While being aggravated by a buzzing housefly, I started thinking about this creature. What purpose does it fulfil in the grand scheme of things? I cannot figure out a reason for its being. Just like with humans…
Anyway, flies evolved from something, if one is to believe Darwin’s theory. Perhaps, flies are one of many examples that support the idea of evolution vs. “intelligent design” (a clever ploy by Christians to sell their tosh). What “intelligent” creature, deity, thing, ?, would design a housefly?
Anyone not aware that the U. S. Government is not broken should just notice how many people are refusing to testify before Congress. And, who is ordering them to refuse. So much for Balance of Power…
And, don’t expect much good from the “Supreme” Court, given the cast of characters wearing robes. Don’t believe me? Consider Clarence Thomas. How can anyone take that court seriously?
I noticed something about a “deal of the century” being touted by clowns in Washington, which immediately raised suspicion. These days, the word deal is either fraudulent or meaningless. Anyone thinking otherwise is ignorant or a fool.
Reading further, I find that this is about the Israeli-Palestinian chaos and a ploy by the government to pretend to care about anyone other than Israel. There is talk of “$50 billion”, adding spice to the “deal” claim. But, reading further, one discovers that this phantom money is to be spread of 10 years. That’s $5 billion per year.
For those those out there with no business experience and still impressed by large numbers, please be advised that $5 billion is peanuts when applied to such a tumultuous situation—a drop of water in a desert. This is an empty promise, designed to make stupid people think something is being done about a situation where only killing all participants would solve the problems.
When people accept breaking the law as normal, something happens to the whole society.
If you ever watch football (American translation: soccer), you must agree with me in thinking that the offside rule is stupid and ruins the game. I do not understand the point. Let people stand wherever they want and let the other team defend. To spoil the flow and disallow goals because a player is standing a few inches—feet, even—further than a defender makes no sense.
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Anyone remember the old days, when movies started with action and, perhaps, the names of the actors, director, and camera guy? Now, viewers are forced to endure little snippets of video touting the production company or companies. These are merely ego trips by people that can put this worthless stuff on film. No viewer cares about who produced the movie, even if those guys think they should. Stuck in a movie theatre, one cannot fast forward to the meat of the film.
Another change seems to be multiplication of a certain breed of animal in the film business. I watched a series on Amazon Prime that has 12—count ‘em, twelve—producers: three kinds, producer, co-executive producer, executive producer. I wonder if they speak with one another at the craft services buffet. Or argue about whose name should come first, as viewers’ attention is disturbed by so many names. Of course, like everything else, this is all about money and who can cash in.
Once again, it has become obvious that the sycophants surrounding TCWTFH are afraid to criticise anything. No one told the jerk that Hilary is not running for election in 2020, so he merely repeats what is in his head. There is no sign of awareness of past stupidity, thoughtfulness, or new ideas.
For me, the year does not end on December 31. That is merely a calendar event, invented by humans with no regard for nature. The year ends on June 21, because that is the moment when the days start becoming longer on the inexorable descent into winter. And, in six months, a new year will begin and the days will become longer. And, so on…
Panicky Trump Brothers Seek Podiatrist Notes After Dad Sends Troops to Middle East
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a state of panic after their father dispatched troops to the Middle East, Eric Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., have both sought medical notes from a Manhattan podiatrist.
According to an official statement from Donald Trump, Jr.,’s spokesperson, John Barron, Jr., the two Trump boys obtained the medical notes “out of an abundance of caution.”
The podiatrist’s notes, which were made public by Barron, paint a picture of two otherwise healthy young men with foot problems that can only be described as dire.
According to the podiatrist, Eric Trump is unable to operate his feet while chewing gum, while one of Donald Trump, Jr.,’s feet appears to be permanently lodged in his mouth.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.