I Met a Friend While Walking in the Woods
By: Robert in Ohio • Photography & Art • 27 Comments • 4 years ago
“"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."...”
I went for a walk in the woods yesterday, just outside of town along the river, and among the many wonderful sights and sounds I met this guy and he sat patiently as I tried to get just the right picture. I love walking in the woods, seeing, smelling and hearing Mother Nature at her best I...
The Elephant and The Jackass (Donkey)How did the Republican and Democratic Parties Get Their Animal Symbols?
Via: Robert in Ohio • History & Sociology • 3 Comments • 4 years ago
“"'An Ass, having put on the Lion's skin, roamed about in the Forest, and amused himself by frightening all the foolish Animals he met with in his...”
In U.S. politics, the Democratic Party has been represented by a donkey and the Republican Party by an elephant for decades. But few people know how long they've symbolized the two big parties, or where the symbols even came from. The donkey's first use in political parlance to represent the...
Why The House And Senate Are Moving In Opposite Directions
Via: Robert in Ohio • News & Politics • 6 Comments • 4 years ago
“"When People are Divided, the Only Solution is Agreement" John Hume”
At first, I was a little skeptical of the narrative that Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process could send the House and Senate moving in opposite directions. Usually in politics, a rising tide lifts all boats — so whichever party benefited from the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation...
Democrats and Republicans - The Extnction of the Loyal Opposition and the Demise of the United States
By: Robert in Ohio • life choices • 238 Comments • 4 years ago
“"A Two-Party System is Way Too Good for Those Two Parties" Penn Jillette”
It has been a long time since I posted a discussion - I am not sure from where to begin. I have been away from NT for quite some time because the constant hate speech, crap slinging and shouting down the other side rather than trying to discuss anything became too annoying to endure. I...
Free Speech - What is it Really?
By: Robert in Ohio • Moderate & Balanced • 52 Comments • 5 years ago
I ran across this quote on another forum and it struck me as a good topic for discussion. For me, it is more than free speech it is "free expression" the right and ability to put yourself and your ideas out there without fear of reprisal but also without impinging on the rights of others to...
Old School and Proud of It!
By: Robert in Ohio • life choices • 2 Comments • 6 years ago
Don't get me wrong, I love and use all the modern electronic gadgets and am thankful for the creature comforts of the modern age, but there is a part of me that longs for the good old days and simpler times. I miss many things, but having multiple levels of the family in the neighborhood is...
Why Do "One of those Days" COme Around So Often?
By: Robert in Ohio • life choices • 13 Comments • 6 years ago
We all suffer through "one of those days", but do they ever come in clusters for you? I find that the quality I perceive in "the day" is directly proportional to the company I keep and who I choose to allow to annoy me. As I get older the group that annoys me is shrinking as I simply avoid...