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From the Tumblelog October 23-29, 2011

Oct 29

facebookLisa: Going to see Annie with the boys tonight. Break a leg Luca!

newsHerman Cain warns against "big potato moths"

Oct 28

twittericonMidland 42 Flint Carman-Ainsworth 12

foursquareI checked in at Boulevard Lounge (316 S Saginaw Rd)

newsSometimes stereotypes are true: David Frum

Oct 27

newsThe Ideological Fantasies of Inequality Deniers

Oct 26

newsOWS's Beef: Wall Street Isn't Winning It's Cheating

newsPaul, Powers, and Principalities

Oct 25

twittericonElliot tweets: Huge thunderstorm outside. So annoying and loud/flashy

twittericonElliot tweets: Lost a tooth today #finally

twittericonElliot tweets: #WeAllHaveTried the thing that your mom made you close your eyes and try :( :(

newsTony Campolo - WWII Story: Christians vs. Christians? - YouTube

newsOn Christian Communion: Why is Killing Okay But Not Sexuality?

Oct 24

facebookLisa: Rocket Day is here!

newsPetition to Google: don't kill Google Reader

newsCain's preoccupation with numerology

newsEcumenical jihad against hook-up culture

Oct 23

newsSteve Jobs, ‘conservative.’ No, really.

foursquareI checked in at Wheeler Road Church of Christ (1123 E Wheeler St)

Football Photos 2011

Here are Elliot’s and Finn’s football photos from 2011.  My previous collection of mine is here: link.

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Knights

Finn’s Favorite Tridge Memory Reprise

Tonight Finn reprised his favorite Tridge memory story at a Midland Area Community Foundation event (the original performance is here).  Below is a photo and video from today:

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From the Tumblelog October 16-22, 2011

Oct 22

facebookLisa: Last football games of season this morning. Trying to contain my happiness.

newsThe speech Cantor chose not to give

newsAn Old Old Story: Witch Hunt

Oct 21

twittericonNouvel 37 Freeland 0

twittericonOn the plane this pm there was a Dow guy I recognized but don't know reading several issues of "Creation Matters" newsletter. seemed odd.

twittericon#Delta app was convenient 4 paperless check-in but lied about the gate, sending me walking 2 the farthest corner...glad I had time to spare

foursquareI checked in at Minneapolis - St Paul International Airport (4300 Glumack Dr)

newsRepublicans 1, Teachers and First Responders 0

Oct 20 

newsGoogle Reader Getting Overhauled, Removing Your Friends

newsMy Experience with Occupy Dallas

newsThe killing of Awlaki’s 16-year-old son

Oct 17

twittericonElliot tweets: Just finished football practice

facebookLisa: A ball and a glove together cost $10. If the glove costs $9 more than the ball, how much is the ball? Elliot got this right immediately while I got it wrong and couldn't figure out why for like 5 minutes!

newsDow Invests In Education

twittericonRT @daveweigel: Herman Cain's love of the Beatles explains where he got his tax plan from. Number 9... number 9... number 9...

newsShorter John McCain

twittericonOccupy Minneapolis

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twittericonOccupy Minneapolis and kids everywhere share a love for sidewalk chalk

newsUS Debt Accumulation by President

foursquareI checked in at Minneapolis - St Paul International Airport (4300 Glumack Dr)

foursquareI checked in at M B S International Airport (8400 Garfield Rd)

Oct 16

twittericonElliot tweets: #Lions i can't believe you guys let that win slip #FAIL !!!!!!!

twittericonRT @PaulKampe: Don't think Jim Schwartz should be complaining about anyone else's postgame celebration. #Lions #49ers

twittericonRT @Busli: Not surprised Harbaugh is classless, just like his brother and the Ravens.

Naivete

I’m sure I’m very naïve in many ways of my own, but this letter to editor (link) struck me as a profound misapprehension of how our political system functions:

To the editor:

In an earlier letter to the editor I suggested that the voters needed to use their votes to overthrow the American government much like the military coups are doing in third world nations. The question is, "What would that look like?"

We need to find someone who would be willing to give 4 to 8 years of their life to go to Washington either as a senator or representative. If we could get 25 to 30 such people throughout the United States we would be able to initiate reform by forcing the Republican and Democratic parties to sit down and negotiate real reform instead of bickering. Four to six senators and 8 to 15 representatives are enough to insist on reform.

How do we elect these people? We get their friends and relatives to support them by signing petitions so they are eligible to run for office. If I get 10 people to support a candidate and they each get 10 people it would not take much work to get this done. These people would belong to a truly "independent" party whose platform would be to force compromises to lower our national debt, get senatorial benefits in line with those of the working class and create a climate that would produce new jobs for the unemployed.

What if the professional congresspeople try to "hold up" this progress? Our independent party senators and representatives send out e-mails to the media and constituents describing the "pork barrel" or other special interest garbage that is causing our current problems. At the next election we, the voters, can get rid of the non-performing politicians.

ROBERT CLARKE
Midland

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