Tag Archives: ETHICS

Boy George Hysteria

Is there nothing the public doesn’t want to know about the Royal baby? Is there nothing the news media isn’t willing to report? This was a lead in to a story at Huffington Post:

Will Baby Cambridge Be Circumcised?

The royal family—along with the British upper classes—has practiced circumcision for hundreds of years. Is this one tradition Prince George will be spared?

Random Thought: You’re Gonna’ Ban What?

Seriously! I just read that some crazy ass right-wing gubernatorial candidate in Virginia is promising to outlaw oral and anal sex if elected. First of all, in his case the word should be spelled GOOBERnatorial. Secondly, how can such laws be enforced? Lastly, didn’t Virginia’s tourism slogan once read, “Virginia is FOR lovers?”

I might also add that the US Supreme Court declared laws restricting how American’s get their jollies unconstitutional back in 2003. I’d suggest this dude sit out an election cycle and spend the time reading a history book.

Snowden, an Affair of the Heart

Larry 'n NassauSaw a headline this morning that caught my attention and provoked a little thought. It declared that Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, believes Edward Snowden to be a hero because what he did came from his heart. I had to ask myself, what does heart have to do with revealing government secrets or breaking a law? Is this some sort of new excuse to justify doing what one wants? “Well your Honor, my heart told me to steal that Mercedes,” or, “I killed my wife because she broke my heart.” While lots of Americans may love their Apple iPhone I’m betting The Woz is in the minority on this one.

This whole Snowden issue is a bit of a farce anyway. While the cable pseudo-news channels

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Mothers and music are changing the world

Mother’s Day 2013 is just around the corner and in many of the world’s nations mothers and future mothers have no idea of their rights as humans. They are sold into slavery, forced into arranged marriages, denied education, and treated as objects and not as humans. Playing for Change, through music and drama, is trying to educate these women about their basic rights as humans. I urge you to watch the included video and consider offering your support in some way.

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Random thought: The VA

The drums of war are beating louder these days over events in Syria. I suggest that before the US become involved in yet another war we take the time and spend the money to clean up after what we’ve already done. For once and for all, modernize the Veterans Administration and begin rapidly responding to the immediate needs of those we sent to fight our blunderish exploits.

You Know, Cable News Really Sucks!

larry photo for blogMy wife and I have been on a number of cruises in the past ten years and all but one have been aboard a Carnival ship. We’ve cruised on one of their oldest and several of their newest and biggest. Every year millions of people take a cruise vacation and the majority of those have wonderful experiences. But, as in all of life’s avenues, now and then one hits a pot hole and shit happens.

That’s what just unfolded aboard the Carnival ship, Triumph, they hit a pot hole in the Continue reading You Know, Cable News Really Sucks!

Random Thought; John McCain is a Partisan Joke

Since the presidential election I’ve pretty much taken a sabbatical from politics. I haven’t routinely watch any of the talking heads cable channels, read many editorials, written much about politics, etc. We even watched the big dog show rather than the State of the Union address. This morning, however, I decided to tune into a little Morning Joe to see what was happening in the world.

First out of the shoot was a comment by John McCain declaring that Chuck Hagel (who is a Republican) doesn’t deserve to be Secretary of Defense because seven years ago he said something that pissed off some in the Republican party.

Therefore, McCain joins with other GOP zealots like Lindsay Graham, and votes to filibuster Hagel’s nomination. If this isn’t putting one’s party loyalty before what best serves the nation, nothing is.

Value of Slavery

FACTOID: At the height of American slavery nothing had more economic worth than the value of slaves except for the value of the American land itself. Slavery was truly ingrained in America’s economic system, North and South.

Charles M. Blow on, The Liberty to Lie

The history of American politics could be defined as a history of the art of stretching the truth. Bending the truth is considered a hallmark of a practical politician. However, as pointed out by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, we may have reached a point in history where the lie is not just expected but is also ignored and possibly rewarded.

Click HERE to read Blow’s column. It’s an excellent and though provoking piece.

How Low Will They Go?

While governor Chris Christie and president Barack Obama were taking care of Sandy’s destruction and paying little mind to politics, Mitt Romney was in Ohio trying to appear non-political and concerned. The Romney/Ryan forces staged a “non-partisan” event to take in donations of food and money to help aid the victims of hurricane Sandy.

It turns out, however, that on the eve of the event the Romney crew went to a local Walmart and purchased around $5,000 worth of granola bars to give to event participants to give back to the campaign. To earn extra money the Romney Continue reading How Low Will They Go?