Decent minded people were predictably and deliberately distracted by Trump's vulgarity towards Mika Brzezinski in a display created and timed with the Trump administration being informed by the WSJ about their story on Flynn's collusion with…Continue
Billionaire Peter Thiel Funding Effort to Resurrect Woolly Mammoth: Silicon Valley titan and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, has reportedly invested $100,000 in a project which hopes to bring the extinct mammoth back to life. Makes sense. After all, the Trump administration is trying to escort us all back to the Middle Ages, so why stop there? May as well head right on back to the ice age while we’re at it. Sharpen your stone tools and I’ll get a fire…Continue
Prior to this year, I never considered Japanese beetles to be a major hazard to my garden. There would be a few stragglers every year but nothing to write home about except as a footnote, and I was always able to swat them between the soles of my flip flops and carry on. This year, though, all of that changed.…Continue
Steve Bannon is "Trump's brain." Bannon controls Donald Trump using his belief in William Strauss and Neil Howe's (S&H) The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy (1997), on which he based his movie. S&H…Continue
Every painting has a story, and this one is no exception.
One day a couple of weeks ago, an ad from The Reader’s Digest arrived in the mail. Usually I just toss every piece of unsolicited “junk” mail right into the recycle bin without reading it, but the gorgeous landscape photo on the cover of this one caught my eye, and I opened the folded ad to see what else was inside. I’m glad I did- I saw some beautiful contest-…Continue
We were sitting outside, enjoying a clear night after a spring of constant rain, when my wife told me that our eldest son was going to Martha’s Vineyard with friends for the Fourth of July.
“You’ll talk to him, right?” she asked nervously.
“Absolutely,” I said. “I was young and twenty once, and did things that befit a dunce.”
“I wish you wouldn’t recite poetry when I’m trying to be serious.”
“I’m sorry,” I said, and I sorta meant it.…Continue
Added by Con Chapman on June 30, 2017 at 5:24am — No Comments
We all know it, but dang! It's hard not to react and come to one another's defense. Many manipulators like Trump know this of course. Trump plays to one audience, and one audience only - his own. They love this stuff. Republicans will use it for cover. His true supporters will have…Continue
Apocalyptic NRA Ad Called A Whisper Shy of Calling for Civil War: Critics say the National Rifle Association’s newest recruitment video represents a dangerous attempt to increase its membership by advocating violence and in what many claim is essentially just a whisper shy of…Continue
I think this conflict between the MSM and Trump is more substance than show. There is a real struggle by an otherwise unexercised media against an autocrat to draw a line in the sand. It's having the effect of eroding Trump's outlier base, leaving him a smaller core that delights in his trash-talking as a way to take their country back from the "liberal sissies."
The difficulty for the MSM of a "Melting pot" society is that they are not suppose to go too deep or get too specific lest…Continue
Them Dirty, nasty, evil Russians!!! How DARE they try to influence our elections?
Where did they ever get an idea that they could do such a vile thing???
uhhhh.... I guess that would be from us...…
For Greenheron whose interest in the sartorial matters is the motivation and impetus for this thumbnail discourse and mini concert about wardrobe:
South Carolina established its slave code in 1712, under its provisions,
no slave was allowed to work for pay; plant corn, peas, or rice; keep hogs, cattle, or horses; own or operate a boat; or buy, sell, or wear clothes finer than "Negro cloth.”
In Virginia the most common practice was to distribute clothes in…
...he said it'd be easy to destroy ISIS and it has been. ISIS hasn't started any trouble since at least last night. They are cowed into inaction...it has been HOURS since any ISIS activity...and there are no longer ISIS cells in Omaha, Enid, and none hiding at the Amarillo Six-Flags Fun-House.…Continue
Read Virginia Woolf’s last letter to her husband before she loaded her coat up with stones and drowned herself in a river.
Mike Tyson, The Wall Street Journal
Added by Con Chapman on June 29, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments
Yesterday a man drove into a four ton granite monument on the Little Rock, Arkansas capitol grounds with the Ten Commandments inscribed on it. He reduced his Dodge Dart and the monument to scraps. The man, Michael Tate Reed, is a serial ten commandments monument crasher, and has been arrested and charged with several counts of criminal malicious mischief, destruction of property and trespass.…Continue
Time Asks Trump to Remove Fake Magazine Covers: Time magazine is requesting the Trump Organization take down fake Time magazine covers which appear to boast about Donald Trump and his accomplishments - that are framed and hanging on the walls of many of his golf course clubhouses and…Continue
I have recently been engaged in some very interesting leisure reading (at night time, after Jiu Jitsu classes). For the past 2 weeks these have consisted of some works by Howard Zinn, W.E.B. Du Bois's "Black Reconstruction in America," as well as "The Civil War and Reconstruction" as well as "Look Away: A History of the Confederate States of America," by William C. Davis.
What I found interesting in these readings is how unpopular the "cause" was becoming in the South, in 1864 and…Continue