Monday, July 17, 2017

How do we judge people, on what aspect of their life, and what counts for what?

I leave you to judge for yourselves.  Sometimes it's easy, Hitler built great roads. Sometimes it's not so easy. What counts for what?

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-usc-doctor-20170717-htmlstory.html

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why I think blogging is non productive, fun for us, but ultimately achieves nothing.

I read several blogs, comment on several, though occasionally deleted because it doesn't fit their philosophy or political bent, or just because they don't like me. Here's a sampling of comments from several blogs, no names included.

You are correct, there is enough bad in this world. All of us should be able to look back on days that were wonderful and carefree and enjoy reminiscing and called them good old days.

I like your attitude!!

etc, etc. Find a blog that has differing opinion, one that does not delete them. What then is the point?

Do we do these just to get praise, affirmation, and reason to post more of the same?  Rather like trump, who's still holding election rallies.

I don't have an answer, not even many suggestions or ideas.  One might be to not delete responses you think somehow impugn your ideas. Or even disagree with them.

If what you want is what you have, blogs that have comments that essentially say "Good Job, we agree", then you've found your home.  Me, I'm unsatisfied with it.

The best of our blogs, and I won't mention his name, has few if any comments that disagree. And he is a analytical writer, with a lot of experience. If he can't generate some controversy, what hope do I, a retired medico, have?

I'm asking you out there, bloggers, to let some controversy in. Encourage disagreement. Otherwise at the beginning of your writings say "all disagreements will be deleted".

And there we'll be, trump's america.

Cheers,
Mike

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rockin' and Rollin'


Woke at 12:30 to feel somebody shaking the bed.  Didn't last very long, maybe 10 seconds. Another milder one a few minutes later.  First one I've ever felt in Montana. 5.8 earthquake centered near Lincoln

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sudden cooling

A series of thunderstorms moved through in the last couple hours. It dropped from 62 to 48 at my house in a matter of 10 minutes when this one passed over.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

A really geezer post.

Hey you! Yeah, you! Out there. You kids. WTF haven't you heard/listened to this music before this?? It's near fucking 50 years old.....where have your sorry asses been and why haven't you corrected the mistakes that we, your parent's made? Anyway, here's my offering.




Cheers,
Mike


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wild Roses and a Rant of sorts

Behind the house, on the alley, I have a large, unruly wild rose but a beautiful yellow.


And now, the 'rant'....

Got an email today from Daines, R/MT, regarding the importance of our protecting our 'constitutional rights of conscience'. He was of course referring to various business being able to refuse service to people they find 'objectional'.  My reply:
Staffer
When your boss wrote (or whoever writes this stuff) used the phrase 'Protecting our Constitutional rights of conscience', there are a few issues. One is there is no 'constitutional right of conscience', written or implied, unless one does a hell of a stretch. It's my 'constitutional right of conscience' to stand and yell Fire! in a crowded theater, implied by the first amendment, and struck down by the Supreme Court.
Second, what they really mean to say is there is a constitutional right to discriminate against anyone we want, claiming 'conscience'....it's a right to refuse service to blacks, because it goes against your 'conscience'.
 What a bunch of weasels your boss's club is, and he's a member in good standing.
Remember, there are a whole bunch of Montanans who are not in even remote agreement with most of his views.
I addressed this to 'staffers', because I don't think he get's within a thousand yards of posts that don't praise him. Sort of like his boss, eh?
Sincerely,
Mike Mulligan
P.S. As always, this is going on my blog also. Let me know if you're interested in reading me occasionally trash your boss.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday drive and dinner

Today instead of going south, we went west up to Georgetown Lake, with the Pintlar Mtns around.





Then we decided that shrimp shishkabobs (sp?) were just the thing....shrimp, small tomatoes, asparagus and red bell peppers.  About to go fire up the grill.


Cheers all, from a place that'll get down to 49 tonight from a high of 84.