di'atribe ...is bitter speech of criticism, invective. (G.= a wearing away of time)
That definition, in short, colours our discussions. There is a great amount of bitter speech, a whole lot of invective and, by and large, a great wearing away of time!!
You can stop reading here.......or read on if you really have to.
It takes several coffee re-fills to keep this group of deep minds going.
We discuss all topics in depth, solve all the world's problems, and then we go home!
|This is Mike.....better known as Open Mike! Notice the finger pointing?|
|Some of the intelligentsia who attend on a regular basis.|
|Chris, on the left, is formulating his opinion and would speak once the guy on the right stops talking!|
Sarah Palin could learn a thing or two from this group!
|Dr. Bill could still be suffering from imbibing in Xmas partying the previous night or he completely disagrees with Open Mike....which is quite common. We're not quite sure!!! Note that finger point again!!!|
The summation of this gathering - by this writer - is but one example of why government leaders are so often thrown off of their own stated agendas. There is always someone (or something) that throws these things off the rails.
In the end, we all agreed to disagree, but we also agreed to meet again in one week in the hopes of formulating agreements on the issues or diatribe of the week.
Not sure you will wish to stay tuned into this.
Now you know why this gathering is officially known as
'OPEN MIKE.....It's All About Nothing'.