June 2017 Blog Posts (234)

Rachel Maddow rant on Trump distraction end game and the news most people didn't learn today or yesterday


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…


Added by MV Neland on June 30, 2017 at 9:42pm — 5 Comments

Billionaire Peter Thiel Funding Effort to Resurrect Woolly Mammoth

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…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 30, 2017 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

Part 2: Echoes Of The King's Mind

Just another overfed gnome

"Your breakfast, your worship."

The king was infirm, bedbound and frail, yet still waited on hand and foot.

"Oh, please,… Continue

Added by cheshyre on June 30, 2017 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

How to kill Japanese beetles. SPECTRACIDE® BAG-A-BUG® JAPANESE BEETLE TRAP2 is da bomb. Honest.

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.…


Added by Phyllis on June 30, 2017 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments


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…


Added by mary gravitt on June 30, 2017 at 1:20pm — 5 Comments

Summer Party Advice, From Father to Son

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.…


Added by Con Chapman on June 30, 2017 at 5:24am — No Comments

Best analysis of Trump's @Mika tweet i've seen so far is by Lawrence O'Donnell - distraction, distraction, distraction


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…


Added by MV Neland on June 30, 2017 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

Apocalyptic NRA Ad Called A Whisper Shy of Calling for Civil War

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 calling for an all out civil war - accusing educators, the news…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 29, 2017 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Blood, women, and Trump. More MSM pushback against Trump's crass behavior.

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…


Added by MV Neland on June 29, 2017 at 2:11pm — 5 Comments

Exposed! Trump is an extra-terrestial alien!

Added by Dicky Neely on June 29, 2017 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

Do As We Say, Not As We Do!!!

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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...…


Added by Safe Bet's Amy on June 29, 2017 at 10:27am — 16 Comments

For Greenheron: A Little Bit About Clothes

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…


Added by Ron Powell on June 29, 2017 at 7:00am — 12 Comments


...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.…


Added by Jonathan Wolfman on June 29, 2017 at 5:59am — 10 Comments

Mike Tyson, Undisputed Champ of the Bloomsbury Group

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


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Added by Con Chapman on June 29, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Ten Commandments Are Not the Basis of American Law

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.…


Added by Rodney Roe on June 28, 2017 at 10:23pm — 11 Comments

Time Asks Trump to Remove Fake Magazine Covers

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 other properties in the US and around the…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 28, 2017 at 8:42pm — 4 Comments


Revelation 13:1-3

The Two Beasts…


Added by mary gravitt on June 28, 2017 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

Reconstruction and the "Lost Cause" Mythology

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…


Added by Rob Wittmann on June 28, 2017 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

For Extreme Ice Cream Fans, Master Comes Through in the Crunch

SOMERVILLE, Mass.  When Dave Forsh sold his innovative ice-cream shop in this near suburb of Boston two years ago, long-time customers who’d become addicted to his creative flavors and mixes were distraught.  “I just didn’t get it,” said Darov Kukov, a professor of Slavic languages, at the time.  “Why would someone take millions of dollars and give up the privilege of serving me six nights a week?”

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Added by Con Chapman on June 28, 2017 at 4:37am — No Comments

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