Monthly Archives: October 2020

Why I Believe Voting Is A Complete Waste of Time

I had not planned on writing anything today; instead I had hoped to wash clothes, cook supper, and spend a few hours immersed in the writings of Luther Martin; but alas someone posted something on Facebook that got the creative … Continue reading

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This Is What You Get When You Wake Me Up Early In the Morning

Unless I have plans to go somewhere I no longer set my alarm clock anymore; one of the more pleasant benefits of retirement. On a typical morning my internal clock wakes me up sometime between 7:00 to 7:30 a.m., feeling … Continue reading

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Is Government Your God?

Earlier this morning I heard on the news that records are being broken for early voting; with around 66 million mail-in ballots having already been received prior to Tuesday’s election. The pundits are saying this election might break recent records … Continue reading

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The Bizarre Process of Choosing a New President

The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people. ~President James Garfield~ Every four years the people of America engage in this bizarre ritual known as the election of a … Continue reading

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Why I Think Our Kids Should Not Be Taught History

When we send our kids off to school we like to say they are being taught things that are useful in life; mathematics, reading and writing being a few of them. However, those subjects are learned primarily by memorization; with … Continue reading

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A Tribute To The Rebel Madman

The first step in expanding your knowledge on a subject is recognizing that you don’t know all there is to know about that subject. In a way it is similar to the Zen philosophy that one must first empty their … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Not Bliss (It’s Just Ignorance)

‚ÄúThere is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Seen An Iceberg?

In the year 1787 a group of scoundrels met in the city of Philadelphia to perform a coup, of sorts, in which they put in motion a plan to topple the existing system of government in America. A thorough examination … Continue reading

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Does anyone even read this shit?

I don’t have any software that allows me to track the traffic to this blog; the only way I can tell if people are visiting is when someone leaves a comment. So when I go back and see no comments … Continue reading

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There Ain’t No Fixing This Mess

“Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.” ~Thomas Paine~ After the opening battle in the film Gladiator there is a scene … Continue reading

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