Thursday, October 09, 2014

Is our Democracy Dying ?

I got this following post in an email from a cousin...it's worth thinking about and if you found this page please give it a look and comment on the page. You can do that anonymously so we won't track you down.....

·         In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the
University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the
Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always
Temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
Form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until
The time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous
Gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority
Always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from
The public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
Collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a
Dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the
Beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200
Years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
The Obituary follows:

Born 1776, Died 2016
It doesn't hurt to read this several times.

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in
St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning
The last Presidential election:
  
·         Number of States won by:         Obama: 19     Romney: 29
·         Square miles of land won by:    Obama: 580,000      Romney: 2,427,000
·         Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million  Romney: 143 million
·         Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:     Obama: 13.2             Romney: 2.1

 Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory
Romney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.
  
Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low
Income tenements and living off various forms of government
Welfare..."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the
"complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of
Democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population
Already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase..
  
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million
Criminal invaders called illegal’s - and they vote - then we can say
Goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
  
Do you agree with these scholars??
  
Please take the time to weigh in on this issue, all comments are welcome. Be sure to send a link to this page to your friends to Tom's Hideaway-Is Democracy Dying ?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tom Bunny in Hawaii

Okay, enough!!

Tom Bunny was at one point an integral part of Tom's Hideaway. His image was the original profile pic used on the site. Unfortunately he had to sever his employment here at Tom's rather abruptly. He was working without his agent's approval and well let's just say, his agent can be VERY difficult...



Recently his agent has been taunting us here at Tom's by sending me pics of Tom B. in Hawaii, above..

I am glad  Tom B.  is HAPPY, but we had big  plans for him here in  2006 at Tom's Hideaway including extensive  travel, photo shoots, promotional tours and of course celebrity appearances  we had planned..

All that had to be cancelled after his Agent pulled the plug leading to his  abrupt departure from Tom's Hideaway staff.


 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

NYC Car Show 2013

Checked in at the NYC Car Show yesterday and I'd have to say, my new car was right out in front as the real fan winner in this, one of the Premier Car Shows in the Country.


Everyone was very enthusiastic about Hyundai's new sporty, yet affordable, Veloster!

In fact when a Model from one of Hyundai's competitors heard I owned a new Veloster, she begged to get a picture with me.

While I consented to pose with her , it really cut the show short for me , after being called out into the spotlight , EVERYONE wanted to hear about my Veloster.  Repeated photo and autograph requests , forced me to cut out early.

I looked at some of Mercedes and Cadillac Sport Coupes, they still haven't been able to incorporate a 3rd door, like Hyundai has done with the Veloster, in their new cars.

Maybe next year. For now, Veloster is what you hear murmuring throughout the Javitt's Center at the 2013 International Auto Show.

Friday, January 18, 2013

My Dad 1928-2013





















My dad was something special. I really don't have the words right now but the pictures of him over the years say so much, I will let them start the story.


RIP DAD


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Rescue

Found in the middle of the road this morning.....


Friday, October 26, 2012

I'm as mad a s hell and I am not gonna take this ANYMORE!!

From the movie Network (1976): Howard Beale (Peter Finch) tells the public what they need to do....



I believe Finch won the Oscar that year, and while the movie is a satire and does try to show how media can so easily manipulate the viewers thoughts and ideas, for example: Fox, the Tea Party, the Partisan News Broadcasts from all the major networks have been doing this for years. But this scene is special and  aren't we all just Mad as Hell about how this country is being run and by whom?? Isn't it supposed to be by "The People" We are about to vote for President and the 2 Candidates with a chance to win are both flawed, and when that choice has been made they will have to work with a supremely flawed Congress where nothing ever gets done.

We should be Mad As Hell, I think will write that on my ballot.

And the News, I have an idea....take the Ads off !! The News team should not be managed by the Network or  beholding to any sponsors and maybe they could start dealing with the things that are important in this country.

Have a nice weekend....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Argo..Go See It

Argo, starring and directed by Ben Afflect is the first movie I have seen this year that I did not check to see how much longer I had to sit there and watch. I never got bored. It was as good as the reviews I read said it would be. The glasses you see characters wearing we're authentic 70's. Alan Arkin was great, the story was incredible. Ben Afflect was even able to insert a dig on directors in the script , "anyone can be a director". In this case Afflect was better at it than anyone I have had to pay to see at the theatre in a long time and some of his earlier projects were not. This is the best thing he's done since Good Will Hunting.

The theaters at Fenway in the old Sears building were very comfortable, I recommend them to all.

Friday, September 21, 2012

You Tube Video Courtesy Of Seando

You have to stick with this slow starting video and see the Drummer pick up the pace. I have always admired the drummer in a band as they are often overlooked , in the case of this video...there is no chance you will miss the drummer....just wait for it...