Your Day May Be Cut Short

Hi everyone……it is a Sunday in the South….a bit brisk but nothing we cannot handle….this will be my only post day and if the prediction is true it may well be my last post forever…..I shall explain.

Once again the kooks are at it….prediction of our end of days……

Ever heard of the Planet Nibiru?  It is the 9th planet that so many whack-a-doodles embrace as a fact….we have some Christian numerologists that are at it again…..if you recall 23 September was going to be the end of it all…well that slip by and they are at it again….

After the apocalypse did not occur on September 23 as Christian numerologist David Meade predicted, some now claim we can now expect the End Days to occur this Sunday, November 19th.

“Nibiru ‘truthers’ claim that NASA has conspired to ‘hide the truth about the mystery planet from the general population,” The Daily Starreported. “Also known as ‘Planet X’, Nibiru is believed to be a planet on the edge of our solar system that orbits the sun every 3,600 years.”

Past orbits allegedly changed the orbits of other planets in our solar system, the conspiracy theorists claim.

“This disruption, it is claimed, will be marked either by a direct collision with the Earth or apocalyptic weather patterns across our planet’s surface,” the Daily Star explained.

This is a developing story, Raw Story will provide breaking news updates if either apocalyptic weather patterns or an extinction level planetary collision occurs.

Everybody please sit back and enjoy the last days on earth….or just sit back and make fun of idiots that believe this crap….matters not….for tomorrow will come and I will return with my usual array of stuff…..Peace…..chuq

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Wine Snob Succumbs

Sunday and Fall is here with cooler nights and warm days…..perfect weather to get out and about….and have glass of wine (not until the doctor says it is okay) and some fruit and cheese….

I do hope that all are having a pleasant weekend……

A few years ago I wrote a “Food” blog, the Food Nazi, I offered up recipes, reviews and wine news….I am a Food Nazi for I believe the food should be prepared the way it is suppose to be prepared….no fusion…….I guess call me a traditionalist…… I am a wine snob as well…..red goes with red and white with white…….few exceptions.

I admit that I have never been impressed with the red wine, Merlot…..but I must change my tune for I have had a few truly good Merlots in the last year.

I see that I am not alone….other wine snobs have found the medium red to their liking after years of horrible reviews…..

Hearing a lot of buzz about merlot? It’s not just because October is International Merlot Month. Sales of the “luxury” medium-bodied red wines made from merlot grapes have increased 5% over the past year, while sales of merlots of $100 or more are up 8% in restaurants, reports Bloomberg. Consider, too, that a 2016 Wine Intelligence report found merlot to be the top varietal choice for US drinkers of all ages and you might just be forced to overthrow all preconceived notions of merlot as, well, gross. When made well, it’s actually quite delicious, “medium-bodied with velvety soft, rounded plummy fruits and none of those drying tannins associated with Cabernet Sauvignon,” Gus Clemens writes at the San Angelo Standard-Times.

So why the bad rap? Bloomberg explains merlot has always been a favorite in Bordeaux, France, where it’s the most planted vine. In the 1990s, Americans started fancying the grape, too, prompting the number of merlot cases sold in the US to spike from 800,000 in 1990 to 20.3 million in 2000. To get in on the trend, California wineries who’d never made merlot before began to plant the grape in unsuitable soils and climates and “overwrought, overripe, over-alcoholic and over-oaked” merlots took over shelves, reports Hour Detroit. The wine’s reputation further plummeted after it was bashed in the 2004 film Sideways, says Clemens; many of those California wineries producing mass-market swill ripped out their vines as a result. Yet experienced merlot growers kept making delicious wine, which now appears to be getting due recognition. Clemens’ advice: “Give merlot another chance.”

If you find some reds a bit too heady then I suggest that you give a Merlot a try….I think you might be surprisingly impressed.

That is it for my Sunday post…..please enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will return to the more serious stories tomorrow……Peace and Love…..chuq

Closing Thought–07Nov17

She Thinks He Is Number One!

It seems that a young lady was out for a bike ride and as an entourage went past she threw up her middle finger in a gesture of love…..snap!  Some caught it on film and the rest is history…..

Last week, an image revolving around President Trump went viral, though the White House surely wasn’t happy about it. In the photo—you can see it here—a female bicyclist is seen flipping the middle finger to the Trump motorcade as it passes her in Sterling, Va. The anonymous bicyclist became an internet hero in anti-Trump circles, but those 15 minutes of fame have now cost the woman her job. Juli Briskman, 50, tells HuffPost that government contractor Akima cut her loose from the marketing and communications post she’d held for the last six months because of the image. “They said, ‘We’re separating from you,'” says Briskman. “Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene.'”

Briskman says she had no idea a White House pool photographer snapped the image of her until it began circulating on social media. She then used the photo on her own social media pages, which don’t mention her affiliation with Akima. Briskman accuses the company of uneven treatment because a male employee was able to keep his job after calling out someone as a “f—— Libtard a——” on Facebook, where his link to Akima was obvious. Akima hasn’t commented about its decision publicly. Briskman also talks to the Washington Post, explaining that she is indeed a critic of Trump’s political policies and behavior as president. But something further than that touched off the now-famous salute: “Here’s what was going through my head that day: ‘Really? You’re golfing again?'”

Okay…I admit it….I she is my new hero….

Briskman said she had no regrets about the attention her public show of displeasure received.
Juli Briskman said she had no regrets about the attention her public show of displeasure received. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

On that note I bow out for the day…TTFN…..more stuff coming…..chuq

Once A Douche Always A Douche

Another Saturday and no medical stuff…a day off from the medical stuff and treatments….so one post for today so I can enjoy the down time.

But first I would like to thank all those readers for the out pouring of kindness and support during this time.  Thank you and I appreciate you guys more than you can imagine.  Your kind words are a source of strength during these days of recovery.

Now let’s get to the post for the day.

This Guy Is Truly A Douche!

I use to love Papa John’s Pizza, the one with everything on it, then he bitched that if he gave his employees health care he would have to raise the prices….and then he raised prices because the stockholders demanded it.

Needless to say I would not pee on a Papa John’s Pizza today.

Plus there is more from this cry baby douche…….

“Papa” John Schnatter, fresh off seeing his net worth drop $70 million, is blaming the NFL’s tolerance of player protests for declining pizza sales at his eponymous restaurants, Forbes reports. Papa John’s released its third-quarter financial report Tuesday, and while it beat its estimates for earnings and revenue, it also lowered expectations for sales. On Wednesday, shares fell 11% and Schnatter saw his net worth decline to $801 million. According to Bloomberg, it was Papa John’s biggest stock drop in two years and came nearly a year after the chain hit an all-time high last December. The culprit, according to Schnatter: NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s failure to stop them.

“This should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago,” Schnatter said on a conference call Wednesday. Schnatter, a Trump donor, believes Goodell should force players to stand for the anthem. “Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” Schnatter said. A Bloomberg analyst says it’s possible to see where Schnatter is coming from: fewer people watching football means fewer people ordering pizza or seeing ads for Papa John’s, which has been the NFL’s official pizza sponsor since 2010. But, as Slate notes, there’s no evidence protests—either by players or offended fans—have been behind the decline in NFL viewership. Multiple sports have seen ratings decline as more people opt out of cable, and the NFL’s ratings have actually been going up as the season progresses.
Makes me wanna slap the crap out of this douche bag……a titty baby.
There is a right way and a wrong way……

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If you must have a pizza then please do not make this douche any richer.
That is it for the today….don’t forget to set your clocks back……it is “Fall Back” time…..I will rest and relax and hope you have a good weekend……chuq

Closing Thought–31Oct17

Trick Or Treat!

Tonight the streets will be filled with ghosts, goblins, witches, and other assorted beasties all in search of goodies that their parents will hate.

Halloween on of a child’s favorite days…they get to be a superhero, a princess, an angel, a devil, etc.    with all this fun does anyone know where it all began?

History Lesson ion the way…..

The origins of the festival
Hallowe’en seems to have grown around the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain, marking the end of the light half of the year and the beginning of the dark half.

Samhain was in part a sort of harvest festival, when the last crops were gathered in for the winter, and livestock killed and stored. But the pagan Celts also believed it was a time when the walls between our world and the next became thin and porous, allowing spirits to pass through.

The practice of wearing spooky costumes may have its roots in that belief: dressing u

Source: Hallowe’en: a history of All Hallows’ Eve, from Samhain to trick-or-treat – Telegraph

If you have children and will be out and about I hope they have a fruitful  and safe Halloween…..chuq

Closing Thought–30Oct17

I have remiss with my “Closing Thoughts” dealing with the health stuff.  I would to once again thank all my fellow bloggers for their outpouring to kindness..THANK YOU

On my return to this section…..ever have one of those songs stuck in your brain and you break into your version of the tune?

Well this is the song that has stuck in my brain for 14 days and I have to purge it….hopefully this confession will do the trick….exorcise my demon….LOL

 

That song made this many a millionaire…

With that chuq is out!  Tomorrow my friends….it may be a light posting day lots of doctor stuff….but I will be back grumpier than ever…LOL  chuq

What’s To Be Afraid Of?

Today is Saturday and my weekend begins so enough brilliant banter about my missing piggies that went to market and stayed..

We Americans are afraid of many things….most of them we will not admit to…likr immigrants or tofu or will we be able to retire…you know stuff like that….but let’s take a a look at stuff we admit to fear……

2017 marked “a pronounced shift” in American fears. Christopher Bader of Chapman University, which has released its fourth annual Survey of American Fears, notes “environmental fears” are prominent in the 10 biggest fears of Americans for the first time, per a release. For the third year in a row, “corruption of government officials” took the top spot. But pollution of drinking water and oceans appeared in the top 10 for the first time, as did new fear “TrumpCare,” which took the runner-up spot nabbed by “terrorist attacks” in 2016. The International Business Times calls this “a clear reflection of the political unrest and uncertainty in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president.” Participants were asked about “80 different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the government, the environment, disasters, personal anxieties, technology, and many others,” per Chapman. Here are the top 10 fears of 2017, based on responses from 1,200 participants across the country:

  1. Corrupt government officials: 74.5%
  2. American Healthcare Act/TrumpCare: 55%
  3. Pollution of oceans, rivers, and lakes: 53%
  4. Pollution of drinking water: 50%
  5. Not having enough money for the future: 50%
  6. High medical bills: 48%
  7. US involvement in a world war: 48%
  8. Global warming and climate change: 48%
  9. North Korea using weapons: 47.5%
  10. Air pollution: 45%

(The biggest fears of 2016 are here, or check out 2015’s biggest fears.)

You guys think of anything else?

Have a great day and I will be here as always with more stuff.

Be well……Be safe  chuq