Tag Archives: Barack Obama

I scream, you scream

We all scream for real choice, rather than the mere illusion of it.

It’s your choice

Last night I came home and found my family sitting around the kitchen table. An ordinary sight on any week night where dinner cooking and homework assignment completion meld to create an atmosphere of love, affection and gratitude crying, yelling and general malaise, with one difference; The Nematode had an “I Voted” sticker affixed to her shirt.

“So, who did you vote for?” I asked.

The 10-year-old butted in, “I voted for Barack Obama, because blah, blah, blah…”

The actual reasons escape me. The mention of tyrannical ego-maniacs has this effect.

The Nematode then declared, “I voted for chocolate ice cream!”

To which I replied heartily, “Amen!”

It was a great moment, the creation of which The Nematode is no stranger, and then the night went on. But as I often (OK, always) do, I thought about it the rest of the evening, and again when I woke up this morning. Read More

7.21.12, “This Week”

Most of the stuff we hear, read, speak in a day is fleeting and need not be recorded for replay or review.  (Paying attention, local news?) But there are those statements which rise above in defiance, or definition of a week .

Of these statements, and in this space, I offer the first installment of a series titled “This Week” (Witty, no? It’s in quotes – get it?  It’s “This Week” in quotes.)  OK, moving on…

“In answer to your question, the answer is yes.”e-mail response from work colleague

“I’m on my way to being edgeless.  Spherical.”The Byronic Man

“That’s why I can rewrite one sentence 10 times and never really be happy with it.” Burke Krohe:  Writer

“Perhaps many more people would like to come and not only see our waterfalls but try our parking” – Gallus Strobel

“Nobel Peace Prize?  You didn’t earn that.  Somebody else made that happen.”Jon Lovitz

“You had a furrowed burro.”Myah P.  (a “Furrowed Brow” perhaps?)

And there you have it.  “This Week”, installment number one.

The inclusion or exclusion of a particular quote does not constitute my endorsement or ignorance of such, nor does it entitle the credited individual with any winnings, other than the high praise and accolade which generally follows inclusion (or exclusion) herein.  Quoted individuals may or may not be directly or indirectly related to, mildly endorsing, and/or bribing RobRights.com.  Frequency of inclusion on “This Week” is not tabulated, nor is it an indication of quality of source (see previous statement), except when authored by Stevi D. (aka:  “Nematode”, “Stevi-Blister”, or “Lulu”) – a prolifically quotable individual and primary inspiration for the series.