MUSINGS FROM THE ICONOCLASM!
- Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
- August 09
- On a political continuum with Extreme Liberal at 1 and Extreme Conservative at 10, I can be found at position “P.”
I get a chuckle at much of what passes for liberal thought, but don’t much chuckle at anything conservative. Quite frankly, I consider American conservatism to be one of the most dangerous pieces of garbage ever to pollute the planet Earth.
A major problem with this mindset is occasioned by the fact that I am a 72 year old, white male who works at a county golf course in one of the richest, most conservative counties in the United States. Since I get free golf (at five county courses) as part of my compensation package, I play 4 – 5 times a week. Bottom line: Goddam near everyone I work with or play golf with, almost all of whom are 70+ year old white, males, is a die-hard conservative. I love each and every one of ‘em—love every bone in their heads. Truly! Sure is a tough haul, though—‘cause I am not given to holding my tongue.
Just think of all the fun I have at work and play!
Don’tcha envy me?
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In a terrific op ed piece in today’s New York Times, columnist Bill Keller proposed a scenario that has Hillary Clinton replacing Joe Biden as Veep on the November Democratic ticket.
The article makes lots of sense…and is a great read!
Here is… Read full post »
I have friends who primarily vote Democratic and tend to be to the left of center in the political spectrum…and friends who primarily vote Republican and who tend to be to the right of center.
Many of the former aver, “There are no real differences between the two par… Read full post »
This is a chapter from a sci-fi story I probably will never finish. Hope you like it.
At some point, they looked directly into each other’s eyes and acknowledged that they were alone together in the hot tub with absolutely no chance of intrusion. Neither Michael nor Nancy would… Read full post »
This is the text of a front page item in the New York Times on January 2nd, 1905. Essentially, it reports the end of the Russo-Japanese War.
The respect shown between the combatants is amazing.
Tokio, Jan. 2.--Port Arthur capitulated at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. G… Read full post »
In a post earlier today, Tom King commented on the Tebow situation. He asked, “How do you solve a problem like Tim Tebow?”
Tom got rather exercised over the way the public and the media are reacting to what Tom considers a fairly benign act of reverence on… Read full post »
…regarding something that happened in 2001-A SPACE ODYSSEY.
HAL has gone ape shit and manages to push Frank out into space. Dave rushes to recover Frank and upon return to the spaceship, attempts to regain re-entry. Dave does not… Read full post »
I had an eagle on a par four today. Great drive…125 yards left to the pin—and I holed it with an 8 iron.
It was windy and cold in New Jersey—but a reasonable day for golf when you like it as much as my playing partners… Read full post »
This weeks penultimate episode of Homeland on SHO featured an acting performance by Claire Danes, the female lead, that stunned me with its intensity and sincerity. Don’t know where she reached to get the strength and knowledge to play the scene, but if she does not get the Emmy for… Read full post »
(Obviously a veteran wrote this piece with a mind to giving some suggestions to the DOD for how to improve the manning of our Army. My sister, m.a.h, forwarded it to me. Hope you enjoy it—I certainly did.)
I am over 60 and the Armed Forces… Read full post »
LITTLE RALPHY ON MATH:
A teachers asks her class: “If there are five birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many would be left?” Then she calls on Little Ralphy.
Little Ralphy replies, “None, they will all fly away with the first… Read full post »
Earlier today I responded to a post by Dorien Grey. He spoke of a trip to Naples while in the Navy back in December 1956. I mentioned that I had been in Naples in October of ’56 while in the Air Force. We both had visited this interesting city and the… Read full post »
I hope you can help me. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching TV. My car stalled and then… Read full post »
In response to Beth Mann’s Open Call for a list of things I never thought I would like, but do…here’s a list of some things that hit that nail for me. (No particular order of importance to me!)
#1: GOLF. Yup, GOLF. As a young man I thought/… Read full post »
Nancy and I are probably going to be in town tonight to see the Annual Lighted Boat Parade from the South Street Sea Port.
Great show...lots of boats on parade...all in holiday lights.
Anyone from OS gonna be there???
Lemme know and I'll PM you to see if… Read full post »
I was busy drinking and talking to the ladies. Didn't take many pictures, but was smart enough to give my camera to someone else to take pictures for me. So I managed to get into several of them! Hope the other pictures (there were hundreds taken) get out here soon. I… Read full post »
President Henry Clay of Kentucky
&n… Read full post »
Anyone who is not already watching this series ought to take the time to watch the first few episodes.
You will be hooked almost immediately.
It is one of the most interesting series of this genre (terrorism/CIA/counter-terrorism) around—and I guarantee you wil… Read full post »
Q: Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A: Loneliness??? (The audience laughed so long and hard it took up almost 15 minutes of this show!)
Q: Do female frogs croak?
A: (Paul Lynde) If you hold their little heads under water long en… Read full post »
Here are some pictures of an old grotto in the corner of the golf course where I work. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century (over the vertical shaft of a much, much older copper mine) on the huge Warren, New Jersey estate of one of the… Read full post »
Yup...it is October 29th...way too soon for snow. Right?
This is my backyard a week ago:
There were three visitors...a doe and two fawns. Momma is in the foreground...and the two fawns are in the back.
This is my backyard a few m… Read full post »
(Mostly, this is just a conversation with myself. As my title indicates, I hope I am wrong in the essence of my theme. Thought I’d lay my thoughts out in case anyone else was considering the same kinds of things. I’d love to hear arguments that suggest I am all… Read full post »
Got these in an email from a friend. Thought I'd share them on cartoon Saturday in OS. Maybe no belly-laughs...but certainly a couple of broad smiles.
1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
2. I thought I… Read full post »
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