Closing Thought–15Nov16

I thought I would try something new here on IST…..I will give a short summation of what I observed for the day….if it don’t work then I will move on……

I have writing this blog for about 10 years and in 2008 I observed that Obama was not the “change and hope” that voters were looking for (check the archives if you doubt my word) and I feel the same about a Donald Trump president.

So far he is backing off some of his campaign promises and NO one on the Right is concerned that they were lied to for their vote.  Instead most are fixated on the protests…as if nothing matters when it comes to Trump.

It is beginning to look like the main driver of the election was hate…..turn Americans against Americans….there is NO push back on his re-nigging on campaign promises….hate is still being spouted wrapped in the American flag…..but now it is aimed at protesters.

So far nothing I have seen coming out of the Trump transition would lead me to believe anything else.

I will agree that we need to move on……Trump was elected just like Obama was….do not slip into the hateful crap that the Right spewed for 8 years.

If Trump is a pragmatic person then we must give him a chance…..with that said….we MUST STAY vigilant.

On a closing note–I am thinking about bringing back the Assie Award, an award that I gave up in 2012 for there was little interest in it….but this election has proved that it could be a popular post for IST.

Thoughts Without Posts–2013–#3

Once again I have made more notes than I have ideas for posts so keeping if my tradition I am posting the ones that did not make it into a full blown post…….

1–This is as sick as the teacher that got 30 days in jail for raping a student…..

An Iowa pastor who was arrested on 60 counts of suspected sexual exploitation of minors got zero jail time.

The pastor, Brent Girouex, believed that praying while having sex with the boys would cure them of being gay.  He’s admitted to having sex with four boys, but at least eight have come forward.

Girouex attempt to cure one boy between 25 and 100 times.

2–Did you know that Pope Gregory III (731-741) was born in Syria……..

3–The Voyager 1 has officially become the first man-made object to cross out of the solar system and into interstellar space—no, really this time. After a series of mistaken and controversial reports, NASA today published a study concluding that the probe definitively crossed the threshold of charged particles and magnetic fields that marks the edge of the Sun’s influence sometime last August, reports. Researchers figured that out based on measurements Voyager recorded from a recent solar eruption. “We literally jumped out of our seats,” the lead researcher says. “Voyager has boldly gone where no probe has gone before, marking one of the most significant technological achievements in the annals of the history of science,” NASA’s science chief boasted in a statement. “Perhaps some future deep-space explorers will catch up with Voyager, our first interstellar envoy, and reflect on how this intrepid spacecraft helped enable their future.”

4–whatever happened to those ads for “restless leg syndrome” and the meds for it?

5–Here is an idea—-Google is getting involved in life and we could use thgeir help….they have a driver-less car, Google glasses, etc…….do you think that their Brainiacs could come uo with an adequate algorithm for productive Congress?

6–Who will be the next major celebrity meltdown?  Beiber or Cyrus?

7– If you hear a dull roar, it’s probably just the collective scream of science buffs the world over. NASA’s Curiosity rover has found water in Mars’ soil, and the BBC describes it as a “surprising amount.” The find occurred at the hands of Curiosity, which scooped up a bit of dirt, heated it to 1535 degrees Fahrenheit, and found about 2% of that soil, by weight, was H2O, bound to other minerals. The news came from a series of five papers published in Science yesterday, and it’s knowledge future astronauts can make real use of. “If you think about a cubic foot of this dirt and you just heat it a little bit—a few hundred degrees—you’ll actually get off about two pints of water—like two water bottles you’d take to the gym,” explains Curiosity researcher Laurie Leshin. And it’s not just the amount, but the extent, that’s interesting: “This dirt on Mars … seems to be about the same everywhere you go,” says Leshin, meaning those astronauts could “quite easily extract water from almost anywhere.” But Gizmodo shares a bit of a buzzkill. “We didn’t find evidence of organic molecules in the soil. So, this doesn’t have a very big bearing on the life on Mars discussion,” Leshin explains. And the Guardian has a warning for those future visitors: The soil they’d be exposed to also contains perchlorate, which hinders thyroid function.

8–If this was the UK we could dissolve a dysfunctional Congress and start over….maybe we should consider a change……..

9–I had rather hear 1000 Miley Cyrus stories than one more piece of crap about the royals and that darn baby!

My daughter always sez…..”must be Hell inside your mind”……….she has no idea…….

All this is from my mind to yours…….

You Have Got To Be Good At Something

Most of my regular visitors know that I live in a state of denial….Mississippi!

We are the most obese, most religious, most conservative, the poorest….in other words Mississippi is at the top of most worst lists and the bottom of most best lists…..I just found out that Mississippi spends the most time on porn sites we average 20 minutes a day and our most popular search word for these sights is “teens”…..a great day for the state……

And then there was this story about the state of Mississippi…….

It’s the stuff of, well, nightmares. Two absolutely massive alligators caught in Mississippi within just hours of each other. On Sunday in the Mississippi River, a 13 ft, 5.5 inch long, 723 lbs alligator was caught. That team of five hunters said they thought it was the Loch Ness Monster at first. (Via WBBH) And just hours later — a 13 ft., 4.5 inch alligator weighing 727 lbs. It was that hunter’s very first catch. (Via NBC) “He broke all the lines we could get in him. Finally got a snare on him … all in all probably took us four hours to actually catch him from the time we saw him.” (Via WLBT) So, that second gator now holds the record for being the largest alligator ever caught by a Mississippi hunter. It was previously 697.5 lbs. And, alligator hunting season is still well underway so…expect…more nightmares soon. (The Clarion-Ledger) The record for longest gator caught by hunters in the state still stands — 13ft 6.5 inches long.

There you have it……..does this create an air of coolness….would you want to visit?

Thoughts Without Posts–2013–#3

Just a few days away from the mind numbing international situations and the babble of idiots on the campaign trial……

Once again I have made enough notes to choke a small horse….sadly some could not become posts and that is why I have these posts so the rest of the blogsphere can see just how a mind works……

1–I love it when FOX trots out their experts……..this one was a medical expert……

A Fox News medical expert on Tuesday argued that President Barack Obama’s administration was wrong to force gender equality for health insurance rates because men “only have the prostate,” while women “have the breasts, they have the ovaries.”

“Look, it’s not bias, I’m not saying this as a man,” Fox News Medical A-Team contributor Dr. David Samadi told the hosts of Fox & Friends. “They go through a lot of preventive screenings, they give birth, they have the whole mammogram, the Pap smear. Guys, we don’t like to go to doctors, right? Seventy percent of health care decisions are made by women. In my own practice, I see it’s the women who bring the guys, who say, go get screened.”

You gotta feel sorry for a moron.

2–I remember when there was one flavor of vodka—VODKA.

3–There was a time in the world when beer tasted like …..of all things BEER!

4–North Carolina has been in the news many times this year…..first it is their war on women and then their war on the voter….but this one is just plain silly……

A bill that could send women to prison for going topless in public appears headed for approval by the North Carolina legislature.

The Republican-backed bill headed to a floor vote in the House would amend the state’s indecent exposure law to expand the legal definition of “private parts” to explicitly include “the nipple, or any portion of the areola, or the female breast.”

Depending on whether such exposure is judged to be “for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire,” the woman could be charged with a felony, punishable by up to six months in prison for first-time offenders. More mundane exposure would be a misdemeanor meriting up to 30 days in jail.

Co-sponsor Rep. Rayne Brown, R-Davidson, told members of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that her bill was triggered by topless rallies promoting women’s equity that were held during the last two years in Asheville. Though her district is more than a two-hour drive from Asheville, Brown said her constituents are concerned whether the topless protests are legal.

5–Remember Newtown?  Remember all those gun nuts screaming that the government was trying to form a registry of gun owners, remember that?  Will guess what?  There is a list!

The National Rifle Association has frightened Americans about the prospect of a federal registry of firearm owners, but the NRA itself has secretly created a database with information from tens of millions of Americans who do not hold a membership.

The NRA has spent years secretly collecting information about gun owners from state and local offices and has built the country’s largest privately held database of current, former and prospective gun owners, according to a BuzzFeed report.

News of the NRA’s database is particularly surprising, since the pro-gun agency heavily protested the idea of a federal gun registry after the Newtown massacre led to debates on increased background checks. Even though 91 percent of Americans supported universal background checks, lawmakers were unable to push such an initiative through Congress. At the time, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre instilled a widespread fear that universal background checks would lead to a national registry of gun owners, which critics said could lead to taxes on guns or confiscation.

Is that acceptable?  This is just as bad as anything the government would do……..but it will go unchallenged……why?  It is the NRA and they do NOTHING wrong!

6–There was a time when a 5 o’clock shadow was a bad thing.

7–I ask this one almost every time and have yet to get a reasonable answer……so I try again.  Why do so many women want to be blonde?

Thoughts Without Posts–2013 #2

Finally, my two days of mental cleansing……leaving the silliness and the absurdities that is politics behind…….

Every day I make hundreds of notes and some are lucky enough to make it into posts….then there are others that just do not hold the fascination and I opt out making them into posts…….and that brings us to this post……

1–Why do so many women want to be blonde?

2–Where is sharia law a threat to US citizens?  Is not forced living by christian religious law the same thing?

3–GOP is trying hard to make real change impossible and in doing so they making it inevitable.

4–Is it me or is reality TV becoming more and more white trash?

5–“a test for a moral society is how it treats its children”…….the US is failing.

6–If you follow the POPE on Twitter then you will do less time in Purgatory……

7–politicians and diapers need changing often and for the same reason…….

8–Let’s be honest….the GOP wants to appear to be moving on immigration without doing anything……

9–Who decided that Khaki was the universal color of geek-dom?

10-Who decided that orange would be the international color of decaf?

11-Is there a correlation on the amount of endorphins in the brain and the loss of reason?

12-Difference between dumb and stupid…..dumb ain’t funny…..Lewis Black.

My mind will not shut down….it is always calculating or formulating so there are thoughts written everywhere……stay tuned…..more to come…..

His Worst Day Ever!

It is that time again….that time when I step back from politics and craziness and post on some more light -hearted situations…..

We all have had that worst day ever….like when you discover your wife is having an affair with your brother or your girl breaks up with you but still wants to be friends or some low life steals your first car……well you get the idea….there are days that just…SUCK!

The Hufpo has reported on a guy that is having one of those days……

An Israeli man was hospitalized Friday after a snake bit his genitals while he was on the toilet.

A 35-year-old unnamed man from northern Israel was visiting his parents in the Lower Galilee town of Nofit when he went to the bathroom.

While on the toilet, he got the surprise of his life: A snake crept up from inside the bowl and bit his penis, according to The Times of Israel’s report, based on a television news story.

After the bite, the man “ran from the room in horror” and was later taken to Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center for treatment.

Hospital staff at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center confirmed the snake-bite story to The Huffington Post.

“There will undoubtedly be bite marks on the area in question,” a representative from the hospital said, per Australia’s Daily Telegraph. “The snake was not poisonous. The man is currently under observation pending additional test results and as soon as we get the results, he will be able to go home.”

“This is the first time I’ve seen a snake bite like this,” one of the paramedics who treated the man added. “Luckily, all tests seem fine and the man is feeling well.”

Such an incident might seem quite out of the ordinary, unbelievable even, but it has reportedly happened before.

Back in 2009, a 51-year-old Taiwanese man sustained minor injuries when he was bitten on the penis by a snake while on the toilet, the Britain’s Telegraph previously reported. The snake was believed to have entered the latrine through a crack in the septic tank.

“It was the snake’s signal for help when it bit me,” the man, identified as Lin, was quoted as saying. “If it hadn’t maybe it would have been stuck in the septic tank and either suffocated or starved to death. It looked like an accident but it was actually fate.”

I had to read this twice and each time I could not stop laughing…..2 thoughts immediately came to mind…..first, OUCH!  And then….who would he get to suck out the poison?

Do you have any thoughts to add?

2013 Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon #2

Just a post that lets my readers know just how moronic politicians can be when they open their slimy mouths…….

First up is the candidate of Lt Gov of Virginia……

Virginia Lt. Gov candidate E.W. Jackson (R) said that Americans “should remember” the country’s history of slavery, but “not wallow in it,” the Hampton Roads Daily Press reports.

He stressed that it was “not slavery that eroded the black family but government policies in the 1960s.”

Said Jackson: “In 1960 most black children were raised in two parent monogamous families. By now, by this time, we only have 20 percent of black children being raised in two parent monogamous families with a married man and woman raising those children. It wasn’t slavery that did that. It was government that did that trying to solve problems that only God can solve, and that only we as human beings can solve.”

And then another Repub has to open his ignorant mouth…..

In a speech Monday on the House floor, Gingrey stressed his continued support for the Defense of Marriage Act — which defines marriage as only union between a man and a woman — and suggested that children need to be carefully taught about the traditional roles of their genders:

GINGREY: You know, maybe part of the problem is we need to go back into the schools at a very early age, maybe at the grade school level, and have a class for the young girls and have a class for the young boys and say, you know, this is what’s important. This is what a father does that is maybe a little different, maybe a little bit better than the talents that a mom has in a certain area. And the same thing for the young girls, that, you know, this is what a mom does, and this is what is important from the standpoint of that union which we call marriage.”

Continuing with stupid……this from a think tank…..the American Center For Democracy……..

While many of the fires that have scorched millions of acres and destroyed thousands of homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and other states have been identified as arson, none have been publicly attributed to criminal or terrorist groups, despite the presence of Mexican gangs and large number of other illegals in our Western states … How many Tzarnaevs are hiding in Colorado’s woods?

Could any organization that makes such ignorant claims be called a “Think Tank”?

And then there are candidates that have NO scruples and make wild claims…….

Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen emailed the website Republican News Watch with his remarks about former Miss America Erika Harold, who will challenge incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) in the Republican primary for Illinois’ 13th congressional district.

“Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires,” he wrote. “… Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS.”

And then there are politicians that use conspiracy nut jobs as fact…….New Hampshire state Rep. Stella Tremblay (R)……

Just a week after the Boston bombings, the birther lawmaker had posted a link a link to an Alex Jones video on Glenn Beck’s Facebook page. Tremblay suggested that Saudi nationals, Secretary of State John Kerry and “black ops” soldiers had conspired to carry out the attack.

Recently Speaker has been embarrassed by the failure of a farm bill….but the best best of the defeat was all the crap spread by idiots like Rep. Gohmert of Texas…….when addressing the food stamp issue within the bill said…..

On the other hand, Gohmert said, poor people were using food stamps to buy food that other Americans could not afford. He claimed his “broken-hearted” constituents had repeatedly told him they had seen people use food stamps to buy king crab legs.

“Because he does pay income tax, he doesn’t get more back than he pays in, he is actually helping pay for king crab legs when he can’t pay for them for himself,” Gohmert explained.

“How can you begrudge somebody who feels that way,” he added. “How can you begrudge anyone who steps up on behalf of constituents who feel that way. We don’t want anyone to go hungry, and from the amount of obesity in this country by people who we’re told do not have enough to eat, it does seem like we could have a debate about this issue without allegations about wanting to slap down or starve children.”

These people just do not realize how moronic they sound every time they make a statement like this…….they just get more pathetic…..

I lost a lot of respect for Red State’s Eric Erickson when he jumped on the idiot bandwagon about women becoming the family bread winners……and then there is Jeb Bush, who I thought would be a good choice for the GOP in the future…..but likie Eric he had to be stupid……..

Jeb Bush has created a stir with remarks he made during a speech on immigration, in which he said that women who immigrate to America are more fertile than women who are born in the country.

“Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans, over the last 20 years,” Bush said. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.”

And then there is another GOP state rep that just had to show their ignorance…………the debate on the new abortion bill being debated in Texas……this rep said with a straight face……..

Texas Republican (of course) Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, who had this to say while denying an exception for rape in the draconian abortion bill Texas Republicans (of course) are in the process of jamming through the legislative process:

In the emergency room, they have what’s called rape kits, where a woman can get cleaned out.

And to beat all….she is……a WOMAN.

Even organizations pass on crap information like this woman who works for an anti-abortion place……. Cleveland’s Womankind “maternal and prenatal care” center,

“It sounds like the morning after pill. If you have intercourse and then take this pill and it causes a period to come on or something, or bleeding. It’s like having kind of an abortion.” She adds, “That could harm you. It really could harm you … You could hemorrhage from anything like that.”

Finally, we have a completely ignorant statement on the SCOTUS DOMA ruling……

“I think this is the conundrum and gets back to what you were saying in the opening — whether or not churches should decide this. But it is difficult because if we have no laws on this people take it to one extension further. Does it have to be humans?

“You know, I mean, so there really are, the question is what social mores, can some social mores be part of legislation? Historically we did at the state legislative level, we did allow for some social mores to be part of it. Some of them were said to be for health reasons and otherwise, but I’m kind of with you, I see the thousands-of-year tradition of the nucleus of the family unit. I also see that economically, if you just look without any kind of moral periscope and you say, what is it that is the leading cause of poverty in our country? It’s having kids without marriage. The stability of the marriage unit is enormous and we should not just say oh we’re punting on it, marriage can be anything.”

So goes another week of douche bags attempting to be relevant….they fail every time!

Reminds me of a quote by John Stuart Mill…….I am not saying that all conservs are stupid, only that most of the people I know that are stupid are conserv”…….