Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Author: David Frier (Page 2 of 129)

A Nobel Laureate, Mind You!

Words that flow directly into the tune he found for them.

He can’t sing but is somehow so melodious anyway

Reminds of Tesla in the way it turns out that, all the good stuff?  He invented it.

Southern Baptists

Southern Baptists are just racists, plain and simple.  What’s amazing now is, just how emboldened they are by the Pumpkin to stand up for that position.

Richard Spencer was pleased.

What a country.


Time for a Jam Session

Put Pumpkin behind the 8-ball.  Jam his brand.

There’s an autoplaying video at this link.  As you know, I hate, hate, HATE autoplaying videos.  Screw that; go watch this one.

Hit him where he lives, in the wallet.

From the article:

Here’s the good news: as the recent travails of Pepsi, United, and Fox News tell us, brands have their own special vulnerabilities. And that can be useful, as long as you understand precisely what promise a brand has made to its customers.

It’s a phenomenon I’ve been studying for a long time, ever since I started writing about brand-based pressure campaigns and boycotts in the mid-1990s, research that turned into my first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. What I learned is that any brand – no matter how seemingly amoral – can be significantly weakened with the right tactics.

So, with that in mind, here’s a quick-and-easy guide for doing battle with the president in the only language he understands – his own brand.

After the election, residents of Trump Place in NYC petitioned for, and got, this:

SETH WENIG/AP  (story)

It can be done.  So fly, my pretties!  Fly!


This NY Times story just dials up the through-the-looking-glass nature of the Pumpkin presidency to 11.

President Pumpkin with cabinet members at the White House on Monday, in a meeting in which they paid tribute to him one by one. Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Pres. Pumpkin called a cabinet meeting to collect flattery from his Secretaries.  (just let that roll around on the tongue for a moment before continuing.) At that meeting, with a press audience, he said,

I will say that never has there been a president, with few exceptions — in the case of F.D.R. he had a major Depression to handle — who’s passed more legislation, who’s done more things than what we’ve done… We’ve been about as active as you can possibly be and at a just about record-setting pace.

The NYT, still somewhat anchored in reality, then pointed out that Pumpkin

…has yet to sign any major legislation since taking office. His effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was delayed after a failed first attempt, and his administration is months away from unveiling either a major tax cut package or the sweeping infrastructure plan he has promised.

Then the oaths of loyalty and declarations of praise commenced.  Reince Priebus possibly won the day,  offering this gilded turd: “We thank you for the opportunity and the blessing to serve your agenda.”  zOMFSM, read the whole story for more.  If you have a strong stomach.

Of course, Priebus’ job is rumored to be in danger.  He’ll probably be out of work by Labor Day, to make a conservative estimate.  He likely doesn’t think so but I think that will be the real blessing.


You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught

You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear
You’ve got to be taught
From year to Year
It’s got to be drummed
in your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught
To be Afraid
Of people whose eyes
are oddly made
And people whose skin
Is a different shade
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught
Before it’s too late
Before you are 6 or 7 or 8
To hate all the people
your relatives hate
You’ve got to be carefully taught

–Rodgers & Hammerstein

Photo: We aren't hateful by nature. We learn hatred.

We are doing a very good job of some things, in this country.



We watched the Belmont.  It was a good race.

And half the joy of it is this….


Another Moment

Lip sync advice from RuPaul: Do NOT remove your wig!

Unless you have another wig underneath!


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