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
3-D printing of human organs is now a fact at least in England. The implications of this feat are both exciting and concerning; where will this end, if it will end at all? Have we unleashed a new technology that threatens to turn our ethical road map on end? Will this technology be put to other than ethical uses? How will we define what is an ethical use, and where that controlling line is to be drawn?
My wonderful wife handed me a sheet of paper she had printed out that says it is “Advice from an Old Farmer”. As I read it, I knew it had to find its way onto Curmudgeon’s Corner given that we are in 'high political' season. Following are some of the pieces of sage advice from that old farmer, whoever he may be:
Jeb Bush is out and his supporters will go somewhere else. I have to believe that we have tired of the Bush family and did not want another Bush as President now; maybe sometime yet again, but not now.
President Obama refused to attend the funeral of former Supreme Court Justice Scalia on Saturday and is sending the Vice President instead. How partisan can you get? How small a person can you become? I guess we have new standards as of today. This is quite simply disgusting behavior. President Obama has stooped to a new low and has served, today, to further diminish his personal stature.