January 2018 Blog Posts (138)

benches in snow or snow on benches ... you decide

benches

snow…

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Added by ABG 2.0 on January 22, 2018 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

A Scout Is Trustworthy...: Question for a Monday

When I was a youngster I was taught to be trustworthy as a matter of my upbringing...



The Boy Scout Law has twelve components. First and foremost among them is that : "A Scout is Trustworthy....."



When, as Boy Scouts, we learned/memorized the essential tenets of "Scouting" we didn’t ask: "Trustworthy to do what?"



We understood that to be trusted was to be relied upon to do the right thing...It also meant knowing what the right thing is to do...…



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Added by Ron Powell on January 22, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Vitamins Claim to be 100% Vegetarian Capsules

Vitamins Claim to be 100% Vegetarian Capsules: Just reading the label on some vitamins I recently bought and noticed that they claim the package contains 180 “vegetarian” capsules. OK, I'll take them at their word for that - but my question is, just who the hell's gonna try and…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 22, 2018 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

How and Why Trump Shut Down the Government

When the framers of the U.S. Constitution met in 1787 they were tasked with rewriting the Articles of Confederation which suffered from inadequate provision for a central government.

As they wrote the portion of the constitution which separated the powers of the three branches of government it was necessary to construct a system of checks and balances that kept branch in some way dependent on the other branches while empowering that branch to be effective.

So, the Judicial…

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Added by Rodney Roe on January 21, 2018 at 6:35pm — 11 Comments

Something

The losing has begun

Just water so far

The edema is gone

I ate a Chinese buffet today

One plate

My normal serving

And I was stuffed

A lot of…

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Added by Phyllis on January 21, 2018 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

A Senryu For The Masses


Added by cheshyre on January 21, 2018 at 5:15pm — 3 Comments

Earliest Color Videotape

Oldest surviving videotape is of President Eisenhower recorded in 1958:

Next is Dinah Shore from 1958:

Filmed screen from 1949!!!!!! CBS…

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Added by Mike Shields on January 21, 2018 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Get Your Boogie Down!

Al passed away this year, but I still feel him around every time I listen to this song.

(...and yeah, he was one of my all time favs...)

I miss Satchmo too...

Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 21, 2018 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Our Sun is Losing Mass and Its Grip on Our Solar System

Our Sun is Losing Mass and Its Grip on Our Solar System:  A team of researchers at MIT has confirmed that as our sun gets older, it is losing mass - which makes its gravitational pull weaker and the orbit of our planets expand.  Sooooo, the all planet’s orbits are expanding?  I though 2017 seemed like one hell of a long year!…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 20, 2018 at 10:35pm — 4 Comments

HEIGHT

HEIGHT…

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Added by The Songbird on January 20, 2018 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

I n case you missed it : Trevor Noah on the "Shithole" Comment

Added by Ron Powell on January 20, 2018 at 4:29pm — No Comments

THE RED FLAG PRESENTS: TRUMP ON SEALING THE STEEL DOSSIER PART TWO~DARK MONEY AND THE KOCHS BUY TWO IOWA SENATORS

Jane Mayer in Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (2016) exposes that both Iowa Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are sponsored by the Koch Network--the Kochtopus. …

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Added by mary gravitt on January 20, 2018 at 2:24pm — 3 Comments

Trump can't get his way; throws another hisssy fit!

Added by Dicky Neely on January 20, 2018 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Memoir; The Exceptional Effect of an Unconventional Teacher

 

I went to a small state college called, then, Arkansas Polytechnic College.  In the way that hospitals suddenly all upgraded to the status of medical centers, colleges seemed to overnight become universities.  My Alma Mater is now Arkansas Tech University. 

Sometime in the school year of 1959-60 I applied to Tech and was accepted.  I was astonished.  I didn’t know then that the school would take anyone, that the problem was staying in.

I had not been a good…

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Added by Rodney Roe on January 20, 2018 at 6:07am — 17 Comments

Trump Demands Babies Not Be Born After Nine Months

Trump Demands Babies Not Be Born After Nine Months:  President Trump confused more than a few loyal followers recently while delivering a speech at an anti-abortion rally when he declared “right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 19, 2018 at 9:53pm — 10 Comments

JMac is OK

Just replied to me. Taking a break, disheartened after election. 

No other details yet. 

Added by koshersalaami on January 19, 2018 at 5:47pm — 11 Comments

music for the cold cold hours

when I'm in the studio I like to listen jazzradio.fr.  they play music I haven't heard in years like sammy davis jr who lately blows me away like crazy, plus music I've never heard before - like this one (below) by Paolo Conte. 

As an aside, there's a cut they play sometimes of "Take Me to the River" not exactly the al green version - the singer is white - you know the type of stylist, she uses an anemic…

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Added by Foolish Monkey on January 19, 2018 at 3:00pm — 35 Comments

Edwin Hawkins gone

I love gospel music, I sometimes think more than any other genre.  It's pure love and you can't touch that.  Edwin Hawkin's "Oh Happy Day" is a stellar example of great gospel - unbridled vocals, spiraling exaltations and shouting and ultimately what you are in the presence of is magnificence and rejoicing.  I wish I had that faith because if I did, this is exactly where I'd be - singing in a choir.…

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Added by Foolish Monkey on January 19, 2018 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

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Posted by Phyllis on January 21, 2018 at 6:01pm 1 Comment

A Senryu For The Masses

Posted by cheshyre on January 21, 2018 at 5:15pm 3 Comments

Earliest Color Videotape

Posted by Mike Shields on January 21, 2018 at 10:30am 6 Comments

Get Your Boogie Down!

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on January 21, 2018 at 8:58am 2 Comments

HEIGHT

Posted by The Songbird on January 20, 2018 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

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