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
Byron York, the Chief Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner had an article titled “ObamaCare was mainly aimed at redistributing wealth” published in today’s edition.
I made a conscious decision to avoid my computer and the Internet for the entire Easter week-end. It seemed strange to not be listening for the new e-mail beep or casting a quick glance at the mailbox, or to be thinking of a Blog topic. My decision was more that of being burned out than simply believing I should be more focused over this particular week-end. It did, however, help me to better-focus on what Easter is all about according to my personal beliefs.
Election Day is here again. How many people will vote in
Change was in the wind yesterday for the contested seats locally.
An article appearing in the April 6th New York Times titled “In Medicine, the Power of No” caused me to think again about the coming changes in our nation’s health care system.
Weather events stick in the mind for many years. It is difficult to recall with clarity how much of what is remembered is real versus how much has been borne of periodic embellishments or simply eroded with the years.
We can expect that the news from
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb has ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. From my perspective, this is a perversion of the intent of the Constitution that religion was not to be decreed by government; this was among the reasons that the pilgrims sought out this new land since
Two Washington County Supervisors were excluded from a closed session of the Washington County Executive Committee on March 24, 2009 by Chairman Herb Tennies. The Supervisors were Bill Meyers and Don Bercham. Meyers says that he told the Chairman that he had a right to attend since he was a Supervisor; Tennies apparently said that his rule was to the contrary and advised the Supervisors they were to leave the room.
Members of Congress fly overseas without their own office budgets being penalized. The expenses are simply part of the overall Congressional budget that needs not be appropriated annually nor that is limited as to amounts.
Border security continues to be shoved to the back of the line even as we receive increasing reports of incursions by the Mexican armed forces as they try to fight the drug lords. One
Diana Kline is soon to be sworn in as the newest member of the Germantown School Board. She has indicated, in today’s edition of the Germantown/Menomonee Falls Now paper, that she wants to be “the voice of the people”. She permitted her telephone number to be printed in that article so people could call her directly. When asked by K.L. Kline of the Now staff about her views on the recent Day of Silence observation in the
The following is verified as true by Snopes and was dictated to a secretary and signed by Harold Estes then living in a rest home overlooking Pearl Harbor:
This is a follow-up to the Blog titled Washington County Dust-Up that appeared on April 19th. Information available at that time indicated that a court hearing would be held on Monday, April 26th. All that has changed with the settlement negotiated between Assistant District Attorney David Feiss of
We live in a society where the 24-hour news cycle is coupled with the Internet and the accompanying social tools that have become so popular. We live in a society where individual interaction sometimes virtually disappears in favor of the less-personal e-mail or ‘tweet’. We’ve probably all heard the stories about co-workers separated by a four-foot panel not speaking to one and other, but using e-mails instead.
Our country’s political divisions are well known to anyone who pays even a little attention to such goings on. We have a strident left and a strident right and the chances those two meet in the center seem remote except in times of true national emergency.
Great! The new deficit reduction commission has been constituted. It won’t be long now before we have this nasty deficit under control. The commission is charged with making its recommendations in early-December; and, President Obama has indicated that he’ll give very serious consideration to the commission’s findings.