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Nunes' compromising financial ties with Russia. Yep. Of course. Again.


Say it ain't so! Folks, we've been bamboozed, er...bamboozled yet again.

All this conflict of interest deep pockets business is, of course, the darker side of globalization coupled with slack governance…


Added by MV Neland on March 26, 2017 at 3:43pm — 12 Comments

Tortoises, a cat, three more cats, a dog, a couple of national monuments, and a dress face

That's what's in my camera phone from the last couple of weeks. 

My brother in law has unfortunately found himself in territory I know all too well - he lost his first-born son and was a couple of rooms over while it was happening. Our wives our sisters. Within the last couple of years, my mother in law also lost her first born son,…


Added by koshersalaami on March 26, 2017 at 5:53pm — 9 Comments

Pointy End Down

German Robber Baron Castle

Last fall, while staying at the Caring House in Durham, N.C., I realized that I had been putting the flatware in the dishwasher upside down.  Early in our marriage we bought some stainless that had knives with pointed tips.  Most table knives are rounded on the end; these weren’t.  The tip of one of the…


Added by Rodney Roe on March 27, 2017 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

Mud Lizards Say Recent Political Events a Wake-Up Call

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.  It’s 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and Jim Glzorp readily admits he’d rather be in bed than standing outside in the cold handing out leaflets at a strip mall.  “I’ve successfully avoided politics all my life,” he says, as his 9-year-old son Jim, Jr. hugs his leg.  “When I read about all the crazies out there these days, I had to start getting involved–for my kid’s future.”



Added by Con Chapman on March 27, 2017 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Life and Death in Suburbia

Check out this repulsive thing I spotted right next to the sidewalk.

That, my friends, is a dead Armadillo.  Lying suspiciously close to where I spotted that ghastly buzzard-thing the other day.

My husband is so patient with me.  I actually stopped the car in the middle of traffic and jumped out to get this pic, all the while thinking of you…


Added by Lisa Winkie on March 27, 2017 at 9:33am — 10 Comments

Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman

This article began as a post on Facebook.  It is being posted here as requested by KosherSalaam.  Comments will be appreciated.

I get most of my best ideas when I am involved with water. Today, while I was watering the garden, just after putting in a load of wash, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Donald Trump IS NOT A BUSINESSMAN.

He's a deal maker. He buys and sells things. He doesn't make anything other than deals.

Every single business he has…


Added by Alan Milner on March 27, 2017 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Random thoughts

Random thoughts and images completed again.  It is time to let the mind find what it will discover and…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on March 27, 2017 at 11:23am — 1 Comment



It's not that I'm skittish;

or even wary.

Open and inviting, hopeful is more my


I'm only skeptical because of the way I'm…


Added by The Songbird on March 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Clown Talk on Early Childhood Education

After listening to Mick Mulvaney's talk about Meals on Wheels and programs for Early Childhood Education, I am foaming at the mouth. Here is one of my bumbling rambles, this one about the fact that the public funds that are invested in the early childhood years pay off more than they do for any other age group.


Added by Steven Bridenbaugh on March 16, 2017 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Pre-Columbian Pots and Spanish Redskins

A Dubious History

Peanuts, Goober Peas, whatever they are called, have been a staple food for a long time.  There are no fossil records of peanuts (peanuts don’t have bones or teeth), but there is ceramic evidence of peanuts as either decoration or…


Added by Rodney Roe on March 17, 2017 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Trump’s Missing Quotation Marks

I found Trump’s missing "wiretapp" quotation marks.

The gremlins had stolen them from Trump's accusatory tweets and brought them to the Leprechauns who had painted them green for the St Patrick's Day congressional hearing on how microwave stoves can turn wiretapping into surveillance by television. 

We know these belong to Trump because they're huuuuuge!…


Added by Ron Powell on March 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Amy's Irish Tacos... (aka St. Montezuma's Revenge)

Speaking as someone who could give a rat's ass about St. Patrick, snakes and/or being "Irish" (the Mick's were even worse towards the Dago's then when they first started immigrating to this country...)

I still like corned beef...  cooked cabbage and boiled to death taters & carrots not so much!



Added by Safe Bet's Amy on March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm — 31 Comments

A life well lived? No, but of it was interesting at times. Book Available

Well, Boanerges suggested I post more stories. After I got finished typing them out, I had enough material for a short book available from Amazon/Kindle.

It is a book for adults as some of the content is pretty rough. Many may find it offensive as well. 

The ebook has a minor formatting issue in that in portrait mode the table of contents does…


Added by Mike Shields on March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Nashville Skyline

Regular reader will recall that, in the post-mortem of the election, I asserted that even Red states really aren't. They're all dotted with Blue cities; some, of course, large enough to stave off the cretins. Some, not.

Today's Times brings us a first person tale of one such situation, as you might expect from the missive's title, Nashville.

I believe my people elected the…

Added by Robert Young on March 17, 2017 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

Koga the Gorilla Takes a Break

Koga, a 24-year-old male gorilla, escaped from his cage at the Buffalo zoo and was captured in the staff lounge.

Associated Press


“How come stupid humans get lounge Koga no can go in lounge?”


Cold cold cold cold cold.  Why does anyone live in this godforsaken place, it’s cold ALLA TIME!  If stupid humans had more highly-developed brains they never…


Added by Con Chapman on March 18, 2017 at 4:51am — 1 Comment



I'm all for getting on with things, paring down what is excessive, and ramping up what is lacking; finding the cohesive structure that our government is in…


Added by The Songbird on March 18, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Chrome Update and the Spy Who Came in Through the Microwave

Illustration of Integer Overflow

I can remember asking what a search engine was in my early days using computers.  A friend explained the concept and said, “There are several out there.  Google is a good one.”  So, I went with Google.  Who could have guessed how big Google would become or how…


Added by Rodney Roe on March 15, 2017 at 4:04am — 11 Comments

Freedonian Choir Has Hit With "Songs of Romantic Remorse"

ZLOTNGYSBJZ, Freedonia.  This industrial city is often referred to as the “Liverpool of Freedonia” because of the number of famous musicians who have plied their trade here before moving on to bigger venues in the nation’s capital, Dronskvb.

Freedonian Idol Season #2 Winner Nilo der Vrsdorfk


“Music is in our hearts, also in our spleens,” says Doron “Tony” Vlazchjk, a booking agent.  “Still, there has been no Freedonian Invasion of America as…


Added by Con Chapman on March 15, 2017 at 4:45am — No Comments


Hooking up on BS

Posted by Robert B. James on June 24, 2019 at 7:47am 5 Comments

Just a Little Too

Posted by Doc Vega on June 24, 2019 at 1:39am 0 Comments

Water View II

Posted by koshersalaami on June 23, 2019 at 3:00pm 11 Comments

The Merlin Of BindleSnitch

Posted by Robert B. James on June 23, 2019 at 7:07am 7 Comments

Old Soft Shoe (POEM)

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 22, 2019 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

I saw one Mountain Lion

Posted by Robert B. James on June 22, 2019 at 8:00am 3 Comments

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