November 2016 Blog Posts (348)

Air-Conditioner Maker Carrier Will Not Send Jobs to Mexico

Air-Conditioner Maker Carrier Will Not Send Jobs to Mexico:  Donald Trump has reportedly made a deal with air-conditioner manufacturer Carrier not to close two factories in Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, preventing 1000 jobs from going to Mexico.  Good thing too, because with Donald Trump the only person standing between us and global warming, we’re definitely gonna need those air-conditioners.…


Added by Johnny Robish on November 30, 2016 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Despicables line up for jobs in Trump administration

I've been away for awhile. I spent five days in the hospital and I am now having home care visits. Just haven't had any energy and haven't been able to get comfortable! I hope to get back on track soon.

Best of the season to all!

Added by Dicky Neely on November 30, 2016 at 6:15pm — 8 Comments

Heading to the Edge of the World

That's how I feel these days.

I wonder if sailors in the time of the Flat Earth felt that, too. Okay, I know that at one time there were people who realized that the probable shape of the Earth was an orb, and at the same time those who couldn't fathom any shape other than a plane. Contention between them may have existed, but really, does that matter? The reality is that Earth is the shape that it is, no matter what anyone may believe about it.

Regardless. My world has gone…


Added by Rosigami on November 30, 2016 at 12:43pm — 81 Comments

Killing Time

Off this week, and today I am waiting for a delivery. So there you go.

Doing collages. The backgrounds are mine in the case.

The paintings are the Last Supper (DiVinci) and Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.…


Added by Terry McKenna on November 30, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Living In A "Post-Truth" World

The Oxford English Dictionary has named its word of the year for 2016 :  "post-truth".

The OED has over 600,000 words in it and has been around for over a 1000 years. It is an enormous book of course. Almost too big to lift, but now like most things can be found online :

In my…


Added by alsoknownas on November 30, 2016 at 8:30am — 39 Comments

Portrait of the New King. No Words Needed.

Added by Terry McKenna on November 30, 2016 at 7:38am — No Comments

Dead Boyfriend Club Helps Distaff Poets Get Serious

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  elena gotchko is the editor-in-chief of plangent voices (“upper-case free since 2003!”), a literary quarterly whose mission is to bring difficult, even impenetrable verse to its readers, but she’s tearing her hair out today for reasons other than the torments of artistic creation.  “let the whining begin,” she says as she hits the “Send” button to deliver rejection notices to hundreds of female writers whose poems have been turned down for January’s…


Added by Con Chapman on November 30, 2016 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

Squirrel With Plague Detected In California Campground

Squirrel With Plague Detected In California Campground:  According to a public health advisory, a ground squirrel found in a Los Angeles-area campground has tested positive for plague, causing authorities to shut down part of the Angeles National Forest for at least a week.  In an angry late night tweet, President-elect Donald Trump promised that as soon as he takes office, he plans to look into revoking squirrel camping privileges in all of our nation’s…


Added by Johnny Robish on November 29, 2016 at 10:22pm — 4 Comments

America Must Recognize Palestine

From the New York Times, Nov. 29, 2016

By Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States

     We do not yet know the policy of the next administration toward Palestine, but we do know the policy of this administration.  It has been President Obama's aim to support a negotiated end to the conflict based on two states, living side by side in peace.

     That prospect is now in grave doubt.  I am convinced that the United States can still…


Added by Ben Sen on November 29, 2016 at 4:30pm — 30 Comments

Eulogizing Castro the Way He Deserves

Fidel Castro and His Proper Eulogy

With President Obama, the US mainstream media, and other idiotic leftist world leaders such as Prime Minister Trudeau lavish accolades upon the deceased ex-dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro, we need to establish a good serving of reality to this event. It’s not so much the world having a short memory as it is the…


Added by Doc Vega on November 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Merry Xmas - early!

My Christmas Card.

Added by Terry McKenna on November 29, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Recommendations for a Camera for Xmas

It is Xmas time and many of you will be looking for a special gift. Cameras are always popular so I thought I would give my 2 cents.

Let me start by giving the final answer early on. I am recommending any of the cameras in the popular “1” sensor” category. This is a hot relatively new category. All the majors are making at least one camera to compete in this series. They are all “high end” and you CANNOT change the lens. They all offer very high quality zoom lens with the lenses…


Added by Terry McKenna on November 29, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

OSU and the Terrorist Incident They Just Can't Establish a Motive For


Just as we could have expected after a 20 year old Somali student at Ohio State University drove his van into a crowd hopping a curb, then began hacking at pedestrians with a butcher knife authorities claim to be searching for a motive! Once again while victims are hospitalized and body bags zipped up the only true victim here is that…


Added by Doc Vega on November 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments


For many years, the U.S. government regularly published a pamphlet called the Defense Planning Guidance, summarizing its official position on grand strategy.  Most Guidance’s were rather bland documents, but in February 1992, just two months after…


Added by mary gravitt on November 29, 2016 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

A MESSAGE FOR AMERICANS (from the rest of the world)

When World War One broke out in 1914, you remained neutral until 1917, sending two million soldiers, losing 50,00 lives. 

Your homes, your cities, your country remained intact.…


Added by Robert Starkey on November 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Outside. Leaves. On the ground

Outside. Leaves. On the ground.

My granddaughter Lulu was over, and we went outside and gathered a pile of sumac leaves, and then piles of twigs and walnut shells.

We dug a small hole and buried them.

It wasn't a funeral, and so we sang "someone's in the kitchen with Dinah" over and over.

Then we found a couple of brooms and swept the leaves away.

She was hungry then and we came back in and ate some yogurt.

Added by John Guzlowski on November 29, 2016 at 9:24am — 7 Comments

What Fuckery! The Incoming Administration Thus Far

Tom Price, Health and  Human Services 

Ben Carson, Housing and Urban Development 

White House Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Chief Strategist: Stephen…


Added by Ron Powell on November 29, 2016 at 9:00am — 7 Comments


US election recount: Jill Stein raises funds to examine Wisconsin result

A former presidential candidate looks likely to spur a last-minute recount of part…


Added by mary gravitt on November 26, 2016 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Honoring my son's birthday...Memoir piece

My son's birthday is today. He's a grown man, married with three children and just had a play produced at the New York Theater Workshop. But he'll always be my baby...

"Baby Naps" Memoir

My mother gave me a subscription to Parents Magazine when I announced I was pregnant. I’ve read every article on babies. The magazines are now…


Added by Mimetalker on November 26, 2016 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Zen Monk Offers Help to Maxed-Out Shoppers

NATICK, Mass.  This suburb of Boston is the shopping capital of the “Metrowest” area, with numerous upscale malls.  “We have the Shoppes at Natick Crossing, the Towne Centre Mall, and the newest, Plaza Weste,” says property manager Tori Max.  Why, this reporter asks, so many unusual spellings?  “It is how you distinguish a really classy mall from a strip mall,” she says as she stares with disdain at a shopping center across state Route 9.  “Look at how tacky that place is,” she says with…


Added by Con Chapman on November 26, 2016 at 8:13am — No Comments

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