Saturday, 11/14/09, Public Square

free-pictures-fall-autumn-colors-leaves-mexicanwaveIt’s Saturday!  There are college football games, maybe a nap, and a little blogging.  We might get the world’s problems solved if we put our heads together.  🙂

fnord

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11 responses to “Saturday, 11/14/09, Public Square

  1. tosmarttobegop

    Good morning all, well yesterday the daily texts from the youngest started! LOL the first was about how his car will not shift. Gee a car parked for a year and something not working right?

    He said it feel like he had not been gone that long and life seem to just pick up where it paused.
    That’s good often when a life together is put on hold it goes on and it is harder to get back together.

    Me? Well I was finishing up the gluing of the rest of the tiles on the wall when it took a turn for the worst.
    Something about this one wall that the tiles will not stay on, sliding down or even falling off.
    Finally I just took the rest off and put up a piece of paneling, not much better.
    I can paint all day and it comes out nice, this tiling and paneling is for someone else go figure.

    I am going to pee off the Cons when it comes to the trying of the terror suspects in NYC.
    It is a bit coward the reason given for not to, though there is always the risk of the flavor of the fruit from a poison tree. But the terrorists are not super men and to act like they are is to give into them.

  2. That’s great news, tstb! I’ve heard of the times the adjustment isn’t easy. I think if your son adjusts well it’s because there are some strong foundations of love in place. The type of love that waits patiently.

    I’ve often thought about home repairs, car repairs… Our society encourages males to use tools and learn techniques. Why aren’t more women interested and why don’t more of us learn?

    I know that generalizing isn’t ever a good thing, but more women seem to desire changes and redecorating in the home. Yet, too many of us depend on the men to do what we want instead of learning to do it ourselves. Lots of the redecorating and even remodeling tasks don’t require superior physical strength. Some certainly do, but many tasks don’t.

    At the same time women often want men to share the vacuuming, cleaning, child care…

    Maybe equality will happen when more women are more willing to participate equally. Ya think?

    • tosmarttobegop

      I agree, LOL when ever someone refers to women as the weaker sex I point one thing out.
      When is the last time you seen a man carrying a toddler on their hip for four hours wandering a mall?

      One day I caught a ride with the mother of my best friend and was laying in the back seat of their VW bus.
      She stopped for gas and the attendant told her that it sounded like her squiggle gear was going out.
      I raised up and asked, “What did you say?”.

      But before he could answer, the mother laid into him about thinking that because she is a woman that she was stupid. He said he had been just kidding.

      It has escaped me that a gender who thinks little of changing a crappy kid refrain from doing other things that are messy or generally distasteful?

      The kitchen is the next project, painting is the main thing and the one my wife is saying the most about.
      She is picking colors and that is fine as I am not known for my expert’s in matching colors.
      But she suddenly complains I do not clean areas properly before doing anything.
      She decided she would clean up the kitchen before the painting, then started going through the cabinets and drawers! What in the heck does that have to do with painting the walls?
      I am remaining silent, I have things still to do in the bathroom but it is a difference in how each of us see the job at hand.

    • wicked

      fnord, I learned many tasks that are considered male only. Okay, I admit that I can’t change the oil in my car, but how many guys do that now? I can certainly add oil and change a tire. I’ve replaced light fixtures and pipes under the sink, ripped up carpet, helped put in a sump pump, put up insulation, replaced the glass in windows, and a whole list of other things. I’m sure PrairiePond has me beat on all of it. 🙂 Sometimes I’ve even enjoyed it! There’s a plethora of do-it-yourself books out there that are very helpful. And I’ll be honest. I’d really rather stay away from the electrical stuff. It can be quite shocking.

    • Of course females can and will learn whatever they must. I just wonder why more aren’t interested and learn before it becomes a necessity.

  3. wicked

    I wonder if Sarah Palin realizes that her little tell-all book may do her more harm than good.

    FACT CHECK: Palin’s book goes rogue on some facts

    WASHINGTON – Sarah Palin’s new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven’t become any truer over time.

    Ignoring substantial parts of her record if not the facts, she depicts herself as a frugal traveler on the taxpayer’s dime, a reformer without ties to powerful interests and a politician roguishly indifferent to high ambition.

    Palin goes adrift, at times, on more contemporary issues, too. She criticizes President Barack Obama for pushing through a bailout package that actually was achieved by his Republican predecessor George W. Bush — a package she seemed to support at the time.

    A look at some of her statements in “Going Rogue,” obtained by The Associated Press in advance of its release Tuesday:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091114/ap_on_en_ot/us_palin_book_fact_check

    • From what I’ve read those who support her still think she is telling the truth and the fact checkers are wrong and picking on her, once again.

      So, those who are deluded will remain deluded. I hope their numbers are great enough to get her nominated if she should choose to run for the Republican nomination for president.

      If she were to be the nominee many voters would be energized, and I can’t believe that would be good for her and hers. I can’t let go of my hope for America and a greater belief that Americans aren’t stupid enough to elect her to our country’s highest office. I firmly believe she couldn’t even be elected as governor of Alaska today since many are more aware of who she is, and who she isn’t.

      I know Republicans are very angry they lost and will vote for anyone with the little “R” beside their name. I don’t believe Independents are that stupid. Republicans don’t have the numbers to win at the national level.

  4. “Rip City took its first step towards Ripped City on Friday when the Cannabis Cafe, the first marijuana cafe in the United States, opened for business. Taking over a space once home a speakeasy and an “erotic club” called Rumpspankers, Eric Solomon, the cafe’s owner, plans on serving marijuana free over the counter to members who pay a $25 monthly fee. Oregon, which allows the cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana for medical purposes and has about 21,000 registered medical marijuana users, now tests the Obama administration’s announcement that it would not prosecute medical marijuana-related offenses in states where marijuana has been legalized for medical use—even though federal law still does not make a distinction between medical and recreational use of marijuana. Neither federal nor local law enforcement agencies commented on the Cannabis Cafe’s grand opening.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5AD06O20091114?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

  5. lilacluvr

    Did I hear correctly that Rush Limbaugh said that Sarah Palin’s book was the most substantive policy book he has ever read?

    I, wonder, was this another case of Rush using satire or does Rush not read many books?

    • tosmarttobegop

      she used simple words and minor catch phrases. Short of a book with pictures it was something Rush could easily understand.

  6. Porterhouse is a good band! Our two friends play bass and rhythm guitar. The lead guitar is amazing — a natural born talent who makes that guitar speak. The guy who plays keyboard also plays a sax and a harmonica. The drummer is great, the lead vocal is good.

    A fun night!