May 2016 Blog Posts (316)

Daddy biker and Jr.

This is a scene I witnessed one day as I drove home in my previous neighborhood.

I met these guys coming down the street and it just made me laugh! The really little kid on his chopper was following closely behind his (I presume)…

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Added by Dicky Neely on May 27, 2016 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

Toe to Toe

                      Toe to Toe, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20", (c) Rose Guastella 2016 

Back to acrylics for this one. The plan was to do the underpainting in acrylics, and then go to oils to finish it. I was having too much fun to stop, so I just…

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Added by Rosigami on May 27, 2016 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

How We Got To Trump





The extremely short answer to this question is that we got to Trump because a large portion of America's population confuses correlation with causation. First I'll talk about what I mean by that, then I'll talk about which correlation I'm talking about. …

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Added by koshersalaami on May 27, 2016 at 1:25pm — 35 Comments

Reviews Of Requiem For The Big East; Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm; Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me; Beltracchi: The Art Of Forgery; and Dinosaur 13

  I recently watched five documentaries online, and all of them were predicated on some form of illusion that either the subjects or the filmmakers held. They were Requiem For The Big East; Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm; Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me; Beltracchi: The Art Of Forgery; and Dinosaur 13.

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  Requiem For The Big East is one of the 30 For 30 film series started by…

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Added by Dan Schneider on May 27, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

PassionateJusticeRadio 'BEATING HELL OUT of MY RAPIST'; More! Wk of 5.28 > 6.3 LISTEN HERE ON-DEMAND!

              PASSIONATE JUSTICE RADIO 

Episode 130…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on May 27, 2016 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

At the Viking Poetry Slam

A mastery of poetry was a must for any young Viking.  A few Viking poems dwelt on love, but the heroes often undermined their happiness by chasing adventures that separated them from their beloveds. 

                                     The Wall Street Journal…

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Added by Con Chapman on May 27, 2016 at 4:52am — No Comments

Trump's Running Mate? Women and Blacks Need Not Apply: Guest Post From The Huffington Post

Paul Manafort explains why his boss is “gonna win,” no prob.

Howard Fineman…

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Added by Ron Powell on May 27, 2016 at 2:30am — 5 Comments

The Marble Toucan - 12 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Teleoperator Clarity Nice and her friend ethnographer Flower Parkwood, reach the picturesque village of Miradorcito in the state of Campeche in Mexico. Brought to Campeche in a colorful guagua, Clarity works alongside Flower in an archaeological site to make some pocket money, using Flower's 'permiso de…

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Added by Workstudio on May 27, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

PHOENIX, I CLIPPED YOUR WING

Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 9:37pm — No Comments

REMAINING IN THE VINE

     Oftentimes, for the vagabond human heart, taking root somewhere wholesome can be one of the most challenging tasks of our existence. And I refer not necessarily to geo-spatial locality, but rather, to one of a more existential, philosophical nature. Moreover, one of the most…

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Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Woman Caught Smuggling Meth Burritos Across Mexico Border

Woman Caught Smuggling Meth Burritos Across Mexico Border:  Customs and Border authorities in Arizona say they nabbed a woman as she attempted to cross the border into the US with a pound of methamphetamine stuffed inside her burritos disguised as lunch.  Why would someone go all the way to Mexico for meth?  Weren't there any trailer parks around where she lived?  All I know is, if someone tries to steal her lunch, they’re gonna be in for a big…

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Added by Johnny Robish on May 26, 2016 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Views from my Hammock

   Lovely Hammock weather here.  I like to spend some time every day swinging in the shade of the palm trees and just being hugged by my hammock while the shadows flicker over my legs.  It is a good place to be sad and just let the world go by.  

   On the other hand my hammock can turn on me…

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Added by Zanelle on May 26, 2016 at 12:42pm — 6 Comments

We Say We Care About Equal Pay, But Do We?

When I hear people talking about equal pay, everybody is really in favor of it.

Yes! Of course women should get paid the same as men for doing the same job!

Yes! Women do as much and as good a job, often better, than men so sure, equal pay is a no-brainer.

This is 2016 – of course women should…

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Added by Delia Yeager on May 26, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

2-Sentences: The Absurdity of NOT Having Federal Transgender Rules

Even more salient than the facts that

. since the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) has in recent years fielded hundreds of discrimination complaints "based on its 2012 ruling that" transgender discrimination...is...sex discrimination,…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on May 26, 2016 at 5:30am — 13 Comments

Ask Mr. Buffet

Ticked off because your favorite smorgasbord ran out of potato salad?  Wondering what the gunk is on the sneeze shield at your local salad bar?  Mr. Buffet’s got your back–he’s in line right behind you!

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Hey there, Mr. Buffet–

Got a quick question for you.  I am a regular at the Hopalong Cassidy $20 All-You-Can-Eat Buffet every Thursday night on South 65.  Last week they had those St. Louis-style spare ribs that I love, so I was piling my plate high.  When I…

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Added by Con Chapman on May 26, 2016 at 4:41am — 3 Comments

Study Finds Depression Lowers Chance for Pregnancy

Study Finds Depression Lowers Chance for Pregnancy:  According to a recent study conducted by Boston University, depression lowers women’s chances for becoming pregnant.  Researchers say that while depression may inhibit pregnancy, they do not recommend that husbands or boyfriends try using it as a means of birth control.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on May 25, 2016 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Cover and Canopy

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Added by tr ig on May 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — 22 Comments

Donald Trump: A presidency befitting white minority rule?

By now it has become a truism that Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 presidential primaries can be attributed in no small measure to the support of white voters who harbor deep, seething resentment and anxiety about “changing demographics” – that inexorable transformation of the white population to…

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Added by SeventhSister on May 25, 2016 at 10:00am — 16 Comments

Birthdays..

Happy Birthday…exactly what does it mean?  As of 5:36 AM the other morning we welcomed a grandson, Riley James.  Yes, it finally happened.  This could be the happiest day of his life, and he doesn’t even know it.  I know it has made my husband extremely happy.  Me?  I was only here at the time, really had nothing to do with it.  No blood, nothing.  But I can be happy nonetheless.

The birthday parties will come and go, remembered by the photos (if you are…

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Added by Sheila Reep on May 25, 2016 at 9:31am — 8 Comments

Non-Optimal Viscosity

Seven years ago, I caught a cold that wouldn’t go away.   The runny nose left me dehydrated and exhausted and was accompanied by sneezes so powerful that my eyes would explode like volcanos of hot, mascara’ed saltiness while twin rivers of black gook oozed down my 

face.

“Are you okay, Miss Amy?” the concerned kindergarten students I worked with would ask, confusing my red, runny eyes and smeared makeup for the tears of an emotional breakdown.



And I would pat their arm, and… Continue

Added by Amy Brook Palleson on May 25, 2016 at 9:00am — 15 Comments

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