Saturday, February 6, 2021

Super Bowl LV Sacrifices: The Gods of Football Demand a Show

We all know what's going to happen tomorrow.

We've seen the show must go on attitude in every holiday last year, regardless of the consequences. Over 450,000 Americans have died from the deadly virus which is still raging throughout the country.

In America the Super Bowl is bigger than Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Valentines Day combined. 

It's sure to be another super spreader event.

Despite warnings from health experts to follow COVID guidelines for safety, many Americans would rather gather for social events, and just take a chance no one will get infected.

Holidays may have changed outwardly during the pandemic, but what goes on in our homes and communities is a different story.

The Gods of Football must be appeased. 

The money mongers of football know that fans will be sacrificed.

 It's a price both team owners and ardent fans are willing to take. 

Watching fans of every political persuasion dressed up in team colors is like viewing pigskin acolytes attending quarters while the greedy gods sell memorabilia during breaks in the action.

And the show goes on... the 21st Century version of Football Fans for Life... and Death.

Friday, February 5, 2021

A Conversation With Butters: My Dog Really Had a Lot To Say Today

Most pet owners agree that their animals can talk.

The rest of the human race thinks those pet owners are light in the frontal lobe.

Who cares?

Now I can get on with sharing what my dog (whose a miniature Italian Greyhound) Butters had to say this morning.

On politics

Butters: I'm giving Joe Biden high marks for reintroducing animals into The White House. I love their story, especially Major's. He's a rescue dog. Champ has been a member of the family since 2008.

Dave: It sure was nice seeing the centuries-old-tradition of having a First Pet restored.

Congress is proof that dogs are smarter than politicians. You can put every breed of dog in one room - as long as there's food and water - and they'll get along.

It's not so with the pathetic packs of politicians in The House and the Senate.

On People in General

Butters: When a dog roams around in public barking at humans they capture it and take it to an animal shelter to be evaluated.

But when extremist humans disrupt gatherings of any kind with vicious lies and threats to kill others who don't believe like them, they can hide behind the First Amendment.

Dave: So you think humans are all hypocrites?

Butters: No doubt about it. 

On Religion

Butters: Dogs are more holy than humans.

Dave: I'm going to challenge that pal. What's your proof?

Butters: Spell dog backwards! That's right. GOD. Coincidence? I think not.

On Society

Butters: I really wonder how humans walk and chew gum some time. The crazy things they do. 

Did you hear about that rapper who had a $23 million dollar diamond implanted on his forehead?

Dave: Well... 

Butters: Or, that guy who got his entire body tattooed?

Dave: Well...

Butters: Or, that guy who lived in an airport for four months before being caught?

Dave: Okay. I got your point. But dogs can be weird too, so don't get all high and mighty with me, or I won't share my leftovers with you.

That's it for today folks. Butters and I may be back again to explore this crazy world we all live in.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Conspiracy Media and Goons Are Being held Accountable: Smartmatic Sues Fox, Giuliani, Powell for $2.7 Billion

This should be interesting.

Some accountability is finally coming for conspiracy wackos who falsely claimed the presidential election was stolen from Trump.

Smartmatic had enough of the lies being spread by Fox News (three hosts: Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro) Rudy Giuliani, and Sidney Powell, and have decided to fight back. 

The voting technology company has filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit TODAY to hold them all accountable for waging a "disinformation campaign" that jeopardized the company's very survival.

The lawsuit, filed in New York state court, says the plaintiffs "needed a villain" because they believed the election was stolen, and purposely misled the public.

Hopefully Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit is just the tip of the iceberg against the extreme right's BIG LIE.

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Getting High Has a New Meaning Now With Hemp Made and Powered Plane

What's that in the sky?

Is it Superman? 



It's the world's first airplane made from hemp, and powered by hemp oil.

The construction of this new high flyer makes more sense than most people realize. 

The reason is that hemp is 10 times stronger than steel. 

In addition, hemp is lighter than traditional aerospace materials (such as aluminum and fiberglass) so it requires less fuel to reach a high altitude. 

Kudos to Hempearth, a Canadian cannabis firm for their innovative use of hemp in aviation. 

Stay tuned for the high flyer's first flight which is set to take place at The Wright Brother's Memorial in Kitty Hawk North Carolina - the birthplace of aviation.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Don't Believe Punxsutawney Phil - Climate Warming Has Changed Everything

This morning I watched (with my usual skeptical attitude) that overstuffed rodent Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his hole and claim we're getting six more weeks of  winter.

The famous groundhog made his appearance at 7:25 a.m. EST via a livestreamed event because of COVID-19 restrictions.

This is going to be hard for some people to read but... Punxsutawney Phil is wrong!

One of the reasons I know this is a much younger (and more alert) groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, contradicted Phil and called for an early spring this morning.

The other reason is self-explanatory: there's no way that an overweight groundhog can predict the weather with Global Warming changing everything almost daily.

Meteorologists and TV weather forecasters are lucky if they actually predict the weekly weather report. Six weeks out? Forget about it.

If, by some chance (a real tiny one) Phil turns out to be right, then he needs to be livestreamed daily in lieu of incompetent scientists and weather forecasters on TV.

I'm flexible.

Monday, February 1, 2021

National Mall Overran By Snowball Hurling Hooligans

They're calling it an assault on the National Mall as snowball wielding hooligans' fling frozen projectiles at one another.

The snowball assault began shortly after a massive winter storm. Capitol Hill police managed to keep the rioters confined to the National Mall and away from government buildings.

Authorities took no chances and called out the National Guard in case the snowball-throwing extremists decided to slip-and-slide towards the Capitol Building.
 There were no reports of injuries this morning, despite thousands of frozen hardballs hurtling through the frosty air since daybreak.

A spokesman for one of the organized groups - SnowAnon - said he was there with his peeps to protect any Trumpies that might show up and be attacked by the mostly peaceful group - AntiFroze - of revelers who were building snowmen and throwing snowballs.

There will be further updates on this seriously snowy situation, so stay tuned.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

A 21st Century Tale: The Con Man and the IRS

While Trump has been marshaling his minions at Mar-a-Lago (and nursing his enormous ego) in an attempt to be a king-maker for the Republican Party, the wheels of justice have been turning.

A judge has ruled against him. His lawyers have to turn over all the records and paperwork they've been trying to hide about one of his properties.

They have until Feb. 3rd to hand over the records and communications from Trump's real estate company, under penalty of law.

New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued six subpoenas since August. All were stonewalled by Trump lawyers.

The siege ended when a New York state Supreme Court Justice, Arthur Engoron, ruled that Trump's claims of attorney-client privilege were hogwash, and it was time to move on.

The focus of James' investigation is an appraisal of property on 212 acres outside New York City. The probe is looking at a suspicious $21 million dollar tax deduction the Trump company claimed in 2015.

But that's not all that's being investigated regarding the Trump Organization.

Investigators have been going over his banking records for more than a year. Records that may reveal big time fraud and money laundering.

I like to remind people how the infamous gangster Al Capone - who murdered countless people - went to prison for cheating on his taxes. 

So Don the Con's political future is more clouded than many believe at this time. The tax man cometh and when he does... 

One thing is for sure, it's going to be difficult to run for POTUS again in 2024 when Trump's an inmate in a federal prison.

To keep himself busy behind bars, the disgraced ex-president could start a 3rd Party. I suggest calling it the BAD LOSER COALITION. 

Blog Break Until Presidential Election is Over

I finally hit the wall today. I can't think of what to say about all of the madness going on in this country right now. I'm a writer...