Happy Birthday, Denis!
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 07, 2016
confirmation bias [kon-fer-mey-shuh n · bahy-uh s]
1. the tendency to seek-out sources that support one's current theories, positions or beliefs and reject those in conflict with those theories, positions, or beliefs
2. the tendency to interpret evidence in such a way as to bolster of one's current theories, positions, or beliefs
3. the tendency to selectively remember sources, evidence, or experiences that support one's current theories, positions, or beliefs
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 8/07/2016
Monday, August 01, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
There is an old adage that says "all politics is local" and to those of us who live in the areas of the country designated by the media as "battleground states" the meaning of the adage is all too clear. This trope of the political class cannot, however, be said to be true of the local news. Today’s screed is brought to you by what is likely to be the epitome of the problem with the consolidation of the electronic media that has been happening for years now – then diminishment of the requirement for the "News" to be "news."
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 7/31/2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
I am going to be entirely serious here and I truly want answers from my friends and family of both parties. I just do not understand the supporters of the candidates of either party! Can anyone explain to me why it is that I should support one candidate over the other!?
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 7/24/2016
Friday, July 01, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
On this Father’s Day, I wanted to share a story about my dad – I may have shared this one before, but if not… It is an illustration of an interesting effect of aging that I have noticed: “The older I get, the smarter my dad gets!”
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 6/19/2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
It is amazing how far you can see when you are sitting on the shoulders of a giant!
Wherever you are today, I hope that you have an excellent view!
Don Bergquist - May 26, 2016 - Lakewood, Colorado
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 5/26/2016
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Anyone who was not already aware that the main voting contingent of the Republican Front-Runner was basically the lowest of the low information voters, you should need no more information that was presented this week when NPR interviewed Bobby Knight on why he is supporting Donald Trump.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
“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.”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.
Matthew 7:6 (KJV)
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 4/17/2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Two words about a news article I saw this wee:
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-]
1. division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties
2. the parties so formed
From Middle English (of Greek derivation) "cisme" meaning "to split"
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 4/10/2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
United States Senator
United States Senator
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.”
The ranting and raving of Don Bergquist on or about 3/18/2016