A last word on Toon in and see ya later

If you want any change in DC, you have to fire the Senate. This doesn’t mean getting rid of the GOP Senator and replacing IT with a Donkey. Get rid of the Party critters and put in people that are not lawyers, local politicians or TV hucksters. No Pastors, priests or nuns either, they have their own agenda and have the practice of running auto dà fé street shows once in power.

Try farmers, plumbers and electricians for a difference. That’s what the Founding Fathers had in mind anyway.

This is it for me. I’m tearing out the built ins this afternoon; the painters are starting Wednesday. That gives me time to tape up the holes in the walls and get out of the way. I’ll be back after Labor Day.
For now I’m off faster than a prom dress in the motel room.

Ponder this

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Historical happenings

7/30/1866 ~ New Orleans’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

7/30/1909 ~ Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army

7/30/1916 ~ German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ

Historical happenings

7/29/1715 ~ 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane

7/29/1920 ~ 1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to SF

7/29/1938 ~ Comic strip “Dennis the Menace,” 1st appears

Stilton’s Place

Stilton’s Place

Trans Mission Problem

This actually makes way more sense than the Left wants to admit.

Donald Trump has issued an unsubtle new policy decision on Twitter, which could pretty much be the opening line of every news story we’re likely to see over the next four years.

In this case, he announced that transsexuals would no longer be allowed to join or serve in the military, and the Left is going out of its collective mind. This is hatred! Bigotry! Some kind of blatant sexism which is admittedly hard to define!

To which we say: baloney.

We’re not going to get into debating whether or not transsexuals are good people or bad people, patriotic or not, or which latrine they should use – because none of that is germane to the argument. What is germane is whether or not transsexuals have medical conditions and special needs which are unduly burdensome when it comes to the military branches completing their missions. And the answer is: yes, they do.

This is the same rationale which keeps many, many others with chronic medical conditions out of the military. And we’ll note that this does not keep motivated individuals from finding alternate ways to serve their country or communities.

Despite attempts to make this into a broader LGBT issue, it’s worth noting that Trump hasn’t banned gays or lesbians from service. He’s not concerned about someone’s sexual orientation, he’s concerned about their physical ability to complete missions – including at times when their medical conditions can’t be treated in the field, potentially putting others at risk. [snip]

Historical happenings

7/28/1794 ~ French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of “the Terror” guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris

7/28/1851 ~ Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph

7/28/1868 ~ US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves

To the Readers

August 24, 2008, this site came into being with this post: 
Welcome.
With the exceptions of my time in the hospital for surgery and recovery ( about a month and a couple days total) I posted every day for the past nine years.

Now the renovations to the house are going to cause a break in posting. All the interior work I was to do is done. I have to now tear out the built in desks and tape up the holes, repair all marks in the walls and remove the electrical plate covers. The furniture has been sold or put into storage. When the desks come out that ends the computer space so those also go into storage. This should occur Monday next, perhaps Tuesday.

The painters are coming in sometime around 6 Aug; after they finish the flooring people are ripping out the wall to wall carpet and installing hardwood floors. in the bedrooms, dining room and kitchen. As soon as they finish, the contractor starts on the addition which becomes my studio.

This place will look like a war zone for August and probably until after Labor Day. I haven’t had a vacation in Vermont nor since moving to South Carolina. I’m taking one. It’s going to be a photo vacation. A rental Pace Arrow will make the travel sweet and all back roads to Wyoming, back across to Vermont and down the mountains to home. Should take about five weeks maybe six. My other half has all the accrued leave from her Federal job she needs.

My neighbor who was in the contracting business in GC’s the job for me keeping the folks putting  up the addition on the straight and narrow  so I’m free to leave and not worry about the construction.