Musings by Marian

Reflections from the Golden Years

Archive for November, 2013

COURAGE OF OUR CONVICTIONS

On November 22, 1968 my doorbell rang repeatedly; at the same the person leaning on the doorbell pounded loudly on my door with the other fist. I hurriedly threaded my way through children and toys and opened the door to my ashen-faced neighbor, Yvonne. “Are you watching TV?” she asked anxiously as she came in. […]


50th ANNIVERSARY OF KENNEDY’S DEATH

Kennedy’s death  is more a tragedy for conservatives than for liberals. Kennedy not only admonished us to ask what we can do for our country and not what our country can do for us, he and Bobby took on the Federal Reserve (he had started the process of closing them down only weeks before his death). He and brother […]


OMNIPETENT STATUTORY LAW AND PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Government has an insatiable appetite for your money and infinite ways of parting you from the fruits of the labor and the sweat of your brow. Forget gun control. Both statuary law and presidential executive orders have proven themselves to be more dangerous weapons in the hands of politicians and government bureaucrats than guns are […]


MALICE IN BLUNDERLAND

 Over time, some of my dearest friends are the ones that trade books with me. In the early 1980’s I was given a non-fiction book by Thomas L. Martin, titled “Malice in Blunderland”. Among the principles discussed and defined, is the Peter Principle. After Martin explained it, I immediately recognized how it works each time […]


LAUGH OF THE DAY

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NOTE TO DIANE FEINSTEIN: STOP SWALLOWING

     Only days ago Obama and the Democrats in the Senate were offered a bi-partisan life-line by the House, along with Ted Cruz and the Republicans in the Senate. Instead of grabbing the lifeline and gaining points for bi-partianship on their own scoreboard, Democrats elected to shoot the messengers. They programmed in enough collateral damage to […]


Rush Limbaugh Lays it On the Line

It is difficult to understand how any thinking person could continue to believe that Obamacare was designed to help the American people. The consequences of continuing to believe and support this monstrosity are too terrible to contemplate. Rush has laid out the ramifications in a way that should be read by every single American Citizen […]


Obamacare and the Finest Irish Whisky

  THE GOVERNMENT KIDNEY Long before political correctness destroyed our ability to laugh at ourselves, there were jokes that spotlighted characteristics of different people who made up the melting pot we called the United States of America. The Irish favored a couple of characters called Pat and Mike. A common thread among Irish jokes was […]