Friday, June 24, 2011 “The New York State Vegetable is the Senator from the 40th district.” Good Friday Evening, Well, it’s done. The NY State Senate voted 33-29 to allow full civil rights for gays and lesbians, a tally which includes Republican senators, Saland, Grisanti, McDonald, and Alesi. The biggest surprise was Senator Saland as he was a NO vote up until the time he stood before the Senate and passionately explained the religious exemptions in the bill. New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine make … [Read More]
“People get upset with my sharp wit, acerbic, yet lucid tongue and my not-all-that-bad grammar yet they still read my stuff. I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!” Good Wednesday Morning, There’s more than 2700 words in this edition so make yourself comfortable. If you haven’t yet subscribed to No Country For Sane Men you should. Just click on the “Subscribe by Email” or “RSS Feed” buttons up there in the masthead. “Twitter” us. “Like” us on Facebook. Get active. Do something. Become part of the solution. Exposition For reasons not … [Read More]
“I have made it a principle to pursue my self-interest in my business, subject to legal and ethical limitations, and to be guided by the public interest as a public intellectual and philanthropist. If the two are in conflict, the public interest ought to prevail. I do not hesitate to advocate policies that are in conflict with my business interests. I firmly believe that our democracy would function better if more people adopted this principle. And if they care about a well-functioning democracy, they ought to abide by this principle … [Read More]
As of this morning, and after complaining to news media that if he votes in favor his father will never speak to him again, the SWSNBN is still a little loose. In a NY Post article this morning he said, “I’m glad that we have some religious carve-outs and protections in it,” Ball said. “I’m going to reach out and see how comfortable the Catholic Church and other religious organizations are with the current language.” He has to check with the church to see if it approves civil rights for the rest of us? [...][Read More]
“So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do” — Benjamin Franklin.
Good Wednesday Morning, If you haven’t yet subscribed to No Country For Sane Men you should. Just click on the “Subscribe by Email” or “RSS Feed” buttons up there in the masthead. “Twitter” us. “Like” us on Facebook. Get active. Do something. Become part of the solution. Some Facts For Today: 1) Junebugs freak me out. They slam into the window screen so hard you think they’re going to break through. You check to make sure everything is tight and closed and the next thing you know that mindless dive-bomber … [Read More]
And while we’re talking about gasoline prices have you noticed that they’ve been coming down? At my local GasMart they’re now at $4.03 a gallon, regular. And remember what I wrote a month ago? The prices went up and up and the moment the President signaled the energy industry had gouged us enough and promised “investigations” they quietly came down again. What was all that talk about speculators? Folks, it was greed plain and simple and your government was directly involved in this transfer of wealth from the working classes to the monied classes. [...][Read More]