Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Thank You Aaron & Jason Baer

Thank you Aaron & Jason Baer, owners of the New Moon Cafe.

The Salvation Army thanks them too.

Aaron and Jason allowed me to come in anytime during the Salvation Army bellringing season and play piano, substituting a 'tip jar' with the Salvation Army Red Kettle.

Bellringing is common outside or in the entryway of a business, but rarely is the person allowed inside the business to solicit donations.

This is great that we have small business owners that care enough about our community to do this. They are outstanding citizens and this provides a great reason to shop downtown Oshkosh.

Remember that every coin in those red kettles stays in Oshkosh.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Oshkosh Tidbits

You may see a news sheet around town called Oshkosh Tidbits. It's a friendly nice paper which features poetry and Oshkosh history and more. It is now published on the web and you can read it here.

I hope you enjoy it. I do and I hear many people comment on it. I will say more another day.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Babblemur Beat Me to It

I had this thought smoldering in my mind for weeks. Babs beat me to it but I'm still gonna talk about it.

Disclaimer: This is about national politics. I like to write local. Our well being on the local level depends a lot on what is happening nationwide. So be it.

Republicans have decided that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic candidate. Media has also decided that Hillary Clinton will be the candidate for President.

When will someone ask the person on the street?

Tom Paine's 'Common Sense' is the basis for my thoughts today. I re-read that classic and can draw no other conclusion in applying Paine's thoughts on the American Revolution to modern day politics.

No more voting for 'THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS' ! No more holding my nose when I vote. I'm madder the Hell and won't take it anymore.

The only presidential candidate I've seen that has any basis in reality (thus far) is Dennis Kucinich.

I could care less if he gets 1 or 2% of the vote next November. I'm going to vote for the person who is going to cut past the Corporate Crap which has been heaped on us for decades and vote against Halliburton, the Military Industrial Complex, and all of the Ruling Corporations.

Time for a change.