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Full flower blue moon…

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You can see the  flower moon  this evening  —  provided,  of course,  that Mother Nature does not send in a platoon of clouds to obscure the event at your location..   She has done that to me several times in the last year or so,  but I hope your luck is better.




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May 18, 2019 at 2:09 pm

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Just desserts, Mr. Mayor…

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio planned a press conference to promote his Green New Deal outside Trump tower in Manhattan,  but the weather forced relocation into the gilded building’s public lobby.   He looked rather stupid standing in Pres. Trump’s residence and  roaring on about the un-greenness of Trump and his properties.  He lost his voice trying to yell over the amped up P.A. system (thanks, Trump Tower employees) and some hecklers.

Since de Blasio’s energy regulations don’t apply across the board,  he earned  his humiliation.

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May 17, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Biden walloped…

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Obama’s former defense secretary,  Robert Gates has drop-kicked Uncle Joe back to the starting line.  He  questioned the gaff-prone candidate’s  intellectual acuity,  and said Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue” in the last 40 years.   That is indisputably true,  so why would any sentient human vote for the guy?   And all this is before we get into his actions as Vice President and his son’s entanglements with Ukrainian corrupticrats and China.

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May 16, 2019 at 2:33 pm

No guns, no power…

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MSNBC   unintentionally underscored the need for our Second Amendment by pointing out,  almost with an air of bewilderment,  that the beleaguered Venezuelan citizens did not have guns and Maduro was staying in power because the military did,  as demonstrated  here.   DUH!!!!!!

The Founding Fathers did not envision We the People using firearms only for squirrel and deer hunting and self-protection.  They meant for the citizenry to be armed to stand with the government when necessary,  or face off against it when it lost our consent to be governed.

One of Hugo Chavez’s first acts as El Presidente was to ban guns to make the imposition of his tyranny far easier.   Citizens who cannot defend themselves swiftly become subjects,  and that is the goal of every single Democratic presidential candidate.  When Kamala Harris shrieks about “common sense gun safety laws”  she is lying through her teeth.   All the proposals are gun control efforts,  and many of hers are based on lies.  One of the worst examples is her claim that we need background checks.  We already have them.  Even at gun shows,  the dealers must be licensed and do background checks.  You do not simply waltz into a show and take home a weapon.

The safest place I have ever been is a bar outside of Fort Bragg,  NC, populated almost entirely by Green Berets.   They didn’t need firearms there,  because every single one of them could kill you with their bare hands.   Were they dangerous people?   Most certainly,  but not because they used guns in the performance of their duties.

I applaud the Venezuelan  general urging  his officers to rise up against the Maduro regime.  Perhaps they will raid the military warehouses to arm the populace, so the fight won’t be one-sided.

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May 15, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Jim Fowler, R.I.P.

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My parents  limited our television watching to those shows they approved of, mainly documentaries and history.  My father often watched boxing matches and the Ed Sullivan show.   We  all watched Jim Fowler co-hosting Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins beginning in 1963.   The Georgia native never quite lost his soft Southern accent,  or his sense of humor,  often a necessity during his many appearances on  The Tonight  Show.

He turned down offers from Major League baseball teams to become a zoologist,  and we are all richer for his decision.   I haven’t yet fulfilled my childhood promise to see all of the animals he displayed over the years,  but I’m still working on it.  I hope  he has the best seat in the house as recompense for a lifetime of educating us all.




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May 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Farage to the rescue…

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I greatly admire Nigel Farage.  He has been telling truth and  beating the drum of common sense for decades,  and the BBC no longer has the wherewithal to drown him out.  Watch this smart, intellectually nimble man  destroy a  plodding BBC interviewer.

And do your best to  help the  Brexit Party succeed on all levels.



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May 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Stop Google tracking web history…

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Google is a voracious and untruthful monster,  but you are not completely helpless.   You can actually  stop it  from tracking your web history.

But beware of anything which Google touts as being their benevolence aimed towards your protection.   Most often it will be something which squelches competition, enriches Google, and who the hell cares what it does to you.


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May 12, 2019 at 3:01 pm