WEED ON AISLE 10 & OTHER INSIGNIFICANT FRIPPERIES — What’s your guess about when you’ll able to pick up your edible/chewable marijuana at Walgreens and CVS? They’ll be with the candy at check out.
FOR YOUR APPROVAL — We like to name our generations or at least give them numbers. Ex: The Greatest, The Silent, The Boomer, Gen X, Y or Z Generation. For consideration, how about we name this one The Online Generation. Need confirmation? The next time you’re stuck behind a car that doesn’t move when the light turns green, guess what the driver is doing.
I DO NOT LIKE WEARING A MASK by Tom Alderman
I also do not like eating liver but rejecting liver will not kill me. Rejecting a mask can. Masks are necessary. But it is also true that wearing one is discomforting and annoying, isn’t it? Let us count just some of the ways…
CAN’T HEAR YOU — Those old enough to remember Dick Tracy’s arch enemy Mumbles, know what I mean.
CAN’T SEE YOU — Is she smiling? Frowning? Skeptical? How is he really reacting because I cannot see any facial indications.
I REALLY CAN’T SEE YOU — My glasses…
JEFFERSON, LINCOLN, TRUMP & OTHER FRIPPERIES
WHERE TRUMP GETS SOME OF HIS MATERIAL - “If people believe there is an imaginary river out there, you don’t tell them there is no river. Rather, you build an imaginary bridge over the imaginary river.” Nikita Khrushchev, former Soviet Premier
THIS IS SOME GOOD SHIT - Thomas Jefferson used scraps of paper in his bathroom for hygienic purposes. Some of these scraps are housed in the Library of Congress.
ALWAYS LATE - Do people who wear faceless Movado watches care at all about time?
ANYONE YOU KNOW? -“Mud sometimes gives the illusion of…
ARE WE THERE YET? — “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” Isaac Asimov
WHAT IS EXISTENTIAL HIGHER EDUCATION? — Y. M. I. University.
BIGGER IS BETTER — When companies and presidents claim to have the best, the most and the biggest whatever, it is wise to remember the Titanic
EMBRACE YOUR CLUTTER — If efficiency is of value in your household or office, clutter probably makes you a bit twitchy. Please consideration this: A certain amount of clutter…
BIDEN/TRUMP: THE FICKLE FIGURES
You may be among the many with industrial strength anxiety over a second Trump term. With current polls showing Joe Biden with a decent lead over the TwitterTwit, your heartburn might even lighten up a bite. Please keep in mind the momentary nature of presidential polling.
It is 1948. August-September. The Gallop Poll has New York’s Gov. Tom Dewey with a 6% lead over Pres. Harry Truman. Result: Truman wins by 4.4%
1980. October. Polls show Jimmy Carter topping Ronald Reagan by 6%. Result: Reagan whips Carter by almost 10%.
1988. September. Gov. Michael Dukakis has…
COVID-19, THE GLASS HALF FULL…
…but certainly not for those of us who have lost loved ones, friends, livelihoods and equilibrium. The glass is quite empty. So what could possibly be positive about this most destructive pandemic in over a century? For example, following the death of 50–100 million people from the 1918 Spanish Flu, urban sewer systems, paved streets, housing regulations and various public hygiene systems were initiated around the world.
You may be familiar with the concept of cosmic duality. It’s an ancient philosophy that the universe is composed of competing and complementary forces of dark and light…
THE APPLE BEFORE IT WAS APPLE: a Surprisingly Tipsy Tale
Do you remember The Million Tree Initiative a few years back? Plant trees, diminish carbon dioxide, reduce global warming. Noble concept. Did it work? Who knows? But forest creatures were quite happy.
The last time national tree planting like this got widespread attention is two-hundred years ago. It was not news at the time. But it was in the movies much later on. We are talking about John Chapman, an American nurseryman who treks around Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois throughout the 1800s planting acres of apple trees. …
REMEMBERING ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS
In the 1948 presidential election, communists in government was the go-to Republican issue against incumbent Harry Truman. Truman’s opponent was New York Gov. Tom Dewey, a Republican internationalist who insisted on downplaying the communist issue and would not use it as an attack against Truman. This incensed the base-line, conservative Robert Taft republicans who never forgave Dewey.
For the upcoming national elections, we can expect Trump and most of his party to attack the left-wing ‘socialist’ Democrats and their fake-news NY Times collaborators who are sabotaging our government.
Do Republicans have any Tom Deweys left?