Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Oscars Happen

I felt so bad for Jordan Horowitz:

Watch his reaction, at about 2:10, as he learns the news. This YouTube clip is cued up to that moment.  He is literally backing away from the horror of it.

Then he recovers and calls the winners up with great good grace and class.  Very impressive.

A Long Strange Trip

…is what the USA is in for now with a pumpkin president.  So what better way to deal with it?  I can’t think of anything better than this lesson in “take life as it comes”


Fractious, Fragile, Frightened

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an opportunity for the press in Washington to poke some fun at the President, and for his part the president is supposed to take it with good humor, and then poke back a bit in his own talk.  It’s like a toned-down version of a Friar’s Club roast.

President Pumpkin knows he’s in for the same treatment as every other President in this annual ceremony, and has decided to skip it.  This is the first time since 1978 the President will have been absent.  Even in 1981, Reagan phoned in a talk from his convalescent bed – he was recovering from being wounded in the assassination attempt.

The White House Correspondents Association president, Jeff Mason, announced that the dinner would be held anyway. He said that the dinner “…has been and will continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic.”  [emphasis mine]  There you have a big clue to why Pumpkin is giving it a miss: that whole First Amendment thing is not at all to his liking, no, not one bit.

But also, the fragility of his ego won’t allow him to listen to the joking with any good humor.  And the deadly seriousness of his adversarial position toward the legitimate press expresses as outright hostility to any media outlet that refuses to play stenographer to his propaganda.

I do, however, like this idea for how to fill the major gap in the program. After all, the President’s talk will not be heard.

Invite this guy!

Dynamite Cabinet

If you look at these Cabinet nominees, they were selected for a reason, and that is deconstruction

I said it in December.  Now everyone is saying so.  Because Bannon admitted it!  The mission of the Pumpkin administration is to destroy the government.  Burn it to the ground.  Blow it to smithereens.

They think the country will be better off without it.  No, scratch that.  They don’t give a f*ck about the country.  They think they will be better off without it.

They’re wrong on both counts but it won’t matter.

John Lee Hooker

No words are available…

Luckily, none are needed.

Just in Time

So just as the Pumpkin administration gets up a head of steam…  NASA has discovered 7 earth-sized planets just 41 light years away.  Next door, in galactic terms.

In fact, three of them are in what they call the “Goldilocks zone”.  Able to host liquid water and an atmosphere.

Maybe a bit of a fixer-upper, but it might be the best option.

CNBC – The TV Network for the Finance Biz

…and this is their promo slide

I have nothing to add.

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