#SecondCivilWar

American propagandist and ranting radio host, Alex Jones is all about spewing lies. Somehow he still has followers, and some of them believe every word his vile mouth says. Last weekend Jones decreed that he had first hand knowledge that the Liberals (he calls us Libtards or Snowflakes) were plotting a second Civil War to begin on July 4th.

Well, Twitter had a heyday with Jones. The hashtag #SecondCivilWar went viral and won the day:

Above is just a meager sampling of the hilarity that ensued from Jones’s declaration. I didn’t enter the fray, but I thought I’d add my own take here:

June 4, 2018

Dearest Studly,

My darling, I know you were hesitant to let me take my place on the front lines, but I knew my role was here at Fort Chick-fil-A on N. Monroe. After many minor skirmishes we have the place surrounded.

The red army has been launching waffle fries laced with ketchup out of the drive-through window to make it appear as though we have sustained significant injuries. Two of my soldiers have received hot grease burns requiring the application of cold compresses.

Currently our resistance fighters are dressed as chickens while clucking strenuously and carrying signs that read “Eat Mor Beef! Eat Mor Beef!” as the enemy sobs.

It pains us so to use poor spelling, but it seems the only way to reach the poor ignorant bastards.

I’ve been awarded a field promotion, and hope to be home soon. War is hell.

Love always,

Lieutenant Nana

Where Did GOP Lawmakers Celebrate American Freedom?

Why would this congressman try to deceive his constituents?

A lot from Lydia

What a lovely photo of US Senator Steve Daines celebrating July 4, 2018, with his wife in DC… but wait… he was, and is, in Moscow. The event is being covered by U.S. and International Press, but he tweeted this photo today. Why is the Senator is implying he was in Washington DC celebrating America’s Independence on July 4?

Innocent people, with nothing to hide, do not attempt this kind of deception.

Fourth from the left is an actual picture of Senator Daines on July 4th in Moscow with some of his congressional comrades.

A partial list of participants below:

Countless GOP lawmakers, traitors, spent Independence Day in Moscow, with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and other Russians who interfered with our 2016 elections.

Ahead of Trump-Putin summit, Republicans meet with Russian officials in Moscow

As for the latest news on the upcoming scheduled meeting of Traitor Donald Trump with his…

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People for the American Way

I listened today to a Neil Degrasse-Tyson interview with famed writer/producer Norman Lear, who gave us the groundbreaking television shows, “All in the Family” and “Maude” among many others. At the time of the interview, Mr. Lear was 92, so the interview is three years old.

Norman Lear, then and now:

In the interview Mr. Lear mentioned a public service ad that his People for the American Way Foundation produced in the 80’s. It sounded pertinent to today’s issues, so I went in search of the ad. Thanks to google, it was a snap to find. Well, once I remembered the actual name of the foundation, it was a snap. I approve this message.

https://youtu.be/xEyIrGM0K6g

Peace, people!

Prescient

I created something there on stone strewn grounds

Scattered the remains across the fields

Shook my fist at an orange sky

My works crumbled in the making

Two figures approached

Appraising, frowning, drowning

I tried to explain how the piece should look

My entreaties were not sufficient for the cause

Melting words in a melting world

Pompeii

Pompeii

Does Your Child Have a Lawyer?

Thoughts for our day celebrating freedom. Read more from alotfromlydia.wordpress.com.

A lot from Lydia

https://twitter.com/real_farmacist/status/1014191403440713728?s=12

To celebrate the 4th of July

Congress took sabbatical all this week

Meanwhile 2000 migrant children cry,

Kidnapped, they do not understand, or speak

The language their captors question them in

Ordered to court and put before a judge

Witness this, America’s latest sin,

Our President— a racist with a grudge

This GOP party, power hungry, obscene

Claim they oppose severing families, still

Innocents kidnapped and caged haven’t seen

Their parents, don’t know when or if they will

Stolen babies cry. This is injustice.

Reps with their families, without concessions

Shame on Trump, shame on members of Congress,

Shame on ICE, shame that disgrace Jeff Sessions

Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone

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Parade

Praying for Eyebrowz

She sat on the tailgate
of an old green Ford,
her narrow denim clad hips
wedged between an Igloo cooler
and a box of faded red rags.
Scuffed boots swinging.

The whoop whoop of a siren
heralded the coming display
of a starched color guard,
eliciting a respectful salute,
grandparents demonstrating
flag etiquette for the young.

Then came beauty queens smiling,
perching precariously on the
pinnacle of a tissue paper
decorated semi-trailer in gowns
of taffeta, satin, and lace.
Tiaras glittering in the sun.

She waved at those high school
princesses, pulling funny
faces to make them laugh.
That was her talent, after all.
Hardly anyone took her
seriously as the parade passed.

Marching bands from rival
schools vied for favor
as the sun heated the summer
Texas day; twirlers in spangled
shorts tossing batons inspired
ooohs and ahhs from the crowd.

Reaching inside the battered
Igloo, she dug deep…

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Have a Laugh

When I don’t have anything to say, I let others do it for me. Some of these I found on Facebook, others on Pinterest. I figured we could all use a giggle. Note that I’ve grouped them for your consideration.

Diagnostic jokes:

Acupuncture, anyone?

Something to make you think:

A couple of unicorn jokes:

A bit of humor for the aging:

And one that made me snort:

Finally, Studly Doright and I laughed ourselves silly over this YouTube video. I really wish you all could hear his laugh. It’s really why I stay married to the man. 😉😉https://youtu.be/HFFgCTKy2c4 Peace, people!

Coming Attractions

This next week is going to be spent preparing for fun. I’m leaving on a road trip to spend some time with a good friend in Kingsport, Tennessee, on the 9th, and that kind of fun requires some serious forethought.

My car needs an oil change and a good cleaning. My nails need to be manicured and pedicured. I have to think about what needs to be packed. My hair needs to grow an inch. Okay, the last one’s unlikely to happen unless a miracle occurs, but I can wish, right?

Of course Wednesday is the 4th of July. I’m not feeling particularly patriotic this year, but Studly Doright will have the day off. We’ll most likely cook burgers on the grill and maybe catch a matinee. Oh, and we’ll probably spend the night being annoyed by firecrackers. When did I get old?

On Thursday I have my annual physical. Whoopee. There’s nothing like being poked and prodded and having to pay for the privilege. And when one is in her sixties, as I am, there’s no telling what one will learn. Cholesterol too high? Blood pressure out of whack? I can’t wait to see what’s wrong with me this year. Again I ask, when did I get old?

On the less depressing side, my husband, Studly Doright, is doing better on his road to recovering from minor back surgery. He’s been able to sleep, and he’s gotten his appetite back, so he’s not nearly as justifiably grouchy as he’s been since the procedure. Life is pretty good, even for a couple of old folks.

Peace, people.