Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Texas Makes 'Em Meaner, Leaner, Stronger


To me, the one image that will stay with me is, these women, who were stuck in an assisted living home, while the water rose around them. These are some cool cucumbers. They obviously have been through some sh*# in their lives if this didn't faze them.

Kudos to all the people who have helped. It's hard looking at scenes of distraught, stranded people, whose lives at forever changed by  a hurricane named, Harvey. It's also so heartening to see so many people helping, holding, hugging, and saving. I cannot ever realize the terror of these past few days by what they have gone through. We don't see the rising waters, the smells, the devastation of homes. But, it is the image of these women I will always remember after Texas is restored and reclaimed by its amazing citizens.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Scathingly Brilliant Ad


This is absolutely brilliant

Will PETA A Peel!?

Let us discuss something besides the nutter in the House, and go back to this story, the tale of a macaque, who took a selfie, which started a brouhaha with those other nutters from PETA. They filed a lawsuit for the macaque, who probably didn't give two bananas for their intervention on his behalf, claiming the copyright belonged to the animal, not the photographer, who eventually lost his life savings due to PETA's petty and pointless perusal. Eventually, a judge, who seemed to have a good head on his shoulders, said, an animal cannot own the copyright. I do believe PETA plans to appeal, or should I say, a-peel. Ho-hum. You know (here comes the rant) PETA could do so many good things. I'm sure they do, sometimes. Yet, like a dog, they manage to bite themselves in the ass too often. We really would respect you, PETA, without your need to create drama to bring attention to your cause. Just heel, or, is that, heal? The photographer is very happy this image has been shown. It is truly a magnificent image. He would really like to be compensated for the use of his property, whereby beautiful animal took such photo. Pay up, PETA!

*Yes, I'm using Wikimedia to give more info, although, Wiki has been very, very naughty as well.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lottery Losers


Do you know anyone in Massachusetts? I do have some relatives who live close, but I'm afraid they would be the type who would lose it all in a matter of months, just like these poor saps did. It's really hard to go from rags to riches if you don't get financial advice. I know I could not handle it alone. Like Norma Babcock, I'd spend my money on toys and chocolate.


Let's hope whomever won, uses it wisely.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I Am All Pow(dot dot dot) oh, sh*#!


Seriously, is this guy's ego so big he thinks he's more powerful than the sun? What a goof.

Anyway, we are still here. Not that I had any superstitious thoughts regarding the eclipse. It was rather touch and go here in Cheddarland due to a cloudy sky, but the sun did shine, although, I didn't have any special glasses, I used my phone and tried to aim in the right direction.


Meh. It looked pretty cool in pictures I did see on the WWW.


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Interestingly, after my post about the Slenderman trail, one girl has pleaded guilty to second degree murder. She claims it was the other girl's idea and that at first she thought it was a joke. Hmmm. She may serve only ten years if the deal goes through. She could also be found mentally incompetent and spend some time in an institution.

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Paul Ryan had his fake town hall meeting and was asked about Trump's comments concerning "Both sides." Ryan said something about racism and bigotry having no place in this country, yet he still defends his master. He is such a two faced %$#@.

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Did you ever see these awesome hyper reality paintings? Wow, some are truly incredible.



That's all for now, cause I am writing a book, this one plain fiction. I've learned my lesson, I hope. although, I did sell a book in Japan. Whoo-hoo!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Slender Thread of Man


In my humble opinion, this is where the judicial system fails, when it comes to deciding who is incompetent to go to trial, and who is sane enough to understand why they are going to go to prison for a very long time. The trial, the so called Slenderman trial has been plodding along since 2012, after two twelve year old girls planned for months to kill a former friend. The key issue I believe is the fact that these girls did plan out this horrific crime for months, so, therefore, it was not a crime of passion, or delusion, or, whatever they want to call it. I have a problem with that vague assessment. I think you can still be functioning in the real world and still be insane. Just look up serial killers, any of them, who managed to live in a "normal" world whilst planning their next kill. I see these young girls, occasionally, on the news, now fifteen, being dragged into court, chains rattling, as they face another court hearing. Their faces remain impassive, as if in some trance. As far as I know, they still believe in Slenderman, and will follow his orders- still.

Does that sound like voices of reason? Our society has still not found a way to care for the mentally ill. It's either prison, where they will never receive help, or, a psychiatric ward, until they are deemed fit to enter society. Both options are unacceptable. I do believe both girls are a danger to society and should never be set free, but, I also believe they are so mentally damaged (as the many who are incarcerated) prison is just a dumping ground for the unfit. Can we try and get something right in this? The girls finally have trial dates set for September and October. Either decision made is justly, wrong.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Soap Box Saturday


Oooh, how sad for this woman who wants her in laws to love their grandchildren the way she expects them to be loved. She even goes as far as asking them to take the children for a night, knowing they are not keen on the idea.

It would be great if grandparents fawned all over the little apples.  I know the type that has to be involved in every activity the child belongs in, and has withdrawal symptoms if they miss a few days not seeing them. I fall in between, with my granddaughter. Love to see her, love to see her go bye, bye.
This woman needs to stop. Clearly, the couple are done with children, and that is perfectly fine. If this woman wants what I think she wants, there are plenty of lonely elders who would love to have little ones around, just stop putting your expectations on others.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Like a Rolling Drone

And the hits just keep coming.  Bannon is out. Tina Fey thinks we should all eat sheet cake. Why is that funny?  Just don't get it.

Anyway,  a song for Steve. Maybe he can relate.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Christmas in August


Back in the day, a total eclipse would sound the alarm that the world was coming to an end. Oh, how silly those peasants must have felt when they had to go back to the fields.

Have plans this coming Monday? Seems like a lot of bruhaha for a few minutes of darkness. Doesn't that happen every twelve hours? Yeah, yeah, I get it, sort of. I just have a feeling, the build-up is going to be greater than the actual event, like Christmas. Although I did hear, birds and critters will fall from the sky, their being so confused. Hmm. I plan on doing nothing on this day, except, the usual, potion brewing, spell bindings...

If my gramps were here, he would have made a box for me, none of these fancy glasses, which were selling on Amazon for $60 a pack. Pfffttt. Unfortunately, gramps would be around 110, about the age I'll be the next time an eclipse appears near my hood. Yeah, it's a chance to get our minds off the nutter in the W.H., or, maybe this is the end of the world. The way things have been going lately, who knows. May the court jesters keep their eyes on Trump and Korean Koo koo on Monday.

Oh, and to add to the weird, Bonnie Tyler plans to sing that horrific song during the eclipse.

Ugh.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fox Conned


Obviously, Paul Ryan reads my blog since he has finally agreed to meet the people of his territory. All questions will be pre-approved. I do hope he answers the question about the company Foxconn, coming to town. Sounds like a great plan, right? A brand new company to employ cheddarheads. Foxconn makes crystal monitors. Everyone needs one to use a computer, a telly, and all the modern doodads.

The carrot on the stick: Jobs for Wisconsintes.

The stick: Foxconn get $3 billion in tax incentives, meaning Wisconsin won't break even until 2042.

The stick: Many jobs will go to out of towners.

The stick: Most jobs will go to educated, skilled workers.

The stick: By the year 2042, crystal monitors may be obsolete, possiblt leaving another abandoned promise and empty dreams.

The stick: Cheddarheads will be paying for this company with no benefit for years to come.

Did I mention that part, twice? It needs repeating.

So, why does our Governor Walker want this deal? Why is Trump happy with this?

Seems the only one making out is, Foxconn.

The cons: Foxconn, Walker, Trump, Ryan.

The ones holding the stick. Wisconsin.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

"High Priest of Fraud"

This is so nutty, but, true. Yeah, there was a show with a character named Trump, who wanted to build a wall, and other stuff. Snopes says so. Hey, you can sign up and they will alert you to fake news. I need that. But, back to this gem...


Is God on Your Side?


It's so senseless, I am having difficulty trying to comprehend the actions of such barbarism in Charlottesville.

This is a revised edition. I previously had a link where the police were blamed for alleged apathy.  There is no one to blame except the creeps on the alt- right, and you- know- who.

And the ass in charge blames many sides? Really? Okay. Let's blame the ghouls who have come out of their bomb shelters to show their true color. White. Let's blame the police force(less) for (allegedly) standing by as women were punched by mad men, whilst a hater plowed into a group of protestors, killing a woman.

Now, go to church and pray.



Friday, August 11, 2017

Donald Strangenolove



Well, what can we say about these two nuts? They are going to get us killed.

So, isn't it time send both to the home? They can play pretend crazy leaders. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bloody Lack of Humour


I'm a news junkie, so I go to places I should not wander, such as, The Daily Mail.  The paper's motto seems to be, 'We will find and print every dirty rotten news story we can about America!' I feel I need a shower after reading this rag. Today, I got stupid and commented on a  silly article. I admit going too far using the term, "bloody brit." I should have written, "bloody stupid brit." Hey, I was channeling John Cleese.
I really need to stop reading garbage like this, but lately, "real news" is a bloody rot.

Take that ya wankers. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Don't Hug Me, Either, Either, Or


I felt bad for Seinfeld and the lady hugger, it was AWKWARD to witness a hugger go after a non-hugger, although, Jerry denies he doesn't hug, he just prefers to know the person.

I am extremely uncomfortable in these hugging situations. I have been known to sneak out of gatherings just to avoid the goodbye hugs. Shaking hands in church had some influence to my atheism, I'm sure. I just want to crawl up and roll away when I see PDA's, especially with... no, pretty much with everyone. My sister is a hugger. When her outlaw side gets together it takes half an hour for everyone to get the hugging over. I'm not saying it's bad, but the non-huggers are put in a position where they are perceived as uncaring, unfriendly, anti-social beings. Not true. Except for the anti-social part, I am a friendly gal. Just don't come at me with your arms open wide, expecting to be reciprocated with a smile and arms akimbo. You will most likely get a glare, a stare and a back, retreating to the nearest exit. So, in conclusion, don't hate non-huggers. Let the stupid hug/slug fest go. For me and Jerry, think before you act.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Trump to Dump, Dump to Trump


Frankly, my dear, this may be the best thing Trump has done, and will ever accomplish during his stay at the, "dump." I confess, I have never been. It just never interested me, unless I would be allowed to roam the halls. That would be cool, although, the halls, and walls, and ceilings, have seen better days. That makes me sad that no one wanted to address the situation. Even my favorite President allegedly chose to have Trump deal with maggots, flies, stinky spots, leaking ceilings, yellow rugs and drapes. Tsk, tsk.

So, here's to you, The Donald, your legacy. I do hope your stay is short and tweet.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

To Roam or Not to Roam


This, I'm sure, will be a controversial subject for many people, the right to own animals. According to this article, ethicists are wondering if people really have the right to keep animals as pets? As a vegetarian, I question my own motives, as well. I used to own cats (one at a time) in my life. I know I was being a hypocrite by the fact that I still had to buy meat products to feed my cat. In the article, Dr. Jessica Pierce, a bioethicist, is disturbed with rats being sold as food for snakes Yeah, I get that. A friend of a friend owns several snakes, and feeds them rats. I cringe every time I hear about it.

That is just one part of ethicists pondering the interaction/ ownership between humans and pets. The other is, they reason we are determining how that animal lives, such as feeding, sleeping, living space, instead of the animal having a choice. One ethicist even let his parrot free, knowing it probably would not survive on its own. Yeah, this is where I get off the bus. I realize many, many people do not treat animals well. The same people who probably do not treat humans well. Do ethicists really think animals will do better on there own? How is that possible, anyway? Most of us have witnessed  when cats go feral. It is not a good life. They do not do well. I know people are also opposed to zoos, but in this day and age, I believe we need zoos to save and teach humans what is happening to animals who should be able to roam the Earth without human interference. But, I digress, since most of us don't keep zebras or lions as pets. I just don't see people ever giving up their animals. I think humans and animals benefit from the company of each other. We cannot deny that pets make us less lonely. And, there is the rub with some ethicists. They think we place emotional baggage on our companions, thereby stressing the animal. Well, that's how I'm reading this article.

It's rather funny (ironic, haha?) that ethicists think we should not interfere with an animal's, "...right to self determination."* yet,  here is the definition of ethics,

  1. moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior: (My red highlight)

I think having pets is a win-win. I also hate that other creatures must die for others to live. The choice is whether you want to participate in the death of some for the life of your pet.

*Dr. J. Pierce

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Treasure Stunt?



I vaguely remember this story about hidden treasure and a poem from a book, which gives you clues to find over, supposedly, $2 million in gold and jewels. Pretty awesome. Naturally, people are going to try and find it. Unfortunately, three people have already died searching for it. Authorities want the author and treasure keeper, Forrest Fenn, to stop the hunt. He seems reluctant to do so, stating, he was 80 years old when he stashed the treasure and now at 87 could find it without much difficulty. Should he ca;; off the hunt and take back the (alleged treasure) because three men have perished looking for it? In my opinion- no. If the powers that be want to stop people from possible death, then let's stop rafting, mountain climbing, driving, biking, hiking, plane travel, train travel, skiing, parasailing, parachute jumping, bungee jumping, NASCAR, bullfighting, the running of the bulls...

Yeah, I think you get the drift.


Take This Train for a Halloween Freight

Ya really wanna scare on Halloween?  Too bad this tunnel only allows fright trains. I mean, freight trains. I now understand why some peopl...