December 2017 Blog Posts (210)

THE THING IN THE WOODS PART II

The creek wound around at least half of the farm. A row of trees lined the banks of it on both sides leaving a long shadowy trail that left the water dark and ominous looking by the time late afternoons rolled around. I hated ever getting in there much less when…

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Added by Doc Vega on December 27, 2017 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

The Thing In The Woods Part I

It seems just like it all happened such a short time ago as I look back on my childhood. Living thirty miles from the nearest town put us quite a ways out from the heart beat of the general public. Just me, my paw, and my little brother and that farm. Way out in the middle of no where was our home. I still…

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Added by Doc Vega on December 27, 2017 at 1:14pm — No Comments

2 Sentences: A Hope, A Prayer, A Jerusalem Train Trump-Stop

Israel will name a train stop at Jerusalem's ancient temple's Western Wall for Mr Trump. 

Too, now, when spring and…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on December 27, 2017 at 12:51pm — 5 Comments

The Past

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Added by Doc Vega on December 27, 2017 at 4:44am — 4 Comments

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

 

Thinking of things I could have said

But never could say

All the hurt never gone away

It's Christmas…

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Added by Doc Vega on December 27, 2017 at 4:31am — 4 Comments

Study Finds Sore Joints Aren’t Caused by Bad Weather

Study Finds Sore Joints Aren’t Caused by Bad Weather:  Researchers from Harvard Medical School say the old folk tale that bad weather prompts aches and pains in bad joints just isn’t supported by the evidence.  Now I don’t know about that, but I do know I’ve smoked some really bad joints in some good weather.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on December 26, 2017 at 9:42pm — 5 Comments

Uncle Sam giveth, Texas taketh away!

Added by Dicky Neely on December 26, 2017 at 3:55pm — 3 Comments

merry xmas! 2017 closing economics news... tax bill passes

hi all, economics news last half year or so has been dominated by tax reform bill. in a word, yikes!

have been blogging on these topics for years, and every year it seems the headlines are more extreme. am trying to find some positive things to say. the public does seem to be more tuned into these issues than years ago, and maybe economics is starting to shift the political dialog into more egalitarian/ populist direcitons. there is finally some widespread acknowledgement about the…

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Added by vzn on December 26, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Koehler Incident



"Know upon whom you press."



This phrase is not often spoken anymore by the Russian Secret Service. There's not as much need to - for even the most evil… Continue

Added by cheshyre on December 26, 2017 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

You've got to be kidding!!!! Right?

Added by Ron Powell on December 25, 2017 at 6:14pm — 4 Comments

L.A. Goes Crazy After ‘UFO' Lights Up The Sky

L.A. Goes Crazy After ‘UFO' Lights Up The Sky:  Angelenos thought the end was near this past Friday when they looked up and saw something that appeared to be an iridescent alien ship exploding across the sky.  Time to calm down people!  It was just Santa making a practice run - although I’m the first to admit that I initially thought it might be a giant condom.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on December 24, 2017 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Added by Ron Powell on December 24, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Christmas from the outside and inside

I grew up outside of Christmas, as one would expect. I wasn't exactly jealous of it because we had Chanukah and that took care of the gift issue in addition to adding the candle lighting, which is a compelling ritual. Chanukah is not remotely equivalent to Christmas in that Chanukah is a minor holiday, celebrating a war of liberation from the Syrian branch of the Greek empire and a minor miracle from that period. In…

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Added by koshersalaami on December 24, 2017 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

December 24th Photo a Day ~ Not Reindeer

Not Reindeer

Just a herd of elk in the middle of the highway a few years ago as I came around the curve.…

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Added by Anna Herrington on December 24, 2017 at 10:13am — 7 Comments

Question for a Sunday

We are taught that the concept of "democracy" originated in the 'city-state' of Athens approximately 5 to 6 hundred years before the birth of Christ.

The population was small and homogeneous and limited to the confines of the city of Athens the size of a contemporary small or mid sized…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 24, 2017 at 6:00am — 30 Comments

Couple Marries Underwater in Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary

Couple Marries Underwater in Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary:  In a break with tradition, an ocean-loving British army sergeant and a former diving instructor have gotten married in an underwater ceremony in the Florida Keys national marine sanctuary.  …

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Added by Johnny Robish on December 23, 2017 at 9:45pm — 5 Comments

THE RED FLAG PLEDGES: DONALD TRUMP STEVE BANNON IS STILL RUNNING THE SHOW PART TWO & HAPPY NEW TAX YEAR

Samuel Johnson's saying that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels has some truth in it, but not nearly enough.  Patriotism, in truth, is the great nursery of scoundrels, and its annual output is probably greater than that of even religion. …

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Added by mary gravitt on December 23, 2017 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

Schlepping Toward Bethlehem to be Born

Years ago I was told a joke by a Jewish endocrinologist who was one of my mentors as an intern.  He was second generation and spoke Yiddish and had an ear for accents.  He told this joke in a Joisey accent.  Most of my Christian friends smile with a pained look when I tell it, but I’ve never forgotten it.

“It was late at night and a young couple who had been traveling all day came to a hostel.  They knocked on the door looking for a room and were told that the place was full.  The…

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Added by Rodney Roe on December 23, 2017 at 11:15am — 9 Comments

December 23rd Photo a Day ~ Mistletoe

Mistletoe…

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Added by Anna Herrington on December 22, 2017 at 10:53pm — 7 Comments

December 22nd Photo a Day ~ When the Elves Showed Up and Trashed the Place

When the Elves Showed Up and Trashed the Place

Sure, Elves, come on over, have a good time, make a few ornaments and then immediately disappear……

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Added by Anna Herrington on December 22, 2017 at 10:46pm — 7 Comments

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