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
Hillary Clinton is obviously going to run given the organization(s) she has already lined up for that process. So, is she the already-determined winner on the Democratic side or will someone else give her a real run for the money? That all has to begin to take shape before too long. Had she not been playing the demure ‘expected but as yet undeclared’ candidate, there would’ve probably already been at least one opponent who made his or her intent known.
Inner beauty is sort of a buzz phrase that we use occasionally when we’re trying to describe a person. I was reminded, though, of the impact inner beauty can have when we encounter a person when I read the following quote attributed to the actress Ruby Dee:
Let me try to get this straight…the special prosecutor in a John Doe investigation that has been in the news for some time now, has asked one or more members of the state Supreme Court to recuse themselves. We can be reasonably sure that those members of the Court are from the conservative element of that Court. We can be reasonably sure that if he is asking that one recuse himself or herself, he has likely asked all of the usual conservatives to do so.
My father was a cheese man; he was a licensed cheese maker, owned several cheese factories at one time or another in Vernon and Crawford counties and was buyer/manager of a Borden’s cheese collection warehouse in Viroqua, WI for years during my youth. I worked in that warehouse during the summers placing cheddar cheeses on a rack that dunked them in melted wax to seal them for shipment or aging as the case was to be.
Howard Dean, hero to some Democrats and a burden from others’ points-of-view, has taken it upon himself to determine that Scott Walker is an also-ran given his lack of a college degree. This meme, of course, cites the fact that Walker left Marquette University in his senior year (prior to graduating) to go to work for the Red Cross.