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Monday, October 05, 2015
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 9/01/2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
noun, plural: trumperies.1. something without use or value; rubbish; trash; worthless stuff.
2. nonsense; twaddle: "His usual conversation is pure trumpery."
3. Archaic. worthless finery.
adjective,4. of little or no value; trifling, worthless; rubbishy; trashy.
Late Middle English/Middle French1425-1475; late Middle English trompery deceit < Middle French tromperie, equivalent to tromp (er) to deceive + -erie -ery
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 8/16/2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
As I sit writing this entry, in the First Class Cabin of a United flight from Denver to Newark, I am left to wonder at the way the world has changed. I’ve been reading a novel set in some indeterminate period of the past (train travel is still the big and hot thing in this book) and I marvel at the way the world has changed in the past half century.
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 5/18/2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
In an attempt to better understand the Neo-Conservative mind, I decided to read the tome that they all seem to hold so dear: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. I am only about a third of the way through it, but can say that it is an interesting view in to the psyche of anyone who holds this book dear.
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 5/11/2015
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
1. fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.
"a preacher of great power and eloquence"
synonyms: fluency, articulateness, expressiveness, silver tongue, persuasiveness,forcefulness, power, potency, effectiveness
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 5/06/2015
Friday, May 01, 2015
“Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.”
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 5/01/2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Monday, April 06, 2015
This classic Steve Martin line was brought to mind recently as I was reading comments to a picture I posted to a cousin’s facebook page. Without wanting to start the controversy all over again here, suffice it to say, the cousin had made a comment that the satirical picture reminded me of and the sentiment of the caption was one that we both appreciated.
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 4/06/2015