Sunday, August 28, 2011

The creepy mania of politics


Another blogger directed me top another blogger in Wisconsin.   She is a law professor at the university in Madison, the state capital.  She has written about the protests and the associated antics of the left wing losers.  Very little about the right wing for they do not protest that much.  She has been pretty neutral and presented things fairly objective.


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One of the incidents after the democrats lost the election there was the alleged incident of one supreme court justice trying to choke another court justice.  Apparently the incident did not happen.  It was a case of one trying to protect themselves and the other distorting the truth to gain control of such.

Yet this incident has become a microcosm of the left wing progressive distortion and being sore losers.  Watching the taunts the protestors hurled at the right wing winners was sad.  Yet they, like the supreme court justice made false accusations to try and control the situation in which they lost.

So my question is….. are Democrats becoming liars, half truths, innuendo and distortions to further their agenda.  Where has the Democrat gone that used to be above board and accepted defeat and went on to the next battle.  Puffery is fairly common in politics but where has it descended to in the Democratic party.  Why have they became such sore losers, why do they want control so much.  Why are they not accepting of ideas different from theirs.  What happened to the Democratic party I used to vote for.

In this incident a whole can of worms is now crawling around.  Are the conservative Democrats going to continue to let the progressive Democrats control what used to be a noble political party.


Well… so much for my soap box and two cents worth.


Have a good week.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Poesies

Every Summer I put out petunias and other flowers in planters.  They get fed, watered and pruned through out the summer.  This year they grew out of the planters.  I put some moss roses in with them and they almost took over.  In among the roses are the petunias.  This year has been one of my best for flowers in the planters.


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Have a great week and I hope you had a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Passing Sun


With time the cycle rolls around.  The sun moves from north to the south.  Colors change. clouds float, ever changing, a motion that is ever changing but always the same. 


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Into the eve ole man sol travels.  On the morrow he shall return.  Light, warmth and life he carries. 

His days are not numbered.  Measurement comes from his location.  Across the horizon rays reach their fingers.  Touching caressing…. bringing life’s warmth.  The same each day, a pattern that changes to be the same.

Steps I measure out no length, without direction.  Leading to where.  Prints left behind.  Frozen in a moment.  Briefly forgotten, rediscovered, where to look.  Was it lost, misplaced or hidden.

The march continues, following a rhythm few hear or see.

Gather me up.  Warp me in your warmth.

Carry me.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Twin Peaks

Reaching skyward the two peaks make and impressive background.  They are at the southern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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One is over 14,000 feet in elevation the other just a few feet shy of being a fourteener.  They have inspired lots of names for communities along the Front Range, ranches, stores, streets and malls among other things.  Both are named after Army officers that explored early Colorado.  The back peak has been used for training on Climbing Everest or Denali.  It is a rugged mountain with a diamond face carved out centuries by the glaciers of various ice ages.  A sheer cliff of over 1500 feet, chimney;s ledges and ice. One of the more difficult technical climbs in the world.

It is neat to hike the trail to the base and watch the climbers work their way up the rocks.  They have to start early morning because afternoon usually brings big thunderstorms with lightening.  Watching the sparks fly from the rocks near by is not a comfortable feeling.

All that snow up there feeds the irrigation canals for the farmers living below on the prairie.  Corn grows Iowa size, truck farms flourish and roadside stands show up.  There are orchards mixed in, dairies and tree farms.  When there is great snow in the hills there is plenty of water to irrigate with.

It is also the water that stirs up emotions and lawsuits.  States sue each other over the rights to the water, neighbors argue with each other and cities engage in hostilities.  Water is precious and the mountains are the fount. 

All the beauty and splendor causes bickering fed by greed, envy and jealousy. 

I enjoy the view and hope to share the pleasure I get from looking at the mountains.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lawn Mowers


The lot next door to me is vacant and used for storing old stuff and junk.  It doesn’t get mowed so I worked out a deal with the owner to find someone with some grazing animals to put in there to keep the grass and weeds down.  Couple of ladies down the road have a collection, donkey, goats. bovines, ponies and other critters.

I wanted the goats because they eat the nasty weeds also and go right down to the nub but the fence was not good enough to keep them, in.  They went over it, through it like there was no fence there.  So that didn’t work.

They had some ponies and brought them up to munch on the grass.  They did a good job of clipping the grass down and ate a few of the weeds.  So this year they are back, chomping on the grass.  One short though, it got hurt sop it is still at its pasture healing a shoulder bruise/gash.


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Mom and daughter have been doing a pretty good job of roaming the lots munching on the tender shoots.  I talk to them and they talk back.  Mostly I watch them and keep water in their water tank.

I like it because it reduces a fire danger next door.  It is also nice to see something beside the cat roaming there or listening to the dogs howl n bark.

Deer used to camp there but I believe with the horses in there they have moved on.  Plus the dogs get obnoxious at times also.

One nice thing, these mowers need very little maintaince and leave some fertilizer behind.