Tomorrow I will spend the night in the country in a lovely home, dog sitting, far from the computer and probably unable to handle the entertainment system so it will be books for me. Just like the lady at the end of this post who lives in her ancestral shack just as they did, 77 years off the grid.
I pray you and yours are all in fine health and your summer going as well as mine. It is flying by actually but that seems to be the way of everything these days as the world spins at every more dizzying speeds.
Blessings. All of it. Blessings. Despite the BS, there is so much abundance to work with.
Near the Arctic Circle in Norway, my daughter takes a break from hiking one of her favourite hills. Are those clouds natural? They are magnificent but look pretty chemtrail by standards here. However, this is Northern Lights territory so who knows?
If the fact that this and the previous “revolution” in Hong Kong have been backed by the National Endowment for Democracy and “Freedom House”, and the fact that current “pro-democracy” leaders have been peeped meeting with US Consulate officials, and the fact that the mob in Hong Kong have been spotted waving US flags and singing “Star-Spangled Banner” ~ not to mention that most of the signs are in English ~ perhaps the fact that the Hong Kong “revolutionaries” are getting big fat shout-outs from Nikki Haley should convince you that the “revolution” in Hong Kong is a massive, bogus US-backed astroturf show.
This past Tuesday, a mob affiliated with the “revolution” in Hong Kong took over the international airport and brought the chaos, confronting police and causing spectacular disruptions in air travel. The real kicker was when the “revolutionaries” spent the next day greeting travelers at the airport wearing symbolic eye bandages in solidarity with an injured comrade, holding signs apologizing for the previous day’s havoc. That’s right, apologizing. Idiots, why the hell were they there, then? Isn’t that the whole point of protest? Hell, that sure was the point of getting upwards of 100,000 people into the streets of Seattle and Washington DC to bring the city to a standstill and disrupt the meetings of the WTO, IMF and World Bank. Disuption was our jam that day, f’crissake; we sure as hell weren’t apologizing for anything.The eyes of the world see that the people of Hong Kong are not terrorists. They are freedom fighters. To the people of Hong Kong, we are praying for your safety and believe that democracy is worth fighting for. We hear you and we stand with you! ????????#FreedomForHongKong https://t.co/Q8JUIPnLQy ~ Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 14, 2019
Christ, man, c’mon.
Considering the gravity of the news in recent days, it's good to sit back and simply enjoy a back-to-basics story in which a self-centered liberal makes a complete asshole of himself in public.
In this instance, we're referring to CNN Anchor (side note: why would a sinking ship need an anchor?) Chris Cuomo, who is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, and the grandson of mellow voiced, coma-inducing singer Perry Cuomo.
Captured on a now-viral cellphone video, Cuomo completely lost his marbles and started screaming obscenities at a man who called him "Fredo." For those unfamiliar with the term, it was apparently the name of a disappointingly weak character who let everyone down in one of the most famous and critically acclaimed movie trilogies of all time.
We refer, of course, to Fredo Baggins, who lost his nerve and failed to throw the One Ring into the fire of Mount Doom after Sauron made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
In any event, Cuomo howled that the name "Fredo" when applied to an Italian-American is every bit as offensive as using the n-word ("nutjob"). With veins protruding from his neck, the alleged newsman then proceeded to roar "no punk ass bitches from the right call me Fredo!" and added that he was going to "fuck up the shit" of the offender, and then "fucking throw you down the stairs like a fucking punk."
Clearly, "eloquence" isn't Chris Cuomo's middle name. Not that it would matter, because from now on this douchebag's middle name is "Fredo."
This event is being held a few blocks from my house over the weekend. It runs for two days of dog fun at the park beside my pool. The other stellar event is Yoga with Puppies. But I plan to be out in the country away from everything for the next day or two so won't be going to either. Next year!
The greatest gift I gave my daughters was that grounding of home. They will always have childhood friends, lifelong friends, a sense of being and belonging. This came at a cost, but the decision to remain in this city regardless, were sound. I also find it rewarding to see how these fine young people have grown and blossomed.
Autopsy results are in for Jeffrey Epstein, and they aren't going to do anything to reduce the conspiracy theories surrounding the abrupt death of this odious pimp to the powerful. Specifically, the autopsy showed that a number of bones were broken in Epstein's neck, a condition which is more consistent with death by strangulation than by hanging.
As damning as this sounds, doctors say it's theoretically possible Epstein could have broken the bones in his neck with a makeshift noose if he threw himself off the prison cell's top bunk with enough force. Assuming, of course, that the top bunk was about 12 feet off the ground. And had a diving board.
Happily, Epstein's mysterious death is being thoroughly investigated, and we'll eventually learn more when the broken bones in Epstein's neck can be forensically compared with the broken bones soon to be found in the investigators' necks.
ED Noor: Perhaps the coroners are also sworn to keep silent on the fact that they were looking at a clone's body, not that of Epstein. How will WE ever really know?
OH MY GOD! Pedophile billionaire (and pimp to the powerful) Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell of apparent "suicide!" Who could have possibly predicted this?!
Well, pretty much everyone. Since the day Epstein was tossed in the hoosegow, his impending "suicide" has been the source of endless jokes and memes. After all, the guy had damning information about a lot of very powerful people...people who didn't want Epstein to start naming names in an effort to reduce his prison sentence.
Topping the list of those who could conceivably be harmed by Epstein's testimony were the Clintons, who have so much experience at cleaning up unwanted messes that the term "Arkancide" is widely accepted by medical examiners as an official cause of death. Bill Clinton is said to have repeatedly flown on Epstein's private jet, the "Lolita Express," to what the locals called "Orgy Island" or "Pedophile Island." In some instances, Bill Clinton gave the Secret Service the slip before boarding the jet so he could spend time on the island without witnesses. Which, in retrospect, may be fortunate for those Secret Service agents.
Of course, it's possible that a despondent Jeffrey Epstein really did decide to take his own life, and managed to do so using makeshift materials which shouldn't have been in his possession only days after being taken off of suicide watch. And it's possible that it was only a coincidence that he was assigned to a cell with no cellmate despite it being a violation of standard procedure. And that, by greater coincidence, the 24 hour security cameras weren't pointed into Epstein's cell, but only aimed at the hallway outside. And, by really wild coincidence, that Epstein chose to make his move at the exact time that the two guards who were supposed to be regularly checking on him decided not to.
ED Noor: Those guards signed in earlier that day that they had made the check, then never followed through on the job. Both are now well lawyered up.
Attorney General William Barr has announced that there will be a full and rigorous investigation of the circumstances surrounding Epstein's death which (and you read it here first) will not reveal diddly squat. Either because money and power have covered the trail, or because the investigators don't want to find themselves inside chalk outlines.
Last week Trudeau tried the same stunt in Montreal. But he did not have prepaid admirers about; he figured people would be awed by the sight of the PM casually strolling down the street. No one raised an eyebrow or paid him any attention at all! Even when he spoke to a few they just sort of ignored him and kept on with what they were doing. Massive fail.
I rarely post anything by this Eastern European cartoonist's work. 99.99% of his work is completely against my politics. This cartoon apparently got Salvini's attention. I cannot translate the tweet but he seems to be laughing. The artist claims Salvini is angry but all European cartoonists seem to hate him with a passion usually reserved for Donald Trump or Adolph Hitler.
This Turkey Dinner Waffle has my full attention. The crisp waffle is made of yesterday's stuffing. The rest of the meal is traditional turkey dinner (minus the potatoes) doused in gravy and cranberry sauce. The next time I cook a turkey there will be enough stuffing to give this a try. Thanksgiving Waffle anyone?
Does the above filth have any place in your child's school or the library system? This is highly celebrated material despite being banned in many places. Time to check the shelves out. This is from a book on transgender teens under the category of "Teen health".
Summertime, and the livin' is easy.
This is an awesome story about an awesome woman who lives in her ancestral Irish home with no electricity or running water. The photos are beautiful. Living off the Grid for 77 Year