I was looking out of the kitchen window this morning as I washed a couple of glasses reflecting on how different the process is in one’s home as compared to a restaurant or bar, wondering how the neighbors wash their glasses.
We live at the end of a short street and after eight years are not friends with any of the neighbors by mutual agreement. With the possible exception of the Hispanic family at the other end who might have voted Democrat, I’m sure the rest of the street voted…Continue
spring not far…
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), while it may often be picked up in these places thanks to the exigencies of technology and nature, is banned officially in these rogue nations and facilities (among others): Iran, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, North Korea, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, The People's Republic of China,…Continue
The last time I put this juxtaposition up, nobody got it...
Can anyone see what I…Continue
From time to time in these endeavors, I've weighed in on the question of the USofA foreign trade deficit. From the quant point of view, narrowly, the question boils down to: is having US dollars floating out on the planet a good thing (that can only happen if the US runs a deficit), and if so, is there a limit to how much is too much of a good thing?
My argument has steadfastly been that from the beginning, Bretton-Woods, when the buck became, nearly, de jure New Gold to now, when it…Continue
The government estimates that more than 80% of America's crop workers are Hispanic (mostly Mexican), and more than half are illegal aliens. But Rob Williams, the director of the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project (which represents farmworkers in court), considers those numbers grossly misleading…Continue
WESTLAND, Mass. In this western suburb of Boston, “starter” homes are typically priced just over a million dollars, leaving many in less-affluent communities nearby to say “nice start” when told their neighbors are moving up and on. “It doesn’t really bother me,” says Linda Putzinski, a stay-at-home mom in Walford, the “servant’s town” across the border that regularly beats Westland teams, helping their rich opponents build character. “I grind my teeth and gnaw at the inside of my cheeks,…Continue
Finally, someone has joined my epithet bandwagon. It's Linda Stasi of the New York Daily News, which is a left-leaning tabloid. Perhaps the only one on the planet.
How in hell do the American people think this is OK? It's never OK to bar the press in a society that guarantees freedom of the press. Who is Donald Trump? Kim Jong Un with a…
So now Hillary supporter Tom "Hillary Lite" Perez is taking over as the head of the DNC from Donna Brazille, a corrupt Hillary supporter, who took over from Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, a corrupt Hillary supporter.
Isn't that special!
He did this with full support of the DNC…Continue
If you grew up in the 1950s and 60s you probably read little golden books among your first books. Yesterday on NPR, they featured a short segment on what was the most revolutionary series of children books in the 20th century. Before Golden Books, children’s books were expensive and so owned by the well to do. After GB children’s books were accessible…Continue
Added by Terry McKenna on February 26, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments
New EPA Chief Calls for Aggressive Rollback of Environmental Regulations: During his recent speech at CPAC, Trump’s new head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, called for an "aggressive agenda of regulatory rollbacks,” while criticizing the Obama administration…Continue
I did my regular check-in with the neurologist to see how I was doing and to get my prescription refilled. The medication is great - holds off the mysathenia 95%, and that remaining 5% is way way over to the right, a part of my vision field I don't much use.
He did a cursory examination - had me Follow The Finger, poked at inflated cheeks to try to deflate them, tried to pry open squinched-shut eyes, had me press upwards against his hands, took his Maxwell's little silver hammer to…Continue
It is high time that economists, especially those of the left, give some thought to producing more jobs for average folks.
If they don’t come up with something, they leave the field to Trump. He may be all wet, but it will take a while for his voters to find out. In the meantime, Republicans will run rampant over the institutions that our nation has built up over the last century to protect average folks from the harm that comes from an untrammeled free market. From Social Security to…Continue
Added by Terry McKenna on February 25, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Twenty-two and a half hours until the solar eclipse as I start typing. I have been obsessed to the point of madness but I think I've finally hit the path through. The nightmare was followed by the best dream imaginable the next night so that's better. Give it up to the universe. I'm accepting that I need to rework my diet, for real this time, because I am having heartburn so bad with some food that it burns…Continue
Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 after returning from speaking at a Black History Month event in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They were pulled aside while going…Continue
The musical format known as the Barbershop Quartet is ordinarily associated with traditional "white" music and is most often and popularly depicted as a group of four white men wearing straw hats singing in, or in front of, a barbershop with the standard candy stripe barber pole nearby.
In fact, if you…Continue
I swear to God these freaking hair nets drive me CRAZY!
How in the hell am I ever supposed to attract a second husband when I look like a refugee from a 50s hat rack?
I’ll just take it off for a minute, Rob is up front checking IDs on beer sales for the dingbat high school girl in the express lane. There–now any eligible male walking by can see my thick, lustrous hair. Thank God for Prell…Continue
Added by Con Chapman on February 25, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments
Demented Ronnie earned his cred with the rich lunatics by firing the PATCO workers. Well, Kim Jong-Don has his shot at immortality. He's been at swords' points with "the intelligence community" at least since the first reports of Russian interference. "I don't really think [Russia] is, but who knows? I don't know either. [The intelligence community] don't know and I don't know." Of course, they know. And I'd bet a buck they've got him talking to some Russians. He's behaving like a perp…Continue