Corruption is paid by the poor — Pope Francis. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. – John Acton Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse. – Adlai Stevenson This posting was not what I had planned. What I had planned was… Continue reading The Foul Stench of Corruption
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely -Ogden Nash Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another –Immanuel Kant A person remains immature, whatever his age, as long as he thinks of himself as an exception to the human race. -Henry Allen Overstreet For eight months… Continue reading America-Grow Up!
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ― Voltaire Murderers are not monsters, they’re men. And that’s the most frightening thing about them. ― Alice Sebold, (The Lovely Bones) A clown can get away with murder. -John Wayne Gacy We… Continue reading Murder in the First
Isolation doesn’t bother me at all. It gives me a sense of security -Jimmy Page Without great solitude, no serious work is possible -Pablo Picasso What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be -Ellen Burstyn The first phase of Covid reopening in my city, New York, happens today.… Continue reading The Fun and Frolic of Isolation
A riot is the language of the unheard. -Martin Luther King, Jr. To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice. -Confucius If you want peace, work for justice. -Pope Paul VI There is a whole lot of blame to go around. We can finger point at the police and… Continue reading Dedicated to the Proposition
The safety of the people shall be the highest law -Marcus Tullius Cicero You have to accept the rule of law even if it’s inconvenient , if you’re going to have a country that abides by the rule of law.- Jesse Ventura We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. ― Jules… Continue reading The Rule of Lawlessness
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it-Mark Twain Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning- George Eliot A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide. ― Mickey Mantle Reporting for duty for… Continue reading Profiles in Cowardice
ANOTHER GUEST In my time as a NYC Tour guide I was privileged to meet some interesting folks. My good friend ML who is being featured here as the second guest columnist on The Ledge, is but one of them. He is a former tour guide extraordinaire possessed of both an expansive love for and… Continue reading Written in Fury and Haste
The elections are run by the same people that sell toothpaste on television-Noam Chomsky In a sense terrorism blossomed in the age of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics- Marilyn Manson Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts- Edward R. Murrow Game shows dotted the landscape of 1950’s American television. Contestants and… Continue reading Who Do You Trust?
As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.-H.L. Mencken Just a step cried the… Continue reading Labels