Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Your thoughts on the "Occupy" movement? Support it or condemn it?

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This is one of those periods in my life where I have so many racing thoughts in my head, I can't really sit and write anything coherent, so I thought I'd let you, the blog reader, voice your opinion on the current "Occupy" movement. What started out as Occupy Wall Street has morphed into Occupy [insert city name here].

According to a recent ABC News poll, 39% of Americans support the Occupy movement. Are you one of the 39%? I still don't know what these people want. Nor do I understand what we'll do with all the tax money that pours in to the coffers once they get tax hikes on "the rich" enacted? Do the 99% get a check in the mail to get our "fair share" of this largess that the rich are hoarding from us? If so, how long (and how much?) will these handouts last?

I didn't want to give the OWS much coverage, but the constant coverage by the mainstream media (after handily ignoring it all for about 3 weeks) has gotten to be too much. And now that violence has escalated at these tent cities, even more coverage will be forthcoming.

Please post your thoughts on this. Whether or not you favor the movement, what the movement is about (please someone explain it to me) or any thoughts on where this is all headed are some of the ideas to chat about.

Post a comment below and let the discussion begin!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy 60th Birthday "(I Love) Lucy"!

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Today, October 15th, 2011, marks the 60th anniversary of the debut of the I Love Lucy show. The I Love Lucy show holds a special place in my heart. Those four characters are like old friends to me. I laughed at them and cried with them. They taught me a lot about being a friend and having a friend.

I have collected the entire series on DVD but of course haven't sat down to watch it all. The DVDs are chock full of extras - I can unequivocally recommend them if you are a fan (of course, if you are a fan, then you already have the series).

I've wanted to attend a Lucy Convention in Jamestown, NY but haven't had the chance yet. Of course, this year would have been ideal as it was also Lucy's 100th birthday year.

Do you love Lucy? If you do - please share your thoughts with us on this special day! Have you attended a Lucy gathering in Jamestown? If so, please share your experience with us! I do hope to get there one day soon.

Thanks for all the memories Lucy - you surely are one of the best.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

What's on YOUR mind? Let us know!

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There's lots going on out in the political world and the real world. What are you thinking about most these days? The protest on Wall Street by ultra-leftists? Racist slurs and Rick Perry? Gay soldier being booed at Republican debate with no comment by debaters?

How about the Star Wars Blu-Ray discs with yet more changes to the original films by Lucas? Or the stunning implosion by the Red Sox in September?

Surely there's something on your mind - share it with us to spark some solid discussion! Leave your thoughts below in the Comment box.

Till next time, thanks for reading Tony Island Blog!