Saturday, May 12, 2012

Things to Know - 12 May

Cartoon by Chuck Asay -
Saturday, May 12, 2012

1.  Dick Cavett has an inside view of Dick Clark.  It is one that most of might appreciate:

2.  I am able to get some a glimpse or two of the news.  I am in great tri-level town home on Lake Keowee (not Lake Hartwell), and attended a graduation of a fine young man from Clemson University yesterday.   Just kicking back, and relaxing today.   So, I read this editorial from the NY Times, and am just yelling out that it just proves that Wall Street does not have the brains or wisdom to qualify on running its affairs without the supervision and guidance of strictly controlled regulation.   There is to much destiny in our economy to leave idiots to run the financial front without right rules:

3.  Never at a loss for insensitive, ignorant, and intolerant legislation, the one move (after the North Carolina vote on denying rights to same-sex unions), we have this idiot from Georgia who backed off after Congressman John Lewis had to shame him from the floor:

In addition, as we were driving out of Fayette County, to South Carolina the other day, I noticed many Georgia state license plates that had "In God We Trust" where the taped-on label of "Fayette County" would be.   Apparently, if voters did not feel that their county was adequately representing them, the license plate was not obligated to carry the name of the count, but could has the "In God...." in its place.   By the same token, there is no option for Atheists (in God we do not trust), or other suitable options.   Just sayin'.......

4.  To lighten up the gloom, we now have Mittley and his adolescent-sophomoric behavior on display.   He's just a regular guy who really can't remember the dark side of his pranks, but golly he is a funny guy:

5.  Steve Lopez hopes that we can learn from two individuals; Kelly Thomas and Nathaniel Ayers.  You may know Of Kelly Thomas - who was savagely beaten and murdered by policeman.  Nathaniel Ayers is the "The Soloist" - a movie based on a man of the streets in LA, and a former student of music at the Juilliard School in New York.   Both men, people who are not like most of us, and who do not fit in with the prescribed mold of behavior.  Both need to be understood, and be helped.   Both men represent hundreds of thousands of similar people who exist in our communities.  They need to be understood, appreciated, and be helped, or else they end up like Kelly Thomas


"The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends."
       -- Friedrich Nietzsche
"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor."
       -- Neil Gaiman
"I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it."
       -- Tom Stoppard
"A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time."
       -- George Iles

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