Growing Old Sucks!

Closing Thought–31Dec19

My final thought for 2019…….

A friend on mine sent me this in an email and since Christmas Eve is a short day for IST….I thought I would share this for my old farts and for the younger so they can grasp what is ahead for them….

Some senior citizens are being criticized for the present deficiencies of our modern world; real or imaginary, present or past, foreign or domestic.     
We take responsibility for all our actions and omissions; we do not try to blame others for our past imperfections, ignorance or failures.

Our generation saved the World from Fascism, Communism, and Racism, while we raised the Standard of Living, Health Care, and Life Expectancy.

HOWEVER,  upon reflection   , we would like to point out that it was   NOT     senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,

The     pride     out of appearance,  

The     courtesy     out of driving,  

The     romance     out of love,

The     commitment     out of marriage,  

The     responsibility     out of parenthood,  

The     togetherness     out of the family,  

The     learning     out of education,  

The     civility     out of behavior,

The     refinement     out of language,

The     dedication     out of employment,

The     prudence     out of spending,


 And, we DO understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.  



 I’m the life of the party . . . even if it lasts until 8 p.m. 

I’m very good at opening childproof caps . . .     
With a hammer.  

I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up. 

I’m smiling all the time, because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.   

I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.  

I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that’s just my left leg; but I haven’t made my skin look like wall paper or snake skin.

My ears, nose, tongue, or naval haven’t been pieced with metal rings.

I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.  
Yes, I’m a SENIOR CITIZEN, and I think I am having the time of my life! 

Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn’t send it back to them.

Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.  
They won’t remember, even if they did send it. 

Spread the laughter

If you celebrate the new year please drink responsibly and do not drive…..

Be well, be safe

“lego ergo scribo”

A Decade Of Idiocy?

Today not only ends a year but also the end of a decade…..and a helluva decade it has been….

The decade of the 2010s just how will it be remembered?

We aren’t just approaching the end of a very newsy year; we’re approaching the end of a very eventful decade. To mark the occasion, Politico Magazine asked a group of historians to put all that happened over the past 10 years in its proper historical context—and literally write the paragraph that they think will describe the 2010s in American history books written a century from now.

Will the seemingly significant events we have lived through this decade be important in the grand scheme? Are there powerful historical forces playing out that we’re missing? Where will Black Lives Matter, the social media revolution, #MeToo, climate change, Barack Obama and Donald Trump fit into the history books?

Many described the 2010s, in the words of Andrew Bacevich, as an era of “venomous division,” characterized by massive racial, economic and political divisions. Some saw hope in the discord—as a catalyst for much needed reform, soon to come. Still other historians pointed out less-noticed trends—in technology and foreign policy—that will resonate far into the future.

How will the future remember the 2010s? Here’s what the experts had to say:

Let’s be honest…..the decade of the 2010s has been chole full of morons, idiots and buffoons… has been an insufferable decade at best…..

Congrats are in order. We survived to the end of the decade! And if the people detailed in the story you’re about to read have their way, it’ll be one of the last decades anyone survives at all.

Look: It feels like the last ten years has been an endless onslaught by people who are so willfully-ignorant of science, so regressive and backwards, and so unimpeded by the ethics of discovery and innovation, it’s a miracle we haven’t ripped every last follicle out of our heads.

And yet, because we here at Futurism Dot Com are gluttons for punishment, and because we love you, our readers, we sacrificed some brain cells to round up the absolute worst of the people who did the most damage to the Earth, society, and cogent thinking, as well as those who happily trotted alongside them. Please, enjoy, and more than that: Whatever you do, don’t be these people.

But not everything in 2019 was a bummer…..there were a few things that can be said to be positive aspects of the year…..

Impeachment, Trump, impeachment, Trump. It’s hard to think of this year without obsessing about the occupant of the White House. But yes, there were lots of other events going on in the world this year. Some of them were tragic, like the coup in Bolivia, but some are hopeful and move us in a positive direction. Here are ten. Please add more.

Not to worry….the decade of the 2020s can either be an extension of the idiocy of the 2010s or Americans could get a goddamn grip and change the direction of this country to the better.

I feel that we are “Slipping Into Darkness”…..and that reminds me of a song I want to share…..

Tell me….which do you think will it be?

Peace Out!

I Read, I Wrote, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

The Killings Of 2019

As the year come to an end we should look back at 2019 and the record setting year for mass shootings.

It all began just 19 days into the New Year….

The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August.

A database compiled by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University shows that there were more mass killings in 2019 than any year dating back to at least the 1970s, punctuated by a chilling succession of deadly rampages during the summer.

In all, there were 41 mass killings, defined as when four or more people are killed excluding the perpetrator. Of those, 33 were mass shootings. More than 210 people were killed.

Sadly it is NO longer shocking…..even sadder is that these killings have become common place and in doing so has become a so-so event……even the MSM does not dwell on the shootings as it once did.

The new year and the new decade may prove to be yet another record setting time for our gun violence and mass killings.

It is truly sad.

I Read, I Wrote, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”