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I don’t know why YouTube recommended this today, but I thought you might enjoy it too: Preview Open
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 […]
Thought that might get your attention. People seem to think that I’m only here to complain about how mistreated nurses are. Preview Open
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.
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.
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 […]
April 20, 2007 The natives of the land of Montana have some unique customs. This announcement has been on the back of our church bulletin for the last couple of weeks: Preview Open
Only two more weeks until this whole thing blows over! Preview Open
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
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 […]
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.
He ducked into a dimly lit alley. Knocking twice, he looked both ways. “No one? No.” The door opens. Preview Open
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 […]
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’:
Representative Emanuel Cleaver ended his Congressional prayer by saying “Amen and awomen.”
Amen comes from the ancient Hebrew “āmán,” which means “so be it.” So, just for grins, what does “awoman” mean in ancient Hebrew? It could sound like the phrase “your mother is a tortoise, ” “my hovercraft is full of eels,” or something equally silly. It would be fun to find out.
In the latest spending offering from Congress, $4.5 million was included for bobcat urine to spray on alcoholic rats. Arizona gets that for free.
Now bobcat ranching is dangerous enough without trying to extract their urine. I’ll let you in on a little secret that Arizonans have known for a long time. Bobcats are mean before they get drunk, unlike elected officials.
Poor fellow. If only he were lucky enough to live in the People’s Republic of Seattle, he probably wouldn’t be serving time inside for his crimes in the first place. (Full disclosure: I’m not really a hamster person. But I’m in awe, both of the little guy’s bravery and determination, and of his owner’s care and creativity.)
I am so disgustingly pleased with myself that, were it any later than 10:30 a.m., I’d be pouring myself a drink and chilling out in the hot tub. (Oh dear. The little man who lives on my shoulder and repeatedly whispers into my ear–usually at very inopportune moments such as this–“Remember, thou art mortal,” has just pointed out to me that I don’t actually have a hot tub. Note to self: I need to get cracking on that very good idea I had (and mentioned at least glancingly in a post some years ago, I think), that I ought to be able to do something with the barn manure, an old stock tank, and the overflow from one of the rain-barrels, to remedy that problem).
Speaking of which, I read the other day that, in these restrictive days of lockdown, rich people who normally wouldn’t be caught dead chillin’ with Nous Deplorables in Tractor Supply or Rural King are buying stock tanks up in droves as accent pieces and ersatz “pools” for their patios and backyards. LOL. Levi had this figured out about a decade ago: