Notes on Life and Literature
Greetings. Happily stumbled upon your blog after reading your comment on today's David Brooks column. Your writing has a certain serenity and wisdom to it that seems so appropriate for someone writing in Half Moon Bay. Lovely. I'll be back to read more.Johanna, Raleigh, NC
I second the above. Being on the east coast I'm afraid my writing, or at least my thoughts, about Mr. Brooks'"soft shoe" pandering to the extreme right with his typical "aw come on fellas" Babbittry isn't fit for polite society. Glad to see someone can actually lay it out without smashing the computer doing so. Great book piks too.
I, too, stumbled on this while reading David Brooks' op-ed, and I really liked your writing. I am about to search out some of the books you are reading, and it's nice to read someone who lives in Half Moon Bay. I like your choice of quotes, and humor.Lil G, Half Moon Bay, CA
Like the previous comments, I got here via your post to Brook's op-ed. Very Much enjoyed your posting as well as the reading list and (as an atheist) will be diving in to some of these at my earliest opportunity.
Commie motherfucker Eric TreanorYour comment in the NYT article is shit, like you.If you support Obama and his Regime, you support a Statist authoritarian who is an empty suit who speaks in platitudes who is beholden to the oligarchical collectivists and banking cabals. You are against freedom, liberty and our constitutional republic and the notion that all of our rights are inborn and are given by our creator. Some autocrat in Washington does not grant rights - the constitution simply enumerates them for added protection. The constitution also limits the Powers of the Federal Government yet an expansionist authoritarian view is used in modern times contrary to what Madison had intended. If you support Obama you support the biggest threat to our free will in our history, and when the last bastion of freedom in the USA falls, there is nowhere else to go. I will go down HARD to keep fucking scum like you from getting my money and my kids money, fucker.
Rat vermin. Unconstitutional. NO, you cant take my money and give it to someone else for a long list of things you say they need. This will never end. And IM busy taking care of my family This is absurd to assault the middle class and the bankrupt states with this aggressive unconstitutional scandalous WRONG legislation. This is meant to lower care standards, it will raise rates, and I will NEVER participate in this communist trash, I will get on a plane to whatever country the doctors are all going to leave for (costa rica) and the major stuff Ill get done there. Ill buy emergency insurance for local accidental stuff. I will never be subjugated by this. And the real kicked, NO OPT OUT, no opt out means its TRASH, congress OPTED ITSELF OUT, but everyone else, no choice? I have a choice, good luck trying to make me pay for this trash. We are going to repeal it, and then we are going to start tearing down that FDR communist trash, , social security,medicare, etc. Its all going away, you went to far you progressive rat communists,. Its either ALL ENTITLEMENTS go away or EVERYONE PAYS A FLAT TAX. Thats it, you rats want more, but you pay none of the taxes, check out perot charts for reality. Half the people in the USA pay NOTHING, yet the whine. http://perotcharts.com/category/taxation-charts/page/11/ Im done. I am totally against ALL entitlements now, EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. You pricks don't deserve it. All of it must go now. No more education subsidy, no more social security no more medicare or medicaid no more SCIP no more anything. You went to far and now you need to see what you already had, you rats! You bankrupted the country with progressive trash, and now you are chasing all the work and businesses away. When FDR did this trash, there was no women laboring in the workforce, there was no India and China. Now every opportunity you drop due to progressive wealth redistribution will NEVER EVER COME BACK. Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses (Juvenal, Satire 10.77–81) (c. 150AD) They are bribing the middle class by using identity politics and bribing us.... WITH OUR OWN MONEY!!! WITH MY MONEY. I'm done. You've crossed the line. I need to feed my family, learn to make your own way you rats.
I pledge allegiance to Goldman Sachs, and to the conspiracy for which it stands, one racket under Obama, Fascist and indivisible, with slavery, debt, and poverty for all.
Even poor little Half Moon Bay is under seige by freedom lovin' gun nuts who want to take back 'Murika from the socialist, commie, statist, fascist, libral, corporatist, gangsta guv'mnt regime led by that colored guy before he and his thugs destroy our freedom to be duped by Wall Street princes, kill our chidren in murderous wars of empire, reduce all working people to indentured servants,and die in the streets because we are free to be denied health care.Anytime you tools actually put your mouth where your money is and actually surrender your entitlements, I'm sure we can find someone who needs Medicare and social security.
Eric, I think I found a picture of your great grandfather:http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Reln270/Images270/Mao.jpg