Those of us over a size 8 already have to take crap from the TV, modeling, and White House industries. Now Microsoft wants us to take crap from our underwear, too? I have a better idea. How about use the money for a gym membership instead of a bra that nags us like a disapproving relative?
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Last week it started when the WWII Vets took and occupied the WWII Memorial. This Sunday it continues with the Million Vet March on the Memorials. This is the 17th government shutdown since 1977. None of the other 16 shutdowns resulted in barricades around our memorials, people being run out of their privately owned homes, or private restaurants being shut down. This time, there are reports from government employees who say they have been told to make the public as miserable as possible. I’m so proud of our vets for taking action against this unnecessary melodrama, and I support them 100%.
A man in Brazil was trafficking 1100 pounds of marijuana in the back seat of his car. He led the police on a three mile high speed chase and crashed into a tree. When he crashed, the marijuana in the back seat came into the front seat and smashed him into the steering wheel.
As my Granny would say, “That’ll learn ya’.”
While this may be an eye-roller, I concede that it’s a good lesson for those of us who indulge in home repairs, squeezing all kinds of cabinets and plumbing apparatus into our vehicles. I mean, no one wants to die from a toilet attack in their car and end up on this blog, right?
Obamacare kicked in this week. Getting health insurance is a blessing for some, but the regulations and devastation to Medicare have been apocalyptic for others. For those who choose not to sign up for health insurance, they could lose their property. A Facebook post went viral when a man talked about how Obamacare allows the government to seize fines from his bank account or take his house. This is partially true. Here is what Snopes has to say about the draconian penalties of not rendering unto the massive social parasite that is our broken health care system. Snopes.com Penalty Shot
After that, we could all use some cheering up. Otter Pups Swim Lesson.
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All the best to all of you for a week of sensible packing.
94-year-old Fred Stobaugh met his beloved Lorraine in 1938. When she recently passed away, he penned the song Sweet Lorraine for her and entered it in a contest. Green Shoe Studio produced it. This is a brief documentary of Fred’s story–the actual song starts at 5:50. The commitment to love is a commitment to pain. Today, I raise a glass to all who have the courage to love.
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All the best to all of you for a week of avoiding creepy machines.
The most beautiful thing about being an author is having people read our work and love it. We really can’t express how wonderful it is, but Susan Spann, author of outstanding historical mystery CLAWS OF THE CAT, tries. Deb Susan Doesn’t Know Who She Loves
In New Zealand, Clive Saleman received a letter from the power company warning that it was going to cut off his electricity. Then he noticed the letter wasn’t addressed to him. It was addressed to the streetlight outside his house. Click on the title above for the full story.
I am told that though this streetlight in New Zealand may lose its electric services, it is still a registered voter in Chicago.
And on a light note . . . couldn’t help myself, didn’t try . . . sometimes a picture really does say it all.
A nine-year-old boy in a 5k race in Charlevoix, Michigan lost sight of his friends and asked a front runner, Marine Lance Corporal Myles Kerr, to help him. Kerr dropped back and kept pace with the child, encouraging him over the finish line. Read the full story here. Marine Runs Alongside Boy Struggling to Finish 5k Race
Find out what a theology professor has to say about FIRELANDS and its theocratic post-apocalyptic world. Dr. Steve Wiggins reviews the dystopian thriller at Sects and Violence in the Ancient World. FIRELANDS