Oct 26

Haphazard Links And Whatnots

Tag: economics,nostalgia,wordsDonna B. @ 10:33 am

I caught a cold. Maybe it would be more accurate to say it caught me because I certainly wasn’t chasing it. It morphed into a raging bull of a sinus infection and is threatening bronchitis. So I finally called my doctor today. I’ve got drugs!

Had I not really wanted to go to S. Carolina in a few days to attend a beach wedding and get to see some of my favorite people, I might have suffered in silence for another week or so until this thing clears itself up. Well, not exactly in silence. Between the hacking cough, moans, groans, and complaints of why me, why now, and… well, suffering in silence is not my forte.

Speaking of silence… remember this sound? If you do, you are either an old (but connected) fart or you live in some totally boondocks area. Or you could be younger and remember this as a sort of lullaby because Momma was going online as soon as she could get you to bed!

Boondock is an interesting word. It’s derived from Tagalog bundok, meaning mountain and came into use in the U.S. after WWII. I’m thrilled to learn another Tagolog word that I can remember other than “utot“.  

Speaking of smelly — Glenn Beck really let one go when he said that evolution is being forced down our throats because he’s never seen a half-monkey, half person. A few of the more strident “lefty” sites have ridiculed him without really laying out why he is “not even wrong“. Elisheva Hannah Levin is explaining everything clearly in a series of posts. The first two are Glenn Beck’s Monkey Show: Overview and Glenn Beck’s Monkey Show: Not Even Wrong. Check Ragamuffin Studies for the third in the series.    

From not even wrong to just plain wrong… Amity Shlaes explains the rules of the game. Will politicians ever learn to play fair?

Heck, politicians have trouble playing in tune at all. They don’t know what the frequency is any more than did Dan Rather’s assailants.

3 Responses to “Haphazard Links And Whatnots”

  1. Jim says:

    Great post Donna! I love the mp3 of the modem connecting. Would love to have one of an old fashioned dial phone dialing. Was talking to another oldie the other day about cell phones etc, I observed that if we handed our grandkids an old fashioned dial phone, they would have no idea what to do with it!
    Also love the links to Levin. I think the worst names I have ever been called came when I did a blog post criticizing Louisiana’s law to allow teaching ‘creationism’ as science in the schools. I was pretty much condemned to the nether regions by those who, I assume, have that power.
    Hope you are better soon and enjoy your trip to SC!

  2. retriever says:

    Hope you feel better soon, Donna. And enjoy the wedding! Elisheva’s posts were great.

  3. Randy says:

    This is totally off-topic, about someplace else: Don’t let her determine what you do. OK?