JANUARY 25, 2013 3:29PM


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


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


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.”  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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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 »

Editor’s Pick
APRIL 13, 2012 3:32AM


Florida is in the headlights again, for the actions taken by someone in the belief he was following the rules of "Stand Your Ground."  However, we do not know that for sure.

Without going into the exact wording of the law, one must believe that "Stand Your Ground" is meant to… Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2012 12:29AM


What is it with mean–spirited people? !! 

As soon as news sources mentioned the untimely death of American artist Thomas Kinkade, at age 54,  many people started making negative comments about his work.


Mr. Kinkade was a very talented artist, and he cleverly marketed his work.Read full post »

As I was watching TV news earlier today, there was a comment card about a poll indicating that 52% of voters do not like the Republican candidates; and, 53% of the voters favor President Obama.   

That could be a very distinct and important message for the gaggle of Republican Party prRead full post »

Racial issues aside - there are some glaring items about this matter involving the killing of young Trayvon Martin.  Mainly, that Mr. Zimmerman made some BIG mistakes, some very BAD CHOICES. 

His first BAD CHOICE was to carry a weapon for his "duty" as part of neighborhood watch. Read full post »

“Strangers in the night,” exchanging glances, wondering in the night, what were the chances, of not one, but three, nuclear explosions, at the same time, in Iran? 


Hmmm…  Statistically, that might be about 1,999,999,999,999,999,999,999.9875 to 1.


Malarkey New… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2012 8:39PM


News Item: 7TH advertiser drops Rush Limbaugh. (That was March 4TH, Today, March 5TH, apparently the number increased to 11.) 

I stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh many, many years ago. 

When I first listened, I thought he had some interesting things to say.  HowevRead full post »