On Tea party vs. old guard in GOP Senate rift
“because in this Senate, even a minority within the minority can make a difference.”
But only by keeping things from happening, not by getting anything done.
On The Bush I knew
Gee, Donna, tell us what you really think. LOL! It seems the Bush-hater haters (at least one of them) are also out in force with their tongues hanging out, fangs at the ready, drooling, and bulging eyes.
On A tip of the hat to the nap
I would love to be able to take a nap every day but don't have time these days. A short nap (~30 min.) is the key to waking refreshed they say. When my kids were little we all took a nap in the afternoon every day. Once you get used to it, it's hard to go without one.
On Donald Driver's smile
I saw Donald Driver up close in person at some promotional thing years ago and my first thought was, "look at that million dollar smile!" He immediately became one of my favorites. How can you not like a guy that smiles like that?
On Mounds shuts down Rock County Humane Society satellite adoption center
Have you tried to adopt from them lately? They treat you like a criminal applying for parole.
On Like novels, best TV shows form a bond
I watched the whole Six Feet Under series (5 seasons) one disc at a time from Netflix a few years back. As soon as I got a disc with 3 or 4 episodes I would watch the whole thing and send it back to get the next one. I had no idea that season 5 was the end until I watched the last episode. It really made me sad, like I lost contact with family members or something.
On Are you ready for the big one?
I'll believe it when I see it. I think it's just a bunch of hype for the first snowfall.
On Did you get your flu shot?
I got a flu shot once and that's the year I got the flu. I have to admit, I'm a little apprehensive this year because I've heard this year's bug is a bad one but I really believe I have a super immune system because I never get sick. Can't remember the last time I even had a cold. Now migraines, different story. :-(
On A hermit’s haven
Good blog, Greg. I have always been fascinated by the abandoned, crumbling houses that I've seen too, wishing I could know their history and something about the people that had lived their lives there.
On Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy
I feel for the Romney supporters this morning. In this polarized nation I know there are people who are afraid and expect the worst. How do I know that? Because that's exactly how I felt when GW Bush was re-elected. I thought he would ruin our country. It did end up in pretty bad shape by the time he was done but what is going to ruin this country is the us against them attitude, the hatred (from both sides) and the refusal to do anything at all if it can't be my way. I hope that both sides will rediscover compromise and maybe, together, something can be accomplished to improve our situation. If not, for sure we will end up worse off and it won't be just Obama's fault but also the fault of all those that refused to work together. Before some of you say that Obama doesn't want to work with Republicans let me remind you that one of the first things he did when elected in 2008 was walk over to the House to extend his hand across the aisle. He was soundly rebuked and pretty much told no we won't work with you - our goal for the next four years is to see to it that you fail. True, he didn't seem to know how to handle something like that and maybe could have worked harder to soften that attitude, but it was only then that I guess he decided if anything was going to get done he would have to push it through without the help and input of the Republicans. Let's hope this four years can be different. Everyone stands to gain if both sides of the aisle work together. The place to start for each one of us is to open our minds a little. People who have differing, even opposite opinions are not evil and wrong. They are just people who see things differently. There is room for compromise. And if everyone digs there heels in and refuses to do that, then this great country is on the path to not being so great after all.
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