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
Our nation is in a time of hope. We are celebrating the day named for Martin Luther King, Jr. and remembering his life and achievements. And we are about to inaugurate the first African American President in our history. This is an historic time for our nation.
We left Germantown early on Friday morning to attend the funeral of my last remaining uncle in La Farge, WI ( a very small community that sits on the Kickapoo River and where I lived for the first three or four years of my life). While it was cold here, we knew we'd arrived when we learned that it was still -35 at 10:30AM. As we drove into town, I recalled memories from my early childhood. Spankings received and the reasons behind them were uppermost on my mind; they were mostly deserved, I realized.
Among the ideas being floated for inclusion in the upcoming 'stimulus' bill is a sales tax on all purchases made on the Internet.