Monday, February 27, 2012

Things to Know - 27 February

1.  Nothing to do with politics.   Sleep.  If some of you are like I am, then you have concerns on not being able to sleep for a solid 8-hour stretch.  So much so, that you get sent to a sleep study for Apnea and experience a trial run with the CPAP (constant pressure airway passage) mask - forget that, and I know now.  Sleep when you feel like it, and don't get twisted up in agony because it does not fit the paradigm.  Of course, when you work for a living, this is a tough adage.  Now, being retired.....just go with the flow.  Naps are good:

2.  So, with the distinct disadvantage that the GeeOpie Wannabees have given to the Republican Party, it is to be expected that you are going to see, hear, and read chatter like this.  Anything to get George Will from muttering disconsolately in his beer may help:

3.  Rachel Maddow had a real good piece on an insulting claim on the Netherlands, and this was picked up, and has a video of that piece.  Santorum is doing much harm overseas:

4.  An employee of the federal government takes the time to write about how he is angry and tired of some politicians who continually dump of him and all the other federal workers about how they sap the life out of this country:

5.  While all of the hoopla is going on with the GeeOpie's, the middle East, and the Oscars....Scotland is thinking seriously about leaving its long association with the Brits down south of them.....really.   It might happen. or at least the Londoners just may take a better appreciation for their northern neighbors:

6.  Paul Krugman weighs in on those who chide European welfare systems for all that ails them.   Not so, says the Nobel Economist.   He picks apart their talking points, and then proceeds to explain what the problems are and what sort of reality the European Union finds itself:

7.  While most of us were watching the Oscars, Mitt-bot was doing a pep rally in Michigan.  He was out mingling with the regular folks; the NASCAR fans.  He was also telling them about his flirtations with his wife on a pier out on the lakes - well, the trees are the right height.   Real presidential stuff - well at least he did not have any vomiting stories:,0,4046695,print.story

8.  Steve Lopez has returned from the end  of life, the death, and the obituary of his father.  He is now turning to the affairs of the city of Los Angeles, and is taking on the sleaze and lack of political will that infests the greater metropolitan area.  He takes on the current mayor and a guy name Trutanich for starters.  Steve is taking the pen of journalism and is on a mission to clean things up:,0,233483,print.column


"There's one thing about baldness, it's neat."
       -- Don Herold
"Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night."
       -- Philip K. Dick
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
       -- Samuel Johnson
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."
       -- Michael Pritchard
"We're not lost. We're locationally challenged."
       -- John M. Ford

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