Of all the energy wasting, water wasting, time wasting, money wasting activities perpetrated upon American society, close to the top must be this obsession with a manicured green lawn – often forced by the same HOA people that think the use of charcoal lighter on a barbecue is harmful to the environment

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Wow! Just Like A Groundhog …

Stick my head up out of the hole, look around, decide there’s yet another 6 weeks months of winter, then duck back down until the shaking stops.

But while I was up looking around, I noticed this in the Denver Post:

Colorado is facing a $1 million sanction after Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration made changes to Colorado’s food-assistance program without receiving federal approval.

Now, I can’t say I agree with much of the Guv’s policies … quite the opposite.

Yet …

The governor of a state wishes to make changes to the state welfare plan … and the Feds penalize the state by keeping money owed the State?

… because the Governor didn’t ask “Mother, may I?” first?

And I suppose the Fed’s rationale is that when they promised the money, they didn’t say “Simon says” first. (There’s always a rationale of some sort, isn’t there?)

I am out of touch.

Back to my hole … where I do much reading … and little speaking.


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From CBS News:

June 26 9:39 AM
Obama mocks climate change deniers

That’s OK; we mock him too.

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Silicon Graybeard Describes It …

Seems to be a lot of it going around. Not so much writer’s block, more like tired of writing about the same damned problems all the time.
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Not Politically Correct

from Detroit Free Press/News:

In upholding a ban on the use of race in admission decisions at Michigan’s public universities, the U.S. Supreme Court didn’t end affirmative action — they just very strongly upheld the right of voters to ban it.

But … but … but – How can we be equal if we’re not treated with favoritism?

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In Memory of Barkley

Brigid has made a request in the name of Barkley.

Paws for Patriots supports guidedogs for veterans in need.

I grew up in a town that supported a Leader Dogs school and it was almost a daily experience to see the work these organizations for those that can be helped in this manner.

Help support a good cause for a lost blamly (bog family) member.

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I Don’t Have To Think Of Topics …

Just in from CBS News:

Knife-wielding men attack train station in China
A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, leaving at least 27 people dead and another 109 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in China in recent years.

I’m going to guess they were black assault knives.
Certainly a law or two will prevent any such further occurrences.

My sympathies to the victims.
Is this senselessness on the rise world-wide or just making the news more often?

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