Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pearls Before Swine

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”
Matthew 7:6 (KJV)
It will be a short lesson today, children, as the point that I want to make is either self-evident or one that you will never understand.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Civility

Two words about a news article I saw this wee:

civility [si-vil-i-tee] 


noun, plural civilities
1. courtesy; politeness
2. a polite action or expression:
   an exchange of civilities
3. Archaic. civilization; culture; good breeding

From Middle English (of Latin derivation) "civilite" meaning "courtesy"


schism [siz-uh m, skiz-] 


noun
1. division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties
2. the parties so formed
 

From Middle English (of Greek derivation) "cisme" meaning "to split"

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Condescension

con•de•scen•sion

[kon-duh-sen-shuh n] 
noun
1. an attitude of patronizing superiority; disdain.
2. behavior that is patronizing or condescending.
3. voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as inferior.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Importance of Being Earnest

"I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy."
The Importance of Being Earnest- Oscar Wilde

Friday, March 18, 2016

An Open Letter To My Senators

Michael Bennet
United States Senator
(Democrat) Colorado

Cory Gardner
United States Senator
(Republican) Colorado

Dear Honorable Sirs:

I feel compelled to write you this morning after watching the news this morning and seeing your colleague, the Honorable Mr. McConnell making a thoroughly curious assertion on the news. In the interview, the leader of the Senate said that “the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice.”

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Twenty-Three

Happy Birthday, Mom! 

Mother
with
Speed and Judy

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Newspeak

"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten… The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there's no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It's merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won't be any need even for that… Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?"

    1984

~ George Orwell

Friday, January 15, 2016

Citizen Journalism

 – Citizen Journalism

cit•i•zen jour•nal•ismnoun1. the collection, dissemination, and analysis of news and information by the general public, especially by means of the Internet.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

What Is “Controversial” About Majority Rule!?

democracy [dih-mok-ruh-see]
noun, (plural: democracies)
1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
2. a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.
5. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

What A Difference A Week Makes

I have one quick question for all of my friends, family, and associates on the right: where is YOUR outrage!?