I ran across the title of this post in an article by Fraser Nelson of The Daily Telegraph which is a popular British newspaper. It basically talks about how the Brits are now leaning to the left despite the relative win of the rad-cons in the recent election. This leftward trend is evidently being pushed by the young voters in the country. I kinda think … Continue reading Capitalism Is Proving Unpopular Among Those With No Capital..
I have pretty much vowed off talking about the current occupant of the Oval Office but have to put this one out there as a snippet. I found this on my desk from the Nov 10 issue of “The Week” magazine Team Trump doesn’t seem very worried that proof of collusion will emerge said Timothy O’Brien of Bloomburg.com. But in the past, the president … Continue reading Russian Ties…
The words in the title above have been around for probably eons, but I kinda think they have been forgotten in today’s world. It seems that everyone wants everyone else to live their life as they do. Christians can’t tolerate non-Christians, Muslims think they need to kill anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs. And then there is the RedAmerica vs BlueAmerica, that divide is becoming … Continue reading Live and Let Live…
This is an extremely hot topic that I want to pursue delicately if I can. It just seems like the words “Sexual Harassment” has come to mean something quite different than I had imagined. Having had limited opposite-sex contact even in my youth, and my Aspie characteristics even then limited my experiences in this area. To be honest, whenever I had even a casual contact with … Continue reading You Have My Permission To Kiss Me..
It used to be that your word was your reputation. If you break your word you suffer the consequences. But for the words in the title above, the majority of us break our word. Oh, we have all the intentions of honoring them when we say them but then things change for whatever reason. I think my Aspie characteristics play a part in my response … Continue reading Till Death Do Us Part… Aspie Style..
I don’t know why the 1973 song “Killing me softly ” by Roberta Flack got stuck in my head recently. Maybe it has something with my brain bleed of eight months ago but that is pretty much a stretch. 🙂 But those verses put the foundation together for this post. If you want to see the lyrics click here. Now on to the purpose of this … Continue reading Killing Religion With Your Political Cause..
For this artsy Saturday, I want to take simplicity to the edge. This is a picture of a floor in one of the sites I visited this summer uRV trips. I guess it is considered a parquet floor but I don’t think I have ever encountered one like it. Being a woodworking guy it just fascinated me. For those who don’t know what they are … Continue reading Taking “Simplicity” To The Edge
I wonder how many of you out there remember when a company’s employees were considered assets to be nourished and held on to? Relative to my years on this earth, it was not that long ago. I don’t know why but all of this stuff that I now consider bad, seemed to have happened during the Reagan years. I think that was the beginning of … Continue reading Assets Or Liabilities?
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers. There is certainly a lot to be thankful for around RJsCorner. I hope you and yours have a peaceful day. Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
It seems that too many people come to faulty conclusions about this or that simply because of ignorance. I know that is a pretty rank statement but in some cases, it applies. One of those cases is the quote below where the author says that the opiate addiction crisis rampant in the country is due to the decline in religion. As Religion Falls, Opiate Use … Continue reading Faulty Logic….
I know no one likes rules but sometimes they are necessary to maintain a civil society. But then again the very idea of civility is being attacked by some in RedAmerica. They just don’t believe that civility is of any benefit to them and therefore it is deemed useless. I got a dose of this recently from a niece and her teenage daughter. She flat … Continue reading Rules, Rules, Rules…
I think that at one time or another almost all of us have faced an addiction. For me, it was cigarettes and coffee. I couldn’t get through an hour, let alone a day without my fix. Thank heavens I finally shed those addictions more than 30 years ago. But still once in a while, my brain still wants a fix. That is kind of like what … Continue reading The Republican tax plan is fiscal heroin
Christ’s church has cycled from one level to another for almost its whole existence. I can only hope that the cycle turns positive in the coming years. If it doesn’t I can see the end of that institution. One of the bright periods of the Protestant version of the church occurred between 1890 -1930. It was known as the social gospel. Here is a little … Continue reading Social Gospel
For this Artsy Saturday post, I want to show you a cherished picture of some of my feathered friends. Redheaded woodpeckers are certainly a colorful part of that family. I wonder why nature gave them their colors. It probably has something to do with attracting the opposite sex. Even human women seem to go for flashy guys. Continue reading My Feathered Friends
I have been in the weeds so to speak with my posts here on RJsCorner so I thought I would put out a car post today. I want to move from the weeds of politics to the green pastures of vintage cars. I know this post title is going to get a lot of attention from my more macho car guy friends. I suspect that … Continue reading Car Guys Are Like Women…
Don’t be fooled by all the GOP rhetoric about their proposed tax plan. Study its effect on you before jumping on board. And even more importantly look at what effect it will have on your children. Of course, we also have to understand that the GOP is primarily a party that gives the most to their rich donors. They are the ones who will primarily … Continue reading Permanent Tax Cuts For The Rich, Temporary Cuts For The Rest Of Us..
The political news just gets raunchier and raunchier now that we have a “liar-in-chief” in the Oval Office. The president used to be an image that we could give our children for their inspirations. Now we need to shield them from the current occupant’s disrespectful rantings and constant lies. My tolerance for these intolerable defects continues to erode as each day passes. I used to … Continue reading It’s Hard Looking Beyond Self Preservation Nowadays..
It was at least a little comforting to see how the limited elections worked out last week. You might call it a slight silver lining in the very dark cloud presently hanging over America. We can only hope to see the same thing on a much larger scale a year from now. But, as far as I am concerned both parties have a lot to … Continue reading Making Government Accountable
I decided to let my creative juices flow a little more lately and attacked my blog header to make it a little more cheery. I know most of you guys probably don’t even notice the header but I don’t think you can avoid this one. 🙂 There is enough in the world today that is simply awful dreary. We need to let the sun shine … Continue reading A Little More Cheery…
One of the current foundations of the Christianity is the atonement. Generally that is thought to be Jesus taking the wrath of God for us with his substitutional crucifixion in order to appease God wrath toward man’s sinfulness. I, like many others I’m sure, thought that atonement was a foundational issue with Jesus and the early church. In reality it was post-Constantine theologians who gave … Continue reading About Atonement..
The tinsmiths of our early years were certainly a creative bunch. They fabricated many of the utensils we needed to live everyday life. Here are some pictures of one such shop found in the Nauvoo Village in northern Illinois. Continue reading Creativity In Tin.
My InSearchOfAmerica project takes me through literally thousands of small towns that once had a population a few hundred or less, and the vast majority of them are basically hollow shells of what they once were. We have to face the fact that “small town America” is a thing of the past. It was a 20th century phenomenon that simply outlived its time. When most … Continue reading Small Town America
I am an ultra-advocate to the rights and privileges of voting. If you don’t vote then you should have no say in what your representatives do in Washington. Sadly, we are one of the lowest participatory democracies in the world. Less than half of those eligible to vote in any election usually choose to do so. When that happens we allow a small minority to … Continue reading Your Vote Counts, But…
In Search Of America — My InSearchOfAmerica has taken me to Madison Indiana on several occasions. The most recent trip was in August of 2016 when I snapped the following gallery of pictures. With so many small towns that are dead or dying it is nice to see some flourishing. Madison Indiana is on the Ohio River and once gained its livelihood from barge traffic. … Continue reading Madison Indiana
It is important to take stock in all the good things we have had. But it is also worthwhile to recognize the opportunities we might have missed. In the past I have told many stories about how, after very humble beginnings, I have had a pretty privileged life. This post is about the things I might have missed. So, here is that story. The bible … Continue reading Lost Dreams..
To get started, let’s look at how Wikipedia defines “a perfect storm”: A “perfect storm” is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. I think the idea of a perfect storm is where we likely are in world events today. China is aching to take over as “the” world leader while at the same time … Continue reading China And The US.. A Perfect Storm..
I think I have let it be known that I view the Bible as a history book of the early period of Christianity. As such maybe it needs to be updated from time to time? New chapters need to be written and old ones modified to more accurately reflect information found. The Bible was put together about 400 years after the death of Jesus. It … Continue reading The Bible As A History Book..
I thought I would make this post the epitome of simplicity. What 19th or early 20th century home could live without a 25 lb can of lard. If 25 lbs is not enough how about an 80 lb can? It goes really good on crackers I hear. I just love taking pictures of old time containers, these were found in Madison Indiana a few years … Continue reading Simplicity..
In Search Of America — I am always on the lookout for group photos from the past. Looking at the individual faces helps me to remember that history is about people as well as events. It is hard to believe that so many were learning to work on cars as early as 1920. Of course the primary auto in those days was the Model T. … Continue reading Auto School – 1920 Style
I see where President Chump is making an official visit to China next week. He will never admit it but I know he is kinda intimidated by President Xi Jinping so he is taking a bunch of people with him to back him up and to have them tell Xi just what a great president the US now has. I’m sure he will also let him … Continue reading President Chump Going To China
Let’s get a political post in today without talking about the Oval Office occupant. It was interesting to see the two Republican Senators who gave an impassioned speeches about these current times. Their words reminded me of the McCarthy years in the 1950s. I was just beginning to get my political legs then so couldn’t understand the obvious witch hunt that was going on by … Continue reading A Centrist Position??
I have always admired Henry Clay for being a statesmen during some tumultuous times in America and was looking forward to visiting his home during my last micro-RV trip through Kentucky and Tennessee. I don’t like giving negative reports here on RJsCorner especially when it come to important historical site but this one deserves it. I got there at 1:05pm to tour the home … Continue reading Henry Clay Historic Site… Sigh…