~~ "It's All Life, until it's Over" ~~
Kilgore Trout

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Milagro Beanfield War"

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A Wordy Wordless Wednesday

President Obama signs a note for a soldier's daughter to take to her teacher, for missing class.  She was attending a special day for Wounded Warriors at the White House.  I think she is a little Darling.

HERE is the link.  It is from the US News and world report collection, "Obama Behind the Scenes" . 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Rick Snyder, a Republican with the spine of an Eisenhower or a Lincoln.

Rick Snyder:

“Trump is a bully,” said former Michigan governor Rick Snyder, a Republican. “He’s famous in many well-documented instances of asking or doing things that are inappropriate in most people’s view. I don’t think it would be surprising that he’d do something inappropriate today.”   

Now there’s the fiery sort of Republican I remember from my youth!

Another from the Washington Post Opinion page:

"Trump set the tone for his relationship with urban America in January 2017 when he ripped Lewis for declining to attend his inauguration by saying that the civil rights legend was “all talk” and “no action.” This was a ludicrous line of attack: Only one of these men was nearly beaten to death by police for protesting racial injustice, and it was not Trump.

“Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested),” Trump tweeted. “Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!”

Trump said this about John Lewis!  That Trump has ANY black supporters is beyond me! 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Tweaking Code...

How to make a music video stay in a blog post and PLAY FROM THERE...

Go get the "Save to Blogger" thingie THAT creates it's own post on your blog...

 and then: Go to your blog and look at the new post it creates....

Switch Over to HTML.  See that code?  Copy it into notepad or something similar.  That's the code for the music video. 

Create a NEW post, 

You will see that this new one comes with a tiny piece of code,  When you
SWITCH IT to HTML, you will see it.

E' voila...Bob's your Uncle.  PITCH THE FIRST POST.  YOU WON'T NEED IT NOW....

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sunday Stealing: Thanksgiving Questions

Hi! I'm your host Bev 2 Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This 3 feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal 4 all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise 5 to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and 6 intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves!


Some Halloween questions from Huffington Post.

More than most people would ever want to know

1. What did you do for Thanksgiving when you were a kid?  My mother cooked a turkey, and she and I made the side dishes.  And then we ate.  There was a special set of dishes that mother had that were only used at the holidays and birthdays, so we washed them and got them ready to be used.

2 .What’s your favorite family tradition? Well, the last 15 or so years we have had a Thanksgiving potluck.  That isn't going to happen this year.  So, gathering for the meal of Turkey and stuffing etc, is over for now.  The family is split on what is safe, but we are too old to be going anywhere near someone with whom we haven't been isolating.

3. What’s your favorite way to give back and help others?  Donating monthly to causes that benefit children, the SPCA, and the environment.  I used to, with Mr.Z, deliver meals on wheels.  We did that for over 10 years. We also donated for decades to the San Diego Shoe Fund every year so that kids can have shoes to wear to school. It's a nice, helpful, and local charity. 

4. Name one person who can make you laugh, even months later. Why? My hubby can always make me laugh. He has a good sense of humor, and he and I think the same way.  Mostly. lol

5. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past?  The year we tried Tofurky.  It wasn't very good, was very dry and no one wanted to eat it. It has improved LIGHT years over time, and I still don't want to eat it!

6. Do you have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits around Thanksgiving?  None that I can think of.  We bring our dishes, we talk and then we eat, and I guess there's always a football game going on TV.  Pretty traditional. Maybe it's the Whipped Cream pile contest when pie is served?  That's pretty funny.  We also play a game after dinner with quarters.  It's a lot of fun. 

7. What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal? Early evening.

8. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why.  No. *Chortle*  That would be my relatives on my dad's side. The Native Americans.  It would be like the weirdest experience to be holding this holiday and not be think of them, so I quietly do.

9. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story? There aren't any.

10. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day? Getting together with the family.  We once went out to Joshua Tree and had thanksgiving out there.  So many memories.  The drum circle, the rain, lol....

11. What is something that was done for you this year that makes you grateful this Thanksgiving? I finally got back on the same page with my GP.  She's helped me overcome some problems.  I'm very grateful.

12. What foods do you usually have for Thanksgiving?  Pretty traditional American fare.  

 13. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were little?  My family was out in California by itself when I was little.  So, it was just our nuclear family.  When it became Generational, it was a lot more fun.  I loved having so many cousins when three of the  families all relocated to California.

14. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who would it be? Why? (Note: it can be a relative)  I'd like to be able to share a meal with my sister and her hubby.  Just this once, she would be the one I would choose.  I don't understand this, from History thing.  Maybe my native American, great grandmothers or great grandfathers?  I wouldn't want to drag my daughter back into this world for a gazillion dollars. 

15. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish their own Thanksgiving traditions.  I wish them a peaceful world with no madmen anywhere doing bad things just because they think they are extra special or are specially chosen by God.  That includes Anyone who thinks this way.  As my Turkish friend once said,  "It's best to Live and Let Live."  

Please go HERE if you would like to participate in the MEME.   It's fun.  Give it a Spin...


Friday, November 20, 2020

Saturday9: Walking on Broken Glass

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!

Saturday 9: Walking on Broken Glass (1992)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.  

This is an amazing song video!  Loved it .. πŸ’Ÿ Thanks Sam!

1) Annie sings that she feels she's walking on broken glass. What's the most recent item you broke?  A Thermometer. 

2) She sings about being cut until she bleeds. Tell us about a time you needed stitches.  I had stitches for tear duct surgery a couple years ago.

3) This week's featured artist, Annie Lennox, was born on Christmas Day. Do you know anyone whose birthday falls on a holiday? I don't. 

4) When Annie met Dave Stewart, with whom she'd form the duo The Eurthmyics, she was living in Australia and staying in a tiny apartment called a bedsit. The occupant has his/her own combination bedroom/livingroom with cooking facilities, but must share a bathroom. Tell us about one of your early apartments.  My earliest apartment was a little studio very similar to Annie's.  Only it was one story of converted barracks and surrounded by Big trees and green space.  It was very pleasant to live there.

5) After the Eurythmics broke up, Annie went out on her own. Would you rather work independently, or as part of a group?  I'd rather work with a group of people.

6) Among her many honors, Annie Lennox was named chancellor of Scotland's Glasgow Calledonia University. What's the last college campus you visited? What brought you there? In 2014 we attended our daughter's graduation at UC Berkeley.  Quite an accomplishment for a kid battling a potentially fatal disease and trying to work as well as go to school.  I'm glad we were all there to celebrate a big milestone in our family's history.  A happy time.  

7) In 1992, the year this song was recorded, compact discs outsold cassette tapes for the first time. Back in the day, did you enjoy making your own mix tapes? I loved tapes but didn't mix any.  I like tapes better than discs.  But alas, life marches on.....

8) Also in 1992, Johnny Carson made his last appearance as host of The Tonight Show.  The catchphrase, "Here's Johnny!" was associated with the show. Can you think of another popular TV catchphrase?  I'm not familiar with much on TV, so no, I can't think of any at the moment.  As I read other people's Saturday9's, though, I'm sure to recognize some of them.  

 9) Random question: Think of your past week. Now look ahead to the coming week. Would you like it to be more, or less, exciting?  I've had far too much excitement to want anymore of it.  I'm hoping it's less exciting.  I need to just sit and knit and watch my little YouTube favorites and some DVDs.  It's time for me to drop out and chill.  But, before I go....... 

here is the Linkie for this weeks Meme..  

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Trump: Where we are at Present

 I'm putting this here so as not to lose the link.  I think it's an important piece of analysis.  I hope that this doesn't sound angry, because I'm not angry, I'm sad, actually.  Except at the end.  That part was fun.  

This is a sort of horrid way for things to end, and I'm too old to do a darn thing about it.

This is Politico's take on what the Republican party is doing to rip itself apart.  Please don't dismiss this out of turn.  This is excellent journalism even if you don't want to hear what they have to say, and they have a deep knowledge of the political nuts and bolts of  US elections.  

I would wish that there were less hide bound ideologists among the electorate, but it's apparently not the case.  John Bolton, who has a fine mind despite his cheer-leading at one point, has tried to use reason and logic to end this thing.  But even he may have given up.

Here's the Politico article.  

There isn't a credible news agency on the Conservative side that supports trump in his tantrums but if you find one you can leave a link.  I'll see what they have to say.  Meanwhile, we have a country to save for at least 60 million non-voting age Kids!  


Oh, and Trumpty Dumpty,  YOU"RE  FIRED!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Sunday Stealing:

Something Completely Different 

Hi! I'm your host Bev 2 Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This 3 feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal 4 all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise 5 to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and 6 intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves! 

Thanks for the suggestion by Country Dew, I'm going to start posting Sunday Stealing on Friday instead of Saturday, to give everyone more time to answer.



Something different.  Many (most?) Sunday Stealing people post photos to their web site so I thought I would try something different this week.  The “answers” will all be photos, something you've taken or something you've found somewhere else.


1. Something held together with ribbon, string, or rope.

Couldn't Resist!

1.5 The real sticks and strings....
"String" holding "Sticks" together

2. Something related to travel
Monterey Bay, looking across to Santa Cruz

3. Some Place People Travel 

4. Something cold/frozen


5. Something with a hole in it.

Well, here's a LOT of things with a hole in them.

6. Something striped

7. An animal.

8. Something cute.

My Googly eyed Knit fabric Pebble weights 

9. A food.

Puzzle Game Desserts!  Yummy!

10. Something warm


Hand Knit socks - Cozy toes!