Almost like they planned it that way….

To have John McCain, cast the decisive vote to defeat yet another incredibly shitty bill, that most of the GOP Senators hoped would never become law. I know I was surprised by McCain’s sudden finding of a spine-given that he lacked one for about 9 years, ever since he was bamboozled by the right wing […]

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Drafted back into service

And like a moth to the flame, with Trump proving every day that he was far worse than anyone could have ever imagined, I’ve decided to heed Victor Lazlo’s advice: The last six months have been so utterly crazy, and there are just too many things to say, that I resolved to myself that I […]

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Goodbye and farewell

I regret nothing. There seems to be an impression among some people that a Facebook or Twitter account is about what pleases them and what they want to read, rather than the message(s) the owner of these accounts wishes to convey. And that, if those messages are ones that the readers disagree with, it is […]

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A few observations by David Frum

David Frum sums up well what the great darkness we are heading into .   @davidfrum I think we will be returning to this a lot over the next few years. https://t.co/eVhYhNhlXz — Noah Kristula-Green (@Noahkgreen) November 12, 2016

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Barbarians at the gate

Tomorrow is, without a doubt, the most frightening election I have ever experienced in my adult life. As John Cole put it: “The best way I can compare my mood right now is the trash compactor scene in Star Wars, where I am living in a fetid world of Trump shit, while the walls are […]

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The Vengeance Election

It’s been impossible for me to write in the past month. Between getting sick, traveling on a sacred pilgrimage back to the wonderful land of Japan and then returning to even more work-something had to give. Plus, watching the never ending shit-show that is the US Election has not left me of a mind to […]

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Not liking the word, does not mean it’s not accurate.

Trump supporters are whining about the word “deplorable”. The only problem is, that’s what they are, and because they support ideas that are themselves, rotten to the core-the stench of it sticks to them. Live with it Trumpites! And remember how we got here.

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Whenever I think of Trump-I think of this song

Donald Trump has proven himself to be completely worthless in the past two weeks. And dangerous. I always think of this song from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar when I see him on TV. Presented here are the altered lyrics reflecting the reality of , He, Trump. HUGH HEWITT Good Reince Preibus,  the RNC waits for you. The […]

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Speaking of Ships

The S.O. and I made our first cruise ever on the Splendor of the Seas last year. It was her last year sailing for Royal Caribbean, as it had been announced she was being sold to TUI Cruises. We thought the crew did a good job seeing the ship out in style and we loved […]

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Happy New Year!

One of the traditions I like in Japan is their New Years greeting: Akimashite omedetou gozaimasu! Kotoshi mo yoroshiku onegai shimasu! ( Happy New Year. In this year too, please favor me). (It’s a one size fits all Nengajo- New Years Card). This year is Heisei 28. Here in Germany, the S.O. and I were witness to […]

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Going Nordo

Walking up the brow this weekend and going haze gray and underway. No wait a minute, the ship is white. How about , “Bright white and out of sight!”? Either way posting will be non-existent for a bit. ( again). But I could not let the good news / bad news of the day pass […]

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Day late and more than a couple of dollars short

For beer and babes. My apologies. I wish I could say its because I got a better offer-but that would require the S.O. to actual remember that she is supposed to have sex.  But one can still admire this: And drink some of this:

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