Another rich guy’s case for higher taxes

Source: A rich guy’s case for higher taxes. To give you a little background on the rich guy this article talks about here is a quote introducing piece. Like Warren Buffett, David Levine — retired executive, student of the… Read More

The Faith of our Founding Fathers… continued

This is a continuation of a post I did in March 2009 on my blog at This is a continuation of the last post where I covered George Washington’s religious beliefs. I will conclude this topic by… Read More

A Mind Is a Terrible Thing To Waste…..

When a fellow don’t have much mind it don’t take him long to make it up. – November 3, 1935  Will Rogers As Will mentions here it doesn’t seem like many today have much mind and what they… Read More

And The Ranting Goes On….

Source: NYT: NRA gathers amid storm over gun laws – US news – The New York Times – Simply put gang, when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. You will NEVER take mine. I am NOT… Read More

Some of the Things We Celebrate….

Some of the things we celebrate tend to be a double edged sword.  I recently say a TV program celebrating the multi-million dollar restoration of a home at Newport Rhode Island.  Newport was one of the areas known… Read More

No Good Horse Traders…..

All there is to politics is trading. That’s why politics is not as good as it was years ago. They don’t have as many old-time horse traders in there. These we got are just amateurs. They’re crude with… Read More

Monied Corporations…. Even Then….

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.  — Thomas Jefferson These… Read More

Is the Republican Party Insuring Its Own Demise??

Is the Republican Party insuring its own demise by it continuing to focus on a narrower and narrower core group.  I want to believe this is the case as the alternative is that we as a country are… Read More

The Faiths of Our Fathers…..

This is a post I did in March 2009 on my blog related to whether we are founded as a Christian nation as so many conservatives seem to say. I will finish it up next Sunday. There… Read More

The Passing of an Era…..

Source: AT&T sheds directories, advertising business | Mobile – CNET News. The assets that AT&T is selling include the Yellow Pages directories… Things are in constant change now days. Sometime the pace is dizzying indeed.  Of course telecommunications is… Read More

‘My kid made a mistake’ …

Source: Father: ‘My kid made a mistake’ in school – Authorities say the boy brought a .45-caliber handgun he got from his mother’s house to an elementary school in Bremerton on Wednesday, and the weapon discharged from inside… Read More

A Re-Purposed Category…

I have been doing some investigating of what I have been posting lately and decided to re-purpose one of the blog categories.  Instead of Seniors Only you will now find Wisdom of.. I have come to realize that… Read More

The ‘Gang of Six’ At It Again…

source: Try, try again: Senate ‘Gang of Six’ hatching plan on US debt reduction – Warner and his colleagues in the Gang of Six are putting the debt-reducing plan produced by the Simpson-Bowles commission into legislative language (some… Read More

Military Expenditures by Country…

Here is a rather straight forward graph showing military spending by country. Are you like me and see a very basic problem here? If we look at is per citizen it is even more skewed. No wonder our budgets… Read More

The Perfect Storm…..

The Perfect Storm is generally thought to be weather related. The movie by that name came out in 2000. It was about how a number of various weather events coming together at the same time resulted in a… Read More

The Number Two Business in the U.S….

I think everyone knows that our number one business in the U.S. is  selling weapons systems and other means of destruction throughout the world. I suspect that almost every country in the world has at least a few of… Read More

No Free Lunch….

Source:  Letters: To spare tax filers pain, phase out deductions – I guess you could call this a guest post in that I am going to leave the words of Michael Bugg as found in the source… Read More

What Language Did Adam & Eve Speak??

Some Christians believe that each and every word in the Bible is literally true and without error. I belonged to one of those churches at one time. I often asked embarrassing questions during our weekly bible study. Questions the clergy… Read More

The Rights of Spring

To all you city bound folks out there I wanted to give you a picture of what is currently happening in America’s heartland.

Why U.S. politics devolves into good vs. evil

Source: Why U.S. politics devolves into good vs. evil – It is so much easier to hate someone when you are able to put the “evil” label on them.  It makes everything they do wrong and everything you… Read More

RJ’s Rules…..

I remember a cop movie years ago starring Stacy Keach. It was about an old timer cop who had rules for every situation. I can’t remember the name of the movie but I want to do likewise.  I… Read More

Being Happy….

The Lord split knowledge up among his subjects about equal. The so-called ignorant is happy. You think he is happy because he knows any better, maybe he is happy because he knows enough to be happy. The smart… Read More

Betting against death

Source: On the other hand, some people advocate drawing Social Security benefits at the first opportunity. Doug Carey, who founded the financial planning software firm WealthTrace, says Social Security doesn’t see itself as an odds maker, but it… Read More

War and Peace….

‎[War] won’t stop till there is as much brains and scientific study put to aid peace as there is to promote war. – May 31, 1928  Will Rogers Here we are one world war and dozens of other… Read More

On The Road – Omaha (Day 6) More on Boy’s Town…

A rather  boring day today. We left Omaha about 10:00am and made almost 400 miles of Interstate driving before settling down near St. Charles MO. But given that there was little walking it was good for my aching… Read More