An Interesting if Sightly Depressing Anecdote

Lately I've had a lot more responsibility at work as we ramp up for Black Friday and the time that follows and I've been given a lot of people to get up to speed to be ready for the onslaught. Because these days available workers are at such a premium instead of just getting workers … Continue reading An Interesting if Sightly Depressing Anecdote

Report from Louisiana: Get Outside!

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I am guilty of sitting around in my insulated world and not tapping into the wanderlust that is deep in my soul.  I am perfectly content to sit at home under the branches of my magnolia tree and read books.  Thankfully, my husband is more proactive and so every so … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Get Outside!

Three Voices Giving Thanks in America

For Thanksgiving I thought it would be a good idea to do a few interviews with people on what they were thankful for. I was given this chance at our Thanksgiving party at work asking those attending if they would care to answer the question "What are you thankful for?" on camera. Three people took … Continue reading Three Voices Giving Thanks in America

Russia, Crimes against Truth and previews of current attractions

Jake:Words are what men live by words they say and mean. The Comancheros 1961 The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. George Orwell Animal Farm 1945 This disgusts me: Russia’s Supreme Court rules … Continue reading Russia, Crimes against Truth and previews of current attractions

Report From The Heartland

By:  Pat Austin   FORT SMITH, AR – I am on my way back to the deep South after a family vacation to the heartland of America; we went to the Midwest where in Iowa, for example,  many people don’t answer their phones because “it might be a politician.” They have answering machines still screening … Continue reading Report From The Heartland

Robert Stacy let me explain to you…

...why you are getting so excited over this: What’s wrong with me? Why do I keep blogging about this controversy? But that ripped-off goal still rankles: The reason why one blown call (and lets face it when it comes down to the scheme of things that's all it is, a blown call) by a ref … Continue reading Robert Stacy let me explain to you…

I’ve got an errand or two to run this morning…

...so blogging might be light. Lucky for everybody others are on the ball: Casey Fiano takes a pause from her pro life blogging to remind us of the small annoyances that the Obama administration brings us: “An international partner”?? This may be an international relief effort — with the United States as usual giving far … Continue reading I’ve got an errand or two to run this morning…

I didn’t see Rachel Maddow yesterday

I wish I had, I would have enjoyed getting a 1 min interview with her if she consented, but I have to give her high marks for #1. Showing up in person to see for herself and #2. Having fun and joking around with the Newsbusters guys. As long as people who disagree can do … Continue reading I didn’t see Rachel Maddow yesterday

Haiti and the Mouse that Roared

Do you remember the movie The Mouse that Roared? It was about a country that decided that the best way to get itself into shape was to be taken over by the US after being defeated in "war" (unfortunately things get mucked for them as they accidentally win). Apparently they haven't much left in Haiti … Continue reading Haiti and the Mouse that Roared

Read Thomas Friedman’s article against the Afghan esculation…

...it is a fair case for a position I disagree with, not just to hear a reasonable argument on the other side but because of some of the truths he expresses two in particular: 1. The Warren Buffett principle: Everything I've ever gotten in life is largely because I was born in this country, America. … Continue reading Read Thomas Friedman’s article against the Afghan esculation…