Saturday, June 2, 2012

Things to Know - 3 June

1.  I'm an old cow hand - I know all the songs that the cowboys know 'bout the big corral where the dogies go 'cause I learned them all on the rad-ee-o Hey, yppie-yi-yo-ki-yay, yppie-yi-yo-ki-yay:

2.  It is a real shame that our nation is in the grip of a right-wing extremist agenda that our Federal Judiciary has to come in and protect the rights of of citizens so that a basic duty of a citizen to be able to vote is guaranteed.  However, the other way to look at it is that being free to vote is not easy, and attempts to remove the right to vote can and are being turned back.  It's still a damned shame that it has to be this way:

3.  Whatever "sauce is good for the goose is sauce for the gander" (to borrow from a MittBott quotation.  Turns out that after his little photo op this past week in front of the shuttered Solyndra, claiming it was an example of Obama's failed policy.  Well, the goose got his sauce - a solar energy company in Mass. just went belly up.  It got its seed money from a state program to invest in renewable energy.  The governor of that program was ...yep...the MittGoose:

4.  Robert Reich assesses the dismal state of our economy, and the wrong direction we seem to be taking:

5.  Thomas Friedman is critical of the departure of the Republican Party conservatives from the tradition of protecting our resources and environment.   Instead, the Big Energy lobbyists have their cash-for-campaigns in full force to counter what was the tradition.  Romney is in lock step with the new trend, and if he wants to make a statement, he should reverse the trend.  Good luck with that:

6.  There are two schools of thought brought forth by Ross Douthat for Romney to consider.  He has firmly stated that he already favors one of them presented here, but he should be aware that sentiment is geared against what he may favor and should be open to the other.  Read here, and guess what Romney is faced with:

7.  Maureen Dowd present a real clear picture of Obama's reluctance to engage, and how it is hurting him.  Hopefully this Come-to-Jesus assessment gets to the right people:

8.  Steve Lopez connects the dots between the slinging of drugs in our home back alleys and causal dark parties withe the carnage of horrific killings in Mexico.  There is a connection between all of those killings and our failed policies here:


"I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't." 
       -- W. Somerset Maugham
"I never vote for anyone; I always vote against." 
       -- W. C. Fields
"My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia." 
       -- Dame Edna Everage
"Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." 
       -- Ambrose Bierce
"I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up."
       -- Groucho Marx

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