Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Rambling thoughts for August
It's time for some random thoughts and observations, I think.
Let's start with the big hot button issue... the proposed Islamic center within a couple of blocks of 9/11's Ground Zero. I oppose it because I do not trust the reasons given for the site choice. In fact, I have have not read or heard a reasonable explanation of why this site was chosen. I understand there are some 70 mosques in the city so it isn't a lack of places to pray. The area is not residential so it would seem that there would be few people served directly. It does nothing to improve Muslim and non-Muslim relations. In fact, just the opposite. It is seen as a poke in the eye to those who lost loved ones in the attacks. And also a poke in the eye to America in general.
Certainly, Muslims have a right to build mosques. But there is no right to build it anywhere they choose. Just ask any Christian church group or sect trying to build a new church. There is a church that was made unusable during the attacks and that church is unable to get permits to rebuild. One wonders why.
Blagojevich was found guilty of one count and the jury deadlocked on the other 23 counts. Blago is claiming victory. His supporters are claiming victory. I would be quietly slipping into the shadows and not making a lot of noise. Seems to me his status is still not settled and his victory speeches are premature.
There appears to be some competition for the soon to be retired space shuttles. It's nice to know that somebody wants them since the administration doesn't. Anyone want to bet the taxpayers will pay all costs for transportation to their new homes where, again, the taxpayers will pay for the upkeep and the buildings to house them? And, after a few short years, no one will be willing to pay a dime to see them. It's sad but true, America has a short memory for such things.
Does anyone really care if Brett Favre plays anywhere this year? Be honest.
Dr. Laura is leaving the airwaves because she repeated the N word almost as many times as the average rapper. I am not defending her use of the word, I am dismayed at the constant use of the word by rappers and black comedians. It's an ugly word and no one should use it.
As the Chinese curse goes... we appear to be living in interesting times.