Enough With The Déjà Vu Already!

Crazy, Over the rainbow, I am crazy Bars in the window… There must have been a door there in the wall! When I came in!!!!!! Crazy, Over the rainbow, He is crazy… Pink Floyd – The Trial The roiling “shitstorm” of internal conflicts I’ve been caught up in has managed to “dredge up” the memory…

A Shitstorm Of Ambiguity!

If you’ve followed this blog for awhile, then you know that I have a pretty good idea of how I think things should be. But if you’ve read enough, you’ll also know that I’m not nearly as clear on how we should go about getting there from here… Anyway… Yesterday, my friend shared this image…

Can I REALLY Just Be Myself?

I was so impressed with this little beauty Sabina Brave included in her Always be yourself post over at Taste of life by Sabi: And I said as much in a comment there. But then I had to ask myself if there really was a place where someone like me could actually follow that advice?…

Thirty Years…

With just over three days left on my “Debt Ceiling Doomsday” clock, the big tug-of-war over raising the debt ceiling rages on – in Washington and on damn near every media outlet on the planet. And yet, despite the predictions of “dire economic consequences” coming in from practically everyone, both “sides” are steadfastly standing their…

Countdown To Doomsday?

Hey everyone, check out the neat little “Debt Ceiling Doomsday” counter widget I added to the top of my sidebar! Yeah, I know, it’s pretty basic, especially compared to those Cool SharkBreak Widgets, but it works well enough I guess. And believe it or not (you know how I am), “well enough” is just fine…

So, We’re Voting On Rights Now?

It appears that there are a lot of people out there who think they ought to be able to vote on who’s rights are protected by the U.S. Constitution and who’s aren’t. First there were the people out in California who thought that they could vote to deny same-sex couples the same rights they enjoy…

Get-R-Done?

The title for this post has two sources. The first source is the voice of “Larry the Cable Guy” speaking his famous line over and over inside my head, ever since I realized that the little “accident” down in the gulf was turning into a disaster of epic proportions. The second source is the fact that I’ve been struggling to decide what I wanted to say about the mess down there for almost as long.

Dissing Barack

When Barack Obama was elected president, those who were so tired of the same old Washington song and dance eagerly looked forward to an new age of reason, transparency, and compassion in the way the people and their government work together. I think that even the most conservative amongst us, if they were willing to…

It’s That Time Of Year Again

I wrote the following as a comment for a post on a friend’s blog, only to find out that comments were closed. The post was about the implications of the financial crisis in the city-state of Dubai. And since we are, once again, entering the part of the year where we tend to commit the…