The Beginning....

The Beginning....
When William Least Heat-Moon toured the country many years ago, his steed, if you will, was a van that he named Ghost Dancing. His journey of America was 13,000 miles. His book is Blue Highways, A Journey Into America. My steed will be a Subaru WRX (traded for an XV Crosstrek). My travels will be, what in the past were called, the blue highways of Virginia. Years ago, maps showed secondary roads in blue. Yes, the ones less traveled.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

I Just Watched Dr. Strangelove, Again. And, Thought About Peter Sellers.

Some of you may not know about Peter Seller's death. He had a heart condition and instead of having bypass surgery, he had psychic surgery. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, psychic surgery. Though I'm sure this is available in many countries, as I best understand it, most folks travel to the Philippines.

James Randi gives a demonstration of psychic surgery.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Ahhh, the Controversy About Mother Teresa, Who Is Now, Yes, A SAINT!!!!!!

I've been to Las Vegas, twice. When asked what I thought, I always said, Beneath the tinsel
and glitter, is more tinsel and glitter.

Sort of like the Catholic church, Beneath the myths, superstitions, tacky costumes, beanie caps (for cryin' out loud), unending bizarre rituals, talking snakes, virgin births, parting seas, drinking the blood of and eating the body of you-know-who, and on and yes, more of the same.

Here's the CNN article about Saint Teresa. Take a look at the chart that shows how a mere mortal becomes a saint. What's truly great about all of this is that there has to be two miracles before sainthood. I'm not wasting time on the miracles. Folks, it's 2016 and we're still talking about miracles. 

One the Saint's most vocal critics was Christopher Hitchens.

Catholic church or Christopher Hitchens????? What do you folks think? Lest you folks think I don't like Catholics, my best friend was almost-a-priest. Thank the Lord he saw the light!

And, lest you think I don't like Catholics and the Catholic church....what I don't like is religion. 

You might find this book interesting.

Monday, August 22, 2016

John Oliver Tells Trump He Should Drop Out!!!!!

OK, I'll admit it, I'm a fan of John Oliver. In fact, I use so many of his videos maybe I should rename my blog. He does a great job in bringing us information that we need and doing in in a humorous manner. John Oliver for president?

Friday, August 19, 2016

What a Great Country. In What Other Country Could We Have This???????

Statues of Trump were erected? in several cities around our great country. Here's what the NYC Parks Department said....

The most surprising government agency to lampoon Donald Trump this week? The New York City Parks Department.
The department issued a short response after an arts group called Indecline hoisted a life-size, naked Trump statue in Union Square park Thursday.
    "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small," said Sam Biederman, a parks spokesman.

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Are We in the US Ready for a Nekid First Lady........?

    Nekid snaps of Melania Trump are popping up. If interested, take a look here and here. Also, I learned a new word today. A commenter to our local newspaper, used the word sybarite when making a post about Trump.

    My mom always said that we should never make fun of how a person looks. She said they had no choice and that they were born that way.

    Yes, I agree with my mom and always try to remember her advice. However, I  think if you have yourself photographed and put the image out there for us all to see, well, that changes things.

    Speaking from the guys' standpoint, there seems to be a wide range when it comes to what we think is appealing. Some of us like short women, some tall, some redheads, some blondes, some skinny, some more Rubenesque, and so on.

    Now, Melania doesn't seem all that cool to me. She seems....hmmm.....fake and a tad sleazy? She also seems to have gone under the knife. Another aspect for me would be, what kind of person would marry Donald Trump? 

    As a not-so-good analogy, I guess it could be asked, if you wanted a car for the long term, a car you had to drive daily, would you pick a high-performance Ferrari or something less flashy and more reliable? 

    For a day at the track, the Ferrari would be great, you know, rev it to the throttle cut off, torture the brakes, toss it through the corners, drive it like you stole it.....but, to drive daily to work, pick up groceries, pay for the maintenanceand so on? Maybe, not so great.

    I, for one, am not ready for the Trumps.

    Anyway, enough of this....

    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Voter Fraud.... Voter ID...... What Do You Folks Think?

    The folks in North Carolina seem to spend a lot of time in court. Yes, they want everyone to have a photo ID before they can vote. Seems they lost the latest court battle. Actually, requiring a photo doesn't sound all that ominous, does it? Reasonable? Most politicians stress they are not trying to discriminate, they want to avoid voter fraud. What do you folks think? 

    Not sure about you but when I want to the real skinny on a topic, I know where to go. NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, or WSJ? Nope, for me there's only one person to trust. Yep, John Oliver!!!

    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Have You Ever Done Anything Stupid? Ridiculous? Used Poor Judgement?

    Well, I surely have done all of the above. In fact, gosh, I've made so many mistakes...mostly
    what I've done are mistakes.

    However, Ronnie Music, Jr., I think has bested us all in doing the most stupid thing. This fellow won a three-million dollar lottery. And, what did he do? He invested his winnings in the meth trade.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Ahhhhh, The DNC and the Bernie Folks...... And, For a Little Levity, Seth Meyers and John Oliver on Trump.....

    Wow, report of Sanders' supporters demonstrating and blocking some roadways and subways.

    During Bernie's speech, the camera showed several people at the conference who were shedding tears. And, yes, there were many Bernie signs raised. Bernie's speech seemed like the good old days......well, you know what I mean. Finally, yes, at the end he did say we need to elect Clinton.

    This isn't mine. 

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Debbie, You Treated Bernie Unfairly and You Look Like Crap!!!!

    Here's the CNN article. And, you have too many darn names. Yes, in my 76 years, Bernie is the first politician that I have sent contributions. Say what you want about Bernie....a politician with a net worth of less than a million and last year's income of a little over $200,000. He's one of us.

    I think one of Bernie's biggest problems was that he never defined what he meant by Democratic Socialist. Most people immediately considered him a communist, for cryin' out loud.

    Many, if not all of our programs can be considered socialist in nature. And, is that bad? Is it bad to help folks who have fallen on bad times? Oh, well. Sadly, Bernie is not going to be our guy.

    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Yes, a New Crap Head Award.......Deepak Chopra!

    I started the Crap Head awards some time ago. There's been three, four, five of them. I can't remember. But, surely old Deepak rates one. Period.

    It's sad that an actual MD believes in BS. Of course, he could just be just a regular old charlatan and snake oil salesman. 

    I'll let you folks decide.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    I Think These Are Just Too Good to Not Post! Hope You Folks Get a Laugh......

    I often use photos with text. I use IMGFLIP to make them. It's a free service that's easy to use. There are thousands of their photos or you may upload your own and add text. Hope you enjoy these. These are not mine.....they are from IMGFLIP.

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Out of 330,000,000 Citizens and We End Up With Clinton and Trump? There is Definitely Something Wrong With Our System....

    Our entire political system is as bad or worse than the so-called Banana Republics. With maybe a few exceptions the people with the most money win. Period!

    This is going to be a brief post...maybe more later.

    For this last election process, we would have been better off setting up an account in the name of each person running. Yes, there would be one for Clinton, Trump, Cruz, Carson, and so on. None of them would be allowed to advertise in any way or spend any of the money that is being sent to the fund.

    At the cut-off time, the person who has the most money wins and the money from all accounts would be divided and given to charities.

    EDIT: I'm watching the first day of the Republican Convention. Wow, all of the speakers seem to be having a contest to see who can say, GOD, the most. Hmmmm........

    Wow, there's some kid speaking. Looks as though he's been using meth or crack...or, both. Wow, is he wound up!

    Trump introduced his wife by saying something like, "We're going to win, really big." And then his wife came on... Oh, well......

    Did Melania's speech writers steel Michelle Obama's speech?

    How is it that so-called grown-up people jump up and down, chant, and wave those goofy signs around?

    The convention is signing-off with yes, another preacher. GOD, GOD, GOD....

    Sunday, July 17, 2016

    Is This the Worst Form of Child Abuse? And, We Actually Allow This to Happen......

    I was in a somewhat ticked off mood today. Working on several projects but just wanted to
    get one posted quickly. Actually, I should have posted this one a long time ago, but somehow forgot about it.

    Summer should be a time for kids to take a break from school and have a good time. 

    Even if you're a Christian you surely can't approve of this so-called camp.

    Kids look to their parents for guidance. Kids are raised to believe their parents have the answers. Oh, well, enough of this.

    A suggestion for you Christian parents. How about this when talking to your kids. Johnny, this is what we believe however there is absolutely no evidence to support our beliefs. You need to think about religion when you get a little older. Oh, well.....written like a true dork. Sure, parents will help their kids make reasonable and logical decisions about religion. Sure they will......

    Oh, well. Yes, whistling Dixie again.

    Apologize for this poorly-written abbreviated screed. It's all just really frustrating. I need to stop bashing my head against a wall......

    Jesus Camp....... This video is about 10 minutes.

    Here's a link for the complete documentary.

    Here's a link to more videos about Jesus Camp on YouTube/

    The people's poet. George Carlin's take on religion.
    Please watch this.