Friday, July 31, 2015

Now For The News


While listening to a couple of old political hacks interacting with a young, attractive, long-legged, highly made-up young female news anchor, I heard one of the aging pundits proclaim about the American people: "They are not dangerously mad or demonstrably angry, it;s just that they suffer from an everlasting angst."

Of course I had no idea what that statement meant, if anything, and so, being the nosy- parker I am -- always -- I went online to inform and to further educate myself.

At one dictionary, here is what I found:

a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.
a feeling of persistent worry about something trivial, as in, "my hair causes me angst".

Wikipedia says: "Angst means fear or anxiety."

After a short time of deep reflection, I decided that the conversation wasn't worth much to me, so I sat back down in my comfortable lounge chair, stretched out, relaxed with my feet up, and just continued to enjoy the sight of a brightly and tightly sheathed young female body with long  shapely, naked legs prominently displayed who smiled at me so often and so femininely fetchingly.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Politics Sucks


Bloviate [blo'-vee-ayt]

To use ornate and incomprehensible prose.
In American English, a Midwestern word for "to talk aimlessly and boastingly; to indulge in 'high falutin'" talk.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015





* I prefer dark chocolate


Monday, July 27, 2015

The O'Reilly Factor


Today's Word For The Day on Bill OReilly's show was chuffiness.  According to the show's staff, the definition is:

Chuffiness: (Noun) The quality of being chuffy. Chuffy - fat or puffed out in the cheeks; rough; clownish; surly.

I wonder what picture that word brings to mind.

According to the simple definition is:

churlish; surly.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Eric Hoffer


Eric Hoffer
(July 25, 1898 - May 21, 1983)

Eric Hoffer was an American moral and social philosopher. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. His first book, The True Believer (1951), was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen, although Hoffer believed that The Ordeal of Change was his finest work

Eric Hoffer once said, “When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”


Thursday, July 23, 2015

NASA, Etc.


NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

The Kepler-452 system is located 1,400 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation. Which means that if ET calls home from here on Earth, it will take 1,400 years before his voice will be heard in the Kepler-452 system -- and then it will be another 1,4,00 years before ET receives a reply.

Quite a lengthy conversation.


I find it ludicrous that all the World News reporters and everyone not tied to Obama's government, refers to the  Islamic State of Iran and Syria as ISIS, while the existing U.S. regime insists on being different, referring to the enemy as ISIL, the Islamic State of Iran and the Levant.

Anything to differentiate and divide.

Or so it seems to me.

A region on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea north of the Arabian Peninsula and south of Turkey, usually including the area of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015



An interesting short article
about Vladamir Nabokov...

and potentially much more.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sometimes A 'Fine' Is Really A 'Tax'


At THE RUNDOWN, a blog of news and insight, I read:

About 7.5 million Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014 -- the first year most Americans were required to have coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Service says. Continue reading

Yeah... well, I don't believe it. For several reasons.

But I don't want to reveal them at this time.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Ah... The Immensity Of Space


A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

    Credits: NASA

Thursday, July 16, 2015



Unbelievable, ain't it?

Oh well, it's all a part of God's plan.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Stormy Weather


At this instant in time, 7:15 A.M. Tucson Time, the rain from a typical monsoon storm is pelting the Earth outside my window. Lightning is flashing and thunder is booming.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Isaac Asimov


(born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov)

Word For Today

Of or pertaining to Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
or his writings, especially science fiction.

Isaac Asimov was a long-time member and vice president of Mensa International, but he took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association.

Isaac Asimov was an atheist, a humanist, and a rationalist.

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
--Isaac Asimov


Tuesday, July 7, 2015