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World Book Day 2017…

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This gives you a  unicorn party  view of the event,  which actually was yesterday,  but it does offer some creative ideas,  even if it is sponsored by UNESCO,  the laughably misnamed United Nations Educational,  Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Predictably,  Amazon made some  nice corporate  PR off the event.   But you should read  —  it’s  good for  your brain,  your education and your success in life.   I prefer the feel of a book in my hands,  to be picked up and put down at my convenience,  but I don’t care if you choose a Kindle or your smart phone.   If you can read and understand words you will have an advantage over the rest of the pack.  Even we doddering moldy oldies can figure out most emojis eventually, but a shocking number of millennials and younger don’t deal well with words and can’t even sign their names in cursive.   If you also write decently,  you’ll do better in school and career,  unless you’re a conservative in a liberal environment,  in which case you’ll have to stiffen your spine to prepare for never-ending battle.   That was sometimes the case for me in college,  but the first professor who tried to intimidate me had the attempt backfire on him when I pointed out that unlike him,  I was a published poet.

 

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April 24, 2017 at 5:31 pm

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Easter 2017…

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MSM was desperate  to declare  the White House Easter Egg Roll a failure because it’s Trump.   It seems to have gone  just fine,  if you’re interested, but you undoubtedly headr more abut the egg roll than anything to do with the reason for Easter.   Some of us let go of the Easter bunny tradition with  age,  some with great reluctance,  and some with utter confusion.

Some of us reflected on the  historical significance  of Christianity.   Most of us  celebrated the  day around the world,  many by  attending church services,  as we find ourselves the  most persecuted  religious group on the planet,  a position long held by the Jews.   A few of us managed  even in  the Middle East,  but you have to ask yourself if Christianity will survive in  its birthplace.   Explaining Easter to those without any understanding of Christianity or Western culture can  be tricky,  but rewarding.

By the way, the Shroud of Turin  was authenticated  for the second time last year,  using far stricter scientific methods than have ever been applied to climate change or cholesterol studies.

If you’re not still comatose from too much delicious dinner try finding the egg hidden amongst the floral bouquets  here.

 

 

 

 

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April 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm

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Cadbury causes Easter outrage…

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How  could Cadbury  drop “Easter” from its traditional “Easter Egg Hunt”?

 

 

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April 17, 2017 at 12:09 am

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In other words…

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…Wall Street millennials are a bunch of maladjusted,  weak-minded pansies who  can’t deal  with the real world very effectively.   Their Plan B is apparently to make enough money fast enough that they won’t be reduced to living in the gutter when they crash.   Color me singularly unimpressed.   This is just another reason why I want people with some backbone and toughness when I need financial advice.

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March 11, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Duck Dynasty ending…

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The hit reality series is officially in  its final  season.   I wasn’t an ardent fan,  but did enjoy watching from time to time.   It sparked no small amount of of controversy in the culture wars,  but a great many people admired the family which were unabashed Christians,  and who took their business of making duck calls to a  remarkable level of entrepreneurial success.

As much as the sneering coastal elites are loathe to admit it,  the Robertson clan is an essentially American success story,  one which has become increasingly rare under the over-regulated,  big government regime Democrats depend on to force their insane policies down the throats of American citizens who “get” the Robertsons and rather admire them.   I’m one of them.

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November 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Elephant statue vandalized…

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Bernini’s elephant statue in Rome  was vandalized  last Sunday night, with the tip of one tuck being broken off.   It was commissioned by a Pope in the mid-1600’s,  and though it sits in a small square off the main tourist paths,  it draws a number of visitors who appreciate its uniqueness as a part of Italy’s cultural heritage.

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November 17, 2016 at 10:05 am

Turin going vegetarian?

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Turin,  Italy has a new mayor,  and he’s clearly a liberal idiot.   How do I know?   Because he plans to make his  city vegetarian, beginning with a meat-free day.   In this region of Italy  shopping for meat is a nearly daily activity,  and there are glorious choices to make amongst the many offerings of various meats and sausages.

Not only are the butchers and markets unhappy,  but a good percentage of the citizens,  especially the older ones,  have no intention of going vegan to save the environment.    Like all normal people,  they want food which tastes good,  and meat is one of the things which tastes very good to most humans.

He has evidently been taking lessons from Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction,  because he first wants to  “educate”  the citizenry about the alternative choices.   He thinks the people who elected him are dumber than rocks,  which is,  of course,  precisely what Michelle Obama also thinks.

With any luck,  Turin will rid itself of this fool in the next election,  thus proving itself smarter than America was with His Oneness.

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November 6, 2016 at 10:09 am

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