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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blog Break: I’ll Be Back in a Week–Your Still Welcome to Come By Today

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Good Day World!

Once, or twice a year, I like to get away from all my social media sites, and go on a vacation.

A real low tech travel approach I find refreshing. My destinations vary, but all have one thing in common – no cell phone, computer, IPad, tv, or radio is allowed.

Imagine that for a moment. Could you do it?

It’s not easy. You have to prepare loved ones and friends for the fact that you’re going into the hermit mode for a week. Not totally hermit mode, however. I always take these breaks with my beautiful wife for 40 years, Shirley.

While you’re here, please explore the links on the right hand side of the page. I think you’ll find them amusing and even controversial.

I’ve been blogging since 2008, and am proud to say I just recently had my 5 millionth viewer! I’m humbled by the thousands who visit this blog daily. I enjoy sharing news and opinions with people. Guess it’s the journalist in me.

Speaking of sharing, here’s a couple of well-written articles on pot: 

Medical Marijuana: the Myths and Realities

 

Groundbreaking Research Suggests Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Seizures In Children

If this is your first visit – welcome! If you’re a regular reader, then you know I’ll be back (God willing) in a week. Until then, “…may you have the wind at your back and a smooth path ahead.”

Time for me to walk on down the road…

   

Monday, April 13, 2015

If you were granted one wish, what would it be?

Good Day World!

Two old proverbs:

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride”

and

“…be careful what you wish for, it might just come true”

Imagine, if you will, that a supreme being granted you one wish. No limits. Whatever one thing that your heart desired would become reality.

Would you be noble and wish for Peace throughout the world?

Or,

Would you be a humanitarian and ask for a cure for all cancers?

Or,

Would you be a visionary and wish to see and predict the future?

Or,

Would you be greedy and ask for billions of dollars?

Or,

Would you be vain and ask to be irresistible to the opposite sex?

I’ve thought about it, and my first impulse is to take the money and run! I’d justify that greedy request by spreading the wealth and giving everyone I know lot’s of money.

But, there’s other possibilities.

If I had a loved one dying, I’d ask for their health to be restored.

Or,

When it’s my wife’s time comes to die, that I go at the same moment…holding her hand in eternity. 

What would you do with one wish?

Time for me to walk on down the road… 

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Circus Time: GOP Candidates Threaten Hillary Who Announced Her Candidacy Today

Good Day World!

Presidential wannabe, Canadian-born Ted Cruz, fired the first shot of his propaganda campaign before an appreciative audience of NRA members.

Likely GOP presidential candidates used the National Rifle Association's annual conference on Friday to sharpen their attacks on Hillary Clinton in anticipation of the start of her presidential campaign.

Cruz told Hillary Clinton (who announced her candidacy today) not to mess with the NRA and the 2nd Amendment. Reminiscent of Charles Heston’s famous passionate speech, Cruz dared Hillary “To try and come take away his guns.”

Somewhere in the alter universe of Cruz’s world, he saw himself threatened by a woman attacking him and trying to wrestle away his gun. Think about that picture for a moment.

Good theater and meat for the gun lobby however. Cruz (like every GOP candidate that night) is counting on the NRA for support. He could have been even more effective if he would have had a rifle (like Heston’s flintlock) and waved it over his head. NRA’ers love a good show.

The "Ready for Hillary" grassroots movement has been encouraging Clinton to run for president in recent years.

With Cruz leading the way by attacking Clinton first, the circus is officially on! The war of words has started. The enemies are engaged. It’s time to turn on your bull-sh**t meters and start filtering facts from lies.

GOP Candidates Sharpen Attacks on Clinton Ahead of 2016 Announcement

Since I cast my first vote for a president in 1968, I’ve watched the whole election system transform from a time when real issues were discussed in a respectful manner, to the circus it has become today.

Needless to say, whoever wins will be beholden to the Super PACs, and other wealthy contributors. They’ll have to follow a party line – be it Republican, or Democrat. I don’t think there’s much hope for most Americans truly getting representation from a new President, or Congress. 

Time for me to walk on down the road..