Loosely Speaking

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Humanity

I am torn between my determined faith in the essential goodness and common sense of most people, and my other certainty that there are a whole lot more stupid people out there than I can fathom. Greyhound racing is being banned in Australia, People save mongooses (mongeese?) from dying of thirst,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ripped from the headlines... of Facebook...

I agree with Mr. Buffett, this sounds like a reasonable plan though it may be unreasonable to believe that even with a lot of pressure, Congress will vote away its perks. Still... worth a try in an election year, to remind them of who works for whom. Warren Buffett, "I could end the deficit in 5... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Incompetence

So, Trump complained about at UCCS about the Fire Marshal not allowing all 10,000 ticket-holders into the 1500 capacity auditorium. Trump's people sold the tickets and gave UCCS all of 2 days' notice that they were coming. He called UCCS and the Fire Marshal "incompetent." Hmm... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A couple of my comments from the political chatter

The biggest bullies attract swarms of followers who haven't got the sense or insight to ask questions like, Why? or Really? They follow for the opportunity for mayhem, and they think the bully will protect them from their enemies. They think their loyalty will be repaid with the bully's loyalty and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Why Putin is interfering with our politics

I don't think Putin likes or respects or admires Trump. What Putin sees in Trump is where his nation (he, really) gets to mock and sneer and cheer at the downfall of the American experiment in democracy, just as we did when the USSR fell. Payback, karma, whatever you call it, I believe that's the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Magic of Conflict and the Beauty of Compromise.

Some years ago, Thomas Crum, an aikido expert, reframed the very idea of 'conflict' from a negative to a positive, pointing out the beauty inherent in the conflict of ocean and land, for instance, on a rugged, sea-pounded coastline. His work suggests that acknowledgement of conflict is the key to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Election Fraud and Voter Suppression

The biggest threat to the election of relatively sane, progressive (as opposed to obstructive) government in November is voter suppression. We have seen how it works, how well it works, throughout the primaries/caucuses, when the Parties abandon the American people in favor of their own Party... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"Report originated at a fake news site..."

Snopes and other fact-checkers use this phrase a lot. Charles Redding brought up the question, how much do these fake news sites actually influence beliefs and generate real reactions to unrealities? I'm not referring to the ones like THE DAILY SHOW which actually tends to deliver news while... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Inspired by Pat's post today about the crazy old broads...

For us old broads and geezers: We remember a time when the Gun War was not the norm, when evenings were lit by sunsets to dazzle eyes and hearts, not by the tiny flickers of vigil/protest candles clustering in the streets, when tears blur the lights and hearts are broken. We are still shocked by... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence

After a long, exhausting day, Charlie had the energy last night and the inspiration to write this, and I am inspired to share it here with you: To protect the greatness we take for granted, and forgetting how we achieved it, we undermine and dismantle the very things that made us great. We come to... Sign in to see full entry.

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