Monday, September 18, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Cassini, The NASA Spacecraft That Expanded The Search For Life Beyond Earth, Dies In Saturn’s Sky
Cassini was the largest outerplanetary spacecraft ever built and performed its near-20 year mission in exemplary fashion.
I admit I was little sad to see it go *poof*.
UPDATE: A reminder that Cassini's launch on 10/15/97 was very controversial because it carried 72 pounds of Plutonium 238. There were many protests and much vocal opposition to the mission. You think they feel foolish today? Nah.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Hurricane Irma batters Florida with catastrophic storm surge, wind and rain
Pray for us.
UPDATE: Went outside at 2:45 PM, it was raining and very breezy.
UPDATE: Went outside at 4:15 PM and it was raining harder & much breezier.
UPDATE: It's 830 PM and it's raining like crazy.
UPDATE: I went out at 11:30 pm and it was very breezy. I had to hold on. There was some rain
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Friday, September 08, 2017
Have you seen this woman? Seriously? An unspeakable Eldritch horror says it all.
MEET THE ‘VOGUE’ WRITER WHO CRITICIZED FLOTUS’S SHOES IN HOUSTON [WARNING-GRAPHIC]
I know this news is a little late, but I just want it known that although there is a monster storm on it's way towards my state, I'm not in no way concerned about what our First Lady is going to wear on her feet when she comes to commiserate our losses.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
A mother can't voice her opposition to a teen magazine's article about anal sex without getting censored?
Say what? you say...
Twitter Bans Activist Mommy For Tweeting Her Dislike of Teen Vogue's Anal Sex Guide
I'm going to pursue this issue because I don't think Twitter has any business banning this woman's account just because they don't agree with her beliefs.
Where do they get off inflicting their intolerant ways onto the public at large?
Who made Twitter the moral arbiters of anything, much less what we, the people, think is acceptable in social media?
Twitter needs to un-ban Elizabeth Johnston's "The Activist Mommy" account because it isn't up to you them to pick sides on the political landscape.
Hurricane Irma Closes In On South Florida’s East Coast
As Floridians we are used to preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.
Also, in trying times such as these, we run or we lay low.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
We"re nearing the end of Ekle's days and many of her friends want to acknowledge her life in their own way.
R, a friend of our daughter has never had a dog but has grown very close to our German Shepherd, Elke. She is a barista at Starbucks and she made this special puppuchino for her.
She's a talented artist, don't you think?
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
By now you have all seen heart wrenching images of the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harry on the South Texas coast. There have been many uplifting stories of rescues that are continuing as I write and, thank goodness, the rescues will continue to help those in need.
Here's a different rescue...
Take Cover! The Moment A Hawk Flew Into A Taxi And Refused To Get Out As Hurricane Harvey Barreled Towards Texas
I don't think the larger birds are as waterproof as the little ones, and this poor Cooper hawk was soaked and just found a dry place to stay until the Texas Wildlife Center picked it up.
The kind man who took care of Harry during the storm referred to him Sergeant Harry Hawk as he was taken away.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
You may be sick of hearing about the eclipse, but here's my low cost solution to watching today's total eclipse without fancy schmancy glasses that may not even protect your eyes...
Total Solar Eclipse 2017: How To Make A Pinhole Projector From A Cereal Box
This is how we used to watch total solar eclipses back in the Mesozoic era ;)
Don't worry, the hysteria will be over soon.
P.S. Baily's beads are the most fascinating part of this whole thing. They get so little attention.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Another excellent piece by Clarice Feldmen of the American Thinker:
Terry And The (Antifa) Bandits Will Inherit The Wind
Thugs are thugs no matter what radical side of the political spectrum their allegiance lies in reality or to whomever pays for it.
Soros... just saying.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
This is the only article I could find that opposes violence from both the left and the right.
David Horowitz: Charlottesville Is Biggest 'Fake News' Story of Summer
According to the MSM, the violence of those who back Black Lives Matter and Antifa isn't really violence, but merely a protest.
From the article by Mr. Horowitz: "The ideology that drives the left and divides our country is "identity politics" — the idea that the world consists of two groups — "people of color" who are guiltless and oppressed, and white people who are guilty and oppressors."
I'm sick of the press equating conservatives with white supremacists. We have nothing in common.
And then I found this:
Lou Dobbs Unleashed=> President Needs to Tell Media CEOs: “You Ignorant Sons a Bitch, You Need to Treat President With Respect”"
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The Bloody San Antonio Origins Of Chili Con Carne
OK, the line "ranging from a proto-psychedelic, hyper-Catholic, Spanish/Mexican Indian tale about a teleporting, recipe-sharing Blue Nun; to another crediting California-bound gold prospectors; to others touting the efforts of Texas prison convicts and cowboys."
That line made me laugh out loud.
Who knew chili could be that fun.
Friday, August 11, 2017
For this Cat Blog Friday...
Shoshin, you're fired!
This was Shoshin's last day as my assistant. It just wasn't working out.
Boy, was she pissed.
Happy Friday everybody... well try to be happier than Shoshin.
UPDATE: For all of you who have asked, Shoshin is completely unaffected by her recent firing. In fact, she's happy to be free of the obligation.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Monday, August 07, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
A slow Sunday morning with coffee, but it's been quite busy for me on the internet...
MUST WATCH VIDEO: Congressman Speaks Truth To Power Against Clinton Machine, Obama, Soros, Etc.
Will we ever get to the truth?
A high school student's art project displayed in democrat Congressman Lou Correa's office in Santa Anna... so what?
Statute Of Liberty As A Muslim? Painting In Rep. Lou Correa’s Office Sparks Complaints
I will remember this the next time anyone's artwork depicts a Christian or Judaic symbol...
Will Congressman Correa (D) display that so freely?
Friday, August 04, 2017
At first I thought this from Blunt Force Truth was really a piece from The Onion, but it's real...
Half Of Detroit’s Current Mayoral Candidates Are Felons
Reminds me of the days of Marion Barry, 4-term Mayor of D.C. I wonder whose judgement is more questionable, the candidates or the voters.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
I was surprised Trump hired him in the first place...
Carr: Tough Guy? Anthony Scaramucci Was Just A Bad Actor
"Scaramouche (from Italian Scaramuccia, literally "little skirmisher"), also known as Scaramouch, is a stock clown character of the commedia dell'arte (comic theatrical arts of Italian literature). The role combined characteristics of the zanni (servant) and the Capitano (masked henchman). Usually attired in black Spanish dress and burlesquing a don, he was often beaten by Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice."
Loved the quote from Boston mafia boss Jerry Angiulo, "You think I need tough guys?” he bellowed. “I need intelligent tough guys!”
If you're in the public eye you need to not let your thoughts drop down onto your tongue and spew them out.
I'm glad he's outta dere.
Word to the wise DJT.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Sadly, June Foray passed away last Thursday. You may not know her face, but I'm sure you know her voice...
June Foray, 99, Prolific Voice Of Rocky The Flying Squirrel Dies
To quote Chuck Jones, the legendary animator who proposed her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, “June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc, Mel Blanc was the male June Foray.”
Ms. Foray's amazing talent brought great joy to me and generations of others.
Friday, July 28, 2017
German Shepherd Dogs Dying In Misery Due To Intensive Breeding
And we owners are suffering right along with them.
Our beautiful German Shepherd, Elke, is close to being put down because of it.
It's put a strain on our lives because it's very hard to part with a wonderful friend...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Sen. Susan Collins Apologizes For Fat-shaming 'Unbelievably Unattractive Colleague'
Well, I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
Who knew there was a mean girl residing in Susan Collins? I guess the idea of fighting a duel with Blake got her blood boiling.
Yes, the hapless Rep. Blake Farenthold isn't the most attractive guy on the beach, but I'd like to remind Ms. Collins about the parable of throwing stones.
I'd like to remind Rep. Farenthold that talking about duels with colleagues isn't a proper choice of words and certainly not a way to vent in this century.
A pox on both your houses for this.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Way We Raise Children Today Might Do More Harm Than Good
This article brings back not only my childhood, but those of my own children.
I grew up in a Manhattan apartment with weekend visits to the park and where pigeons on the fire escape were my only animal friends. It all changed when we move to Florida when I was eleven. That's when the world opened up for me because, all of a sudden, I had a yard and I could play with neighborhood friends until it got dark and was dragged indoors. It was an amazing change for a chained apartment dweller to being outside until dark. My house was the place where we gathered and it was all good fun that started everyday after school and at 7 AM Saturday morning. We had, within limits, our run of the land. We did stuff that we shouldn't have done, but thankfully we got away with all of our childhood indiscretions.
My girls grew up in a different world. They had their adventures, I'm sure, but their actions were way more supervised than mine and their father's were. All told, I feel blessed that my girls are doing very well. I don't know how my husband and I pulled that off, but we did. Yes, we managed to bring two very adept adults into this world in spite the years of nonsensical child rearing news.
I really don't know how credible this article is, but it sounds like something out of ... these are the days of our lives.
Please feel free to talk about your childhood days, though, because that would be more interesting.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Seriously, how weird is this:
The Parrot, The Psychic And The Accused Murderer: Through Twists And Turns, West Michigan Case Grows More Bizarre
Raise your right wing...
Don't you feel normal now?
Monday, July 17, 2017
In my day, we were dazzled by gyroscopes...
Today, kids watch fidget spinners, well, spin.
Doesn't that make you go "hmmmm"?
[The BLOG note: that "hmmmm" is not a spinning noise, by the way, it's just a basic "hum" noise. I wouldn't want to put anyone at jeopardy.]
Friday, July 14, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
I'm late to post on this busy day, but Sundance's column from The Conservative Treehouse is the best connect-the-dots column I've read Re: the real Russian collusion culprits...
Curiousor And Curiousor: Natalia Veselnitskaya Pictured With Obama Officials On June 14th, 2016...
Bill Clinton, Natalia, and Democrats, Oh My!!!!
[The BLOG editor's note: Just a small thing, but I would've spelled it "Curiouser And Curiouser"... unless Sundance has a reason for the [sic].
Monday, July 10, 2017
Sunday, July 09, 2017
This is the gist of the Liu Xiaobo case:
"In 2008, Mr. Liu founded the Charter 08 movement, which sought to elevate the rule of law and bring China into constitutional government: “China has many laws but no rule of law; it has a constitution but no constitutional government.” On December 10, 2008, the 60th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 100 years after China’s first constitution was written, Liu released a petition signed by 303 incredibly brave Chinese people in support of the Charter. This was the final straw for the government, which arrested him immediately, and he has been imprisoned since."
Liu Xiaobo's Two Prisons
It is shameful that unlawful imprisonment happens not just in China but in countries all over the world.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
This young woman's death occurred in November of 2016. Her death occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign while she was investigating human trafficking in Haiti and did find some evidence of it via the Clinton's Caraol Complex, but it was ignored almost entirely by the Mainstream Media.
Investigator Links Clintons To Human Trafficking In Haiti. Found Dead Of “Suicide” Soon After
If you're interested, here's the bigger story on this mystery...
What Really Happened In Haiti To Monica Peterson? The WASHINGTON POST Employer Of John Podesta Does Damage Control.
I'm not surprised at the extent of the depravity of the Clintons, but I am shocked by the lack of interest by the press. I guess the media has turned like the worm that it is.
Sunday, July 02, 2017
I just read this and I can't believe the gall, the nerve of this half-brained twit.
Obama Warns Americans About Too Much Patriotism — On July 4th Weekend!
Will this POS ever shut his stupid mouth?????
Look around you... you're not president anymore.
So, in parting, I'm going to wish you and your nasty family a Happy Independence Day.
I hope you choke on the fact that so many real Americans love celebrating our holiday.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
One new thing to freak out about...
TROUBLED WATERS: Swimming In A Chlorinated Pool Can Turn Sun Screen ‘Toxic’ – Increasing Risk Of Cancer, Scientists Warn
We're all going to die, so I guess picking your poison is due... eventually.
What more can I say?
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
A sad case of snapping by a woman and her little dog...
Cops: Woman, 61, Strangled Dog After Minor Bite
Why did she strangle Big John Evans the day after he bit her for the third time this year?
I don't know what made the dog snap, but there are other ways to deal with an aggressive dog than choking it with its leash, then burying him in the backyard, then telling the medical staffers treating the bite that you had killed your dog.
I guess she snapped, too.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Chicago Police Unable To Control Thousand-strong Gang Party Lasting Hours
The cops weren't UNABLE to stop this gang party, they were UNWILLING to stop it. There's a big difference between the two divides.
Don't support the rule of law.
Keep on supporting movements like black lives matter people and live in the world YOU created.
I sure as heck won't be visiting.