Ohhh, the pain and suffering!!!

Rep. Kucinich Sues Over Olive Pit In Sandwich ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press January 26, 2011 WASHINGTON — Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio is suing a congressional cafeteria for dental damage he says he suffered after biting into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap he bought there. Kucinich’s attorney, Andrew Young, declined to comment Wednesday on the lawsuit seeking $150,000 in damages from companies involved … Continue reading Ohhh, the pain and suffering!!!

Republican and Their War Machines…

WASHINGTON — To hear the Republican leadership tell it, the once-sacred Pentagon budget, protected by the party for generations, is suddenly on the table. But a closer look shows that even as Speaker John A. Boehner and Representative Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, insist on the need for military cuts, divisions have opened among Republicans about whether, and how much, to chop Pentagon spending … Continue reading Republican and Their War Machines…

Your Brain Holes Are For Listening….

Some people seem to think that those two holes on the sides of your head are for relieving pressure from your brain when you have to think too much.  Kind of like that weight  thingie we put on the top of a press cooker. I will hereby tell you they have another use. They are for listening. Listening includes hearing things that you don’t already … Continue reading Your Brain Holes Are For Listening….

If we are a nation devoted to peace, why are so many of our resources devoted to war and militarism?

We spend 40 time more per citizen on our military than any other nation and hundreds of times more than most other nations.  How can we say we are devoted to peace with this gross disparity?? Something just doesn’t seem right here? Where are all the peacemakers? Title quote from American Friends Service Committee http://www.afsc.org Continue reading If we are a nation devoted to peace, why are so many of our resources devoted to war and militarism?

Do you need a little help President Obama??

Dear Mr. President I know you are pretty busy creating your State of the Union address for next Tuesday so I thought you could use some free advice from someone outside of the beltway.  No, I don’t have an MBA degree from Harvard or other Ivy league college although I did manage to graduate from Purdue University about more than forty years ago but that … Continue reading Do you need a little help President Obama??

Want to reduce the deficit? Cut Congress’ health care

Baltimore Sun – January 20, 2011 by Thomas Stitz With the new U.S Congress looking for ways to cut the deficit, we should demand that they eliminate their own health insurance from their benefits. If Republicans are so hell-bent on repealing the new health care law, they can give up their own health insurance. After all, they are essentially independent contractors, hired on for a … Continue reading Want to reduce the deficit? Cut Congress’ health care

Living Day to Day…

I have discovered another nice blog about retirement. It is http://retiredsyd.typepad.com The blog is called Retired Syd and is by a young lady (at least by my standards) who choose to retire in her 40s. She was an accountant in her working years. I didn’t realize accounting paid so much that you can retire with less than twenty years in the business! Maybe that fact … Continue reading Living Day to Day…

Seniors are a Complex Group of Individuals…

I am going to do something unusual here and do a post primarily by merging the thoughts of two posts of my fellow bloggers. I read these two blogs back to back today and could not get over how well one message meshed into the other. The first one is by Bill Birnbaum from http://www.adventureretirement.com entitled Senior Citizens and Technology. The second one is from … Continue reading Seniors are a Complex Group of Individuals…

If Traffic Lights were Invented Today the Republican Party would be against them….

The first words of this article caught my attention today.  Let’s pull a few quotes from the article; they are in blue below. If you want to see the original article by Anthony Schlaff click on the link at the bottom of this post. “If traffic lights were invented today, the Republican Party would be against them. After all, aren’t traffic lights a perfect symbol … Continue reading If Traffic Lights were Invented Today the Republican Party would be against them….

What is the saddest thing in this world???

That is a question that has been on my mind the last few days.  I have lived for more than six decades on this earth so I have been exposed to probably millions of different situations but what is the saddest? The list initially was quite large but the more I have thought about it the more it shrinks. I think I am finally down … Continue reading What is the saddest thing in this world???