Thursday, July 10, 2008

New family member

Yesterday, we got a new addition to the Morris family. Not the kid, we have had her for over 5 years, but the cat. Ever since our 13 year old cat died a few years ago, we have proclaimed that we would have no more pets because they are just so confining. However, here we are with a new one year old cat. I guess we just can't help ourselves - we like them and they are worth the trouble.

We have not named this cat yet and would appreciate any suggestions. Officially, this is Allyssa's cat when she visits the "farm," as she calls it. However, the only crop we grow on this land here on the north side of Lake Travis is rocks. Anyway, this is her farm cat. As for the name - Grandma, myself, and Allyssa have been thinking up names for the last day and half. Right now, Fredda, seems to be at the top of the list. By-the-way, it is a female cat, in case anyone out there has a suggestion. I kind of like Lucille but, Allyssa is not crazy about it.

Monday, July 07, 2008

A note to our readers

Although we try to provide posts on a variety of topics, some have noted that the blog is becoming quite politically oriented. The reason for that is that we are working for the Obama campaign and are doing our best to see him elected. However, even though we are working for Obama, we will never write something we do not believe in - it is possible that we could be wrong about something but, you can trust that we believe in what we publish.

Anyway, it will be over in November and we will be back to our regular weird ass stuff and, hopefully, give someone a laugh.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Which fourth do you belong to?

If you look at any large group of people, disregarding education, ethnicity, or gender there is a certain percentage of that group that will not think for themselves but will mindlessly follow the leader of the group. This is not referring to the ones that will pretend to follow because it is in their interest to do so but, the true believers. There are countless examples to illustrate this behavior but, all you have to do is watch a season of "Survivor" to see exactly what I mean.

What is that percentage of the population that will pretty much buy into anything their leader tells them is right no matter how wrong? I am not asking about the ones who can occasionally be fooled and eventually figure it out for themselves but, the ones who will follow the leader wherever he leads; the ones who will remain silent as he takes a country to war under false pretenses, who never say a word as thousands of their sons and daughters are killed and hundreds of thousands civilians die for nothing, who sit idly by and watch their own constitutional freedoms erode, who never blink an eye as they and their fellow citizens are wiretapped and spied upon without warrant, who defend their leader's right to use torture, who will stand by and sacrifice any personal freedom while their leader builds a police state, who truly believes the rhetoric of fear and intimidation, who support their leader's callus disregard for the the sick, uninsured, and elderly who can not afford health care, who cheer him on as the wealth of the nation is squandered on his needless campaign, who say nothing as the borrowing to finance his war leads the dollar to new lows and feeds inflation that robs them of their personal financial well being.

Still that question, "What is the percentage that will go along with anything?" I would suggest that the Bush approval rating (23% to 28%) gives you a pretty good idea. If you look at all Presidents throughout history you find an all time low of 22% for Nixon so, it is safe to say we have just about reached the bottom - let's just call it one fourth. In other words, one fourth of the population is so thick headed they can not be reached and the rest of us should just let it go. It is a hard thing to do but, it is better than beating your head against a brick wall. And, although you can not reach that particular one fourth, we all have an obligation to speak out and tell it like it is!