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
I received a nice letter from Kathleen over the week-end about “Medicare and the New Health Care Law – What it Means for You”. I couldn’t wait to open it and read the contents. This Kathleen by the way is Kathleen Sebelius who just happens to be Secretary of Health & Human Services for the
Our new Germantown Schools Superintendent, Dr. Susan Borden, has asked for your opinions as to four questions. The survey form is found on the Germantown Schools website. The questions are:
There is a real role model in major league sports and his name is Armando Galarraga and he pitches for the Detroit Tigers. He had pitched a perfect game and needed one more out in the ninth inning to seal his place in history…and the umpire blew the call.
Helen Thomas either ‘slipped’ or said exactly what she thought when she was asked about
Budgets in the public sector are in atrocious condition. Our school systems fight to maintain balanced budgets without jeopardizing the quality of their product. Our state will begin its next budget cycle with a $2.3 Billion deficit.
Our President is getting kicked around a bit by people in both parties. He is accused of having not been ‘tough enough’ on BP amid the disappointing efforts to stop the oil flowing into the
Bucket lists have been discussed during the past few years. I don’t recall the term prior to that time, but it refers to that list of “must do” things one might develop in anticipation of life’s days winding down.
How many times have we seen the news coverage of our soldiers returning to
We all know, or at least we should know because we’ve been reminded over and over again, that we have a very hard-working Congress. We know that they sometimes work so hard that they have to pass laws in the middle of the night. Now that is hard-working if I’ve ever heard about it. At least you and I get to sleep once in awhile. We don’t have to go on junkets or attend party after party to raise more money with which to gather votes. We aren’t expected to travel overseas to gain knowledge with which to run the country.
We have changed banks again for the fourth time in not-too-many years. It is not due to lack of good service or competitive offerings. It is due to the seemingly constant shuffle of owners.
We have heard the phrase, “too big to fail” and for many, many months. That has me wondering if there is another phrase that ought to become just as familiar to us.
If there were a morning after pill that Presidents could take following a speech that drew negative comments from both liberal and conservative pundits, President Obama would be picking up the glass of water and the pill this morning. He might even take two of those magic pills just to be sure he ridded himself of the stigma.
There seems to be a disconnect at work so far as our country’s economy as well as that of our state and region.
There are, unfortunately, occurrences that make one wonder whether or not we are truly a civilized people.
There apparently is another “gang that can’t shoot straight” in
Gen. McChrystal meets with President Obama this morning and may or may not emerge from that meeting with his command intact.
“Disclose Act” is the name of a bill (HR 5175) that the current majority is working diligently to move through the House of Representatives.
There are too few among us who give any thought to their relationships on a daily basis. Then, we have an accident such as the one near Oconomowoc last week that claimed three young lives. The loss of a young life in a kayak incident on
Isn’t it interesting that our country has been told off, in an economic sense, by the European Union countries?