First Day Of Summer

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

Bed In Summer
Robert Louis Stevenson

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390 Responses to First Day Of Summer

  1. Darth says:

    This is how I’m sending MS his new kindle fire smartypantsphone.

    New FAA commercial drone rules require “pilot certificate”

    “On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its long-anticipated rules for commercial use of small consumer drones. The rules call for a new “remote pilot certificate,” a blanket ban on night flights, and a requirement that all flights remain below 400 feet or within 400 feet of a structure.

    Under the new operational rules, which take effect in August 2016, drone pilots must be at least 16 years old or be supervised by an adult with a remote pilot certificate. The pilot must also maintain “visual line of sight” with the drone at all times, among other requirements. (Personal, or hobbyist, use rules remain unchanged.)

    “This is a huge day for the industry!” Lisa Ellman, a drone lawyer with Hogan Lovells, told Ars. “Long term, this is going to be seen as a watershed moment—the flood gates will now be opened and drone use will be broadly authorized for commercial industry, so we can take advantage of all of their safety and efficiency benefits.”

    • Fancy Jack says:

      Sweet now the single scene just got interesting…Say handsome what do you do for a living, ” well there hotness, I’m a pilot, mumbles quickly–dronepilot.”

    • MSolomon2 says:

      I have a neighbor (not sure which one, but close, within a block apparently) who has a freakin drone! I’ve seen it a few times while out for dog-walkies. It has obnoxious led lights. I’d love to shoot the freakin thing outta-the-sky!

  2. Darth says:

    baby t-rex

  3. Fancy Jack says:


    Nevada Reporter Who Falsely Claimed Sanders Supporters Threw Chairs Just Got What He DeservesZach Cartwright | June 21, 2016

    A veteran political reporter who spread a viral lie demeaning Bernie Sanders delegates at the Nevada convention is now looking for a new job.

    Jon Ralston, who has been called “The biggest fish in Nevada” by Politico, has been let go by PBS after the network cancelled his show “Ralston Live” on Tuesday.

    • Darth says:

      “NPR’s ombudsman admitted the network had made a mistake in trusting Ralston’s reporting.”

      Ouch! when NPR dusts you off, it’s over. What happened to that guy? He used to be okay. It’s like everybody sold out.

    • MSolomon2 says:

      Well PBS did the right thing? Well, well…

  4. Darth says:

    Good thing there’s a sign!

  5. Darth says:

    China wants to share its new space station with the world
    “China is launching a rival to the International Space Station (ISS) – and it wants to share its new toy.

    The China Manned Space Agency and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have announced a partnership that will let UN member states conduct experiments on and even send astronauts to the Chinese space station, due to start operating in the 2020s.

    The UN and China say they are keen to get more nations involved in space activities. “This is an exciting opportunity to further build the space capacity of developing countries and increase understanding of the benefits space can bring to humankind,” said UNOOSA director Simonetta Di Pippo.

    China is excluded from the ISS because of a US government ban on its participation. It’s not clear if the other ISS partners – Russia, Japan, Canada and the member countries of the European Space Agency – will have access to China’s station.

    Later this year China will launch space lab Tiangong-2 to practise the skills needed to build the station.”

  6. fi says:

    Someone has raised Mexican flags all around the perimeter of Donald Trump’s golf course in Scotland.

  7. bebe says:

    Morning, where is Jack ?
    I want my dannon and organic carrots now !

    • bebe says:

      Judith Hill needs to get real work. Before she was Prince’s protege, she was Michael Jackson’s protege. Her languid posed photo definitely shows how shattered she is. How much did she make for this account of Prince’s tabloid splashed near death?

      • Fancy Jack says:

        Sad to say but you have a point. Maybe she’s shopping around for a new “Mentor.”

        • bebe says:

          It is sad…I think so , I wish prince had a will and gave his fortune away to so many needy organization but he was gone to soon.
          Yes look at this come hither pose..not the one with grief 😦

  8. 4E Bern says:

    ‘Mornin’, Realmsters!..CAWFFEEEE!!..Rain coming today..I need to find some blue and some green lilies for my rainbow:

    I was planning a spot for replanting some lilies, but this guy protested–says he lives there or something….8-)

  9. bebe says:

    on my from NYT

  10. 4E Bern says:

    Well, this afternoon we’ll only have three kittehs..Souky has had a long run, but her kidneys are gone and she can’t even make it to the litter pan anymore..We haz a sad….8-)

  11. Fancy Jack says:

    So, I had the TV on and was surfing a bit. on the Food channel, some heavy woman took a pat of butter and munched on it—never heard of some outraged aimed at her, so Paula Deen people do not hate you for “BUTTER” on everything…I think it may be the racist thing.

  12. waverly says:

    Back in the the olden days when newspapers still did investigative journalism. Now extinct.

    • Fancy Jack says:

      There was a brief moment when BLOGS took over that function. Blogs would find the truth and post that leaving out the garbage, but people have rejected the dying medium in favor of HP clone sites that bring nothing but censorship.

      HP fell from grace but it won the war—now everyone is on an HP legacy site.

    • Tío Azúcar says:

      They rocked Boston with their reporting. btw, we loved the Boston accents in the movie.

      • waverly says:

        Saw this in the theater when it first came out. Watching it again on Netflix. Good story, with acting I can appreciate.

  13. Tío Azúcar says:


  14. Tío Azúcar says:

    Jack, any word on Fancy? I miss her.

  15. Tío Azúcar says:

    The goats are leaving today. They’ve been great company and did a wonderful job clearing that brush.

  16. Fancy Jack says:

    I know this post in the hands of a lesser skilled poster would appear a bit racist, just hang in there for a bit.

    This is a direct result of America’s abandonment of taking care of people over corporate interest—in this case the oil industry. While our kids are jammed-up with school debt, Arab nation kids play with the most expensive toys on earth.Toys afforded to them by our oil addiction. We should be leaders in electric cars, not just in concept —-the streets should be packed with electric cars but hey Hummers are still cool no?

    We allow out politicians to make dirty deals that not only hurt the workers but enrich the corporate coffers of a select few in America and foreign powers. Now the latest craze is TRADE DEALS, that will do little for trade as no one over seas seems to BUY AMERICAN—are you still ok with this shit just so a “GLASS CELING” can be broken, so who was it that set that glass celling—let me guess, Bush, Republicans, BERNIE?

  17. Tío Azúcar says:

    Happening now

    Democrats stage sit-in on House floor over gun control
    Just days after four gun control measures failed to pass in the U.S. Senate, House Democrats are staging their own protest on the floor of the lower chamber over firearm safety legislation.

    A group of roughly 60 legislators sat down cross-legged in the middle of the House floor Wednesday, pushing for gun control votes. Some remained standing on the floor.

    The group included civil rights icon Rep, John Lewis, D-Georgia, Kentucky’s Rep. John Yarmuth, and Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut.

    “We can no longer wait,” Lewis said. “We can no longer be patient. So today, we come to the well of the House to dramatize the need for action. Not next month, not next year, but now — today. Sometimes you have to do something out of the ordinary. Sometimes you have to make a way out of no way.”

  18. Tío Azúcar says:

    Gotta go. 4E, my thoughts are with you guys.

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