Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Library Laughs

This happens all the time!  LOL!


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    1. Thanks for posting Arshad's thread, puddle. Arshad is a good soul. Back in the Dean Campaign, I patched a few calls through to him while answering phones.
      The "march" was brief and poorly attended, except by opposing onlookers. Here's what I wrote on Arshad's thread:

      I live a half hour outside of Burlington. A few years ago some white supremacists left a flyer on my lawn. I called the state police and they were interested enough to come by and see the flyer. I let them take it. Turns out it's not illegal to toss a flyer onto someone's lawn. But if you see them do it, you can tell them to take it away, and if they walk on your property unwelcome that's trespassing. If they put it into your mailbox, that's a federal offense. Not too long after that the flyers started showing up in Burlington. Resist.

  2. A few notes, and to bed.--Alan

    “You would be worried about Pence, We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president. He’s extreme. I’m Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
    — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault, quoted by Entertainment Weekly.
    “President Trump’s new budget projects that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office will still be in business in fiscal year 2019 — even though White House officials have repeatedly said they expect the probe to wrap up soon,” Politico reports.

    “The budget projects that Mueller’s team will keep spending at its current rate of about $10 million per year in the next fiscal year, which starts in October.”
    Nate Cohn: “The Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot has slipped over the last few weeks. But Republicans have gradually lost advantages of their own.”

    “Slowly but surely, the considerable structural advantages — like incumbency, geography and gerrymandering — that give the Republicans a chance to survive a so-called wave election are fading, giving Democrats a clearer path to a House majority in November.”
    New York Times: “More than a year into his administration, President Trump is presiding over a staff in turmoil, one with a 34 percent turnover rate, higher than any White House in decades. He has struggled to fill openings, unwilling to hire Republicans he considers disloyal and unable to entice Republicans who consider him unstable. Those who do come to work for him often do not last long, burning out from a volatile, sometimes cutthroat environment exacerbated by tweets and subpoenas.”

    “To visit the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the granite, slate and cast iron edifice across West Executive Avenue from the White House where most of the president’s staff works, at times feels like walking through a ghost town. The hallways do not bustle as much as in past administrations. The budget director is doing double duty as the acting head of the consumer protection agency. The personnel director is doing triple duty, also overseeing the offices of political affairs and public liaison.”
    Economic collapse: The real message of the fall of Troy [Click]
    'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past [Click] And we may soon discover a lot more of such objects!

  3. Federal Prosecutors Hit the Campaign Trail
    February 13, 2018 By Taegan Goddard
    Wall Street Journal: “After watching President Trump fire former FBI Director James Comey, belittle Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, among other events, Chris Hunter said he decided to leave his job as a prosecutor in Tampa in December and run for Congress.”

    “Mr. Hunter is now one of five former federal prosecutors who are running for House seats as Democrats this year, compared with zero in 2016. The Wall Street Journal couldn’t identify any similar Republican candidates.”
    Kelly Increasingly Isolated as Scandal Rages On[Click]


  4. Results not quite as great as hoped. Still a small wound area and they want to do the compression bandage for another week. No showers. I HATE not being able to shower.

    1. Phooey! I sincerely hope next week is the charm!!!

  5. Looking at the news over lunch, it strikes me that not only is the Trump administration a dumpster fire, the dumpster is full of worn-out tires. More often than not, when the old is being replaced by the new (e.g. handwritten with printed books, feudalism with mercantilism) it is not clear when the old order is collapsing how the transition will be made, or its outcome. Is this how the Republican Party dies? In a British-type parliamentary democracy parties go extinct pretty easily; in the US our only previous experience with such things was the end of the Whig Party, on the eve of (and not unrelated to) the Civil War. I don't believe that civil war is a possibility these days, but some sort of extreme ruction seems probable.


  6. I just got around to checking yesterday's thread; glad you liked the Lincoln story, listener & Cat. It proved considerably more interesting than I had expected.


    P.S. to Bill: I totally agree with you about the showers, or rather the forbidden status thereof.

  7. A Chicago police commander was killed this afternoon. Apparently he was confronting a suspect when the suspect pulled a gun and opened fire.

  8. Two hour visit by my medical peeps. Bloodwork, as always, dicey, but they got what they wanted. And I had a wonderful, productive visit. Docs overjoyed that I'm keeping the (now officially diagnosed) diabetes under control with iron will control of diet. Heart sounds good, lungs good, BP good enough.

    And I *love* these women. Best medical care on an on-going basis that I've had in my life. They are very very good at the medicine part, and very very good at the communicating part. And I am NOT an easy nor compliant patient.

    Meanwhile, I'm warm, neighbors came and cleared the culverts on the bridge so the new coming rain won't cause flooding, and my kid's coming this weekend

    1. Ahhhh, puddle, that sound like SUCH a good experience!!! I am dee-lighted that you have a good crew now! Funny, isn't it, how much easier it is to will yourself to take good care of yourself when your medical team is up to snuff? I think it's because we don't have to expend so much energy bearing, educating and resisting bad medical advice.

      Sounds like all's right with the world on the same day! Put a red mark on the calendar! Awesome!! ❤️😃👍

  9. How long does it really take you to fall asleep?

    "He also wants to understand why accidents in this drowsing stage seem much more prevalent among people who are right-handed."