Tuesday, July 25, 2017

McCain Coming Back For Senate Healthcare Vote

Whoa not so fast Donald. It's Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:17 am as I type this post. I want to go on record and see if this happens.

I'm thinking Senator John McCain has come back for the sole reason of voting against Obamacare repeal. I may be completely wrong, but if he does... you heard it here first. Wonder what Donald will tweet about the Senator if he does?

UPDATE (3:15 PM)
McCain voted in favor on a motion to proceed to debate, but in his speech after it won approval said he will vote against the bill as it now stands

Monday, July 24, 2017

Home Schooling In The 50's (Humor)

My mother taught me religion
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

My father taught me about time travel.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

My father provided clarification to all my philosophical inquiries.
"Because I said so, that's why ."

My mother explained the importance of maintaining good health.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

My mother taught me how to dress appropriately.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

My father taught me how to be emotionally resilient.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

My mother taught me stamina.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

My mother provided me with an example of hypocrisy.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate!"

My father taught me about the circle of life.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

My mother on behavior modification.
"Stop acting like your father!"

My mother taught me about other children worse off.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

My mother helped me understand how stress and anxiety can affect someone.
"Just wait until your father gets home."

My father inspired me to live life to the fullest in the present in much the same way.
"Just wait till we get home!"

My father taught me to stand on my own.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

My mother taught me about genetics.
"You're just like your father."

My mother taught me about wisdom.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

My father was so proud of me he once said...
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jimmy Sturr Orchestra

Folks who visit here know I tend to post music videos, especially on Sundays. Today I'm featuring one of the most talented orchestras ever... "The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra".

Check out their other 111 videos on YouTube

Rand Paul On Trade

"Mediaite.com"-- "Mr. Paul argued that the vast savings companies enjoy from such relationships turns to a real savings that “allows working class people to have savings to get a television set, to go on vacation, to buy gas for their truck,” adding “so trade is really a good thing."

Wow that's a tough one for me to argue against. He does have a point. The only counter argument I could make is... unless American labor is better paid few of us would be willing to support policies against foreign labor being exploited if it resulted in the lowering of our standard of living, selfish as that may seem.

So the question becomes.. would laborers in other countries be in fact worse off if we made our own goods here instead? If so, what would become of them?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Think Spicy Had It Tough? (Videos)

Some today say the press was too tough on Spicy and Trump. Some even suggest ending the White House press briefings. BOO HOO, it's always been a tough job. For decades other administrations withstood the onslaught of the media. It goes with the job. Anybody not up to the challenge needs to resign. It's how we roll.

New York Times Exposed Top CIA Official

For weeks conservatives have blasted the 'New York Times'. Here's their response.

Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official
"Before the article was published, one of the reporters who worked on it informed the C.I.A. that it would include Mr. D’Andrea’s name — a routine check for comment that Times reporters make for the sake of fairness. The C.I.A. asked The Times not to publish his name, arguing that Mr. D’Andrea was under cover.

In this case, editors decided to publish the name because Mr. D’Andrea is a senior official who runs operations from the agency’s headquarters outside Washington, not in the field. He is also the architect of the C.I.A.’s program to use drones to kill high-ranking militants, one of the government’s most significant paramilitary programs. We believe that the American public has a right to know who is making life-or-death decisions in its name."

Agree or disagree with the decision?