June is a few days away. The third Sunday in June is important to the patriarchy but for few others. It is the start of summer and weddings. Do you have any interesting June stories?
Please sign up and write a Thought of the Day post. These can be short thoughts, quotes, pictures, interesting links, or serious pieces. Signing up helps you to write. Without a sign-up people are intending to write but rarely do. Writers need deadlines. Do it for your dad!
Write a comment telling us which day you want to write on.
Ex. 6/1 [Member Name]
When you put up the post use this format.
Ex. TOTD 2018-6-1: [Title]
When you write your post, don’t forget to add the categories of TOTD and Post Categories for your post.
I was talking to a friend about how hope is often not discussed. People talk about love a lot. People say, “I love you.” I (heart) Whatever can be seen on tee shirts. There is even this song.
It seems people have a reason to be hopeless since hope gets no love or advertising dollars. Hope should get more air time. Hope needs a symbol. Song writers need to get some good music out there to encourage people.
I wasn’t thinking of Trump when I wrote this but his “Make America Great Again” was all about hope, wasn’t it?
Who is your go to person for laughs? (I will give my answer in a spoiler with my reason.) The person can be a writer, stand-up comic, or a media star. Being that this is so open ended of a question there can’t be a right answer.
I miss good comedy. I do remember how good the comedy sketches of SNL were. They took simple things and made them jokes. It was not heavy handed and unfunny then. Samurai whatever can still make me laugh. Generalissimo Francisco Franco outlived his death it seems. “Jane, you ignorant …”
10's Best Comedian
I am picking him for his longevity. He went from vaudeville to radio and then to television. He had some classic running gags. I think he was so good because of radio. Voices carried the comedy before the images.
Here is Benny with the Yesssssssss Man, Frank Nelson.
Why is it that so many of President Trump’s critics seem to have trouble comprehending that the real world does not operate or conform to abstract ideological principles?
Perhaps, as James Day Hodgson observes in American Senryu, what is fundamentally at issue is the inability of the innocent to understand evil:
Ignored evil —
The price too often paid for
Purity of heart.
“Absence of guile achieved by wearing mental blinders is a dubious virtue. The late British humorist Malcolm Muggeridge was deadly serious when he reminded us that purity of heart has a dangerous two-dimensional shallowness unless accompanied by penetrating perception. An uncorrupted heart must be coupled with a ruthless eye.”
I would add that those presidents with the most successful foreign policy achievements – Theodore Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan among them – understood that one must deal with the world as it is, not how he wishes it to be. An uncorrupted heart is far less valuable an asset in diplomacy than a relentless pragmatism.