November 2016 Blog Posts (352)

Melania Undressed

Melania Undressed!

In one of the most desperate publicity grabs ever, pudgy fashion designer Sophie Theallet has penned an open letter on Twitter saying that she will not design clothes for our about-to-be First Lady.

Two questions instantly arise:

Who asked her to?

Who needs her to?

Tommy Hilfiger, a name much more well known than that of Ms. Theallet, has already indicated that he will have no part in the latter’s pathetic plea for a boycott. And the…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on November 26, 2016 at 6:19am — 7 Comments

The amusement of the new presidency - Shabby Sheik - Sun on the Rocks

I did this after coming across the idea of an infographic, it has a bit more detail than the usual summary of an amusement, and it is visual, which is something I like. I like the way it came out, did this using Canva, it's software that you can use to create infographics, it is free to use, there are a few templates, and you can use the one that you like.

COMING in two or three…

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Added by Workstudio on November 26, 2016 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

Beavers Reintroduced to Britain After 400 Years

Beavers Reintroduced to Britain After 400 Years:  After being hunted to death during a beaver fur craze, a five-year reintroduction program has once again reestablished a healthy population of beavers in Scotland’s lochs and rivers.  All I can say is, it’s about dam time.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 25, 2016 at 10:37pm — No Comments

THE RED FLAG ON FLAGGING LIBERALISM

Thomas Frank in Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People? (2016) issued a clarion call that may have saved Hillary Clinton's bid for the Presidency.  Hillary did not acknowledge that White lives have not mattered…

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Added by mary gravitt on November 25, 2016 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

Box of Rocks

 

I do not have the chops to parse political assertions and viewpoints like some can.  

I stop in here at times to read what has been said by some. I've almost always been able to learn something. Sometimes I even check it out elsewhere, but mostly I approach it like I might approach breezing through…

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Added by alsoknownas on November 25, 2016 at 9:30am — 62 Comments

Day 2 into 3 of B.S.

Yesterday went so well, a day to catch up on rest and I got through a lot on the back of the sweater I started making two years ago. I will wear it before this winter is over if I keep on at this rate. I did realize that I didn't have enough variety of foodstuffs to get through until Monday, though, so I got up and showered this morning and went to Walmart around noon. …

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Added by Phyllis on November 25, 2016 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

President Declares National Day of Leftovers

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Following his final Thanksgiving Dinner in the White House, President Barack Obama issued an executive order declaring today a National Day of Leftovers, including a dish prepared by his mother-in-law that he pushed around on his plate yesterday but did not finish.



“It was good, I was just . . . full.”

 

“Our enemies abroad deserve to eat this stuff,” said Obama’s prepared text.  “We are going to wrap it up and send it to them…

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Added by Con Chapman on November 25, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ready For Winter

We have already had our first real snow.  Not a major storm, but not flurries either.  A few years ago we had a big storm in late October that trapped the leaves on the ground before they could be raked up and collected.  We ended up completing our raking in March - but by then the leaves were a wet mass and instead of rakes, I needed a shovel.  

This year I kept ahead of the leaves which is not easy because they fall at different times based upon the tree and the weather. In the…

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Added by Terry McKenna on November 25, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

The Emotion Scale - 8 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Clarity Nice visits the headquarters of Herbaline in Orange County, a herbal, diet and weight prevention company, known for its aggressive marketing methods. Seeing on a corporate chart that the president of the company, Lyle Matchett, has never been seen and is not shown anywhere in the annual report of the company, Clarity decides to…

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Added by Workstudio on November 25, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

UPS Driver Has Sex With Hooker in His Truck Who Posts Online

UPS Driver Has Sex With Hooker in His Truck Who Posts Online:  A UPS driver who decided to spend his lunch break having sex with a prostitute in the back of his delivery truck will probably regret his decision after the hooker took pics with her cellphone and posted them online.  The UPS driver claimed all he was doing was delivering his package.  Talk about the postman cometh.  And ladies, don’t forget to ask your carrier “what brown can do for…

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 24, 2016 at 11:44pm — 4 Comments

42

42. The answer to life, the universe, and everything, is: 42. I've thought this over very thoroughly. Well, you didn't ask me 42 what? OK, retrieving from memory banks... this won't take 5,000 years... I'm afraid you might be disappointed. I am giving you the answer to the…

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Added by Steven Bridenbaugh on November 24, 2016 at 9:40pm — 4 Comments

Hazzy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas and maybe a Happy Arbor Day!!!

Happy holidays to one and all!!

I know I don't post on here a lot but when I do, I wear a top hat and do a little dance!!

I hope each of you are having an awesome time.

I sure am.

I got Dr. Pepper and chicken.

French bread and coleslaw for a happy meal.

With my…

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Added by Tinkerertink69 on November 24, 2016 at 2:22pm — 9 Comments

Thanksgiving, Standing Rock, & a hope

My daughter is making Thanksgiving dinner today. Her homeschooled children helped create the menu and were up early helping. I can smell it from my bedroom. I've been on Facebook reading "Happy Thanksgiving" greetings from friends amidst posts about Standing Rock. My son-in-law will go there tomorrow. My nine-year old grandson told me that last night when I got home. "Hopefully he won't get arrested, but..." He shrugged and smiled his hope this will not be what I am afraid it will…

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Added by Mimetalker on November 24, 2016 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Mainstrem Media Giving Thanks To Trump

"It may not be good for America, but it's good for CBS":

When I post about the media, I tend to go back to this:…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 24, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart

Thankful for all my friends who opened my understanding of a bigger world. 

Thanks to Mae Chao who invited us to our first Chinese tea ceremony…

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Added by Robert Starkey on November 24, 2016 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Thought For the Day - 24 November 2016 (it's a Turkey) [update]

Well, it is Thanksgiving (at least, in the USofA), so there should be something to be thankful for.  One would think so?  Here's some musings on The Donald's announced appointments.



Atty. General, Jeff Sessions:  will bring white supremacy to a head, by actually implementing voter suppression, as he did while Alabama AG.



HUD, Ben Carson:  will implement a voucher-only housing support program, which will enable slum lords across this great land to be even richer;…

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Added by Robert Young on November 24, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Guest post worth as much of your time as you can give it

It appeared in my fb today - go to the link. You won't regret it. The comments are everything. The comments on the comments are more.…

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Added by nerd cred on November 24, 2016 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Greeting Cards From the World's Grumpiest Poet

Around Thanksgiving my thoughts turn towards those less fortunate than myself. This year, I’ve decided to extend a hand to Giacomo Leopardi, known to his few friends as “Jock.”



Giacomo Leopardi

 

For centuries, Leopardi has been known as the world’s grumpiest poet. When Matthew Arnold published his collected poems in 1853 he intentionally omitted “Empedocles on Etna,” which is now recognized as one of his top ten poems in both the AP and Coaches…

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Added by Con Chapman on November 24, 2016 at 7:44am — No Comments

Jill Stein

Now I can understand re-count demands initiated by the desperately but marginally defeated. But Jill Stein? The lunatic candidate that explored and expanded the outer limits of the deeper depths of public support?

We've all heard about the Crazy Uncle who disrupts family gatherings. It's a comfort to know that he's brought his "wife" along with him.

Added by Gordon Osmond on November 24, 2016 at 7:35am — No Comments

House Negros Never Get Taken Seriously

In my post regarding the appointment of Jeff Sessions of Alabama to become Attorney General, I raised the following question:

"I'm waiting to see who he installs as the  'house negro''. The so-called black person who will tell Trump that everything  is  OK with the black community."

Apparently, we're about to get the answer:

Ben Carson doesn't think he's qualified to run a federal agency. Trump floats him to lead HUD anyway.

Jeva…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 24, 2016 at 5:00am — 16 Comments

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