November 2016 Blog Posts (348)

lovely day: crafts/coloring for adults (yes, i know...) with my 2 good friends here in subsidized senior heaven & shopping with CC at fred meyer/kroger -- our other homw away from home

okay, now, please try not to be jealous of my exciting life. not everyone can handle this kind of breakneck pace. it takes hard work and discipline and dedication and a lot of downtime to recoup. olympic level tv watching and feline and canine management -- the weekly interspecies family meetings alone could break a lesser homo sapiens. there are just so many times you can hear your critters tell you that you have an Attitude Problem before you begin to break down. and then there is the…


Added by Theodora L'Engle Knight on November 24, 2016 at 2:03am — 5 Comments


I can see me in this Charlie Brown representation of an imaginary OS family Thanksgiving gathering.

Can you see you?…


Added by Ron Powell on November 24, 2016 at 2:00am — 12 Comments

Officials Say Trump Declining Intelligence Briefings

Officials Say Trump Declining Intelligence Briefings: Some in the intelligence community are privately expressing concern over the fact that President-elect Donald Trump has been turning away intelligence briefers since his election win, noting that he has only received two classified intelligence briefings since his surprise election victory. That shouldn’t be a problem, because if you remember, he told Billy Bush he’s pretty good at quickly “grabbing hold…


Added by Johnny Robish on November 23, 2016 at 9:54pm — 6 Comments

And Jonathan Wolfman Said: "Some see clear, present, excruciatingly detailed danger in the vote. They are not wrong."

Yet, when I made this statement re the nature and extent of the effect of the outcome, some here insisted that my reaction and response was a bit of a stretch.

I was overreacting.

The first element or component of good counseling is…


Added by Ron Powell on November 23, 2016 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Thanksgiving - Remembering why We Observe the Ritual

The origins of the ritual: In the USA the holiday began as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington.

It has much less to do with the mythic celebration of Native Americans and the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony and much more…


Added by JMac1949 Today on November 23, 2016 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

Trump Will/Should Not Nominate Romney as SofS It’s difficult to focus on specific issues whilst in the glow of celebrating the country’s release from the collectivist jaws of the Clintons and Barack …

Trump Will/Should Not Nominate Romney as SofS

It’s difficult to focus on specific issues whilst in the glow of celebrating the country’s release from the collectivist jaws of the Clintons and Barack Obama, but let’s force ourselves.

Through the floodgates of liberation, many candidates have suddenly been released from the collectivist closet. Prominently among them are candidates for Secretary of State.

For some reason, Mitt Romney is among them, and, incredibly, a…


Added by Gordon Osmond on November 23, 2016 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Day One of Blissful Solitude

It has taken me a few years, but I am learning to love holidays. Or rather, "The Holidays" as we euphemistically call the last 6 weeks of the calendar year. I used to like them as a kid even though they involved lots of work. Mom did the cooking but my sisters and I did the cleaning. One of us washed and one of us dried. The other one got the day off. But the food was good and the TV shows helped with the…


Added by Phyllis on November 23, 2016 at 7:42am — 5 Comments

On Schools Offering Post-Election Counseling

I've written several pieces, spoken on air, about university syllabi "trigger-warnings" and reading list "opt-outs", how they threaten the Liberal Arts core project. At the same time, I applaud UNLV's offer to provide post-election group counseling and other support to those of its students who believe they/their families are now jeopardized. Far from striking at the Liberal Arts Idea, UNLV's move…


Added by Jonathan Wolfman on November 23, 2016 at 6:00am — 21 Comments

I Love it When a Woman Snores

I love it when a woman snores,

I rate it higher than s’mores,

or Hydrox  cookies, chicken (fried);

It means, I think, she’s satisfied.

That gentle sound recalls to mind

A buzzsaw whizzing through plank  pine.

A lower pitch, the basso sort,

Sounds like a shrimp boat leaving port.

Then there’s the “schnuck” noise that escapes

from her mouth left all  agape.

I’ll leave off there, don’t want to…


Added by Con Chapman on November 23, 2016 at 5:54am — 1 Comment

Study Finds Fewer U.S. Parents Spanking Their Kids

Study Finds Fewer U.S. Parents Spanking Their Kids:  A new U.S. study suggests that spanking and hitting children to discipline them has become much less common in recent decades as more parents choose non-physical approaches such as “time-outs” instead.  Of course the complete opposite is true for the Cleveland Browns’ defense, who could use a lot more hitting and substantially less time-outs.…


Added by Johnny Robish on November 22, 2016 at 9:57pm — No Comments

a swastika on a mirror, a meeting shown on tv where people gave the nazi salute, but also visiting the groomer & huge great dane puppy & a brave man being very kind to me.

i was so afraid of this but i never dreamed that it would start so soon or that it would happen in my neighborhood. i was so naive. i thought that because it's an affluent area but also has many apartments complexes where students live. i was comforting myself that this is a safe place. i was a fool.

Kosher, i need to read the post of a post that you posted about this country not being a safe haven for our people anymore. i am so scared to read it because it is already obvious to me…


Added by Theodora L'Engle Knight on November 22, 2016 at 9:22pm — 8 Comments

So Much Going On!

       No prosecution of Hillary.  No mercy for the press.  No denial of the White Nationalists.  No denial of his million dollar investment in the company building the pipeline through Native Sacred lands....What a Thanksgiving!  

       The "transition" is waffling back and forth.…


Added by Zanelle on November 22, 2016 at 2:42pm — 56 Comments

Killing the Future, Coincidence or Conspiracy?

John F. Kennedy/Assassinated

November 22, 1963, Dallas, TX

Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and later also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz…


Added by Ron Powell on November 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Never To Be Forgotten Just Before Thanksgiving in 1963 Part II Anatomy of an Assassination

Kennedy Assassination Revisited Part II

The disturbing fate of President of John F. Kennedy just prior to Thanks Giving Day in 1963 compels us to further re-examine what most would consider an unsatisfactory…


Added by Doc Vega on November 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

If you are interested in preserving ACA (Obamacare)

House Speaker Paul Ryan is conducting a phone poll on ACA. It is obvious from the prompts that he is hoping to find overwhelming opposition to it. However, that doesn't have to be the case.

The phone number is (202) 225-0600. The first prompt asks for you to punch in a number to determine what issue you wish to address. #2 is ACA; you don't have to wait out the message. Then you'll hear a recording about Ryan's proposal to get rid of portions of the ACA, HR-3762. After that, you get… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on November 22, 2016 at 9:54am — 6 Comments

A Black Inspiration (Not Obama)

Nellie Lutcher—My Introduction to the Wonders of Black Culture

I was a teenager before I realized that blacks existed.

Without my knowing, blacks had been bussed to schools far from the ones I attended through high school.

But somewhere along the line, I heard, in my culturally liberal home environment, the recordings of Nellie Lutcher, and that launched me along a cultural path which has immeasurably enriched my life.

Looking back, way back, I have a clearer view of what…


Added by Gordon Osmond on November 22, 2016 at 9:46am — 12 Comments

Two Rifles, One Window

I was able to catch up on work enough to leave town and work from a lap top for a few days. Today I return to the office and clients.

I have not seen a paper, listened to a radio or watched TV news since last week. My e-mail, full of rage on the part of friends is enough.

Later at the end of the day I am going to start reading a book; "A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination". The reviews have been good. I bought…


Added by alsoknownas on November 22, 2016 at 8:00am — 41 Comments

November 22nd, 2016 - Camelot Forgotten and JFK

Nobelesse oblige…:  Today is the 53nd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  I searched Google to see how it is being remembered in 2016 and 90% of what I found were books and stories about speculation on various conspiracies.  There's almost nothing about the legendary man who became the first US President who was born in the 20th Century.  He was also the first Catholic to hold that office which was a big deal on the spectrum of prejudice…


Added by JMac1949 Today on November 22, 2016 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

I Stand With Standing Rock!

When I was a child my father arose every morning at 4:30 AM to prepare for his job at General Motors, Central Foundry, in Danville, Illinois. My earliest conscious memories are the smell of bacon and coffee, like smelling salts, pulling me out of deep sleep into lucid dreams. I…


Added by Robert Starkey on November 22, 2016 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

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