Paul’s Perambulations

January 31, 2007

Heisenberg would be amused.

Filed under: humor — admin @ 4:00 pm

It’s only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realize how often they burst into flames.

January 7, 2007

To Ponder:

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 10:41 pm

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis

See American Fascists by Chris Hedges (2006) for current thoughts on this topic.

January 3, 2007

Passports and constitutional freedom

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 5:16 pm

Fran and I went to the Post Office the day after Thanksgiving, to apply for passports.  Fran needed a totally new passport because her old one had expired long ago.  Mine was eligible for renewal.  Fran’s old passport had been issued in Canada under a different name.  But they included it with her application anyhow.  I also submitted my passport with my renewal application.
Shortly before Christmas we received Fran’s new passport.   It’s now after New Year’s and we’re in 2007, and I am still waiting (they cashed my check long ago).   Well, what can we make of this? Maybe somebody’s been watching out, and I don’t think it’s Santa Claus.  Perhaps someone’s actually reading my material and paying attention to my actions. Let’s look at this way, that I’m offering an educational opportunity for someone, gratis (if we don’t count that it’s coming out of our taxes, yours and mine).
I’ll update this post, whenever the situation changes.

(Passport came today, January 8, only (?) three weeks delayed from Fran’s — not quite twice as long a time)

January 1, 2007

Do you agree?

Filed under: General — admin @ 8:01 am

War doesn’t determine who is right, only who is left.

To be a soldier is tragic more than heroic.

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