Daily Archives: November 2, 2009

Do we need to develop patience?

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”  —  Barack Obama

I know not everyone here — not even those who post and participate regularly — voted for Barack Obama last November.  Further, I know many have expressed disappointments in most or at least part of ‘how things are going’ since he won that election.

Another thing I know for sure is that you are all reasonable, well informed, educated Americans who love your country.  So let’s look at this time line I’m borrowing from a series of articles in the November 2, 2009, issue of Newsweek.  They call this series “YES HE CAN (but he sure hasn’t yet) A LIBERAL’S SURVIVAL GUIDE,” and publish several articles worth reading and pondering.  Here’s that time line: Continue reading


Filed under Democratic Party, President Barack Obama

Free Speech VS. Private Property Rights

private-732208[1]The events of the last few days, both here and at another blog, have forced me to ponder what the relationship between First Amendment Free Speech rights vs. Personal Property Rights might be.

Let’s say, hypothetically, that I would rather not hear speech from Confederacy apologists,  gay-bashing advocates,  or political ideology that I believe borders on being delusional.  Am I required to invite persons who have these views to come up to my front porch and shout their “ideas” through my front door?  I don’t think so.

Funny, I always thought conservatives were private property advocates.  I guess they are, so long as it does not impinge on their perceived Free (from rational thought) Speech.

This may be my last post here.  I am debating what I am wanting to do.



Filed under Life Lessons

Monday, 11/02/09, Public Square

timesup2Around this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, as the days grow shorter and colder, those changes trigger a hormone in leaf-dropping trees that sends a chemical message to every leaf that says, in essence, “Time to go! Let’s part company!” Continue reading


Filed under The Public Square