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Happy Bubba?

November 10th, 20161 comment

One of my RSS feeds is fivethirtyeight.com.  I read maybe one out of 5 of their posts and maybe just scan that one.  It is the site run by the guy who picked all the state results a couple of elections ago.  Lucky he didn’t start with this one. Read more…

Well I’ll be Damned

November 9th, 20163 comments

Government of the people; by the people; for the people.  Last nights vote indicated that two out of  three is no longer good enough.  The Tea Party started the chant.  That chant became Gregorian last night. Read more…

`Tis the Season

October 7th, 2016No comments

I’m talking about the political season.  I fear I’ve grown too old to understand it.  It makes no sense to me.  It seems any rabid supporter these days is a fool. Read more…

The State of the Nation

September 16th, 20164 comments

I get a bit nauseous watching the political reports these days.  I was reading a book that contained a quote from a Nobel Prize winner  — a Russian that came to our country and even became our Poet Laurette  — that put it in some perspective. Read more…

Today is the day

August 5th, 20163 comments

Well, tonight really.  That’s when the Olympics kicks off.  Not quite what was expected.   Not a great ad campaign for Brazil. Read more…

Interesting, but Stupid

October 26th, 2013No comments

Remember Laugh In.  The title was one of Artie Johnson’s weekly uttering.  Beating a dead horse to death was a Laugh In standby.  And, I went to school with one of the actors, Jo Ann Worley.  Possibly my only claim to fame.   The following is stolen from a RSS feed I follow.   Bit of a shock.  It was interesting and seems rather stupid. Read more…

Canard

November 4th, 20122 comments

I love words.  I suck at conjugation and punctuation. But, I love words.  Canard is a neat word.

ca·nard? ?[kuh-nahrd; Fr. ka-nar]

noun, plural ca·nards ?[-nahrdz; Fr. -nar]

1.a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor.
2.Cookery . a duck intended or used for food.
3. Aeronautics .

  a.an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
  b.Also called canard wing . one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
  c.an early airplane having a pusher engine with the rudder and elevator assembly in front of the wings. Read more…

And The Winner Is

November 2nd, 20123 comments

No red carpet.  More like a guy from an alley saying, “Pssttt, hey bud.” to the poker community.   And, not a very sophisticated con either.  You can see the drool and the grab for your wallet is pretty obvious. Read more…

Ain’t Easy

September 11th, 20122 comments

In a world of red buttons, Geckos, manic insurance spokesmen and other ad agency “successes”, we have today — an anniversary that leads to another media feeding frenzy.  Nothing like a good tear jerker.  Don’t get me wrong; I am as sober today as anyone.  What gets to me is the apparent relish the ratings  chaser devote to the day. Read more…

Comic in Chief

July 23rd, 2012No comments

No shock when  you hear I am not a huge Obama fan.  I just think he doesn’t understand the economy or what made us who we are.  I prefer not to bash the man.  For someone pushed and pulled by so many strings, he’s succeed.  More in his mind than many others.  Hey, we have something there we can share.  Read more…