😠 Facebook Outrage – Rages On 😤

 

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If cartoons and cartoonists are any indication then the outrage twoards Facebook is far from over. Even the sleazy Stormy Daniels hasn’t calmed the trouble waters.

The cartoons are everywhere:

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How did people think Zuckerberg got to be a gazillionaire?

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Many a truth in a simple little cartoon:

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Then there is the whole bias against Conservatives thing.


F-bomb by Zuckerberg ain’t just an expletive. Although it seems to have caused a lot of them to be used.


Zuckerberg got off relatively easy in the hearings since many of them wouldn’t know one end of a Facebook page from another.


Not a doubt in my mind that the thought expressed in this cartoon is true.


I suspect he does know the meaning of the word when it comes to his own personal privacy.


Always gotta read the fine print.


Funniest part of the whole outrage thing is that it comes from both left and right. First thing they’ve agreed on in a very long time.


Not all that outraged is she?


Now that’s funny!

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There are many more cartoons but I’ll just post one more. I think it covers the topic as well as any.

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Y’all have a great day.

 

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✝️ He Is Risen ‼️

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Happy Easter! May the joy of this day fill your heart.

I thank God that I have lived to see another Easter. For far too many years I took Easter for grated.  I was a part of the Easter Bunny crowd. I say this much to my shame. But God was good and now I celebrate the meaning of the day. And I am filled with joy that I can do that because buried deep within was the faith that I have now. It is still not what it should be, what I want it to be, but it is there. And I am grateful for that.

I hope you and yours find the joy of the day.

John 11:25 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

 

  • Luke 23: 46-47 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. 47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”
  • Mark 16:1-4 1When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.
  • Mark 16: 5-6 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.
  • Luke 24: 5-7 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”
  • Matthew 28:5-7 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

 

Happy Easter!

 

 

 

🛑 Signs of the Times 🚸

🛑 Signs of the Times 🚸

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I’ve always loved funny church signs. I’ve always been convinced that God has the most wonderful sense of humor and  I like religions that do too.

I’ve also come to love nonsensical signs that make you wonder what the person who ordered the sign, designed the sign and put up the sign was thinking. Because many of them don’t seem to  require or contain any thought.

Example: Okay, can I file that under, “Thank you Captain Obvious?”

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Some, I am convinced, are deliberately designed to confuse. Or perhaps not and that’s worse.

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Then there is this little gem: No kidding? I thought it had just become invisible.

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I just can’t imagine who thought this sign was necessary.

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I rather like the sign below. It’s not silly. It’s quite to the point. Go Home!

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Below is a very useful sign. If you are laying there dying in horrible pain you can’t say you weren’t warned. Well, you probably can’t say anything.

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Then there are signs directed at those who are contemplating sending money to a Nigerian Prince.

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Consider that some genius got paid, and probably paid very well to design the sign below. I would call a cab to take me where I wanted to go – even if it was just across the street. But then I’m old and easily confused which I think was the whole point of the sign.

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I like the sign below. It’s a fair question.

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The sign below is confusing and doesn’t make any sense. Or is it just me? Or is Treebeard, the oldest of the Ents from the Return of the King lose among us?

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Can’t say you weren’t warned if you buy those Croissan’wiches.

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Did no one read this sign ⬇️ before putting it up? If not, why not? It appears they let morons put up signs in Ontario just like we do here in the USA.

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Okay – I’m aware the chair is broken. What I am not aware of is why there needs to be a sign to tell me what I can see very well.

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Staying off the tracks seems like perfectly reasonable request. However if someone needs to read the sign to find out they are not a train there may be another problem.

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I cannot express how much I love the sign below.  💞

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I tend to disagree with the sign below. I think stupidity is a handicap. You still shouldn’t be allowed to park in handicap parking space though.

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Why does the sign below not surprise me?

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Once again you have to ask yourself if anyone read that sign before putting it up.

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The image below is from Australia – they have a sense of humor. Do they not have a rabid PETA organization to disallow both sign and humor?

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I find the image below as amusing as the local funeral home that is always sending me advertisements and price-lists.

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And I will end with a sign that is a prayer and is very helpful. I know of many times I would have been wise to utter just such a prayer.

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Have a great day and hang onto your sense of humor. You will need it.

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🍀 Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🍀

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James said to his friend Daniel, “I know a girl who married an Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day.”
Daniel said, “Oh really?”
James said, “No, O’Reilly.”



Murphy : “Why do the Irish always answer a question with another question?”.
Smith: “Do we now?”



Conor, the barber, was hearing complaints from his present trimmee about the price of barbers’ services. “I tell you, Conor, these New York barbers gotta stranglehold on the citizens. I was in London just last week, and you charge me half again what they charge there.” “That may be true, Sir,” said the Irishman, “but think of the airfare.”



An English man and an Irish man are driving head on at night, on a twisty, dark road. Both are driving too fast for the conditions and collide on a sharp bend in the road. To the amazement of both, they are unscathed, though their cars are both destroyed. In celebration of their luck, both agree to put aside their dislike for the other from that moment on. At this point, the Irish man goes to the boot and fetches a 12 year old bottle of Jameson whiskey. He hands the bottle to the English man, who toasts, “May the English and the Irish live together forever, in peace, and harmony.” The English man then tips the bottle and lashes half of it down. Still flabbergasted over the whole thing, he goes to hand the bottle to the Irish man, who replies: ”No thanks, I’ll just wait till the Garda get here!”



Michael wakes up in hospital, covered in bandages, and notices Adam sitting at his bedside. “What happened to me?” asks Michael.
“Well,” replies Seamus, “you had a few too many drinks last night, and then you made a bet that you could jump out of the window and fly around the pub.”
“Why didn’t you stop me?” Michael screams.
“Stop you?” replies Adam. “Hell, I bet thirty dollars on you.”


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

🌬We’re Having Weather Again 🌨

 

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Once upon a time there was a safe topic of conversation. It was called weather. Folks that would not, could not agree about politics or religion all talked about the weather. It simply was. Related image

Some liked snow – others did not. Some loved the gentle fall of rain while others complained there had been too much and it was drowning the crops/flowers. Some liked the hot weather. Others, like me, not so much.

Everyone talked about the weather but nobody did anything about it.

Now it seems that if you don’t believe in Global Warming you are doing something about it. Something bad.

 

Back in those good old days when we had to walk to school through 10 foot of snow, uphill both ways, the weather simply was. And yes, we did complain about it. A lot. But we didn’t blame the weather on other citizens, even Republicans.

I was a Democrat in those long ago days, so everything else was the fault of Republicans. Except the weather. And now that I am no longer a Democrat even the weather is the fault of the Republicans.Which is only one of the many reasons I am no longer a Democrat. I’m not a Republican either so Global Warming isn’t my fault.

Related imageNow the weather is also the fault of those knuckle-dragging Republicans who are responsible for drowning polar bears. What kind of monster wants to kill polar bears? They are so soft and fuzzy and have all those big teeth and for crying-out-loud they are bears. Big mean bears. I don’t want to kill them but I don’t want to find one rummaging in my garbage cans thank you very much. Any critter that eats seals is never going to be among my favorites. Funny the things some liberals will clutch to their breast, rhetorically,  in order to make other seem like heartless folk.

And in spite of all the hysteria about us knuckle-dragging unbelievers, I’m an Independent but unbelieving Independents are knuckle-draggers too, polar bears seems to be doing just fine. Alas poor Al, that’s an inconvenient truth.

It is increasingly obvious that polar bears are thriving despite having lived through summer sea ice levels not predicted to occur until 2050 – levels of sea ice that experts said would wipe out 2/3 of the world’s polar bears.

We had snow again last night. A lot of snow. There was a big winter storm that stretched from God knows where to we’re all going to die. It even had a name now that some idiot decided winter storms need a name. I don’t know what this one was named. I don’t care what this one was named. It’s a damn snow storm and it left about 6 inches of snow  where we had just finished removing snow. It filled in all the nice edges of the sidewalks and driveway which were nice and clean.  I have a name for it – #@c%(*y$@!!

However, it was a snowstorm not Armageddon. Weather folks seem to find increasing delight in turning every bit of weather into Armageddon. Too hot, too cold, too much rain, too little rain, snow, no snow whatever the condition they have an Armageddon scenario for it. I just want the damn weather report not the posturing of some catastrophist.

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I like snow. I like it about two days before Christmas until New Years Day. Then I just want it to go away. Snow that stays very long gets gray and dirty and ugly. And once the Christmas Card look is no longer wanted – it is no longer wanted. At least by me. It is a perfidious malingerer that wants to be coddled and shoveled. And snowblowed by over-grown boys who think it’s fun to blow snow with their big noisy boy-toys. Related image

To be fair the man/boy I live with has a new cordless electric snowblower because we don’t like noisy and we don’t like keep gas cans in our garage. Man/boy pouted through the early part of winter because he had this lovely new machine and no snow. What little there was came light and fluffy and I usually swept it off the sidewalks. The driveway was none the worse for 1/2 an inch of the stuff.

Now the snow has come in increments. Snow – snowblow and shovel. Wait a few days – rinse, lather and repeat. After a few repetitions the man/boys loose their enthusiasm.

We actually are quite lucky. Although there appears to be about 6-7 inches of new snow that is nothing compared to what was dumped elsewhere.

Winter Storm Mateo

Chicago’s two biggest airports, O’Hare and Midway, had hundreds of flight cancellations on Friday – some of which were canceled on Thursday before the storm arrived – because of Mateo, FlightAware reported. More than 200 flights were also canceled Friday morning at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Public schools in Chicago and Detroit were closed Friday because of the winter Related imagestorm, city officials announced. Numerous school districts in Nebraska and Iowa also canceled or delayed schools Friday because of the snow and frigid temperatures, according to the Associated Press.

“Periods of heavy snow will arrive into Friday across the southern Great Lakes,” said weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Belles. “Friday morning’s commute could prove difficult in Chicago and Milwaukee, if not impossible for some spots. Visibility will be reduced due to falling snow from Chicago to Detroit on Friday.”

The winter storm also caused issues in Montana. After more than a foot of snow fell in Havre, city officials warned residents in a Facebook post that roads were “extremely hazardous,” and there were many accidents and stranded vehicles that blocked roadways on Thursday.

Image result for funny snow images I am not one of those who feels better about my particular condition because someone else is worse off. So knowing that some people got a foot of snow makes me feel no better. It may make me feel like a wuss for complaining but not for long.

And I’m sorry but I just don’t care that  the Eiffel Tower Remains Closed as Snow, Freezing Rain Hits Paris.

If you look at the weather map below you will see the blue zone, signifying heavy snow, just barely touches Wisconsin – that’s where I live.

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Our household, made up of one old bat and one old crock did what we’ve always done when a storm is predicted. We went to the store, got bread, milk, bird seed and ice melt so that we wouldn’t need to go out today when the roads are bad. Since we’re both retired we can sit inside and watch those that have to go out and sympathize with them.

We can watch the fools that don’t have to go out but went out anyway and shake our heads at their foolishness. Just as we’ve always done because fools are not a new phenomenon. Garden Gnome, Winter, Snow, Dwarf, White, Cold, Hidden

I waded through the snow to feed the birds and squirrels. Since I am getting shorter, shrinking at an alarming pace, the parts of me that get wet and cold go further up my tailpipe every year. By next year I expect to be the size of a garden gnome and will not dare venture out if there is more than an inch of snow.

Wherever you are, snow or no snow, warm or cold, be well. I hope your day is filled with whatever you like best. As for me, I’m sitting here where it is warm knowing I don’t have to go outside again today. I don’t have to use the snowblower. All is well. And it’s still snowing.

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🌐 A Convergence of Arrogance 🌐

 

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 noun: arrogance

conceit, pride, self-importance, egotism; pompousness, pomposity, imperiousness, hubris;
  1. the quality of being arrogant.
    “the arrogance of this man is astounding”

I see a convergence of arrogance in the media, in Hollywood celebrities and from politicians. It’s always been there but now it appears, at least to me, to be an epidemic.

I used to believe that the common sense of a majority of people would save us from a superfluity of ignorance and stupidity. As we all know, the first can be cured and the second cannot.

I didn’t take into account the number of people who would bow down to the arrogance of the media and celebrities. I never believed that Americans would mistake the self-importance of these people as wisdom. As for those who worship at a politicians feet, I see no help for such stupidity.

I suppose such a judgemental attitude makes me seem arrogant. But I don’t think I know everything about anything. In the vast scheme of things I know very little. I do know that those who claim to know so much, based on knowledge gained from a dishonest media and celebrities with the IQ of a bread-stick are arrogant when they seek to inform me of how ignorant I am.

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Far too many people now get their information from a “tweet” on Twitter. I know it’s difficult to believe that anyone could be that foolish and then argue some issue with a person who actually knows something about it.

How amazing is it that people who know so little about so much are so willing to run their mouths and keyboards and prove their own ignorance? All while arrogantly insisting that they know more than the people that disagree with them.

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It was Wilfred Bion who said: ” Arrogance is a great obstruction to wisdom.” And so it is. If you think you know all the answers then how can you learn? When you pontificate without knowledge or facts you are not only being arrogant you are showing your ignorance. Those who look to fools for answers will end up equally foolish. Such fools think themselves wise.

One of my favorite writers wrote a great piece about how stupid we are becoming as a country and a culture:

  Derek Hunter: We Live in Stupid Times 

The big story this week was a book written by a guy known for exaggerating about a guy known for exaggerating with the main source being another guy known for exaggerating. And I’m not exaggerating.

I have no idea what’s true and what’s not true in the new book Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House, and neither does anyone on cable television repeating its claims like they were a personal witness to the events described in it. But neither does the author, it seems.

In the book’s prologue he wrote, “Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true.

There is one celebrity who asks some reasonable questions. He’s also smart and well informed. How he ended up in Hollywood is beyond me. But then I don’t know everything.

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Byron York had a response to the madness of  “Professor” Brandy Lee:
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Yale psychiatrist who briefed Hill Dems wants to physically restrain President Trump, force him to submit to evaluation, declare him unfit for office. But she worries: ‘This really will look like a coup.’ You think?
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It’s also amazing that the Trump detractors cannot see how often they are guilty of the behavior of which they accuse Trump. They go on a expletive laced rant to protest the crudity and lewdness of Donald Trump – how can anyone be that self-unaware?
The media that protests the term fake news being applied to them responds with more fake news. They could save themselves hits to their credibility by simply doing a little investigating like real journalists should do. Here’s a radical thought, how about not making assumptions unless you know the whole story.
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Do these people listen to what they say? Do the people that watch them every Sunday morning hear the baloney that is being peddled as “news”? I just don’t get it. I honestly don’t.

How about the arrogance, and stupidity, of a man who has been accused of sexual misconduct accusing the Trump children of being as vile as Saddam’s sons?

MSNBC’s Matthews Compares Trump’s Family To Child Rapists, Murderers, Drug Users

Matthews compared President Donald Trump’s children to known child rapists, murderers, drug users, thieves, and anti-Semites on Tuesday while interviewing the author of the newly released and already debunked book on the Trump White House.

While interviewing Michael Wolff about his book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Matthews compared Trump’s children to Uday and Qusay Hussein.

What kind of a man does that? What kind of a human being is so filled with his own self-importance that he thinks it’s okay to accuse people of being so vile when it simply isn’t true?

This isn’t the first time that Matthews hyperbolic nonsense has debased the air-waves. He does it often. His arrogance is repulsive. What it says about those who still watch this cretin I don’t know. Nothing good I suspect.

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I do know that  you are not apt to hear humility, modesty or honesty from the media, Hollywood or the Democrat Party.

Today is another day when I suspect we will be bombarded with nonsense, lies and hyperbolic rhetoric from arrogant people. Another day when I will not watch the news on television. I simply don’t trust or believe them.

I don’t like arrogant people. I especially don’t like arrogant people who have so little to be arrogant about.

Have a good day. Ignore the idiots, love family and friends and try not to let it all get you down.

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