Change is an interesting word. The dictionary presents several definitions both as a noun and a verb.
What is it? Is it good or bad? Do you resist it? Do you look forward to it? How does it affect your personal life? Can you adapt? Are you positive or negative to change?
Change is all around us whether we like it or not. I’m not one who is good at accepting when things change in my life. Some things are inevitable and I have no control – growing older, friends passing away.
I can deal with other things, changing the color of my hair, picking out a new lipstick color and accepting that life goes on in many areas that affect me.
One area of change is the topic of global warming. Who do I believe? I’m not a “green” devotee, but I have done the some things – changed light bulbs, bought a low-flow toilet, use an evaporative cooler when AC isn’t required, bought double-paned windows with low-e. I could do much more, but change also costs money that can be in short supply and/or hard to give up.
The one area of change that affects us all is politics. I voice my opinion on who is doing what and how I agree or disagree. Unless I become an activist and get involved, I don’t do much about future changes, other than bitch and moan.
At present, political parties are scared because of possible change. New people with very  different views are being elected to run against the establishment. Some are good; some seem whacky. Whatever happens, my life will feel the effects of the November elections
One thing is constant – there will always be change. How we deal with it is the big question.


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33 responses to “Change

  1. Anonymous

    Change as a political concept, is something everyone says that they impatiently want. But the practical application of change causes fear in these same individuals.  

    There are two many sacred cows to herd. 

    • dnd

      I think change becomes more difficult with age. When you’re little everything is new. . As you get older, you get set in your ways.

  2. Evening peeps, nice piece Bev.

    • dnd

      Now this is interesting. Daily Kos’ Markos Moulitsas has a new book out. From

      “America’s primary international enemy—Islamic radicalism—insists on government by theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, wants to eradicate homosexuals from society, and insists on the use of force over diplomacy. Remind you of a certain American political party? In American Taliban, Markos Moulitsas pulls no punches as he compares how the Republican Party and Islamic radicals maintain similar worldviews and tactics. Moutlitsas also challenges the media, fellow progressives, and our elected officials to call the radical right on their jihadist tactics more forcefully for the good of our nation and safety of all citizens.”

  3. Dooty

    have any of you paid any attention to the 21 page doc that the Republican proposals? Norah O’Donnell is reaming this clowns ass over the health care issues.

  4. dog's eye view

    Change can be good, and to do nothing is stasis and eventual rot.

  5. dog's eye view

    No vote on ending the tax cuts before the election?

    Please tell me that’s a trial balloon.

    God, I can’t believe it. How tone deaf.

  6. TempeBev

    The comments about the zucchini were as funny as the article. Glad she whacked the bear!

  7. dog's eye view

    Good morning all.

    I am so distressed about the Democrats not voting on tax cuts before the election.

    Taking a breather and going offline for a little while. No politics news for a few days.

    No volunteering on behalf of Democrats either. None.

    Beautiful crisp California weather out there, and lots to do.

    Hope your fall is off to a good start. Seasonal change.

  8. TempeBev

    Looking for opinions on Stephen Cobert’s appearance at the Senate hearing.

    IMO he pointed out the problems facing the country in a way not usually acceptable to the pols. Again , repugs will put it down, the media will make a big deal how it harmed the dems. I say, WTF – he only spoke the truth in a comical way.

    • dnd

      Ya know Bev, it was clear from the snippets I saw of Colbert’s appearance at the Senate hearing, that most of them don’t understand satire.

  9. TempeBev

    D – I think you’re right – it was quite obvious.

    • dnd

      It’s too bad Al Franken wasn’t there. Battle of the dueling satirists. I’d pay money to hear Franken tell Colbert: “You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like you.”

  10. Dooty

    Patsi just posted this on FaceBook:

    “Oops! The GOP just lost a big fish! Ed Buck, that guy who got shouted down and insulted by Florida Gov. Chris Christie (at a Meg Whitman event in California) turned out to be a multi-millionaire Republican who has now resigned from the party.”

    here is a youtube link of the incident.

    Chef Sheila had this to offer:

    Ok, Here’s one couple of paragraphers of who Ed Buck Is…..A Democrat in the Closet, if sounds like. Glad he’s come out and hope he bounds over to our side and helps. He sounds like a keeper.

    “”An early AIDS activist, Ed Buck organized t…he first AIDS education program in Arizona. As a successful businessman, Ed pioneered the use of electronic information services. Since retiring to West Hollywood in 1991, Ed has been a volunteer for animal rescue. He has fostered over 50 dogs in the last four years, finding good homes for them all. Concurrently, he has been a vocal supporter of ethics and campaign finance reform.

    UPDATE: One of the commenters to this post reminded me that Ed Buck was described at the time as a “Republican Businessman.”

    …Ed Buck, a gay Phoenix businessman and conservative Republican who launched the recall movement last July…”

  11. dog's eye view

    AP story: poll finds more Americans believe Obama healthcare reform plan did not go far enough (40%) than those who believe government should have no role in healthcare (20%), 2:1 margin.

    I would love to know how many of those 20% are on Medicare, or receive insurance benefits through government or military employment. Or their spouse’s employment.

    Oh wait. That’s right. They paid for every penny.

    AP: “Those numbers are no endorsement for Obama’s plan, but the survey also found a deep-seated desire for change that could pose a problem for Republicans. Only 25 percent in the poll said minimal tinkering would suffice for the health care system.”

  12. dog's eye view

    Darkly funny to learn that owner of the Segway Company met his end (apparently accidentally) driving a Segway off a cliff in England.

    Somewhere George W. Bush is commiserating.

    But then story gets poignant: he sounds like a good guy.


    LA Times: “[Jimi] Heselden, a former miner who left school at the age of 15, became a wealthy businessman, donating millions of pounds to charity. This month, he gave 10 million pounds ($16 million) to a community project which helps disadvantaged areas.

    He made his fortune with Leeds-based Hesco Bastion, which developed a flat-pack wire mesh “blast wall” container, replacing the traditional sandbags, used by British and coalition troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.”,0,2883335.story

    However, this will end up in business textbooks as an ultimate example of bad product PR.

  13. Dooty

    If Rand Paul and Christine ODonnell hooked up would their offspring be considered a fruit or vegetable?

  14. TempeBev

    Dooty – I think their offspring may be genetically altered something – either salmon, corn oil or whatever.
    • • • 
    Polls are interesting. The latest I read was bout Barb. Boxer. They seem to change from day to day depending on the subject being polled. Can’t say I think they’re very reliable – just another thing for the media to fill the day with the latest results.

    However, to contradict myself, I do like the poll that shows more people would have liked more in the healthcare bill. What a surprise they couldn’t figure that out and get the repugs to understand that.

    • dnd

      Bev, I heard that Jerry Brown has pulled ahead of Meg Whitman. Maybe she should start answering questions, as Ed Buck asked. Or maybe she thinks that would be a bad campaign strategy 😉

      • dnd

        Wow, six weeks before an election and the three NBC channels are doing their “Education Nation” week. Education is a perennial worry and has been since I can remember, so I wonder why they’re focusing on this at this particular time.

  15. TempeBev

    Maybe Jan Brewer and Meg Whitman should get together and have a “girl chat” on how to answer questions asked by the media etc. Haven’t followed Meg but Jan is a public relations disaster since her infamous “senior moment” on TV. Won’t debate, won’t answer questions, just rants against her opponent.

    I decided after watching football most of Sunday, that politics and football are very similar. Both teams want the ball and do most anything to hurt the other side. At least football is pretty on a big screen TV. And the after game interviews with players are pleasant. Again, politics suck.

    • dnd

      Good analogy Bev. We’re being inundated with commercials over the senate race. The anti-Bennett ads portray him as an anti-business tax loving socialist Washington insider. And then it gets worse. It’s all BS.

      Politics should be more like baseball than football:

  16. TempeBev

    D – Great video of George – yes, if politics were more like baseball, perhaps things would get done for the people instead of for themselves.

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