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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

Bits & Pieces - September 1st

Potpourri, Quality of Life, People Making A Difference, Germantown

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The Final Stretch

U.S., Wisconsin, Political, Economy, Employment, Quality of Life

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"Are you better off?"

U.S., Political, Quality of Life, Economy, People Making A Difference

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The Amateur...Quite a Book

U.S., Political, People Making A Difference

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Oh! Its not that time again, is it?

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Healthcare

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Dog Whistle Politics

U.S., Political, Quality of Life

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No Coincidence; This Was A 9/11 Celebration!

U.S., Political, Quality of Life, People Making A Difference

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The Politics of the Middle East

U.S., Political, Quality of Life, Economy, Taxes

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'Daily' Briefings?

U.S., Quality of Life, Political

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Honor Flights

Wisconsin, U.S., Quality of Life, People Making A Difference

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The Nanny State & Brick Walls

U.S., Wisconsin, School Board, Political, Quality of Life, Healthcare, Education

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Political Polarization

U.S., Political, Quality of Life

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Farcical Football

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Wisconsin

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Mileage-Based Fees?

Political, Wisconsin, Taxes, Quality of Life

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Another Old Friend Departed

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Germantown

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Stuff from my Inbox...

Potpourri, Quality of Life

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Paul Harvey - 1965

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, U.S.

This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on  April 3, 1965:

If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.”   To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”.  In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .

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