US Ambassador to Estonia Resigns in Frustration Over Trump: The US ambassador to Estonia is resigning in frustration with President Donald Trump's comments about - and treatment of - European allies. The ambassador went on to add that about the only way he could keep the Estonian ambassadorship under a Trump presidency would be to just stay e-stoned all day long.…Continue
I doubt ANYONE finds our current electoral system to be acceptable in this day and age. It was mostly created by slave owners who believed only property owners/the "Elite" should have a say in electing government officials. That is why they create a system where the "common man's vote" really meant nothing and the votes of the people THEY placed in the "Electoral College" meant everything.…Continue
Yeah, I watched the Westminster Dog Show. What a bunch of phonies.
I could look like that too if I had my own fulltime groomer. My
tall dog had me sitting in her lap. She said, "Look, it's a Beagle
like you!" I yawned and burrowed deeper into her lap.…Continue
Family road trips when I was growing up began with the frying of chicken the night before. The idea was to carry enough food for the ride so that stopping wouldn’t be necessary. My mom could toss a drumstick into the backseat to stop our whining, and the car didn’t have to slow down.
Saving time was important because we usually got rolling later than we intended and had to…Continue
Justice Anthony Kennedy, conservative Supreme Court Justice, has been reviled by strict constructionists and ultra conservatives for his votes on what many of them considered key issues like abortion and gay rights. At the same time he has, for the most part, voted with the conservative Justices on the court.
His announcement to retire in advance of the mid-term elections is seen as no coincidence. Conservative members of Congress like Chuck Grassley have asked for any…Continue
When I woke up, I was a bird.
I pulled my beak out from under my wing and looked around, shaking my feathers loose and stretching my long neck.
Well THIS is a fine thing.…Continue
He was awake. All of him. Clearly. Ahem.
“Well, can’t waste THAT,” he laughed when he caught her looking.
And they were off to the races yet again. This was, what? The third time? No, fourth, since they stumbled into her apartment late last night.…Continue
When near hot surfaces, avoid placing your hands on them for extended periods of time, which can result in painful burns. If you happen to touch something hot, remove your hands from the surface quickly to avoid injury.
When you drop a heavy object, try not to let it land on your foot or on the foot of another. Studies at Johns Hopkins University suggest that gravity will…Continue
We leaned over the engine of the little pickup truck while the mechanic started it up. A thin stream of gasoline shot out of the engine, and we jumped back in alarm. The mechanic walked around the front of the truck and stuffed a rag into the spot.
“All Fords do that. No one knows why.”
He saw our doubtful expressions and walked back around the truck to…Continue
Added by Lydieth A on June 30, 2018 at 9:35am — No Comments
As someone who personally has been badgered & harassed for my lack of "civility", I find it mildly amusing when I hear the Democratic Elitest and the Corpocracy Owned Republicans both calling for "Civility" from the people they have been oppressing with their corruption, machinations and duplicity.
As Joan Hunter Iovino…Continue
Long time Republican political strategist, Steve Schmidt, says GOP is a threat to liberal democracy:
If you know anything about me you know that I am a HUUUUGE Chicago Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks fan.
"Why" you might ask?
Well... besides being great teams, I believe they have "Heart!"
A couple days ago, MY Blackhawks proved my beliefs to be true. …Continue
Japanese Space Explorer Arrives at Asteroid Ryugu: An unmanned Japanese space explorer has finally arrived at asteroid Ryugu on a journey to collect soil samples and then return back to Earth after traveling nearly four years and 170 million miles - just to get there.…Continue
"We must beat them with a winning narrative, not just winning debates." ----RP, Our Salon
Is there anything ever easy about a death in the family?
After years of being a nursing home invalid, and weeks following a stroke from…Continue
Scientists Say Space is Full of Dirty Toxic Grease: Researchers say they’ve determined that the Milky Way galaxy is just full of dirty, toxic space grease - the equivalent of nearly 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter. Now, who cares if the Milky Way is full of grease- I’m not planning on eating any of it anyway.…Continue