A friend just related a story to me about how her very expensive universal remote wouldn’t work. She and her husband were unable to fix it. They called the manufacturer, GCI and the Geek Squad. It would cost them almost as much as the remote originally did to have someone come over and see if they could make it work. If not, they’d have to to buy a new one which would ultimately triple their original cost. And then their millennial daughter came home and asked why they were using the old remote. When it was explained to her, she Continue reading →
One of the most puzzling features of the current campaign for me is how evangelical Christians can stick with Trump. On the surface, he would seem to be everything they rail against – multiple marriages, mistresses, talking about women as though they were merely pieces of meat for his delectation – how does anyone put these together with Christian values and come up positive for Trump?
The answer, as best I can tell, is that for some evangelicals, there is really only one issue in this campaign that matters. That issue is the Supreme Court and who will get to Continue reading →
So I went to the store to get groceries. I realized as I checked out that more than half of the fresh stuff was for either my dogs or my birds. My stuff was the frozen packages at the bottom of the cart. So I’m guessing their blood sugar and cholesterol levels are probably way better than mine. Damn! Continue reading →
I voted yesterday. I walked into a public building, entered a private booth and cast my ballot. No one watched me. No one had the right to know how I voted. No one harassed or intimidated me as I went to vote. And no one would rain political repercussions down on me for the way I voted.
And that, folks, is what makes America so great and the Orange Man so frightening. He would take it all away.
And BTW, quick civics lesson… thank you Salesian nuns for teaching us these valuable lessons in being American… each state runs each Continue reading →
You know you’re about to lose big when this paragraph appears in a story about you.
“If you’re scoring at home, Trump still trails Clinton by quite a bit in terms of newspaper endorsements. Clinton has over 80, while the Review-Journal is Trump’s fourth — fifth if you count the National Enquirer.”
Seriously, when you have to count the National Enquirer as one of your endorsements in order to get to five, you should probably just pack up and go home. Continue reading →
Every time Trump leaned into the mike and said “Wrong”, he looked like he was doing an impression of Alec Baldwin doing an imitation of him.
The absurdity of this presidential campaign continues to drag us down Alice’s looking glass. Continue reading →
I’m a NASTY WOMAN and proud of it.
Screw you, Donald Trump. Continue reading →
We had an eagle release from Bird TLC, the wild bird rehab center where I volunteer. The vet who started the program is Native American and he said that his tribe believes the souls of the departed are brought to heaven on the wings of an eagle. Given Abdul’s chewed up flight feathers, I figured he could use a lift. So I sent him to heaven on the eagle’s wings.
There’s an old phrase – hoisted on your own petard – which I can remember my mother quoting in my childhood every time I did something she warned me not to do and it went bad.
The quote comes from Shakespeare and, since mom was briefly an English teacher, she loved those quotes. For sure it was not something often said by any other members of our extended family. They usually used Italian phrases when yelling at us and then refused to translate what they’d just said. Didn’t matter though. We knew from the tone just how much trouble we Continue reading →