I'll post this here:
Bobbing for apples is water-boarding for children.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I'll apologize up front for this. The Iconic Midwest has always been a topical blog, as opposed to a personal web log. That was the way I wanted it. I always figured the eclectic nature of my choice of subject matters would give it my own personal style, and not the details of my day to day life.
Well, the reason I've not been posting of late is that my personal life is kicking my ass. 2009 has not been good so far. So far, January saw an uncle murdered, February saw the passing of a good friend and colleague, and March gives my poor cat a terminal illness.
The upshot is, I've no heart for posting much of anything. It's all I can do to keep up with my job, and do the other things I'm supposed to be doing. Oh, that doesn't mean I won't take on added duties and responsibilities, it just means I've only so much indignation to go around. Unsurprisingly, it is politics that gets pushed out of the lifeboat first. It simply doesn't add any "umph" to my life at the moment. Not that it ever did much. It was more a place to spend excess energy; excess energy I presently lack.
It isn't even as if I feel particularly picked upon. Life is just continuing as if I didn't exist, and the callousness of it all is simply weighing upon me heavily these days. It will pass. Until it does, however, I think my contributions to this blog will be few.
I'm lucky in the sense of having somewhere else to go. I can always go back to my books and my study of philosophy. So I think more time will be spent in that pursuit...oh and in bitching about the play of the St. Louis Blues, but that is most definitely in the "death and taxes" category.
In any event....I'll see ya when I see ya.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
This is not comforting...
Geithner defended the [Obama budget], saying far more people would benefit from lower taxes under the plan. He said the budget reflects what Obama viewed as "a deep moral imperative to make our society more just."
Moral as defined by who? What if I don't subscribe to your religion?
I don't see why it is necessary to say if you don't like Obama's budget you are thus immoral. And, yes, that is exactly what such language means...if it means anything at all.