Framing the Dialogue

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Divorce American Style

imageUnless you live in a cave somewhere you’ve seen the statistics on the effects that divorce has on families. I do think the stats are skewed and that 50% of all marriages do not end in divorce or I must live in some “super” zone where divorce rarely happens and when it does its for the best of all concerned.

Divorce is certainly a last resort, but is a divorce decree from the Interweb I think I can live with:

Happy America Charles Brown

I didn’t dare use the name of the Cashew comic strip for fear of getting a nasty note from some lawyer like I did from Gary Larson’s legal team. Here are a few comic strips you probably won’t see in most media outlets…








Which Side of the Fence Are You On?

Abraham_Lincoln_O-115_by_Gardner,_1865This was attributed to Jeff Foxworthy.  I somehow doubt it though because he generally tries to stay on top of the fence…at least publically.

Which side of the fence?  If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.  If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

Public Housing

The problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners.  The people who live in the house did not earn the house, but were merely loaned the property by the actual owners, the taxpayers. Because of this, the residents do not have the “pride of ownership”. That comes with the hard work necessary to become owners. In fact, quite the opposite happens.


engineerUnderstanding Engineers #1

Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, “Where did you get such a great bike?”  The second engineer replied, “Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, “Take what you want.”  The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, “Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you anyway.”

Understanding Engineers #2

To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

My Brain Might Be Full

my brain hurtsThe brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe.

By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent

5:16PM GMT 20 Jan 2014

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.  Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested.  Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.  ´The human brain works slower in old age,¡ said Dr. Michael Ramscar, ´but only because we have stored more information over time.  ´The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”

War On Work

welfare stateThe Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.  What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $20.00 an hour.

tax the rich

How Long Do I Have?

old-man-doctorA man recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, the doctor said that the man was doing ‘fairly well’ for his age (he had just turned 65). A little concerned about that comment, he couldn’t resist asking the doctor, ‘Do you think I’ll live to be 80?’

The doctor asked back, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?’ to which the man replied ‘Oh no. I’m not doing drugs, either!’

Then he his asked his patient, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?’ And got the reply ”Not much… my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!’


stupidHere are a few reasons why the Government is in the shape it’s in!

YES, THEY WALK AMONG US, ARE IN POLITICS AND THEY CONTINUE TO BREED.  I don’t write them, I just offer them for your consideration.
Like manure, you just gotta spread it around.

A DC ‘airport ticket agent’ offers some examples of why the US is in so much trouble!

1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)