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 this from a very dear friend and know not whether they are true although the e-mail claimed that to be the case. Each is moving by itself; together these speak volumes about life and how to live it while we’re here.
Racial tensions in America seem as high as, or even higher, than has been the case for some time. We watch as a Grand Jury decision involving a shooting/killing in suburban St. Louis by an officer of the law is awaited by crowds of protesters. If he is exonerated, as I suspect he will be, we will almost certainly see a riot. Some among the group of protesters are imports in that they do not live in or near the locale where this is taking place and are simply present to take part in what they expect to occur. They’ve been there for weeks. There have also been the usual black leaders who seem to magically appear at all such events, since this is their way of prolonging their positions, to do more stoking than calming.
The Associated Press has a story on Benghazi running today, the title of which is: Panel debunks Benghazi theories.
Where does anyone begin to review and assess what our President did last evening? He, of course, claims that what he did was completely within his legal authority. He told us that he wasn’t doing anything that every Republican president since Reagan did with Executive Orders.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has landed the job of a lifetime for a policy-wonk such as him. He is the incoming Chair of the United States House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee. This committee position is often referred to as the fourth most important position in our nation’s government after those of President, Senate Majority Leader and House Majority Leader. It has been chased after by some of the greatest political figures in our history and has been typically held by people at much more advanced ages.