Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When you have lost NPR....

So, I forewent my morning conversation with Mr B to some some exploration of radio reporting on Ferguson.  WLS-all over it.  Much to my surprise, NPR, not so much.  They had a lovely piece on the Gulf oil spill and elusive flycatcher birds.

So I figure this silence means one of two things--either NPR is all butthurt because it is clear that Mike Brown was not the choir boy that he was made out to be or else NPR is carrying water for Obama who only now says that the "rule of law" must prevail (oh the irony of that statement coming out of that particular mouth).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Complicit media

So the former Fourth Estate here in the US has proven once again that they are merely lapdogs of the government, as long as there's a Dem in power.  The seemingly MIA 'Ebola Czar' has apparently not been so much MIA, but has been working behind the scenes with the MSM to persuade them to stop reporting on possible Ebola cases (and probably Enterovirus D68 as well) because that reporting was making the administration look bad (because the truth hurts) and was influencing the election away from the Dems (because the truth hurts).

So gee, honestly reporting what's going on has as much, or more, of an effect on the American people as the histrionics that will surely appear in January when the calls of an obstructionist Congress will surely begin (has already started).

BTW, has anybody heard what's going on with Kaci Hickox??  Her 21 days are up on Monday but aside from some puff articles from four days ago, haven't heard a peep.

Regardless, the MSM has shown that they cannot be trusted if they are willing to put their ideology in the way of truthful reporting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Got Troll?

An increasing number of folks I know are getting what a friend and I refer to as Basement Trolls--adults who, for whatever reason, are moving home for whatever excuse they can think of.  A friend of mine thought she'd gotten rid of her Basement Troll, but they are kind of like bad pennies and come back when you least expect them.

In studying the behavior of Basement Trolls, I've found that they seem to like semi-subterranean rooms with wall-to-wall carpeting and wi-fi.  Being paid to do things around the house that would be expected as part of living at home, if they were younger than age 18, along with free room and board seem to encourage their nesting instincts and make it harder to root them out of their new lairs. 

While it's possible to prevent Basement Troll infestation through statements regarding the enforcement of rules, curfews, and daily chores, once they have settled in, anything outside of moving to a new home or cutting off their wi-fi connection won't remove them.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gurkhas of the Bird World

This is going to sound weird maybe, but I think that hummingbirds are the Gurkhas of the bird world.  Was watching them guard and fight over access to the two feeders I have out back and they are totally badass.  Their acrobatics, which Mr B tried to catch on video, was extreme--spinning around each other up into the sky; slamming together and crashing onto the deck and rising again.  I made the mistake of going out to move one of the feeders so there would be some space between the two and my only thought as they dove past my head was that I am glad I'm not their target. Little birds with big knife-like beaks.  Wow!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

US Troops should NOT be sent to West Africa

I called both senators and my US representative to express my dismay and opposition to US troops being sent to West Africa to help contain the ebola outbreak.  Our troops are not trained for this type of thing, it's a misuse of personnel, and even doctors who are trained to handle these things are getting exposed. 

In a tin-foil-hat kind of moment, I wonder if Obama is deliberately trying to expose our people in order to ensure a large-scale outbreak on US soil.  We've already got school-age children ending up in the hospital from being exposed to enterovirus EV-d68 and tuberculosis the growth of incidents, according to what I've read, are coinciding with the influx of illegals....

Regardless, sending our people deliberately into that cesspool is egregiously negligent, ill-advised, and imprudent.  Call your senators--don't know how much good it will do, but something needs to be said.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tango and Cash to Desperate Housewives...

Tango and Cash, starring Stallone and Russell, was on today.  Aside from it being a horrible movie with continuity issues out the wazoo, it did have a couple of redeeming points, namely bringing the acronym FUBAR to the public lexicon and Kurt Russell in drag.  Teri Hatcher, who was all over the place as a youngster but never took off until Desperate Housewives, was also in it.   Which lead me to this video from Night Court. 

Please to enjoy: