Monday, August 15, 2022

Hillary/Trump FBI Raids.. Huge Difference In Talking Points

The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.

There are none so blind who cannot see themselves.
Rand Paul calls for repeal of Espionage Act after Trump FBI search
"Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for the repeal of the Espionage Act on Saturday, saying it was an "egregious affront to the 1st Amendment."

There's no lengths these deceitful humans won't go to trying to protect Trump. I'm not saying Biden is a box of chocolates​ but citizens deserve a lot better then we are being offered as an alternative. I sincerely hope in 2024 voters will be able to vote for someone they can be proud of. We need a new breed of leadership unlike seen before.
Here's how I feel about that..


Sunday, August 14, 2022

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Two Of The Best Local Performance Groups

My thanks to Service Electric Cable TV for making this last video possible. They are generous to share many of their videos on YouTube to none cable subscribers. Probably one of the few cable companies in the United States who professionally broadcast tons of local sports and entertainment events. Still family owned.

I might add this video shows a Bethlehem Musikfest tradition that continues to this day. It may not be the biggest revenue generator nor most most popular. However steeped in the deep history of where it all began.. LOCALLY!

Been Using Your Can Opener Wrong?

Joe Biden Ice Cream Scandal


Friday, August 12, 2022

NARA Debunks Trump Claims About Obama, Classified Docs
National Archives Rebuts Baseless Donald Trump Statements
"The agency said it “assumed exclusive legal and physical custody of Obama Presidential records when President Barack Obama left office in 2017, in accordance with the Presidential Records Act (PRA).”

The statement further said that classified records from the Obama presidency are located in a NARA facility in Washington, D.C., and are not under the 44th president’s control.

“NARA moved approximately 30 million pages of unclassified records to a NARA facility in the Chicago area where they are maintained exclusively by NARA. Additionally, NARA maintains the classified Obama Presidential records in a NARA facility in the Washington, DC, area,” the statement said. “As required by the PRA, former President Obama has no control over where and how NARA stores the Presidential records of his Administration."

I given up a long time ago trying to keep up with all the crap that comes out of Donald's mouth. I assume anything and everything he says is FOS unless someone proves otherwise. For a hoot I posted this today because it keeps coming up in my feeds so I thought I'd pass it along.

The time I took to post this Donald probably had two or three more brain farts not worthy fact checking.

What I'm Leaving Behind

A greater legacy then myself.
I'm proud of my step-daughter who has been an ICU nurse for almost 30 years, She's treated countless Covid patients before she transferred to now treat patients in recovery from surgeries. Her husband a highly skilled oncologist who treats cancer patients for a major medical facility. Two wonderful twin granddaughters whom seem to be on a greater path then I once was.

My Stepson who has spent 40 years as an emt and now a dispatcher for Medivac and still does occasional ambulance runs. His son who has done musicals and sings off and on publicly. Has a steady job which will help support his social teacher wife getting married soon. My stepson's daughter and her husband who both worked steadily since high school. Now raising their own son who is emotionally challenged with all the devotion they can provide.

A wife who always has been faithful and encouraging no matter my faults.

An old man's lament.
In other words, leaving a greater world behind then myself. Not everyone is fortunate enough to leave behind people who can make this world a better place. I consider myself fortunate. I never considered myself able to imagine such was possible through my own efforts. For that I am grateful.

I have no other reason posting this other then to let it be said sometimes we don't appreciate the good fortunes we've had in our lives and those who will carry on in this world beyond us. I've may not have contributed much. Knowing I might have added to this world in some unknown way brings me peace in-so-much that I haven't added to this world's misery.

Hopefully I will have many more years left looking forward to more of the same.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Another Favorite Music Video Of Mine

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
The Gothic Theater in Denver November 2013

If a performer is lucky enough there will be one time where everything comes together. This, I feel, is the one time there will be no greater venue then when it occurred.

My grandson Scotty performing this same tune at a bar in South Bethlehem
Whatcha think?

I Have No Cell Phone Get Over It

I've been going through this crap for a long time. Three of my prior YouTube accounts I can no longer log onto w/o one. So I'm locked out of them since they cannot send text to my landline. Everywhere I log onto (including the Google account for this blog) they nag me for one. What kind of hell is this!

My latest round was with one of the banks we do business with. They insist my phone number be a mobile one. I called service. Transferred twice ending up with the person stating it's impossible for him to tell the system otherwise since it's their default. Nor will they allow me to delete it. So far I can still log on to their site to do business and receive email updates but otherwise I'm SOL
Since I am retired I don't need a cell phone. I get along perfectly fine talking to people. The hell with texts they suck when trying to communicate properly. Nor do I want apps I'll never use And I'm sure as hell not going to spend another $30 a month on up (in addition to my landline) just to satisfy their idiotic desires.

I suppose no matter how I complain I'll never get that through their thick heads. How can people sit around a room with people talking while half are ignoring the rest of the room totally occupied by their cells?

Surely I can't be the only one who feels this way.

Monday, August 8, 2022

World's FOS

I'm coming to conclusion the whole world is full of shit.
(1) I've paid over $10,000 into car insurance over several years. Called in a $500 claim which would not satisfy my deductible. Waited 2 weeks.. nothing. Email bounced back. Voice mail ignored. Sent cancel claim notice. Less then 2 hours later they canceled claim per my request. Quite amazing since they wouldn't acknowledge our existence otherwise. The collision repair shop wants to charge us $200 (1 1/2 hours labor) for a simple slide and snap part that would take me less then 5 minutes to put in place if they would allow me to do it myself. Another $200 to paint the part (which they probably could get in the proper color via the VIN#). Another $79 for a light that isn't damaged. To top it off wait 6 more weeks to do even that!

(2) Medicare Part D scam. Deductible now is $500 before they even begin to pay partial coverage. Company that owns my coverage also owns the pharmacy. Likely next year it could go well beyond $500. Isn't that like nearly a $50 a month increase over 2 years ago? I was told by my doctor the two meds she ordered would be covered my Medicare. Sure enough.. after I satisfy my $500 deductible and my $200 portion for the prescription. COVERAGE MY ASS!

(3) We're using about 10% less gas, water and electric. Yet bills 20% higher. So these companies are making more despite their costs going down. What the hell!

Then there's those robocalls with fake ID's. The list goes on and on. I will not whine further other then to say the world right now is very much FOS (especially politicians).

So that's my mood for today. So many people trying to be tricky. More arsholes then I can count. I don't want to be pissy can I not?

Sunday, August 7, 2022

US Senate Democrats Push Ahead On $430bn Drug, Energy Bill
US Senate Democrats push ahead on $430bn drug, energy bill
"Republicans have promised to do everything they can to stall or block the bill, with Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday calling the legislation, “this jihad they’re on to tax and spend.” But Democrats are betting that they can ram it through the Senate, using an arcane and complicated “reconciliation” procedure allowing passage without any Republican support in a 50-50 split Senate.

An arduous process that could extend into early next week and will see senators offer amendment after amendment in a time-consuming “vote-a-rama.”

Is there a damn thing Republicans won't do to try and make Democrats fail no matter whatever endeavor they set about on in every turn? Vote on the damn bill and get it over with already. All this bullshit is nothing more then that.. utter bullshit. No wonder nothing gets done.

Everything they are doing changes nothing. It's an exercise that serves no other purpose then to piss Democrats off. Everything they end up doing will end up with either a passage of the bill or not. What a bunch of arsholes!

Senate Dems pass long-awaited climate, tax and health care bill
"The majority party guided the legislation they'd labored over for more than a year through a 15-hour vote-a-rama, a last-minute snag with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and several rules challenges...

...The core of the legislation includes lowering some prescription drug prices, providing more than $300 billion into climate change and clean energy and imposing a 15 percent minimum tax on large corporations, plus a new 1 percent excise tax on stock buybacks. The bill also increases IRS enforcement and extends Obamacare subsidies through the 2024 election."