Occasional Blips

 ⇒  A geezer and his dog, with their toys.  Actually, the dog belongs to the geezer’s son and his wife in Baltimore, who deserve applause for the rescue of Cricket and the follow up with care and affection.  First dog I’ve ever bonded with, am always glad to see her.  Grumpy and Cricket    (08.18.14)

 ⇒  Human beings are animals.  Evolved, potentially intelligent and creative problem solvers, possessing free will – but basically animals.  With that view comes acknowledgement of the predatory nature of humans, the deep-rooted intensity of which is the flaw betraying that supposed intelligence and free will.  The level at which humans prey on their own, and the belief systems and value systems behind that behavior, demonstrates the collective resistance to evolving beyond this flaw.    (08.03.14)

 ⇒  I’ve owned or leased a lot of different vehicles over the last 40+ years – this one is in my top 5 favorites.  I now really wish I had kept it.  It would still look this good.  2000 Mazda B2000    (07.23.14)

 ⇒  If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.   Dr. Guy McPherson    (07.22.14)

 ⇒  I don’t know about you folks, but all the world news lately has me often thinking that all us earthlings should be quickly working on our bucket lists.    (07.20.14)

 ⇒  If you like innovative and one of a kind gadgets, gizmos, and other oddities, check out the Grommet.    (05.09.14)

 ⇒  Evidence in the news infers the national election engine of madness is about to kick it’s spewing of mud, lies, and general bullshit up a significant notch.  Hillarmungis is making noise.  Not yet clear who its opposition will be.  I’m hoping for crime boss Christie from Jersey, for both the humor in it all, and the hope a contest between these two self-serving idiots will wake up the population to the mess we’ve all been wallowing around in.    (05.08.14)

 ⇒  Connecticut ex-Governor Rowland has let me down hard.  I supported him through his first brush with the law years ago, which resulted in jail time.  I did so because I then believed he didn’t do anything that bad that others at his level were also getting away with, and because his take down was politically motivated.  I supported him post-incarceration as he slowly came back into prominence in the private sector, seemingly doing good things.  But this morning’s Waterbury Republican headline says “ROWLAND INDICTED”, in very big letters, for 7 counts of breaking election laws in two separate elections since his release from prison.  Like the last time, dollars were involved.  Fool me once…

 ⇒  A troubled teen goes on a stabbing spree within a school, injuring 22 innocent people.  Ok, so when do the cries for National Knife Control begin?  Shall I turn in my steak knives now?  Will restaurants soon be required to serve their steaks already cut into mouth size chunks?  Will the bedding in our homes be periodically searched by the police for shivs?  If “No” to any of the above, why not?  Come on – let’s get those knees a’ jerkin’.

 ⇒  Did you know that use of the word “thug” may now be racist?  Post game comments from an NFL player tried to make it so.  The Twitter world reacted strongly, most finding the added association to the word’s meaning ridiculous – even by some of those most vocally against racism.  See the player’s view.  Thug? Racist?

 ⇒  Amusing political jabs and barbs aimed at the most conservative of the conservative.  AOTD

Previous years blips are available in The Blips Archive:  2013