Monday, April 19, 2010

One in five Americans is a deluded fool

according to this poll.
Nearly 8 in 10 people in the country say they don't trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America's ills, the survey found.
In other words, one in five people trust the federal government.
Hell, I haven't trusted the federal government since Nixon was president, and I trust each administration less than the last.  Give the results of the poll a read, you might find it interesting.

But Matthew Dowd, a top strategist on Bush's re-election campaign who now shuns the GOP label, says both Republicans and Democrats are missing the mark.

"What the country wants is a community solution to the problems but not necessarily a federal government solution," Dowd said. Democrats are emphasizing the federal government, while Republicans are saying it's about the individual; neither is emphasizing the right combination to satisfy Americans, he said.
I think he's probably right, bigger government is not the answer to everything.

"Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it."
-Lao Tzu 


Warning: floral photographs ahead

We've been getting some nice spring weather for a few days. Around here, that usually means Mother Nature is setting up to sucker punch you with a hard freeze or a snowstorm just when you get teased into thinking that spring is really here. Hopefully we won't get that this year.

Part of my front yard; the three photos under  it are closeup shots within that area. The daffodils are miniatures; they are only an inch across

Future strawberries

My blood plum is blossoming nicely


Looks like there are people concerned with the tea party movement; the government propaganda corp main stream media  keeps trying to paint them as a bunch of extremists and terrorists in the vein of Timothy McVeigh.
What a load of bullshit.
Back when Bush was president, there was all sorts of complaints and accusations of all kinds, and we were told that  from those people that “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”  When anyone criticizes the government now, however, we are told that it is sedition. 
More bullshit.  Make up your minds, you two-faced assholes.
In this country we have the right to disagree with our government; as long as we are not violently rebelling, it is the right of any American to disagree and try to change, through legal means, the government.  I disagreed with the Republicans of the Bush era on many things, and I don't see why the current bunch of hypocrites-in-office are any better.  The fact that they are using their lapdogs the media as willing partners says a lot about how low both the politics and the Fourth Estate as fallen.  I am an independent, and I know a lot of other independents and tea party followers, and I am getting a bit tired of seeing them vilified by people who don't have a clue what they are talking about.

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
-H. L. Mencken
 We have enough enemies without trying to manufacture them for purely selfish political reasons, from either side of the political spectrum.

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."
-Mark Twain


Went to a local gun show Saturday; found a few odds and ends, but nothing serious.  First one I've been to in a while, so I enjoyed the time.   Ammo was selling like popcorn at a ballgame, but they didn't really have any good deals on anything I was in the market for.


Does Breda know about this?

Librarians in New York's oldest library have uncovered a surprising borrower with overdue books: George Washington.
The first president of the United States of America borrowed two books from the New York Society Library in 1789 but failed to return them.
Adjusted for inflation, he has since racked up $300,000 (£195,000) in fines for being some 220 years late.


Any favorites in this batch?

         "Runnin' with the Devil" by Van Halen
         "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
         "Time of the Season" by The Zombies
         "I Don't Know Where I Stand" by Joni Mitchell
         "Ship of Fools" by Robert Plant
         "As Tears Go By" by The Rolling Stones
         "Never Comes the Day" by The Moody Blues
         "Prabhati" by Ravi Shankar/Sir Yehudi Menuhin
         "Red, Red Wine" by Neil Diamond
         "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by The Animals

A couple from the list


meleah rebeccah said...

Oh! I love the pretty flowers!

James Higham said...

The entire MSM needs taking to the River and dousing.

Love the pretty flowers too. :)

terri said...

Your flowers are looking good! I had a few things blooming - tulips and hyacinths - but they're dying off already.

James Higham said...

Are you OK, healthwise?

BobG said...

Meleah: thanks, I hope to get even more in this year

James: the MSM definitely needs to take a good look at itself.

Terri: I plan my spring bulbs so that there are early, middle, and late blooms, that way something is always blooming.

James: thanks for the concern; I am doing fairly well, just the usual joint problems interfering with doing work in my yard, so I haven't been posting much the past few days.