2021 September

Friday, September 10, 2021

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[Never Forget Who] In 732 A.D. the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell. In 1571 A.D the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack Southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto. In 1683 A.D the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian armies. In 1968 Robert Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics,  Israeli athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males. In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo  where a fuse was lit on final approach. Shortly after landing it was blown up by Muslim males. In 1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome with 33 people killed,     when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males. In 1979 the United States Embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males. In 1983 the United States Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille-Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year-old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens and a United States Navy diver, who was trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males. In 1988 Pan Am flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed for the first time by Muslim males. In 1998 the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.  On September 11, 2001 four airliners were hijacked  with two of the planes used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers. One plane crashed into the Pentagon and the other plane was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by, you guessed it, a Muslim male (plus two other American journalists who had just recently been beheaded).  In 2013 the Boston Marathon bombing resulted in four innocent people, including a child, being killed and 264 other people injured by Muslim males.

Where are all the “holy rollers” a commenter keeps harping about? Are there also snake handlers somewhere? Druids?

Why your Uber and Lyft rides keep getting more expensive and requests for rideshares are surging, but there aren’t enough drivers. Link
[Masks] There’s hypocrisy and then there is HYPOCRISY writ large.  Last Tuesday a contributor woofed that anti-vaxers and anti-maskers should “extend” the right to choose: i.e. have an abortion.

The reality is that the single most important right that we enjoy is the right to life.   Abortion is the extra-legal taking of a human life.  That is so every single time.  Whenever a mother is considering an abortion, she is making a life or death decision for a person other than herself — her child.  Her choice is simple, life or death? not for herself, but for her child.  More than 96% of all abortions are committed for the convenience of the mother.  Friends, we are in the 21st century — no woman need get pregnant.

I chose to get vaccinated, but that was my choice, made after weighing risk vs reward.  I had the booster shot, risk vs. reward.  Vaccine vs no vaccine?  It should be an individual choice, respected by all.  As for masking:  The evidence is so mixed as to whether or not they work, that I have no confidence in them. If you want to wear one, it’s your choice.  Just do it, but don’t demand that I wear one just to make you feel good.

The Kings are right. As soon as they let their underlings have any power or any say in the ruling of their country, it falls down the tubes into a degraded madhouse of inept wannabees.


[Great White Heron] A lovely tropical scene on the northeast end of Big Pine Key.

[“Lutheran Church going out of business”] At least there’ll be some tax revenue coming to the County. Churches don’t pay taxes and sponge off the County. If a church can’t support itself, if there aren’t enough parishioners to support it. Those people should go to another church and not make the County pay its taxes. A lot of citizens couldn’t care less if the church is there or not.
[A Parable] A boat was docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village. A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long it took to catch them. “Not very long” they answered in unison.
“Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.
“But what do you do with the rest of your time?”
“We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children, and take siestas with our wives. In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs.
We have a full life.”
The tourist interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”
“And after that?”
“With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City!!! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.”
“How long would that take?”
“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years.” replied the tourist.
“And after that?”
“Afterwards? Well my friend, that’s when it gets really interesting,” answered the tourist, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!”
“Millions? Really? And after that?” asked the fishermen.
“After that you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.”
“With all due respect sir, but that’s exactly what we are doing now. So what’s the point wasting twenty-five years?” asked the Mexicans.
And the moral of this story is: Know where you’re going in life, you may already be there! Money is not everything.
Live your life before life becomes lifeless.

Bethoven’s 5th
with fun animation. Relax and enjoy. I promise you’ll never listen to Beethoven’s 5th the same way again! Video

[“Keys suck”] It’s funny how people disparage the Keys when they move and praise the Keys when they stay
Scientists are hoping to develop fusion energy which is supposed to be clean energy and not contaminate this planet, but it just might eat its way through the earth and all of us if the magnets fail that contain the hot stuff. Sometimes I’m glad I’m old and won’t see this stuff happen.


What is with the US Mail, they seem to be screwing up pick up and delivery more and more.

[Friday Joke] The only cow in a small town in Northern Italy stopped giving milk. So the town folk found they could buy a cow from Sicily quite inexpensively. They brought the cow over from Sicily. It was absolutely wonderful. It produced lots of milk every day and everyone was happy. Then they bought a bull to mate with the cow to get more cows, so they’d never have to worry about their milk supply again. They put the bull in the pasture with the cow but whenever the bull tried to mount the cow, the cow would move away. No matter what approach the bull tried, the cow would move away from the bull, and he was never able to do the deed. The people were very upset and decided to go to the local veterinarian, Dr. Santucchi, who was very wise, to tell him what was happening and to ask his advice.
“Whenever the bull tries to mount our cow, she moves away. If he approaches from the back, she moves forward. When he approaches her from the front, she backs off. If he attempts it from the one side, she walks away to the other side.” The veterinarian rubbed his chin thoughtfully and pondered this before asking, “Did you by chance, buy this cow in Sicily?” The people were dumbfounded, since no one had ever mentioned that they had brought the cow over from Sicily. “You are truly a wise veterinarian,” they said. “How did you know that we got the cow from Sicily?” The Vet replied with a distant look in his eyes, “My wife is from Sicily.”
Movie Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s latest film. “Cry Macho” The comments below the video are terrific. If you wait past the commercial, you can watch the entire movie “Hang em High” with Clint  and is 1hr 54 minutes long. Video
[Friday Joke] A lady goes to the doctor and complains that her husband is losing interest in sex. The doctor gives her a pill but warns her that it’s still experimental. He tells her to slip it into hubby’s mashed potatoes at dinner. That night, she does just that. About a week later, she’s back at the doctor, where she says, “Doc, the pill worked great. I put it in the potatoes like you said. It wasn’t five minutes later that he jumped up, raked all the food and dishes onto the floor, grabbed me, ripped all my clothes off, and ravaged me right there on the table!” The doctor says, “I’m sorry, we didn’t realize the pill was that strong! The foundation will be glad to pay for any damages.” “Nah,” she says, “that’s okay. We were never going back to that restaurant anyway.”

[Cortesans, Muses, Mistresses Topple Regimes]
Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
King Leopold I of Bavaria and Lola Montez
Czarina Alexandra and Rasputin
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

[Friday Joke] It’s weird being the same age as old people.
It’s probably my age that tricks people into thinking I’m an adult.
Singing in the shower leads to dancing. Dancing leads to slipping and slipping leads to paramedics seeing you naked. So remember–don’t sing!
If you can’t think of a word say, “I forgot the English word for it.” That way people will think you’re bilingual instead of an idiot.
I’m at a place in my life where errands are starting to count as going out.
I’m getting tired of being part of a major historical event.
I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do it’s because I missed my exit.
You don’t realize how old you are until you sit on the floor and then try to get back up; or you look around for something else to do while you’re down there.


[Covid] Side effects of Ivermectin.

Here lies the body of Jonathan White, Who died believing that he was right.
Here lies the body of Theodore Trask, Who died refusing to wear a mask.
Here lies the body of Warren Dean, Who died  refusing to quarantine.
Here lies the body of Timothy Cox, Who died believing the lies of Fox.
Here lies the body of Winifred Scott, Who died refusing to get the shot.
Here lies the body of Mortimer Glick, Who died believing he’d never get sick.
Here lies the body of Rosa Ramona, Who died believing there is no corona.
Here lies the body of Jessica Cyrus, Who died denying she’d get the virus.
Here lies the body of Anthony Stokes, Who believed the virus was all a hoax.
Here lies the body of  Jacqueline Slater, Who died while using the ventilator.
Here lies the body of  Artemus Leach, Who died injecting himself with bleach.
Here lies the body of Lee Benetictin. Who died relying on Ivormectin.
Here lie the bodies of Dotty and Art, Who refused to remain six feet apart.
[Afghanistan Evacuation] The Dunkirk evacuation removed 338,226 Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. The operation commenced after large numbers of Belgian, British, and French troops were cut off and surrounded by German troops during the six-week Battle of France. By the end of the eighth day, 338,226 allies had been rescued by a hastily assembled fleet of over 800 vessels.
The British Expeditionary Force lost 68,000 soldiers during the French campaign and had to abandon nearly all of its tanks, vehicles, and equipment. The remaining 40,000 men of the French First Army fought a delaying action against seven German divisions, including three armored divisions and got their asses kicked.
[Friday Joke] After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years 81 came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the British, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet 81 shortly after, a story was published in the New York Times: “American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the British”.
One weak later, Australia’s Northern Territory Times, reported the following: ‘After digging as deep as 30 feet in his backyard in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, aboriginal Billi Bunji, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely bugger-all. Billi has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Australia had already gone to wireless.


Concentrate on the dot for 15 seconds and the horse will change color to your mood.

It’s too bad hurricanes don’t fly through the Middle East and fix things!
Another statue removed this week. “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”  – George Orwell 1984 (Published June 8, 1949)
Sept 11 is tomorrow. ~L&L
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