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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...I plan to donate one of my books to your presidential library.
And I want you to know there are still lots of pictures lfeft that haven't been colored.
Come to think of it, I'm gonna donate the box of crayons, too. Read full post »
John Walker's recent blog about an incident that happened while he was a councilman in his small Texas town reminded me of an encounter I had with our town council.
I use to attend every council meeting. Although there are almost 50,000 people living in Piscataway, there seldom were more&nb… Read full post »
Okay, let's go with this. Read full post »
This is old...and probably many of you have read it, but it is so funny, I'd be willing to bet you laugh all over again.
following is a telephone exchange
between a hotel guest and room-service:
Room Service (RS): "Morrin. Roon sirbees."
Guest (G): "Sorry, I/… Read full post »
David Brooks' column in the New York Times today damn near knocked me out.
I think Brooks is one of the more independent minded conservatives...but today's column was a special delight.
To give you a taste, the column ends with this paragraph:
"Believe me, I’m trying not to… Read full post »
It was late; the church was empty. She knelt at the railing of the altar rather than in a pew. Her face was turned upward looking at the huge crucifix; tears streaming down her cheeks.
“What do I do,” she said to herself, "do I stay even though I know he is… Read full post »
In response to yet one more “Why is Obama doing this…he should be doing that” blog, I am posting a blog here that contains an expanded version of a reply I gave to David Sirota that I think stands on its own.
David, this po… Read full post »
I’ve been participating in several threads that have male/female sexuality as a subject, and there seems to be a recurring theme I’d like to explore in greater depth.
Here’s a post I wrote in MaryKelly’s blog, The Objectification of Men. It is in… Read full post »
Why do we arbitrarily denote certain words as "bad?"
Why do we arbitrarily designate certain words as “inappropriate” for certain company?
In an intellectual discussion of sexuality, a comment such as “It is often suggested that men want to engage in sexual… Read full post »
...this was sent to me by a very conservative relative.
It is an interesting watch..no matter that it is a bit hokey!
I'm willing to recommend it.
For a short period at one point in my life, I earned my living as the janitor at a local YMCA. (I was a Realtor at the time; the housing market sucked; food had to go on the table.) It was a huge, two-story building where I worked alone each/… Read full post »
Women don't want to be thought of as sex objects.
That's it...that's the entire blog. Read full post »
I post in an interesting blog hoping for a response so I can post further comments--then go off-line and get busy with other things. Maybe I post in several interesting blogs before signing out.
When I come back--finding the blogs where I've posted becomes a torture.
"My recent comments… Read full post »
In Leviticus, the Bible says: "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." Leviticus 20:13
Just a little further on in that book, it says: "Slaves, male and female, you… Read full post »
I notice that television promos for programs often contain the comment, “All new…” as in “All new Brady Bunch next"…or whatever! (Except for sports and DWTS, I don’t watch a lot of TV.)
Are there ever any “some new” or “partl… Read full post »
...today, is probably the best op ed piece I've ever read.
I'm not sure if I am allowed to paste it here. Links to it will not work, so I am going to do so. If I am violating some rule by posting the entire piece, I am sure an… Read full post »
I see that Billy Graham wants to meet Barak Obama and "pray" with him.
I’d like to sit around and hope with Barak myself—but I’m sure he’s got more important things to tend to.
As an agnostic, I acknowledge that there might be a GOD. For a variety of… Read full post »
New York Times is reporting bad news for jobs.
" New figures from the Labor Department show employment
deteriorating much faster than expected, with 240,000 jobs
lost in October and major upward revisions in job-loss
figures for August and September. The unemployment rate
jumped to 6.5 percen… Read full post »
I’ve let some anger creep in.
I knew today would bring its fair share of people thinking, “lemme see if I can rain on their parade”—and I really thought I’d be above plugging into it. But I let some anger creep in and reacted.
Specifically, I posted co… Read full post »
I just got back from the polling place after casting my vote for Barak Obama.
Funny thing happened as I exited the building. Standing outside, apparently waiting for an adult inside, was a young black male about 12 or 13 years old. He smiled a warm smile my way… Read full post »
The New York Times actually mentioned Shep Smith’s interview of Joe the Plumber in an editorial today—and said some nice things about Shep.
Here is a link to the editorial.
Catholics not only “believe” abortion to be intrinsically wrong, they argue that the procedure is the single most heinous offense imaginable against defenseless innocents.
I think otherwise and I’d like to explain why. To make my case, I’ll have to go pretty far a… Read full post »
Here's an interesting video!
(Wish I could figure out how to embed the video in my post, but I am clueless!) Read full post »
One night many years ago, in what now seems like another lifetime, a friend of mine and I decided to stop for a drink at the local Elks Club where we members—probably the two youngest members in a club dominated by a bunch of very conservative guys in their 60’s and… Read full post »