Featured Blog Posts – January 2017 Archive (51)

EPA Adds Lounge Lizard to Endangered Species List

WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday responded to the death of singer Buddy Greco by placing the lounge lizard, one of nine species of squamate reptiles native to the United States, on its endangered species list.


“Want to hear my Wayne Newton imitation?”


“Buddy was the…


Added by Con Chapman on January 27, 2017 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Meridian 57 - 2 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

After landing at Changi airport in Singapore without a passport, with her friends Lanai and former Herbaline employee Ambi Michaels, teleoperator Clarity Nice is set aside by a woman dressed as a hostess from Singapore Airlines, Yi Ling, before reaching the customs and passport area of the airport. Yi Ling has connections with a…


Added by Workstudio on January 27, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

Problem solved! What to call whose name we won't speak

Laurence Fishburne was on The Daily Show tonight. (He's playing Nelson Mandela in a BET series about him)

Sharing the reluctance - or inability - of all right-minded people to speak the name of the abomination currently inhabiting the presidency, Fishburne refers to the current president by his chronology - "45"

Trevor Noah explained his laughter at that, saying that, in South Africa, "45" is slang for…


Added by nerd cred on January 26, 2017 at 11:44pm — 13 Comments

Australia Zoo Urges People to Try and Capture Deadly Spiders

Australia Zoo Urges People to Try and Capture Deadly Spiders:  An Australian zoo is urging people to try and capture and donate deadly funnel-web spiders, to help replenish stocks of antidote which is running low after a spate of spider bites.  Is it just me, or has anyone else ever though about the more you encourage ordinary people to try capturing these deadly spiders, the more antidote you’re gonna need?…


Added by Johnny Robish on January 26, 2017 at 10:51pm — 5 Comments

The Clinton Ego v The Winning Ticket

In a comment to a recent post Koshersalaami made the following observation re why Hillary lost the election:

"Part of it was that while Hillary was conscientious enough to run with a VP who could run the country in the event she wasn't able to, she wasn't conscientious enough politically to pick someone who could get elected and energize Bernie's voters like Elizabeth Warren would have."

To this apt observation I would add the fact that Elizabeth Warren has the chops to run the…


Added by Ron Powell on January 26, 2017 at 9:30pm — 28 Comments

R.U.R. for Our Times

R.U.R. meets RoboCop?

The thinking folks have been banging the drum that Kim Jong-Don is a con man, who managed to convince 77,000 idiot white folks in the Alabama areas of three otherwise rational Northern states that their problems are caused by dark folk, rather than the billionaire class of Kim Jong-Don. The biggest of the Big Lies from Kim Jong-Don and his cabal is that China, et al are the cause of manufacturing employment's…


Added by Robert Young on January 26, 2017 at 6:10pm — 3 Comments

Black Postcards #2

Life unfolds for all of us…


Added by M. C. Sears on January 26, 2017 at 11:06am — 5 Comments


Trumpers on TV saying tut tut, pundits talking about crowd size when there's CRIME JOBS blah blah.

Well, yes - it says something significant that Obama drew far more people to his inauguration than Trump.

Do facts matter? Does it matter that your president lies outright, in your face, in the CIA's faces, and sends out his press secretary to lie outright?

Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press this morning tried to slough it off with the notion of "alternative facts".…


Added by Myriad on January 22, 2017 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

Break Out the Good Penguins

Another Saturday night in exurbia. The little woman puts the Trader Joe’s pre-fabricated hors d’oeuvres in the oven, I light a Java-Log–the innovative, hassle-free firewood substitute made from recycled coffee grounds. We’re all set for an evening of natural conviviality with new friends!

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Added by Con Chapman on January 22, 2017 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

The Donald Learns His First Lesson

Added by Terry McKenna on January 22, 2017 at 5:33am — No Comments



Mentor or tor-ment?  Hahaa!

Syllabic incantations may not know.…


Added by The Songbird on January 22, 2017 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Pet Rats Linked to Seoul Virus Outbreak

Pet Rats Linked to Seoul Virus Outbreak:  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday that pet rats are the source of an outbreak of Seoul virus infections in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Local media reports the virus outbreak has led some rat owners to verbally abuse their pets, with some going so far as to call them horrible, hurtful names like “you dirty rats!”…


Added by Johnny Robish on January 21, 2017 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Spring in January

Spring has arrived early this year, which is cool with me. I'm not a big fan of frozen dirt and slippery roads and today all was right with the world. I almost slept through it, though. I don't know why I get so tired, but I do. 

I awoke before the crack of down in the usual way, with Medjet…


Added by Phyllis on January 21, 2017 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Crashing The (Adultering) Pearly Gates

"Hi, it's me, the Good Girl! Ready to pass through the pearly gates."

"Nice to meet you. I see you're a lifelong adulteress!"

observed Saint Peter.

"Oh, haha. You must have someone… Continue

Added by cheshyre on January 21, 2017 at 4:18pm — 3 Comments

The Resistance; What Are WE Going To Do?

"All Politics is Local"

Attributed to:…


Added by Rodney Roe on January 21, 2017 at 2:30pm — 26 Comments


In the hour of darkness

We stand

We gather

We speak

Our voices will…


Added by M. C. Sears on January 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Live Stream: Women's March on Washington

The March is on!!

The Marches are on!

All over the country... 

It is powerful, exciting, crucially important -- for all. 

I don't have Foolish Monkey's gift of narrating events, but here is the link to The Guardian's live stream of the event. Not sure how or if I could embed, but...…


Added by Anna Herrington on January 21, 2017 at 10:46am — 23 Comments

The Trump Inauguration, It Turns Out the Smirk is on Trump's Face.

Garbage in Garbage out

Bullshit in Bullshit out.

I was not going to listen to Trump’s inaugural address, but it was inescapable. So I heard him tell the world just how lousy the US is, and that he will make it all better, like a mother telling a bruised child.

Are the Trump voters just big babies with bruised egos?

Must be.

The US has problems, and inequality is a big one (one that conservatives have worked hard to deny). But compared to our peer nations,…


Added by Terry McKenna on January 20, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments


The Man You Will Leave

Posted by Doc Vega on July 23, 2018 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Lifeboat of naUSealAnd

Posted by moki ikom on July 22, 2018 at 9:01am 0 Comments

Trump trusts his gut

Posted by Dicky Neely on July 21, 2018 at 2:11pm 0 Comments

Apartheid Version 2.0

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on July 21, 2018 at 7:32am 4 Comments

Dreaming at My Age

Posted by Ben Sen on July 20, 2018 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

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