Monday, October 1, 2012

Should All U.S. Citizens Vote?


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General Election: November 6, 2012.
Early Voting in Arizona begins October 11, 2012.

Early voting can be both a good thing and and a bad thing. If millions of U.S. citizens vote for a candidate who then (before election day) is found to have previously undisclosed defects, then the early voter has been screwed. Gives weight as to whether or not it is possible, after all, for people to actually "go fornicate themselves."

If, for example, a citizen were to mail in an early ballot even before the debates were presented on television, and then during the debates the candidate for whom the citizen had marked his ballot, well, then there is nothing to be done about it.

Each time I receive my Early Voting ballot I put it aside and later take it down again as reference whenever I get around to looking up the various candidates listed on that ballot.

Information on Arizona Early Voting is HERE

Note: The above destination can also be used to link directly to voting information for all other states.


New Stuff From My Old Hometown

The Rensselaer Adventures blog this last Saturday had a photo of some Red Ivy growing in the Northwest Indiana area. It's quite interesting if you like to view seasonal or regional wild flowers.

The blog is written by and most of its photos are taken by Robert Schenk, Professor of Economics Emeritus, St. Joseph's College. Rensselaer, Indiana.

Many more photos of Indiana wildflowers can be viewed HERE

The blog is written by and most of its photos are taken by Robert Schenk, Professor of Economics Emeritus, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana.



beguile [bih-gahyl]
-  Charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way.
-  Trick (someone) into doing something.



Walter Matthau

Born: Oct. 1, 1920
Died: July 1, 2000

Walter Matthau was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie.

Jimmy Carter

Born Oct. 1, 1924
Age: 87 years old

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter served as a U.S. Naval officer, was a peanut farmer, served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia (1971–1975).

 Born Oct. 1, 1921
Died: Feb 6, 2009

James Allen Whitmore, Jr. was an American film and stage actor. Whitmore's first major picture was Battleground, in a role that was turned down by Spencer Tracy, and for which Whitmore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other major films included Angels in the Outfield (1951 film), The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear, Above and Beyond, Kiss Me, Kate, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Planet of the Apes, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U.S. President Harry S Truman. In the film Tora! Tora! Tora! he played the part of Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey.

In the 1960-1961 television season, Whitmore starred in his own crime drama on ABC entitled The Law and Mr. Jones, in the title role

Bonnie Parker
(with Clyde Barrow)

 Born Oct. 1, 1910
Died May 23, 1934

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were well-known outlaws, robbers, and criminals who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. The "Barrow Gang" included at times Buck Barrow, Blanche Barrow, Raymond Hamilton, W.D. Jones, Joe Palmer, Ralph Fults, and Henry Methvin. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow in fact preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. The couple themselves were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.


Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

--Al Capp

Oh! Wait a minute. I almost forgot.

George Carlin is too radical and way too profane for some peoples' tastes. But nobody (well, almost nobody) can watch him perform and listen to his words without laughing... at least once during a ten minute performance.

Don't believe me?

Give it a try . . 


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