Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Kansas Bans Poor People From Spending Welfare On Cruise Ships"

 -Huffington Post


"Kansas welfare recipients will be unable to get more than $25 per day in ATM cash withdrawals under a new law sent this week to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's desk by the state legislature...Under the new rule, a three-person family receiving the maximum benefit would have to go to the ATM more than a dozen times to get the full benefit, which would be whittled away by an 85 cent fee for each withdrawal after the first one. And the local cruise liner ATM will no longer be an option."
-Huffington Post

"This is about prosperity. This is about having a great life."
-Kansas state Rep. Michael O'Donnell (R)

No, this is about punishing poor people for having the unmitigated gall to ask for or need any kind of assistance. Each day I thank God I no longer live in Kansas.  

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Light Shadows 25

Happy Easter, everyone.


What do you know, the Easter Bunny made it to my neighborhood this year.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What Are You Doing?


 I am in an 8+ crew racing shell rowing in the 1936 Olympics.  The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. PADDY"S Day!



I thought Grammarly was wrong about this, no one writes St. Patty's, but I saw a sign in a medical lab this morning that read, "Happy St. Patty's Day!" When I pointed out St. Paddy was spelled wrong an employee said, "At least they get an A for effort."
No, no, they don't. You get an A for excellent work and a F for getting it wrong and then not correcting your mistake.

Monday, March 16, 2015

RIP Linda Lee (Sept. 13, 1955 - Sept. 13, 2014 )




A tall tree, turn and face the west
Oh we're running with the wind
On high cliff top we're waiting with the rest
For this journey to begin

And these broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly at all

See how we laugh, maybe we should crawl
And beg to be excused
We shout loudly, have answers to it all
But we have been refused

And these broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly at all

Girl child, you're dancing with the wind
Growing with the silver trees
Your young questions, you ask me what it means
But I am not at ease

And these broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly at all

A tall tree, turn and face the west
Oh we're running with the wind
On high cliff top we're waiting with the rest
For this journey to begin

And these broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly at all

These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Doing Time

Belle in the slammer after having surgery on her left elbow yesterday. She is doing well but is stuck with a 5 to 10 day sentence- depending on good behavior.

Monday, March 09, 2015

The More Things Change


Selma, Alabama, Sunday March 7, 1965.



The More They Stay The Same



University of Oklahoma student members of the school's chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity sang the following song Saturday night on their "Date Party" bus.

There will never be a nigger SAE,
There will never be a nigger SAE,
There will never be a nigger SAE,

You can hang them from a tree,
But they'll never sign with me,
There will never be a nigger SAE!



"People who believe the Progressive storyline that America is a racist society believe it because they want to believe it, even though racist attitudes, now reserved to the lower classes and uneducated, no longer have any power or influence in American society."
- Peter Ferrara , Heartland Institute

"I like living in a country where a black president elected twice complains about racism."
- John Nolte, breitbart.com

"(R)acism against blacks was gone by the time I started touring the nation in the late '60s."
-Ted Nuget,  former Rockstar

"PUT THE WHITE BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE."
- on shirt at a 2012 Mitt Romney rally in Ohio