Thursday, October 27, 2016

Quote of the Day-----Goodreads

A book is not supposed to be a mirror. It's supposed to be a door.

Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz (born October 27, 1950) is known for her humorous, witty social commentary. She was hired in the 1970s by Andy Warhol to write a column for Interview magazine, and from that pivotal moment she got other big breaks—writing for Mademoiselle magazine and then publishing two bestselling collections of essays, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies (both later combined in The Fran Lebowitz Reader). She’s also the author of a children’s book, Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas. 

Happy Birthday Fran!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Eugene Robinson's editorial 10-18-16

Eugene Robinson's editorial for 10-18-16 is Right On.
We all need to take heed of his words.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Dana Milbank's editorial 10-17-16

Interesting editorial from Dana in the Everett Herald 10-17-16.
We all need to consider his words.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Eye on the 60's : the iconic photography of Rowland Scherman

We watched  "Eye on the 60's, the iconic photography of Rowland Scherman the other evening.
Above are some of his more famous photos.
Top photo is of Rowland as a young man starting out in his career.
The others "speak" for themselves.
Very interesting life he has lead.
Hope you will consider watching this one.

Fran Lebowitz : Public Speaking , a Martin Scorses film

Fran Lebowitz in Public Speaking, a Martin Scorsese film.

We watched this film last night. Four Stars!

Fran is exquisite in Public Speaking.  She is at times Witty, Humorous, Serious, but always "straight" talking - in that you know where she is coming from. It would be very interesting to be at one of her public appearances to watch her interaction with the audience.

Give it a try.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Quote of the Day-------Goodreads

Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher (born October 13, 1925) served as Britain’s prime minister from 1979 to 1990, achieving political fame the likes of which had not been seen since the days of Winston Churchill. Interestingly the Iron Lady, as she was known, had studied chemistry at the University of Oxford before embarking on a career of public service. Her memoirs, The Downing Street Years and The Path to Power, take a look back, while her book Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World looks to the future. 

Double edged sword with this quote - normally I would agree with it, however, there seem to be TOO many "sheep" following "Trashmouth".  I am sure that if she were alive today, she would retract this statement.  She's probably spinning in her grave with what's going on in our political arena. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Dana Milbank's 10-10-16 editorial

If you haven't read Dana's current column, you might want to.

Friday, October 7, 2016

The White House rule: No Tax Returns, No Job op-ed from NY Times Opinion Page 10-6-16

                                                Norman Eisen

                                      Richard Painter

Seriously, Trashmouth doesn't want to provide his tax returns?  Does he NOT support the military?  Does he NOT support education?  By not paying taxes, which has been suggested by the NY Times, he is NOT supporting our military, he does not provide assistance to educating our students!  Of course, his children have all gone to private schools no doubt!

The op-ed co-written by the above 2 gentlemen, provide a very interesting view as to why the most important position in our country should very well provide his tax returns!

Shame on you Trashmouth!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Quote of the Day-----Goodreads

What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Marshall B. Rosenberg (born October 6, 1934) was a psychologist who founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication, which has provided training worldwide to help resolve differences peacefully—on a personal, professional, and political level. The center, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, emerged from his work with civil rights activists in the 1960s and from his experiences growing up in an inner-city Detroit neighborhood, where violence was not uncommon. His books include Nonviolent Communication, Raising Children Compassionately, and Speaking Peace.

Now if only Trashmouth would try a some of this, however, that seems not likely to happen.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fat-Shamer In Chief by Timothy Egan

If you haven't read NY Times' columnist's editorial from September 30, 2016, you might want to take a few moments and look it up and give it a read.

Can ALL these columnists be wrong?