Damned If We Do…

In the pursuit of happiness, adopting the roles presented to us may seem to be just the on-ramp we’re looking for to the success we both want and need. But, deep down, I think we all know that we can never get off the “road to hell” we’re actually on that way.

Your Problem Is Obvious!

In one of those “weirdly ironical” twists, yesterday’s really bad mood was both accentuated and relieved by a report on my local morning news that the Ohio State Fair would be opening today, and that the fair’s annual Butter Cow was all ready to go. I mean really, cows sculpted from butter? Life here in “The First World” is just so damned hard! 🙄

But that report did at least remind me of these hilarious Weird Al Yankovic videos… 😉

The Return Of Lawrence O’Donnell

I am not a big fan of television news. Don’t get me wrong, I do check in now and then just to check on the weather and to make sure I won’t be the last guy on earth to know the world is ending, but, as a general rule, I find the news to be just too damned depressing to watch for more than a few minutes at a time.

But there are a couple of “voices” on the news that I really like listening to, even though we may disagree on so many things. One of them is Rachel Maddow, and the other is Lawrence O’Donnell. I may avoid the heavily left-leaning MSNBC throughout the day as much as I avoid all the rest, but I try to at least check-in once or twice during at evening just to see what’s up with those two.

The thing is, though I’d been checking-in as regularly as usual, I just kept missing Mr. O’Donnell over the last couple of months somehow – that is, until last night…

Iraq – You Break It, You Own It?

The news these days has been just dominated by speculation over what, if anything, the U.S. should do about the growing “crisis” in Iraq. For those who’ve been living under a rock, the crisis revolves around the murderous advance, through Iraq, of the group known as ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), a fanatical offshoot of Al-Qaeda, whose apparent aim is to create the world’s first terrorism-derived Islamic state across the Sunni areas of Iraq and Syria. This group is so extreme that even the leadership of Al-Qaeda itself has purportedly expressed disapproval of their tactics!

Your Hump Day Breaking News!

Well my friends, the news today is all about the deal in the works to get our government working again. The thing is, no one appears to have changed their position. Fortunately, there is some genuine good news today. Because… Big Teddy’s Back! 😀

Hello Darkness My Old Friend…

I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains…

I’m really not sure what to make of this, but after publishing my Inner Dialogue… post just yesterday, and then having an awful tragedy like this happen today…

Mission Accomplished, Sort Of…

Okay. You should all know by now what a majorly depressed, OCD driven maniac I can be. Like one of those freaky animals whose jaws lock on after they bite, my crazy mind just can’t let go of an idea once it gets in there until some measure of satisfaction is achieved. Well, that’s the way I am when it comes to the look and feel of this blog. You see, even though I just changed my theme at the beginning of July, I’ve never been truly satisfied with the Twenty Eleven theme I chose, and it’s been nagging at me ever since.

So…