Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Carnival 167 inspired by George...



Inspired by George, Washington that is, the image used for Washington State Route 167 caught my eye. Despite the fact that the Ward family might have been destined for greater historical note (Artemas Ward was the first Commander-in-Chief of the "Grand American Army") had George Washington not taken over (and later criticized my many great-grandfather), I've always liked George Washington, I'm especially fond of his farewell address where he warned us about political parties and it's pretty clear we didn't listen...

Jill's submission from Writes Like She Talks is on memories, but of a different kind, in relation to Memorial Day and her thoughts on an op-ed piece written by Elizabeth Sullivan of the Plain Dealer.

Roland Hansen's blog post from Roland Hansen Commentary demonstrates the passion that's created in our two party system in his post about what he thinks is a dumb idea by Lucas County Commissioner and Mayoral candidate Ben Konop. You can get a hint as to how Roland feels about Konop by the description he shared, "perennial northwest Ohio political candidate and opportunist"...

On BuckeyeRhino Daniel Jack Williamson provides a written oratory on why he opposes charter schools in such a manner that it makes me glad I don't have to take the opposing viewpoint to debate.

Our country was founded on design of a smaller federal government, on Ohio Republic where the focus is on advocating the peaceful, legal independence of Ohio from the United States of America, comes this Memorial Day piece: "But what did they fight and die for?". Also sent in is a piece about the issue of secession in Georgia where common arguments against secession are addressed.

I can't help but wonder what kind of discussion would take place if George Washington were here today and were to read Just Blowing Smoke by Tim Higgins. What would he think about our Toledo government and projection? Ironically, this next post is about a Washington DC time warp...

On Glass City Jungle I went to our local Memorial Day Parade and focused quite a bit on the proposed fire fee that at an almost three hour contentious City Council meeting did not pass.

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