Tag: Humor

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@henryracette for reminding me about this post I wrote with his post concerning Bourbon in plastic bottles.  Barra is a small island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. There are approximately 1,174 residents, and 761 of them still speak Gaelic. Barra is predominantly Catholic to this day. The island has a rich history, some of […]

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My child  adult recently reached their majority.  As a fully fledged eighteen year old, we went to the DMV to file for an appropriate state-issued Real ID compliant ID. I was asked if this would also complete voting registration.  I said yes, it was the Motor-Voter law, and it would all be taken care of […]

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Quote of the Day: Time for a Break

 

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’ –Sigmund Freud

We are all obsessed with events both domestic and foreign, and it’s difficult to maintain one’s clarity. Some of us have friends and relatives that are directly affected by the most recent chaotic events. But if we are to stay engaged, we sometimes need a break that will give us a chance to breathe, relax and re-center.

So I’m sharing this quote by the great Sigmund Freud for your consideration. I can almost predict at least some of the responses to this quotation. Before anyone even answers, the men will roll their eyes and have visions of a dashboard filled with dials and meters. And the women will laugh and insist they aren’t really that complicated.

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I’m working on my writing.  My writing style is generally more conversational and open.  I do, sometimes, write more professional items (research, crap like that).  I’m working on writing for various purposes, but instead of just writing on my random musings I thought it might be a good time to ask people. What have you […]

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Quote of the Day: ’60 Minutes’ and Mitch McConnell on the GA Voting Law

 

For today’s quote, I thought I would include the 60 Minutes cut of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent statement regarding the Georgia election law:

We are witnessing voting procedures worse than Jim Crow or “Jim Crow on steroids,” the horrific racist brutality of segregation. Election Day hours were changed and the opportunities to cast a ballot in early voting were fewer than the law requires.

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They’re so funny. And, in many ways, so human.

This is Oleg.  He’s tiny for his age (about six weeks), and his “sister” (Tatiana) who’s only a couple of days older, is about twice his size.  I only named them this morning, upon the increasing certainty that the little fermentation vats that comprise their multi-compartmented tummies have got themselves sorted out and on the boil, and are working properly.  Saying anything more about that would be TMI, other than that orphaned or rejected lambs which are bottle-fed and which start out with only a little, or none at all, of their mother’s natural first milk or colostrum, are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to developing the proper digestive enzymes and processes to support their ruminant systems.  (Brief digression: That’s making me wonder if a high-born sheep should be referred to as “Your Ruminance?”  Note to self–perhaps ask @arahant. He might know.) Anyway, it’s a bit of a juggling act to get it right, and sometimes I don’t.  This year, I think I have.  Perhaps it’s the light diet of spring bulbs that’s done the trick . . .

So, this morning, I thought I’d try a new approach with their bottles, of which they’re down to three feedings a day, so I got out two bottles at once, filled them up, put one in each hand, and tried to get them both going at the same time.  Oleg, who’s a bit…umm…wooly about certain things, seemed to figure this out, and latched right on.

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Socrates is a funny guy. Yes, he is serious, but he is never solemn. You can be funny and serious at the same time. This dialogue, the Euthydemus, is a fine example. First a little background: Socrates believes that Athenians are being poorly served by the Sophists, a group of self-proclaimed teachers of rhetoric (the […]

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I like to share the vicissitudes joys of life on the farm with those I love.  So this morning I sent the above shot of Pinky and Perky in their playpen in my kitchen, replete and mercifully (temporarily) quiet after breakfast, to my brother.  His response? “You’re microwaving them?” Preview Open

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I discovered and read through the spy novels by Daniel Silva that included the Gabriel Allon Series. What I enjoyed the most was his continuation of the same group of characters in each novel. You got to know their personalities, quirks, weaknesses and strengths, so it was appealing because you became invested on a more […]

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I’m Just a Bill, Up on Capitol Hill…

 

The recent post by @unsk‘s “Biden and the Stalinist Thug Dems are Coming for your Guns” discusses HR127, legislation introduced by Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee (D-TX 18th) on Jan 4, the first regular order day of the current congress. Noting the bill number, I was curious as to how many bills were introduced on the first day of the session. Turns out there were 187, starting with HR1, Rep. Sarbane’s (D-MD 3rd) reintroduced proposal to revamp (read: trash) our electoral system previously discussed by Unsk back in 2019.

The cavalcade of legislative vomit wrapped up that day with HR187 introduced by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA 26th), which seeks to bestow permanent resident alien status on one Victoria Lopez, who apparently is not supposed to be in the country given that one of the bill’s provisions orders the Secretary of Homeland Security to rescind her deportation order.

Quite the busy day, the House opened with prayer at 10 a.m. and adjourned shortly after 5 p.m., 187 bills introduced in 420 minutes. Good substantive discussion of more than two minutes each, except for all the other things which took up the august body’s time.

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I have seen some posts on this venerable forum over the past year denying that systemic racism is real.  Well, I know for a fact that those who deny systemic racism are mistaken.  Systemic racism is indeed real, and here’s the proof: How else can you explain the decision of the Chicago Bears to trade-up […]

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19th Nervous Breakdown (This Week): An Isolation Photo Journal, Round 2

 

Guess who ended up in English quarantine again? (For anyone that wasn’t around for the last time this happened, you can read/see the beginning of the saga right here).

Because I chose to visit my parents in Massachusetts for three weeks, I got to have a lovely, ten-day mandatory quarantine alone, in my dorm room/flat. In between all of the fun of completing graduate school applications and getting ready for the start of school on Monday (as well as painting, reading, contemplating escape, practicing harp, working on Hebrew, contemplating escape, workshopping recital routines, boxing practice, and contemplating escape), I took a few minutes each day to make a meme about my experiences in isolation for the PiT, through the medium of Keith Richards. So without further a-due, for your amusement ‘The 14 days of Quarantine: Keef Style, Part 2’: