8:14 CST – Bad news
An old friend is dying. Somehow that doesn’t make sense. He was always large size, active and engaging. Some will try to seek and give solace by saying that he lived a long and happy life. And that is true. I’m sure he feels that he accomplished more with less than many who started with more, and he did.
But the truth is this.
The world will be a worse place when he is gone.
I fear our youngsters will grow old and have no friends, just people they text messages to because they don’t want to have to actually say something without first writing it down and then thinking about it.
I read one time that lead in the joints of the water pipes of ancient Rome is thought to have leeched into the water and drove many people insane leading to the eventual downfall. If true that shows that not all technical advances are good.
My take on the Internet varies from day to day.
8:29 CST – Weather report: 17F and clearing
Southerners do not cope well with snow and ice. This morning we have all of two inches and I face it with a sense of outrage. If I had wanted to have snow I would have stayed in Denver where they had lots of it and people knew how to deal with it.
But it was pretty last night. The security lights created a pool of light that approached daylight and nothing stirred. The birds had fed all afternoon from the feeder off the deck and the squirrels had ran back and forth looking for that especially sweet acorn they had hid last fall.
Time for some beef stew and corn bread for dinner. Maybe some of that frozen okra from the garden as a side with sliced onions and slaw.
9:50 CST – Civility as a lifestyle
I am suffering from boredom regarding politics. The latest buzz word is “civility.” To hell with that. The Left lost the last election and I see no reason to pay them very much attention, especially when they start lying about “hate speech” and sundry items.
In the meantime they write such intelligent comments as this one:
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Where's a Special Prosecutor when we need one?":
“You're as stupid as that asshole Lesabre from the Jackson Sun forums.
This is the comment he/she was responding to:
Where is a special prosecutor when we need one
Truth does hurt.
Speaking of hate speech from the Left, and the Sun’s forum, here’s an example. Note that the comment was on 1/6/11, two days before the Tucson killings.
Smileyface: posted at 1/6/2011 4:09 PM CST on jacksonsun.com
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Lesabre13--Russian Roulette is one of the games I play. Give that a shot, too
Lesabre12 posted at 1/6/2011 4:26 PM CST
smileyface.... You have just suggested that I should be seriously injured or even killed. Wow. That's a nasty and violent attack.
Smileyface posted at 1/6/2011 4:27 PM CST
Hey, I'm still around
One of the other commentators, CharlesLeeSmith by moniker, was asked if he would condemn the comment by smileyface. This was after the killings in Tucson and you would think that people would be more sensitive. But not CharlesLeeSmith:
Charles posted at 1/10/2011 5:24 PM CST :
Of course I condemn it....that let's you off way too easy.
Let me see. I am an asshole who should play Russian Roulette but that isn't bad enough.....
Ain't love great?
If it had been The Big Guy kidney failure would have been the wishful curse…. Wait. That’s already been done.
Charles and others deny that this was a threat. For years I couldn’t understand that but I think I have finally figured it out. Hatred of the Right is all they have and they are so fearful of losing that the hate-fear-hate thing just feeds on itself. As an Internet bud, dherring wrote:
"One speaker on the National Review cruise said that we live our lives among the left and understand them. They, on the other hand, live among their own kind and have little association for the right so they form caricatures of the right."
10:12 – Recall the Pima County Sherriff??
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has never lost an election, but that was before his remarks assigning blame for the deadly Tucson, Ariz., shooting to political "vitriol" and calling Arizona "a mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
Now it's Sheriff Dupnik who finds himself on the public-opinion hot seat. A group opposed to illegal immigration has begun an effort to recall the sheriff in a special election. Meanwhile, a Pima County tea party group is planning on holding a "Dump Dupnik" rally next week outside his office.
"I haven't been a fan of Dupnik's for a long time, but this really was the straw that broke the camel's back," said Tom Rompel, co-owner of Black Weapons Armory in Tucson. "He's law enforcement. We expect 'the facts, ma'am,' not his opinion. He leans far left, always has, and frankly, people have had enough."
One can hope that this man will be retired because of his untoward words towards millions of Americans. Not to mention his sorry job of running the department.
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"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt
"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson