Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Uno de Mayo

It's been sometime since Uno de Mayo of 2007. Boy, that display really chapped me. As we approach Uno de May of 2009, world news turns once again to a relationship between Mexico and the United States of America. The swine flu is sweeping through both countries. I'm sure there is some sort of symbolism. You figure it out.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stop the World

I made an observation years ago; and now the situation seems to be getting worse. Youngsters (20 somethings and younger) brush off history. If they don't know about a particular bit of history, the phrase That happened before my time is used to sweep away any relevance of anything that occurred prior to their birth on this planet. Rather than make a notation of interest and learn of an historical event, I am met with that response. My rebuttal is Most everything happened before your time.

Look to one of my favorite sites on Saturday mornings for a fun history quiz

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tea Party

On April 15, there will be protests called tea parties held all over the country. The protests are a result of the huge spending bill with an attempt to tap the revolutionary spirit of the Boston Tea Party. I don't think this will do anything more than boost the ratings of talk radio among those that already listen. It's a grand, organized (kind of) effort to make a point that really won't do anything at all except raise awareness. Maybe that's good enough.

My hope is that this awareness will encourage everyone to vote. If you enjoy government growing even larger, you can take another bite of that mushroom and vote to keep the current politicians employed. If you would prefer that government shrink (hahahahaha), you can take another bite of that same mushroom and vote to fire the current politicians.

If I attend any of these parties it will be to take photos. I don't plan on attending; but I am interested to learn what affect the tea parties will have other than publicity. Maybe people on both sides of the mushroom will start to think a bit more on there own and shed their sheep skins.

Let me know if you're going to a party or if you attended. I'm curious to know the details.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

We Went to the Scottish Games

I know what real Scots wear under their kilts. This guy is an infiltrator!