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Thursday, January 19, 2017

A New American Holiday

With a hat tip to Cube:

...[T]he Obamas aren’t going away. Despite her current bout of self-pity with Oprah, Michelle and her husband inevitably will be offering a counterpoint to the Trump presidency....
Related and worth a few moments of your time (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):

Trump’s Victory Is a Pivotal Turning Point in Human History.

Excerpt below the fold.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The "Tammarrow" Tweet

(For politics, please scroll down)

From WKYC  (dated January 17, 2017):
A Maryland public school district has fired one of its employees a week after one of her tweets for the district went viral.

On Jan. 5, in response to a tweet from a student directed at the Frederick County Public Schools Twitter account asking for schools to close "tammarow," Katie Nash, who was in charge of running the @FCPSMaryland feed, tweeted back: "But then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow?’ :)" It was retweeted and liked more than 1,000 times each, and Nash even got her own hashtag, #KatiefromFCPS....
Read the rest HERE.

My view: Twitter is a public forum. If someone can't stand the ensuing heat there after posting a Tweet that contains an error, that someone shouldn't be Tweeting.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Recommended Reading

See Obama's 'legacy', a long list of firsts compiled by Old NFO of Nobody Asked Me...Veritas nos liberabit. Supporting links are provided.

Related (from Global Research)...The Obama Legacy: “Dying Democracy”, Extrajudicial Assassinations, Wars, Terrorism, Refugee Crisis...

Can America recover from these firsts foisted upon our nation — and the world — by Barack Hussein Obama and his cohorts?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday The 13th

(For politics, please scroll down)

Maneki-neko good luck charms originated in Japan, but they are often present in Chinese shops and restaurants.
Ian Willms for the New York Times.

From the New York Times:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Speaking Of Fake News...

Gutfeld is right!  Our media often take fiction as fact because fiction fits their assumptions (cognitive bias):

This morning's big story on the news: Trump Said to Be Told of Unverified Russian Intelligence. Apparently, the 35-page document, which is unverified, has been floating around for months, and Trump Organization official Executive Vice President Michael Cohen has never been to Prague.

[hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance for the video in this blog post]

Sunday, January 8, 2017

About Revisionist History

This video of less that four minutes is worth your time:

Related reading, with thanks to Thersites...Left's Mission Accomplished: Blacks Torturing Whites.

In my view, there is no way to undo the wrongs of the past, and, in fact, attempting to do so leads to all sorts of unforeseen deleterious consequences, including misplaced guilt, a sense of entitlement, and divisiveness.

Your thoughts on the topic?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Final Days Of The Obama Administration

Obama certainly has been busy wielding executive power as January 20, 2017 gets closer! See AS THE WORM TURNS: Obama's Last Destruction In Office at Stogie's site Saber Point.

And here's something else to add to the list in the above link....

Note: the title of the video below is deceptive. The video actually discusses yet another federal land grab in Western states by using (abusing) the Antiquities Act of 1906 :

More environmental lunacy...EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps: Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm.

Then, there's this: White House fails to make case that Russian hackers tampered with election: US issued JAR billed itself as an indictment that would prove Russian involvement.

And this (hat tip to Bunkerville): EPA targets key ingredient in pizza, bread in latest eleventh-hour rule. Note that:
...The EPA is issuing the proposed rule because of a lawsuit it lost in federal court brought by the Sierra Club, claiming that the rule from the 1990s needed to be updated under the Clean Air Act.

Summary of this administration's final days:

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year — And My Year In Review

What I Learned In 2016:

1.  When my body began sending out distress signals in March, I should not have assumed that the ever-increasing abdominal pain and the drastic loss of appetite were normal parts of aging.  Wrong!  Had I sought medical help earlier, I certainly would not have had so many months of grinding pain.  My usual method of powering through the day was a huge mistake that I won't make again!

2. Cats know things! When I'm in crisis (including grinding pain), Nurse Cameo hovers as she stands guard and sleeps all night with me. When I'm better, she goes back to sleeping by the radiator or in the recliner. Our other two cats, Mysti and Amber, go into hiding when I'm in poor health.

3.  When I had health crisis after health crisis in 2016, Mr. AOW and I found out who my true friends were.  Thank you, dear friends, for all your help and for your words of encouragement along the way.

4.  Oh!  I almost forgot politics!  Well, it turns out that America still holds surprises in politics — including the results of the 2016 National Election.  A year ago, not many would ever have thought that Donald J. Trump would be elected the 45th President of the United States and that the following would become one of the most-frequently watched videos of 2016:

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Climate Change Scam

Click directly on the graphic to enlarge it:

I submit that the various climate change scams provide certain organizations and businesses huge rake-offs.

Friday, December 23, 2016

A Christmas Visitor

Posted by Warren

(Originally posted on "Longrange" for Christmas 2004)

4:00 am 12/24/04

There was a knock on my front door which startled me awake. My dogs were barking which required my dire threats to quieten them as I answered the door.

Maybe you have heard of our weather and the unusually cold temperatures and large amount of snow that has fallen in the last 24 hours. I live just south of Interstate 64 in Southern Indiana and you may have seen the news about the closed Interstate and stranded motorists on the national news.

A man in his early fifties, about my own age, stood at the door. He was wearing tennis shoes, jeans, a field jacket and sock hat. His glasses were frosted and his pale white hands and reddened knuckles gave witness that he wore no gloves.

He told me he was lost and asked for directions to a certain address. I told him that he missed his mark by a mile and a half and asked him where his car was. He said he was walking.

I invited him in and sat a chair for him by the warm air from the furnace vent. He was shivering uncontrollably and a faint whiff of alcohol was on his breath. I asked if I could fix him something to eat but he refused and accepted a hot cup of coffee.

My wife talked to him as he warmed himself and I could hear him speaking as I prepared his fresh coffee.

My son heard his voice and came into the living room to sit and listen, and to watch, just in case.

His story unfolded.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016