Saturday, July 27, 2013

Freedom

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."
- Ronald Reagan

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Red Robin Haiku

Cheeseburger.  Steak fries.
A bottomless root beer float.
No room for dessert.

Sacrificing Liberties

"Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders and shift that problem to the hands of the government, we are sacrificing the liberties of the people."
- President John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Haiku For This Moment In Time

I have barely blogged any at all for, what, two years?  I must rectify that immediately.  And since I know you love my poetry most of all, I have written a lovely haiku for your enjoyment.

Haiku For This Moment In Time

I have not written
Very many blog entries
At least not lately.


It's not my best work, I know.  I'm a wee bit rusty.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I Lock My Doors

Side note: Don't bring a sidewalk
to a gun fight. (Too soon?)
Yesterday, President Obama made some remarks about the world-famous Treyvon Martin versus George Zimmerman death match.

As part of those remarks, the President said, "There are very few African-American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars.  That happens to me—at least before I was a senator."

This comment is highly offensive to me.  Shouldn't the President of the United States of America be able to construct a sentence that maintains a consistent tense?  (See how that last sentence starts in the present tense and ends in the past tense?  I know where you can get an entire college essay marked down a full letter grade for that single error.)  A more correct statement would conclude with something like, "That happened to me before I was a senator."

And yes, Mr. President, if today I am out and about and I see you walking anywhere near my car, I WILL lock my doors.  You are a politician and therefore cannot be trusted.

I'm with you, kid.