Daily Archives: March 15, 2010

A New Shakespeare Play Discovered?

New evidence that Double Falsehood was, as 18th-century playwright Lewis Theobald claimed, based on Bard’s Cardenio.  According to The Guardian, it has thrills, spills, sword fights, violent sexual assault and – to modern ears – a terrible ending, but the little-known 18th century play Double Falsehood was propelled into the literary limelight today when it was claimed as a lost Shakespeare.

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Filed under Art, Original writings, Poetry

Bachmann Calls for Civil Disobedience

We haven’t heard from Rep. Michele Bachmann in awhile, but it seems she’s right where we left her: The congresswoman from Minnesota told an audience it doesn’t have to obey the new health-care laws, should they pass. “Mark my words, the American people aren’t gonna take this lying down,” Bachmann said at a rally on Saturday. “We aren’t gonna play their game, we’re not gonna pay their taxes. They want us to pay for this? Because we don’t have to. We don’t have to. We don’t have to follow a bill that isn’t law. That’s not the American way, and that’s not what we’re going to do.” She went on, “This is dictatorial, what they are doing. we are not compelled to follow a non-law just because Obama and Pelosi tells us we have to.”

Maybe WE THE PEOPLE should ask the government NOT to pay this representative’s salary and benefits out of our tax money?  Is there any hope she convinced enough people from Minnesota NOT to fill out their census forms and therefore a representative will be cut from their state?

Read more here.

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Filed under Healthcare, Republicans, Wingnuts!

Mother’s Rule…

A suggestion of my mother’s that I try to remember is the old saw:  “if you can’t say something nice, it is best to say nothing at all.”  Having read on other blogs what posters who post here are saying, I am wondering if that very old advice might not, in fact, be helpful.

People can blog where ever they want.  They can say whatever they want, but it does bother me that these humble pages are sited in their protracted animosity toward one another.  I worry that the foregoing does not represent this blog well. 

As always, do what you wish.  But please remember, your actions can have effects on others.

iggydonnelly

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Write letters — to incredible kids!

Last week I learned that the third Thursday in March — the 18th this year — is set aside as “Absolutely Incredible Kid Day.”  Camp Fire USA began this annual, award-winning, national call to action, asking adults to write letters of love, encouragement and inspiration to the children of America.  What a worthwhile idea!  At their website (linked above) Camp Fire USA gives letter-writing tips and encouragement on this day set aside to offer positive reinforcement to the incredible kid(s) you know!

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Monday, 3/15/10, Public Square

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