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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

Other Right-To-Work Thoughts...

Employment, Political, Quality of Life, Wisconsin, Economy

Right-to-work has taken center stage within the Wisconsin Legislature.  As was to be expected, this became an immediate political football with the Democrats decrying the possibility and the Republican leadership saying they can pass it and will pass it.

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A Son & His Father...

People Making A Difference, Military, Quality of Life

Take a couple of minutes to watch this deeply moving account of a son and his father and the Marine Corps…and a fellow by the name of Bush who enabled the story to continue. 

Talk Is Cheap...

Politics, U.S.

Our President appears to believe that we who think we have a problem with a growing segment of militant Islamists are fomenting an “ugly lie”.  It is difficult for me to see what he apparently sees, or at least professes to see, and I doubt that it relates much to the difference in our vantage points.  If anything, he ought to be able to see it far more clearly than I.  I see ISIS or ISIL, whichever you might prefer, as evil personified.  And I see this movement as largely composed of Islamists.  But our President doesn’t think I am seeing what I am seeing.

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Madame President?

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

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.

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Inner Beauty A Problem For You?

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Humor

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:

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