Sunday, 2/28/10, Public Square


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11 responses to “Sunday, 2/28/10, Public Square

  1. David B

    Spring bulbs are peeking out… They have faith that that winter will end.

  2. tosmarttobegop

    I had the chance yesterday in of all places close to the center of Wichita.
    To see a flock of Geese take off and turn North and disappeared out of sight.
    Though yesterday was not bitterly cold it still standing there seemed to still be a bit cold.
    (LOL old man that I have became, fifty can feel like the ice age)

    Seeing the flock heading North does give me hope that the cold and winter might be ending.
    Sadly since my one place still worth skin diving in closed.
    There is a part of spring and summer that make it seem pointless to have those seasons.
    Though I enjoy warmth and the smells and color of the green.

  3. PrairiePond

    I’m ready to go fishing every time the sun shines!

    And we’re only three weeks away from planting potatoes. I hope to hell the ground is thawed before St. Paddy’s day. Given the way it’s still freezing here at night, I wonder…

  4. PrairiePond

    And did I mention, Orschlens is full of baby chicks? That’s the sure sign of spring. I think I’ll wait awhile though. It’s easier to keep them alive when the weather is a little more cooperative.

  5. David B

    The first really nice weekend. I am driving out to Greensburg to see the new town and all the green buildings. DAY TRIPPER!

  6. David B

    The Axis of the Obsessed and Deranged

    Published: February 27, 2010
    No one knows what history will make of the present — least of all journalists, who can at best write history’s sloppy first draft. But if I were to place an incautious bet on which political event will prove the most significant of February 2010, I wouldn’t choose the kabuki health care summit that generated all the ink and 24/7 cable chatter in Washington. I’d put my money instead on the murder-suicide of Andrew Joseph Stack III, the tax protester who flew a plane into an office building housing Internal Revenue Service employees in Austin, Tex., on Feb. 18. It was a flare with the dark afterlife of an omen.

    • Thanks for the link. A pretty sobering editorial by the Frank Rich…

      I do remember the McVeigh era hatred that poured out of D.C. and elsewhere. It was very similar to what is happening now. Actually, I think the hate we now see is more virulent.

      • indypendent

        And the sad fact that we have people who claim to be ‘real’ Americans calling this guy a ‘hero’.

        Now that is one scary thought!

  7. tosmarttobegop

    “History will be kind to us as we are the ones writing it.”
    Winston Churchill to Stalin and Truman toward the end of WWII.

    I too wonder how history will handle the accounting of the events and actions of these years.
    As I have said about book stores, you can choose what ever way you want an event to be and find a book that said it was that way.

    Often it seems that Jack Nicholson was stating a truism when he said “You want the truth…. You can not handle the truth!”.

    With the passage of time, the ugly truth can come out and bring to question just what you believed was the truth and reality. Recently I was watching a documentary on WWII.

    There was an interview with one of FDR advisors, he stated that even after Peal harbor the opinion and actions was focused on Germany. That FDR felt we could deal with the Japanese any time and there was no hurry.

    FDR had been focused on Hitler for many years and Pearl harbor now gave him the justification and excuse to throw the United States in to war with Hitler.

    Kind of sounds familiar does it not?

    Wanting to go to war with someone that had not really attack us and used the attack of someone who had to attacked us.

    • WSClark

      The US had little choice in the matter – Nazi Germany declared war on the US the December 11, 1941, although the US had been firing on German naval ships in the Atlantic since September of that year.

      • indypendent

        But at least in WWII, the US had its allies with us fighting the Nazis.

        In the Iraq War, especially, we had very few allies even willing to go into that war. Tony Blair pulled Britain into the fiasco and paid dearly for that decision because his political life went downhill from that day on.

        I still remember George W. Bush in his debate with John Kerry about the issue of our allies in the Iraq War – GWB stammered ‘Poland’

        Of all countries in the world who claim to be our allies – GWB comes up with Poland? LOL