the field, she found a grain of wheat.
“This wheat should be planted,” she said. “Who will plant this grain of Wheat?”
“Not I,” said the Cat.
“Not I” said the Dog
“Then I will,” said the little red hen, and she did. Soon the wheat grew tall and yellow.
“The wheat is ripe,” said… Continue reading
Rube has a few more remarks he wants to add to his last post. So here he is again.
Howdy agin, folks:
There has been some news stories lately that’s a rankin’ the IQs of various U.S. Presidents. I don’t rightly know what that Obama feller’s IQ (intelligence quotient) is. It might be 160, fer all I, or anybody else knows for that matter, (all his school records has been locked away and sealed) but I… Continue reading
There is an old song that was written back in 1929 by Andy Razaf and Paul Denniker, titled S’posin’ that has been recorded by several recording artists over the ensuing years, including Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and Frank Sinatra. The title is slang for the word supposing. If you will indulge me, I would like to do a little “s’posin” of my own here. And, please, if there are any politically correct buffs reading this post, don’t read into my use of the word s’posin’ as… Continue reading
Well, Rube has another guest post this week, and I must tell you it’s a bit of a doozy, but perhaps not outside the realm of possibility, so I’ve decided to give him the forum to cite his case. Without further ado, here’s Rube.
Howdy folks. Well, first I wanna thank Will for lettin’ me share some of my thoughts about that Hillary lady who has been in the news quite a lot the past few weeks with all that… Continue reading
The situation today being what it is with the country being so ideologically divided this story seems apropos for the times. As the flyer asks: a fantasy, or is it? Could it portend a repeat of history? There is an old axiom that says, “those who… Continue reading