New Years Day–2021

Another year and another chance for the world to learn humility and stop killing each other…..but will they?

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This will be my only post today for the family gets together on New Years Day for a meal of corned beef, cabbage and black eye peas and probably some cornbread….of course with distancing…..

It is good that I have  huge piece of land that we can be together without being too close….

I would like to wish all my regulars and all those that visit occasionally a very Happy New Year and I hope that 2021 will be a good year for us all.

But the great news we will survive (is that Donna Summer singing in the back of brain?)

Have a great day….Be Well….Be Safe…..

I shall return soon (a promise or a warning you decide)

Peace Be With You

“lego ergo scribo”

Christmas–2020

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Today is my only post for once again I will be spending time with my family…..My job is to cook the ham and the mac and cheese…..all else will be for my daughter and son-in-law.

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It has been a helluva year…..I just hope that my readers can have a great safe day with family and friends….enjoy the food, fun and family.

Try not eat eat too much!

Be Well and Be Safe……

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day.

Peace out my friends.

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In closing I leave you with my favorite Christmas song…..

Peace out my friends.

Closing Thought–24Dec20

The big day is coming…..

Tomorrow is a big day….you decide in what way…….and there has been a food warning issued for those that participate in a holiday tradition….the delicious sounding ‘cannibal sandwich’.

“Cannibal sandwiches” are a holiday tradition in Wisconsin, and if the name alarms you, the state’s health authorities say you’re on the right track. The sandwiches involve raw ground beef, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Saturday issued its “annual reminder” that eating raw meat is never a good idea. Indulging in the sandwiches, also sometimes called “Tiger Meat,” “poses a threat for Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, and Listeria bacteria that can make you sick. (And, no, it doesn’t matter where you buy your beef!)” the department warns. A Milwaukee historian has previously explained to Fox 6 that German, Polish, and other ethnic communities in that area have been indulging in the sandwiches at festive gatherings since the 19th century.

USA Today reports eight outbreaks in the state have been linked to eating raw ground beef since 1986, and the USDA said in 2018 that hundreds in the Midwest get sick each year after eating the sandwiches. Versions are also made with raw venison, lamb, or bacon, and are sometimes topped with raw egg yolk. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that same year took a look at the, er, delicacy, in which “freshly ground raw beef and raw onions” is sandwiched between slices of rye bread. “We want 100% lean beef, super fresh, no injections, no chemicals in it,” said the owner of one restaurant that brings someone in to grind the beef as sandwiches are ordered. “We let people season their own. Usually they’ll get the onion and the salt and pepper and a nice beer.” The USDA suggests people use the same spices and onion and simply cook the beef: “You may be surprised to find that it tastes better.”

Sorry but it sounds like something I would avoid even without the warning issued.

Please enjoy your day tomorrow

May you enjoy all the joys of the season.

Merry Christmas my friends.

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‘War On Christmas’ Returns

One final thought on this Eve of the Big Day…..some things are constant…..war, taxes and the war on Christmas BS…..(not to worry there is a Closing Thought to come)……

For the most part the last 4 years we have been spared the bullshit about some fictional war on Christmas and those people that have a problem with Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings…….but now we have a president-elect and it is not the orange idiot and the rhetoric about Christmas will return…..

AS we get closer to the day the morons have started already….this time it is Rep. Gym Jordan, the Trump sycophant with the MAGA knee pads…..Remember Gym…..He is the coach that looked the other way while wrestlers were being abused……

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, on Twitter Friday with a post that many critics mockingly suggested could be a parody.

Fauci has warned that Americans should “avoid travel and avoid congregate settings” over the holidays in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which is raging across the country and has killed more than 275,000 Americans.

Jordan’s response: “What will he cancel next? Saying Merry Christmas?”

And so it begins…..

Actually the supposed ‘War on Christmas’ was started many years ago…..almost 400 years ago Christmas was banned in the UK…..

Back in 1647, Christmas was banned in the kingdoms of England (which at the time included Wales), Scotland and Ireland and it didn’t work out very well. Following a total ban on everything festive, from decorations to gatherings, rebellions broke out across the country. While some activity took the form of hanging holly in defiance, other action was far more radical and went on to have historical consequences.

https://theconversation.com/when-christmas-was-cancelled-a-lesson-from-history-149310

See nothing new…history is always an indicator of the future and the present.

Thanksgiving–2020

Today is when families get together and enjoy some time away from the tribulations of dealing with the pandemic which is still raging across this country regardless of the crap you see and hear….

This will most likely be the only post I do for the day…..I will be cooking the turkey and mac and cheese and my daughter will be doing the rest and we will meet at the house and enjoy some quality time…

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Please enjoy your day and your time with family and friends…..please be safe and be well…..

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We Americans give thanks for our ‘blessings’……me? 

I am thankful for my family and that we finally have someone that can claim and mean the statement…”I am really smart person”….

Onto the nightmare of a Black Friday……I will be inside and safe…..there is not enough savings to get me to attempt a shopping spree….

Be Well….Be Safe…..

Enjoy family, fun and food….I will return tomorrow

“lego ergo scribo”

Veteran’s Day–2020

Closing Thought–11Nov20

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…..Veteran’s Day.

I wish to thank all my fellow veterans for the service and their families for their sacrifice.

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Today is the day that I set aside from my schedule to remember those fine people that I served with in Vietnam…..and to say a short prayer for those that did not come home to their loved ones.

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Please take a moment to thank a veteran for his/her sacrifice…..

“lego ergo scribo”

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Labor Day–2020

Closing Thought–07Sep20

Labour Day 2020: History, Importance and Significance of May Day

As usual the Old Professor has a history lesson and a touch of sociology for you on this day that celebrates work…..

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. employment is dire. Economists estimate that 1 in 5 workers have lost their jobs. As a result, many people are finding it difficult to keep a roof overhead and put food on the table. Yet there can be more to work, and Labor Day provides an opportunity to see how through the writings of a woman who thought especially deeply about it, Simone Weil.

Weil looked at work as more than an exchange of money for labor. She argued that people need to work not only for income but also for the experience of labor itself. From her perspective, money does not solve the core problems of joblessness. Instead, work provides vital opportunities to live more fully by helping others.

https://theconversation.com/labor-day-celebrates-earning-a-living-but-remember-what-work-really-means-145360

Because it is a lazy day does not mean that something cannot be learned…..

Today will be a short day for me and I need to step away from the keyboard for awhile…..and what better day then Labor Day….

I hope all my regulars have a great day.

I will be grilling and drinking beer……a person has got to have some fun once in awhile…..

So until tomorrow…..I will return to my regularly scheduled posting….but until then…TTFN!

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04 July 2020

I want to take a moment and wish that all my readers have a fun and safe Fourth….

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Most Americans know what happened on this day in history…..the DoI was signed as the story goes…..but more has happened on this day…..

1712–12 slaves are executed in New York for killing 9 whites in an uprising.

1817–construction stared on the Erie Canal to link Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

1826–two Founding Fathers Die—-Jefferson and Adams.

1831–5th president James Monroe dies.

1863–Vicksburg surrenders to the forces of the Union.

1881–Billy the Kid is killed in New Mexico territory.

1894–After ceasing power Judge Standford Dole declares Hawaii a republic.

1910–Race riots break out all over the United States after African American Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.

There is a small history lesson for the day.

Then the news of the day……

Donald Trump’s early July 4th celebration had little to do with uniting America in a time of trouble and pain. Instead the gathering at Mount Rushmore was just a Trump campaign rally in disguise where the Great Leader spat out his usual themes of racism, neofascism, authoritarianism, ignorance, violence, Orwellian doublespeak and lies, Christian fascism, white identity politics, and other right-wing dreck to his red hat MAGA political cult members.

On this Fourth of July weekend Donald Trump is grandly reminding the world that patriotism is the last refuge of traitors and scoundrels. Trump may wrap himself in the American flag and other vestments of “patriotism,” but his heart and mind are truly of the antebellum South and Jim and Jane Crow America. Trump claims to be a greater president than Abraham Lincoln. Trump in his delusions believes he is as great as George Washington. But Donald Trump is really a 21st-century Jefferson Davis, president of the treasonous Confederacy. May he be remembered in the same ignominious fashion.

https://www.salon.com/2020/07/04/donald-trump-is-the-21st-century-jefferson-davis-history-will-judge-him–and-us/

Before you go please read this post on mine from a decade ago…..it explains why I think we congratulate the wrong person on this day…

https://lobotero.com/2010/07/04/thomas-paine-the-father-of-the-u-s-of-a/

The best thing was an illustration of just how STUPID MAGA people truly are……A MAGA hat wearing dolt in South Dakota yelled at an NA protesting Trump’s visit “Go Home”…..

Oglala Sioux protesters were arrested protesting against President Donald Trump’s Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore on Friday.

The protesters argued that it is their land after the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, which was ratified by the U.S. Senate.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/trump-supporters-shouted-go-home-at-native-americans-protesting-mount-rushmore-rally-on-their-land-report/

Two points for the more stupid out there…..first the Black Hills is his home and second NAs are the only Americans that do not have a hyphen…..

Learn Stuff!

Be Well….Be Safe….Thanx so much for spending the time with me and IST….

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Everybody is hot for Hamilton……there are others….like 1776……

Enjoy!

Memorial Day 2020

Closing Thought–30May20

When do we celebrate Decoration Day?

Google is just a click away.

For those that were too lazy even for Google…..

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

I am an old fart…I still remember on the day it is suppose to be remembered….

Today we remember those Americans that fell in the line of duty…..

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I will spend time remembering those fellow Bush Bunnies in my unit in Vietnam…..

My unit was Company E….Third Brigade….9th Infantry Division.  We were the Long Range Recon Patrols of the Mekong Delta.

Let us start having an honest dialog about military service…..

For decades, pundits have gravely wagged their fingers at Americans for trivializing Memorial Day. Rather than reflecting in mournful solemnity on the many thousands who have lost their lives in service of their country, Americans instead — according to the usual chargedesecrate their memories by rushing to take advantage of the latest sales, guzzling down beer, and gorging themselves on hot dogs. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sales this year will (hopefully) be more sparsely attended, when they are held at all. The barbeques will mostly be limited to backyards, with just immediate family in attendance. The rhetoric of heroism and sacrifice will still be in the air, but now attached as much to health care workers as to uniformed service members. As we celebrate a Memorial Day like no other in recent memory, perhaps our pandemical circumstances can inspire more serious and meaningful observance of this day.

This Memorial Day, Let’s Finally Start Having an Honest National Conversation About Military Service

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Thank You!

Be Well….Be Safe…..

How To Memorialize Our Veterans

I am a unashamed antiwar activist……and I agree the best way to honor our veterans is to end all these endless wars and bring our troops home….

Another Memorial Day, another holiday filled with politicians rhapsodizing about the valiant sacrifices of courageous military men and women. Freedom isn’t free, we are told, as high officials extol the armed services for protecting Americans’ liberties.

It sounds so glorious. Especially eloquent tend to be the chicken hawks and summer patriots who had “other priorities” when it was their turn to serve. While busy today sending the young off to die in endless wars, they wax elegiac in praising needless deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Somalia, Syria, Vietnam, and more.

War is a terrible constant of the human condition. It seems inevitable and sometimes is necessary. Indeed, America was born in war.

However, the great scandal of U.S. history is that so few of the nation’s conflicts were essential. For instance, the Mexican-American War was rank aggression which resulted in the seizure of half of Mexico. And that outcome was viewed as restrained at the time. After a brutal invasion, America’s most avaricious imperialists hoped to grab the entire country. “It is a gorgeous prospect, this annexation of all Mexico,” proclaimed the New York Herald. “Like the Sabine virgins, she will soon learn to love her ravishers.”

How To Honor Memorial Day: Stop Sacrificing Troops in Endless Wars

Today would be a good day to start having the conversation on how to get the US out of the cycle of endless wars…..

Consider it strange. The U.S. has been fighting in Somalia on and off (mostly on) since the early 1990s. (Who, of a certain age, doesn’t remember the “Black Hawk Down” fiasco?) Almost 30 years later, at a time when the U.N. secretary-general, supported by dozens of countries, has reasonably enough called for a global ceasefire so that humanity can refocus on “the true fight of our lives,” bringing Covid-19 under control, the US is still at war there. At a time when American naval vessels are turning into pandemic hot zones and the man in the White House has repeatedly denounced this country’s “ridiculous endless wars,” the Pentagon’s war in Somalia against an insurgent terror group by the name of al-Shabaab is actually escalating. No kidding.

Of course, if you were only attending to the mainstream media, filled with little but coronaviral news (and even more viral news about our president), you wouldn’t know it. You might hardly know that the US military was involved in Somalia at all. You would have to read TomDispatch Managing Editor Nick Turse’s recent investigative piece at the Intercept to discover that US air strikes in that country have risen radically in recent times. In the Obama years, from 2009-2017, the US carried out a total of 36 such strikes in Somalia. According to US Africa Command, by early April 2020, only four months into this devastating year, 39 such strikes had already been launched, essentially ensuring that the annual bounty of destruction there will top last year’s record 63 strikes. And mind you, at this moment, Covid-19 is beginning to tear a path of death through that country’s capital, Mogadishu.

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Spend a few  moments remembering those brave souls that went to war and never returned……

May we see an end to the violence and the obscenity that is WAR.

I Read, I Write, You Know

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