Saturday, November 5, 2011

Voting In Kentucky

We have some funny Choices for Commissioner of Agriculture in Kentucky.

On the one hand we have a Democrat named Bob Farmer who has zero experience in farming. He is a comedian here in Louisville who ran for a joke.

We also have a man named Jamie Comer a Republican who is a farmer who has received huge sums of money from the government in the form of subsidies. While that is true for many farmers Comer is backed by the Tea Party who are against welfare. Comer also advocates legalizing the growing of hemp.

Comer’s political ads invites us voters to vote for the farmer. Which farmer?  Wouldn’t it be technically funny if the experienced farmer lost to a comedian named farmer because he told us to vote for the farmer?

Only in Kentucky

Friday, November 4, 2011

Political Humor

In 1930 American humorist Will Rogers said, "Everything is changing ... people are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke."

Well we have gone through some changes since 1930 but we are back to the place where Will Rogers is still correct. Many of the politicians are a joke and the sad thing is the joke is on us.

I am not looking forward to the coming political year with political ads that are out and out lies and paid for by people in the shadows. The issues before us are complex and we need some adults in the federal government who are willing to seek what is best for the country.

I am praying for 2012 and America.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our Public Language

I was reading a local public publication that is free so they say what ever they want. In many of the articles and letters to the editor the language being used is fit for the gutter, if you know what I mean. If this language was only found in this rag that lewdly advertises "gentlemen's clubs" I would not be appalled. However crude and foul  language is becoming common place in our society. It is almost to the place where we no longer have a polite society that knows what a civil tongue is.

My mother use to teach me that the use of such words showed a lack of vocabulary.

Television is also relaxing its language controls to the point that even the "bleeps" do not cover the crass verbiage  being force upon us all the time. Once it was allowed only on late night shows but I find it being used at all hours now. Movies that use only polite language are rare to the point that even childrens m ovies are suggestive. How will our children be affected.

This is a lament that will not be headed but at least I can vent.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Think You Might Live For A Long Time?

  •  Act Now like You Will Need Your Body for a Hundred Years.
  •   Stay connected to other people. 

  •   Make the most of a less-than-ideal job

  •  Friendship is as important as romantic love

  •  Marry someone a lot like you. 

  •  Emotional Intelligence trumps other kinds.

    Monday, October 31, 2011

    PUNishment The Babylonian General

    An ancient Babylonian general was once involved in a plot to overthrow the king. His plot included a number of followers in the upper ranks of the army. However, his plot was uncovered, and the king threw him in jail. The king sentenced him to death without a trial. 

    However, from the jail he was able to secretly contact his followers to arrange to escape, meet his followers, and attack the king's palace at night. So the night before his scheduled execution, the general managed to escape from prison. He fled to a ziggurat several kilometers away, where his followers would meet him. However, the ziggurat was one of several in the area, and he wasn't sure if his cohorts would find the right ziggurat. By this time it was twilight, so he lit a small fire and sent smoke signals to indicate in which structure he was hiding. 

    However, the king's loyal soldiers saw the smoke coming from the ziggurat, and came to arrest him before he could meet his followers. He was executed later that day. 

    The moral of the story? WARNING: 

    The searching general has determined that smoking ziggurats can be extremely hazardous to your stealth.