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

The Press Is Frustrated...

Terrorism, Quality of Life, Politics, People Making A Difference

President Obama was irritated that the press seemingly was not intelligent enough to understand his policy and decision regarding the ISIS/ISIL situation in Syria as was evidenced by their repeated questioning seeking clarification yesterday of his earlier statements.  He basically decided that we are not going to do anything other than what bombing we are now doing to help France in its effort to degrade ISIS/ISIL.

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Who Stole Our Packers?

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

Our beloved Packers have quite apparently fallen on hard times given recent performances.  What has changed?  The only thing that seems readily apparent is that of play calling.  But there is something more here.  Our vaunted offense is having problems executing and in basic performance, and yet the team higher ups felt that was going to be one of our strengths.  Is our quarterback hampered with injury?  He claims not, but there was not much to show for a healthy quarterback, if good plays were being called, for too long from the start of yesterday’s game.  It seems unlikely that receivers who have been stellar so far this year would suddenly lose their abilities unless Lion coverage was as good as we made it look.

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ISIS/ISIL and Us...

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

ISIS/ISIL has made its presence felt in Paris, and that has multiple implications for us.  We are signatories to Article 5 of the Washington Treaty agreed to by the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO as it is more commonly known.  This article basically says that an attack against one NATO member is considered to be an attack against all NATO members.

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Politics of Personal Destruction?

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

Politics of personal destruction?  That seems possible, even probable, in the world that Donald Trump occupies.  Mr. Trump seems to automatically move to a destructive approach applied to anyone and everyone who either gets too close in the polls or who is bold enough to question Trump’s positions on various subjects.

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House of Cards or Pig in a Poke?

Healthcare, Economy, Employment, Politics, Quality of Life, Taxes, U.S.

The Affordable Care Act, now much better known simply as Obamacare, is experiencing some financial difficulties but the cavalry is riding to the rescue.  Or is it?

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