Since I can no longer read, I depend on others to read me information about such things as the Constitution and citizenship. I still think citizenship is a valuable asset not to be treated lightly and particularly for illegal immigrants born in the U.S. of foreign born parents. So maybe one day we will get tougher in the way that we treat it.
P.S. Since I have reached the ripe old age of 98, I don't thing my opinions carry much weight any more.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Musing of one watching a car chasing a dog, chasing a deer which doesn't seem to know enough to get off the highway.
In my 98 years, I have voted in a number of presidential elections of course, but I have never seen one as messy as this one appears to be. It would be nice if we had some civic minded candidates who are more interested in the welfare of the U.S. than the welfare of themselves or their political party.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Musing of one watching a man running from a goose which was chasing him because he inadvertently disturbed his nest.
It seems to me we are in the worst political situation, as far as Republicans are concerned, in the country's history. If Romney would announce again I think that would help a lot, but he is not going to so we will have to put up with what we get. Maybe someone will come up with one of FDR's fireside chats and that will be it. On the other hand, the Ides of March are here and we should all watch out.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I don't propose to listen to the State of the Union Address because all of them over the years are pretty standard. They assert that the country is in great shape and headed in the right direction. That approach may go all the way back to George Washington, although I do not know. In any event, it's a standard by most presidents.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
I'm sticking with Merry Christmas because that's what the word means. And happy holidays to those who don't celebrate Christmas. My own memories go back to the time when Christmas trees had lighted candles on them. It is a wonder there were not more fires.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
More and more during the month of December we hear the expression "Happy Holidays". December 25th is Christmas and has been celebrated as such for a couple of millennia and so my own greetings to everybody will be "Merry Christmas"! I guess that makes me a member of the crotchety old curmudgeons club.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Our sympathy goes to the French people as they recover from the terrorist attacks of the other day. They seem to be taking firm action against the perpetrators and that is a good thing.