7/27/16

Tony's Finch Diner Emerges From Bankruptcy

Tweet, tweet! Tony decided to give his Finch Diner another go. After firing the Chef and splurging on some fresh thistle seed, the Diner is ready for a comeback. As I write this there is a finch gorging himself at the feeder. I have the High Primal to thank for this reversal of fortunes. She kept harping that the thistle I had was too cheap. It was thistle given to me. I not sure of the donor's ethnicity but in the future it will pay to beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

7/24/16

Will Snail Mail Make A Comeback?

The internet has given us e-mail and texting as popular forms of communication. In the process the United States Postal Service and its snail mail have suffered large losses and some say are terminal. Terminal? Not so fast. Hell, politicians and their shenanigans were much safer with snail mail. By the time a stupid snail mail became public they were already history. Not so with e-mail. E-mail as Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz well know can get into the wrong hands in real time. Any politician worth his salt must have concluded by now that e-mail should not be the bearer of smears and sensitive comments. Snail mail is a much better choice. By the time snail mail is delivered the events leading to its creation are history. Of course snail mail will not make a comeback. We are too committed to quick ways of becoming asses. For instance, tweeting has become an important form of communication for most politicians. In the future politicians will only be guilty of stupid squawks. Incidentally, is it texting's turn to upset some politician's apple cart?

7/17/16

Feeding The "Law and Order" Candidate

News of the slaughter of police officers in Baton Rouge must have Republican strategists hastily coming up with how the Donald is the only choice for stopping this senseless and cowardly violence. The assassination of police officers creates anger and anger feeds votes for Trump. Black lives indeed matter but they will be put into more jeopardy if the likes of a Trump takes residence in the White House. Sure there are bad and cruel police officers. There are many more good and caring officers. The bad officers will thrive under a "law and order" agenda. The self serving hate driving some protesters will only lead to more bloodshed making the demagogues salivate for the chance to impose an autocratic government. Starve the demagogue do not feed him.

With this latest massacre, one has to conclude that although Americans nurture the Second Amendment they certainly prove that they have no respect for lethal instruments in their hands. When the hell is someone going to move for gun control in no uncertain terms.

(I must admit that it is not clear as to whether or not the police were the initial target but the fact remains that gun violence took some lives)









7/15/16

Tony's Finch Diner Declares Bankruptcy

 Tony's Finch Diner will declare bankruptcy! Per my 6/7 post, the finch have decided to boycott my feeder. Taking a page out of Donald Trumps playbook, it is best that I declare bankruptcy and let the finch enjoy themselves wherever they are. Who knows, I may end up a multi-millionaire like Mr. Trump and even run for President in 2020.

I know that I had given up because of the technical problems I've had with my PC, Windows10 and blogger but I got thru this one with a minimum of problems. It just goes to show you that being a quitter is a bad option. On the other hand, ( I'm partial to cliches) I must be a realist and admit that as the years have piled on, my blog posts are comparable to Tweets or Facebook postings at best. I'm not deserting blogger but -----???

BREAKING NEWS! There's a finch at the defunct Tony's Finch Diner. Maybe Trump's business strategy works. Stay tuned.

7/14/16

Negativism Rules The Day

I was going to write a post about the negativism of today's politics which does nothing more than stir up anger  but I'm finding that Windows10 and blogger are not cooperating. So much for progress. I've lost my text several times. I'll just wait for the election results and hope that the damage will be minimal. In the meantime I hope my PC, blogger and Windows10 settle their differences. In the meantime there is the more user friendly social media which just ignore Windows10.