A breakdown of Taylor Swift’s dating history

From Joe Alwyn to Joe Jonas By Jessica Napoli | Fox News – for Fox Entertainment My cmnt: I know this post makes me look like a Taylor groupie but this popped up on Fox News and since I know some of her songs I clicked on it. I had no idea of her many accomplishments in the music world. I admire drive and creativity and she seems to have an abundance of both. I will listen to her on the radio when I’m driving and not immediately switch stations like I do when a Rihanna song comes on (I poke fun, … Continue reading A breakdown of Taylor Swift’s dating history

Paul Harvey reports on Pastor Joe’s prayer

My cmnt: The legendary Paul Harvey reported this and recited the prayer. (You can listen to that broadcast here.) My cmnt: This was just 25 years ago (1996) which is not exactly ancient times. Bill Clinton was in the White House sexually harassing young women and selling our missile technology to the Red Chinese for campaign donations. Some things never change – and selling out to the Red Chinese continues to this day with Hollywood, Apple, the NBA, and the democrats. Man, oh, man, they won’t invite Pastor Joe to the Kansas State Legislature again. They invited Pastor Joe Wright of … Continue reading Paul Harvey reports on Pastor Joe’s prayer

Women make up just 14% of The Forbes 400. But these 56 Heiresses are worth a collective $564 billion.

By Lisette Voytko Forbes Staff – 2021 – My cmnt: Like chess players, mathematicians, theoretical physicists, etc., almost all of the top people in these fields and almost all of the billionaires in America and the world are men. The female billionaires almost always inherit their fortunes from their dead (or divorced husbands) or fathers. My cmnt: Why this should be, given that becoming a billionaire does not depend on superior size or strength, is not hard to understand. To get to the top of these professions requires uncommon intelligence, drive, and single-minded focus. While many women have uncommon intelligence, … Continue reading Women make up just 14% of The Forbes 400. But these 56 Heiresses are worth a collective $564 billion.

This strange creature isn’t a spider or a dog, but it sure looks like both

My dear, you have… THE GRIM. BY JILLIAN MOCK | PUBLISHED NOV 6, 2018 2:41 AM – for popsci.com My cmnt: A much more detailed article and photographs can be seen here at the Daily Mail. My cmnt: As a fan of the Harry Potter movies and stories I found this entertaining and weird. My cmnt: I find J. K. Rowling to be a genius story-teller. To have conceived of and written this 7 volume series is remarkable. She has stated in interviews that the entire story was in her head before she wrote book one. I read each book first before giving … Continue reading This strange creature isn’t a spider or a dog, but it sure looks like both

Runaway Rant: I identify as a shapeless, colorless, genderless soul

By Eric Wayne January 27, 2021 – from his website What quackery is this?! Is your pronoun going to be “that”, or is “that” already taken? No woo-woo here, folks. I’m not saying I don’t have a shape, color, or gender, or that those things don’t have importance, I merely point out what should be so obvious that everyone takes it for granted. It is our minds that make humans exceptional among all living organisms, and it’s what we do with them after we are born that truly matters. However, in the 21st century, we’ve woken to discover we are merely the … Continue reading Runaway Rant: I identify as a shapeless, colorless, genderless soul

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

A Discussion between Antony Flew and Gary Habermas Antony FlewDepartment of PhilosophyUniversity of ReadingReading, England Gary HabermasDepartment of Philosophy and TheologyLiberty UniversityLynchburg, Virginia My cmnt: You can read this discussion (including footnotes) in full at Evangelical Philosophical Society. I also highly recommend purchasing and reading the book “Taking Leave of Darwin” by British rationalist Neal Thomas. Both Flew and Thomas are (or were for most of their adult lives) atheists who have been persuaded by the scientific evidence that the first cause of the universe and of life has to be a non-material Being who could be called God. Paul … Continue reading My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

Soccer star Carli Lloyd dismisses comparisons amid retirement plans: ‘Tom Brady doesn’t have to have kids’

Lloyd announced her plans to retire after the US women’s bronze medal match in Tokyo By Paulina Dedaj | Fox News – Sept 22, 2021 for Foxnews.com My cmnt: I know this is a surprise and frankly puzzling to the world’s Leftist Elites but women are not men. They do not think like men, act like men, emote like men, nor are they built like men. Also contrary to Leftist-Lib-Think only women menstruate and conceive and have babies. Women do not want the same things men want. Women actually like and love babies unlike men who mostly tolerate them when they have … Continue reading Soccer star Carli Lloyd dismisses comparisons amid retirement plans: ‘Tom Brady doesn’t have to have kids’

Fashion Analysis: Hillary Clinton’s Flattering Yet Sensible Hamptons Lewk Is a ‘Hot Girl Summer’ Triumph

Failed presidential candidate turns heads in secular beach burqa Andrew Stiles • August 27, 2021 2:00 pm – for The Washington Free Beacon Hillary Clinton went all out for “Hot Girl Summer” in the Hamptons, where the failed politician was recently spotted roaming the shores with her disgraced husband and a trendy female bodyguard. The former secretary of state donned a flattering yet sensible lewk that exuded the essence of Megan Thee Stallion’s take on feminine confidence: “[It’s] just basically about … having a [good] time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody got … Continue reading Fashion Analysis: Hillary Clinton’s Flattering Yet Sensible Hamptons Lewk Is a ‘Hot Girl Summer’ Triumph

If ‘democratic’ or ‘peoples’ is in the name – it isn’t

Whether the democratic party in America or The Democratic Republic of the Congo or People’s Republic of China the one thing you can be certain of is that it is neither democratic nor of the people. The word democratic should be changed to something more meaningful and descriptive of the actual party or country. Such as Rule by the Elite. The following chart is from this website (2015-05-19  #geography #politics #democracy). He took a List of sovereign states and picked those states which keep word “democratic” in their full name. Then took the Democracy Index list and joined it to the first list. Here … Continue reading If ‘democratic’ or ‘peoples’ is in the name – it isn’t

Face Masks on children are the new Duck-n-Cover drills

I’m old enough to remember the ridiculous Duck and Cover drills the government required us to do in the public schools. We saw educational (i.e., propaganda) films like ‘Our friend the Atom’ but were told horror stories of how we were all going to die if we didn’t have a bomb shelter and obediently go out into the halls, kneel down on our hands and knees, cover our heads with our arms and thereby survive a nuclear attack. Chuck Lorre, the creator of a number of hit comedies on CBS, was apparently traumatized by those old duck-n-cover drills. His vanity … Continue reading Face Masks on children are the new Duck-n-Cover drills

Death on a Crossing

Evangeline Paterson My cmnt: I first encountered this poem when it was published in The Daily Nebraskan, student newspaper of the University of Nebraska, some time ago. I found this blog and purchased the book of poems The Lion Book of Christian Poetry. I didn’t find a lot of poems there that impressed me so I don’t really recommend the book. I do however recommend reading the poem below.  Evangeline Paterson (1928—2000) is the founding editor of the journal Other Voices. She grew up in Dublin, married an Englishman, and lived for many years in St. Andrews, Scotland, then in Leicester, … Continue reading Death on a Crossing

OSU Trumpet Ensemble Wins Second-Straight National Competition

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – at news.okstate.edu My cmnt: I include this post because I took up the trumpet in Oct of 2020, after 46 yrs of playing the flute, and appreciate the magnitude of their accomplishment. Follow this link to hear them play on youtube. You will be amazed. For the second consecutive year, the Oklahoma State University Small Trumpet Ensemble is national champions, beating 63 other programs at the 2015 National Trumpet Competition.  OSU also placed third in the Large Trumpet Ensemble Division.  “Winning the National Trumpet Competition for the second consecutive year is truly inspiring and a … Continue reading OSU Trumpet Ensemble Wins Second-Straight National Competition

Warren Buffet breaks down in tears at the mention of his first wife who died of oral cancer

Buffett and wife Susan lived apart for almost 30 years but never divorced Her friend became billionaire’s mistress and second wife after her death All three sent out joint Christmas cards every year with their three names at the bottom By MEGHAN KENEALLY UPDATED: 16:25 EDT, 13 January 2012 – for The Daily Mail The affable demeanor of Warren Buffett is not what one might expect when picturing one of the world’s most hard-nosed and successful businessmen. But neither is the image of him bursting into tears mid-interview when discussing his first wife, Susan, who died of oral cancer in 2004. Their … Continue reading Warren Buffet breaks down in tears at the mention of his first wife who died of oral cancer

I’m 21 and live in a 72-square-foot NYC apartment that costs $1,345 a month. Here’s what a day in my life looks like.

Via Hendrix Tue, June 1, 2021, 2:29 PM·8 min read – for Yahoo News or Insider.com My cmnt: In Tokyo, Japan business men and office workers commute at the beginning of each work week into Tokyo to their places of employment. It is too expensive and time consuming to commute every day so they stay in the city for the entire work week (which can be six days and 12 hours a day) while their wives and kids live in another city or suburb outside of Tokyo. They live in what are called ‘rabbit hutches’ as they are really just … Continue reading I’m 21 and live in a 72-square-foot NYC apartment that costs $1,345 a month. Here’s what a day in my life looks like.

Why the hot new alcohol trend is cutting back — or even quitting

A recent study by the American Psychological Association reported that nearly a quarter of adults were drinking more to manage stress during the pandemic By Kerry J. Byrne – May 29, 2021 – for The New York Post My cmnt: As I noted in a previous post on drinking alcohol I am a lifelong teetotaler. So now, according to this article, I’m cool. I also am a lifelong nonsmoker. I became cool on that account a long time ago. I also have never used illegal street drugs nor smoked MJ. Nor have I ever used course language to express myself. Nor do … Continue reading Why the hot new alcohol trend is cutting back — or even quitting

No amount of alcohol is good for your overall health, global study says

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN Updated 1:09 PM EDT, Fri August 24, 2018 My cmnt: Please forgive me for posting anything on my site from CNN. It’s not like I ever look at or listen to CNN it’s because my local newspaper reprinted this article that I saw it. So mea culpa and onto some clarifications before the article. My cmnt: Knowing CNN and their bias against Christians, Jews and particularly Catholics, who mostly accept alcohol as a gift from God and imbibe freely at celebrations such as weddings, it would not surprise me if this piece isn’t simply a bone thrown … Continue reading No amount of alcohol is good for your overall health, global study says

English language Usage Notes

Can a Ship ‘Flounder’? The difference between ‘flounder’ and ‘founder’ From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary My cmnt: For the rare times I actually encounter ‘flounder’ or ‘founder’ in print I found this article (below) from the online Meriam-Webster dictionary interesting. My cmnt: I also include an interesting (to me at least) discussion of the words ‘fort‘ and ‘forte‘. My cmnt: Here is a trio of frequently confused words – eminent, imminent, immanent. This is because they are not only similar in spelling but also pronunciation. Confession: I still have a hard time using and spelling them correctly. So we have … Continue reading English language Usage Notes

‘My Mom Said You Guys Have To Let Me Play,’ Defiant Colin Kaepernick Tells Kids Playing Flag Football At Park

December 3rd, 2019 – BabylonBee.com My cmnt: I’ve taken the liberty of making this funnier than the original Bee post. RIVERDALE, GA—Shortly after his workout video plan failed, free agent Colin Kaepernick took a walk around town to clear his mind. Luckily, Kaepernick stumbled upon a pickup game of flag football some kids were playing at a local park.  “Hey guys, can I play?” Kaepernick said, jogging over. They begrudgingly allowed him to stand in the lineup as teams were being picked, but as kid after kid was chosen, Kaepernick started to pout.  “I pick… Timmy!” the yellow team captain … Continue reading ‘My Mom Said You Guys Have To Let Me Play,’ Defiant Colin Kaepernick Tells Kids Playing Flag Football At Park

Confessions of a Clintonworld Exile

Doug Band worked alongside Bill Clinton every day for nearly two decades, first as a body man and then as one of the primary architects of his lucrative and often-fraught post-presidency. Then came a seismic falling out with accusations of self-dealing and soap-opera-level psychodrama. Now, for the first time since leaving Clinton’s orbit, Band goes on the record about his days in Clintonworld. By Gabriel Sherman December 2, 2020 – Vanity Fair – Hive My cmnt: This is a fascinating article. It is an insider’s look and reveal of the Clintons especially of course Bill. I hope to see a … Continue reading Confessions of a Clintonworld Exile

Why are top female athletes called ‘guys’ and ‘studs’?

My cmnt: This is an unpublished letter I wrote to a LJS sports writer in 2015 in response to his column which is included below. Much of the women’s sports world is an attempt to get females to act and think more and more like males. MMA champion Ronda Rousey only trains and spars with males.  Many women’s college basketball teams only practice against males.  For women to beat up on other women they must become more like men.   When nationally renowned Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook wants to insult his players he calls them ‘girls’.  In many female … Continue reading Why are top female athletes called ‘guys’ and ‘studs’?

Mayor unable to clear snow but proud of gender representation on snowplows

By Sycophant Press – Jan 26, 2021 – from the AP Dateline: Lincoln, Ne. Democrat Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird acknowledges that citizens of Lincoln are upset that she has failed to clear the streets. She says that Nebraskans have a bad habit of wanting to get to work and need to chill out and get with the times. In Portland, Oregon, where mayor Baird hails from (and is currently on fire again from recent riots by Antifa and BLM) people gladly stay home from work for three days before and three days after any appreciable snow fall. She fails to … Continue reading Mayor unable to clear snow but proud of gender representation on snowplows

Types of vegetarians

by Lord Buckbeak – Jan 8, 2021 The following is from the Mayo Clinic website: Types of vegetarian diets When people think about a vegetarian diet, they typically think about a diet that doesn’t include meat, poultry or fish. But vegetarian diets vary in what foods they include and exclude: Lacto-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish, poultry and eggs, as well as foods that contain them. Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt and butter, are included. Ovo-vegetarian diets exclude meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products, but allow eggs. Lacto-ovo vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish and poultry, but allow dairy products and eggs. Pescatarian diets … Continue reading Types of vegetarians

Finneas O’Connell, the less famous brother of Billie Eilish

By Israel Salas-Rodriguez – May 17, 2021 – for The Sun Not only is Finneas O’Connell fairly accomplished in his own right but he writes or co-writes most of Billie’s songs. Neither would be as well-known today without the other. Everything you want to know about Finneas O’Connell. Now you might know Finneas O’Connell as Billie Eilish’s older brother, but he’s a star in his own right. From music to acting, Finneas is multi-talented. You can find out all the tea on Finneas right here. [Getty] Continue reading Finneas O’Connell, the less famous brother of Billie Eilish

The Bee’s satire stirs up real buzz in news

Site aims for humor, not stings My cmnt: here are a couple hilarious examples of the Bee’s satire BY JAMES VARNEY THE WASHINGTON TIMES – Jan 04, 2021 An occasional interview series with Americans who are challenging the sta-tus quo. President Trump was just starting his protracted fight against the Nov. 3 election results when top media members got the memo that the switch was on from offense to defense, according to The Babylon Bee. It was a joke, of course. Sort of. The Bee satirizes the political, intellectual and religious trends that strike it as absurd, a stance that … Continue reading The Bee’s satire stirs up real buzz in news

Enya: ‘Love can be difficult as boyfriends tend to get jealous when they learn I need space to write music’

By the Belfast Telegraph – November 19 2015 07:22 PM I am sitting on a plump sofa in the Dorchester hotel facing Enya, whose own sofa is quite rightly even plumper, and I tell her that, having read up on her these past few days, I have come to the conclusion that she is that rarest of things: a genuine enigma. No matter how much one reads about the so-called Queen of New Age music – she sings in English, Latin and Gaelic, and always as if in the midst of a blissful daydream – the woman herself remains steeped … Continue reading Enya: ‘Love can be difficult as boyfriends tend to get jealous when they learn I need space to write music’

Chris Botti: The trumpeter who took over the world

My cmnt: This is a piece for my trumpet playing friends – the Burbach Twins. I used to lie on the sofa as a child and listen to my mom’s albums of Al Hirt and Herb Alpert. Chris Botti is a completely different animal and musician. After listening to him play “My Funny Valentine” for Sting’s wife I was so taken with the beauty of his music that I went out and bought a used Yamaha trumpet and started taking lessons from a wonderful instructor, a DMA Trumpet Graduate Teaching Assistant at UNL, with the great name of Cat Sharp. … Continue reading Chris Botti: The trumpeter who took over the world

Just six degrees of separation between us

After checking 30 billion electronic messages, Microsoft researchers say the theory stands up By David Smith, technology correspondent for The Guardian Sat 2 Aug 2008 19.01 EDT My cmnt: Forget six feet of separation (the WHO says just three feet is fine) which is just another unverified claim by the Left along with face masks – how about six degrees of separation. Apparently that has more data support behind it than our CDC has for social distancing and masks. I never believed the six degree claim especially back in the day before almost universal internet availability and access, especially for people separated by … Continue reading Just six degrees of separation between us

Cryptic msg for étude Brute – 2

Another riddle: Why do certain species of thrush, especially robins and bluebirds, tend to be Protestant rather than Roman Catholic? Down. Down. Down. Down. Down. Most futuristic novels seem out-of-date after a decade or two, but That Hideous Strength is more timely today than when the book was published in 1945. On the day I began to reread the book for this essay, the press reported that a British government agency called the Human Fertilization and Embryological Authority (HFEA) is sounding out public opinion about the use of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, which will allow parents to screen their embryos for genetic defects. … Continue reading Cryptic msg for étude Brute – 2

You’re never too young to die

Photos and names From EonLine – July 18, 2020 My cmnt: It always seems more tragic when the rich, the famous or the beautiful die young. We say, ‘She had so much to live for’ or ‘Such a pity to lose one so beautiful’ or ‘If I had his money I would have taken better care of myself.’ But would you? So many of the rich and famous young die by their own hands. This certainly seems counter intuitive at least. Why do these, of all people, commit suicide, either intentionally or carelessly? My cmnt: Do these unfortunate offspring of … Continue reading You’re never too young to die

UnNews:The Big Bang Theory pulled for being nerd blackface

Monday, June 29, 2020 – The UnNews on the Uncyclopedia My cmnt: this will be my only post from this website. Click the above link to be taken to the site and enjoy! I’m posting this to whet your appetite for more. Following a continuing string of television episodes and voice actor cancellations, episodes of the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory have been completely pulled from syndication for being horribly offensive to nerds. The beloved sitcom, which centered around a group of successful university scientists leading fulfilling lives and relationships, has long been decried as “nerd blackface” by the Internet. Which is to say, … Continue reading UnNews:The Big Bang Theory pulled for being nerd blackface

Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2018

When the estimable Dr. Fauci was asked about having sex with total strangers during our so-called pandemic of coronavirus he smirked and said that it was up to the individual to decide how much ‘risk’ he or she was willing to take. What a douche-bag. STDs are a plague upon America and the most the CDC can manage to say is that you might have ‘long-term pelvic pain’. What a joke. How about death. How about getting severely ill and going blind or becoming sterile. How about some panic porn about the behaviors that lead to crippling STDs and AIDS? … Continue reading Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2018

If Lassie were crossed with a cantaloupe would she be melancholy?

Just wanted to note that I invented this pun in the 1960s when I was in high school. Since then it has been plagiarized multiple times by others. Another version is: If Lassie were depressed would she be melancholy? “My melancholy is the most faithful mistress I have known; what wonder then that I love her in return.” Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life Another lame pun from yours truly when he was in high school It was probably the last day of my junior year in high school in Mr. Stephenson’s Social Studies class. We were just killing … Continue reading If Lassie were crossed with a cantaloupe would she be melancholy?

Essay on Purpose

Chance  or No Chance     The same Arguments which explode the Notion of Luck, may, on the other side, be useful in some Cases to establish a due comparison between Chance and Design: We may imagine Chance and Design to be, as it were, in Competition with each other, for the production of some sorts of Events, and may calculate what Probability there is, that those Events should be rather owing to one than to the other.     – Abraham de Moivre, Doctrine of Chances, 1718                          … Continue reading Essay on Purpose

How do you prove you are still married?

Adults almost never pretend to be married.  Pretending to be married is usually the province of little girls.  Men occasionally pretend not  to be married by removing their wedding rings in out-of-town bars and female sales reps will do the same before attempting to peddle the latest pharmaceutical to a busy male doctor. For the record my wife and I have been married 44 years this next July.  Most of those years I carried health insurance for us via my work place.  In none of that time did I ever have to prove I was still married.  Oh they would ask me … Continue reading How do you prove you are still married?

Are Dogs better than humans?

God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs. Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth. These words by Ian Malcolm and Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park might now be applied to dogs. God creates man.  Man replaces God.  Man creates Dog.  Dog replaces man. Dog inherits the house. Don’t get me wrong, I too love dogs. I’m just concerned about the new role they’re playing in our lives. Recently I have become acquainted with words and phrases I did not know were in the American vocabulary. Fur-baby comes to mind.  What I see … Continue reading Are Dogs better than humans?

Madonna: two women, two worldviews

Madonna, the pop singer, not Madonna her namesake, famously sang that she is a material girl living in a material world.  Which neatly sums up the difference between the two women and what lies at the root of our seemingly intractable political divide. Whatever institution tells us what is real, is the institution that gets to tell us our creation story and set the agenda for what is and what is not important for the society.  Formerly our creation story came from the Bible and the Judeo-Christian moral and ethical understanding of the world and our place in it.  That … Continue reading Madonna: two women, two worldviews