Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Spicey… Out

We’re going to miss this!

Spicer’s departure in favor of Anthony Scaramucci means that the Pumpkin administration is going full-on Fox News talking shrieking head with its approach to giving out the news propaganda.  Not surprised at all.


Respect Bigots!

“I don’t appreciate it when you call people ‘bigoted’ or ‘prejudiced.’ I expect more respectful language from you.”

— From “Upset” via “Ask Amy,” 24 June 2017

I get that a lot.  And I also read a few advice columns; now you know.

One of my favorites is The Bad Advisor,  who takes already-published-and-answered questions and answers them again.  But this time, with a bit less of a filter than the original columnists applied.  Do you kinda know where this is going?  Their response to the broflake above is now one of my all-time favorites:

It is the height of disrespect to use words to describe things, and no apology can adequately repair the damage these terms cause to the delicate and important feelings of people who believe others are subhuman piles of garbage bones who should be oppressed and abused on both an interpersonal and systemic level because they failed to have the good sense to be born white, heterosexual, cisgender, English-speaking, able-bodied, male, and American, like all the strong and great members of a master race whose very existence is threatened by the use of adjectives.

Now then.  To every Trump voter, religious bigot, racist, homophobe, transphobe and sexist out there: since no apology can adequately repair the damage caused by the nouns and adjectives I have used in the past and will continue to use…

… I offer none.


A Good Story

It’s easy to dismiss a lot of pop or pop-rock as being just fluffy, but there are some quite good stories to be heard in some of these catchy tunes.

I promise to get back to writing about the Putin Administration soon.

Moody Rap

We went to a Moody Blues concert a few years ago, and Justin Heyward introduced one piece as, “…a Moody Blues rap.  That is to say, an old white guy reading you a poem.





Here you go: think about your first love.

H & S

Traded their used MG
For a new XKE.
Switched to the GOP,
That’s the way things go.

<sigh>  That was indeed the way.  Get a little money in the bank, join up with the party unwilling to pay the price for civilized society.

But now it’s even worse, or perhaps it has just been taken to its logical conclusion.  Now it’s a willingness to kill the sick — if they are so stupid as not to be rich — in order to pay a few thousand less on a half a million dollars of income.  As I posted on G+ earlier, I remember when “Republican” was just a political affiliation and not a character flaw.

OK… a lighter note needed.  So.  When I was a kid, I had a friend named Sheila.  She started dating a guy named Harvey.  Oh… the ribbing that couple endured.  But they are happily married to this day.


The Retail Apocalypse Hits Home

The Susquehanna Trading Post is closing after over 60 years.  If you have ever driven US 15 north of Harrisburg, PA you have seen the iconic, (somewhat objectionable) billboards.

Questionable 1950s iconography notwithstanding, Jill and I have been occasional regulars here on our trips to and from Baltimore for nigh-on twenty years.  As a child Jill remembers a family vacation stop there on which she bought a small ornamental box.  It’s the kind of childhood memory that sticks with one.  In recent years we’ve found excellent bags, hats, Minnetonka mocs (slippers and shoes) and beautiful Native American products.

The owners are retiring and have sold the place.  They don’t know (or won’t say) what will be in that location under the new ownership.  But they say they know it will not be retail.  Draw your own conclusions.

Gotta Be a Clue!

Maybe I have been playing too many room-escape type puzzles lately?  Because “That HAS to be a clue!” was my first thought when I saw this today.

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