CATS

November 24th, 2014

Over the past 30 years or so, I’ve seen very few comments that reflected even a little bit of my own sentiments about the Viet Nam war, however, this column “Liberals Are All Scaredy Cats”, the second of the two latest columns by Burt Prelutsky, finally comes close to describing many of my own sentiments about those who evaded the draft and or simply skirted in one way or another the doing of their duty during the Viet Nam war………yeah, yeah, yeah, I know there are still many who will flat out disagree with my own sentiments about the Viet Nam war, however, it is my hope that if they have not already done so, then they will make an effort to see a satellite photo taken over North and South Korea at night…….the contrast in the brightness of the lights is so great as to be astounding……certainly this photo shows the prosperity difference between the non-free people living in North Korea versus the free people living in South Korea……surely the same thing could now be seen in a satellite photo taken even tonight over North and South Viet Nam………if only the dang liberals had not gained the upper hand during the Viet Nam war, many of whom’s true motivations to evade or skirt their duty were clearly pointed out in the aforementioned column……meow, meow, meow!

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SURPRISED

November 22nd, 2014

I am surprised…….OK, so I’m not really surprised, what I meant to say was “disappointed”, that such as is talked about in this column has not already been implemented…….mind ya, because I truly do want such a thing, but then I truly am surprised that by now some beauracrat or politician has not grabbed at this chance for’em to latch onto some extra money for them to play around with, otherwise known as “blowing taxpayer’s money”………but then just standby, they’ll get there, especially since it’ll cost them absolutely nothing to put another cost onto you and me, the taxpayers…….nope, they’ll not even have to work a bit harder nor even breath a bit harder to make it happen, but something you can really count on is that those implementing such will more’n likely get a nice bonus from our dear federal government, and but of course out of taxpayer’s money……..hey, wouldn’t this mean us taxpayer’s would be double-jeopardized, or double-taxated or would simply saying “got stabbed with a double pointed shaft” be better?

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SEE

November 22nd, 2014

This column clearly paints the very same picture that I see whenever my eyes look at the mess now known as “Ferguson”………furthermore, I think there are several very good points made in some of the comments at the end of this column…….never-the-less, I am in no way ready to bet on which way this “Ferguson” show will go……….although I am very hopeful that it will be a very peaceful show thereby being a great demonstration of some “law and order” still prevailing among the citizens of this great country.

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SADNESS

November 20th, 2014

It is with considerable sadness that I find myself fully agreeing with the author of this column………especially since I myself can easily remember the many more freedoms I had just 50 years ago than I have right now…….although most of the freedoms I’ve lost over the past 50 years might be considered minor by many, I must point out that each bite of a big tree by a beaver is minor, yet, those minor bites eventually lead to the end of a once beautiful big tree with its being laid out flat on the ground.

Although a long word…..and one I can barely pronounce…….it is a word that to me best describes how so many in our country have been able to take away so many of our freedoms and are continuing to take away even more of them…….simply put, via “incrementalization”………if only we would put a stop to this “incrementalization” before the tree is laying flat out on the ground, then there’d be some chance of the tree re-growing that area that the incrementalizing bites of the beavers took away from it.

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EXCERPT

November 17th, 2014

I’m thinking I may have recently taken an excerpt I really liked from a column on TownHall, something that I rarely do, yet here I am doing it again…….but dang it, this excerpt from the most recent column of Burt Prelutsky is simply too good for me to pass up……and then too, as he fully acknowledges, it is not even by him, but by some recently deceased host of a car show on PBS………so anyhow just below is the excerpt.

 

But there were times when Tom would expand his subject matter, as when he disclosed the secret of his successful marriage: “I know I’m always right, but it’s more important to be happy. So whenever my wife and I disagree, I tell her she’s right. As a result, she thinks I’m a big dummy, but she loves me anyway. So I’m happy.

 

I really do like the above excerpt, although unlike the car show host that said it, I myself am most certainly not always right……in fact, I am seldom right…..never-the-less, I still like what he said, most likely because I’m sure I fit his very last sentence.

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SCARE

November 15th, 2014

Having recently decided to sell my small (12 ft) kayak (actually more like a canoe), I also decided it would be best to move the kayak from its current storage location, our son and daughter-n-law’s garage, to the inside of my small (14.5 ft) v-bottom run-about boat stored in a nearby boat marina’s fenced-in lot, because after putting the kayak up for sale I do not want to take potential buyers to see it inside the garage of our son and his wife……and since I also plan to sell the v-bottom run-about boat, it seems to me that having them both right together should work out quite well for me the seller…………….so anyhow, after I’d relocated my kayak and then got back home, I told my wife I was having second thoughts about selling either one of’em, mainly because I’d got to thinking about how great it would be come next spring for me to jump into the v-bottom run-about with the kayak in it and go off boating on some large river or lake, to where I’d find some small stream or cove where I’d then throw the kayak out of the boat, plop myself into the kayak from which I could then do me some mighty fine flyrod flipping as I slowly fished the edges of, hopefully, an isolated and very quite small stream or way back cove……………but whoa, whoa and whoa, soon’s I saw the look on her face, well, I knew I’d done and done it…….yep, I’d done and done way more messing around with my wild imagination than I should have………for sure I’d put a “scare” on’er, one I was wishing mightily I could take back, especially since there’s no way in blue blazes that I’m really gonna do what I’d just told her I was thinking about doing……..nope, no way……..don’t want to and couldn’t even if I did want to………which is why I am right now trying to work out in my head the exact arrangement of my two “FOR SALE” signs.

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ALL

November 15th, 2014

This column sorta says it all for me as to why so many Democrats are the way they are…….specifically they are far too “liberal” or “progressive” for my blood, unless that is I want my blood to always be boiling………now mind ya, I’m not saying I think “all” Democrats are truly so dang “liberal” or “progressive”, just that other than the many true elitists among them, there are so many others of them that have swallowed hook, line and sinker all that the many true elitists among them have told them………what a terrible shame this has been…..and I’m afraid will continue to be……for our country.

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MAYBE

November 13th, 2014

Here’s a column by one of my favorite columnists, although I do have my own thought, a different one, about this particular column…….meaning I agree with it in that maybe Obama has been a good thing for the Republican party, while at the same time I definitely do not think he has been a good thing for our country.

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ALTHOUGH

November 9th, 2014

Although certainly not his best column, this is still a pretty good column by its author, who BTW has become one of my favorite columnists because most of his columns are much better than this one……..yet, this one too makes a very powerful point in that those who don’t vote fall into two categories……first, there are those that are simply too ignorant,  complacent or lazy to vote, and so, in my opinion, if they could easily, quickly and definitively be identified, then they should not even be allowed to vote…….second, there have been, are and always will be, those who sometimes vote, but when they have no one they want to vote for, they simply acquiesce to whatever the outcome of an election might be, which in actuality means they are more than willing to accept whatever that outcome happens to be……it is this latter group of “sometimes voters” that I am more’n willing to tolerate, since they are likely know at least a bit about what’s going on politically and in their own way actually help to determine an election’s outcome.

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SENTIMENTS

November 8th, 2014

In this column the author has expressed many of my own sentiments…..I mean on the one hand, I am deliriously happy about our recent elections that deposed so many Democrats while elevating so many Republicans, yet, on the other hand, just as in the referenced column, I am very apprenhesive about our current crop of Republican leaders being prepared to advance meaningful conservative legislation relative to energy, jobs, education, the EPA and approval of judicial appointments, along with plenty of other areas of our federal government that are in dire need of some significant conservative adjustments.  OK, OK, so Republicans still have not been handed the helm of the ship, but by dang it, they are now in control of the engine room and are the majority down in the bilges, so sure seems they oughta be able to  pretty much determine the way the ship goes or the way it does not go……it’ll be their leadership that will soon be demonstrated for all to see………..so it is that so many conservatives are now hoping most us conservatives will soon be seeing something that will allow us to continue rejoicing for a long, long time over the results of our most recent elections.

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