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By JGillman, Section News
When we are young we know we'll never die.
Maybe we never have to grow up?
All risks are worth it. We have nothing to lose, so risky behavior is more frequent than that of old people like most of the regulars here. Nothing puts a little perspective on the value of health, and a place on the right hand of God than the impending end of our physical presence on earth.
Typically, it starts when the grandparents are no longer there. Perch fishing with Grandpa no longer can drive home the fact that there is an end to the road in some way. After that, the passing of parents, siblings or close friends from school days long passed, and all the experiences and close calls in the meantime develop a healthy dose of respect for the place we will spend eternity. And how soon we get there will have a lot to do with the personal responsibility, acknowledged in, or outside of youthful discretion.
I jumped off rooftops to prove I was cool as a teen. My brothers (ahem) may have climbed to the top of a 50 thousand watt WKAR tower in Okemos in the 70s. And once by luck, my Mother [God bless her soul] found a young dumb 14 year old Jason choking to death in the manner of Led Zepplin Drummer John Bonham.
I have never drank a whole bottle of Bacardi with Coke in a single setting since.
There is no doubt that risky behavior is a bigger part of youth than those who have seen the results of such behavior first hand, or that have developed an appreciation by virtue of near misses on their own or by loved ones. Though I was lucky to have survived many stupid exploits, many pay dearly for such antics as trying to fly like a lost boy under tinkerbell's guidance.
And the liberal world view as equally immature, compels such activity as well.
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By JGillman, Section News
Oh yeah .. Joe has it.
The coaching advice for Joe Biden surely must have been to:
"Be friendly, and kill em with smiles"Plenty of smiles. Buffoonery has no limit with Joe however, and it showed with the frequent interruptions and impolite treatment of his opponent Paul Ryan.
The Donkeys that the Democrat-Socialist party produce for candidates lately are certainly bad enough in one-on-one debates and argumentative situations, but last night took the cake. Joe Biden interrupted Ryan 86 times to Ryan doing so to Biden 6. Add to this the moderator not able to control herself on occasion doing the same, with 2 or 3 times to Biden, and 12-14 to Ryan as he was making important points.
All the time where Biden was not interrupting Ryan was spent grinning and laughing, as if to say "your message is laughable".
In all the debates I have ever watched, I have yet to see such disrespect for the forum, the opponent, and the public which must wonder now if Uncle Joe had forgotten to take his meds.
Paul Ryan presented himself with dignity and was clearly better informed as expected. Biden's behavior took away from any potential legitimate answers he could have offered. The victory for Ryan was more obvious than many in the media will concede, but it was a sorry event if only for its damage to the vetting process. The Obama Biden team might be embarrassed if ever possible.
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The Michigan Democrat party chief Mark Brewer has demonstrated early on, that real issues have no place in the Democrat platform. The biggest donkey in the state, is jealous of none other than poor Mr. Perks and filing a complaint to boot. Desperate? From the Ivory tower:
Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer -- in a fit of pique or boredom, it was hard to tell which -- announced last week that he had filed a campaign finance complaint against Leon Drolet, the Macomb County anti-tax activist and former Republican legislator now running for state Senate.
I should remind folks about the Michigan Democrats trucking in a live donkey to Traverse City in support of Obamacare. The donkey was led up the crowded sidewalk before its handlers were cited for having farm animals downtown without a permit. I don't recall the disclaimer "Bar-X'd" on it's backside, though I can imagine that brand exists on Mr. Brewers'.
Hey Mark? You have some of the biggest donkeys in the country in the Michigan Democrat party. Just have them run around on a trailer to balance it out.
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