Tim’s Poo Poo List

Today I’m traveling. I was seated, waiting for my flight to board, when emergency services wheeled a man by on a stretcher. I’m not making this up. It really happened. So, naturally, I immediately thought he was a passenger who had been ejected from a United Airlines flight. I’m serious. This was my first thought. Really? I don’t see what… Continue reading

2BIG2F- already has

Lately, I’ve had this idea on my mind, for some reason: if something is too big too fail, I think it already has failed. And this applies to so much more than just the banking industry. In fact, at the moment, I can’t think of anything to which it doesn’t apply. Yes, we need efficiency; we need incentive; we need… Continue reading

Profound Sadness

Perhaps because I spent so much time in Japan, in Tokyo and in Arao, in the south of the country, I feel so very sad for the poor Japanese people in this time. I stayed with a Japanese family, laughed with them, ate with them.  They are so gentle and kind, so gracious and hospitable. Regrettably, they trusted the titans… Continue reading

Now Over 1,000,000!

Well, yesterday I went over 1,000,000 miles on Delta alone. I travel way too much! Most recently, I spent a week at Pensacola Beach visiting mother and looking at property. I noticed crews working on the beach, and then it hit me:   They are cleaning up buried oil from the Gulf oil spill. I was saddened to hear from a… Continue reading

Getting Beach Tar Off of Skin

Today we went walking along the beach and plopped our beach chairs surf side to enjoy a moment of sunshine and the cool ocean breeze. When I sat down, I noticed I had a glob of tar near the heal of my foot. And since I had forgotten to wear my “official beach shoes,” I was going to have a… Continue reading

Oh Dear! FAUX News At It Again…

The hyper, militant, radical, evil, ultra-conservative, Republican noise machine has reached a new level of shill: stop beating up poor little innocent BP. [Insert a string of vile profanities of your own choosing here.] Listen to these idiots. At the very least, BP should go out of business. Frankly, I favor the US nationalizing all of their assets. Just please… Continue reading

Orange Beach, AL

Near my hometown of Pensacola, this photo of Orange Beach, Alabama:  what once was crytstal clear, slightly blue/green water — so clear you can see your toes on the white sandy bottom. Now, ruined — probably forever. (Click to enlarge.) Drill baby, drill! Source:  The Guardian… Continue reading

Maddow for President

I’d vote for her!  Shoot, I’d campaign for her!  She’s attractive and charming.  She’s witty and articulate.  She speaks core American values.  She does her homework. Obama, while infinitely better than his wretched predecessor, has been astoundingly disappointing as president.  This disaster affords him the opportunity to do right by the American people and fulfill one of the primary duties… Continue reading