Sunday, October 30, 2016

BDS on Campus

How nice: "Campus Anti-Israel Protests Surge by 114%."  No wonder college students are so ignorant, when they waste their time protesting against Israel instead of studying! Too bad their grades, and their job applications, don't surge by 114%.

(Cartoon from the Dry Bones blog.)

It's The Clintons - It's What They Do

It's been something watching Hillary Clinton and her henchmen put on the outraged act this weekend and behave as if she is the victim! They are extremely skilled when it comes to lying, attacking others, and parsing their words. I'm waiting to hear next that Russia planted the 650,000 e-mails on Anthony Weiner's computer.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Some Other Preposterous News

Sleazygate is dominating the news, but there have been a few other stories that have captured my attention in the past few days.

American Thinker mentions the ridiculous, desperate New York Times article that claimed that Muslim children are having nightmares about ... Donald Trump!

And John Kerry is fawning over his boss Obama in the most nauseating way: 'President Obama is going to go down in history as one of America's significant and most accomplished chief executives,' Kerry said in a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 'And, lucky guy, he's only in his 50s, he's got a lot more to contribute to the country,' Kerry said. 'So we're all lucky.'"

Oh yes, we're all extremely lucky.

Friday, October 28, 2016


Why is anyone surprised at the revelations that came out today, that the FBI is re-opening the investigations into Hillary's e-mails, and that (as even the New York Times is reporting), New Emails in Clinton Case Came From Anthony Weiner’s Computer?  After all, it's the Clintons -- this is what they do and what they've always done. Scandal always surrounds them, and I am willing to bet that somehow they will all get away with this latest disgrace as well.  Trump is smart to say as little as possible with only 2 weeks left. Meanwhile, Obama is curiously silent, and they're not blaming the Russians now.

Yet in a way, I have a feeling that today's news may just be a red herring to distract from something bigger.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Curse of the Open Office

Anyone who works in a noisy open office will appreciate, and identify with, this perfect and amusing column titled "What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much."  I particularly liked this part:

"Denver electrical engineer Kendra Lyons sits a few cubicles down from an unfiltered loud talker whose phone conversations include details about her gynecology and family disputes.
'It would throw me off, and then I would find it really hard to tune out and not listen to her for the rest of the conversation, so I would end up eavesdropping rather than doing my work,' Lyons says.
Now, she says she drowns it out with headphones blasting electronica or the Hamilton soundtrack — anything with a strong beat."

I've got to get those headphones!

Nuts To You!

Peggy Noonan referred to Trump as a nut. In his column "Who's the real nut here?", Ben Stein writes the following:

"Is Trump more of a nut than a woman candidate who purposely destroyed 32,000 e-mails under federal subpoena? Is he anywhere near as much of a nut as Mrs. Clinton, who had her staff smash her computer and her cell phones with hammers and throw them in a river to keep the FBI from seeing what she said and received, also federal crimes?
Is Trump any more of a nut than a woman who wants abortion at any stage to be legal, and leads cheers for the killing of the most innocent among us by people with homicide in their hearts? Is Trump more of a nut than a woman who bullied and threatened the women who were molested and sometimes more than molested by Bill Clinton? Is Trump more of a nut than a woman who says the incredibly brave men and women of law enforcement are 'systemically racist'? Is she more or less nutty because she will not use the words 'Islamic terrorism'? Is she more or less nutty than Trump because she violated her own State Department rules about communicating confidential matters to people outside the security loop?"

That sums it up pretty well, I think.  And if you vote for her anyway, you're the one who's the nut.

Lots 'o Links

Read more about Hillary Haldeman and Obama Nixon over at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Blame-Bush Nostalgia

In case you've been missing the Bush-blaming, this column by Keith Koffler describes the times Obama has whined over these past eight long years and blamed Bush for something or other.

If the Clintons become President, will they continue to blame Bush, or will they actually blame Obama?

Piano Man

Read about, and listen to, the extraordinary power of pianist Emil Gilels.  I grew up on his recording of Tchaikovsky's piano concerto #1.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Election Stress Disorder

Suffering from election-related stress?  So am I.  I feel the same way now about Hillary Clinton as I felt in 2008  before Obama was unfortunately elected.  My solution is shutting off the 24-hour cable news networks and avoiding Facebook. Reading a good book without all that talk, hype, and propaganda overwhelming you is a good calming remedy that I recommend.

Lots 'o Links

Here's the latest news and interesting information from Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's Tough to Be a Senior Citizen

You work hard all your life, you pay taxes and have money taken out of your paycheck, and this is the thanks you get:  Average retired Social Security beneficiary to get measly $5 raise in 2017.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lots 'o Links

Don't forget to read all about it at Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx! It's like Reader's Digest, only better!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Maury Povich vs. Jerry Springer

It sounds like Bimbo Eruptions Part 2:  "Two Women Claim Donald Trump Groped Them: 'He Was Like an Octopus'" -- 30 years ago, mind you. I like how these people always come out of the woodwork when it's most convenient.

And get this: "The Obama administration has blamed Russia for the email hacks that have created a chronic headache for Hillary Clinton, the latest batch of which, from campaign Chairman John Podesta's account, was disclosed Wednesday by Wikileaks. The Russian response? Show us the proof. 'It’s flattering,' Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour."   What I'd love to eventually learn is that the actual hackers are people who work in the Obama administration -- but I doubt the media would report such a thing.

All I know is that our enemies -- and what's left of our friends -- must be having a good laugh over all this.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Obama and Israel

From the Algemeiner, some news that shouldn't surprise us one bit: "With its eyes on the potential launch of an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative after next month’s presidential election, the Obama administration is 'manufacturing a crisis' over settlement construction, to exert diplomatic pressure on the Jewish state, The Weekly Standard reported on Sunday, citing sources in Congress and the American Jewish community...One congressional source told The Weekly Standard that the administration had been “waiting for an opening” to hit hard against Israel, and an official with an American-Jewish organization was quoted as saying the administration 'wants to be able to say the Israelis forced them to act.'"

For The Love of Lox

I enjoyed this New York Times article about Zabar's and the senior citizens who are master lox-slicers.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Argus Hamilton Quips

Read Argus Hamilton's latest column to see news items like this: "Black Lives Matter vandalized the Trump International Hotel in Washington Saturday where they spray-painted graffiti at the hotel's front entrance wall. The spray painting just caused more racial tension. Mexican and Puerto Rican artists are furious at Black Lives Matter for doing their act."

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Clintons v. Trump

I agree: Using Trump’s 12 Year Old Tape Shows The Contempt Hillary And Her Media Have For Us. Is this the "October Surprise", or is it simply another example of the dirty tricks the Clintons have always engaged in?

If what Trump said is now the main reason why you should vote for Hillary, then we're in even worse shape in this country than I thought.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Appliances as Architecture

Between the look, the architecture, and the music by Mark Peter Revell, this LG Signature: The Art of Essence 60s commercial is my favorite these days. Looking at this, it's hard to believe that LG is known for appliances.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Naming the Hurricanes

They ought to name hurricanes after Democratic politicians. That'd make more sense.  Instead of Hurricane Matthew or Hurricane Sandy, how about Hurricane Hillary and Hurricane Obama, for all the damage and destruction they've caused?

Lots 'o Links

End a hectic week with lots of good reading, courtesy of Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Opera and Abe

WQXR has a nice article about Abraham Lincoln's love of opera, and it includes clips of some of the music he would have heard..

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Today's Interesting Reads

Peggy Ryan says that politics has ruined everything fun, and if you read her column, you'll agree!

Read Argus Hamilton's latest column of news zingers, including this item: "The U.S. broke off Syrian peace talks with Russia after Russia helped Syria's army advance on the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. Syria's government is Russia's ally and the Free Syrian Army is a U.S. ally, and both sides are battling ISIS and each other. Syria isn't a theater of war, it's a multiplex."

Here's a column by Kathleen Parker for those of us who are sticklers when it comes to grammar and punctuation.

They're At It Again!

It's hard to believe that the Obama administration is still convinced that climate change is the biggest threat to our country:  "Climate change poses significant national security challenges for the United States and will create large-scale political instability, social disruption and food shortages, according to the nation’s intelligence agency."

I'm sure this delusion will continue if Hillary is elected -- heaven forbid!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Don't Bank on Getting Any Answers

How can we trust our government to do anything about John Stumpf and the phony Wells Fargo accounts when they still can't even do anything about Hillary Clinton and the e-mail scandal?