At my last job before I retired, I had a “Program Manager” and a “Supervisor.” 

Both were incompetent; and, both had been promoted mostly as a convenience to the employer - a state agency - to avoid any type of discrimination or personnel issues.  Their positioRead full post »

A friend of mine forwarded a video commentary by the following organization.  https://www.youtube.com/embed/c1Q1qzfL9rE   The video concerns the vacation costs of President Obama using Air Force One for vacation travel. 
As a Republican, since the first time I could vRead full post »
APRIL 16, 2013 5:22PM

WHAT WAS THE POINT?

As we try to settle down after the tragic events in Boston, one must ask the bomber(s), what was your point?  What were you trying to say?

 

Did you intend to just scare people, or, did you really intend to kill an 8 year-old boy and two adults?  Did you really/… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2013 10:33PM

NEW VERSION OF 1%

I've read that many millionaires and billionaires, pay very little or no U.S. income taxes, because they mostly invest in tax exempt investments.

Some people have been clammoring for a flat tax...

Anyone suggesting a flat tax of 15% or 20% is crazy, or at the very least, mentally unbalanced. Read full post »

MARCH 11, 2013 9:28PM

IT 'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Afghanistan’s president Karzai just slapped the U.S. in the face. We do have the ability to say "goodbye" and leave within 45 to 60 days, but that is unlikely. 

As much as I dislike Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul, due to his strange ideas and his rat's nest hairdo, heRead full post »

MARCH 9, 2013 7:05PM

DIN OF INIQUITY

Most people are not aware of the unofficial pastime for many of the residents of the State of Washington.  That, of course, is “mowing the lawn.”  At the first sign of a warmer, clear day, one can hear the din of lawnmowers in the distance throughout the area.

 

In Washingto… Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2013 3:29PM

WOMEN IN COMBAT... !!

Hmmm...  In the past few days, there has been a lot of discussion about females serving in combat. 

I am reminded of years ago - the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, when it was a very “big problem” with females wanting to become firefighters.  Nearly all California fire depar… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 21, 2012 3:58PM

THE HOSTESS FIASCO

Hmmm... The mediation failed, only because the two sides failed to mediate.

With the same goal - keeping Hostess as a viable company, there should not be any difficulty coming into an agreement acceptable to both parties.

Oh, wait a minute. Maybe the "owners" of Hostess want to "pull

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Dear Republican Party Poobahs,

 

You and I have never met.  I am a Christian, and I've been a moderate Republican since the first time I could vote - and that was for Barry Goldwater. I did not vote for Mr. Romney.  

 

There are many reasons, but chiefRead full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2012 2:59PM

VETERAN'S DAY 2012

Today is November 11, 2012.  It was 94 years ago today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, that “the war to end all wars” ended. 

 

Later, this day became known as “Armistice Day.”  Today, we know it as Veteran‘s/Read full post »

A friend of a friend recently made the comment, “Any woman in her right mind would not vote Republican, with the Republicans wanting to take women’s rights back 60 years.  A woman would have to be a complete moron to vote for a Republican Presidential candidate.” 

&nb… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2012 2:28PM

"BAT CRAP CRAZY"

Bat Crap Crazy.”  Now, there’s a term one does not see on TV news every day.  A few nights ago, as I watched a news program, that was a topoic of discussion in reference to Mr. Todd “Torpedo” Akin, and his unusual views about reproduction and abortion.&nbRead full post »

JULY 21, 2012 12:45AM

COWARD = HAVOC

First, I must say how sorry and disappointed I am that something like this happened.  My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who were killed or injured during this senseless crime.

I believe there is a bottom line to this incident, and to similar incidents t… Read full post »

The "Pee Test" email has been circulating for quite some time.  It raises the serious question about why shouldn't welfare recipients be required to pass a urine test.  

 

Here is a variation of that email:

 

"I work at my job, and they pay me. I pay my taxes and theRead full post »

JULY 16, 2012 3:43AM

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

For me, The Day The Music Died, was July 16, 1981, shortly after noon Eastern Time.  That is when Harry Forster Chapin died as a result of a vehicle collision on the Long Island Expressway.  Some speculate that Harry suffered a heart attack while driving, resulting in his car swerving and/… Read full post »

JULY 13, 2012 7:50PM

LUNCH INTERRUPTUS

While I am out doing errands, sometimes I like to stop for a snack.  I usually get something where there is a drive through service.  Bag in hand, I drive to a shady, quiet spot, to have some fries, a cheeseburger, and a coke without ice.

 

Yesterday was no exception.  As/… Read full post »

In case you missed it, the Supreme Court Of The United States, (SCOTUS), let loose with a very disappointing decision last week – amid all the hoopla about health care.

 

The SCOTUS decided to flush the “Stolen Valor Act” down the toilet.

 

More likely than not, this &ldq… Read full post »

Yesterday, as soon as the news hit the fan about the Supreme Court of The United States decision on "health care," President of The United States wannabe Willard Romney responded.  Willard Romney said the very first thing he will do when he is elected POTUS is repeal ObamacarRead full post »

JUNE 28, 2012 2:14AM

HORSE'S PATOOTI ON TV

Sometimes, the news on TV is entertaining, or informing, and sometimes, there are O-M-G !! moments...

This evening there was an interesting OMG moment. 

Representative John Mica, a Republican of Florida's 7th congressional district, Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Commi… Read full post »

Who’s in charge at the IRS? 

That is a reasonable question, and it deserves a reasonable answer. 

I ask that question after looking at an email that is circulating.  The email shows a newscast focusing on IRS abuse.   The abuse that is happening, as I wrRead full post »

MAY 28, 2012 2:18PM

MY BULLY

The bully in my life was my father.  Sure, there were kids around my own age who tried to make life hell for others, and me, but I could deal with them.  My father was a different challenge.  He was much bigger and stronger than I was.

 

If “dear old dad”… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2012 6:51PM

PTSD

PTSD is in the news again, mentioned in an article by Marilynn Marchione of Associated Press, and printed online on MSNBC.com

 

For anyone who thinks veterans who have PTSD are sissies or faking it  - they need to wake up and smell the coffee:

PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), is aRead full post »

MAY 24, 2012 2:49PM

"THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU"

I am writing to say "Thank You," to people I've never met.  Even at great distances, and even though we might not have ever met in person, we, the people who write articles to post at Open Salon, have touched each other’s lives in many ways.  Sharing experiences and knowledge doeRead full post »

With a message header of HOPPING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON, this was in my Salon.com inbox today, Mother's Day. 

"HI Dear
My name is Juliana ,i saw your profile today and became intrested in you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my… Read full post »

MAY 9, 2012 9:33PM

EQUAL RIGHTS

President Obama caused a news media sensation today, by stating publicly that he believes that "people should be able to marry whomever they choose."  Well, at least that's my version of what he said. 

Hmmm...  People need to remember that all of this is about equal rights.  PeoplRead full post »