Two career Justice Department whistleblowers testified in before the House Judiciary Committee last week about Attorney General William Barr’s attempts to corrupt the department in favor of his boss, Donald Trump. Barr has made no secret of his belief that a president should not be indicted or implicated in crimes while occupying the office of […]Read More WWTW: Whistleblowers – Barr is a Crook
This is in response to Fandango’s weekly “Who Won the Week” challenge. My vote goes to Adam Schiff, who spent the whole week exercising extreme self-control while sitting next to Devin Nunes with his ridiculous invective (and Schiff probably wanting to strangle Nunes!). Finally, in his concluding remarks, after we had heard the riveting and […]Read More FWWTW: Thanks, Adam!
Melanie B. Cee hosts the weekly Share Your World challenge; this week with a nod to Halloween! Questions: Where’s the line between respectful disagreement and being downright mean (bullying) to someone? I think it is when insults and name-calling begin. This is not only mean but also indicates that the person disagreeing no longer has […]Read More SYW: On Disagreements, Politicians, Idyllic Gardens and Trick-or-Treating
A Guy Called Bloke has questions for readers called The Daily Four. Today is Game 16. Here are the questions and my answers. At which point of the day do you achieve the ‘Ah yes that hits the spot!’ with your hot drinks? Usually it’s with coffee first thing in the morning, usually freshly brewed. […]Read More The Daily Four: On drinking coffee, being honest, buying records, and noise
Here are my answers to Melanie’s Share Your World this week. QUESTIONS. (the last two are courtesy of Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith) 1. Is it wrong to sell store-bought pastries at a bake sale? No, not if you acknowledge that. 2. Have you ever interacted with the police? Yes, I have gotten a few […]Read More SYW: Re bake sales, cops, fungus and, like, other stuff too
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FOWC with Fandango — Escape A lot of my post this morning are quotes from “The Washington Post.” Why, you might ask, since I’m a born and bred New Yorker living in New England and Boston for more than 30 years, would I read “The Post” rather…
Today’s topic is ………….. Conversation Starters How much did the polar bear weigh? How much weight does a polar bear weigh If a polar bear waits to be weighed? As much weight as a polar bear weighs If a polar bear waits to be weighed. What was the last funniest film you saw on the […]Read More Question Fun: On the Weight of Polar Bears, Tattoos, Time Wasters, Republicans, and More
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is: Funny. I looked through my photos to see which ones really made me laugh. Here’s what I came up with. Fish mailbox (Dempster Ave., Des Plaines) Speaking of fish, here are fish and duck Toby jugs: Dog Toby jugs: (If you are scratching your head, […]Read More CFFC: Make Me Laugh!
Yesterday’s news items: Manafort found guilty on 8 counts. Cohen pleads guilty to 8 charges, implicates president in two of them. I decided to share some of the memes being shared on social media (because they’re clever and say it better than I can). These are my favorites so far.Read More Today Is Brought to You by the Number 8