Category Archives: General Thoughts

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Five

Greetings and Salutations; Well, just a quick update on the progress of the political train wreck that the 2016 Presidential Election turned into. The last chance of deflecting the disaster came and went a few days ago, when the House … Continue reading

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You Keep Saying That Word “Change”

     Greetings and Salutations; Well,  it is finally the last day of 2016….New Year’s Eve.    I have to say that this year is one that I am just as glad to see the end of.    Sadly,   … Continue reading

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Making a Difference At Christmas

Greetings and Salutations; Today is December 25th,  2016 Christmas Day .    This is always a complicated holiday for me,  as there is such a culture clash between what today is SUPPOSED to mean…and what its CONTENT says it means. … Continue reading

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What to do now?

Greetings and Salutations; Well,  the deed is done.  The Electoral College has proved that it has abandoned all of the responsibilities that Hamilton placed on it,  and become a useless rubber stamp for the Establishment.   Because of this,  Caesar … Continue reading

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Hamilton Weeps…

Greetings and Salutations; Today,  the Electoral College met, and, to the disappointment of many and surprise of few,  proved it was not what Hamilton had intended for it to be,  but,  rather,  was a rubber stamp in the process of … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Four – Words of a Wise Woman

Greetings and Salutations; We,  in the South,  are blessed with some of the best minds in America.   A (somewhat distant) friend of mine,  Park Overall,  is a strong activist for water quality in East Tennessee,  and produces some of … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Three – Coup in North Carolina

Greetings and Salutations; It is a busy time here at the end of a long,  ugly year.    There are too many instances of insanity in the Political World that are motivating me to post a comment.   So…This one … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Two – The Electoral College.

Greetings and Salutations; The Electoral College,  as a part of our Presidential Election is rarely a step in the process that anyone cares about.   Every four years,  there are a few folks whining about how unfair it is,  or … Continue reading

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A Ghost From The Past

Greetings and Salutations;      First off,   this blog entry is likely to be updated.  Civil Discourse is welcome,  but it is my forum, so if you post rants that descend to attacks,  or spurious claims,  you are likely … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Jason Kander

Greetings and Salutations; I ran across the following,  penned by Jason Kander of Missouri,  after he was narrowly defeated in a bid for a Senate seat in last Tuesday’s election.   It is a strong and true call to all … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

Greetings and Salutations; It is now the second day since the election,  and,  while my mind is in a very dark place still,  I am sane enough to consider some questions and thoughts about the next four years.     … Continue reading

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“The World Turned Upside Down”

Greetings and Salutations; In the wee hours of this morning,   November 9th,  2016,  the  Presidential election  produced an unexpected, and (for many)  a chilling result.   As the above map shows,   the donald was voted in to the … Continue reading

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America – Great? Or not?

    .  Greetings and salutations; I do not know about y’all,  but, as a Citizen of America,  who loves my country,  I am getting pretty damn tired of the Donald saying it is a pile of shit,  and we … Continue reading

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The Massacre at the Pulse In Orlando – Another observation.

Greetings and Salutations; The attached image is of the Henley Street bridge, in Knoxville Tennessee. The mayor of the city has ordered the lamps on the bridge to be changed to a rainbow configuration, in memorial to the 49 victims … Continue reading

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When will the insanity end? Thoughts on the Massacre at the Pulse in Orlando

         Greetings and Salutations;      Once again,  the Mad Flood of hate,  bigotry  and violence that has permeated America has reared its horrible head and produced a tragedy of monumental proportions.   This morning,  at around … Continue reading

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A Meditation on this Memorial Day Weekend

     Greetings and Salutations;       I have been poking around online, and, on the cable channels this weekend,   and contemplating the state of the World in general,  and America in specific.   It is, I am … Continue reading

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Texas Rules The TextBook World (And why this is BAD)

Greetings and Salutations;      Texas shows up again in my sights…and the news from there is mixed.   As I indicated in the title of this essay,   the Texas state School Board tends to control the content of … Continue reading

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Take a SMALL step to help keep Earth Clean!

Greetings and Salutations; On this Sunday,  as I take a moment to try and do some Good Stewardship of the Earth,  I decided I would take a moment and offer a suggestion on how YOU can help America, and the … Continue reading

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Ever Visited an Old Growth Redwood?

Greetings and Salutations;       Some of the most amazing and majestic trees left in America are the old growth Redwoods, living out West.   However,  thanks to the issues brought on by Global Climate Change,   these treasures … Continue reading

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Brussels Bombed…and Americans say WHAT?

Greetings and Salutations; This morning, three bombs were set off in the heart of Brussels,   leading to the death and injury of thousands of people.  It is easy enough to find detailed articles on this tragedy online, so, I … Continue reading

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