In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

A Day of Thanksgiving

I've celebrated over sixty Thanksgivings. At this age, I'm now the old relative that children are polite to, but mostly have other thoughts than a conversation with someone that they really don't understand. I accept this, since it's part of the progression of a family, and the graces of age. They are not yet curious enough, or wanting to document the experiences of someone that will one day only pass their thoughts. Their questions will remain unanswered, and the memories of me will fade over generations. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all that pass this wide spot in the road. May you have many more, and they all be wonderful experiences.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Bait and Switch

 I wonder how many gullible people voted for Democrats in the mid-terms because they wanted their student debt relief? I'm guessing many, but this article about a court ruling, and the history of the Fifth Court of Appeals, guarantees the notes will still be due for a long time. It's the old bait-and-switch swindle, except the size of the con is enormous, with votes being the trade for something that doesn't exist.

Regardless of what anyone thinks, the power of the purse rests strictly with Congress, and the President can't spend money by decree with impunity. Biden only acted by advise, since his mental acuity is gone. His handlers really blew it with this one, and those in Congress that pushed it are soon to be under the microscope. Whether anything happens is to be seen, but considering how the courts have had enough, and how the Supreme Court is under attack by the current administration, the next two years should reveal some decisions that are in the right direction.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

As The Worm Turns

 The Supreme Court has allowed Trumps tax returns to be released to a Congressional committee. At this time, any committee is just about guaranteed to be abolished by the new Congress, and the point will basically be moot. Unfortunately for the Dems, this set precedence for the next Congress to do the same for Biden. I have a feeling it won't be pretty, and all the attempts to upset the Supreme Court will be  punished by those they impugned. It serves them right, and may their punishment fit the crimes.

As Thanksgiving Approaches

 We've had rain for the last few days. It was never heavy, so the rain gauge only has a thin line of water at the bottom. The showers were light, but almost continuous. The leaden skies would allow a break for a few minutes, but the approach of darker clouds would signal the lack of rain would be brief, and the showers would soon start again. 

This afternoon, a thin band of blue slowly advanced from the West, and within time, the skies were almost clear. The changing trees were brilliant with the last of their leaves. Dull oranges, a few reds, and one tree was a brilliant yellow. It was something to see, and the sunshine was a welcome relief. 

This evening foretells what is to happen. Rafts of clouds drift by, and the dull lead colored bottoms are accented by the brilliant oranges at their tops. This will continue through tomorrow evening, and the forecast is for a gray Thanksgiving, warmer temperatures, and more of the steady light rain. 

The family is collecting the things required. We're furnishing the turkey, others the ham, pies are planned, and all the separate dishes of a feast are now in the plans. We'll gather at my nieces home, and about two dozen will partake in the gathering of family. 

I don't know about you, but few moments in the year are as grand as what is about to come. I'm blessed, and thank God for my blessings. I know it want last but a few hours, but those hours are priceless moment to be cherished forever.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Reading Comprehension and Politicians

I'm guessing Mike Pence hasn't read the Constitution, or understand the latest Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Federal politicians, and other chuckleheads, can vomit rhetoric all day, but it doesn't change they are to leave the states to what isn't specifically addressed in the Constitution. 

All in all, the biggest dumbasses in this show are those that think there's anything worth noticing about the likes of Pence. He's a traitorous loser and needs to go away. That will happen when the media ignores him like they should.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Investing in Corruption

Apparently, Sam Bankman-Fried has managed to cause economic woes to those willing to invest in nothing but promises. It looked good, I assume, to those wanting to not only beat inflation, they wanted to cheat the odds and make uncommon profit, when such things are beyond being considered risky. Considering how Fried managed to pay off close scrutiny by buying politicians, it's going to take some time before any real punishment will happen. Meanwhile, he's in the Bahamas, where the U.S. government coming to find you might be a life saving action.

Time will tell how this all works out, but to me, it's just more of the same illegal political money laundering so rampant in politics today. Those that really need to be punished are probably those that will investigate and prosecute  exonerate. It is what it is, and ignoring obvious crime seems to be the current theme of politics.

Friday, November 18, 2022

You Pay for What You Get

The weather in many parts of the United States is brutally cold, getting covered with snow, and the holidays are here. With the price of heating doubled for many, before Christmas, the money needed for presents will not be available. 

I don't care what anyone thinks. Election fraud is rampant, politicians know this, and the subterfuge is rampant down to the local level. For those that voted Democratic, your prices should be raised enough to offset the increases to those that didn't. You deserve it, and may you suffer.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Winning and Losing

From my vantage point, the Democrats play as a team, regardless of how many rules are broken. Republicans play like ballet dancers. Too many want to be the prima-donna, trip those that appear to be in their way, back-bite to the point of distraction, and then complain when the linebacker busts their ass.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Root Cause

From my perspective, attorneys are winning every election. Regardless of the party, regardless of the event, attorneys insure their existence by creating legislation (attorneys as elected legislators), enforcing the laws (attorneys in high law enforcement positions), and arbitrating the mess created (attorneys as judges). Somewhere is a solution. Maybe I should call an attorney to ask what can be done.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Blood Red Moon

I guess I've been caught at not paying attention. There's full-blown lunar eclipse outside, and I had to find out by going outside and looking up. At least I didn't do something foolish, like staying up most of the night to watch it. 

Yesterday, I discovered new restrictions. After mixing, placing, and finishing six bags of concrete mix, sweating like a whore in church, feeling like I ran a marathon, and having no energy left to do anything, I realized basically doing nothing for long periods of time, and then expecting the resilience of youth to appear, is really not a good approach to the older years in life. There is a solution, but it requires more cooperation on my part. 

Today we go to the polls and hope for good results. To me, a good result would be finding a few dozen badly beaten reprobates swearing they weren't trying to cheat with the election. That, and not watching the networks bemoan the end of the world. We'll see how this works out, but attorneys will be the real winners. 

Meanwhile, a family member is in the early stages of ending a marriage to a bat-shit crazy spouse. It's something that should have happened a long time ago, but it proves procrastination has long term effects. 

So, I now have my day planned. I will do nothing that requires burning more energy than available from a single M&M, vote, and nap when necessary. Contemplating anything more serious than counting how many cardinals are at the feeder is out, and allowing my brain to relax mandatory.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

My Opinion

There's a push for forgiveness of the tyranny of the Covid debacle. Law doesn't allow this. Punishment is due for those that misused their power, corrupted science, caused great harm to society, and in some instance, directly lead to the death of thousands. I can see many are now realizing their error, but they must be punished.