Friday, September 30, 2011

Corporations are people too?

Well that is what the Supreme Court says. And Mitt Romney as well.

But I think that I would disagree with that assessment.

Corporations can last for hundreds of years, people can't.

Corporations can't go to prison, people can.

Corporations can't be executed, people can.

Corporations can steal millions of dollars from the government and continue to work for, and steal from, the government. People can't.

Corporations can have incomes in the hundreds of billions of dollars and profits in the tens of billions of dollars and pay no tax. People can't. Well, maybe there are some that can do that, if they have friends in high places, like Congress, and if they make huge political donations, like Corporations do.

O.K. differences are starting to fade. I'd better end this post before I start to agree with Mitt Romney! That would never do.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Divide the country?

Things are getting so divisive that I had this great idea.

We could divide the country in two with a fence, the Republicans can live on one side with dirt roads, no healthcare, no police, no fire dept, no libraries and no taxes.

The Democrats can live on the other side with paved highways, health care, police and fire protection and clean air & water.

I suspect that pretty soon they would be knocking on the door asking to be let in!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Lake in Thick Fog.

As I have said many times The Lake looks different every day, even each hour, and sometimes by the minute.

Yesterday and today we had fog early. Today it was not as thick as yesterday, I could still see the shadowy outline of the trees on the far shore, whereas yesterday I could barely even see the form of the pier which is only 100 feet from the house.

There is something eerie about thick fog, sounds are at least muted or sometimes non-existent. I wonder, is that the blanketing effect of the fog or do the birds and insects "Go quiet" in fog?

I'll have to pay closer attention next time it happens. With double glazing and secure in our own little cocoon here you can barely hear anything even when it isn't foggy, so when the next fog falls on us I will have to go outside and listen.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Democrats and Republicans.

I thought that the far left Democrats and the far right Republicans were just about as far left and far right as you could get. But I was wrong.

I just found out that you CAN go further to the left and the right. If you go further to the left than the most extreme left Democrats you will come to the Socialist Party. And if you go further to the right than the most extreme right Republicans you will come to the American Nazi Party.

In my humble opinion America is no place for either of these extreme beyond extreme Parties.