Alan Bean speaks about aliens.
Mr Bean has logged 1,671 hours and 45 minutes in space — 10 hours and 26 minutes of that were spent on the moon and in Earth’s orbit
His experiences in space have led Mr Bean to develop some interesting theories about the possibility of alien life.
“I do not believe that anyone from outer space has ever visited the Earth,” Mr Bean told news.com.au from his home in Houston, Texas.
“One of reasons I don’t believe they have been here is that civilisations that are more advanced are more altruistic and friendly — like Earth, which is better than it used to be — so they would have landed and said ‘we come in peace and we know from our studies you have cancer that kills people, we solved that problem 50 years ago, here’s the gadget we put on a person’s chest that will cure it, we will show you how to make it’.
“Just like some day, say 1000 years from now, when we can go to another star and see a planet, that’s what we would do because we will know how to cure cancer, cure birth defects, so we would teach them.”
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We’re gonna need a bigger wall……
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What he’s saying is, if their society is advanced technologically enough to even GET here, from another star system, they would have, and they would have “helped” us.
Just like we do here, in our microcosm. Except when we don’t because Nat Geo and NPR tell us to never give that pygmy tribe in South America the gift of math or refrigeration or philosophy.
I disagree with what I bolded, though. If humans from Earth went forth into the galaxy, light years to another star system, and found a habitable planet for their explicit mission of colonization, they would subjugate whatever population they found, if it was sufficiently lacking in advancement. As has always been the case in human history.
Well, until this decade, I mean. Now the advanced civilization is subjugated by seventh-century savages and heavily-tattooed beasts created by Spaniards.
Now it’s all messed up.
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Depends. If the US and/or the Morally Born Again Europeans found these less-advanced societies we/then would immediately begin reparation programs to apologize for not finding them sooner and for damages to their cultures we imagine we might have caused had we not become so much more enlightened.
How many US tourists who go to Rio and see the slums get out of the bus and dedicate the rest of their trip to helping the natives? I think he’s looking at an unfathomable culture through his own lens…just like folks on safari looking at the baboons they just might not care, we’re another life form that provides some entertainment.
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:bows to Czar’s cynicism:
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Common, gimme a break. You develop a method of travel that transcends our technology and knowledge of physics by centuries. You warp through unimaginable distances in the blink of a cosmic eye and land on earth.
Once here you see milliobs trusting their existences to the likes of Pelosi and Maxine Waters while millions worship at the feet of Keith Richards. Pass the banana Cheeta, I rest my case.
I find cynicism cheaper and more comfortable than Kevlar.
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Sorry, that was the Cheetah banana. My bad.
I think you’re referring to the First Law of Intergalactic Quarentine. “Don’t Go There”
Followed by rule two: “Don’t eat the yellow skwerzyx.”
If I had a Taser™, I’d zappa skwerzyx. In a heartbeat.
I think I just summoned Pat Condell, there. Whoo!
Apparently Bean has never heard of the Federation’s Prime Directive.
You’re absolutely right about subjugation. If there is one thing we do really, really well is to take utopia and turn it into dystopia.
“Now the advanced civilization is subjugated by seventh-century savages and heavily-tattooed beasts created by Spaniards.” …. well said, my friend.
On the one hand, there should be no life in the universe if there is no God:
To replicate, a cell requires two enzymes, helicase to split the DNA lengthwise, and polymerase to reconstruct the missing half of each half. It’s recursive, so the DNA must contain the code for these two enzymes. That code requires about 1800 “rungs” on the DNA ladder, each of which can be 1 of 4 possibilities, so the odds of getting the combination correct for just that information is 1 in 4^1800, which is more than 10^1000.
The entire universe is estimated to have 10^70 atoms. If you gave every atom a million guesses per second for 15 billion years, there would be about 10^100 guesses. Even given that absurd optimism, one would still expect zero to 900 decimal places occurrence of that information content, ignoring the unlikely odds of all the organic chemistry requirements to create an actual DNA strand.
It is also unlikely that that DNA sequence, made of nucleotides, would happen to fall together on the same planet and location as the protein machinery, made of amino acids, capable of “executing” DNA code. The machinery code is arguably even more complex than the DNA code for just those two enzymes, and must also be included in the DNA.
Since the universe is incapable of generating that information, it must have come from outside the universe, which fits with Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
But on the other hand, C.S. Lewis, in his Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength), posits that the universe teems with intelligent life, but they all avoid The Dark Planet (earth) where sin is.
I come here for the poetry.
1 of four possibilities… Left on, Right on, both on, neither on. Heard.
:goes back to washing dishes and providing for EBT recipients with his labor:
Thanks, John. Excellent comment. I’m no Ravi Zacharias. You come closer with your writing than I do.
It’s not often that I copy a comment into my Notepad-O-Goodness.
John Denny has an entry, now.
Ha. Another thing we have in common. I have a notepad I copy things into as well.
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No one has presented me a decent argument against it, including a German husband and wife I met at breakfast at a guest house in Germany last September who are both molecular biologists; the wife works with DNA regularly.
Interesting afternoon. The almost-a-year-old old pit/lab cross was walking across the kitchen floor when he suddenly falls over, starts convulsing, goes stiff as a board as he ‘dog paddles’ and spews handfulls of foam from his mouth.
We sat with him during the attack, when he ‘came to’ we let him retreat to the end of a dark hallway and lie down with one of my t-shirts while he went through the postictal phase. Appears we now have an epileptic dog.
We had an epileptic cat once so we’re no strangers to it but with such a uoung and active dog this is going to present some issues. We had no indications prior to the attack and we’ll be taking him to the vet to rule out other possibilities but it looks like epilepsy.
Once he regained his composure he laid down wrapped around my feet for a couple of hours. He’s normal now though much subdued, guess we know why he was sent to us.
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Yes, he was sent to you both because he would need special care and love.
One does sort of get that feeling. Over the decades Czarina and I have just had a lot of broken animals show up on our doorstep.
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A haven. Which could be a misspelling.
Kind of you Czar, very kind. Could have been something He ate
Ruled that out early, he’s been with us all day so we know what he’s been chewing on. That period when they come out of the seizure and start to recognize you again is very obvious, a sure sign, and as soon as he got up, walked back into the kitchen and greeted us he went right for some BBQ chicken. We just have to make another small adjustment to our lives.
Czar Friday/Saturday at the movies: It’s “12 O’Clock High” with G.Peck………….Your Obligation is to this Group, this Group…..one of the Classic………
Our cocker spaniel runt was Penny. She was epileptic. It’s rough to watch a seizure.
The cook that got me hired died after one a few years ago. A good friend and co-worker has broken feet because of his.
In the human cases, I think I’d call a Priest.
They have standing in these cases, as it were.
Poor Baby. Czar, I have some good friends who have 5 dogs, one of which is (for years) epileptic. There are meds from the vet Max is given 2x per day. Their vet suggested, and they have had excellent results stemming/lessening the seizures by putting a bit of clear Karo corn syrup on his tongue. They keep a plastic container of it on the windowsill over the sink. Perhaps your furkid may respond well to it, as well.
Yeah, also gonna be working on supplements for his brain and liver, I think I’ll wait a bit on the meds until I see how often they hit. Also had a vet tell me that gently massaging the dog’s/cat’s closed eyes helps by stimulating the vagus nerve. Probably explains why so many of them like you yo massage their eyes…if they trust you.
Gonna just have a few blood panels run to rule out any possibilities but he’s still a great dog and we’ll work with what we got.
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Please let us know how it goes, Czar.
Will do, he’s sort of been a regular topic since I found him in the middle of the road in a box last summer.
Angel #09275: So, I’m going back to the World as a dog, you say? Okay.
God: Yes, and we’re going to start you in a box in the middle of the road.
Angel #09275: May as well get started, then.
Czar: Hey, what’s that?
We had a shepherd mix that did that.
We had a big old cat that had epilepsy, lived to a ripe old age. He’s buried under our oldest oak tree we planted on the driveway.
Was he able to see after the seizure? We had a dog who began having seizures and they got worse. He would not be able to see for some time after, and would walk of the high back porch if we didn’t keep him inside. He was a stray too.
He’s fine this AM, back to his usual routine of trying to steal the cat’s morning wet food. He’s noticably less hyperactive though, we’ll just have to see
Ohhh… ohh…. 😦 Glad he has you.. I often left a used shirt on the floor for my dog.. she spent many nights sleeping that way, instead of her nice dog bed.
He’s always wanted to be right next to me. He had a large bed and we cover my recliner when we go to bed as he’ll sneak up there. To keep him quiet as a new pup I’d let him sleep on my trousers which I’d place on the floor at the head of my bed so he’s to be found there most mornings.
Thanks Czar for being such a wonder dog poppa. Poor fellow I hope it can be treated.
Czarina’s a big part of this too, she’s pretty good for a cat person. We agreed to take him in so he’s our responsibility.
God bless both you and the Czarina for caring for His creatures. Please keep us updated, best wishes to you all.
AAAWWW, ya’ll are so sweet to take in and care for such a critter.
I have seizures myself from time to time, and don’t know why. Went to a neurosurgeon, and he didn’t do much because I am too poor. He wanted $6000 up front, in cash! He gave me a prescription for phenytoin, and as long as I don’t forget it, it seems to work.
I worry about doing some things, like driving, swimming and taking a bath. So far so good!
I reckon the worst thing about having one, is biting my tongue. I can’t talk well for about 3 days, but I’m such a N.E.GA hick, nobody notices, lol.
I reckon the wiring “up there” must have a short, but only if I hold my tongue just right!
My computer is half-fassin’ it, but gonna give it a shot. Been quite a week. When ya’z get up on this Saturday Caturday, y’all might need a swig or two. Coffee up.
Ahhhhhh, thanks Tex……break time, lunch time……thank you…
Here’s a chaser for you, Texan:
The white Mr. T.
AAAAH Thanks I really need that this AM!
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”
We’re running a little longish tonight but there’s a lot of American Revolution and cultural things significant to our history today, so please bear with the length of the post. (Nope, Supersonic Space Bear has nothing to do with this.)
The Day in (Mostly) American History: March 25
1584: Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert’s patent to explore North America
1609: Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
1634: First Maryland Settlement
1668: First horse race in America takes place
1774: British Parliament passes the Boston Port Bill, closing the port of Boston and demanding that the city’s residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth (in today’s money) of tea dumped into Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773. The Boston Port Act was the first and easiest to enforce of four acts that together were known as the Coercive Acts. The other three were a new Quartering Act, the Administration of Justice Act and the Massachusetts Government Act.
As part of the Crown’s attempt to intimidate Boston’s increasingly unruly residents, King George III appointed General Thomas Gage, who commanded the British army in North America, as the new governor of Massachusetts. Gage became governor in May 1774, before the Massachusetts Government Act revoked the colony’s 1691 charter and curtailed the powers of the traditional town meeting and colonial council. These moves made it clear to Bostonians that the crown intended to impose martial law.
In June, Gage easily sealed the ports of Boston and Charlestown using the formidable British navy, leaving merchants terrified of impending economic disaster. Many merchants wanted to simply pay for the tea and disband the Boston Committee of Correspondence, which had served to organize anti-British protests. The merchants’ attempt at convincing their neighbors to assuage the British failed. A town meeting, called to discuss the matter, voted them down by a substantial margin.
Parliament hoped that the Coercive Acts would isolate Boston from Massachusetts, Massachusetts from New England and New England from the rest of North America, preventing unified colonial resistance to the British. Their effort backfired. Rather than abandon Boston, the colonial population shipped much-needed supplies to Boston and formed extra-legal Provincial Congresses to mobilize resistance to the crown. History.com http://tinyurl.com/n9f7fqn
1776: Continental Congress authorizes the first Congressional Gold Medal for George Washington [and his men] for the liberation of Boston from British occupation
1807: British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire
1851: Yosemite Valley discovered in California
1857: Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
1863: First US Army Medal of Honor awarded to six “Andrews Raiders”
1865: Battle of Mobile, AL (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
1879: Cheyenne Chief Little Wolf surrenders to his friend Lieutenant W. P. Clark. Often called “the greatest of the fighting Cheyenne,” Little Wolf was the chief of the Bowstring Soldiers, an elite Cheyenne military society. From early youth, he had demonstrated rare bravery and a brilliant understanding of battle tactics. First in conflicts with other Indians like the Kiowa and then in disputes with the U.S. Army, Little Wolf led or assisted in dozens of important Cheyenne victories.
1882: First demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
1894: First organized march on Washington: Coxey’s Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment due to a great Depression known as “The Panic of 1893” (1893-1897)
1900: US Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis
1901: 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
1902: Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
1905: Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
1911: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City. In one of the darkest moments of America’s industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burns down, killing 145 workers. The tragedy led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of factory workers. Owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, it was located in the top three floors of the 10-story Asch Building in downtown Manhattan. It was a sweatshop in every sense of the word: a cramped space lined with work stations and packed with poor immigrant workers, mostly teenaged women who did not speak English. At the time of the fire, there were four elevators with access to the factory floors, but only one was fully operational and it could hold only 12 people at a time. There were two stairways down to the street, but one was locked from the outside to prevent theft by the workers and the other opened inward only. The fire escape, as all would come to see, was shoddily constructed, and could not support the weight of more than a few women at a time. The fire was out within half an hour, but not before 49 workers had been killed by the fire, and another 100 or so were piled up dead in the elevator shaft or on the sidewalk. The workers’ union organized a march on April 5 to protest the conditions that led to the fire; it was attended by 80,000 people. Blanck and Harris avoided legal accountability.
The New York Democratic set took up the cause of the worker and became known as a Reform Party.
1913: Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens, starring Ed Wynn, in New York City
1915: First submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
1916: Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
1919: Woodrow Wilson’s dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference
1933: Official Presidential Yacht: USS Sequoia. On this day in 1933, President Herbert Hoover accepts the newly commissioned USS Sequoia as the official presidential yacht. For 44 years, the Sequoia served as an occasional venue for recreation and official gatherings for eight U.S. presidents. Before it was commissioned as the presidential yacht in 1933, the Department of Commerce used the Sequoia as a decoy to catch Prohibition law-breakers. President Hoover, though, used the Sequoia to indulge his favorite pastime: fishing. In 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt chose to use the USS Potomac as his yacht rather than the Sequoia, but during World War II, he and then-Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower secretly met on the Sequoia to discuss D-Day invasion plans. Harry Truman entertained visitors with his piano-playing and poker games and John F. Kennedy celebrated his last birthday on the Sequoia. Lyndon B. Johnson allegedly liked to sit on the upper deck and watch movies projected on to the ship’s white smokestack. Both LBJ and Gerald Ford met with Congressional leaders and foreign dignitaries aboard the ship. In a private moment on board the Sequoia in 1974, Richard Nixon told his family that he had decided to resign rather than face impeachment. When not functioning as the presidential yacht, the USS Sequoia also served as the official vessel of the secretary of the Navy. President Jimmy Carter was the last to use the Sequoia before selling it to a private firm in 1977.
1936: Hale Telescope Production: 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground, due to become the Hale Telescope installed in the Palomar Observatory. The mirror was produced by Corning.
1937: It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
1937: Washington Daily News is first US newspaper with perfumed advertising page
1939: Billboard Magazine introduces the hillbilly (country) music chart
1942: First 700 Jews from Polish Lvov district reach the Bełżec Concentration camp
1943: 97% of all Dutch physicians strike against Nazi registration
1943: Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio
1945: US 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen
1947: Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill, claims 111
1954: 26th Academy Awards: “From Here to Eternity” best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn 1954: RCA manufactures first color TV set (12½” screen at $1,000)
1955: United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” as obscene. Howl still stands as an important monument to the countercultural fervor of the late 1950s and ’60s. Ginsberg was one of the original “Beat” poets. Central to the “Beat” culture were all the values the later Hippies would embrace.
1958: Sugar Ray Robinson is first boxing champ to win 5 times
1960: First guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
1961: “Gypsy” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
1961: Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
1966: US Supreme court rules “poll tax” unconstitutional. Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections, 383 U.S. 663 (1966), was a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court found that Virginia’s poll tax was unconstitutional under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, eleven southern states established poll taxes as part of their disenfranchisement of most blacks and many poor whites. The Twenty-fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1964) prohibited poll taxes in federal elections; five states continued to require poll taxes for voters in state elections. By this ruling, the Supreme Court banned the use of poll taxes in state elections.
1967 The Turtle’s “Happy Together” goes #1
1967: The Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K’s Easter Show. The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records.
Cream was a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. The group’s third album, Wheels of Fire (1968), was the world’s first platinum-selling (1million) double album.
1967: [Vietnam War] Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., leads a march of 5,000 antiwar demonstrators in Chicago. In an address to the demonstrators, King declared that the Vietnam War was “a blasphemy against all that America stands for.” King first began speaking out against American involvement in Vietnam in the summer of 1965. In addition to his moral objections to the war, he argued that the war diverted money and attention from domestic programs to aid the black poor. He was strongly criticized by other prominent civil rights leaders for attempting to link civil rights and the antiwar movement.
1968: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their first bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
1970: Concorde makes its first supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
1971: Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady” goes gold
1972: America’s LP “America” goes #1
1974: 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win
1976: “My Fair Lady” opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
1982: First broadcast of “Cagney & Lacey” on CBS-TV
1983: “Motown 25 Special” The Motown “family” stages a bittersweet reunion performance Motown Records staged a landmark television special Motown 25: “Yesterday, Today, Forever”. Filmed before a rapturous live audience on March 25, 1983, the Motown 25 special is perhaps best remembered for Michael Jackson’s performance of “Billie Jean,” which brought the house down and introduced much of the world to the “moonwalk.”
1986: Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
1987: Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified (“Affirmative Action”)
1989: “Les Miserables” opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1990: 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
1991: 63rd Academy Awards: “Dances with Wolves”, Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
1992: British scientists find new largest perfect number (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)
1992: Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
1994: Last U.S. troops depart Somalia At the end of a largely unsuccessful 15-month mission, the last U.S. troops depart Somalia, leaving 20,000 U.N. troops behind to keep the peace and facilitate “nation building” in the divided country.
1996: 68th Academy Awards: “Braveheart”, Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win
1996: US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
2001: 73rd Academy Awards: “Gladiator”, Russell Crowe & Julia Roberts win
Stella has suggested Tara Ross’ website for more detailed American History. Ms. Ross is an author and a constitutionalist who publishes, on her website, “This day in American History”. She writes quite well and I’ve also become a fan. While, because of time issues, I cannot incorporate Ms. Ross’ writings here, I do suggest subscribing to her web newsletter for historical information in depth in your morning email. The signup for her newsletter, and her daily post can be found at at http://www.taraross.com/
Text in this post may reproduce fully or in part certain websites, primarily history.com and onthisday.com, and is used here under fair use and for educational purposes.
I read a bit about the poll tax… one description was (aside from voting restrictions) was a tax just for being, for existing. They had a tax like that in PA where I used to live… I really thought it was weird. TY again.
Neat. Imagine if Trump had a presidential yacht. heh.
He does Wooly, USS Reagan………..
1882: First demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
” the Administration of Justice Act”
That sounds nice.
“Department of Education” sounded nice, too, didn’t it?
Yep. Today we’d call it “parseltongue”.
Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 (Tom Collins)
Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 (Black & Tan)
Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 (Boilermaker)
Mornin’ Czarina! 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 (Irish Car Bomb)
Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
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Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 (Godfather)
Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 (Mortlach)
Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 (Roy Rogers)
Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 (Classic Daiquiri)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Gin & Tonic)
Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 (Blackberry wine)
Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 (Backdraft)
Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
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Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 (Stinger)
Mornin’ Les! 🙂 (Rusty Nail)
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Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 (Rum & Coke)
Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
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Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 (Night Train Express)
Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 (Albanian Raki Moskat)
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Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 (Mudslide)
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Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
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Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Smoking Bishop)
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Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕
Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance!
NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!
Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze!
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Looks like an Atkins type of breakfast… which is just fine…TY
Morning Nyet! Thank you for breakfast!
Happy Saturday all!
Good morning Nyet 🙂
Mornin’ all. Eggs, bacon, and toast for me.
Thanks nyetneetot I’m famished! 😉
A friend posted this on Facebook this morning.
Here’s the recipe, in German. Bacon, potatoes, cheddar, salt, pepper, and 338* Fahrenheit.
Nye!!!!!! Evening Everyone!!!!!!! I’ll just stick to coffee this evening…. thank you, thank you…
Good Morning All,
On a happy note, Dh walked clear around our fake lake, .65 miles, without any problem. He can get up some stairs too… so things look really good. This means that we can finally visit our mountain cabin and see how it managed over the winter. I am a creature of habit, so it feels good to be back on track again, really good.
That’s so good, amwick! I’m truly happy for you both!
🙂 It’s good to have him home.. really good.
Wonderful news amwick! Good morning 🙂
Waves Back at you!!! Nice time at tennis, now I have to entertain Dh… which is good…
I’m so glad. 🙂
Excellent! So glad he’s home with you and improving 🙂
Have a nice time at your cabin.
We left while they were having all those wild fires. I actually packed stuff in Dh’s gun safe just in case. He tells me that it is fire resistant, not fire proof.
Now that the weather is so nice, I bet He’s happy to be out and about! I’m glad he’s doing well.
ty, It is truly amazing what the treatment can do… We were really fortunate this time..
I’m taking my first non-work related vacation – ever (but I will actually still be working anyway). ‘She whom shall not be named’ wanted to go some place sunny for her birthday.
I go now, to stand in line and find out if I can keep my mouth shut. Joy.
And which destination, pray tell, qualifies as sunny?
Pick up a rock. Spin around and throw it. Anywhere it lands pointing away from Seattle is more sunny.
Enjoy the sun Nyet 🙂
And a very happy birthday to Herself!
Happy Birthday Natasha…….
Have a good time!
I hope you have a great time… sunny places often have nice beverages… just sayin’
Happy Birth Day to “She” hahaha
Hmmm … if you are asleep after having some of those umbrella drinks, your mouth is shut. 😉
Well let’s see, sunny……will there’s the face of the sun, AZ, New Mexico, Key West Fla…..
Nye you and Natasha have a great time……..
Thank you sir!
And, that’s an order!
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Good morning WeeWeed 🙂
Oh, that was good. Took me a minute. 😆
Took me all day. 🙂
Mornin’ WeeWeed 🙂
Evening Ms.WeeWeed!!!!!!!! You are good….really good…..
Evenin’ Colonel Sir!
Seen on Facebook:
Board Secretary of D4PCF [doctors for patient care] Hal Scherz, M.D. released the following statement:
“The inability of the GOP to get a healthcare bill to a vote is typical of the dysfunction that describes the Republican Party.
As opposed to the Democrats who march in unison and can get legislation through Congress, the GOP is paralyzed by competing ideas. They have forgotten what it means to govern, and can only whine about what they would be able to do if they were given the chance. Well, they asked for the House, for the Senate and the White House. They are like the dog that chases the car and doesn’t know what to do when they catch it.
For the first time in more than 80 years, we had a chance to eliminate not one, but 2 entitlements- Obamacare and Medicaid as a federal program, and squandered that opportunity because ideologues wanted the “perfect” and not the possible.
It is true that much more is needed, but it took 50 years of government meddling in healthcare to get to where we are now, and only a fool would believe that one bill would undo it all. It was far from perfect; in fact it might not have been nearly as good as it might have been, but it was a start. We have a President who was on board with whatever Congress produced, and they could not even get out of the starting gate. Those who were responsible for this dysfunction should be ashamed.”
I have been quite conflicted over this attempt at a change in government participation in health care. I certainly agree with this statement, particularly:
…squandered that opportunity because ideologues wanted the “perfect” and not the possible.
As I’m sure you saw, over on teh FB, it was lit up all night about this debacle. IMO, this should be the death knell for Paulie, but stranger things have happened. I find it abominable that our guys didn’t have a plan that had been thought out and vetted, and ready to go on January 21. They have been talking about this for seven years, and this is the work product they had??? Ryan should be ashamed and embarrassed. In you first post, the good doc says – “They have forgotten what it means to govern”. I think he’s wrong….. they have never learned to govern. It’s almost like Stockholm Syndrome – they’re just more comfortable whining and crying and going along so they get invited to the cool parties, but they don’t know how to lead. Gingrich was about the only one, and he had a bit too much hubris.
I agree with all of that, Tex. I just asked (on that post by Clarice) who had actually read the bill. The one woman who answered me admitted she had not, but she was against it just the same. I haven’t read it either. Do either of us have the right to criticize legislation that has been available on line for weeks now, but we haven’t bothered to read?
I’m not nearly as concerned with what’s in it, but the fact that these folks can’t get the process down. It’s about leadership. There was not a snowball’s chance that whatever passed the House was what was gonna come out of the Senate. Ryan is a crappy messenger, and a worse Speaker. Wonky is not necessarily a leadership skill.
Here’s a take from Breitbart. Interesting little snippet towards the bottom of the article that I wasn’t aware of. 👿
FTA – “Meanwhile, Ryan–through a variety of political action committees affiliated with his leadership PAC–has been targeting Republicans with advertisements on television and radio in their districts. The attack ads notably only hit Republicans, and not Democrats, and are something Ryan explicitly promised he would not do when he ran for Speaker in the wake of Boehner’s resignation. Boehner’s downfall was in large part due to advertisements he ran against his own members.”
I hope Trump’s people read this.
I don’t that’s in doubt.
I don’t “think” that’s in doubt. :
I believe Bannon wants Ryan out and I believe Ryan will be out. Soon.
Praying it is so.
Here it is folks, last day tomorrow, NOLA’s Tennessee Williams Festival. Five days honoring the man through our sincerest form of flattery, imitating his boozing. Tomorrow will feature heavily medicated crowds standing in the square badly recreating the yelling scene from ‘Streetcar’.
You’ll never know how glad I am I don’t have ta woik dat fest no mo.
Do I win a prize – beads maybe? 😉
Here you go:
Ooooh! Thanks. Just my style! 🙂
One a trip down Bourbon street I took my little video camera and kept filming up to the balconies. The partiers loved throwing beads down to me and the camera.
Excellent remix from Sting’s first solo album after The Police.
Stereo separation is real sweet to hear in this one.
The narration of the song is that given by a vampire. He wrote it in response to Anne Rice’s first Interview novel. Great song. I quit reading her work when I realized how demonic it is. One of the series’ took place mainly in NOLA. Beautiful writing, but I just cannot expose myself to that any more. There’s enough evil in the real world to be really concerned about. I don’t need fiction.
I thought I posted this, but I guess I need MORE COFFEE!
BACON, CARAMELIZED ONION, & MELTED CHEESE SANDWICH
4 slices bacon
1/2 cup sliced onion
1-2 slices cheese (Any flavor, but a solid cheese with lower water content would work better.)
2 slices (white) bread
2 tbsp. butter approximate
1 green scallion is optional
Toast bread and/or cook in pan as below.
While cooking bacon  heat a skillet to medium heat. Add butter. Once the butter is melted, add the onion. Cook onion, stirring frequently, about 15-20 minutes or until a caramel color and the onions are very soft. Add more butter as needed.  You can add bacon drippings to butter and onion if you cook bacon first and keep bacon warm in oven.
When the onions have finished cooking, place cheese on top of the onions and allow to melt. Put the bacon on toasted bread, then the onion cheese combo, and then top with the other slice of toast. You can also take the onions out of the pan, put on the cheese and cover to melt. Then add the bread/toast to the pan to get flavored, crisp, and hot. Another choice if you don’t mind another dirty pan is to pour some of the drippings in another pan to flavor/crisp/heat the bread, and then in the first pan add the cheese to the onions to melt.
For those who like something green, just before putting the sandwich together chop up some fresh green scallions and add.
Those ingredients (minus bread) are also good ingredients in omelets. My favorite used to be (prior to the lactose thing) bacon and swiss. Caramelized onions would have been a nice add.
Swiis and bacon is a yummy combo I agree 🙂
On a prior day people were discussing lactose intolerance, cheese and the effects it has on slowing the system. I became lactose intolerant after food poisoning, and have had intestinal/digestion problems since infancy. I can not have any milk – even lactaid or buttermilk. What works for me with softer cheeses are the extra strength lactaid tablets that I chew in my mouth and swallow with first bite of full fat yogurt, creme fraiche, or marscapone. For other cheeses I switch to opening a capsule of “Rainbow light all-zyme double strength” and put it on the first bite of food. I only eat full fat cheeses. The Rainbow light also works for me with the bean problem many have. For cheese slowing the system I found, other than checking for de-hydration, mixing Yerba Prima Psyllium Husk powder with 12 oz water and drinking down right before, or all at once in the middle of, eating anything with cheese works.
I hope these suggestions help you and others. I luv cheese! Remember those “Power of Cheese” ads where the people stuck to the window of the diner where people were eating cheese? – that’s me! 🙂
When all else fails, and you must eat something that you know will cause a problem (mozzarella on pizza, for example), head for the immodium.
Smoked gouda or Havarti. Though gouda has a really high melting temp.
Big deli-marble rye.
8 slices of bacon.
Reduce some mushroom slices with red wine or sherry for a good long time (until they’re caramelized, essentially), and add them to the sammich, too.
I’ll wash the pan.
Red wine is my choice for mushrooms. Saute mushrooms in olive oil with a few scallions (better than butter here). Add a bit of Dijon mustard. Add red wine and reduce.
You wash the pan – it’s a done deal Wooly! 🙂
Hey, it’s what I do. 😀
And Stella, I agree about the olive oil vs. butter, almost always.
I was surprised, but I prefer the olive oil with the mushrooms, and also with fish when I am making a pan sauce.
Well. Last night’s storm threw a huge tree limb right through DH’s new metal workshop. Like butter, it cut that metal……. and another neighbor’s damtree threw a huge one smack onto one of my baby azaleas. Grrrrrrr…….
Like I didn’t have enough to do this weekend.
Sometimes it is one thing after another.
How is the cabinet and paneling work going?
It’s at a standstill right this second – I need to do our taxes, got a sick cat, more tree limbs hangin’ and right this minute I’ma drink a beer. I’m frazzled. But! “The Godfather” ‘s on, so I’ll be rejuvenated.
That’s a lot going on, I hope that your kitty is well soon! Relax and enjoy your beer and The Godfather.
Paul Ryan the Fredo of the Trump Administration.
I saw on the the innertubes today – somebody said, “Well…… we now know who’s taking the Barzini meeting……”
😀 😀 😀
Just business not personal 😀
I thought you only had that kinda crap when ya’z lived in West Tejas. 👿
Grand Rapids, MI, Straight-line winds.
I moved to Walker a year later (hardest hit suburb), from NH.
Everyone was still talking about it.
No. We didn’t have these gigantousass oaks, trash oaks, pecans, pines, yadda, yadda out there. Here – you can’t even see a tornada comin’…… and then thatshite falls on yer house. Who knew????
Ahem. You coulda asked Wee, I sure would have told ya.
I WILL say now – I know why Lily Tomlin has that tree phobia.
Yeah, I do…….
I was glad when my neighbor cut down the huge maple in his front yard that was about 15 feet from my front door. If that sucker fell on my house it would have taken out the whole thing.
Seen it happen when I was a kid. A giant, now infamous tornado took out parts of Kalamazoo, MI, which spawned a whole bunch of other tornadoes further afield, one of which almost completely destroyed our little Paw Paw Lake neighborhood in Watervliet, far to the West. Our tiny, humble house was completely untouched. Us kids’ bikes were still standing in the drive, and the only damage our property received was the dealer nameplate fell off the Chevy Chevette. A giant, termite-ridden tree was one inch away from the house, and when the tornado came across the lake, it came literally AT our house, jumped OVER it, and landed in the woods across the road, and carved a new road up the hill. That tree next to our little tiny cottage of a house landed in the empty lot next to us, instead of demolishing us.
We were all under an overturned couch and praying (no basement, it was a lake community). My mom said she saw 40-foot tall angels around our house. I don’t doubt her.
Do you have a chain saw? Make sure you have plenty of bar oil, extra chain ….oak is one hard wood…….
Yup – chain saw, I’m only hoping that one twisting limb will hang on a bit longer.
Thank God it didn’t land on your house where you were! (but then again a nice workshop is a thing of beauty). Our last storm a tree went through someone’s house here in town. It went right down through the attic, and into the shower where the teenage son was showering – luckily he was quick enough to get out unharmed! If it was me, I’d be squished. Too bad our little local paper is not on the web or I’d post a picture of the huge limb jutting into the shower.
Best wishes on repairing the damage.It is a very upsetting thing to have happen.
That is miserable. Hope you have a chainsaw.
Yeah…… we do. Another fixin’ to come down.
Wellllllll, who says that you never use that specialized military training once you retire:
That guy deserves a medal from the President, and the keys to the city.
“…who says that you never use that specialized military training once you retire?”
I can think of one company, which has forgot the face of it’s father: Radio Shack™.
Remember when that company, and all it’s stores, were absolutely awesome and knew everything? Now they don’t know that RCA cables can be spliced into a 3.5mm stereo jack. Let alone how to use a multimeter. Sad. I think the downfall began with malls, and the CoCo, and pop culture’s insistence upon steering the public away from technical knowledge. Remember Heathkit™? People were avidly building radios, TV’s, organs, and even robots in their workshops.
When a society makes people stupid, all this goes away.
You old enuff go remember when the Shack catalog was as thick as the NYC phobebook? When they sold every imaginable electronic component?
We have one in our small (~2300) town, privately owned. I went in looking for a balun transformer, owner was there and offered to assist me, asking what I was looking for.
I asked to see his balun transformers but, due yo my accent, I used a long ‘a’. He then began to instruct me on the ‘correct’ pronunciation and suggest that I describe to him the exact reasons I needed this ‘bahlun’ transformer as it appeared to him I didn’t know what I was asking for. I politely suggested that I’d buy it on line from someone more interested in selling product than accent reduction and also suggested an alternative location he could store his bāluns.
Store is now a combo Radio Shack and hardware store…waiting for them to start selling used tires too.
Yup. BYTE magazine was as thick as the Cleveland phone book.
Back when Byte actually contained stuff you wanted to read and wasn’t primarily an advertising vehicle. Does come in handy out here since Sears stopped putting out a catalog.
Old enough to remember this:
ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS!
DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKEN.
IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.
ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.
Great post! Look ZM, German that’s worser than mein!
That remains one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.
Read it slowly. This was back when German was still the International Language of Engineering (and all of it’s derivatives including electronics and eventually computing), and not English.
This is almost as old an example of shop humor as “You want it WHEN??”
And don’t forget THE language of chemistry and Jewish population control before Arabic.
Old enough to remember it on postcards in the tourist stops along US 90 before the interstates.
Hey, I walked in to the local hardware, and asked the lady (known her for years, shopped there for years) if she had 1 1/2″ nipples. She slapped me. I wasn’t allowed in there for a month.
As would most of us who know you………
I bought a cheap multimeter at Radio Shack in Minneapolis about 40 years ago and still use it fairly often.
Had to replace the battery not too long ago. Radio Shack brand AA battery hadn’t leaked, but was getting too weak to ohms adjust to zero after more than 30 years.
Thst was 40 years ago. I have RS CB walkie talkies that still shine but that was also many years ago.
What fresh h*ll is this? 🙄 🙄
Ewwwww…Crazy self-flagellating masochistic regressives!
Sounds like they’re reviewing Bud Lite.
Or Steel Reserve.
See, it’s not that new of an idea.
Which requires a steel stomach to drink.
A decade ago I drank a 40oz of that. Never again. I had a hangover for three days.
And 40oz of 8% was nothing for me at the time. Isn’t even, now. Which leads me to believe there’s something else in Ghetto Malt Liquors besides alcohol and water. Something really, really bad for humans.
And no, I didn’t drink it out of the bottle, still in the paper bag.
I’m more refined than that. I poured it into a nice pilsner glass, insulting the glass.
Now I use Steel Reserve (or Old English 800) to actually clean my toilet.
A while back, either here or CTH, someone posted a picture of baby Clydesdales.
I replied, “Aww! Give them enough water and grains, and they’ll be producing Budweiser by the gallons!”
Here you go. Better get to work. 😀
Hops, wheat, coriander, orange zest. 2x daily.
Collection would be easier than milking cows.
All you have to worry about is bucket placement.
Well, if you live in a city with a water treatment plant, all your tap water is recycled toilet water, technically speaking.
Actually at one time Dear Hubby and I were living in Merrimack,NH not far from the big Budweiser plant which was – you guessed it! – right next to the big sewage treatment plant! When we had to drive by them we would pray it smelled like barley and not sewage.
Too funny. Dang. This really is an old idea.
Fake news says it’s news because “Oh, Craft Brewers are doing it now!”
Big Beer is like, “Aww. You finally learned to walk, and use sewerage like the big boys.”
I’m now contemplating switching to wine.
Mine comes from the Detroit water treatment plant.
I would like to see an accurate documentary about how these plants work (we have one in SH, too, brand new three years ago or so).
Questions I have:
How, exactly, does it make the drainwater from an entire city, grey and sewerage, clean and pure again?
What about pharmaceuticals? How does the process make sure that the thousands of drugs both urinated and flushed, and flushed as pills, don’t end up coming out of our taps, even in minute quantities. All those SSRIs. Do they really have a way to clean all of those molecules out of our water? If so, WOW. Six Sigma, right there. But if it’s only 98% clean? We’re all taking drugs. A boatload of them.
And I wonder if any Water Treatment Plant documentary I could find on YouTube would even address that last question at all. Other than the kooky ones, I mean.
We get an annual report from the city that includes a summary of the tests made of our tap water. If you look for it, the kind of information you are looking for is available. In your case, start with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3313—,00.html
I grew up in Woburn, MA (remember the movie A Civil Action?) between 3 superfund sites, one of which was 10.5 acres of arsenic pits. To “clean up” this site that had been there since the late 1800’s they fenced it in, covered it with dirt, and put arsenic sensors ONE FOOT into the ground! Nothing about testing the underground water where it leaked for decades. To add insult to injury, when I found out I had long term arsenic poisoning I got that test result report from Mass, and you know what – they do not test for arsenic! – not even where they know there is a problem! This is one way they bury their problems in Mass. Of all the members of my family in Mass, (20 + their children) only my immediate family living in that place got cancer – 4 cancers for 6 people.
Sorry, that was reflexive
Can’t help it.
🙂 🙂 🙂 The sounds of home!
Ding! Ding! Ding! You are absolutely correct Mr. Wooly! re: “What about pharmaceuticals?” A few years ago there was a bombshell report about how a big sewage treatment plant in Mass had pharmaceuticals in the water “cleaned” for consumption. A few years before that my friend had just had 2 boys, we discussed water pollution (a big subject in Mass due to so many superfund sites) and birth control hormones etc in the water. When they were babies she even bathed them in bottled water , and ever since they have never drank that water.
 Back before Nestle bought Poland Springs all their water came from protected areas in Maine, and was tested every day.
We used to dive off cliffs in the superfund sites in Melrose, MA, and thereabouts, into reservoirs. If the cops caught us (which they never did, even running with kegs), and we were in the water, we would have incurred a bigger fine clothed than unclothed, because it’s a reservoir of water that is coming out of people’s taps and their Law says that clothing contains many more contaminants? Or because DNR likes to look at nekkid teens? At this point, I wonder.
The crazy things kids do!
” At this point, I wonder.” Yes – the loss of childhood naivete puts a different spin on it. Sometimes I wonder how I/we all survived my/our youth.
I think you wrote you used to live in NH. If it is not personal, do you mind letting me know why you left? I am curious to know if there is something awful going on I am unaware of. Thanks
Grew up in SW MI. Moved to Boston area. Became a druggie after my bro killed hisself at 19, spent 10 years reaching rock bottom, working no less than two new jobs a year.
Became suicidal like my bro was, interred myself at mental hospitals in the Boston area twice, was pink-slipped once and strapped to a bed at Boston Hospital.
Bad years. And then…
Moved to a farm called His Mansion Ministries in my late 20s and lived and worked and learned there for almost a year in 1997-8. Hillsboro, NH. Wolf Hill Road. Graduated the program in 1998, still have my giant hardcover NASB™ (©® Thomas Nelson Publishers, Inc.) with the date in it that I bought on a field trip to a CBD book sale. One of the best, most formative, healing years of my life. Moved to a subsidiary apartment complex outside Grand Rapids, owned by HMM, went off the rails, hit rock bottom again, interred at two more mental hospitals, then moved back to the Hobbiton whence I came.
Been gainfully employed for the last ten years. An alley is my backyard. My three-legged alley-cat is on my bed right now, good old Tripod. He’s the best three-legged alley cat I’ve ever let sleep on my bed. Okay, the only.
He is as lucky to be alive as I am. These last ten years have been quite formative, as well, and it’s not just folks in Real Life that have made that true. Quite a few here have been my unwitting sculptors.
All the workers at my old restaurant (he wants me back, he told me today, grr….), are wearing big round yellow smileys with MPH on the top.
Make people happy.
Depression was never about drugs, it was about actions.
Depression is conviction… …by the Holy Spirit.
“Stop it!!” — Bob Newhart
Very glad you made it, Wooly, and damned glad you’re here.
Up late with a headache, but had to respond. Wooly May God Bless you with His peace and strength, and may He guide you, and surround you with His loving embrace. I am sorry to hear of your struggles, and the tragedy of your brother. I am, and I’m sure everyone here is, glad you turned your life around, and are here at Stella’s Place. Good Night. 🙂
I do not know if that is good or bad. I pray it is good.
Fresh” is not the adjective that comes to my mind.
I was told years ago that the average glass of tap water in London had already been drunk seven times.
Here in GA, they recycle the water to Lake Sidney Lanier, then it goes to Atlanta, and “Ta-Dah”, supposedly clean drinking water. I can tell the difference between the drinking water in Gainesville now, than when I was young. Most people don’t know where their water comes from.
This looks really interesting. The French flying this special airshow in the US for the first time in 31 years. Check to see when it will be near you so you can put it on your calendar.
“Patrouille de France To Perform In The United States In 2017”
“Patrouille de France Will Perform at Sun ’n Fun during North American Tour”
Last night me and a mil-friendly server at work watched two Warthogs fly really fast and really low right over us, on two different vectors. Yeah, fist bump. Bad-a**. And he knows how to fly. Just can’t any more, because epilesy.
I wish I had had my phone, and my lightning-camera app open. You could almost see the pilots.
Two days prior (or so) I saw three jets flying in formation to the West, in a V formation, way the heck up, and three parallel contrails.
Not really common sights around here, except when the SH Airport does the annual Fly-In.
I think our Mil is gearing up.
Thanks for posting auscitizenmom That looks beautiful. We would go to the nearest parking lot outside of the local air shows, and watch them without waiting in lines to get in 🙂
So happy this is being accepted more. Dogs are a gift from God.
Dogs detect breast cancer from bandage: researchers
Paris (AFP) – Dogs can sniff out cancer from a piece of cloth which had touched the breast of a woman with a tumour, researchers said Friday, announcing the results of an unusual, but promising, diagnostic trial.
With just six months of training, a pair of German Shepherds became 100-percent accurate in their new role as breast cancer spotters, the team said.
The technique is simple, non-invasive and cheap, and may revolutionise cancer detection in countries where mammograms are hard to come by.
My only question is…………….why continue to use mammograms if the dogs are 100%, because mammograms certainly aren’t. I wouldn’t mind getting a doggiegram. 🙂
I agree! Then mammograms could be used as a diagnostic tool following a positive doggiegram diagnosis.
Wouldn’t an ultrasound work better for that?
I don’t know.
Dogs are a gift from God.
Very good analogy:
Whoops. Maybe we shouldn’ta done that.
Both of those “Women” look like “Men”!
And you can smell them up wind, instead of down wind…….
Here is a vile article that trashes CTH and Sundance. I played in the comments for a while until the owner banned me. She’s a piece of work, calling commenters names and insulting them.
She also accused SD of once running a pro-Hillary blog. I asked her to prove it. Of course, it is a complete lie. She’s a big Levin fan, and writes for cnsnews.
So why even bother to waste irreplacable lifetime on her? She’s not going to have an epiphany, change her mind and vote Republican. She has her niche and her following there as you do here.
She works for Levin, and the only reason why she wrote this on her own blog (instead of cnsnew or Conservative Review, where she is also a contributor) is because it is so inflammatory. Also, Eric Erickson was pushing it on Twitter. It’s a planned attack, czar.
Any Soros advertising on her site? You know, like his ‘1-800-selljewshere’ business?
She’s a Cruz supporter and “Never Trumper”.
Well she should hang in there, when Cruz makes it to ‘Dancing With the Stars’ she shouldn’t have any trouble getting a ticket.
She came across in the comments sections as an angry teenager…I could almost hear stompy feet. That is just a first impression, I don’t know anything about her,,, and I don’t want to.
Since your comments were deleted, I can’t say much, other than I can understand supporting SD… and bless you…
What do you know? She lives in Hawks, Michigan, originally from Rogers City.
Great. Nail her column with her street address to some phobe poles (no, not Alexander Graham Bellski) downtown, I’m sure some of those liberal icons that deeply appreciate her prog efforts would love to drop by and have an ideological chat.
Phone poles….sorry, I have sinus problems.
I live 240 miles from her.
Post in downtown D-troit, wasn’t expecting you to show up…just her prog budz.
Thx Stella. Haven’t hit anyone since this a.m., and am bored tonight. I’m off…
I read a bunch of comments and wondered about the deleted ones. Anyone that uses language like that is a ninny…
Most of the deleted ones were mine. She banned me, mainly because as one other person said, “I don’t think you banned her because of the b word. I think Stella was getting too close to the truth and you don’t want anyone to read that.”
As for the “b” word, she had said I was jealous, and I replied (referring to Mark Levin), “jealous of what? Being a rich man’s bitch?” So she banned me.
Well, I don’t have a blog,, ,but I told you I was really annoyed when Professor Jacobson banned someone, and I thought it was a cheap shot somehow,, made me lose the respect I had for him..
Sometimes you have to. There are reasons, and I don’t hold it against her, really. It’s her blog. She thought I called her a bitch (I didn’t, but she is), and that would be enough reason.
I should add that here it isn’t a problem, but next door with the volume of comments sometimes you have to moderate or ban somebody because you can’t trust what they may post in a comment, and there are too many to watch all of the time. For example, we have a few people who occasionally overindulge on Saturday night, and say things that they might not usually say. People like that generally get moderated. If there is something like blatant antisemitism or racism, they get banned.
Oh, tough job.
“For example, we have a few people who occasionally overindulge on Saturday night, and say things that they might not usually say. ”
Uh, oh. I’m half way through a whiskey right now . . .
That’s what I thought… good on you for trying.
She should have deleted her own responses also. Leaving them up there while deleting yours gave the indelible impression of “nyah, nyah-nyah, nyah, nyah!”
That’s what I thought too! I wonder why she didn’t. And she missed one of mine too.
Some people shouldn’t be allowed to have blogs (she said, intolerantly).
She is obviously a dim bulb… the dimmest… bronx cheer
“Ninny” is a kinder word than I’d have used.
Being really super nasty only gives her some kind of power… Ninny is little because that is what I thought about her.. little and stupid.. but yes, there are better words…
Here’s my first comment, which I copied before it was deleted:
Conservative Treehouse is an independent. No financial backing. None. In contrast:
Cary Katz owns Conservative Review and CRTV.
Robert Mercer owned Breitbart.
Farris Wilkes owns The Daily Wire.
Carlos Slim owns the NYT.
Rupert Murdoch owns WSJ.
Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post.
Club 4 Growth funds Salem Media.
It’s all about influence. Maybe you should be looking into Levin’s motives, since he’s on the CRTV bandwagon. He’s backed by big money, while CTH isn’t.
Levin makes the big money, and he picked on a little guy, and speaking of doxing, printed Sundance’s real name on Facebook back in January of 2016. I wrote a blog post about it at the time, and have gotten hits on it every day since.
You got the story about Stranahan all wrong, which I know from first-hand knowledge. Ryan Julison, the PR guy you are talking about, stirred up the black rage during the Zimmerman trial. The “personal contact information” that you said was printed about Julison was information that Julison had on his own website, and was his business contact information.
By the way, you are also wrong about DeeDee, the girl on the phone with Martin at the time of the confrontation between him and Zimmerman.
Bravo…. seriously that was wonderful.
This is why Trump was elected, in a nutshell.
Your comments were still there, Stella (for me anyway), unless you were overly prolific and she just could not keep up with you. The hits on her just kept on coming…perhaps she could not keep up with everyone.
Is hard for folks like her to deal with logic. Deep psycho-logical problems with that one.
Went to visit her on tor…she tried to tag me…big mistake…
Ya dun good, Stella – and thank you for sharing your logical response here. I did go to read/look, and had never heard of her before.
She’s really on a mission fueled by nasty – apparently, as you indicate, a planned attack on SD.
And Mark Levin weighs in on Twitter. They really must be afraid of Sundance!
Is unhinged Mark Bradman, who blogs under the fake name "Sundance," a closet Marxist? https://t.co/NdhxuEAQbC
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) March 26, 2017
Is unhinged Mark Bradman, who blogs under the fake name "Sundance," a closet Marxist? https://t.co/NdhxuEAQbC
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) March 26, 2017
I ventured into twitter and asked him about being on a payroll. SMH.
“Unmasking” people is a particularly nasty habit of the Left.
Levin is a creepy old man.
I don’t like him yelling at me.
Wow…..lacking self-awareness much??
The disgruntled former grocery clerk is lashing out with his usual leftist, class-warfare, conspiracy propaganda in defense of the big-government, Obamacare-lite, RINOCARE bill defeated by principled constitutional conservatives. The more we learn about Bradman and his “Conservative Treehouse” site, the more you wonder what this kook is up to.
Now that is just mean.
Folks like Levin will feel emboldened as long as they have their people with their fingers in every one of President Trump’s pots. Ryan and Reince need to go. Ryan is going to sabotage every effort President Trump makes to right the ship.
Petulant nonsense like that blog (don’t know her name and don’t care) and Levin is them reveling in their power retained and their continued misguided belief that the Ryan Cabal will continue to allow the media to call Trump incompetent.
Levin is obviously never going to forgive Sundance for sharing the information that Levin’s fiancé’s son worked for Ted Cruz. The posts that are being portrayed as anti-semitic are so not anti-semitic that one has to question the animosity that they feel toward Sundance given the stated reason for the animus is obviously ludicrous, whether it is some imagined anti-semitism, Marxism or his non-existent Hillary support.
The funny thing – Breitbart published before CTH did. Yet, he attacked Sundance. I always thought that was strange.
Maybe that he felt he had to lash out but he was afraid to lash out at Breitbart? Maybe his fiancé was miffed? Did they ever marry? R
I don’t know if they married. By the way, she was a super-delegate for Cruz in Ohio.
Of course she was 🙄. I didn’t know that. Good grief. Cruz is obviously hoping Trump fails and he can ride in on his imaginary horse, Levin is willing to be his saddle.
I forgot about it until just now.
My first job was an ice-cream scooper.
Wooly Phlox, former Ice-Cream scooper. SMH.
These people are reprehensible. They’re insane, and the people who watch and are legitimately influenced by them are just as insane.
My first job was a coffee/pastry girl at a bank.
Chelsea Clinton’s first job was a gig on NBC where she was paid $600,000 because of who her parents are and the power they held.
Chelsea Clinton receiving a lifetime achievement award may finally be proof that if you give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite amount of time and typewriters they really will tap out all of Shakespeare’s work.
My first job was a dishwasher. Not at a busy restaurant like you work at, but I was only 11 and I made 10 cents a load washing my neighbor’s dishes.
My first job was as a dishwasher at a Waffle House at 13 yo. My big sister was a District Manager, but she cut me NO slack. I made $0.35 per hour. It was hard work, but a lot of fun! The worst job I ever had was selling cemetery lots door to door! That lasted about 6 months, lol.
Man, that is so nasty – they don’t know him at all, obviously
Levin doesn’t want to know him. He wants to convince others that Sundance is so vile that his word must not be trusted.
Yes…..I also noted that the tweet responses to that blogger were (at the time I read them last evening) were not running in her favor. A lot of them were along the lines of “huh….?” as in “What’s your problem…..” so hopefully, the only thing will not turn out as they had planned.
SD’s courage in being willing to openly cross swords with Levin (months back) speaks for itself…and so does Levin’s hysterical insecurity.
Really weird to watch. The responses to Levin’s tweets were not all supportive of him either I see.
Have a good day, Stella – I’ll be not doing church this morning – been able to get back for three Sundays but feeling depleted this morning and have learned not to push it…..
Hug (( ))
Get some rest, Sharon. I went back to bed and slept another couple of hours myself this morning. Sometimes we need it.
That is a very bizarre warped blog. She cap screamed “Libel” when someone called her an elitist snob, calls people all kinds of names, makes up scenarios in her head about people and is either very ignorant or very angry or more likely both.
If her thought is (and it seems sincere in her belief) that Sundance is a RINO supporter she clearly has problems with comprehending what she reads.
She seems to really be unhinged. Blinders will blind.
I was going to post over there but it seems that I would have to let a third party access anything that I chose to sign in with?
Don’t bother. The funny thing is that she kept baiting me, telling me she wanted the clicks. It didn’t occur to me until later, but I use an ad blocker, and she wouldn’t earn anything from my clicks anyway.
I didn’t see any ads so no points from me either. Strange brew those who ignore that the very people they are defending have had decades in some cases to fix DC and the status quo is still the status quo.
Most actors and politicians refuse to read their bad reviews.
I think that’s good advice.
Keep doing what you do, folks, with conviction.
Or read your detractors’ one-star reviews, and be demoralized.
I’d prefer to keep doing what I do with just probation.
It’s not my review, Wooly, with all respect. My friend is being trashed, and I won’t ignore that, or refuse to speak up in his defense. That is what friends do.
Consider the source. But I see where you would be ticked off.
All respect goes your way, Stella.
Even before I re-read this sub-thread.
This. X a bunch.
Imagine if you can being called a Marxist on Twitter by a man with 776,000 followers. It’s weird.
Yeah, but how many of those followers are just there carrying brooms and shovels?
Who knows? It’s still intimidating, or can be.
Even with my limited experience with social media, I can see that twitter stacks the deck, filters, whatever, the replies. Scott Adams is shadow banned, our President’s tweets have a zillion nasty replies, but 10 zillion likes, so figure that. Surely SD, bless and keep him, has broad shoulders since he is on the side of truth. A shellacing by Levine means he is on the high road.
Yum, just ate a Hot Pocket….appears they are using places other than New Jersey to dump industrial waste. Gonna check with the local Urgent Care to see if there’s anyone there who can save what’s left of my taste buds.
What were you thinking, czar?
I should be receiving dividends from whoever makes Hot Pockets™.
I can still digest those. I gave up the Sav-A-Lot burritos and chimichangas about five years ago. My body stopped processing them entirely.
Hot Pockets, though? Love em. Especially the new varieties.
Sure it’s bad for me. So are Pall Malls and Natural Ice.
Or at least a subsidy for your medical premiums.
So big news here at the Cottage, we have ducklings in the fake lake… at least two broods. That and I discovered a mama on her nest right under my living room window, hiding under a bush near the house….. It is amazing how well camouflaged she is there, but the dad duck was standing in the garden plain as day, and kinda gave her up… The ducklings are so much fun to watch as they run and tumble about… some inevitably end up falling into the street drains, then we have a duckling rescue mission…. It is very intense. 🙂
My momma texted me pics of the baby Sandhill cranes on her lake today.
They were born last fall. I didn’t get to visit this year, or I’d probably be dancing with them in the yard. The cranes, I mean. It’s funny when you can get them dancing, while feeding them bread-balls.
Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.
Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.
Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.
Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.
We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.
In Jesus name, we pray. Amen
Stella, the 9:00 prayer didn’t appear. 😦
I’ll check …
Thx, Stella. 🙂
😀 😀 😀
Late spin. Crank it up.
I’m actually not a fan, at all — can’t stand ’em — of the band Disturbed, but the singer is phenomenal. Most of their music is angerporn. But that cover is absolute good.
Foo Fighters is another band with talent, whose music I can’t stand, but whose covers are better than the originals. They have a rare album called, coincidentally, “Medium Rare”, which is ALL covers. And they are all better than any Foo Fighters-written song. I wish the band would realize this, and do covers for a living. They’re really good at that.
IMO, all these covers are better than the originals.
Amazing band, Foo Fighters, they suck, unless reinventing other people’s music. Then they are savants.
I posted Baker Street below because this ^^^ playlist is all wrong.
The rest of the album is similarly incredible, with their version of “Have a Cigar” by Pink Floyd. That one is too heavy for me. Quality, though, I have to admit.
Can anybody ever argue with any credibility that DC is not a cesspool of perverts?
Huma and Anthony on the mend
Huma has been working hard on her relationship with Anthony,” said a source close to the Abedin family. “He has been spending 80 to 90 percent of his time at the [Irving Place apartment] they share . . . If there is a disagreement, he goes to his mother’s apartment in Brooklyn.
Both [his and her] families are hoping they will reconcile.”
Another source, who worked closely with Bill and Hillary Clinton for several years, corroborates this, saying the breakup was “more for optics for the campaign and [under] pressure from Hillary’s camp.”
How old was the girl? 14?
Wasn’t he texting (or tweeting) with the girl with his little boy next to him?
He was texting with the girl but I think he had his little boy next to him when he was texting to a 50 something married women.
Someone on Facebook just pointed out that a spouse can’t be compelled to testify in court against their spouse. Could work in either direction here.
I think their marriage is very similar to the Clinton’s marriage it is for political expediency only. They separated because the Clinton camp thought it was the best thing for Hillary’s campaign. For the time being there is no political reason for them to be apart.
Shame I thought maybe Anthony might want to stay out of jail and give some pertinent information about Hillary over as a bargaining chip.
Maybe Huma is going back to him to keep him from spilling the beans on Hillary.
Could very well be that Anthony has a safety deposit box that rivals that of Dick Morris.
Weiner needs a job. One of those shovel ready jobs where he would work physically for 8 or 10 hours.
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