Daily Archives: May 7, 2011

Saturday night thoughts as I watch Doc Martin reruns…

Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I’m getting so tired of listening to the conservative candidates, congressmen and capitalists complain about paying taxes at the level they should be… say, at the rate they were taxed at before George W. Bush lowered them.

As you recall, he lowered the taxes while, at the same time, getting us involved in an Iraq war for dishonest reasons without actually putting the expenses in the reported budget. It is as if bookkeeping and government spending had no relationship.

If a candidate cannot say “Yes, I will have to raise taxes, especially on the rich,” then he (or she) is being completely dishonest. As citizens, we should demand tax increases… and demand military cuts (and demand that we get out of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and just about everywhere else in the Middle East.

So how do we make it happen?

You couldn’t have asked for a nicer day…

… for the opening of Morgan’s Grove Market. The sun was out, it wasn’t too warm , and people showed up to fill the parking lot.

Elly and I went for a little more than the first hour… bought some vegetables, talked to people and had a great time.

And everyone seemed so happy! This is going to be a regular Saturday morning thing until the late Fall…and we have to hand it to Peter Corum who organized the whole thing and really pulled it off.

Can’t wait until next week… it’s going to be fun.


Following our visit to Morgan’s Grove Market, we drove over to Boonsboro Maryland for their Green fest, primarily because Elly wanted to buy two more composting bins for our gardening.

We walked around the park, spoke to some of Elly’s colleagues from HCC and came back home to feed the dogs and have lunch.

Nice day all around. Hope yours was, too.

Busy day today… in an ecological way…

Off to the opening of Morgan’s Grove Market at 9:00 (open til noon if you are going), then off to Boonsboro where there is a sale on Recycling bins at their local event.

Looks like a nice day here in the Eastern Panhandle.

Get outside and have fun.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Osama bin Laden Reactions

The death of Osama bin Laden brought out a flood of editorial cartoons. These are some of the best:

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

…and, of course, there are loonies who don’t believe it…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…almost invisible if you’re Pakastani…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… in your dreams…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

…of course for some…like Republicans… nothing is good enough…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

… and a salute to the Eagle Team.