Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 155

On Politics
As many saw Mitt Romney’s “47%” comment as a gaffe, I saw it as who he is, what he thinks, and the belief of a chunk of Republicans.

Moderately conservative columnist David Brooks and conservative columnist Peggy Noonan wrote about worthy columns about Mitt Romney. Click each name to read.

Earlier in the week I posted why I would not vote for Mitt Romney. On the other hand, if asked, what suggestion would I give the Romney campaign for the final five weeks? I would say 1) stop trying to be who are you aren’t; 2) don’t politicize an international incident that causes America to grieve; 3) admit that you haven’t done well at understanding America’s middle and lower class; 4) Focus on what how you would lead America with many-more specifics than you have given to date. Even if he did these, he still won’t get my vote.

With all the BS we hear about the automatic cuts (sequester), let us not forget the Congress agreed to the plan and Congress is constitutionally responsible for the budget.

I have many reasons to disagree with the Tea Party, but this thesis statement from my local paper is interesting: He (God) would agree with Tea Party principles, not because He agrees with us, but because we agree with Him.

On This Week’s Headlines from The Onion
Fun-Loving Turtle All Business when it comes to Feeding Time
Newborn Loses Faith in Humanity after Record Six Days
Munchostrosity Created in Frito-Lay Laboratory
Partygoer Rolls a Couple of Fat Burritos to Pass Around
Posthumously Record Bob Dylan Album Receives Rave Reviews

Interesting Reads
Japan seeks slow nuclear phase out
50 style points for life this fall
Jefferson and French cuisine
The public sector recession
Eisenhower’s brilliant prudence
Catalyzing conversations about faith and science
From Blogger Nancy about Freedom of Speech and Christianity

On Potpourri
I greatly enjoyed last weekend’s celebration. Thanks to everyone who stopped by then and later, especially those with the many gracious comments!

This is the best Spam I’ve received in some time. Good answers in return of this question with firm arguments and telling everything regarding that. Ah yes, and on one of the Satire Bits posts with headlines from The Onion.

This weekend marks a return of a Saturday Morning Classic Cartoon post.

By the end of this weekend, odds are that my favorite baseball team (Cincinnati Reds) will clinch the division championship. They already qualified for the playoff, but this additional step is important. But they still must make it official!

We are starting to experience some of the crispness of fall, the photography bloggers will be capturing many outstanding images. With fall in mind, enjoy this video that you will have to click here to watch on YouTube.

In the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.