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
Veteran’s Day has arrived once again. We celebrate those who gave their all and those who gave as much as they were called upon to give. None of those who gave their all were aware that this would be the price until the moment arrived, and some were gone in less than the blink of an eye when that moment arrived and passed. Others met their moment and survived; some without a scratch and others with lifelong disabilities. And yet others never had occasion to meet their moment not because of anything they did, but because their time hadn’t arrived…although it could’ve at any moment.
Being a hypocrite can come easily to many if we do not defend against that status. It seems that the Democratic Party is running afoul of that definition.
The story of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, kept prisoner in Mexico for months, is coming out now and it is damning of our President’s lack of will and decency. Why was Sgt. Tahmooressi left to rot in the Mexican jail when we provide so much to Mexico that we could’ve picked up a telephone called in a chit, and had him released much, much sooner? So far, we have not been made privy to what, if any, efforts were made to get him released. That seems to me, at least, to simply be because there were no efforts made beyond the occasional clucking of tongue at a press conference
John Malan’s (WTMJ TV 4) Thursday weather column in the Journal Sentinel caught my eye. The title was “Full Beaver Moon rises this evening”. He went on to identify the remaining full moons using the early American Indian names: