Month: February 2011

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What Holmes on Homes can teach us

It dawned me this morning while I was watching Holmes on Homes, it occurred to me why i enjoyed it and what people in government and everyone else can learn from it.

Mike Holmes emphasizes characteristics I was taught to value in public figures: adherence to reasonable laws, some sort of value system, hard work and kindness.

Shouldn’t we ask that of the new congress that they think of the greater good as opposed to lock step compliance to a worn out dogma?

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And on the other hand…

We’ve got a ton of snow in the past few weeks and I want to laud all of my mom’s neighbors.

Gene comes up from several houses away to snow blow my mom’s driveway and walk. Won’t accept anything – does it cause it’s the thing to do. Her next door neighbor comes over cleans off her car and starts it. My mom is 78.

Isn’t that what is America is about? Not making endless money. Simple kindness.

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A bunch of jerks

I can’t stand it any more – Mitt Romney, set up required health insurance in Massachusetts and now his silly political party is trying to repeal the new health care law.

What is up with you knuckleheads? You didn’t participate in a reasoned debate so what do you want?

Every time one of you bozos get up and say you’re going to repeal health care, I hear Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
“Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge.

“Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.

“And the Union workhouses?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”

“They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say they were not.”

“The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?” said Scrooge.

“Both very busy, sir.”

“Oh! I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,” said Scrooge. “I’m very glad to hear it.”


“Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.”

“If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. Besides — excuse me — I don’t know that.”

What kind of country are we becoming?

Doesn’t it dawn on anyone that innovation doesn’t come from terrified people. iNNOVATION, NEW PRODUCTS AND DISCOVERY come from inspired, people with enough mental calm to think about something other than can they feed their kids.

Bottom line is in the constitution talks about “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

Don’t you think it’s unreasonable that I have to pay a quarter of my income for health insurance of poor quality.

Let’s use the brains we’ve been given and figure out how we actually can “promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…”

Stop sending jobs out of the country so s few people can make millions, take care of people’s health here at home, let us have enough jobs to go around where some people don’t have to constantly work overtime and otherss can’t get any work,

Come on folks, we can do this -let’s get started today,