Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in… Continue reading When in the Course of Human Events
Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when… Continue reading 1948 (Or, Santa’s Predicament)
Originally posted on A VIEW FROM THE LEDGE (Or, Brother can you spare an acorn?):
This is a reprint of a Ledge from Feb. of 2017. It seemed appropriate at this time in our history. Obviously it is pre-Covid 19. Although it is not before the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement it is…
With the fireworks exploding. All across the summer sky.And the people watched in wonderHow they’d laugh and how they’d cheer! –Joe Raposo ( There Used to be a Ballpark Here) We don’t grow up. We merely leave our childhoods behind. Like little Jackie Paper we desert the land called Honahlee and make way for other… Continue reading You Can’t Kill the Clock
Hypocrisy is a permission slip to our morals, telling them to take a holiday. -F.H. Buckley A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation. -Adlai Stevenson A criminal is twice a criminal when he adds hypocrisy to his crime.… Continue reading Hip Hip Hypocrisy!
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