Friday, March 30, 2018

Ray O'Connell Is Allentown's New Mayor

I'm sure just about everyone has heard by now Ray O'Connell was selected by council as Allentown's new mayor. I've put off posting about this till I had the opportunity to skim through as many sites as possible to see the various reactions. They were exactly like I expected.

Trolls and naysayers always do what I expect them to. Rip apart the guy and council members before they left Friday's meeting. 99.9% of these people are low information people who spouted more inaccuracies then I could ever hope to catalog here. So too offering no good ideas of their own. Many of the comments were bashing liberals in the city about their intolerance and hatred of all things conservative while doing just exactly that after Ray's appointment. Hypocritical much?

Only about 10% came out to vote in Lehigh County in the 2017 local elections. Look if you guys don't want to show up and want somebody else to run the show shut up when they do. You had your chance.

I truly believe it wouldn't have mattered if Jesus Christ himself came back and was appointed to run the city. People would still be spoiling for a fight. After all look how that turned out for him the first time.

The good news is Ray will be lucky to see more then 5 people show up at regular council meetings to complain. The vast majority will continue to remain in their cocoons on social media howling at the moon. So too conservatives whining offering no one to run against Democrats like they've done for years. They instead blaming everyone but themselves for their failure. Maybe they should push for a special council to look into this, eh?

Now if we were truly reasonable people we should want to move on from all this bickering and turmoil Allentown has undergone. Let Ray push on till the next election. It isn't as if he was appointed mayor for life. Chill.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Stormy Daniels, Who Gives A...

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Says He Would Consider A Settlement In Trump Case
"Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, said on Wednesday morning that he would consider settling the case."

Gee who would have seen this coming. I am certainly no fan of Donald Trump but no one gives one iota who he did or did not have sex with. The lawyer, Donald and the porn star are all the same class of money grabbers. They all deserve each other and whatever wrought they bring upon one another. Same goes with all the cable news channels who are in the same bed with them looking to cash in. Each are looking for a payout who could care less about what best serves the average person living in this country.

I truly wish everyone would focus on what affects us more importantly. Who gives a crap about them. Let's talk about Social Security, Medicare, our debt crises nationally, statewide and locally. The overburden of taxes. The federal government is about to impose tariffs we all will have to pay for while our national debt is ignored. Cops who are going Rambo in far too many cases. Our food and waters being poisoned by chemical overuse. Farm land being swallowed up. Unparalleled divisiveness between conservatives and liberals. You name it-- we have a problem with it that needs solving

Will there ever come a point the American people wake up and realize they are being played against one another by distraction from what really matters? The common bond we each share with one another in our daily lives. It ain't about guns, whether one is a Republican or Democrat. What it really boils down to is are we going to let these divisive clowns fool us into believing we all don't want the same things for ourselves while they accumulate both power and money while driving us apart?

Are You, You?

Watch this video and I shall explain why I asked that question.

So okay, suppose teleportation was possible and we are nothing more then a teleported image of our original selves. Does that mean we are who we think we are or just some sort of image of our true self whom we think we to be?

Would one necessarily have to exclude (eliminate) the other?
In other words could our original self coexist at the same time in a separate place?
If so could the two (original and replicate) ever meet?

Religion tells us we were formed in the image of the creator. Could we be nothing more then a product of some superior being's replicator machine fashioned after one of the many facets of itself?

Who knows maybe I AM THE CREATOR and all the rest of you are nothing more then a product of my dreams. Engaging in mental masturbation while asleep, if you will :-)

Reminder To Self
My pharmacy called.

It's time to refill my meds.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

NRA Received Foreign Donations

NRA Admits to Receiving Foreign Donations...
"the organization has acknowledged that they accept money from foreign political entities for their advocacy work. They insist, however, that these donations had nothing to do with the 2016 election.

The FEC has been looking into the NRA’s financial affairs after learning that they have taken contributions from Russian nationals with ties to Vladimir Putin. "

Not so Red, White And Blue after all are they!

Nice to know Putin is so concerned about our constitutional rights.

How American of Russia to want us to be well armed.

U.S. Needs To Borrow $294 Billion This Week

CNN (03/27/2018)
The US needs to borrow almost $300 billion this week
"The United States plans to sell about $294 billion of debt, according to the Treasury Department. That's the highest for a week since the record set during the 2008 financial crisis.

Federal revenue is declining because of President Trump's tax cuts, so the government needs to borrow more to make ends meet."

Monday, March 26, 2018

Looking Forward To 'Roseanne' Reboot

We always enjoyed the original series so we're looking forward to this one as well. This is coming along just in time as ABC wraps up the other show we enjoyed watching, 'The Middle'. What we like about both is they pretty much represent the unvarnished truth about how families get along behind closed doors.

New episodes on ABC begin on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8PM

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Rick Santorum Again Being Asshole

TPM: "Instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that– where there is a violent shooter."

Does this apply to police, and fire services too?
Are these kids and we suppose to grab a gun and fire hose as well to save ourselves?

Are we to expect government which collects taxes from us to do nothing?

No wonder Ricky is no longer in office. Fair and just governments were formed to help provide for peoples' needs. Any such government which fails to provide for people within will find itself no longer in favor. Take from that what you will.

Trump Wants His GD Wall No Matter What!

TRUMP SENT THIS TEXT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO CONGRESS RIGHT AFTER SIGNING THE BUDGET"Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Issued on: March 23, 2018

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

In accordance with SECTION 7058(d) of division K of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625; the “Act”), I hereby designate as an emergency requirement all funding so designated by the Congress in the Act pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d).

The details of this action are set forth in the enclosed memorandum from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Here I'll make it easy for ya
Donald wants to take money away from newly approved defense budget to pay for his wall.

God knows what he'll take from where if he gets away with this. The BALANCED BUDGET AND EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT OF 1985--(Part C) describes the "EMERGENCY POWERS TO ELIMINATE DEFICITS IN EXCESS OF MAXIMUM DEFICIT AMOUNT". This wall could be only he beginning.

See this is what can happen when congress does deficit spending. If he pulls this off it could hand Donald the power and excuse to cut spending to all the other things he doesn't like in the budget if he doesn't get his way.

Congress needs to get off their asses and take back their power before Trump takes it from them.

Email I Received From An Old Geezer (Humor)

'Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'

'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. All the food was slow. I explained. Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.' By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card. In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck. Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.

I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 9. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; It came back on the air at about 6 AM. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home but milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers— I delivered a newspaper, 7 days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which I got to keep 2 cents. I had to get up at 6AM every morning. On Saturday, I had to collect the 49 cents from his customers. My favorite customers were the ones who gave me 50 cents and told me to keep the change. My least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

How many do you remember?
Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Older Than Dirt Quiz
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about--- Ratings at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show
     and were there until TV shows started again in the morning.
     (there were only 3 channels... [if you were fortunate])
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S& H green stamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!

Squirrel Problems (Humor)

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will.

At the Baptist church the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a water-slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.

The Lutheran church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God's creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water-slide.

But the Catholic church came up with a very creative strategy! They baptized all the squirrels and made them members of the church. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter.

Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue; they took the first squirrel and circumcised him. They haven't seen a squirrel since.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

To Be An American (Music Video)

Jack Black sings "To Be An American" from "The Polka King"

The Polka King, Netflix Original Film,
starring Jack Black as JAN LEWAN (based in Hazelton, Pa.)

As Donald Trump continues to sidetrack us with his woes let us not forget those lives whose are far more affected. A few months ago all we heard about was DACA and immigration issues. These days it's become all about poor old Donald's mostly self created problems. I truly believe those coming here are seeking to escape violence. Not otherwise as Donald would have us believe.

U.S. citizens once again will have a chance to demonstrate we are a much different nation then what Donald and his pundits imagines it to be in the upcoming elections. Hopefully I won't be disappointed in my fellow Americans if the outcome should turn out otherwise.

I am 100% of the belief the way you win the world over to our side is through admiration and desire to join and become part of one great compassionate and caring society the United States presents to each individual throughout the world. Not out of fear of our military. Violence only begets more violence.

It's up to each and every one us to make a change.
Let us not kid ourselves otherwise.

Send a clear message in the next election. We are a very different people then Donald Trump and his ilk represent. We are not that. We are a nation made of caring compassionate peoples not only unto ourselves but to all peoples.

That's how you beat Russia, China and or other nations in the game for world dominance.

Living With A Hernia (Music Video)

"Weird Al" Yankovic (1986)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Trump Is Playing With Fire

You can't screw these many powerful people. Those who's lives, families and reputations were destroyed without him expecting some sort of payback. How do you think of the rest in FBI feel knowing you are gunning for them? These are not the kind of people he should being screwing with. They have unlimited resources to his and his family's possible dirty dealings. This will not turn out well for him.

Comey's got a book deal and I assume shortly too so shall McCabe and Rex Tillerson. I wouldn't be taking victory laps if I were he.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Paddy and Mick get a pilot to fly them to Canada to hunt moose. They bag six. As Paddy and Mick start loading the plane for the return trip, the pilot says, "The plane can only take four of those." The two lads object strongly. "Last year we shot six and the pilot let us put them all on board; he had the same plane as yours."

Reluctantly, the pilot gives in and all six are loaded. However, even with full power the little plane can't handle the load and down it goes and crashes in the middle of nowhere. A few moments later, climbing out of the wreckage, Paddy asks Mick, "Any idea where we are?"

"I think we're pretty close to where we crashed last year," says Mick.
* * * * *

Paddy & Mick find three grenades, so they take them to a police station. Mick: "What if one explodes before we get there?" Paddy: "We'll lie and say we only found two"!
* * * * *

Paddy says to Mick, "Christmas is on a Friday this year" Mick says "Let's hope it's not the 13th."
* * * * *

Joe says to Paddy: "Close your curtains the next time you're having sex with your wife. The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday. "Paddy says: "Well the joke's on them because I wasn't even at home yesterday"!
* * * * *

Paddy says to Mick - I'm ready for a holiday, only this year I'm going to do it a bit different.

3 years ago I went to Spain and Mary got pregnant. 2 years ago I went to Italy and Mary got pregnant. Last year I went to Majorca and Mary got pregnant.

Mick asks - So what are you going to do this year?
Paddy replies, - This time I'll take her with me
* * * * *

An Irish daughter had not been home for over 5 years. Upon her return, her Father cursed her heavily. 'Where have ye been all this time, child? Why did ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old Mother thru?'

The girl, crying, replied, 'Sniff, sniff... Dad... I became a prostitute.'

'Ye what!? Get out a here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a disgrace to this Catholic family.'

'OK, Dad.. As ye wish. I only came back to give mum this luxurious fur coat, title deed to a ten bedroom mansion, plus a $5 million savings certificate. For me little brother, this gold Rolex. And for ye Daddy, the sparkling new Mercedes limited edition convertible that's parked outside plus a membership to the country club ... (takes a breath) .... And an invitation for ye all to spend New Year's Eve on board my new yacht in the Riviera.'

'What was it ye said ye had become?' says Dad.

Girl, crying again, 'A prostitute, Daddy! Sniff, sniff.'

'Oh! My Goodness! Ye scared me half to death, girl! I thought ye said a Protestant! Come here and give yer old Dad a hug!

Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!'

Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

Paddy looked up again and said, 'Never mind, I found one.


An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut . The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.

He says, 'Sir, have you been drinking?'

'Just water,' says the priest.

The trooper says, 'Then why do I smell wine?'

The priest looks at the bottle and says, 'Good Lord! He's done it again!'


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Is John Morganelli A GOP In Dem Clothing?

'Crooks &' posted this-- "Morganelli is not a Democrat. He has demonstrated that his values and policies align with Trump and fellow Republicans. Should Pennsylvania Democrats vote for him in the primary, they will be electing a wolf in sheep's clothing to represent them."

I'm posting this link w/o comment. I'll leave it up to voters after reading the article to decide for themselves.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Universe A Hologram?

This is the kind of stuff that blows my mind. This theory would explain a few things.

(1) If we wanted to find the center of the universe you'd think all we'd have to do it trace back to where the big bang occurred. In defiance of logic the center of the universe doesn't exist. THIS VIDEO explains why. People assume matter was ejected from an explosion into space. However this was not so because space itself hadn't existed. Both are one and the same therefore there can be no before or after since time didn't yet exist. Further proof is everywhere we look (in any direction) the same density of galaxies exist. Since there is no greater density in one direction then the other it's not possible to trace back to find a greater or lesser number indicating a center..

(2) Which brings me back to finding we just might be living on the cusp of a black hole's event horizon. If this is so we are nothing but a recording of all that exist outside of where we exist. Think about it. (a) Every star system is of equal density outside our surroundings. (b) The universe appears nearly frozen in time from our vantage point. (c) We've observed no other beings. Wouldn't this be so if we were little more then existing frozen in time to the outside universe.

Here's Another Theory I've Always Held
We've been told the universe only existed 13.5 billion light years across since the so-called big bang. I always disputed that. THIS VIDEO seems to support my hypothesis that we have no idea how old it really is. The video explains some galaxies are moving away faster then the speed of light-- meaning their photons (limited to the speed of light) will never get here. Thus there could be an infinite number of galaxies beyond 13.5 billion light years. We just can't see them.

Wait you say, "I thought nothing could move beyond the speed of light?" I would respond by stating it would be more correct to state "we can observe nothing beyond the speed of light". That being so doesn't rule out the possibility of it being possible elsewhere. Time's existence can be said to be limited by how it's measured within one's locale. This possibility of living on an event horizon of a black hole would mean all bets would be off. To someone outside a black hole it would appear we're frozen in time. To us living here it most certainly would not.

Yes indeed time is a tricky thing. We measure time as a series of relationships. Certainly those experiences would be far different within a black hole opposed to outside of one. Therefore time becomes rather meaningless when we talk of such things. In fact quantum physics says objects can be several places at the same "time". It's only when we observe one object the others disappear. So it may very well be we are living frozen on the fringe of a black hole where all can exist at the same "time". Just as it may be also likely our universe extends far beyond anything we could imagine. Not limited to just 13.5 billion light years.

There is a quote in the bible book of Daniel which gives us a clue about this time thing. Where it says one day with God is as of a thousand years of men. If you do the math it equates to nearly the speed of light. The bible speaks to God as a being of light. I'm fairly certain they were speaking of God The Creator. Question then becomes what is the essence of God himself eternal beyond creation (of time and matter)?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

We The People In Order To Form A More Perfect Union

Should outlaw and abolish all political parties.

I'm of the mind the only reason the two major parties still exist is for the benefit of people too stupid and lazy to understand who/what they're voting for. Just imagine the panic on voters faces if they picked candidates not knowing to which party they belonged. Heaven forbid if voters actually had do a little research on their own instead of religiously voting for the big 'R" or 'D". Ever see those prank street interviews where people didn't have a clue which candidate said what?

As I scroll through the countless comments the majority lump every politician as if they were fighting the civil war. Either their favored candidate is wearing a red hat or blue hat allowing for nothing in-between. I'd be certain more then a few would be surprised to find out some Republicans actually favor DACA and strengthening Social Security. They might equally be surprised to learn over 15 Democrats right now are cosponsoring legislation in favor of deregulating wall street banks. So too liberals in the Senate joined the Republicans passing one of the largest defense spending measures ever for 2019 The vote count was 89 to 8. Just because someone votes for a Republican or Democrat doesn't mean they are going to get what they're expecting. So too some so-called Republicans and Democrats are so far off the charts with their wacky ideas they shouldn't be allowed to call themselves a member of either party.

The second part of this consideration for elimination are the legislators themselves. Many of them hold their nose forced to vote for things their party says they have to. Even those bills they don't agree with.

The third consideration is election fairness. Think about the pointlessness of gerrymandering if partisanship no longer existed. Face it voters are getting screwed when grouped together in certain voting districts just to swing the electoral counts in favor of one party or another. This doesn't serve voters well in what we like to think as being a honest democracy.

Far as I'm concerned political parties are an obstacle to a greater democracy. Not an enhancement to it. Either major party can be bought off by big donors. Without central party headquarters it would be much harder for these donors to single out each candidate in every district. Currently the political parties act as a conduit making it easier for the high rollers to target where their money goes for them. Ideally we should end this practice by eliminating these two major parties. These two are the reasons why we're seeing so much divisiveness.

Some will argue people can make the change by voting for 3rd party candidates. Hate to break the news. Check the historical records. It ain't never going to happen that way. Course neither is the elimination of political parties considering it would take members themselves from both parties to agree to it. Yeah that's likely to happen only when the sun goes out and Earth goes extinct. Hey, I didn't say it "could happen". I only said it "should happen".

Warning: Strong Language

Well as long as I'm "Wishing For Fishes"....

Rick Springfield (2015)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

Allentown City Council Addresses Pawlowski Bullying

Allentown City Council Press Conference On March 1, 2018 (5:00 PM)

Video Courtesy Of "Lehigh Valley Caffeinated"

When I sometimes begin to feel empathy towards the mayor's woes it's things like these that make me understand why he deserves none. Thanks to the 'LV Caffeinated' group for recording this.

Things Said In Trial Courts (Humor)

I thought with the Allentown Mayor's trial being what everyone's talking about--what could be more appropriate then some courtroom humor.

From a book called "Disorder In The Court"- by Charles M. Sevilla (Published In 1992)
Here are a few excerpts from the book of things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters. Check out the book. There's plenty more.

ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.

ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 20, very close to your IQ.

ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid

ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

ATTORNEY: ALL of your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you attend?

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

An Appliance Recycling Idea

Use Your Broken Microwave For A Mailbox