Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It'd be more fun...

... if I had something to say.

This one's fun

From one of my 'favorites':
Irony Supplements

Eating their own!

LUGAR UNLOADS: Tea Party Victor 'Embraces Unrelenting Partisan Mindset'
Chasing 20% of the electorate is a good way to get a nomination, but a really horrible way to win an election.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

RIP "Goober"

George Lindsey, December 17, 1928 - May 6, 2012 (aged 83)
George Lindsey, known as TV's Goober Pyle, dies

New Mexico in the news (sort of)

New Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Slams Republicans For Gay Staffer Flap
Full disclosure: Johnson once ran a contracting firm that did LOTS of biz for my former Fortune 100 employer.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

John Lithgow as Newt

... there's a LOT of Colbert preceding Lithgow, but here goes:FYI: I'm seeing Lithgow in "The Columnist" in NYC, 18 May.

p.s. I first saw John Lithgow in 1965. He was 19, I was 12. He appeared with Oberlin College Gilbert & Sullivan Players at Highfield Theater in Falmouth, MA. Memorable roles: Chancellor in "Iolanthe", King Gama in "Princess Ida".

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Guns are just so COOL!

Officer shoots, wounds teen outside Texas school
Associated Press – Tue, May 1, 2012
PASADENA, Texas (AP) — A police officer told investigators Tuesday that he shot a 14-year-old boy suspected in the overnight break-in of a Houston-area classroom after believing the teenager was reaching for a gun.
The boy, an eighth-grader at the school, was shot in the chest by the district police officer, who was investigating a broken window in a portable classroom containing computers after an alarm went off, Pasadena Independent School District Superintendent Kirk Lewis said.

[emphasis added]
We're reverting to the Wild West!
Yeah, it's fun to watch on TV, but not so fun to LIVE in!

Whatever happened to "rule of law"???

"I was so much older then..."

Blatant self-promotion

Happy Birthday: Pete Seeger - 93 and counting!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


"It's May!"

Music humor

"A rising tide..."

"A rising tide lifts all boats."
Well, yeah - but it helps to have a boat!
CEO Pay Grew 127 Times Faster Than Worker Pay Over Last 30 Years: Study
The Huffington Post | By Bonnie Kavoussi Posted: 05/ 2/2012
...Income inequality between CEOs and workers has consequently exploded, with CEOs last year earning 209.4 times more than workers, compared to just 26.5 times more in 1978 -- meaning CEOs are taking home a larger percentage of company gains.

But, of course, this disparity isn't really a problem...

It's easier this way

Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. - Tom Lehrer
This pretty much captures my view of blogging today: it's just hard to compete with the headlines!

Yes, I continue to read the news - NYT, YahooNews, HuffPost... BUT: What can I add?
The headlines themselves are sufficient.