Sarah Palin is the only woman who can make Tony Romo WIN a playoff.

calendar   Saturday - November 30, 2013

camels in mid east with a new desease …. coming to a country near you?

Well now here’s something else these folks will contribute to the world, and maybe introduce to the west as more of them immigrate.


There has been three cases found of something called, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a herd of camels.

Two people have come down and are ill after contact with infected animals. 

MERS is a Sars related virus and has a fatality rate of near 40% since found only last year.

Oh joy. Something else to look forward to from that part of the world.

Now watch.  They’ll blame guess who?

Oh yeah, in other news briefs of a tiny bit of possible interest.

Guess who has now replaced the USA as the Great Satan?  Oh dear guys. We got knocked off our perch. The world is watching.

The sad French are declared the new Great Satan in Iran replacing America, I have read and heard once on radio.

I think we need to talk to someone in authority in Iran about that.

Or maybe not.


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/30/2013 at 07:34 AM   
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calendar   Friday - November 29, 2013

it must be something in their water.  has ta be

Now this gets pretty darn silly.

What are they thinking?  How many kids do they think might actually drown? And if it takes as long as the article says it does to come to the rescue, then what’s the point of that tube?

As long as I’m talking about silly or dumb things.

In an effort to discourage youngsters from taking up the smoking habit, as well as (they think) turning some adults off the evil weed, come 2015 all cigarette packs will be blank only. No color, no logo and no artwork.
It has been stated that adults seeing cigs packed that way, will think they are getting poor quality tobacco, and so will not buy any.  Is that dumb or what? 

Some loony tune idiot recently said that passive tobacco smoke was still dangerous to non smokers from 30 feet away.  Something like that.  I saw it in our paper but made no notes. I should have. Then I heard it on the radio too.

The govt. passes anti tobacco legislation but is happy to spend the extra money they keep piling on to the product, on raises and perks.

Hey, smoking is NOT good for you.  I’ve been through it, I’ve had surgery, I kicked the habit long ago.  But I am not like a reformed prostitute who finds religion.
I wish I had never started but the age I grew up in was not this well informed.  I guess what I hate is the nanny state like thinking and anyway .... more ppl have (I think) had their lives ruined and ruined other lives, by drinking to excess or driving and drinking and ending up killing some innocent.  Don’t see many warning in bold print on liquor bottles.
What next?  Sugar and salt in foods?  Oh wait. They’ve already started that and some manufacturers have already caved in. Never mind that folks like to taste what they’re ingesting.  Sheesh. Take out the xtra salt or sugar and what’s left? Bah.

On the other hand.

Yeah. I do understand the medical authorities claiming that if ppl self harm, because they have National Health, what people do to themselves is often paid for by the many others. 

Crivens .... didn’t mean to go off on a rant like that.  So here.

Take a look at this.

3in of water? That calls for a lifebelt, say elf ’n’ safety

THE brook is so small it doesn’t even have a name. It is three inches deep, sometimes swelling to six after heavy rain, and not much longer across.

Ring of ire: Thames Water’s lifebelt next to the tiny brook (arrowed) in Fetcham, Surrey

So where better for the country’s largest water company to install a lifebelt?

Thames Water officials were branded drips by residents yesterday for providing the life- saving equipment following a ‘health and safety review’ at the ditch in Cock Lane in Fetcham, Surrey.

Resident Jonathan Brown said: ‘The stream is like a puddle – like someone left the tap on. There is no rhyme nor reason behind this ring.

‘I understand we have to be safe but even if someone fell over in the water, throwing a life ring at them wouldn’t do any good. It would just hit them on the head.’ Fellow resident David Rann said it was ‘health and safety gone mad’, adding: ‘I am 5ft nothing and it hardly passes my toes. It is also 2ft wide at the worst of times, so that makes it more ridiculous.

‘There is no logical reason for it whatsoever.

‘If, for argument’s sake, my grandchild did fall in, I could quite easily walk over to him and pick him up, no bother.’
Mr Rann added: ‘ What makes it worse is that it took a couple of us no less than five or six minutes to actually get the lifebelt out of its holder. A child or lady might be stood there for ever.’

Thames Water spokesman Sarah Sharpe said: ‘ The stream is something we call a bouncing pond. It takes the run- off from the road surface during serious weather conditions so we don’t usually see them very full with water. The reason for this decision is because we had a recent internal health and safety review and we believe this area was in need of better safety precautions.’ Miss Sharpe added: ‘There is obviously a recreation ground at the back of the stream and the worry is that children may be at risk during severe weather.’


from the Daily Mail
Nov. 23.13


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/29/2013 at 11:42 AM   
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eye candy for friday

it’s almost 4am where I am.  Oooooops. Started on Thurs night.

Not certain about posting later.

This was a hard choice.  Do I choose eye candy or a bloody war story?

This lady is the highest paid model in the world and worth billions. Maybe it’s just me but, I don’t think she the prettiest of the bunch but she must have something going for her.  Not that she’s a bow-wow either. And I have posted her in the past so I guess I am taken with her.







See More Below The Fold


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a bridge for drew

Well, I did say I was late on everything.

Note to Drew.

Meant to have this as a welcome back present combined with your Christmas gift. So now I don’t have to spend big bucks on a card cos that bridge I got sold was kinda pricy.

Welcome home. Just in time for winter. Good move. lol.



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calendar   Thursday - November 28, 2013

a word about guns ….

As our regulars must be aware by now, I have been off my feed for a few days and still caring for a very ill wife and so some things have taken a back seat.
I checked my inbox tonight and found 80 entries I am still trying to work my way thru and doubt I’ll finish them this night. Maybe tomorrow.
This is one of the many things I found and I don’t even know how long its been sitting there.

With much thanks and H/T to Raffs for this.

Going to a gunfight?

Then the most important rule is:


Serious self-defense advice from various Concealed Carry Instructors.

If you own a gun, you will appreciate these rules...If not, you should get one and learn how to use it and learn the rules:

1:  Guns have only two enemies - rust and politicians.

2:  It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

3:  Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

4:  Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arm’s length. In other words don’t hug a bear.

5:  Never say “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the First sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.

6:  The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response Time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.

7:  The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win - there is no such thing as a fair fight. Always win - cheat if necessary.

8:  Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets ... You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, ‘cause it will be empty.

9:  If you’re in a gun fight: If you’re not shooting, you should be loading. If you’re not loading, you should be moving.  If you’re not moving, you’re dead.

10:  In a life and death situation, do something ... it may be wrong, but do something!

11:  If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid.  Nonsense!  If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?

12:  You can say ‘stop’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.

13:  You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading”

-- Thomas Jefferson

Any evidence Jefferson ever said that? I like the quote but the language doesn’t belong to that century.


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/28/2013 at 09:41 PM   
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tech stuff … sort of

Am curious to know how many of you are still running Windows XP. For those who are, a question.

Are you concerned with the decision to stop all support and especially the monthly security patches come April of 14?

I have read only in the last day or two, that MSFT has been very critical of the continuing support of XP by browsers Firefox, Chrome and Safari. MSFT wants those browsers to stop supporting XP in April, I have read.

Well, I have XP and my pc won’t take Windows 8 but I think it can accommodate Windows 7.  Sooooo.

I have been thinking of an upgrade to 7 till that one ends and then buy a newer pc which to be honest, I’d like anyway.

According to the things I have read in computer magazines here, it will be very risky to continue running XP after April, and they advise upgrade at the least.

Upgrade to 7 will be cheaper then buying new of course, and so far there really isn’t anything wrong outside of software, with my pc.

Something else I take into consideration that many of you won’t is age. Not the computer’s age but MINE.

These things can last quite a while, and I think my next new one whenever that is, might just be my last.  Funny how one thinks with age, innit?

What with some serious spending coming up shortly, repair to roof and other home repair, I can not spend huge sums on a pc. But .... one also gets what one pays for and I won’t try and buy unbranded stuff I am not familiar with.  Since the next will probably be the last, my head keeps returning to a MAC, even tho I know they have a gouging unreasonable mark up.  I think DELL now owns Alien but have seen no ads for it in a year.  It was supposed to be a very fast machine but then, what do I know?  Not much or I would not be writing this.


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the danger to america is not obama …. read on before you flame.

Been out of things lately but trying.

The following I believe has been around since 2009, and I have only just seen it thanx to a very dear friend of some 30 years.

Neither of us know the origin and there was no link.  That said ... do we need one?

H/T LynneP

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/28/2013 at 08:53 PM   
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Lincoln, Answering To A Higher Power

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.

To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.

Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things.

They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.

And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

Funny, this doesn’t say a thing about any Pilgrims, and not one word about the Door Breaker Sales at K-Mart when it opens tonight at midnight.

PS - IMO, the neatest part? “No human counsel hath devised ... “ ; in other words, government had nothing to do with it. Hands off.

update: and furthermore ...


... not to mention how the Virginia settlers had already established an annual Day of Thanksgiving, nearly a full year before those silly Pilgrims first landed, and well before they started planting, or starving, or whatever.

“Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned for plantacon in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”

and the core tradition goes as far back in history as the Bible, and probably before. It’s the annual “We got the harvest in, we’ll probably not starve ... too much ... this winter. Thank you God.” festival.

and BTW ... starting tonight ... for the first time in all of human history, and the only time for the next 80,000 years ...

For Miriam Eisenberg, the holiday mash-up is inspiring some culinary creativity.

“Instead of having stuffing, we’re going to have potato pancakes instead,” said Eisenberg.

Hanukkah is more than 2,000 years old, but Thanksgiving’s been around only 150 years. Rabbi Michael Weinberg says both holidays are inspired by the desire for the freedom of religious expression.

“The notion of the universal message of mutual respect for religious traditions, this is an important message for all people to understand,” said Rabbi Weinberg, Temple Beth Israel.

So have a double happy!

mmm, potato pancakes. Got my kartoffelreibe, my applesauce, and my sour cream. I’m good to go. Woo hoo!!


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/28/2013 at 09:17 AM   
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truthful statement is followed by the usual pc apology.

I should not be here at this moment but .... insomnia works in many wondrous and aggravating ways.  Loaded with pills and wine and still no sleep and busy day ahead, a day I think I might miss.
Ruff patch lately and unexpected visit from wife’s old school friend from across the country, totally unexpected and unannounced. But they were what Brits refer to as ‘mates’ which are close friends. Hadn’t seen each other in 20 or more years altho they kept in touch. So they descended on us with neither of us feeling up to scratch but what could we do?  Mad rush to straighten things and clear the room where we host guests etc.

Ok so anyway ... insomnia and booted this damn machine which I want to replace with bigger better faster and SSD drive.
Does MAC have SSD? I’m sure they must.  I am thinking tha at my age, it may well be the last puter I own so I want speed and easy use and I want it to have a bedroom, loo and kitchen too.

None of the above is why I am here at this moment. I just sidetrack myself a lot as most of you good folks know.
I haven’t turned on the heat in this room cos I need to be awake at least for this post which I want to share.  Colder it is less likely I’ll doze at the keyboard but do not look forward to the day’s coming activities. Crivens.

A few days ago I posted something our readers will by now have forgotten and no particular reason why you should even remember it.

Here’s a fraction of what I posted at the time.

inflammatory remarks about one minority community by a senior politician

I don’t know if it’ll make much difference, but this was a surprise coming from a senior politician.

I guess he isn’t running for elected office, but the pc crowd who always search out and find offense is sure to lock on to this one.

Pakistanis in UK fuelling corruption, says law chief: Attorney General warns politicians to ‘wake up’ to the threat posed by minority communities

Dominic Grieve made inflammatory remarks in a newspaper interview
He said minority communities have ‘endemic’ corruption
‘It’s mainly the Pakistani community, not the Indian community’, he claimed
Also said corruption could be found in ‘white Anglo Saxon community’
The senior law officer said that the authorities should take action to combat electoral fraud in areas with high migrant populations

By Gerri Peev

Corruption is rife in Britain’s Pakistani community, the country’s most senior law officer has warned.

Dominic Grieve said politicians needed to ‘wake up’ to the threat of corruption posed by minority communities using a ‘favour culture’.


This will surely coma as a shock to to you all.

Mr. Grieve has now issued a groveling apology for his remarks. 

The government’s chief legal adviser has apologised for any offence caused when he said corruption was “endemic” in some ethnic minority communities.

Attorney general Dominic Grieve told a newspaper the problem was not restricted to “any one community” but he was referring mainly to Pakistanis.

Some Asian commentators have described Mr Grieve’s remarks as “divisive”.

Later, Mr Grieve said he was wrong to give the impression that there was a problem in the Pakistani community.

In a statement, he said: “It is not my view. I believe the Pakistani community has enriched this country a great deal as I know full well from my extensive contact with the community over a number of years.

“I’m sorry if I have caused any offence.”

LONDON: Pakistanis outraged at the remarks of Britain’s Attorney General that they all are “corrupt” and come from a “favour culture” have demanded his resignation, describing his apology as half hearted and insufficient.

And so it goes.


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calendar   Wednesday - November 27, 2013

“… cotton is Latin for bacon.”

For all of you who will be travelling to friends and family and staying in hotels or motels during the holidays and still want a ‘home-cooked’ breakfast, Natalie has you covered.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/27/2013 at 10:20 PM   
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Getting Ready For Tomorrow

Looks like the terrible snow and blizzard and cold has passed us by here. Yay! It’s wet, rainy, and hovering right around freezing ... it ain’t no afternoon in the Bahamas.

So I’ve got my somewhat famous Kitchen Sink Stuffing going in the oven ... a meal unto itself, with breading enough for a 20lb turkey, nearly 2 pounds of sausage, onion both raw and caramelized, celery, turkey stock, Craisins, walnuts, Bell’s seasoning, and a diced Granny Smith apple. For the first hour of baking it goes in the lobster pot, then after that I spread it out into glass pans or great-granny’s Savory Roaster for the final 30-40 minutes of top crisping, depending on how damp it comes out. Hoping and praying that it doesn’t come out too salty. I added no salt, but with seasoned stuffing cubes and various kinds of sausage, it could be a lot. I added some raw onion, the sweet Craisins, and the apple at the last minute, figuring they’d suck up some salt or at least hide it in the sweet.

I have no idea how big an event we’re going to tomorrow, but I’m going to make sure I leave at least a meatloaf pan full of stuffing home for me.

1 14oz bag Arnold stuffing
1/3 13oz bag Pepperidge Farms Country Style stuffing
1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter
1 26oz box Swanson Turkey stock
3 yellow onions
5 tsp (1 slightly heaping Tbs) Bell’s poultry seasoning in the little yellow box
6 celery heart stalks, trimmed and diced
12oz sliced white mushrooms
1 Jones Farm sausage log, 12oz I think
1 1lb Italian fennel & basil sausage. the long skinny spiral kind
1 5oz package Craisins
1 small bag Diamond brand crushed walnuts
1 Granny Smith Apple, cored and diced.

Boil the Italian sausage in 1” of water in a pan, drain, rinse, and brown both sides
Slice the Jones sausage into 1/2” thick slices, cook gently until both sides browned.
Dice 2 1/2 yellow onion, and brown them slightly over high heat. Dice the remaining half and set aside
Dice celery and cook it for 10 minutes to soften up a bit
Slightly chop the sliced mushrooms and heat them in a pan until they wither and slightly brown
Put the turkey stock in a small pan along with the butter and Bell’s seasoning and heat it until it boils

When the sausages are cooked, let them cool and then slice and dice them and mix them together

In a large bowl hand mix together all the onions, the softened celery, the craisins, walnuts, diced apple, and mushrooms
In a giant pot mix together both bags of stuffing cubes. Then mix in the bowl of onions and stuff. Lastly, mix in the stock a little at a time while turning over the stuffing vigorously with a big cooking spoon.
Cover the top of the pot and put it in a 350° oven for an hour. When cool, ladle a large portion into an oven safe dish for reheating at your relative’s tomorrow. Transfer remaining stuffing to a meatloaf pan or two, cover, and refrigerate.

Meanwhile I have to run up to the grocery store and buy something. I don’t know what, I just have to spend $7.85. Then we qualify for a free turkey or a ham or somesuch, which we throw in the freezer and usually have around Christmas. (I got a 12lb ham this time. Free)

So happy pre-Thanksgiving to everyone. In case I don’t get back to you for a couple days.


Fresh from Africa, the “wild” Atlantic crashes ashore just west of Love Beach, Stella Maris.
2 foot waves will tumble you on this sharp limestone shelving.

UPDATE: I am used to a reduced salt diet, so this tastes a little bit salty to me. Just a little. My wife is a “halophobe” but she didn’t think it was too salty. Go figure. Both the Pepperidge Farms and the Arnold stuffing cubes are around the 400mg/30gm level, even the unseasoned ones!, whereas the plain jane Stroehman’s bread cubes are down at the 280mg level. And while the Swanson turkey stock only has a little bit more salt than the reduced sodium College Inn chicken broth, I could have used less stock and substituted a cup of water instead. Together with a plain cubes (and another spoonful of Bell’s to compensate) that would have been a significant salt reduction. The tartness of the Granny Smith apple makes for a nice balance. A dozen or so grinds of fresh black pepper wouldn’t have hurt things either. Other than that, this is darned good stuffing. And it’s got enough pork in it to be a meal all by itself.


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calendar   Monday - November 25, 2013

Meanwhile, back at home

The day before we got back there was a big fire at the little condo park across the street. One building was nearly completely consumed. Not fatalities other than a cat or two. This is about 250 yards up the hill and across the road from us. Yikes.


UNION TOWNSHIP - Dozens of residents inside a Union Township condo complex are now displaced after a large fire ripped through the community last night.

Officials say the fire at the Union Hill Condo Complex in Hunterdon County started around 7 p.m. Saturday. They say at least 13 condo units were heavily damaged after firefighters from three counties helped battle the flames.

Some residents lost their homes and their vehicles due to the fast-moving fire.

There were no reports of injuries.

Later on, it was determined that 18 units had been damaged or destroyed, and arson has been ruled out. I hope everyone was well insured.


High winds turned a small fire into a huge blaze in a matter of moments ...

Town of Clinton Fire Chief Walter Dorf was the the first to arrive on the scene and said the situation was “intense.”

“I was there within four minutes of the call,” he said. “The fire spread so quickly. It was unbelievable.”

Van Fossen said the “two biggest issues” with the fire was the wind and the construction of the building.

“It went up the side of the house and just took off,” he said. “The wind really pushed it. The wind caught it and the fire just spread. I was back there this morning and three-quarters of the place has burned down.”

According to Dorf, the location of the townhomes also were a contributing factor.

“The winds were between 40 to 50 miles per hour and the units were up on a hill,” he said. “It just spread through the entire building. I would say about 10 units, maybe more, are uninhabitable and more are damaged from smoke and water.”


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/25/2013 at 02:22 PM   
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the wanderer returns

Yesterday I awoke to scudding skies that quickly gave way to another perfect 81° Bahamas day. The pure tropical air, rinsed and washed thoroughly on it’s long journey across the oceans from western Africa. The amazing white tropical light that makes colors burst with verve. A remote island, with not one single contrail in the sky nor a single ship at sea passing by, and hardly even a car on the one road that runs the length of the island. The nearly flat ocean in the morning, still as a pond. The openness and the silence of the world, that seems to cause your senses to enlarge, to take in as much as possible of this space as possible to anchor yourself to it. We got on our tiny little airplane - it seats 18, and the cabin is perhaps 4 feet tall by 44” wide. I measured; right shoulder against right wall, I could touch the left wall with my fingertips. Regardless, the flight out was great, the little turboprop growling along over the shallow sea and the cotton ball clouds as we serenely lofted our way up the length of the Eleuthera Sea to the main airport on Nassau for the big jet ride home.

Twelve hours later we landed in Newark. We flew through the storm clouds that are coming up the East Coast, so the flight was a bit bumpy but nothing heart stopping. They tried to go over the clouds, so we flew half the journey at more than 7.5 mile up. There’s no air in the air up there! From that height you can see the glow of the East Coast from a tremendous distance, probably 300 miles. We weren’t that far off the coast, so it was not at all hard to pick out cities and towns by their glow as well went by. It seems quieter up there too, the continuous thunder of the engines somehow muted. Anyway, eventually we got back down on the ground, and were welcomed back home by a balmy 28° evening with 40mph breezes, giving us a wind chill of about 10&deg.

I’ve got hundreds of pictures to download and all that post-vacation stuff to do. The house is nearly warm now, since we turned the heat way down before we left, so that’s fine. But there isn’t hardly a scrap of food here, so we’ve got to shop. And somehow I still seem to have “sea legs”; the entire world is slowly rocking left to right and back. Could be the after effects of all those Bonine pills I took. I’m not really a happy flier until I can catch a nap aloft. Until then I’m on the edge of queasy. After that I’m fine. Unfortunately I’m too big a guy to fit the typical airline seat with enough space to settle in for a snooze. But I’ll give United credit; I had several inches of knee/leg room to spare. The seat wasn’t wide, but with the arm rests up and small thin people next to me I managed. I remember a BWI flight to Grenada 12 years ago with my knees jammed into the seat in front of me for hours, while my bottom went numb from the rock hard, child sized seat, while the plane tried to bounce loose every rivet it was made with from all the rough air. I thought that nightmare would never end. Well, not on the ground in one happy piece.

So ... I haven’t watched a news report nor seen more than 60 seconds of TV in a week. No internet, no nothing. I hear a couple of volcanoes have gone off, Etna and another one down in Indonesia or someplace? And I’m sure Odingdong is up to his usual blatant stupidity and tricks. Right now, I really don’t care. I’m still driving on the left, zooming up and down Queen’s Highway, in search of more fresh fruit to mix into this cheap bottle of Ricardo’s Gold Rum. On an island where everything cost three times as much as it does in the USA, Ricardo’s sells for $9 per liter. Cheaper than dirt. Fresh ripe bananas right off the tree, add a mango, squeeze in a lime, smash it all up and throw in some pineapple juice, add enough Ricardo’s until it’s waaay too strong, then add handfuls of ice. Blend. Rum smoothie punch for everyone!


one of the most perfect beaches on earth, Cape Santa Maria Resort, Long Island Bahamas


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I have never seen this lady perform or heard her sing, or whatever it is she does. I only know of her from the newspapers and then only at a glance as I have no interest. She belongs to another age group.
But this article today really caught my eye and convinced me beyond any doubt, not that I ever doubted it, that more than a generation has been brainwashed and dumbed down. 

How the hell could anyone with a working brain accuse someone of the ever popular and growing use of the ‘R’ word, simply due to a costume worn on stage.

There is just NO HOPE I don’t believe, that things will improve. Because the idiots who think like what the article describes, are in turn going to or already are, bringing up the next generation of idiots.

Take a look.

Katy Perry accused of racism after dressing as a geisha at the AMAs

By Mike Larkin

She thrilled her fans when she dressed as a geisha during a tour of Japan earlier this month.

But Katy Perry has been accused of being racist after wearing an almost identical costume for her opening performance at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

A host of watchers took to Twitter to accuse the popstrel of ‘appropriating culture’ due to her colourful performance of Unconditionally at the beginning of the show.

One viewer called Nathan Hatcher tweeted: ‘Oh, good. Katy Perry is dressed as a geisha. I was afraid her sharp vocals would outshine her racism.’

Another offended was Shaina Cooper, who wrote: ‘As soon as I turn on the awards, Katy Perry dressed as a geisha...What did we tell y’all about race appropriation smfh.’

One even likened it to Julianne Hough’s recent blackface storm when they wrote: ‘This is the performance equivalent of an offensive Halloween costume.’


OFF TOPIC: Note to readers.

Not certain about too much posting today. All depends on how the damn pills work or if they work at all.
A tad under the weather.


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/25/2013 at 05:05 AM   
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