Friday, April 09, 2010

Winter takes a break

It hasn't snowed in a couple of days; it's nice to see temperatures a little higher for a while.

More of my silly photos.









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Looks like the idiot diplomat who caused the airline problems is being sent home.  Good riddance.  Everyone else has to follow the rules, why shouldn't he?  Especially since a lot of the security theater on the airlines was caused by the sort of scum that he had been visiting.  Some people think he is being picked on, but I don't; if you're going to act like an asshole, expect to be treated like one.

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Jeez, what ever happened to creativity?  Seems like Hollywood can't come up with anything new; just recycle old movies, throw in a bunch of CGI compensate for what is usually a bad rewrite, and then call it art.

H/T to Den of Geek!


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The Republican Party is already trying to formulate strategy for 2012.  The first thing they might want to do is clean up their act and pull their heads out of their butts.  If they're going to spend their campaign money on partying, they better count on alienating a lot of their supporters.
With the unpopularity of the Democratic Congress right now, the Republicans have a chance to gain some ground back, but I think if they do it will be by accident.  The last couple of elections have shown most of the public to be fairly evenly divided between Democrat and Republican.  But there is still a few who are independent/undecided.  These are the bunch that say who wins or loses.  The Republicans pissed off the independents last time, and they either abstained or threw in with Obama.  Right now most of those independents are not liking the Democrat's way of running things; it wouldn't take too much to swing them over to the other side.  If the Republicans expect to get their votes, they need to make some changes.
1. Quit obsessing about gay marriage/civil unions; what consenting adults do is no one else's business.  If two people care about each other enough to commit, let them do so.
2. Try going back to the original ideals of the Republican Party that said small government and less taxes.  You guys are just as bad as the Democrats when it comes to spending and expanding the federal government.
3. Try easing up on the "War on Drugs".  Keeping meth and heroin away from kids is a good idea; wasting money and manpower to bust some guy with a couple of pot plants in his basement is stupid.
Just my opinion.

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Still listening to the moldie-oldies...

         "My Back Pages" by The Byrds
         "Thelonious" by Thelonious Monk
         "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & the Shondells
         "Green-Eyed Lady" by Sugarloaf
         "Just to Satisfy You" by Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson
         "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin
         "King of the Road" by Roger Miller
         "Someday Never Comes" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
         "Dog and Butterfly" by Heart
         "Reasons for Waiting" by Jethro Tull

Some from the list:

A favorite of mine; have no idea what it is about; you have to remember it was written by Bob Dylan.



One of Jethro Tull's best.

6 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG! I was just saying yesterday how I think Hollywood is Out Of Ideas!

leeann said...

I wish I had a green thumb. I can kill plants just by thinking about buying them.
Yours are very pretty.

James Higham said...

I didn't know Americans liked Tull.

BobG said...

Meleah: I think they need to get some better writers, or start reading a few books for ideas.

LeaAnn: thank you; luckily spring bulbs are fairly hardy.

James: Jethro Tull has always been quite popular here in the states, especially in my age group. Their concerts over here were always sold out early.

James Higham said...

I really do like the cross-fertilization [excuse the term] between our two peoples. I felt so at home in the States. My American readers at my place are special to me.

Unfortunately, with the Albion Alliance thing and our election coming up, I haven't posted all that much on American issues of late.

meleah rebeccah said...

Agreed!