Icy Doubts

Ice Cream Day and rising less than refreshed and carefree. Feels more like a monday. And quite colding outside. A good day for misery.

On which azimuth, it occurs to me that

The Principal Difference between the Two Political Parties seems to be who they want to pay Welfare.

This leads us to question the basic morality of both. Which is righteous, giving money to the rich or giving money to the poor? Both? Neither? 

If we settle this question will it correct things?

College Recalled 1

Ran across this: [Link]

This was second (?) time around. These sorts of things were springing up starting in the ’60’s. Except the they were called co-ops. Commune was a bit too containment for Alibam.

We called ours a kibbutz

kibbutz n 1: a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively

Of course, being the ’60’s, when the BIG NEW technology was birth control medications – and lasers!, of course! – avoiding children was paramount. Mostly because you can’t get through grad schule with kids.

I think we got the idea from some physics kibbutz in Israel. 

Fourth Thought

Still puny. Last day of anti-microbials. Still under the weather and feeling far less than cured. Likely one of the “benefits” of being senior.

While on the weather azimuth, yuck returneth. The weather beavers are busy fortelling great horrors for next week. May be another bunker period.

The time has given me opportunity to reflect on the political situation – among other things. As a result it seems we have to give the prevarication prize to the former FLOTUS for claiming she won in Iowa and the Capitalist Tyrant for claiming the election was stolen from him by the Canadian Gray. 

Are any of these candidates honorable and honest enough to serve in the office sought? Doesn’t look at all so.

The only good thing seems to be that the Christianist Jihadist has dropped out. Maybe there is a secular component after all?

How long has it been since the nation had an actual statesman?

Second Thoughts

Enjoying a bout of treatment for an ear infection. Evidently been trying too hard to listen. And since I am a bit feverish as well as achy, I thought I would share a few low comments:

The sports porn season is spiking in the Yankee republic. Maybe after the stupidbowl some manners and  morality will reappear, But I doubt it.

And the Iowans have apparently done as poorly as possible: a treacher egotist and a sociopathic Canadian. One is an insult to women and the other makes a Gray look human. 

And both obviously tools of the capitalist oligarchs. 

Book Beggings

Ice Cream Day. And happily quite different from last week. Air temperature in lower fifties degF. Quite a nice constitutional this morning although it has been long enough that I never quite could settle into a contemplative train of thought. But the obviousness of the immersion in Nature was quite pleasing.

I spent all of yesterday following FD SCP about the rest of Marshall county. Rather frustrating. I tend to be a hunter type of fellow, darting about till I find something that minimally satisfies my requirement, acquiring it, and dashing on, whereas FD SCP is a gatherer type who has to look at various instances of the same thing before selecting the optimal, which often is the one back at the first place visited. But it is good to do this periodically so that we may appreciate each others’ insanity.

But I was a bit struck by my winter ear problem and suffered some tension in my jaw as a result which was not painful but decidedly distracting. Which put me in a mode to be quite happy to return home in the late afternoon and collapse a bit. 

I did however, get to scan a few things on the internet and this cartoon: [Link]

which struck a bit of a resonance.

I am not a fan of audio books. Too many things wrong with them. First of all, how do you pause them in a functioning way? How do you carry them about with you? How do you keep them from annoying other folks?

And second, how do you retain the information? Or absorb it in the first place? 

I am one of those people who can keep visual images – of pages, e.g. – for a LONG time but can’t recall what I said five minutes ago much less what someone else said. So I am a barren auditory learner. 

I have some colleagues who listen to audio books. But they all do much like I do with podcasts. Use them as diversion/entertainment. They don’t want to learn, just be diverted from some unenjoyable activity. 

So I don’t even understand why this fellow is trying to buy an audio book at all. Unless he is also just looking for diversion which is given the collapse by the rest of the cartoon. As he notes, audio books are hideously MORE expensive – in most cases – in addition to their other faults. Yes, I agree they are wonderful for handicapped folks who can’t read visually, but modal people?

I won’t stray to the variant about eBooks. It’s just another natter on learning compromise.