Congressional privilege

From Judicial Watch:

“Adam Schiff secretly subpoenaed, without court authorization, the phone records of Rudy Giuliani and then published the phone records of innocent Americans, including President Trump’s lawyers, a member of Congress, and a journalist. And now a federal court ruled today that Schiff, or any member of Congress can’t be held accountable for this unprecedented and potentially criminal abuse of power. Every American should be concerned about a ruling that suggests Congress has unlimited power to take and publish their private phone records!”... [Read More]


“…I Will Wear Him in My Heart’s Core..”

“Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice/And could of men distinguish, her election/Hath sealed thee for herself, for thou hast been—/As one in suffering all that suffers nothing—/A man that fortune’s buffets and rewards/Hast ta’en with equal thanks. And blessed are those/ Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled/That they are not a pipe for Fortune’s finger/To sound what stop she please.  Give me that man/ That is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him/In my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of heart..”     —Hamlet, III, 2

….As one in suffering all that suffers nothing! Give me that man, indeed:  TRUMP 2020!!


Feel the Fear!

I don’t know why, but when the Left goes all hair-on-Fire (like April Fool Ryan fantasizing about Trump being hauled out of the Oval On Jan 20 by the otherwise despiséd  “police and  armed forces”)—nobody  laughs.  The Right can’t get away with that kinda overt paranoia.   Or maybe we don’t want to; it’s ….embarrassing.

The Right suffers (probably fatally) from a “normalcy bias“.... [Read More]


Life Hack from My Subconscious

Last night, I dreamed that I hit someone’s old truck—but then I took a second look, and wasn’t so sure it happened. So my solution was to get the owner, show him his truck, and say, “Do you notice anything different about your bumper?” Remember this next time you run into someone’s vehicle in the parking lot and are not sure what to do.


AOC tweets that St Damien of Molokai was a colonizer and white supremacist

AOC is definitely one of the dumbest people in congress. She’s duking it out for the title of dumbest Congressperson with Sheila Jackson Lee and Hank (Guam might capsize) Johnson. Her most recent post (I think on Instagram) about St Damien of Molokai, really takes the cake. This was the post

“Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told – and virtually no one else,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez in an Instagram story. “Check out Hawaii’s statue. It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii, the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told. It is Father Damien.”... [Read More]


A Non-Narnian Monopod Arrives Soon

I am “buying” a monopod by paying shipment and a future lunch. (How long can I milk the pandemic to get out of treating? I am not asking for a friend.)
I put up this post to place your orders for things you want me to photograph. What in Japan do you want to see?

I will try the moon shot again. And maybe the “house on the hill”.... [Read More]


License to Lather . . . Rinse & Repeat

With unemployment rates already high from coronavirus and the state’s response, the New York Senate is looking into adding another barrier to employment, a shampoo license.

NY State Senate Bill S8862 would require 500 hours of course study in order for someone to get a job as a “Shampoo Assistant.” In addition to the cost for taking such classes, shampooers would also have to pay a fee to the state to obtain their certification. I assume part of the training is, “try to avoid getting soap in the eyes.” Not sure what the other 499.9 will be spent on.... [Read More]


for the moon watchers…

A few days ago or was it weeks, 10 Cents did some moon images with, I presume, his new camera. Finally I had a clear night and attempted to do the same. But not really ever getting into my camera to understand settings, I just let it fly. So here you are 10 Cents;

The first is no zoom…... [Read More]


This Week’s Book Review – The Gulf of Mexico

Looking for a good read? Here is a recommendation. I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review. You do not have to agree with everything every author has written (I do not), but the fiction I review is entertaining (and often thought-provoking) and the non-fiction contain ideas worth reading.... [Read More]



It is funny how “appeasement” popped into my mind. Isn’t that what is happening now? If only one side with disarm the other side would settle down and not make more demands. It didn’t work so well the last time, did it? Who are the Neville Chamberlains of this generation? I remember Chameberlain was quite popular for a time till his “peace” went to pieces.

Would you describe it with a different word?