Saturday, February 29, 2020
It finally came to be that I got around to updating my personal web pages at www.williamsimpson.net and realized that I had all but abandoned my little blog. Perhaps now that I recalled I had even started, I will be better about posting more things here and less on Facebook.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Once upon a time, I greatly admired Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State. However, I feel like the kid who asked "Shoeless" Joe Jackson "say it ain't so." He has recently proclaimed that "Americans are looking for more government in their lives" and that we would love nothing more than the pay more taxes in order to pay for that privilege. He is trying to convey a message that the Republican Party is out of touch, but that argument is hogwash! There is a sector of our population, legal and otherwise, that enjoys limited benefit from the public coffers, but I firmly believe that a vast majority of Americans want the government to stay out of our business and out of our way while we try to be the best that we can be.
Monday, May 4, 2009
In the Washington Times this morning, there is an article that reports that President Obama wants a judge who has empathy and will use that as one of the criterion he uses for selecting a replacement for Justice David Souter (who has announced that he will retire from the court at the end of this session). It is a foregone conclusion that he will be selecting someone with a liberal tilt, but if the justices of our U.S. Supreme Court can not or will not interpret and apply the law as written and, instead, make rulings based on how or what they feel about a particular case, then it may very likely be the end of days for America!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Let's all give a cheer for Carrie Prejean, runner-up in the 2009 Miss USA Pageant, for standing up for what she believes in and not capitulating to political correctness run amok! I agree with her about constitutes a marriage. In fact, I think that marriage should be universally defined and recognized as a union between an adult male and an adult female. Any civil union that may be defined between two people of the same gender should have another term. Since the earliest days of recorded history, that is what marriage has been and IMHO it should not be eroded by modern activism.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Just when you might have thought that PETA could not get any more ridiculous, now they are pressuring the Guiness records people to ignore an attempt to set a new record for the chicken dance at a NASCAR event recently. Apparently, since KFC was sponsoring the event, PETA thinks that the attempt by about 125,000 NASCAR fans to all strut their stuff in a stupid dance violates an anti-cruelty policy of Guiness. That's just another example of moral relativity run completely amok.