I appreciated this recent WSJ column by William Galston (a Senior Fellow @ Brookings) who laid it on Congressional Democrats without praising Republicans.
Some wonder why I’ve remained quiet regarding the Ferguson, Missouri events. The reason is simple – I see so many wrongs by many parties.
The comments on yesterday’s post about cursive writing were interesting. The topic is a worthy discussion, but I don’t think many people caught my sense of humor.
As soon as Halloween is over, holiday displays become prominent. Americans know Black Friday and the pre-Black Friday sales marking the start of the holiday shopping season. (My apologies to the global community where the Black Friday concept is appearing.) On the other hand, I have a different official start of the season, (one that long-time readers may realize) … so it’s now official: Let the holidays begin!
Record the date: Saturday, December 13th because that’s my 2014 holiday blog party. Veterans know that I host a good party, plus I’m in the process of preparing the gift bags for attendees. The start time is to be determined, but I anticipate the overnight hours of my early morning (Eastern US).
Life: The Musical resumes next week with Act 14. I’ll announce the theme on the next Monday Morning Entertainment, but here’s a hint: think opposite of Act 13. After all, life is full of ups and downs.
The next Saturday Morning Cartoon post must wait until 2015.
Given the recent US holiday, it’s appropriate to look back at Thanksgiving through The Onion’s eyes.
On This Week’s Headlines from The Onion
Thanksgiving offers nation rare opportunity to eat large amounts of food while watching football
Man at airport pissed that other people had same idea to go home for Thanksgiving
Millions of holiday travelers return from parent’s home all caught up on The Mentalist
Everyone is family compliments grandmother on how small and feeble she is
Woman launches into 4-minute preamble before speaking mind
Younger cousin’s growth spurt throws off competitive balance at family’s Thanksgiving touch football game
How America moves oil
A Muslim helping a Jewish synagogue in Syria
What is in a name – scientifically
Galileo and clocks
14 innovations that changed 2014
(Infographic) Worst epidemics in history
Your Weekend Celebrations
- (Weekend) Festival of the Trees
- (Fri) Bathtub Party Day, Blue Jeans Day, Mitten Tree Day, Day of the Reef, Commute with Your Baby Day, Ninja Day, Walt Disney Day, Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development Day, Sachertorte Day
- (Sat) Bartender Appreciation Day, Pawnbrokers Day, Microwave Oven Day, Gazpacho Day, Miners’ Day, St. Nicholas Day, Special Kids Day, Put on Your Own Shoes Day, Earmuff Day (Chester Greenwood Day), Rhubarb Vodka Day, Skywarn Recognition Day
- (Sun) Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Civil Aviation Day, Letter Writing Day, Cotton Candy Day
Here is a 2-fer of classics to send you into the weekend. First, Neil Diamond honoring Saturday’s Blue Jeans Day, and then Fleetwood Mac with an appropriate title. Have a safe weekend and in the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.