Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday Night and Into Sunday Musings and "News on the Run"

What a stunningly beautiful day today was...warm enough to wear a light spring jacket, temperatures well up into the 40's.  Wish I had had the time to enjoy more of it in an outdoor kind of a way, but was just not to be. Mean time, we had all best enough the respite from winter, as the weather forecast is calling for a dusting of snow overnight, and colder temperatures returning over the next couple of days.

It's sad going into Uccelli's Restaurant at just after seven on a Saturday night and see no one in there dining.  One has to wonder what the future holds, one has to hope that spring brings a larger crowd.

Saturday/Sunday "News on the Run"

The kiss of death?  Hermann Cain endorses Newt Gingrich...seriously, is that an endorsement Newt really wants?  Thinking here is Herman Cain really wants Gingrich to win that he should have taken his endorsement and given it to Mitt Romney.  GO HOME PIZZA MAN.

Police arrest over 300 Occupy Movement protesters in Oakland as American Flag is burned on the steps of City Hall.  Again, the Oakland Police used overwhelming force (POLICE BRUTALITY) to control those legally exercising their "First Amendement Rights".  The exasperated mayor accused the protesters of using Oakland as their is a clue Ms. Jean Quan...these protesters are NOT PLAYING, but are very serious in calling for change, in demanding that the one percent are no longer catered to by politicians, and local police departments. 

Oakland Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, echoed Reid's sentiments and said that what was going on amounts to "domestic terrorism."   Domestic Terrorism?  Curious, what do you call it when corporations and our government oppress tens of millions of Americans in the name of GREED?  Lets look at the definition of terrorism:

1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
Police used tear gas, the police used intimadation, the police shot projectiles at citizens...just who is using violence and threats to intimadate. and who wants to BREAK THE BACK OF THE MOVEMENT for Political Purposes? 
 Rick Santorum has cancelled his campaign stops in Florida to be by his daughter Bella's side, as she has been admitted to the hospital.  Bella suffers from Trisomy 18, a genetic condition caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 18th chromosome...most children with this condition rarely live more than one week.  Our prayers are with Rich and his family.

Should Yoga be regulated?  There is zero government regulation of Yoga, no formal licensing requirements for those teaching it.  Problem is, people can get hurt through improper, the question is, has the time come to require formal training and licensing of Yoga instructors, rather than letting the market and the Yoga industry to self police?  Yoga is a great and wonderful thing, but as they used to say on "Hill Street Blues", "Let's be careful out there."