Saturday, July 20, 2024

You Should Be Dancing - Foo Fighters

Saturday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Hope you have great summer weather where you are and take this opportunity to step away from politics for a spell and since most sports are on a break get some sun and have some fun. I know I will.

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Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Heh Heh

- The hot new Christmas gift is already out.

- I like subtle

- Analysis true!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Truth

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Friday, July 19, 2024

The RNC Convention in a Nutshell

Example A on why a picture is often worth 1,000 words. (Photo via)

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Bob Newhart's IMDB page makes for pretty interesting reading. Even if he never even had successful TV series - he was still quote an accomplished actor.

- VDH on letting the voters decide the President - for once!

- UCLA wants to build a rooftop garden for taking psychedelics. As an aside - SFGate has a cannabis editor.

- Morgan Housel: Makes You Think

Bob Newhart RIP

We all knew this day was coming but it still hurts. Comedy legend Bob Newhart has passed away aged 94. He famously was best friends with Don Rickles and in my eyes - the most famous Chicago Cubs fan of them all.

He could take any famous historical character and a simple telephone as a prop and make instant art.

He had one of the most famous openings to any hit show ever. And he had one of the best final acts of any hit TV show ever. That ending BTW was thought up by his wife of 50-years Ginny.

There will never be another like the button-down mind of Bob Newhart.

Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Going into the summer both parties wanted their political conventions to be all about their nominees. Both strangely got their wish. The RNC convention was all about Donald Trump in a very positive way. The DNC convention in August has been all about Joe Biden but in a not so positive manner. Oh what a tangled web you weave...

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Saratoga


Off on my annual trek to Saratoga later today. Wish me luck.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Tyler Cowen on the changes of vibes - how did they happen? The list goes on and on.

- Assassination attempts, Spin, Accountability, & and a Culture on Untruth. Think lack of accountability would be more accurate.

- Do your job is great life advice (as long as you understand what your job is and also follow the other bullet points)

- Can JD Vance's Populist Crusade Succeed? Wanting lower taxes, smaller government, legal immigration and being anti-illegal immigration is not "populist" but being pro-common sense. Big difference. I too recommend Marc and Ben's podcast but make up your own mind. I thought they made some good points.

The Power of Small Habits

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Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- That's one way to look at it.

- It happens

- Everyone has excuses

- Heh Heh

Thursday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

In other news all the beaches on the south side of Nantucket island and all the beaches on the South Shore of Massachusetts have to close because some shards of the collapsed wind turbines are a hazard to swimmers. Feel bad for all the families whose annual summer vacation may be impacted. Hope this is the end of those useless off shore wind farms.

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Reminder

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Greta Van Susteren on why the Biden tapes should be released. The Dems are afraid the taped will show Biden to be a demented, confused old man. We know - we know.

- Learn a new word every day

- On this day in history

- The preference cascade has begun. Keep having the vision of a campaign worker illegally putting cardboard on windows so people can't view the ballot stuffing and having those windows shot out so that forensics have to be called in and the room is cleared.

Just Married

A few times a year I take long trips where I drive for 5 or more hours. The next time I do I want to put soap letters on my rear windshield saying "JUST MARRIED". Keep in mind that I would be taking this trip by myself. I think people looking for the bride or asking what happened would be funny. "It didn't work out." "She slept with my brother." "She died of food poisoning at our reception." You could go on and on.

My only regret is being older - people might just think "old fool" but if I were younger this prank might be a good opportunity for some random sympathy sex.

My mind might be broken. Actually thought about this a couple years ago but thought I'd share it again today

Did Caffeine Create the Enlighenment

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- He has a point.

- Classic

- Can't unsee this

- Now this question will keep me up at night

Wednesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

If they did a DNC Convention drinking game where someone had to take a drink every time someone appeared on TV wearing a mask or you had to drink every time a speaker said an obvious lie - players would be comatose.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Corey Comperatore's widow refuses call from Joe Biden after shooting. Good for her. Refuse to be a prop! JD Vance also refused a call from VP Kamala Harris.

- Ayaan Hirsi Ali on TDS drawing blood.

- Raise a glass for the departed. Agree 100% - raise that glass today for tomorrow is promised to nobody.

- The Rude Editor. 

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Too soon?

- How it began.

- Sounds possible

- Heh Heh

Tuesday's Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

The GoFundMe page for the innocent victims of the Butler, PA attempt on President Trump in the crowd has reached over $4 million with Elon Musk donating $100,000. The Trump assassination attempt remains all anyone seems to be talking about.

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Happiness

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Monday, July 15, 2024

Knowledge

What is the path to knowledge is one of the most asked questions in life.

Have a new post on Substack addressing this question using some of the quotes I've gathered on the subject.

Feel free to share the post. Everyone should tread the path!

Warren Buffett's Tribute to Charlie Munger

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Some Memes You May Enjoy

 Many a truth is said in jest.

- Heh Heh

- Sounds accurate

- Heh Heh

- Typical CNN

Monday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Sorry this post is so heavy on thoughts about the assassination attempt on Donald Trump but that is all everyone seems to be talking about. Having missed their opportunity to kill Trump what are the odds those actually pulling the strings decide Joe Biden alive is now a problem that has to be dealt with. Just saying. Who though they'd attempt to shoot Trump either.

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Truth

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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- VDH on Our Biden Brezhnev, our Media Pravda, our USA Soviet Union.

- Paul Graham essay: The Right Kind of Stubborn.

- Billy Boyd and Dominic Monahan reunite with Ian McKellan in food travelogue episode.

- First hand report of the Trump assassination attempt.

Charlie Munger on Learning

Sunday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Yesterday an assassination attempt was made on Donald Trump. They wanted to kill him but just made him stronger. Anyone on the fence saw the attempt immediately became a Trump voter. Those who already supported Trump became ARDENT Trump supporters. And these people own the vast number of guns in this country. All the gang that couldn't shoot straight accomplished was to give Donald Trump his new Secret Service call name - Bull Moose!

Quotes for Today

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Life Advice

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Analysis true! Was always a hoax.

- The DNC Convention in August. With more riots!

- Also true!

- I'm an awful person for laughing at this.

Michael J. Fox

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Saturday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

The news surrounding Joe Biden seems to be changing hourly. What new gaffes did he have, who just publicly said Biden should drop out of the race, how did Donald Trump react? It's near impossible to keep up with. One thing's for sure - the same people who demanded that Trump get tested for cognitive ability, release his tax returns, or be kept off state ballots won't demand the same of Biden because reasons.

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Rules of Money

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- The world's energy consumption in 2023. Fossil fuels made up 81% of worldwide use. China used 56% of the world coal while Inia used more than Europe and North America together.

- From the archives: Make learning a life-long habit.

- Joe Biden and the Common Knowledge Game. (HT Tom)

- Reminder

Truth

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Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Genius!

- Agree with the latter.

- Heh Heh

- I admit I laughed

Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Some are also reporting that Joe Biden killed the Democratic Party but that it was a death by suicide. Seems every election there's stories about one party or the other finally being dead. Remember all the stories that came out after Michael Dukakis' failed Presidential bid? 

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Great Neil Gaiman Story

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Willy Wonka Pitch Meeting

 

Still laugh too hard at this.

Farnam Street Knowledge



When I first learned scuba diving I was taught that "fit and comfort" were the two most important qualities in a scuba suit. It didn't matter how good it looks. How does it fit and is it comfortable. So important to keep in mind for all aspects of your life - especially where you live and who you spend your time with.

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Analysis true!

- Definitely possible

- Yes!!

- Laughed too hard at this

Thursday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Old euphemisms for whiskey used to include calling it a drop of "save the baby" or "snakebite medicine." Have a friend who calls it "a drop of the creature." Love that language and think we should try to bring those back in usage. 

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E.B. White

E.B. White would have been 125 today.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- From the archives: the man (and his dog) that walked around the world.

- Does Joe Biden have Parkinson's?

- George Will on the Media's lack of accountability

- A sober look at NATO. Admit that going to have to read corporate media with the "breathless voice of a panicked eight year old" from now on.

David Ogilvy's Rules for Writing

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If You've Lost Jon Stewart

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Still funny

- Also still true

- Sarcasm done right

- What the media would have you believe

Wednesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

It's July and yet Joe Biden is just a 2-1 favorite to be the Democratic nominee for November's election. That's not exactly what the DNC was hoping for going into their August convention. Meanwhile Donald Trump plans to announce his choice for VP at the upcoming RNC convention as a great way of building drama and getting people to tune in. Have to hand it to Trump he really is a ratings dynamo.

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What's in a Barrel of Oil

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Cat People - David Bowie

Mark Sisson's Food Pyramid

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Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Analysis true!

- Reminder

- Whether Mexico consents or not

- A little math humor

Tuesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Hard to believe that the Biden Administration has been so petty to STILL be denying RFK Jr. Secret Service protection. This is an administration that has literally just thrown money around but they can't justify Secret Service protection details for a man who probably out-polls Joe Biden at this point.

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Reminder

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Monday, July 08, 2024

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Email Like a Boss

HT Recommendo

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Joe Biden's alternate facts. "It's just my brain." - Joe Biden. 

- Building the Bell System. Interesting history.

- Agree 100%

- Hottest and Coldest temperatures in US history. Sorry climate change folks - nothing this century.

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest,

- Love British politics.

- Sounds like something she'd say.

- One of the greatest typos of all-time

- Heh Heh

Monday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Sorry that again many of my thoughts and observations are on Joe Biden fading to dust before our very eyes. This could make the August DNC convention in Chicago even more interesting. Look for Harris' people to argue that the best chance to beat Trump is to keep the ticket intact (because they also realize that is also her best chance for Kamala to become President). Others will argue that the best chance to beat Trump will be to replace Harris with someone young and smart as VP who voters will feel comfortable stepping up to be President if needed. Harris's people will float the idea that if a woman of color isn't the choice for VP then both women and people of color could sit out the election or worse vote for Trump. Nominating someone like AOC to be VP will only generate arguments that she's actually dumber than Harris. Still others will argue the best course is to replace Biden altogether and potential candidates will come out of the woodwork to put themselves forward. As I said - interesting.

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Truth

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Sunday, July 07, 2024

John Stuart Mill

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill

The Killer Angels

"The point is that we have a country here where the past cannot keep a good man in chains, and that's the nature of the war."

Re-reading the book The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara about the Battle of Gettysburg. My copy is old and battered after being read so many times over so many years and it may be time to finally get a new one. Still every year around this time I feel a need to re-read the book to remind myself about Gettysburg and how important that battle was to the North winning the Civil War. 

I must admit that the book details what was happening on a daily basis and while I'm just finishing July 2, 1863 and there's still two more days to go - I find myself sympathizing with many of the South's officers because I see the mistakes being made and the advice not being listened to. That said the clear hero of the battle is Joshua Chamberlain of Maine and he remains a personal hero of mine. 

The US military has been trained to fight for freedom but the beliefs being impressed upon them today are anything but thoughts of freedom. I can't get that thought out of my head either.

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Warren Buffett's son using part of his fortune to fund a private border patrol in Arizona. The same people who were praising Buffett for saying his secretary paid more taxes than him are now upset on what his tax free foundation is paying for. That's funny!

- Jonathan Turley on the Hitchhiker's Guide to Government. Funny how Joe Biden's debate performance made use both think of the Douglas Adams quote.

- From the archives - John Stuart Mill as a science fiction writer. This could make a cool assignment for an AI platform.

- VDH on Ukraine and the Winter War 1939-1940. An important history lesson.

Sunday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts or observations post up on Substack.

The 4th of July has passed and some stores have already put out Halloween goods. A sign that our consumer society has gone crazy. Enjoy the summer instead. Go to the beach, hiking, or to a cookout instead. Have a good time! Enjoy!

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Truth

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Saturday, July 06, 2024

Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer and the Mescalero's

RFK Jr. on Vaccines

Saturday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Remember last year when the founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream came out and said that all land taken from the native Americans should be returned only to have the Abenaki Nation saying Ben & Jerry's should give back the Vermont land that was originally theirs? Well Ben & Jerry went strangely silent after that. Someone should ask them if they support Biden staying in the race to drag them into another controversy.

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Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Revisiting John Stuart Mill's book On Liberty. Mill can be dense reading at times but this book is worth a read by everyone.

- Where does the word "hoser" come from?

- The Media's Conspiracy of Silence to Protect Joe Biden. (HT Execupundit)

- Marc Andreessen on the little tech agenda

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Gratitude

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Friday, July 05, 2024

Live in the Present

Have a new post up on Substack on some life advice quotes on living in the present from many sources.

Trying to be present in your every day life is the only way to find any happiness.

Worth trying to adopt at least one of these quotes.

Farnam Street Knowledge

 


The Buffett Formula: Going to Bed Smarter than When You Woke Up.

Read every day. As much as you can. I love this formula.

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- 4th of July fight fiasco: how a Jack Dempsey title fight KO'd a small Montana town's finances. Cool bit of history mostly forgotten.

- Whatever happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence.

- Daniele Bolelli on Good Food. Agree 100% - eat real food!

- MSM blames "Right-Wing Media" for their own failure to disclose Biden's dementia.

Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Truly random thought but found myself wondering about drummers who were also the lead singer in their bands. You have Phil Collins for Genesis and Don Henley for The Eagles but I must be missing some others who should be just as obvious. And maybe even more names of others who aren't as obvious.

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National Bikini Day

Thursday, July 04, 2024

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Hitler in the bunker on Biden's debate performance.

- Heh Heh

- JAWS told in Lego

- Analysis true!

Happy 4th of July

 

Once got in trouble for playing this on the 4th but I love the song!

Farnam Street Knowledge


How Julia Child used First Principals Thinking.

 "If you want to learn to think for yourself, you can't just follow what someone else came up with." True in cooking - true in life.

4th of July Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a  new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

The 4th of July week has always been big for summer blockbuster movies since Jaws came on the scene. Since then we've has Airplane!, Back to the Future, Independence Day and many others. Not so much this year though. 

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Happy 4th of July

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Sam Altman's Life Advice

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Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- VDH on the Lies We Lived Though. Love the question if KJP would volunteer to be a passenger in a car driven by Joe Biden.

- Kemba Walkers calls it a career. Just 4-years ago the Celtics were hoping Kemba would be their salvation. His body broke down quick. May the road rise to meet him in his retirement.

- Fredrick Douglas' 1852 4th of July speech

- Joey Chestnut doubles down against Nathan's. Could care less about professional eaters but I do enjoy a good pissing match.

Wednesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack

All anyone seems to be still talking about is how bad Joe Biden looked during Thursday's Presidential debate and sides seem to be getting drawn up inside the Democratic Party itself on whether he should step down. This cannot be what the DNC was hoping for this close to their big convention in August. 

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Heh Heh

Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Paul Graham essay on how to do great work. A year old but worth reading from time to time.

- Yesterday was the great Thomas Sowell's 94th birthday.

- Great tip!

- Niall Ferguson on Thursday's Presidential Debate

Life is Short - Great James Gandolfini Commercial

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Love these Sean Connery Jeopardy! skits.

- Sounds plausible.

- Genius!

- Now I want to see this!

Tuesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Boston Celtics paying what it takes to keep the championship team in tact, They just, as everyone expected, gave Jason Tatum a $315 million supermax contract that makes him the highest paid player in the NBA (for now) and a 4-year $125.9 million contract to Derrick White. Their top 9 players from last season's roster are under contract plus their top 2 draft picks. Wick Groesbeck and the other top team owners took this opportunity to sell the team. Not my money but can't help but think I picked the wrong field. Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

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Where US Troops are Stationed Overseas

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Monday, July 01, 2024

One Reason I Don't Like the Eagles

Recording of Chuck Yeager's Final Flight in the X-1A

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Global warming was always a hoax.

- From the archives: 20 cognitive biases that affect your decisions.

- Pat McAfee rips ESPN for giving Prince Harry with Pat Tillman award. Agree - this was a BS move.

- Glenn Harland Reynolds on Chevron, the Supreme Court, and the Law.

Monday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Should have noted that yesterday was the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg on June 30, 1863. It is perhaps the most significant battle in US history. It's sad that more attention isn't paid to it. As always please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Muchos gracias!

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Naval Ravikant on How to Get Rich

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

Use Me - Bill Withers

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Genius!

- Heh Heh

- Don't know whether to laugh or cry at this

- A little Star Wars humor

Paul Graham on Writing

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Sunday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Think the aftermath of Thursday night's Presidential debate is a prime example of why so many people turn to sports as a distraction from politics, It's all everyone seems to be talking about these days. Sorry for joining the chorus. As a reminder - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks! 

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Facts vs Feelings

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Doing These Things Should be Second Nature

Saturday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Seems like everything is happening at once: Thursday's debate performance by Joe Biden reveals him as dementia ridden to anyone with eyes who was watching. The corporate media is now being held in contempt for obviously lying about Biden's competency in the past. And the Supreme Court's Chevron ruling may be the death knell of the deep state. Will history view this as the beginning of a revolution? I was hoping for more tar and feathers.

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Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Statement from Tractor Supply

- Judge rules against the NFL in the DirecTV Sunday Ticket trial. How will the multi-billion settlement be paid out?

- Is this really satire?

- Chimpanzees seen self-medicating with plants. It's not just a human thing. 

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Heh Heh

- Some physics humor you may enjoy

- Heh Heh

- Today's NBA

Will Joe Biden Resign or Be Replaced?

The movement for Joe Biden to step aside for his own good and the good of the Party is becoming a steamroller. Have a new post up on Substack discussing how Thursday's debate performance revealed to any viewer what was already clear to most.

Joe Biden must step aside by the DNC Convention in Augusts. Just get ready for a flood of articles about what candidate could possibly beat Donald Trump in an election. Also look for many candidates to throw their hats into the ring and hype their own abilities,

Get the popcorn ready. It's going to get interesting.

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night - Read by Dylan Thomas

 

Friday, June 28, 2024

Post Debate Panic

Recently I wrote that many are questioning why Donald Trump could agree to such terms for the debate but post debate people will be wondering how Joe Biden's handlers could allow him to speak in public? Wow was that spot on or what?

- Never forget what they tried to sell you.

- This could work

- Heh Heh

- Some of Biden's biggest supporters the day after.

- Trump turned Biden's "performance" last night into a campaign commercial. Devastating.

Priests Playing Poker

The sins associated with playing cards are nothing new. The Synod of 1404 forbade card-playing by the clergy and in 1423 Saint Bernard called for the faithful to go home, get their playing cards and burn them right in the public square outside of Saint Peter's in the Vatican.

I wonder if that ruling against clergy playing cards has ever been rescinded?  Personally I can't ever recall seeing a priest at a poker table. And now I really want a version of Dogs Playing Cards but with priests instead.

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Yet Florida in the south has 4 Stanley Cups in the same time Canada has zero.

- From the archive: How much could Batman bench press?

- Supreme Court rules on SEC vs Jarkesy: a win for the separation of powers and the right to a civil jury trial. This could be a very big deal.

- CNN could be forced to pay about $1 billion in defamation suit against Jake Tapper's show.

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Heh Heh

- A political donation I can get behind.

- This is true!

- Also true!

Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Watched the debate last night until around 10:30 and had to quit because I couldn't take it any more. Trump, rightly, harped on how disastrous the open borders policy of this Administration has been for the country, Biden called it malarkey and claimed the Border Patrol Union supported him (a claim that was refuted in real-time by the union who said they never supported Biden and never will). How anyone could think Biden is in the same condition as the man who ran in 2020 that's running today is disturbing,

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Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Mel Brooks

Happy 98th birthday to funnyman and American icon Mel Brooks.

Be sure to re-watch his moves before they are all cancelled by people with zero sense of humor.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Santa Monica - Everclear

 

One of my go to songs on the jukebox.

Some Presidential Debate Humor

When I think about tonight's Presidential debate I can't help but have two thoughts; I keep thinking of the Monty Python and the Holy Grail bit of "come see the repression in the system" and I hope comedian Shane Gillis gets some good material out of tonight's debate. Anyway...

- Getting ahead of the rush.

- CNN's Jake Tapper makes a promise

- CNN's debate set up.

Power of Books

Via

How Steinbeck Used His Journal as a Tool of Discipline

 How John Steinbeck used his journal as a "daily act of showing up." Or as Steven Pressfield calls it "putting your ass where your heart wants to be."

Love Steinbeck but funny enough have never read The Grapes of Wrath (probably because it was assigned reading in high school). Must have read Cannery Row a dozen times - one of my all-time favorite beach books.  

The article is well worth you time. Good life advice - still haven't read The Grapes of Wrath but I need to remedy that!

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- From Wednesday's WSJ. Are you better off today today than four years ago?

- Tucker Carlson pushing back twice as hard.

- Interesting - never heard of Nano-hydroxyapatite before or NOBS. This is probably old news to people with sensitive teeth.

- World's first epilepsy device fitted in UK boy's skull.

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest,

- Heh Heh

- Funny because it's true!

- Heh Heh

- Does this make it OK to yell at anyone who still has a Yahoo! email address? (Already think people still wearing a mask are showing signs of mental illness.)

Thursday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

The NCAA has decided to not test or punish players in the college playoffs testing positive for any marijuana. The leagues control testing for the regular seasons. All of them should announce they aren't testing either. Its now a recruiting tool and any league that still tests will be dinged and probably lose recruits because of it.

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Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Modern American Breakfast

Via

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Be One with Nature

Via

Choosing to Care for Yourself


My number one priority in life, above my happiness, above my family, above my work, is my own health. It starts with my physical health. Second, it's my mental health. Then, it's my spiritual health. Then it's my family's health. Then, it's my family's wellbeing. After that, I can go out and do whatever I need to do with the rest of the world. - Naval Ravikant  

Some Memes You May Enjoy

 Many a truth is said in jest,

- I feel seen

- Remember

- Scientifically correct!

- Debate preview

Wednesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

When CBS was first broadcasting NBA games Brent Musberger's shtick was to give players nicknames. My friends and I started referring to him as Burnt Cheeseburger in response and it stuck with us to this day. And I like Brent. As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. You're looking live at my latest Substack offering!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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The World is a Museum of Passion Projects

Via

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The 2024 Boston Celtics - Relive the Journey

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Reminder about abortion.

- Elon Musk slams Lucasfilm for killing Star Wars franchise with 'woke' propaganda. I'm all done with Disney and dropped Disney+ for this very reason reason.

- Cool Keanu Reeves story

- VDH on why the Biden Administration is destroying the country.

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Truth!

- Always makes me laugh.

- Also true!

- One of my all-time favorites,

Tuesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, reached a plea agreement with the US DOJ and is now a free man. Remind me again - what was he being charged with? Were his assertions that the government was spying on us and that the media was lying to us proven wrong? Or were they right all along? Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Hampton Beach Sand Art

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Monday, June 24, 2024

I Believe What I Believe

Think I've come to the conclusion that "nothing" moves faster than the speed of light and that "nothing" is the absence of "information" which is why the universe is expanding faster than the speed of light. "Information" also moves faster than the speed of light but not as fast as "nothing."  "Information" creates matter and energy at the sub-Planck quantum level and nothing made of matter or energy can move faster than the speed of light. Does that make sense to the physics geeks out there?