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STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES – AND IN THIS CASE, DANGEROUSLY

September 13, 2012 by cherose228

I’ve pretty much given up on expecting sense and, more importantly, COMMON sense, out of the ReThugnican Party these days. I mean, you’ve got a man running for President who thinks that it’s perfectly OK to monger another war in the Middle East. What I didn’t expect – and indeed, I don’t think ANYBODY expected this or saw it coming, is the sheer, unmitigated gall as well as the cynical, self-righteous BS that Mitt Romney got up after our consulate in Benghazi, Libya was stormed and our ambassador and 3 other folks that worked with and for him were brutally murdered on Tuesday.    Read more

WHEN STUPIDITY IS INEVITABLE . . .

August 20, 2012 by cherose228

I’ve heard a lot of politicians say some pretty stupid things in my time – but Todd Akin of Missouri really, REALLY takes the prize for stupidity.    Read more

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RELIGIOUSITY AND SPIRITUALITY

August 16, 2012 by cherose228

I belong to a very interesting group on Linked In, and there’s been a discussion about religion, spirituality and christian belief systems on there that I have found to be absolutely fascinating.

I don't consider myself a religious person but rather a spiritual one. There have been more truly horrific things done in the name of "religion" than can be ennumerated here. The slave trade, for one, was justified by biblical quotations, and the same thing is going on today in the GLBT community.     Read more

THE COMING GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

August 10, 2012 by cherose228

I don’t know if the rest of y’all have been watching commodities prices lately, but I have, and what I’m seeing is starting to really scare me. A lot.

The Great Drought of 2012 hasn’t yet come to a conclusion, but we already know that its consequences are going to be pretty devastating. With more than one-half of America’s counties designated as drought disaster areas, the 2012 harvest of corn, soybeans, and other food staples is going to fall far short of predictions. This is going to boost food prices, both domestically and abroad, to go through the roof, and it’s going to cause increased misery for farmers and low-income Americans and far greater hardship for poor people in countries that rely on imported U.S. grains.    Read more

“BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT . . .”

July 20, 2012 by cherose228

I, like the rest of the world today, woke up to the sickening events in Aurora, Colorado. I lone gunman went to the movie opening of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and shot up the theatre, killing 12 people and injuring 59 more. He wasn’t trying to commit “suicide by cop”, either – he surrendered without a fight. So, what’s the reasoning behind his actions?    Read more

APARTHEID NATION?

July 17, 2012 by cherose228

Something that was discussed in great detail on Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s program yesterday was Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to the NAACP convention held here in Houston this week past. He brought up some interesting points, which made me think. A lot.

With the advent of voter ID laws here in this country, we’re heading backwards on voters’ rights, according to Mr. Holder. Mandating that EVERYBODY has to have a valid photo ID of some sort, issued by the state in which that person is voting, Mr. Holder said, was like unto the reintroduction of poll tax laws. Me, I think that the situation is a lot worse than people realize. I think that we’re trying to institute apartheid into this country.

Here’s the Webster’s dictionary definition of apartheid:    Read more

Yet ANOTHER thing I didn’t think I’d live long enough to see. . .

July 11, 2012 by cherose228

Let's face it, I am a news junkie. I watch all sorts of news/infortainment/opinion programs every day, and I've been increasingly distressed to see the news programs degenerating into infotainment, more and more slanted to reflect the host's prejudices, and rarely being newsworthy to boot.     Read more

WEASELS OF THE WEEK, JUNE EDITION

June 30, 2012 by cherose228

The Thorny Question

{Just a quick note for all who followed my former blog: This is my new blog on Word Press. Apparently Google doesn’t love me any more because I can’t access my dashboard to put up new posts. Please follow me here, all of y’all that followed The Thorn Bu$h.}

DON’T go away, it’s time to play (drum roll) WEASELS OF THE WEEK!     Read more

A SOMBER VICTORY, BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET

June 29, 2012 by cherose228

A SOMBER VICTORY, BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET

Well, he did it, gangers. He managed it. We now have universal health care, sort of, counrtesy of our President.

I’ll tell you, folks: this is not what I expected, and I think that we should all e-mail Chief Justice Roberts and tell him “THANK YOU” for his following the law. I’ll admit it, I did not think that he would have the courage to defy his masters, but he did, and I’m glad. He went out of his way to find a way to keep the individual mandate by putting it under the taxing authority of Congress, rather than the Commerce Clause, which basically confounded just about everybody.    Read more

MURDER IS MURDER IS MURDER: IN THE KILLING OF A CHILD, PART III

April 12, 2012 by cherose228

The Trayvon Martin case looks to be entering into a new phase with the arrest of George Zimmerman. It’s about time, too. At least, Mr. Zimmerman had the grace to turn himself in, thus saving the state of Florida the trouble, not to mention the expense, of having to hunt him down. He’s been charged with second-degree murder, which takes the death penalty off the table. This particular statute, if I am understanding it right, covers a killing that results from a "depraved" disregard for human life, apparently an “in the heat of the moment” killing which does not involve premeditation. I am glad that this isn’t going to be a death penalty case. Believe me. Following an act of murder with ANOTHER act of murder isn’t a solution.    Read more

WEASELS OF THE WEEK, APRIL EDITION

April 12, 2012 by cherose228

It’s been a while since I did a WEASELS column, and, after watching the nightly news programs that I enjoy, I thought it was about time to do another one. Understand, I don’t have as strong a stomach as I used to have in regards to the political nonsense that’s going on lately. I’m removing Rick Santorum from this list, principally because, while I thought – and still DO think – that the man is a wild-eyed Eisenhowerian idiot as well as a racially insensitive and homophobic bigot, he’s got enough troubles in his life right now. I pity both of the Santorums with my whole heart.    Read more

IN THE DEATH OF A CHILD – PART 2

March 29, 2012 by cherose228

I, as the rest of the world, have been both shocked and horrified at the murder of Trayvon Martin, and the lies and (apparently) callous indifference to his fate. I honestly thought that the worst of this abominable story was behind us – and I was wrong.

Wrong, WRONG, WRONG.    Read more

IN THE DEATH OF A CHILD

March 22, 2012 by cherose228

IN THE DEATH OF A CHILD

I haven’t been writing much lately, mostly because it’s springtime and the dad-ratted disease that’s been living with me for the last 8 years always flares up around this time and robs me of a lot of energy. It’s hateful that I can’t overcome this STUPID disease more readily, but then, that’s the nature of chronic, terminal diseases. They eat you up alive.

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SIC SEMPTER COCKSMANUS STUPIDUS - (AN OBITUARY)

December 5, 2011 by cherose228

   Well, it’s finally over. Herman Cain has suspended his campaign. And, sez I, GOOD RIDDANCE. Damn it, I really liked him, too – initially.    Read more

McQUEARY IN FANTASYLAND

November 17, 2011 by cherose228

If there is any more sickening spectacle these days than the Penn State disaster I have yet to see it.    Read more

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