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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When I first saw the heron yesterday…my initial reaction was, “Wow…it looks like a small airplane.” The Great Blue was just a foot or two over the roof of my neighbor’s garage. It is a magnificent bird to see stretched in flight.
My second thought was abo… Read full post »
...whom I respect asking me to sit back and reflect before posting further on the issue of my three most recent blogs—and so many whom I also respect asking me to continue to press…
…I realize that there is no “proper” way to proceed.
So I am going to attempt… Read full post »
Joan Walsh posted a blog with obvious, although veiled, references to a couple of my recent blogs. She floated words around like “…all sorts of obnoxious, abusive, gratuitously hostile and otherwise substandard posts” without specifically referring to me—but within the… Read full post »
Originally, I was going to title this piece “Cat Lovers—here’s a post for you!” but I decided I’d attract more people to it with the title I used.
Got into a big brouhaha with the township council in my hometown a few years back.
They had passed a law… Read full post »
Okay…all year long I pick arguments with theists…and especially with Christians. But every Christmas I make a special effort to mention some items I usually bring up only in passing during those arguments.
Allow me to do my annual homage to a great individual.
I’m walking down the street this summer…literally. The sidewalk in the area where I was walking is almost completely blocked by overhanging hedges from a very lazy homeowner…so I was actually walking in the street.
A friend driving down the road notices me…sto… Read full post »
My computer is operating at a snail’s pace.
A friend suggested that I may have “registry problems.”
I’ve got flatulence problems…and I’m working on them, but I don’t even know what registry problems are.
Bottom line: It appears as though I w… Read full post »
In an excellent thread devoted to tolerance, charity, and compassion toward our fellow humans who happen to be homosexuals, Real Preacher mentioned several passages in Acts which he interprets, in effect, to disassociate Christianity from any obligations to “the law” of… Read full post »
Here's a taste of a front page article in today’s New York Times:Even as layoffs are reaching historic levels, some employers have found an alternative to slashing their work force. They’re nipping and tucking it instead.
A growing number of employers, hoping to avo… Read full post »
Tomorrow is my sister’s (M.A.H’s.) birthday…and I want to take this opportunity to wish her a Happy Birthday on the Internet…with people of all stripe and from all sorts of different places listening in.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sis.
I thought you were going to celebrate… Read full post »
In another thread, Larry Lawson asked me to flesh out something I had said about “tweaking” (rather than replacing) our economic system to allow for the accommodation of the “wholesale unemployment” I see on the horizon. The reason I see increased unemployment com/… Read full post »
In another thread, GordonO wrote:
“America's substantial resources are being squandered because of the morbid notion that need represents a claim on worth. We've somehow got it into our pink little minds that America's producers have a responsibility to the… Read full post »
This is an editorial piece from today's New York Times:
Leaving no merchandising stone unturned, Major League Baseball has authorized the use of team logos on a line of funeral caskets for people who want to carry their fandom unto eternity. Models for the Yankees (replete with inte… Read full post »
...a song, just for you.
(Yeah, you muthas, too!) Read full post »
The best things in life are free!
A song…two different songs, actually—and an adage.
Unfortunately, it is an adage which is out of favor these days in America, where almost everyone seems to covet the things that cost lots of money—and to consider th… Read full post »
In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.
The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery,… Read full post »
Decided to give Verbal Remedy's challenge to produce old snaps a shot.
Hope I don't regret this!
Gonna guess this is at about age 2. Nothing written on the back, so I don't know for certain. But 2 sounds about right.
This next one is at about… Read full post »
(This essay was originally written as an Op Ed piece submitted to the New York Times—and later, to two local New Jersey newspapers. The Times did not publish it, but the New Jersey papers did.)
They told me you had been to her
And mentioned/… Read full post »
This is the final entry in my series on productivity and employment. Hope you’ve enjoyed it. I realize some may consider my ideas much too pie-in-the-sky for serious consideration. So be it! But if you are one of the people who sees something of value in what I’ve said—something you… Read full post »
In the third installment of this series, I set out the following argument:
““Unemployment” (having no work to do) and “problem” (being annoyed with that state of affairs) just doesn’t compute. Unemployment, as I view it, is not a problem at all. Unem… Read full post »
In the first blog of this series, I suggested that there will never again be enough decent, paying jobs available for middle-class workers—mostly because the jobs that previously paid a living wage for most of the middle-class were manufacturing jobs that machines can do more efficiently… Read full post »
Not sure if this is a true story—but whether it is or not is probably irrelevant. We all need a morale booster once in a while, and this one, whether truth or fiction, certainly is a morale booster.
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named… Read full post »
This is the first follow-up to my blog: “There will never, ever again, be enough high-paying jobs for humans.” http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=58244
In that blog I suggested that one of the main reasons there will never again be enough decent jobs available… Read full post »