Snobbery and Promotion
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Category Archives: Just thinking out loud
Alice Paul c. 1930s In her article in the WSJ, Peggy Noonan uses an example that has been kinda turning over in my head ever since I read it early yesterday morning. In it, she quotes Rep. Marsha Blackburn of … Continue reading
Did you notice it last night as the primary election results were coming in? The media narrative of “anti-incumbent” is not meshing with the reality, so the use of “incumbent” is being quietly shoved under the rug for words like … Continue reading
Hey, everybody, listen up to some common sense tax math that the Republicans are hoping you are too scared or stupid to do. After listening to John Boehner and every other right-wing pundit out there, it is time to just … Continue reading
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I’ve had three small, routine claims this year so far and that triggered the letter I posted here. More accurately, my daughter went to the doctor for a routine physical because that is the responsible thing to do. I know … Continue reading
No, I’m not really burning a Koran nor would I burn a Bible, Torah or rip up a picture of the Pope. I wouldn’t even fling elephant poo on it, hang it in a museum and call it art. Why? … Continue reading
My slice of heaven is a simple place. In the middle of a busy city, a single large room. The place would not separate work from home, night from day, One side would be a wall of windows from floor … Continue reading
For years I have reluctantly taken bags and bushels of over-produced tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, gourds, and various melons and assorted garden by-products from my neighbors and friends who happily planted a garden in the early Spring — albeit … Continue reading
When my son was just shy of his fifth year, we found ourselves in an Old Country Buffet on a Saturday afternoon. For those of you not familiar with the format of the all-you-can-eat-for-one-low-price buffet, these places usually have a … Continue reading
I went to a #140conf Meet Up with Jeff Pulver in Dayton this afternoon (more stuff about that later) and afterwards, we headed out to dinner at the Olive Garden to celebrate my son’s birthday. He ordered a plate of … Continue reading
I found myself sitting across the desk from my banker one day last week. Apparently, PNC had screwed up a bunch of my accounts as they migrated from National City and it was serious enough that the phone support people … Continue reading
A Verizon service truck parked at one of my neighbors yesterday and I snapped a photo of it on our walk. Notice the sticker stuck on the side, crooked and added as an afterthought. When I see that, I see … Continue reading
How much does it cost you to exist for one hour? Have you ever asked? Just for a rough guess, add up all the expenses of replacing the stuff that breaks, the cost of going to your job, your mortgage, … Continue reading