Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I am Chris's father Chuck Monson. As you probably know Chris passed away from an accident in January 2011. But his blog is still going strong. I look at it every day. I suppose his blog will be here for a long time. This blog gets quite a few views everyday. This is Chris's last blog.Like all of his blogs it is interesting and entertaining. He posted items that were spiritual, political, historical, and musical. Chris always ended with some pretty girls and pretty cars.
It may interest you to know that Chris's ashes will be placed in the ground, with his mother's ashes, at the Arlington National Cemetery on September 13, 2011 at 11 am. The grave site is a couple of blocks from the main entrance to the cemetery. The Washington Monument and the Pentagon can be seen from the site. I have spent sometime there getting used to the view, as my ashes will be there soon, and for a long time.
The picture of Chris is fairly recent. I think he liked it. I do.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
My son Chris Monson was the blogger who did snaggletoothie of the Loyal Opposition. Chris had a seizure and fell and hit his head. He passed away on January 28, 2011. Over these last few years many of Chris's fellow bloggers have enjoyed his wit and intellect. Many of them posted very kind remarks about Chris and some were moved to tears. These posts have been a blessing and help to Chris's family in this time of extreme sadness. The family is planning to use these posts in a memorial service for Chris.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Schizo-affective. Yes, I think that’s the diagnosis that most accurately captures Jared Loughner. This best describes Loughner weird amalgam of delusions, social isolation, long hours without sleep, and seeming congenital inability to connect to his fellows. Drugs were also a major exacerbating factor. But I have to figure that Obama and the rabid left welcomes whatever flowed from the drugs since they are so adamant about keeping the southern border wide open.
I am in the midst of writing a song about the shooting. It will be sung to the tune of “The Horst Wessel Song.”
"A reaction so disproportionate and immaterial to a news story by a news organization is indicative of trouble in the body politic—trouble almost as severe as that which the Times claims the Giffords shooting indicates. I worry that in the tremors and hysteria of the Times we’re seeing the sad end of liberalism."
"But liberalism, as personified by the New York Times, became a dotty old aunt sometime during the Johnson administration. She’s provincial, eccentric, and holds dull, peculiar views about the world. Still, she has our fond regard, and we visit her regularly in her nursing home otherwise known as Arts and Leisure and the Book Review. Or we did until Sunday, January 9, when she began spouting obscenities and exposing herself."
"We observe in the Times a bizarre overreaction to people and things that can be construed as “antigovernment.” (And all people and most things often can be so construed, e.g., the man who just got a speeding ticket.) The Times has become delusional, going from advocating big government to believing that it is the big government. Americans being somewhat disgruntled with big government, theTimes imagines itself under attack from every side, even, no doubt, from within."
"Ross Douthat wrote a calm, well-reasoned Monday Times opinion column about how most contemporary attacks on American politicians have been of greater interest to psychiatrists than ideologues. “From the Republican leadership to the Tea Party grass roots, all of Gabrielle Giffords’s political opponents were united in horror at the weekend’s events.” The newspaper probably heard this as a hallucinatory voice in its head urging self-destruction. If we’re going to discuss dark, paranoid corners of the Internet that have an unwholesome influence on our national life, there’s the New York Times online."
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Boehner appears to have already forgotten the recent election. I wonder if all his years in Washington haven’t made him too much a creature of Washington for him to be able to fix the place. They most all seem to get transformed so that they end up having more loyalty to anything governmental or any member of the bureaucracy than to any higher principles or their fellow citizens. The man definitely needs to be watched closely.