The thoughts of a writer.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting High at Work

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New England Hit by Winter Storm

I understand that there is a winter storm in New England right now. About 12 years ago, someone told me the winters in New England were quite mild. Apparently that is just not true. If you live on the east coast, however, never fear! The New England Patriots have been called in to deflate the storm! Help is on the way!
I have to go outside now. It's been so nice out here in the Midwest lately.

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Spring Cougar Scent

Now in new Spring Cougar Scent!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Teddy Bear Band


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Dad Turns to Youtube to Report Snapchat Bullies

This dad is paying attention to what happens to his kids. You have to like what he did; and you have to wonder about the people who caused him to have to do it.

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Washed-Up Rockstar Anti-Energy Drink

If you've heard of or use Rockstar Energy Drinks, you might be interested to know that they now have a new product called, Washed-Up Rockstar Anti-Energy Drink! Now, if you are too energetic, you can enjoy this sensational new drink! Made with all-natural Tap water, cheap whiskey and quaaludes, this drink will knock you out for hours!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Star Trek XII: Make It So #12!

Suppose Captain Picard from Star Trek was unable to locate "Number 1". Would he have to resort to "Number 2?"


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New England's Balls Under-Inflated!

Let's face it. Ball deflation is a serious (and sometimes embarrassing) topic! When I heard that the New England Patriots won their championship game with under-inflated balls I was astounded! "Were all of their balls under-inflated?" I asked. "11 out of 12" I was told. Hmmmm... There are 11 men on the field from each team; so that means only one of them had properly inflated balls? And they still won the game? While I was thinking about my own balls and how upset I would be if one of them deflated, I began to marvel that the Patriots had won the game so decisively! I mean if someone was going to cheat, I would think poorly inflated balls would be a difficult thing to pull off! Would you have some reverse-inflation gadget in the protective cup? Now I could see if it was the Patriots who were trying to deflate the balls of the Indianapolis Colts, because after living briefly in New England I developed the impression that the Mafia was involved in almost everything. But how would the Colts have gotten away with it? At any rate, I have to give the Patriots a lot of credit—because if my own balls were ever deflated, I don't think I would be worried about a football game—even if it was for a championship! So out of the 11 guys, which one of the Patriots had his balls correctly inflated? Wait a minute! 11 out of 12??? There are only 11 men on the field! This is more confusing now! Are we talking about sets? Then we would have 22 right? And then there was something about separate balls for kicking??? Are you serious? Getting kicked in the balls is not fun!!! Man these guys play dirty!

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State of the Union: Condensed Version

Biden got the joke;
why didn't Boehner?
Here is the condensed version of last night's State of the Union Speech given by President Barack Obama.
"Things aren't perfect, but they are a lot better—and we're headed in the right direction. Tax the wealthiest 1% yada yada, blazay blazay."
The short version of the Republican Response is,
Things aren't better and we're headed in the wrong direction. We will undo everything that the Obama administration has done yada yada, nebuchadnezzar, over and out."


Change is Good

Sometimes those who cry loudest for change, should try to change themselves.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Birthday to Quatro-Pint!

25 Today!

Black Lives Matter?

Yesterday as I watched a news feed about Black Lives Matter marching in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I wondered if Dr. King would approve of them blocking the light rail system? I also found it ironic that since the police were the focus of their protest, that the police were keeping the protesters off of Interstate 94—which had they gotten on the freeway (like they have before), could have resulted in a lethal and tragic situation.

Then I formed a question in my mind. Do black lives really matter to this group? What I mean is, I could show numerous black on black deadly violence incidents that have occurred—yet the only ones that seem to matter to Black Lives Matter are the proportionally smaller number that have occurred when police have used deadly force.

My question: If there are two black lives and one black life shoots and kills the other one, does this matter? Does the loss of life only matter when it is during a struggle with police or does it matter even if the killer is also black? I only ask because no one is (still) addressing the issue that lots of African-Americans die violently—at the hands of other African-Americans.

Having worked within social services for a time, I still believe that the means to solving the big picture problem, is to have strong families, buy into the idea that education is key to success; and changing attitudes that set a pattern of crime and poverty.

But then, this whole issue is about pursuing the small picture viewpoint. It isn't really about changing society for the better is it? Nobody really wants the change if they have to change themselves. They just want the police to change.

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