July 2016 Blog Posts (354)

Fail, Britannia

That giant sucking sound you hear is the vacuum created in Europe by the departure of Great Britain from the EU.

But one nation’s stumble is another’s opportunity, so several putative nation-states — from Svenborgia to Ruritania — are petitioning Brussels to fill the void by granting them membership.

Kyrzbekistan, made famous by the New York Times, and autonomous since the implosion of the USSR, is another contender, but its unfortunate geographic position, somewhere east of…

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Added by Art Kane on July 1, 2016 at 8:31pm — 3 Comments

I will always remember David Shark's birthday; as it was a friendship I thought I was making for life.

Birthdays come once a year for everyone.

I will remember when Scott's birthday, Christopher's birthday and David Shark's birthday is the rest of my life because I guess I thought I was making friends that would last a lifetime when I made them?

Well, so I thought I would take out loans from FAFSA and get a vibraphone.

See, one can only hope and dream and aspire for.  I will try to live in the same town with you then but it might be hard if we have to play it like…

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Added by Victor Picard on July 1, 2016 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Across my training table------ Anita Poe, "I've got a date for ya!" -----------

As I sit in my house training.... being trained?  I've got a date for ya !

Added by Victor Picard on July 1, 2016 at 3:18pm — No Comments

THE STRENGTH TO BE SOFT

Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on July 1, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments

THE RED FLAG ON DONALD TRUMP THE RELIGIOUS-RIGHT AND DOG WHISTELE POLITICS

Donald Trump Meets Evangelical Leaders In New York

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Added by mary gravitt on July 1, 2016 at 11:57am — 9 Comments

Bill Clinton Finds Another Female Victim

The Lynch-Clinton Confab

Although, reliant as I am down here in Brazil on CNN for news, I don’t know the details of the now-notorious meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, I gather that it was not a casual, coincidental encounter in some public airport area, but rather a 30-minute secret conference on someone’s airplane.

All of Lynch’s accounts of the meeting, which might have been believable in the case of the casual/coincidental tarmac scenario. ring…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on July 1, 2016 at 7:31am — 5 Comments

Thunderstorms, Last Love, Life and Death

The Thunderstorm

 

This is the first of July.  Most of us today are aware of the passing of the seasons only by the clothes in our closet and the size of the monthly power bill.   It wasn’t always that way.  In fact, it has only recently become that way.

“A swarm of bees in May is worth a ton of hay.…

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Added by Rodney Roe on July 1, 2016 at 7:30am — 17 Comments

American Wonderland

This painting is the third in a series of (currently) four paintings. 

'Nuff said; a thousand words and all that. I don't want to tell you what to see here. 

                                                              American Wonderland; acrylic on canvas, 16"…

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Added by Rosigami on July 1, 2016 at 7:04am — 41 Comments

Hubble made space beautiful for all of us

When you look up at the sky at night, you see the moon, stars and the occasional red-beacon of a plane flying over head. But also up there, close to Earth but just out of sight are hundreds, if not thousands, of man-made satellites, man-made debris, a couple…
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Added by Joseph Price on July 1, 2016 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Death On The Somme

Cap badge of the Newfoundland Regiment. (RNR website)

     At 7:30 a.m. one hundred years ago today, British troops went over the top along the Somme River on the Western Front in France trying to break through the German trench system.



     By noon, 20,000 of…

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Added by Boanerges on July 1, 2016 at 6:00am — 15 Comments

Hooray for George Will; Leads Conservative Defection Over Trump

Could it be that George F. Will’s disappointing transformation from thoughtful conservative who aims to build stronger communities into reactionary crank who just wants to be left alone is due to a perceptiveness on his…

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Added by Ted Frier on July 1, 2016 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Summer Party Advice, From Father to Son

We were sitting outside, enjoying the first clear night following several days of rain, when my wife told me that our eldest son was going to Martha’s Vineyard with friends for the Fourth.

“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. “But when…

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Added by Con Chapman on July 1, 2016 at 4:33am — 2 Comments

The Scowl

                               Mosaic is a very forgiving medium but sometimes something gets set in stone and will be there forever....well that is a long time...maybe for an eternity.  Therefore I was aghast when I saw the scowl that I had inadvertently created above the faucets.  In my…

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Added by Zanelle on July 1, 2016 at 4:00am — 10 Comments

The Outdoor Shower - 2 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Stevenson Garden Products teleoperator Clarity Nice elicits assistance from her friend Cynthia Stevenson during the company's clothing optional day on a Friday, in order to build an outdoor shower on company lawn that will provide a clothing optional amenity for company workers. Infringing human resources policy, clashing against Malibu police Officer…

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Added by Workstudio on July 1, 2016 at 1:00am — 7 Comments

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