Monday, June 20, 2016

Random Observations and Word Slinging 06.20.16

"Freedom means that if you are a professor, you don't have to alter science or history as a bureaucrat prescribes; if you own a newspaper, you don't have to limit your editorial opinions to what an official censor approves; if you think your taxes are too high, you can vote against those officials you think responsible.
And there is no limitation upon your inherent right to criticize anybody, anywhere, at any time
." --Wendell Wilkie

 If you aim for nothing you're likely to hit it

A man told the faith healer he needed prayer for his hearing. The faith healer grabbed both sides of the man’s head and started speaking in unknown tongues and pushing against the man’s ears as if he was pushing a demon through one ear & out of the other. After about 3 minutes of this, the faith healer said, “How’s your hearing now, young man?” The man looked up and humbly said, “My hearing is next Tuesday…….

 "Let's be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed" --Mark Twain

 "The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor" --Hubert Humphrey

 If you have brag to about having true humility you are probably lying to yourself

 "Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation's deserts.
All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet..
But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of desert plants.
The vultures live on what was. They live on the past. They fill themselves with what is dead and gone.
But hummingbirds live in what is. They seek new life. They fill themselves with freshnes
s and life.
Each bird finds what it is looking for. We all do"
--Steve Goodier.

 6 major sponsors for the RNC Convention have pulled out becuz of Donald Trump. Bloomberg confirmed Wells Fargo & Co., United Parcel Service Inc., Motorola Solutions Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ford Motor Co., and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will all be pulling their funds for next month’s gathering at Quicken Loans Arena.
-The GOP is officially on the road to self destruction/

 "Government is words. Thoughts are reduced to paper for speeches that become policy. Poetry has everything to do with speeches--cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep, a knowledge that words are magic, that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart" --Peggy Noonan

 "I've seen better writing on the side of a Cheerios box." --My review of Donald Trump's "Art of the Deal"

There is a recurring theme in contemporary movies that our industrial giants are dominated by greed, power-lust and malice. Captains of industry portrayed in Hollywood films are almost uniformly loathsome.
Such hatred can only be explained by the Freudian principle of projection. What segment of the business community is the least ethical, the most willing to put financial consideration ahead of public welfare? The entertainment industry, of course, which corrupts the minds of our children and encourages violence and sexual irresponsibility--all in the pursuit of profits. A recent survey indicates that the number of R-rated movies shown in America is at an all-time high.
Hollywood's paranoia about corporate America is a reflection of Hollywood's own guilty conscience. --Don Feder (Boston Herald)