Time for Thorns

An independent view on life.

Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Warren in full…

with 3 comments

What does it say that  you accept  half of a broke student’s last $6 for your campaign and then brag about it?   Sen. Warren is a millionaire,  but as I have declared more than once before,  wealth does not guarantee class or good taste.  Anyone with a sliver of class would have politely declined,  offered the student a tenner and good wishes.   Clueless,  classless,  and fading…

 

Written by timeforthorns

February 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm

Chinese spying…

leave a comment »

You will,  I am certain,  be quite amazed to know that  more and more  college professors and researchers are being found in cahoots with the Chinese government.   It’s obvious the colleges don’t ask many questions or pay  much attention…

 

Written by timeforthorns

February 13, 2020 at 1:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,

Coyotes and badgers…

leave a comment »

Native American folklore features tales of the two species hunting together,  and scientific  research has  confirmed it.  The cooperation makes sense when you consider the specific skills each animal brings to a hunt.   I would not be surprised to learn that the original researchers were academics who had a vast amount of  “book learning” but little actual knowledge of the real natural world.   I have seen foxes and dogs playing  “tag”  with each,  apparently just for the sheer fun of it.   Science should not be so hasty in dismissing folklore and cultural myths,  which are often based on experience and observation.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

February 12, 2020 at 1:09 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , ,

No wonder…

leave a comment »

…Hollywood doesn’t  make movies  that I would pay a dime to see.   This leftist drivel by yet another rich and famous actor with the mental and emotional maturity of a five year old is charmless,  unfunny,  and uninspiring.   He knows he has problems,  but he has made them part of his shtick,  so that instead of  straightening out his head,  he is rewarded for his flaws and faults and believes he has some sort of magical insight which entitles him to lecture the rest of us.   He babbles on about nature,  but like PETA,  the organization he is a spokesman for,  he has had scant contact with it.  He is also a dedicated vegan,  which means he is missing a big set of proteins and vitamins.  A six-ounce rib-eye steak would do him a world of good,  but PETA would have to fire him,  I suppose.  And no, I haven’t watched the Oscars or any of the awards frivolities in decades.   When they manage to produce a movie I will pay to see to be entertained by,  perhaps…

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

February 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , , ,

Gunning for points?

leave a comment »

This is the  new civil  discourse democrats pretend to call for?  But  the van  driver who plowed through the tent was just following Maxine Waters directive,  don’t you know,  and that must make it all right.   The police seem as reluctant to call this attack for what it was as they are to assume terrorism.   But they  have arrested  the driver,  a white male, youngish,  and he may or may not explain his motivations,  which the police may or may not inform us of.

If you don’t get the title reference,  you’re probably too young.  Back in the Dark Ages when I was a teenager,  there was a sarcastic game which awarded imaginary points for your incompetency at driving a motor vehicle:  2 for a billboard,  3 for another moving vehicle,  and so on.  And yes,  I did know a few people whose driving records made it seem they had played in earnest.

UPDATE:  Now the police say it was political rage and  hatred of  Trump.  Aren’t you just astonished?

Written by timeforthorns

February 10, 2020 at 1:37 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,

Dangerous pizza?

leave a comment »

I have burnt my tongue very slightly on pizza once or twice in my life,  but I have never required an emergency room visit due  to a pizza encounter.   Apparently a fair number of people do each year,  and that’s from immediate injuries,  not just gaining weight.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

February 9, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , ,

Talking sand…

leave a comment »

Sand fascinated me long before I took any geology in school.   Where I grew up featured red clay  —  like glue when wet,  hard as a rock when dry,  and produced first-rate cotton.   It also had black loam in which you could grow just about anything.   And then here were strips of sand of varying coarseness.  Carrots and some other tasty food grew happily there,  but mostly I liked the feel of it as I dug my hands into it.

The first time I came upon real sand dunes in a desert I was impressed by how artistically the wind had arranged it,  much as the ocean had sculpted tiny little dunes on the floor of the ocean.  Now they have decided that the things communicate with  each other as they move.   Communicating via spatial relationships is a bit odd,  but I have seen cattle silently rearranging themselves for better graze,  or for a better view of something.   If you’ve ever watched busy pedestrian intersections,  you will have noticed that people manage to miss each other unless they are impaired in some way.

Written by timeforthorns

February 8, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , ,