10/31/2010

Ghost of the Cepheus Flare

Image of cosmic dust clouds

Drifting through the night in the royal constellation Cepheus. Of course, the shapes are cosmic dust clouds faintly visible in dimly reflected starlight. From Astronomy Pictures.
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Tom Fox
Louisville, Kentucky

10/10/2010

Enough is enough

Spiritual progressives

After barely enduring the hottest Louisville summer in recorded history, twice, my tolerance for bullshit is at a seasonal low. The summer of 1954 was bad, especially before air conditioning, but 2010's summer was worse. It is now October 10th, and the forecast high temperature for this afternoon is above 90 degrees F.

This too shall pass.

As a warm-up act to this abnormal weather, TeeVee has provided an unending stream of anonymous political rants with bad graphics, bad-mouthing targeted political candidates. Can't buy me love represents a principle that does not apply to the commercial availability of high elected office.

Kentucky is a political battleground state this go-round, and the long knives have been un-sheathed.

The shape of our national governance for the next two years, at least, will soon be decided by a process that seems to be directed by a union of general un-articulated popular dissatisfaction with life in the U. S. A. today and extremely loud fear-mongering with slander.

Few know for sure who is paying for the prime time fear-mongering and slander. There is no legal requirement that they show their pretty faces, or be accountable to anyone.

In a recent speech before the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, President Obama stated, "This is a threat to our democracy...And if we just stand by and allow the special interests to silence anybody who's got the guts to stand up to them, our country's going to be a very different place."

Tikkun Magazine has suggested an Amendment to the U. S. Constitution to limit the First Amendment free speech rights of non-people. Those would also be know as corporations.

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10/08/2010

Scammed and slamed before lunch

I can't explain how revolted I am when my newly cleaned and sorted inbox in blemished by an outright fraud.

"Welcome to our too-frequent and over-hyped email newsletter," it begins. "Thank you for signing up." But, it's not true. I didn't sign up. I not only don't want it, I resent it.

Sick Flags Over My Ass.

Oh, I forgot. Yahoo! mail has a "spam" button. I hope it hurts, and it is fun to click when well deserved.