A man on the moon in 1969 was a proud American moment.

Back in 1969, your lawn mower was probably manufactured in some location like Indiana, Ohio, or Michigan. It ran on plain old gas. You kept the gas in a plain old gas can. You did so safely. The mower lasted a long time. It was made to be serviced and maintained.

At 9:50 in the video below, Taryl, explains the amount of labor required to get a modern mower running again.

Welcome Home Troops

Many interesting comments posted with the video above.

We went shopping today in the Aberdeen/Hoquiam area. Outside one of the stores on our route, I was surprised to see the front page of the local paper in a newspaper vending machine outside the business:

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Front page news has been replaced by a weekly grocery store ad. The business location where we were is not in the ad above.

From the newspaper web site today:

Yes, that is the front page for today. Looks like that format is in place once each week. Something like junk mail, instead of news.

But, it’s your fault Mr. Blogger. You must support newspapers if you want them to keep you informed?

Newspeople have stopped asking questions.

$6.3 million in federal cash for a used hotel.

Any questions from newspeople?

December 8, 2022 The Daily World

Dept. of Ag invests $6.3M to purchase Ocean Shores hotel

$6.3 million “to fund the acquisition of an existing hotel. Marathon Enterprises Inc. is located in Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington. The project is expected to result in saving eight jobs and creating one full time job.”

Love to see newspeople ask: Is there any shortage of lodging facilities in this community?

Months later, has anyone seen any informative news articles on this?

Love to see newspeople show some initiative and curiosity in asking questions.

What we get today is sort of a press release style of news reporting where a statement is prepared by whatever agency was involved in the latest policy update, drug bust/federal grant money award, etc.

Newspeople post this statement as is.

A 5th grade book report would require more in the way of asking questions.

People who take no public funds, advertising dollars, or private donations are free to ask questions at any time. Why not the press?

I’d be more interested in paying (again) for a local paper subscription if there was more in the way of newspeople asking questions.

Various Puget Sound area newspapers have stripped away all comments from past articles, and removed the opportunity to post comments to new articles.

Elimination of reader comments works against the idea of paying for an online subscription.

Manage it, don’t ban it. Online comment sections

Today’s American culture is truly weak in terms of newspeople asking questions:

Politicians, Puget Sound Press, and Earth Day

Less enthusiastic about voting & following the news for these reasons.


4 Stories The Puget Sound Press Will Not Question Or Report On

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Cultural Honesty


Old Man Blog category:

Thoughts on changes in American culture relating to those born roughly in the late 50s & early 60s.

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