Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fashion

You know, I'll say it:

I was hoping Dump would be a bigger disaster at disaster relief.

Don't get me wrong - he wasn't good, but he wasn't horrible.  ....except for the 'I'm in campaign mode', and actually commenting on the turn-out of the crowd.....you know, instead of helping people.

You know, Houston is in serious disaster mode, so it's appropriate to divert the police and emergency services for his motorcade while people die.

That seems fair.

Of course, it's hard to look bad when you're competing against Joel Olsteen (is that his name?). Is there a bigger douche this week?

I think not.

And his damage control helped him not one iota.

I almost wasn't going to rag on Melanoma and her Jimmy Choos. Let's face it, she wasn't going to go near any mud or water. But then she had to fucking wear that hat with FLOTUS embroidered on the front.

J.F.C.  Must they brand everything?

Naturally, being a gay man, and someone bringing up a hurricane and fancy footwear, my mine immediately went to Kathy Griffin.............as it naturally would.







Song by: the Lovemakers

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hurricane

If I'm being 100% honest here, I'm not sure how much I care about the Harvey and Houston.

Oh the images are horrific

I really just wanted to use the image somehow. I'm loving the Christie meme. It just hasn't gotten old.

That said, it's Texas. And while I'm sure there are fine people there, collectively, they're kind of dicks.

Other than Ann Richards and LBJ, can you think of one semi-decent politician they've elected?  I'll wait while you wiki that......................









Yeah - I though so.


But for a state that claims to want to secede they're sure using a lot of federal government resources that are based in socialism.


But have you been to Houston? A flood could do them good. It's not like it had much going for it in the first place - - other than the Beer Can House.

Ok. I'm being a little harsh. All that water (11 trillion gallons - though I don't know exactly how the estimated that one) is gonna bring a lot of fucking rats and disease. And mold. And disease.

As long as the pets are ok, I'm good.



Song by: Bob Dylan

Monday, August 28, 2017

My Music Monday

I'm finding out many of my pleasures are not that guilty. At least to me. Some might be slightly embarrassing.

Glee was passing amusement, when it wasn't one big After School Special. Usually it was more annoying than entertaining. In retrospect most of the performances were forgettable.

That said, I liked one - in terms of music production let alone the visual one:  the mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has it / Someone Like You".

It still pops up through my playlist now and again, and I still let it play all the way through.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Racism

I was going to make this image smaller just so text would wrap around it more cleanly.  But then I thought - 'no'.

I should make it bigger. It should be projected on any and every building that exists.

During the 2016 campaign, it could be argued that Dump was flirting with racism. Testing the waters....if you will.

Oh don't get me wrong, I called him a racist back then, but that was more of a gut feeling. As the shyster that he is, I thought, "welllll......maybe he's just building a base" 

And he did.  And if you build it, it WILL come.



SCROTUS IS A RACIST. 



And if you voted for him, and / or support him, you are too.

You can say you're not, but you are. If A=B and A=C, then B=C.


His pardoning of Joe Arpaio is another stitch to his white hood, to go along with the robe he had made for Charlottesville.

This is pardon is problematic for any number of reasons. The most obvious is that Arpaio is a racist - plain and simple - and he was convicted of violating the civil rights of non-whites.  ....and that is for which he was pardoned.

This is on the heals heels of Virginia. Dump can attempt to rewrite history by ignoring and leaving out parts of what he said, but he said it.......in print.

The other problem with the pardon is:  the pardon.

Before, it was just suspect that he might use it proactively.....mostly for his friends, supporters and family. I have no doubt he will indiscriminately use that power to let sooooo many off the hook.


I hate him.


I just saw video of Shrub being interviewed about Katrina years after the fact. Sure I hate / hated him too, but I'll give him this, he admitted he was wrong.

Those are words you'll never hear from Dump.  




....still, do not let this distract you from Russia and all the other shit he's doing.



Song by: Janet Jackson

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cream

A good selection of pics if I say so myself.  There is something for Sophie and / or Shep fans everywhere!

Shep & the Duck. 

I cannot believe we haven't named him.  I can't believe we haven't bought a back-up if he kills it. 

Brother & Sister time. 

....Duck in lower left corner. 

I found out if the Duck is left in the chair and Sophie jumps into said chair, Mr. Shep 
gets very territorial . 


Frolicking in the Chagrin River on a hike last Sunday. 

Always a family unit if dinner is involved. 


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After a hike, "someone" gets  Puppachino. 




Song by: Prince & the New Power Generation

Friday, August 25, 2017

Chinese Democracy

I pretty much have nothing.

The lotto losing thing has me in a funk. I really needed that $759 million.

Life has been work and...well ...work. And 05:00 dog walks.

I would think that the police officers who patrol the 'hood at that time of morning would eventually stop to say 'hi'. Usually I get the searchlight shone on me, as I'm a common criminal casing the houses whilst carrying a light-up dog leash......and a dog.

My goal on these walks is to avoid skunks.  They are seemingly plentiful now. I can guarantee three per a.m. walk. Oddly, our evening walks used to be fraught with squirrels.  I am now on a four day streak of not one squirrel sited. Poor Shep stops and looks up at every tree just to check. He's not been rewarded.

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In other new...........I took a stupid-ass Facebook thingy. It's not really a quiz.  They look at your profile pic and determine your ethnicity.

Didn't they do a great job?

They at least got one right...............but not the percentage. Not even close.

However - - and it's too bad Birdie is dead, as she would mock me for not smiling in pictures. I would have to (re)explain it because it makes me look Asian.   ....and now I'm 24% Han Chinese.....whatever that is....and I'm not even smiling. So I've data now to back up that statement.

They need to improve their facial recognition software.

I don't usually work for the weekend.......but I am glad this week is over. I'm hoping we have fun weekend plans.......but they seem to be up in the air........................Meredity!



Song by: Guns N Roses

Thursday, August 24, 2017

I Feel Lucky

Should I happen to win the Powerball drawing last night - - which happens well after my bedtime - - you shant be hearing from me again, most likely.

Oh, I might have one last post while I wait for that $700,000,000 check to clear, but who'll have to time to blog?

Well, I suppose if I was closing in on a billion dollars, I'd have nothing but time to blog....from my Gulfstream.

I didn't really even know of this potential jackpot until two days ago. And just bought my ticket....ok....tickets....yesterday, like six hours before the drawing.

I get there is a 0.0000003% of winning. But I quintupled my chances by buying five. so I'm like at 0.000000365%, so it seems I'm a shoe-in to snag this mother.

I could never live long enough to spend all that money...........at least not on myself. So I'm sure I'd do good in the world. Well.......I'm pretty sure.  "Good" is all relative, no?

If nothing else, Shep will get a new duck toy every single day.



Song by: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fake

This should be a Site of the Month - but I've already done it for August.

But there is a fake DJT Tweet Generator.

I might have made one.

Sue me.

Oddly, I haven't heard anyone say anything about the USS John McCain having a hole in it - like he has in his head.

Too soon?

Don't care - the guys' a douche.






Song by: the Cure

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Oh c'mon!   You had to know that this would be today's blog post title, right?  I mean, there is not "Partial Eclipse of the Heart" song.

I dilly-dallied (oh yes....yes I did) on getting the eclipse glasses. I figured - "oh......there will be plenty", as the nature center was selling them, as well as the natural history museum and all libraries just giving them out.

And gave them all out they did...........except to one ill-prepared and sad Blobby.

A neighbor, who seemingly thought I'd be home at 14:31, said I could come over and share his. I went all martyr and said, "no......no......I'll just got blind!"

But I figgered that while I can't look into the sun (and really, what moron has ever been taught they could?)....



....that I might utilize my phone/camera to get some images without even having to singe my retinas.

That was a fairly crappy plan, as I found out.

To me, the sun looked bright. I never saw even a shadow of anything. I went to the top of a parking deck where there'd be nothing blocking the view.  I almost kind of missed the big hoo-ha.

On my way back inside, a chap saw I had no glasses and offered me his for a minute. They really do make all the difference. What you couldn't see with your own eyes was quite visible and beautiful. I tried to get a pic through the filter, but it did not come out.  Someone in the elevator on my way back to my office did it successfully and it was an awesome picture.

I got this........my own version of the total eclipse.

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710's office did it up right. Everyone got a pair of glasses - and solar system related food products (see title image). Amazingly, no one brought and Sunny D with which to wash it all down.

Still........I have to believe science deniers figured the gods were mad with them and extinguished the lights. ...but only a little mad because it was only semi-dark for like 3 minutes. You know g-d.....he only does thing that are temporary.




Song by: Bonnie Tyler

Monday, August 21, 2017

My Music Monday

You kind of knew a guilty pleasure would have to be a boy band selection - right?

I mean, it's like the guiltiest.

As an avid Billboard reader, I was enthralled by the business aspect of the almost simultaneously released albums by both the Backstreet Boys and 'Nsync.

The former sold over a million disks in its first week. At the time, it was a first for any disk or band. A few weeks later, the latter broke the record by about 200,000 units.

While I never purchased either one of their disks, I do like well-crafted pop song. And like it or not, both bands had some. Not a lot. Not enough. But some.

Internally, I kicked around which one I might use - both band and song. If this were truly the guiltiest of pleasure and I was going for the most mocking, I'd probably have gone with 'Nsync - though Justin Timberlake gives me the heebee jeebees.

I think the bigger surprise with that band wasn't that Lance Bass was gay - it would have to be that more (or all) of them weren't.

Anyhoo.....for the best crafted boy band song {vert arguably}, it would have to be Backstreet Boy's "I Want it That Way".

There isn't really anything groundbreaking about it. Some Swedes, who were all over writing pop songs in the '90s came up with it. It probably just landed at the Backstreet Boy's management first.

But since none of us (probably?) want to watch the band's video, I'll do you one better.  What looks like a tech office lip synching to the song into their PhotoBooth application and then editing it together.

I love that one office worker seemingly refuses to participate. I love it more at the end, when the alleged leader of the group claims what they did was "powerful".    It wasn't.  It isn't.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Best Laid Plans

I had quasi plans for a blog post.

Honest (fingers crossed while I type that).

But whatever plans that were laid out went away - due to time, energy or lack of.

I won't even try to fill in tidbits of the news today, as I tried to stay away. Boston seemed like a dud, so nothing there anyways.

Maybe I'll just get some ice cream and start this thing back up tomorrow morning.

Yes. Yes, that's exactly what I'll do.



Song by: James Blunt

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Talk to Me

I almost skipped Shep / Sophie Porn if nothing else to comment on Steve Bannon banishment.

Everyone is ever-so happy.  I'm glad to see him go. But the problem with letting him in the first place and with his security clearance, he was privy to stuff he never should have.....and now takes that knowledge with him....and back to Breitbart.

And the other news from SCROTUS' ghost writer (whahh???  He didn't write his books on his own???) is that Dump will resign before Mueller gets the info needed to impeach. And that he'll do it before end of the year, possibly by fall.

People are cheering over this - - not really realizing it changes little.  Just think of it:  Mike Pence, President.

{shudders}

The religious crusades are about to be reinstated.


Anyway. I guess I did blog about it after all.

But back to Shep.

Chillaxin' at his vet appointment. 

....until they tried to take his temp. Then no longer chill.  Or axin'.  I suppose this could be his official b-day portrait. I used to do one a year for Petey. 

Where Shep goes; so goes Duck. 

Oddly the only place it doesn't go is up to bed at night. 

They're trying.  Honest. 

Shep still tries to corner her a few times per week, but it's better.

Shep chatting TO me, while I worked from home yesterday. 
The boy can be a talker when he wants to be. 




Song by: Chris Isaak

Friday, August 18, 2017

Shopping with Blobby

Yet another installment in the drudgery that is everyday shopping. The camera-phone makes it a bit more fun - though I get looks whenever I take pics of products. Like I care what people think!


You know, even an old man who yells at clouds has to take a day off of yelling about SCROTUS.  He didn't do anything new today.......though we shouldn't get distracted too too much by his inflammatory rhetoric. I fear he's doing something we're not seeing because of this.

So onto the Shopping post.

Sometimes I just hate cooking shows. Especially when it comes to garlic - which I love.

Whenever they cook, the garlic is pretty much always prepped for them. If not already minced or pressed, at the very least it always has the paper removed.  ....and let's face it, that's the hardest part about garlic.

Yes, you can smash the clove and the paper loosens, but have save for fly paper, have you ever found anything less sticky, especially in a non-liquid food group?  And in the end, your hands smell like...well....garlic.

So when we were at Blood, Bath & Beyond, I happened upon a number of devices that could help. All made of silicone. But one came in a plastic storing box. Ooooooh.

....and I am loving this Oxo garlic peeler.  Loving, I say.

 It's all quite simple, really.

 Insert glove of garlic into silicone tube.

 Apply pressure and roll said tube back and forth for maybe 10 seconds.  Possibly 15.

Poof. Done.  Out comes a perfectly peeled glove of garlic.  Clove, singular. I tried multiple and it didn't work so well - though they were ginormous cloves.


They have come out perfect every single time. Not even a stray piece of garlic paper/peel

.....and my hands don't smell as much like garlic anymore.


Totally worth the $7.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

One of Two

Two.

Shep turned two yesterday!

He's now a dog, no longer a puppy.  ....though going by his wilding two nights ago, you'd never know it.

I wanted to do it up for him. Go to Pet People and get a doggie cake for him, and put a candle in it.  Oh, and a new toy.

But folks, that takes planning. Leaving work at 18:15 doesn't really lend it self to running a few miles out of the way.

We will make sure he's treated right though.

Shep religiously gets dinner after his late afternoon / evening walk.  In my book.

In 710's version, he gets dinner exactly at 18:00. Or so I just found out.

So after our walk, Shep goes to his bowl, as one might imagine. But since it's a big day, he got some wet food. He wasn't chomping at the bit for it, but that's when I found he had already gotten dinner.

Some hound!

Petey wouldn't have scarfed it all down if it were his 33rd dinner of the night.  

That's him up there getting his 2nd dinner.


So this weekend, we will make sure he gets extra attention, which to him means extra extra extra extra extra attention.

...and maybe a new toy.    As if he needs another.



Song by: the Bangles

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Where the White Boys Dance

Fuck.

This man is like the gift that keeps on giving. ....and I don't mean drug-resistant syphilis.

I'd enjoy the latter more. While it might lead to a bad outcome, at least I might have enjoyed the fuck.

Clearly I was (and wasn't) way wrong regarding my post yesterday. I said I was surprised he actually amended his statements from Saturday and that I expected him to double-down.

Well, as we saw - and as Professor Chaos pointed out in a comment - he was back to showing his true colours (not quite like Cyndi Lauper).

Work was a bear yesterday, so I saw no news whatsoever. And I no longer play NPR on the way home, as I try to avoid that anymore too. Sorry Robert Siegel.

710 came in after his 40 minute commute, where he listened to news the entire way. So naturally, he came in riled. ....and disgusted. So I got a quick 30 second elevator discussion about the day's events (while I made spicy pork tacos, I might add!).

So this whole 'white nationalist' thing - no Jews or blacks (poor Sammy Davis Jr never had a chance!). Where is Jared and Ivanka in all of this?  I'm sure they think they can minimize these situations, but if they're truly the smart folks they say they are, they'd call it a day and leave with all the CEOs who are fleeing.  I said "IF".  No one is claiming either are Mensa members. Or could even spell Mensa. They're offensive to the Jews, almost more than their boss/dad.

Also, my comment on the new chief of staff?  Yeah, he has zero sway over his boss. This is a military man - one who thrives on order (in theory). With this kind of fuck-uppery (it's a word!), how long do you think he'll last?  Though this time of his own choosing.

....and then there was THE tweet.


I'm sorry - the 'deleted' tweet. So deleted, I got someone's screen capture of it.

Big White Terrorist Runs Down Innocent Victim.   Sound familiar?


Thank g-d that Sarah Huckabee will say her boss never condones violence.  I'm waiting for the "he was joking......" spin. ....if it hasn't already happened.

So I had planned a Shopping with Blobby segment today........but the fucking SCROTUS got in the way....again.


710 think it is time for a march. Multiple and in multitudes. I agree.

Everyone was so quick to do the Women's March in January. I'm no community organizer, but I would TOTALLY go to this. No offense to the girls, but at this point we should be able to quadruple the numbers.   .....though I suspect lots of white nationalist protesters.

I say:  BRING IT !!!!



Song by: the Killers

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Little too Late

So - Dump finally said the words "KKK", "neo-Nazis" and "white supremacists"

He called them 'repugnant'.  What you didn't see was his hand behind his back with his fingers crossed.

As I've said before - and as Ms. Benatar has sung - "it's a little too little, it's a little too late".

I'll be honest, I thought SCROTUS would stand his ground and not be bullied into saying what people criticized him for not verbalizing. I suppose his new Chief of Staff has some sway with him. That said - he's insincere and I know of no one buying a word of it.........or even a syllable.

I remain deeply disturbed over the weekend events in Charlottesville.

In certain ways, I've expounded on this is what we were becoming, true to thinking it would and could happen. Yet, when it did, I think even I was surprised. Or was it shocked?  Or both?

The protests and the violence were not unexpected. The almost lack of law enforcement was.

There have been far less attended rallies than this in the last 3-4 years. There have been far more peaceful protests where there have been many many more arrests. So one of my takeaways was that there can be armed white men with torches, spewing hate to whom almost nothing happens to legally. But if you're a silent protester of colour, well..............good luck with that.

That actions speak louder than words was deafening. That is what white privilege looks like - in case you were wondering.

But this goes so far beyond race. I was reading a friend's FB feed where he rightfully called out anyone who was a Dump supporter was a white supremacist. He went on to say that if you voted for him for other reasons - immigration, healthcare, economy - you still knew what the possibility for what you were signing on for.  (I even said during the election that you might not be a racist but you have to be ok with knowing you are supporting one.)

I was surprised how many Dump voters Scott knew. One of them saying it was such a small faction of people - less than 100,000 probably, by his estimation - that acted this way and in the big scheme of things amounted to nothing.

....so for my 3,491st Hitler / Nazi /Dump reference in this blog:  O.M.F.G. Asstwats (it's a new word), like this actually think the Nazi party was just 'there' and that it didn't grow from a grassroots effort. Or that the police who allowed it became the Gestapo.

Yes, maybe running down people isn't taking them to the gas chambers, but you know, you gotta start somewhere. If you haven't seen the "alt-right" messaging on the woman who was killed, I beg you NOT to look. It is more horrific than running her down with a car.

It all resonates on so many levels. As much as I'd love to lay this all at Dump's feet, clearly even he isn't enough of a leader to bring this kind of change - albeit, horrific change - in such a short time frame. He'd love to tell you he could do this - but we've seen his talents, and getting people to go along ain't one of 'em.

He did give the power for others to hate. He's made that clear, though he'd be the second to deny it - right after that talking cow, Huckabee-wannabee, would be the first.

My only slight uplifting thing that is coming from this is the facial recognition software and social media identification that people are doing to these asstwats (trademark pending) who attended.  Yes, the protesters had a right to free speech - I'm not taking that away from them. But loving the people who are using free speech to find them, and let their families and employers know what they've raised and hired.  One of those pushing back saying: "I'm not the angry racist you see in the photo".

There is a problem with that sentence of course. Is he not in the photo? Is he not angry? Is he not a racist?  I'm going with the middle one.....except that he's totally angry.

There is a problem not just for the homos when it comes to 33 states being able to fire you without cause. These shits can - and some have - been canned. Here's hoping they go to the central valley of California forced to pick crops, because they can't find other employment and well you know, they wanted immigrants out.

I feel better venting this, but the darkness will return. I'd say I honestly know what to expect next, but I think we all do.



Song by: Pat Benatar

Monday, August 14, 2017

My Music Monday

It's 'guilty pleasure' month.

I won't say I have bit off more than I can chew, but what I thought might have been funny now just seems like more than the potential of humiliation.

I have vacillated on if I should choose mildly embarrassing stuff - or just dive in..........things that could be worse than Andy Gibb.

I know - right?   Yeah, I know what you're thinking.

I'm just doing it. I'm not sure it's going to get worse than this the rest of the month.


Back in 1983, someone thought it would be good to re-team Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in another movie.  As it would turn out, this would be the second movie in which these two "starred" which Blobby was never ever ever to see.

To be fair - I'm not 100% sure anyone saw their movie Twist of Fate.  Not even themselves.

While the movie wasn't a musical (phew!), Olivia was still riding high from her Physical album two years prior, so a song or two had to be recorded for the inevitable soundtrack.

I can't tell you why I like the title track, but I do. One could argue that while it doesn't have Prince playing keyboards, with the synths and bass, it's not that far off from Stevie Nicks' "Stand Back" which came out at the same time.

It's pure synth-pop, but it still tops anything from Xanadu...............I mean, I'm guessing. I never really heard anything from that either.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

12 of 12

So I'm doing my 89th 12 of 12.

Normally it is 12 pictures taken on the 12th of the month. Since I only post once per day, you get my images the following day. All pictures taken with my iPhone. Click images to enlarge, if you choose.

Created by Chad Darnell and picked up from, what I can tell, any number of random bloggers who then link back to him and vice versa. Chad is no longer doing this, nor is successor coordinating the linking of other 12 of 12'ers anymore. Now it's just Erik and myself - that I know of.....as it's the only blog post he's still doing......for now.  

I still continue to do this, because of all my consistent post topics, I actually like this one the most.

5:36.  Yes, the clock is ahead by 4 minutes. 

I was totally ready get out of bed to walk HRH Shep, but 710 opted to do it.  Which unexpectedly kept me in bed until.......

7:29.  .....then I stripped the bed and threw everything in the wash. 

7:45.  Sophie felt she was deserving 

8:50.  Shep looking skeptical at the vet. 
Just an annual check-up and time for boosters.  Spray cheese and treats were consumed...many times. 

It was Dr. Smith's first time seeing him. He just could not get over how he saw lots of different dogs in him, just to make up one pooch. 

10:00.  It seems we have a little bit of an access issue via the dining room French doors. 

12:30.  Ooooh.  A package. And it's for me!!!!

It was cookies. And not from Mike. 

13:30.  Lunch at Panera.  

14:15.  Getting BB&B stuff. 

15:35.  Took a test drive at Acura. I liked it. 

16:50.  Rainforest Car Wash.
....we were in 710's car. 

17:51.  CNN and Charlottesville, VA. 

I'm going off script here in regards to a 12 of 12

This Virginia shit is fucked up. 

In the past year, I've made any number of Hitler and Nazi references to "his" candidacy and presidency. It's all coming together....and quickly. And that SCROTUS has not (and will not) call out the alt-right white supremacists or even say their name, says so much about his agenda is frightening. It says more that in his "statement" he equally blamed the counter-protesters. This man is no leader. Far from it. 

I honestly thought by end of week I'd be writing a post on a newly started war (or wars, since Venezuela is now in his cites) even though he himself has claimed that the U.S. should not be the "world's policemen". He's a liar and a fraud. And a sociopath. 

The man might be an asshole, and a dick, but he's one in office and has the power to do what he pleases......as NO ONE IS STOPPING HIM. 

This country has just gone from a laughing stock to a frightening one. Many of us already know the kind of man he is.....and now he's just shown everyone. 

The time for RESIST has come to an end. Now it is the time to actively FIGHT. 


....now back to our regularly schedule 12 of 12

19:38.  Thai dinner.  Brought in. Not made.  Not by us. 


And your Baker's Dozen.......

22:10.  Peach Graeters Ice Cream.  
It sells only in July. I may have purchased a few pints. I might be down to my last. 



That's it folks.  At least for this month's 12 of 12.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

How Does a Duck Know?

Full week back from vaca.  But work was tough - so there hasn't been tons of new pics. But fear not - for Shep's and Sophie's loyal subjects, I shant leave you high and dry.

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Shep's second to last day at his boarding. He does seem to love his Bella. 


We got the band back together. But someone was exhausted from his 24/7 dog commune. He barely gave Sophie the time of day...........you know, if he could tell time. 


His first dog park since we got back....the day after.  Who's a happy guy? 

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.....and back to his new favourite toy.  The duck goes everywhere he does. 





Song by: Crash Test Dummies

Friday, August 11, 2017

Lies of Summer

Lies not just of summer.  Lies of winter and spring too.

All of them since the inauguration.

I almost made this my Site of the Month, but clearly did not.

The "failing" New York Times (but still the paper he went to give an exclusive interview a few weeks back - go figure!)

The NYT has catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly.

"Nearly Every".

Well that could be anywhere from 5 to 5,923.

He's pathological. Not about the amount - though it is troubling - but by what he lies about. As I've said in other posts, stuff he doesn't have to lie about. Things that are so nothing, and yet he gets called out on them constantly.

You'd think the embarrassment from the TV media, which he claims he doesn't watch, then comments on constantly tell you otherwise.........so it's another lie.......would be enough of a deterrent.  Clearly it has no effect.

But it's a running list. So I expect it to keep being updated.

It seems they have not shortage of source material.




Song by: Aimee Mann

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Site of the Month

Merit based.

That is SCROTUS' immigration policy. Would-be policy that is.

It sounds like it doesn't have the balls to go anywhere - - kind of like anything else associated with Dump.  Other than Ivana, Marla, that is.

Time magazine (which I can't believe is even still a thing) breaks it down for you all on if you would be eligible for immigration.   Click Here.

Spoiler Alert:  I'm not.

The thing is, I also did it as his current wife - Melanoma. Even with giving her the benefit of the doubt and saying she has a salary of $155,000 or more, she still scores one less point than I.


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Busted Stuff

SCROTUS and North Korea.  I just can't.

As 710 said a the morning after the election:  "ride out the apocalypse with me?".

We might not have to wait full-term.  Maybe Kim Jong Un is just doing us a favour. Perhaps he actually feels sorry for the mistreatment we as a country are getting under our fucked up leader with bad hair.  I mean, if anyone can relate, it would be he.

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What else do we have......

Oh yeah, SCROTUS tweeted classified information that Fox "News".  I'm sorry - but wasn't someone vilified for having non-classified information in emails?  And wasn't a current president and his Fox co-horts the ones who were the ones with pitchforks and torches?

So either neither of them know what irony may be, or they don't understand what is classified as classified information.  Either way, I'm a little scared.

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Dump and his pals have a new low in approval ratings, though he's denying it. Shocking.  'Declining approval amid widespread mistrust' - so say the headlines.

See, this is why Dump well all 'Fire and Fury' - because when you're numbers are in the tank, a war always helps.........................for a while.  Right, Shrub? And it's easy to distract from your unpopularity by making threats of a starting the New Cold War.



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Oh - and this press shit of Dump having a 'working vacation'.  Are they fucking kidding me?

They make it sound like past presidents never got a daily security briefing or just turned off their BlackBerry.  Hell, even Shrub got updates on Katrina.........sure he did nothing with the 4-1-1, but he got the intel.

Once again, the Fake News media is letting Dump off the hook, like he's the first one to take a call while letting down his hair and pulling up his Depends.  They make him sound almost like a martyr. But that's how it goes.......he's been controlling the media since day 1.


.....that missile cannot get here fast enough.




Song by: Dave Matthews Band

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Making My Way Back Home

As you probably picked-up by might not to mysterious blog entries, that 710 and I were on vacation. Our first full week away since our Outer Banks vaca last year.

Good thing we didn't go back there - with that massive power outage and evacuation due to said outage.

This year it was back to Maine. Our last trip didn't seem that long ago, but when I thought about it - it's been a little over four years. And this year, we didn't drag along Becky or Georty. Though they were missed.

I did parts of a new video, so we will see if it comes to anything within the next week. After that, the statute of limitations applies to vlog pieces. I'll have to get motivated or lose the opportunity.

We did spend time in Boston, which you saw with Magic Mike. That was fun. At least for me....and Rafael.

The next day we walked......a lot.

 We saw the building where they shot the exteriors for St. Elsewhere.   Ooooooh.

We went past Fenway. The Big Green Monster really wasn't that impressive.  I kid....I kid....we did go by Fenway. I've never been inside and didn't make it this time. The "joke" is that Cleveland was playing Boston right after we left.  The real "joke" was: we lost all three games.

But I wore my Indians cap and we got a lot of people who were Cleveland fans....mostly up at Harvard, where we rode our rented bikes.

Still it was about the beach. We had great - nay, perfect - weather. I think it rained 14-17 drops while we sat eating outside at a new Thai restaurant. The rest was blue sky, sun and great breezes.

The ocean was up to a balmy 64 degrees. A woman said she'd been down two weeks prior and the water ranged from 47-51. Lord that's chilly. I fully went in once.

....and just an FYI. It sucks going in when it's low tide.  You have to really want it....and keep going and going so it's deep enough to dive in.

There was plenty of good food (only two nights of great food), plenty of wine......or tequila. And lots of doing nothing but sitting outside and reading or walking the beach. I averaged about 25,000 steps per day.

We also go our canine fix by stopping to see every dog who came in proximity to us.

I shant tell you too much more, as you'll want to see it in the video.  Should there be one.

Shep was happy to see us when we got back. Elated actually. He climbed 710. Literally.....up and over the shoulder. He had a good time.

Re-entry to work was difficult. Not just because it was work.......but I walked into a shitty situation. I'll survive. I always do.






Song by: Iris DeMent