Friday, March 30, 2018

Physical Education

-Systematic instruction in sports, exercises, and hygiene given as part of a school program. (

The Internet is a dangerous place. Ran across this photo and had a flashback of myself wearing one of these and standing in the Morey Jr High School gym. The gym had a strip of wood about a foot wide just above our heads that went around three of the walls. There were number painted on it from 1 to  somewhere in the hundreds. After we changed into some version of this lovely garment, we had to line up along the walls and under our assigned number. When the gym teacher blew her whistle we put our hand over our number and she walked by us and marked down any number not cover by a hand. It was a good system but it seemed to take forever. I swear my number was seventy-two. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Where Have All The Children Gone?

I took a bus down to Denver Saturday for the March For Our Lives and the driver on the bus back shared his views on gun control (against) with some of the people on the bus. I was only half listening to him. At one point he started talking about human trafficking and said 1,800 kids a day disappear in Colorado. I got out my phone and did the math: 1,800 kids/day x 365 days/year = 657,000 kids/year. This, according to the US Census Bureau, in a state were the number of children between the ages of birth to 17 is 625,190. If what he said was true, I think we would notice. People have got to start questioning the crap they are being told.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Get Up, Stand Up

By their silence the Republican Congress is complicit in Donald Trump's blatant attempts to undermine the US Constitution by ignoring the checks and balances written into the Constitution by our founding fathers. These checks and balances are supposed to keep any one branch of the government from becoming more powerful that the other two but, with the help of this Congress, Trump is hammering away at this critical provision. The silence of this quisling Congress is a great danger to our country. Time for them to admit that they do not really believe in democracy but are actually willing to flirt with fascism in order to remain in power.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Th’ Abuse Of Greatness Is When It Disjoins Remorse From Power.

-Brutus in William Shakespeares' Julias Ceasar (Act 2, Scene 1)

You know, Trump is acting like someone about to be evicted from his home-the ones who break everything and pour cement into the toilet. That bastard is doing the same thing to our government & the presidency as the Republican Congress sits on its ass and does nothing to stop him.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Just When You Think It Couldn't Get Any Worse

Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for CIA director, tied to use of brutal interrogation measures
-Washington Post headline

"Haspel was in charge of one of the CIA’s “black site” prisons where detainees were subjected to waterboarding and other harrowing interrogation measures widely condemned as torture.
When those methods were exposed and their legality came under scrutiny, Haspel was among a group of CIA officials involved in the decision to destroy videotapes of interrogation sessions that left some detainees on the brink of physical collapse."

-Washington Post
If she is confirmed, our country is nothing more than a gigantic Banana Republic- and I am not talking about the clothing store.

"banana republic: a small country , especially in South and Central American, that is poor, corrupt, and badly ruled"
-Online  Cambridge Dictionary

Monday, March 12, 2018

Every Dog Is A Lion At Home

-Henry George Bohn (1797 - 1884)

I have told my husband time and time again that he is a pushover for the dogs. The other night I walked into the kitchen to find my husband wiping down the counter tops and Belle licking the plates in the dishwasher. I pointed out to him that Belle doesn't do this when I'm cleaning up the kitchen, because when I tell her to stay out of the kitchen, she stays out of the kitchen since she knows I mean it.  My husband said Belle does what he tells her to do, too, and then very sternly said, "Belle! Get out of the kitchen!

This is the look she gave him. 

I rest my case.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Gone Girl

Bones discovered on a Pacific island belong to Amelia Earhart, a new forensic analysis claims
-Washington Post

Three things you can always count on, (1) someone announcing they know who Jack the Ripper was, (2) someone announcing they know who killed Elizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia), and (3) someone announcing they know what happened to Amelia Earhart.

The most important paragraph in the Washington Post story:

"A new scientific study claims that bones found in 1940 on the Pacific Island of Nikumaroro belong to Earhart, despite a forensic analysis of the remains conducted in 1941 that linked the bones to a man. The bones, revisited in the study “Amelia Earhart and the Nikumaroro Bones” by University of Tennessee professor Richard L. Jantz, were discarded."

This "scientific study" did not examine the bones because there are no bones. Jantz "analyzed measurements taken in1941 by Dr. D. W. Hoodless, principal of the Central Medical School, Fiji." (Quote from the paper written by Richard L. Jantz.)

So, this guy is basing his conclusions on measurement which could be wrong but cannot be verified since there are no bones.  This is not  scientific study; this is wishful thinking.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Drum Roll, Please

I went down to the basement and found Belle's lobster doing a handstand.  Now, is he showing off or is Belle punishing him?