Mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty is a bronze plaque. On this bronze plaque are engraved the words of a poem by Emma Lazarus. The poem is titled “The New Colossus.” It reads as follows: Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from … Continue reading We Ought To Remember
What is news? What news is really news? It's rather embarrassing to watch any late night show where they ask random people on the street about history and current events. Americans don't know jack! And the stuff we do know about is usually not worth knowing. It's scary what the average American uses their gray … Continue reading That’s News To Me
Recently I saw a picture on Facebook which stated, "Don't hate that which you don't understand". My first thought was, "Don't assume someone doesn't understand that which they hate". Sometimes hate is justified and the more we know of a thing the more we ought to hate it. Let me give you two examples, one … Continue reading Sometimes Hate is Good
Following media criticism, TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie apologizes for speaking at a Focus on the Family event. I won't rehash the article. Read it yourself via the link above. You can also read a more liberal version here. After reading both articles it seems to me that Mr. Mycoskie is lacking a little backbone. … Continue reading Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes Apologizes for What
Rich adjective 1 having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy 2 plentiful; abundant : having (a particular thing) in large amounts Wealthy adjective ( wealthier , wealthiest ) having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich Are you wealthy? Against what do you compare wealth? What measure do you use? Let's think … Continue reading Are You Rich?
Congressman to TSA: Stop harassing pilot, fix the problem Nico Melendez, a spokesman based in Los Angeles, said "The TSA is confident in the tools the airport has implemented and reminds passengers there are security measures in place that are both seen and unseen." Translation: "We don't have to answer to you. We're the Federal … Continue reading One Congressman Calls TSA on the Carpet
Green Power’s High Cost Scuttles Projects - NYTimes.com The great philosopher Billy Joel sang, "Advice is cheap, you can take it from me. It's yours to keep 'cause opinions are free." And so it is with this post. Anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that a large majority of people agree that the U.S. needs to … Continue reading Economic Difficulties of Renewable Energy