MUSINGS FROM THE ICONOCLASM!
- Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
- August 09
- On a political continuum with Extreme Liberal at 1 and Extreme Conservative at 10, I can be found at position “P.”
I get a chuckle at much of what passes for liberal thought, but don’t much chuckle at anything conservative. Quite frankly, I consider American conservatism to be one of the most dangerous pieces of garbage ever to pollute the planet Earth.
A major problem with this mindset is occasioned by the fact that I am a 72 year old, white male who works at a county golf course in one of the richest, most conservative counties in the United States. Since I get free golf (at five county courses) as part of my compensation package, I play 4 – 5 times a week. Bottom line: Goddam near everyone I work with or play golf with, almost all of whom are 70+ year old white, males, is a die-hard conservative. I love each and every one of ‘em—love every bone in their heads. Truly! Sure is a tough haul, though—‘cause I am not given to holding my tongue.
Just think of all the fun I have at work and play!
Don’tcha envy me?
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Frank Apisa's Links
We hear lots of lamenting here in OS about a perceived loss of personal freedom—and about a perceived diminishment of rights of privacy. The grieving is often tied to pleas for a better functioning society…a safer, nicer world in which to live.
Got news f… Read full post »
A production of this intense, beautiful opera was shown on PBS last night...a production set in Las Vegas!
I would say it sucked...
...but I want to be fair to off-beat productions that manage to suck.
This didn't get qu/… Read full post »
Can you imagine what a visitor just looking into this site thinks when he/she reads the “headlines” generated?
Can you imagine what that visitor thinks after reading the “headlines” in the “Recent Comments” listings?
Can you imagine wha… Read full post »
Not sure when you read this last, but it is worth reading again. Enjoy!
Once upon a
midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping… Read full post »
I see Libby has another of her long, rambling tirades against America and its government--another of her “America has become a fascist state” pieces of nonsense--in the New Feed.
She does this regularly…and the usual band of suspects immediately comes to tell he… Read full post »
Nancy said to me…
…”Why don’t you stop acting like a spoiled brat.
Why don’t you stop acting like an ass.”
I replied…&nbs… Read full post »
These are three short efforts that were written during the month in which my father passed away. Putting some of these thoughts into a format that is not just a diary entry allows me to say stuff to myself that I might not otherwise say.
Dad Is In… Read full post »
An Eye Sore Is An Eyesore
Is an eye sore;
Is an eyesore.
Ain’t English a bitch!
I notice the purveyors of “The world is such a horrible place filled with such horrible people” brigade is in full dudgeon this week. Anyone reading the MOST RECENT entries at Open Salon would think that planet Earth is actually Hell…meant as a place of punishment by a… Read full post »
These days it seems there are more conspiracy assertions made in Open Salon than are made in the National Enquirer. And the sensationalism has become epidemic.
Fact is, if Open Salon were a real-world magazine rather than cyber, it probably would be located at superma… Read full post »
Just read Libby's latest excoriation of Barack Obama.
No big deal...and certainly nothing newl. Same old screed...different words.
I just want to say that people like Libby and the people who rush to applaud each nutty rant that she posts...are doing more to harm… Read full post »
Society, at its most fundamental level, is a group of people banding together to decide which rights each member must give up in order to function as a reasonable, safe, cohesive social entity. Each individual starts with the "right" to do anything and everything he/she chooses.
I’ve made a commitment not to visit Libby’s blog any longer…and I intend to honor that commitment. But once again Libby has an essay lamenting the condition of the world (of the United States in particular)…and a response is in order.
Libby’s essay, &nbs… Read full post »
This may seem cynical, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the angry personal exchanges that regularly occur in Internet forums are more representative of the truth about how we humans feel about each other…than the guarded, seemingly courteous exchanges that occur in so-called… Read full post »
...a case just decided by the Supreme Court was a split decision 6 to 3.
But look at the composition of the sides:
The six were Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., and Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
The three dissenters w… Read full post »
Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog
for company. One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish
priest and asked, 'Father, my dog is dead. Could ya' be saying' a
mass for the poor creature?'
Father Patrick replied, 'I'm afraid not; we… Read full post »
I have a cyber-friend from another site who wants to join Open Salon, but he is unable to find a "JOIN" button.
I investigated for him...using Nancy's computer...and when you enter Open Salon as a visitor...the only option given is "sign in."
There is no "join" option that I… Read full post »
I saw Steven Spielberg's Lincoln yesterday.
It was a terrific movie...well acted, well directed, and well staged. It should be a strong contender for Best Picture at the Academy Awards; Steven Spielberg should be a strong contender for Best Director; Daniel Day-L… Read full post »
UPI.Com reports that House Speaker, John Boehner, in a speech to the Republican oriented Ripon Society, declared that President Barack Obama plans to annihilate the GOP!
(And all along I've been thinking it was the GOP that was trying to annihilate the GOP!)
Anyway, the article goes on to… Read full post »
Got a private message from libbyliberalnyc this morning…a message drenched in indignation. “How dare you” she spits…” I do not want you to comment on my blogs any further.”
This from a person who posts thread after thread…rant afte… Read full post »
Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push
My guess is the birthers must be loving that one!
I've never noticed a particular sense… Read full post »