A sense of humor is strictly required!

Here we try to include posts and links to humorous anecdotes, stories, jokes and cartoons.  Over the years we have found that liberals and conservatives find humor differently.  Liberals are more prone to laugh at someone’s misfortunes.  Conservatives tend to laugh at themselves. Now you may disagree with that analysis however that is my opinion and I hold fast to it.

Not all of the posts and links will be political in nature, but we believe they will tickle your funny bone.  After all, laughter is the best medicine:

As I see the current economic situation

Economic factors affect every day of our lives.  Unfortunately there are times when we ignore the socioeconomic factors that result in hardship to our everyday lives.  Political, social, and economic decisions that our governments take all the way from our local authorities to the federal government in Washington affects us in so many ways that many of us just ignore.  I do not know what it will take to have the citizenry wake up and take back the political process that the major political parties have taken away from us.

The United States was at one time the most powerful economic force in the world.  We are quickly becoming a third world state and it is entirely our fault.  i have my thoughts and opinions and I would like to know yours.

A culture of greed and covetousness

What happened?  When did it change in this country from self-reliance to dependency and an attitude of  entitlement?  The cause of much crime is this sense of entitlement.  You have it, I want it, but I don’t want to work for it, so I’m taking it from you.

Government is the biggest perpetrator of this crime.  It takes from earners to give to non-earners under the guise of social justice. What it is though is wealth distribution.  If you distribute wealth across the board to everyone equally then what would the skilled work for if you are going to give their earnings to the unskilled?

Political Commentary

Commentary from a conservative viewpoint, no I don’t mean the Republican Party line. Republicans haven’t been true conservatives for years. We believe in a common sense approach to conservative principles, no right-wing knee-jerk reactions here.

Having lived as long as I have and have lived through many election cycles since Eisenhower was first running for President of the US I have formed my political views that have changed and expanded over the years.  These views are my own and do not reflect any political party as I have found that there are extremes in all of them.  If you disagree with me you are welcome to express it.  But, I ask that you express yourself in a matter that does not resort to personal attacks and name calling.  Hopefully we are all adults here and we can act accordingly.

Religion & Faith

My views on religion are my own and developed after decades of living on this earth.  I may offend you from time to time but the Constitution of the United States does not protect you from being offended.  I will attempt to express my views without using vulgarity or demeaning language however I understand that occasionally people may misinterpret what I am trying to say.  To that I say, “too bad”.  These are my views and you are more than welcome to discard or ignore them as you see fit.

Any news other than sexual misconduct?

This is getting totally ridiculous. Every day someone is accused of sexual misconduct sometimes stretching back decades ago. Ok, someone touched you inappropriately 10, 20 or 30 years ago and you finally decided to say something. Where were you back when it happened? Was it not inappropriate back then or did you invite it?

I am in the senior side of a lifetime and I know in my 7 decades on this earth that I have at times touched a young lady in a matter that maybe I shouldn’t have but in my teen years with hormones raging and circumstances were right I might have done a few things that were not exactly appropriate. However, it wasn’t like my advances were not invited. Sure, I did things in my later years too, but I would not consider myself a sexual predator, for one thing I understood that no means no. Now, if one of those lovelies accused me of being inappropriate, I wouldn’t even remember most of their names let alone their faces. How do you defend yourself against such allegations that may have happened 20, 30 or 40 years ago? You can’t.

I would like to know just when did an allegation become proof of guilt without any evidence? There were times when I was approached in a sexually suggestive way by females back when I was young and a lot better looking. Should I accuse them of misappropriate behavior? I don’t even remember their names and since, as far as I know, they never became rich or famous so what would I have to gain?

No longer are you innocent until you are proven guilty, now you are guilty by allegation. What an upside-down society we currently live in.

Big Box Mart

If you want to see a humorous video of why we are in the economic shape we are in with trillions in national debt you have to check out this video from JibJab

 

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So the Bit Coin broke the $11,000 barrier

I am of the opinion that the Bit Coin will crash and burn.  Yes I’ve been saying it for a couple of years now ever since it was less than 10% of its current value but that does not make me wrong.  Of course time will tell but I am thoroughly convinced.  The rise of the value of Bit Coin is directly related to speculation and has nothing to do with its intrinsic value which is zero.  It is a made-up currency with no basis in value and nothing backing it up.

You may argue that the dollar is basically a made up currency with no value since we left the gold and silver standard. True, however it is backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the United States.  Who backs up the Bit Coin?  Nobody.

My premise is based upon the Tulip Bulb. Another speculative buy that caused a financial crises in Holland many years ago.  The price of a single bulb speculatively increased until it would trade for an exorbitant amount.  Suddenly it fell to almost nothing.     If you don’t know what I am talking about visit this link  http://www.thebubblebubble.com/tulip-mania/  This is a well written explanation of the crises.

 

Matt Lauer Fired From NBC

Wow, the mighty are falling.  Simple allegations can cause a person to lose his livelihood and become a pariah in the public’s eye.  Not that I’m defending Matt, he is quite capable of defending himself, but I just wonder about all the allegations that have cropped up lately about so many people.  Some for supposed act over 30 years ago.  Hell, I don’t remember what I did last month let alone 30 years ago.  Simple allegations, no proof, no witnesses, no jury of their peers nothing but what someone claims to have happened.

Some are “guilty” of inappropriate touching.  Just what consists of “inappropriate touching”?  If I touch a woman on her shoulder is that inappropriate?  If I hug someone that I know and haven’t seen for a while is that inappropriate?  If I remark how well someone looks in the dress she is wearing, is that being sexist or sexual harassment?

The Dominoes continue to fall

Garrison Keillor, former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” said he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Minnesota Public Radio did confirm that Keillor had been fired, and said it received a single allegation of “inappropriate behavior”

Anther of those darlings of the left exposed. And many of you thought only right-wingers were predators.