“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
~ Anton Chekhov
I don’t have to tell you guys here,but the world is headed for climactic disaster.Severe,storms,ocean levels rising,etc .Governments have their collective heads up their asses.It is all about money of course.They will rebuild Texas and Florida.I doubt that they will help off shore in Peurto Rico or the other Islands.
They may bring in some new building codes,but it will only be a bandaid.There is no political will for real solutions.
There is no political will for real solutions.
exactly! this is where our neo-feudal corporate-fascism leads us and nowhere else!
Real solutions? Maybe 20 or 30 years ago they could have mitigated it somehow, if they had the will, like they did with the hole in the ozone; with drastic, immediate reductions in CFC’s, worldwide. Full stop. But there’s no stopping the freight train now, because it’s happening right now. The permafrost is already melting and the methane trapped within is thirty times as strong a greenhouse gas as anything a car or a factory could bletch out. There’s a tipping point, you see. Those “solutions” are the bandaids, they make people feel good but they are minuscule in impact and scope. Humanity is arguing over the most effective way to jerk off. Right hand or left?
Q…What the fuck is wrong with most republicans in government? It must take a certain kind of a sense of entitlement and a dogged belief in their own self worth that allows them to consider people who struggle everyday as not important as them,and more importantly,their money men.
How else can one explain their total disregard of the cost of the misery this latest insult of a bill will bring?There is a reckoning coming,John McCain is the point of the spear.
Trump will surely not last his first term.America will be better for it.Pence is not guilt free either.Brace yourselves my friends
Hiya X-man..Yup, shit’s gonna hit the fan….8-)
Oh, the eternal consolations of France, how satisfying they are. I am always happy when I am reminded of them.
The headline on the New York Times story was “Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea.” In a Facebook comment about the piece, there was this laconic response from one Martina Vialard to the threatened apocalypse: “Il ne fera rien,” or “He will do nothing.”
There it is: the immortal, the inimitable French shrug, expression of the wisdom of a people who has seen it all and refuses to be rattled by hyperbole, seduced by blandishment or surprised by folly.
The purest expression of this shrug lies in the word “bof.” It conveys the contemptuous French dismissal of, say, a politician’s affair, and is the best retort I know to the hyperventilating, nasty outrage that has become the lingua franca of the social media age.
“Bof, c’est normal” — it’s normal, people more often reveal their weaknesses than discover the better angels of their nature. Trump — he of the small hands — dreams of a gigantic mushroom cloud. Normal, get used to it.
Trump, of course, is not a normal president. He called Kim a “madman”; he should know. So I am happy that the European leader with whom Trump seems to have the strongest rapport is Macron, who can bring his country’s wisdom on “the human basics” to bear on Trump’s wild leanings. French antennae for the normal are also useful in detection of the abnormal.
Once upon a time I took a cab from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport and got stuck in traffic. It was a gorgeous morning, clear sky, spring in the air. I remarked on the beauty of the day to the driver. He turned to me and said:
“Bof, ça ne va pas durer, Monsieur,” – yeah, it won’t last, Sir. Nor will Trump. Il ne fera rien.
HIM is a boftard..’Mornin’, sweetie.. ❤ ❤ & S!S!S!….8-)
Dotard now the world is running to the dictionary 4 EEEEE ❤ ❤
Americans have baseball, the French have contempt.
Yes and that Donald the buffoon is triggering that.
Sports?!–We have the N.effing.L, ffs..Hiya Darth..Holdin’ out OK?….8-)
All good here, thanks. What’s up?
‘Mornin’, Realmsters!..CAWFEFE!!..Happy Caturday!–and End-of-the-world Day..We’re in the middle of record-breaking high temps week..Gotta get chores done before the sun gets too high in the sky..Cuppa-cuppa!….8-)
I think today’s “the day” that xristian “numerologist” told us would be -THE END-!
Forget the end of the world, you don’t get them chores done Mrs.4EEEE Will take you out first.
I dragged her butt out to look at some flowers and I got a pass, now..Howz work & the lovely MrsJH?….8-)
Work is work decide to benefit others and enslave me. Earlier I had made her breakfast now she’s giving me the look “what’s for dinner suka?!”
Heat? We’re just about to get snow. Have fun, enjoy it while it lasts.
Hi Peeps, waz happening/
Being that it is Saturday, I Think not much… Donald Trump works less, if such a thing is possible, on the weekends—of course, Twitter notwithstanding.
I’m watching baseball..HI FI !!….8-)
See? It’s working already.
I feel a nap comin’ on….8-)
A sammich and espresso, so all is right with the universe.
I had a perfect clip but YouTube blocked it, so here is Santa eating a big ass sandwich.
A pound a bag for horse manure?!..For sheep manure, maybe..HI FI !!….8-)
Cool mural! Hi there, Fi!
I’ve heard of that stuff too.
She’s going to be like that every time she sees snow.
Dogs in snow, a tiny little bit of good in the world (cuz dogs luv to play in the snow).
Illuminati hobos! We’re doomed!
there’s somethin ya don’t see everyday!
Make that $400M and we have a deal..Oh, and don’t worry about any lawyers–just go nuts….8-)
better yet they’ll “send it to the states” so they can do that whole crony-capitalism thing and “compete” against each other to push her down for less&less!, Murica!
Free market is right there in the Constitution, donchaknow..Hiya MS….8-)
the whole WRONG idea that it’s somehow “sacred” and holy-saint-ron brought it down from the mountaintop penned by GOD-himself… Nope the founders themselves said it should be examined and altered as needed, and maybe often! So let it be done!
Like the $100M failed 60-plus attempts before that??….8-)
“The Divje Babe Flute is a cave bear femur pierced by spaced holes that was found in 1995 at the Divje Babe archeological park located near Cerkno in northwestern Slovenia. It has been suggested that it was made by Neanderthals as a form of musical instrument, its hole spacing and alignment leading to its being labeled a “Neanderthal flute”. Slovenian archeologist Mitja Brodar, however, argues that it was made by Cro-Magnons as an element of Central European Aurignacian culture. A form of flute, it is possibly the world’s oldest known musical instrument. Despite alternative hypotheses suggesting it was formed by animals, the artifact remains on prominent public display in the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana as a Neanderthal flute.”
Cro-Magnons! always trying to steal Neanderthal’s fire 😀
Maybe it was the bracket for a u-bolt….8-)
Trump Says ‘Melania Really Wanted to Be With’ Irma First Responders—While She’s Standing Right There
meth addled…. (or whatever else they have him on to try and keep him from blowing up the world!)
She told him she’s not going if Ivanka goes, so he just assumed… ….8-)
Plot twist: The real Melania was at the Stepford facility for a reboot.
that must be it!
This is a great article. See what happens when political monopolies end? Now imagine the same against our duopoly.
Yes and Mexico does not want America`s help although they try to be the first res ponders during Houston and Florida mess.
Hey Little Sparta
Are you posting live from the ‘Global Citizen concert’?
While I do like a chain smokers, I’m done with “feel good” social BS. From now on I’m about Numero Uno—the people have shown me who they are, and I detest them. Still a free concert is a free concert 😀
How the Directors of ‘Loving Vincent’ Created the World’s First Painted Feature Film https://news.artnet.com/art-world/new-loving-vincent-film-literally-paints-a-picture-of-the-tortured-artists-final-days-1091630
“Six years ago, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman hatched a crazy idea: to create the world’s first painted feature film. The subject? The final days of Vincent Van Gogh.”
“The total number of paintings required to create the hour-and-a-half-long film is staggering. Each shot was translated into one painting—though some longer shots involved multiple canvases—which the artists updated frame by frame according to the action in the shot.
To capture changing backgrounds, facial expressions, and movement, each canvas was re-painted an average of 76 times. Between them, the artists executed a total of 65,000 frames in oil paint.”
I want to watch this.
What I miss?
I dunno–I’m doin’ chores….8-)
Dayum, so late?
I had a sammich.
Who pays that for a burger? Dumb question, I know.
Great song man!
Let us pretend..that America will finally figure out that Trump is a cancer….
Nursing Home Voicemail to Governor Deleted http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/09/22/nursing-home-deaths-deleted-voicemails/
“Hollywood (CBSMiami) – The voicemail messages left on Gov. Rick Scott’s personal cellphone by a Hollywood nursing home where at least 11 people have died following Hurricane Irma, were deleted, according to the governor’s office.
There were a total of four voicemails left during the 36 hours before the first patient died, and they would have been a critical piece of evidence in the ongoing investigation into the patient deaths.
Natasha Anderson, a vice president with The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, says she called the governor’s cellphone to say the nursing home needed “immediate assistance” in restoring the power to their air conditioning system.”
In the week leading up to Irma, Gov. Scott held a series of conference calls with emergency managers as well as hospital and nursing home officials. During those conference calls he gave out his cellphone number and said if any of the healthcare centers experienced trouble they should call him at that number and he would work to resolve their problem.”
Oh, I’m sure it was one of those ‘butt-deleting’ accidents….8-)
pure reich-wing CORRUPTION is what it is! PROSECUTE, and -EXECUTE- the GUILTY!!!
Good morning 🙂
Jack, now I know what you look like. 😆
No freakin’ headlight on his bike??–LOCK HIM UP!….8-)
That’s no wild raccoon, he’s kinfolk!
A couple of lawsuits already in progress, BB….8-)
Oh these SCUM broke a earlier deal right here in my Harrisburg, Pa. I did not know that! Oh I knew they were SCUM, that was obvious, all corporates are the ENEMIES of The People, that couldn’t be clearer. This whole issue is just the essence of Murica today, (so-called) government in collusion with the neo-feudals & corporates AGAINST The People. These SCUM need to be EXECUTED for their crimes. I say no more.
Gutter snipes they are !!
‘Mornin’, Realmsters!..CAWFEFE!!..Happy Sunday–wait, wasn’t the world supposed to end yesterday, David Meade??–Let the backpedaling begin..Cupp-cuppa….8-)
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