Sunday, March 1, 2015

Our World

Termed barbarians by John Boehner are Middle Eastern combatants standing up against the USA. Watch out ! History replete with their victories.

Living close to the Limerick Nuclear facility I feel less safe lately since I can hear the sabers rattling from across the World. Is our existence in jeopardy ?

Failing to absorb it, history prone to repeat itself. Male domination egocentric to its core recorded such acts few would repeat. Females dehumanized.

Ronald C. Downie

Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Term Limits"

The worth of America's safety is being squandered away by purely political legislators. By abdicating their charge, limit their terms. 

"Term Limits" is an old song whose new release is being demanded. A legislator panders, not for his constituents, but for the job's paycheck.

America never expected professional legislators but thought elected officials would serve a few terms then go home. Term Limits do that !

Ronald C. Downie
"Term Limits" Time Has Come

I've expressed my feelings about "Term Limits" in a post where I repeated what I've just posted on Twitter.

I too have warm feelings for many of the federal legislators I've voted for, but, that's somewhat false.  We need legislators who are up to the job, proficient in their organization to administer for the public's needs and wants certainly knowing the difference. Limiting length of service wouldn't alter an elector's proficiency and it just may enhance it. Warm feelings are nice but governance, as many say, is like making sausage. When you see it done, you usually lose your appetite for it.

Time for "Term Limits" has arrived hopefully before  congress allows irreparable harm to our system. One man one vote is an illusion : the House is population based but the Senate is not. Two Senate seats from each state independent of their size in population. States of sparse population weald enormous power proportionate to their number of citizens. Imbalance is used as a sort of power; illusion's a sly fox which pulls the wool over a sleepy constituency. "Term Limits" is aboveboard and self governing whose time has come.

Ronald C. Downie

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Voting Gotta Grab You

Speaking in the vernacular of a modern American citizen : "if you have skin in the game", you damned well better vote. If you want it,vote !

Only about I/3 of eligible voters, vote. Vote if you're young, if a women, if black, brown, Asian, an immigrant. Eligible to vote, then vote

Voting Counts
World Series of life -    vote !
Football Champion -    vote !
Basketball Champion - vote !
World Cup of life -         vote !

Ronald C. Downie

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Future of the Past

Reason is an illusive theme in this day and age. Imbedded is an idea that faith transcends the logic of acquired knowledge. A World suffers.

To echo Jon Stewart : Sharia Law and The Bible are both products of a Middle Eastern location and culture. One worshiped other abhorred. 

In Roman times carnage elevated the slaughter of humans into a spectator event. Will future societies top ancients at this deadly sport ?

Ronald C. Downie

Monday, February 23, 2015

Winter Doings

Working in the medium of snow Mother Nature shadow outlines tree limbs upside down. White the etching atop larger limbs accenting their girth with winter dressing.

Warming up, today I see the birds finally found the suet cake hanging on a limb of our Star Magnolia. Grackles will pummel the cake in flocks not anticipated. 

Love thy neighbor ! So heartening is the Huber family who snow blow the sidewalks and parking places of our block without our asking as accumulation occurs.

Ronald C. Downie
Why Write

My desire is to record my thoughts, thoughts which may also be in line with the reader, but they be resistant to write them.

The challenge of writing lies in the inability to start recording one's personal thoughts. In truth, it's yours to do with it what you want.

Not all writing results in a novel, or play, or a poem. Still satisfaction may be achieved from writing what you believe, what you observe.

Ronald C. Downie