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09/23/2022 “The Media”   Leave a comment

Over the years and after many mergers the Mainstream Media has become an arm of the corporations that seem to have their fingers into everything. It’s become painfully clear that many media types have become TV stars in their own right. You would think that those under public scrutiny would be more careful than most about the articles and headlines they post or print. I guess that folks who control what we see and read could at times be less than careful. To prove my point read these wonderfully lame and stupid headlines that made their way through writers and editors to amuse and annoy the rest of us.

Include Your Children When Baking Cookies

Drunks Get Nine Months in Violin Case

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Experts Say

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

War Dims Hope for Peace

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Smokers Are Productive, But Death Cuts Efficiency

Whatever Their Motives, Moms Who Kill Kids Still Shock Us

Lawyer Says Client Is Not That Guilty

This kind of carelessness is unbelievable. Lots of people are being paid lots of money to create these ridiculous headlines. Hopefully going forward the newspapers and websites will at least make some effort to stop the madness.

DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH

09/13/2022 “The Donald & The Douglas”   7 comments

I’ve been trying desperately not to bring politics onto this blog. Years ago, I created a political blog and after months and months of writing discovered that the American public isn’t interested in truth but only in perception. After the fiasco of Bill Clinton and his minions including the lovely but deadly Hillary Clinton, I didn’t think it could get any worse. I was wrong, really wrong. Hence the election twice of Barack Obama who was a phony if there ever was one, and his wife who remains to this day a borderline communist. Don’t get me wrong, George Bush was no prize either.

I was a supporter of Donald Trump only because he was the only candidate that had a chance of keeping Hillary out of the presidency. I celebrated a little when he won the election, but I did so with many reservations. I have to admit that he did a great number of really good things, but they were all overshadowed by his persistent need to have his ego stroked. If nobody else would stroke it, he did it himself, hence the hundreds of texts on the internet.

The hatred for the man appears to have no bounds both from the Left and the Right. Politics in this country is difficult on a good day and he’s making it impossible to have even one good day. There are more important things to be addressing than his continual whining and idiotic lawsuits. Give us all a break.

This comes from a somewhat conservative person who wished you well when you ran and regretted it ever since. It is my solemn wish that you would stop talking to media, stay off the internet, fire your attorneys, and go back to building golf courses, casinos and whatever else you need to make more and more money. You say you love this country so do the right thing. Support the next Republican candidate of your choice and fade away like Douglas McArthur. You’ve praised him in the past, follow his lead.

“I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.”

ENOUGH SAID

09/12/2022 “MORE ANONYMOUS SAYINGS”   Leave a comment

Yesterday I posted a list of sayings, and most were attributed to people who are or were once famous. The response to that posting was excellent leading me to try something a little different. Have you ever heard a friend or acquaintance say something that “stuck with you”, something funny or profound? Today’s list will be pearls of wisdom from the smartest person in the world, “Anonymous”. We never seem to realize just how smart that SOB can be.

  • A gossip tells things before you have a chance to tell them.
  • We expect our children to learn good table manners without ever seeing any.
  • The other night, while lying on the couch, I reviewed the high point of my life and fell asleep.
  • Imagination makes a man think he can run the business better than the boss.
  • He who peeps through a hole may see what will vex him.

  • Strange how much you’ve got to know before you know how little you know.
  • People are living longer now; they have too – who can afford to die?
  • Some people are easily entertained. All you have to do is sit down and listen to them.
  • Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
  • Marriage is a wonderful institution. If it weren’t for marriage, husbands and wives would have to fight with perfect strangers.

THANK YOU ANONYMOUS

09/05/2022 “Last Words”   Leave a comment

I’m forever citing profound quotes from the rich and famous to inspire you and truth be told, I have no idea if they do. In my opinion today’s quotes are a little more interesting. Let’s see what the rich and famous had to say as they left this world.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven – “Friends applaud, the Comedy is over.”
  • Billy the Kid – To Pat Garrett, who killed him: “Who’s there?”
  • John Wilkes Booth – “Tell my mother I died for my country . . . I thought I did for the best . . . Useless! Useless!”
  • George Bernard Shaw – To his nurse: “Sister, you are trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity. But I’m done, I’m finished. I’m going to die.”
  • Erwin Rommel – Ordered to commit suicide by Adolf Hitler – “To die by the hand of one’s own people is hard.”

  • Pablo Picasso – “Drink to me.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe – “Lord help my poor soul.”
  • Mohammed – “Oh Allah, be so.”
  • Karl Marx – “Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.”
  • Robert E Lee – “Strike my tent!”

So, these last words were profound, and some are not. I hope my own will be a little more interesting when the time comes.

R.I.P.

Posted September 5, 2022 by Every Useless Thing in Bitch & Complain

09/03/2022 “Bugs”   Leave a comment

Living in rural Maine has some distinct advantages. Less noise, less people, lots of wildlife and just enough of a wilderness feel to keep me happy. Along with the pluses come a number of minuses. Do you like gnats, black flies, mosquitos, wasps, bumble bees and honeybees? If you do, then pack your bags and move to Maine. We have them all and then some. Also bring with you a few gallons of bug spray because if you leave the house without spraying down, you’ll be itching and scratching all day. With that being said I still love this place. Adjusting to insect life is a chore but people have been making that adjustment for centuries. Here are a few interesting facts about some of those pests.

  • There’s an old wife’s tale that claims if you’re stung by a bee, you should rub grass on the sting and breathe on the grass while you’re rubbing the bite. It will bring you lots of good luck.
  • If a bee flies into your home through a window, don’t kill it and don’t panic. It has been said that the bee is a harbinger of good news.
  • If bees build their nest under the eaves of your home, none of your daughters will marry.
  • Hornets are another matter entirely. If you kill the first hornet in the spring, that’s unlucky, but in England killing the first one means you’re very lucky.
  • If wasps decide to nest in your home, it’s a sign you’re a miserly spendthrift and you’ll come to want.

  • Looking back to ancient times it’s reported that Pliny the Elder claimed that to cure a fever you should catch a wasp in your left hand.
  • Most ancient peoples believed that seeing a swarm of bees meant good luck, wealth, and success, no matter what continent they and the bees inhabited.
  • Seeing a swarm of bees is one thing but having them settle on the ground, means someone will die. And if by chance a swarm lands on a tree branch in your yard, you will soon die.
  • If while strolling outdoors and you see a bee fly by stay away from its nest. If you leave the nest undisturbed it’s likely you will shortly receive good news.
  • It is very bad luck to kill a bee but if you accidentally kill one, keep the dead bug in your purse or wallet. This will supposedly bring you wealth.

It seems that our ancestors were just a tad superstitious about damn near everything. Regardless, there’s no way I’ll be carrying a dead bee around in my wallet. I have a bad history with stinging insects, and I think they know it. They’re always waiting in the bushes for me to cut grass or work in the garden, and then WHAM. They get me every time.

THANK GOD I’M SAFE IN THE WINTER

09/02/2022 Facts for Foodies   1 comment

I have to admit I’m a bit of a “foodie”. At one time I was confident that the food systems in the United States were closely inspected. That was until I began learning additional facts that left me wondering what I’ve actually been eating. We are a country of laws (too many for sure) but these food facts are disturbing for me.

  • Ground pepper must contain fewer than 475 insect fragments per 50 grams.
  • No more than two rodent hairs, or 29 gnawed kernels, can be shipped in a pound of popcorn.
  • Frozen peaches may contain up to 3% wormy or moldy fruit.
  • Shelled peanuts must have fewer than 20 whole insects in a 100-pound bag.
  • Canned pineapple cannot contain more than 20% moldy fruit pieces.
  • Chocolate must contain fewer than 60 insect fragments per 100 grams, and no more than one rodent hair.

Here are a few additional food trivia facts.

  • In China, the most popular use of Ketchup is as a condiment for fried chicken.
  • The top-selling candy in the United States are M&Ms. Candy was invented in 1941 and named after its two inventors, Forrest E. Mars and R. Bruce Murrie. They debuted in 1954.
  • The Haribo company produces roughly 100,000,000 gummy bears per day. If all of the gummy bears produced in a year were laid head-to-paw they would circle the earth four times.
  • Each year Americans spend $9 billion dollars on candy.
  • Out of each dollar spent at a movie theater’s concession stand, roughly $.85 is pure profit.

EAT UP

ENJOY YOUR BUG PARTS AND RODENT HAIR

08/23/2022 “GREED”   Leave a comment

Unfortunately, the word “Greed” is used to describe our country by many foreigners and also from many of our own citizens. I can’t say that I disagree because in too many cases it’s absolutely true. “Money is the root of all evil” immediately comes to mind when I hear that word. It’s not something we should be proud of but “It is what it is.” I thought today I would examine the statements made by an assortment of well-off persons who are well enough known to be quoted in publications. For those of you out there who are not rich let me inform you.

  • “People will swim through shit if you put a few bob in it.” Peter Sellers
  • “Time is money.” Ben Franklin
  • “Money isn’t everything as long as you have enough.” Malcolm Forbes
  • “It isn’t enough for you to love money – it’s also necessary that money should love you”. Baron James D Rothschild
  • “If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a $30 a week librarian.” Andrew Carnegie

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  • “In some ways, a millionaire just can’t win. If he spends too freely, he is criticized for being extravagant and ostentatious. If, on the other hand, he lives quietly and thriftily, the same people who would have criticized him for being profligate will call him a miser.” J. Paul Getty
  • “There is always the question. You wonder if people like you for you or the inevitable disturbing question: Are they after something?” Mary Leah Johnson (heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune)
  • “The best reason to read about the very rich, of course, is to be reassured that money cannot buy happiness and indeed, often seems to buy trouble.” Maureen Dowd
  • “As a cousin of mine once said about money, money is always there but the pockets change; it is not in the same pockets after a change, and that is all there is to say about money.” Gertrude Stein
  • “Money talks. The more money, the louder it talks.” Arnold Rothstein

One final thought, a quote from my late down-to-earth father concerning money. It’s as true today as it was fifty years ago when I first heard him say it:

“MONEY TALKS AND BULLSHIT WALKS!”

08/22/2022 Religion???   2 comments

As I’ve stated many times before I’m not a fan of any organized religion. I’ve given my reasons for feeling that way many times and won’t bore you with the details again. It seems that I’m not totally alone in those feelings as reflected by the following statements made by people of note. Read on!

  • “A Christian is one who follows the teaching of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin.” Ambrose Bierce
  • “I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose.” Clarence Darrow
  • “Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.” Lenny Bruce
  • “So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake – Religion is bunk.” Thomas Edison
  • “When a man is free of religion, has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.” Sigmund Freud

  • “The Bible is nothing, but a succession of civil rights struggles by the Jewish people against their oppressors.” Jesse Jackson
  • “I do believe our Army chaplains, taken as a class, are the worst men we have in our service.” Abraham Lincoln
  • “The Creator is a comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh.” H. L. Mencken
  • “I think there is an immense shortage of Christian charity among so-called Christians.” Harry S Truman
  • “The Catholic faith is confession on Saturday. Absolution on Sunday. At it again on Monday.” H.G. Wells

I’m not preaching with this post because that would be somewhat hypocritical. It’s just nice to hear from others who agree with my beliefs. Too many Christians have been less than kind in their criticisms of my opinions on religion. Here’s my quote for today.

“Have a great week and best wishes from a “Recovering Catholic”.

08/18/2022 💥MORE RETRO RIDDLES💥   1 comment

It’s kind of a rainy day here in Maine. It’s gray and miserable which makes me feel even lazier than I normally do. With that thought in mind I thought I’d reach all the way back to the year 1984 for some retro riddles. As you read them keep remembering these were written in the 1980s which might help you put them into their proper context. Here we go . . .

  • What’s the difference between a gigolo, a doctor, a Rabbi, a girlfriend and a Quaalude? A gigolo is a penis vendor, a doctor is a penis mender, a rabbi is a penis ender, a girlfriend is a penis tender, and a Quaalude is a penis bender.
  • When did the madam realize that the guy with no arms and legs on the front porch of the brothel wasn’t fooling around? When she figured out how he rang the doorbell!
  • What did the dentist say to the lady after she told him she’d rather have a baby then have a tooth pulled? “Make up your mind, I have to adjust the chair!”
  • What did the German general do when he heard that Napoleon wore red into battle so his troops wouldn’t panic in the event he was wounded? He ordered a brown uniform!
  • Why should you think twice before you marry a girl with hair down to her waist and boobs that stick out to here? Because in 10 years her boobs will be down to her waist and her hair will stick out to there!

  • Why can’t a man win with his wife? Because if he comes home early, she accuses him of being horny. If he comes home late, she suspects that he’s been out getting some. And if he comes home on time, she figures he’s got it already!
  • Why do girls rub their eyes when they wake up in the morning? Because they don’t have testicles!
  • What’s a liberated woman? A woman who has sex before marriage and a job afterwards!
  • What’s the difference between a pig and a musician? A pig won’t stay up all night trying to fuck a musician!
  • What’s a platonic relationship? A relationship between a guy who wants to have sex and a girl who doesn’t!

SMILE, IT’S ALMOST THE WEEKEND

08/13/2022 🤩CELEBRITY ODDITIES🤩   Leave a comment

I’m not a lover of celebrities because in all cases they are as flawed and screwed up as the rest of us. Being famous just makes their activities even worse than what they actually are because the media just won’t let go of things. Here are a few celebrity facts that most of you should find interesting. As I’m told so often, “everyone loves celebrities”. Well almost everyone.

  • In 2006, William Shatner was paid $25,000.00 by an online casino for a kidney stone he had recently passed.
  • Charlie Chapin once placed third in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • Martha Stewart once dated actor Anthony Hopkins but dumped him because she couldn’t separate him from Hannible Lecter, his character in Silence of the Lambs.
  • Elvis Presley got a “C” in music in eight grade and was told by the teacher that he had no singing talent.
  • Actress Cybil Shepherd dated Elvis in the 70’s and hinted on the Oprah Winfrey Show that she had to teach him how to perform cunninlinqus.

  • Mickey Mouse creator Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  • Actress Drew Barrymore began drinking at age nine, smoking weed at ten and snorting cocaine at twelve. She then entered rehab at age thirteen, the youngest star ever to do so.
  • False web rumors began to circulate in 2005 that TV star Jaleel White (Urkel on Family Matters) had committed suicide and left a note that read “Did I do that?”, Urkel’s catchphrase.
  • Nobel Prize winning biologist Francis Crick was high on LSD when he discovered the double helix structure of DNA.
  • Actress Rebecca Gayheart while on her cell phone stuck and killed a nine-year old girl in LA in 2001. She pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to three years’ probation and a fine.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO WANT TO BE FAMOUS

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