It’s Friday. We could all use a break from the “crazies” and we do have options, if we choose.
It’s Friday. We could all use a break from the “crazies” and we do have options, if we choose.
The latest rumor is that Ivanka and Jared asked dotard Donnie to remove Mike Pence from the 2020 ticket. What do you expect to happen? Why it is the TRUMP/TRUMP ticket for 2020. Dotard Donnie and his “crush” Ivanka would be on the same ticket. Yep. He thinks and she thinks that she will be the first female president. After all, she has been traveling the world with daddy and meeting with diplomats in preparation for her big moment. Don’t forget all that White House training that daddy is giving her.
Open Thread. Have at it.
It’s been years since I posted something here. In 2016, my political venting was done on Facebook. Since then, I have become acutely aware that Facebook is NOT my “Friend”. Where, o where can I vent? Tpzoo provides a safe and friendly environment for that.
The campaign season is quickly approaching and there are still too many choices. Ha! I predict that by January 2020, the number of candidates left with any money in their campaign funds will be down to 10. It would benefit our nation and the world if we replace Fatsolini with a Democrat. In order to reap any benefits from having a Democrat in the White House, it is imperative that we keep the House and we take the Senate back from Moscow Mitch.
That’s about all that I have for now. It isn’t much, but, it is a start. I will leave you with what I saw written on a bumper sticker; “Carry like 1776”. Hmm, guess that means muskets.
Feel free to vent. It’s good for the soul.
Democrats will be running on decriminalizing marijuana. When that happens, we won’t find ourselves down to seeds and stems.
It’s has been almost forever since I posted something. 😏 Forgive me if I mess this thing up.
This is going to be short and to the point. It’s time for the media to move past Senator Franken. There is no comparison between Franken’s poor behavior and the sexual assault of teenagers by Roy Moore.
I agree with Bill Maher when he stated that we can’t be more offended than the victim.
Don the Con’s victims are STILL waiting for an apology and for their day in court.
No special theme… just a free for all 🙂 , not really. It’s gonna cost ya.
Tomato season is in full swing and tomato soup is one of my favorites. I found a good recipe which of course I had to “doctor up” to suit my taste buds. Here it is:
Tomato Soup with Garden Fresh Tomatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil (for sauteing)
4 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes
1 onion chopped
4 garlic cloves chopped (let chopped cloves sit for 15 minutes before cooking)
2 cups chicken broth
Spices: 1 tbls. Cumin, 1 1/2 teas. Turmeric, 1 1/2 teas. Ginger, 1 teas. salt, Optional: sugar to taste, fresh basil, dash of hot sauce.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons All-purpose flour (I use King Arthur flour)
I give this 5 Yums.
Nonewhere is experiencing “technical difficulties” so he asked me to post something so that bloggers have a place to discuss the issues of the day.
I’m going to regress to Sunday’s special day, Mother’s Day. My mother had a beautiful singing voice and she sang a variety of different songs throughout the day. She gave me my love of music. Here’s one of the songs she would sing.
This is your Open Thread for the day. It’s your turn to Speak Up or Sing if you like 🙂
Ah, the days of listening to FM radio as I cruised the highways and byways. Will that be ending soon? Will Norway set a trend? By 2017, Norway will see the end to FM radio. By then, music and news will all be digital.
“Radio digitisation will open the door to a far greater range of radio channels, benefiting listeners across the country. Listeners will have access to more diverse and pluralistic radio-content, and enjoy better sound quality and new functionality. Digitisation will also greatly improve the emergency preparedness system, facilitate increased competition and offer new opportunities for innovation and development,” says Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey
READ MORE HERE.
And who would have thought that Norwegians were so godless?
Europe is known for its pluralistic views, especially in countries like France where the Roman Catholic Church ran into the Enlightenment at the end of the 18th century. The Church of Norway was the official state church until 2012 when the constitution of the country was amended. The percentage of Norwegians who attend church on a weekly basis is below 2 percent, according Statistics Norway.
That about does it for me.
This is our Open Thread. Now it is your turn to Speak Up! It’s silly of me to say such a thing because no one that comments here has difficulty speaking up.
Looks like Nonewhere forgot to post something for Tuesday.
This is our Open Thread. Speak Up! Protests everywhere… why can’t we just love each other.
For many of us non-vegetarians, today is the big “turkey day” of the year. Some of us, spend this day with family and friends, some of us spend this day by ourself, and some of us spend this day giving and helping others.
No matter how you spend the day, turkey is often the highlight of the meal. Even vegetarians enjoy a Tofurky. Personally, I’m not much of a fan of Tofurky. To each their own 🙂 .
At our place, when the meal is done, Mr. Nonewhere starts working on the beginnings of turkey soup. It is cold and damp in the Northwest and in the Northeast of this nation. I understand that it gets cold and damp in other parts, too (hee, hee). Nothing warms the inners like soup in the winter and turkey makes a great soup starter. So to help you with some recipe ideas, here is a link to some yummy turkey soup recipes.
This is our Open Thread. Speak Up and let us know how your day is going.
Can you read my mind? Some people can.
This is our Open Thread. Speak Up!
Sleep, ah, wonderful sleep. Not getting enough or getting too much sleep can have adverse effects on the body.
Excessive food cravings during the day can be the result of insufficient sleep where as over sleeping has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and even early death.
Since sleep effects our circadian clock, it can cause Circadian Rhythm Disorders.
You can read about some other things that you might not know about sleep HERE.
This is our Open Thread. Speak Up about anything.
Tuesday was a sad day for our nation. President Obama’s voters deserted him. This feels like a repeat of 1998. Democrats need to learn to show up at all elections.
I am getting too old to continue to fight to save our nation. This election was about the future for the Gen X’s, Gen Y’s, and Millennials. There will probably still be enough food and clean water to drink until I get planted in the ground. I’m not sure that I can say the same for my children and grandchildren.
So, will the rich keep getting richer? Will we be returning to the feudal system? Is this the end of democracy? Sadly, America now has the worst government that money can buy. The “kooks” will be running the nation financed by the greedy likes of the Koch brothers.
Just a word to the younger generation, if Social Security is dismantled, your parents and/or grandparents will be moving in with you. You will be straddled with student loan debt because the Republicans use your money to finance their wars and war machinery. You will have the country that your apathy and lack of voting will provide. I wish you luck with that. As I said, I am old and for me, “everyday above ground is a good day”.
This is our Open Thread. I’m sure there will be plenty to Speak Up about.
NB: I cried when Reagan got elected and I came close to crying on Tuesday night.
I love dancing so I found this video to be fun to watch. Besides, dancing is excellent exercise. I present “Tap vs Irish Dance”.
This is our Open Thread. Speak up and be happy.
Sometimes quiet can be a good thing. Here’s a short story about a town in West Virginia that gave up their wireless gadgets.
GREEN BANK, West Virginia—The barrage of noise and distractions that are all but inescapable in most American communities is refreshingly absent in this unassuming hamlet, located in the wooded hills of Pocahontas County, four hours west of Washington, D.C. Here, no cell phones chirp or jingle, and local kids aren’t glued to the glowing screens of their mobile devices. Older residents roll down their car windows to greet each other and leave their front doors unlocked.
But Green Bank, population 143, isn’t a technological backwater. On the contrary, it is the proud home of one of the marvels of the space age: the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, or GBT for short. Towering nearly 500 feet above its wide, green valley, with a dish large enough to cradle a football field, the GBT is the world’s biggest fully steerable radio telescope—and one of the largest movable objects anywhere on land. Locals jokingly refer to it as the Great Big Thing.
The GBT and other radio telescopes enable astronomers to detect and study objects in space that give off little visible light but emit naturally occurring radio waves—objects such as pulsars, gas clouds, and distant galaxies.
This is our Open Thread. I do hope that you read the complete article at National Geographic as I only posted the opening three paragraphs.
There are a lot things to be afraid of lately, at least that is what the media keeps telling us.
Here’s some ways to conquer fear.
Explanation for these can be found here as I will not be providing more details. I feel confident that you will be finding all kinds of information to share.
This is our Open Thread. You know what to do. Speak Up! Have a field day.
The three Sisters volcanoes tower over the cities of Sisters and Bend, Oregon. This photo was taken from the lava fields that were deposited between 1300 and 3000 years ago from the volcano named Belknap. Only two mountains can be seen from this area. The volcano with the most glaciers, is the Middle Sister. The other, is the North Sister. The South Sister which is considered to be an “active” volcano cannot be seen from these lava fields.
That’s all I have.
This is our Open Thread. Speak Up!
Ah, sleep. It’s something that most people will agree that they enjoy. A good night’s sleep is so refreshing.
While we are sleeping, our brains are busy doing things such as:
So when someone says, “Let me sleep on it”, then that it is a good thing.
Read more about this at HuffPo.
Here’s a picture of our Homer, sleeping. I wonder if he has similar brain activity while sleeping.
This is our Open Thread. I said my piece, now it’s your turn to Speak Up!
I have a friend who is a retired professional writer and she posts “rants” on Facebook. With her permission, I am posting her most recent rant.
I love the way some people make up definitions of words to suit their own purposes.
Yesterday in the Reading Eagle a woman carrying on about the current focus of Tea hatred, the children coming across the border, said the word refugee means someone fleeing from a state of war. So these kids aren’t “refugees.”
I got out the ol’ Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, which defined “refugee” as someone fleeing from a country because of danger or persecution. No mention of war as a prerequisite.
The woman went on to lecture that kids in our own country need help. After all, the economy is bad and so on and so forth.
When I read that, I started thinking about kids in our own country, too. Just probably not the same kids she was thinking about.
I was thinking about kids I saw standing in the middle of a godforsaken snow-covered desert on a Navajo reservation many years ago. Torn clothes, little food, missionaries and government workers living in beautiful houses, grand pianos in their living rooms. Those kids need help too. They always have. Ever since we invaded their country and took everything they had, they’ve needed help. Ever since we took their uranium to power our addiction to electronics, they needed help. Ever since we won their land from them, fair and square, first by poisoning them with smallpox and booze and then by taking any arable land they had left by murdering those who tried to stop us, they needed help.
But those weren’t the kids this woman was talking about. And it occurred to me that’s why these haters are so afraid–because all hate stems from fear.
Oh, these good Christian folks might fear the wrath of God. But I’ll tell you what.
They fear Karma even more.
This is our Open Thread. Time to Speak Up!
Dear John Boehner:
You know how you get those little postcards in the mail sometimes telling you that you’re part of some class action lawsuit because you bought a malfunctioning Pez dispenser between 1995 and 2003 or something? You’re told if you want to be part of the lawsuit, you need not do anything. If you want to opt out of participating in the lawsuit, you must say so in writing.
So I am writing to tell you I’m opting out of the lawsuit you’re filing against President Obama.
This has nothing to do with the fact that on CNN tonight they showed you and some of your fellow Repubs mocking Obama while readying your lawsuit. I’ve grown accustomed to you folks acting like a bunch of spoiled brats each time you don’t get your own way about something. No, this is all about money. My money.
I can’t get a definite figure on how much you’re going to spend of taxpayer money for this. Whatever it is, it’s too much. You haven’t earned a cent of your pay for quite a few years now. So you’re going to sue the President for trying to earn his.
Pardon my denseness, but I’m somehow missing the logic in that.
You and your fellow Repubs spent $2.3 million worth of taxpayer money trying to defend the indefensible Defense of Marriage act. You did this even though poll after poll indicates that most Americans really don’t feel the need to stick their noses into someone else’s personal life. You and your fellow Repubs are spending an estimated $3.3 million on your most recent Benghazi investigation. Courtesy of the taxpayers of course. Once again, excuse me for my denseness, but I’m still not getting why you were silent when several thousand Americans were killed in the 9/11/2001 attacks–despite the fact that the Bush administration had received warnings that indicated such an attack was coming. And I’m also a bit befuddled about your silence when Bush took us into Iraq looking for non-existent WMDs. How many people died because of that little jaunt into fantasyland? If silence is golden, you and your fellow Repubs have a whole Ft. Knox worth of silence on that one.
So. I’m opting out of this lawsuit. When you get a ballpark figure on how much this latest exercise in ignorance will cost, please divide that amount by the number of taxpayers in the country and send me the refund I have coming. Also, I would like this in cash. No offense, but I don’t want to be left holding a worthless check when you’ve finally managed to bleed my country dry with all your “fiscal conservatism”.
I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next on your agenda. If I recall, Michele Obama was wearing a blue dress in that beautiful photo making the rounds a while back. Maybe you could sue her for discriminating against Repubs by not wearing a RED dress. Just a suggestion. I’m sure that, even as I write, the Republican Nitwit Committee is brainstorming more ways to spend lots of money on all these vendettas you’ve tried to pass off as being in the interest of the American people.
So. Please remove my name as a plaintiff in your lawsuit. I am looking forward to receiving my cash refund, which I will immediately take to the supermarket to have it examined with their nifty money scanner to be sure it isn’t as bogus as you are.
This is the Ronstadt Generations. Yes, the oldest guitar player is Linda’s brother. The young man on the cello, is Michael G. Ronstadt. We have had Michael perform house concerts at our place when we lived in Pennsylvania.
The Cost of Freedom is buried in the ground.
Happy Mother’s Day. We all have mothers even those test tube babies needed an egg to get their development started.
The history of Mother’s Day here.
What’s on your mind today? Speak Up!
Nonewhere has had a lot on his mind lately so not only did he forget Tuesday’s post, he forgot Friday’s music. This means, it’s my turn to post.
We saw these two bands at the WOW Hall in Eugene. Their music was fun to listen to and even more fun to dance to. These bands are from Portland, OR.
The opening act, Chervona…
The main act, Vagabond Opera…
People do wear costumes when they attend a Vagabond Opera show. Then again, it was Eugene and people are always looking for reasons to wear a costume.