Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Saturday, January 22, 2011

What about the ones who died?

I got this at Wikipedia. Not the best but go all the way to the end. Most of the entry is about Gabrielle Giffords. I sympathize with her family at this terrible time.
But at the end is the list of the fatalities that resulted from the actions of a madman.
Wikipedia entry on the Tucson Shooting
It attempts to be objective for the most part.
Make up your own mind.
But it seems that the fixation is on the recovery phase of Congresswoman Giffords treatment. I understand it is a news item. But some interest in the other victims is warranted in my view. Just me.

3 comments:

MUD said...

Wikipedia is at best the place where revisionists have first crack at reporting things. It might be good if you want to look up the movies of someone from Hollywood but far from facts without at least a good fact Checker Editor. We all know how badly the media has been getting that. Oh well, On to bigger and better things.

Buck said...

I disagree with MUD, as I've found The Wiki to be VERY good at what they do. Some small amount of bias seeps in from time to time, but in what area of human interaction does this NOT happen?

ORPO1 said...

It is a bit difficult when one googles or uses bing to find any info on this. The Congresswoman is the only one focused on.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)