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Do we still do the 700 Club.

Back in the day when you hit 700 posts, you posted like hell to get out of The 700 Club.

The new fashion for late teens and early 20s: Bib overalls

For his 20th birthday, our grandson asked for a pair of Dickies bib overalls.
Seems that the latest fashion.
He's going into his junior at William and Mary in August.
I love overalls.
Lots of pockets.
Comfortable, no belt.

But now, it's a fashion statement?
Go figure.

Oh yeah...I looked up 'overalls fashion' and learned that to can pay over $1000 for 'designer' overalls.

Today's word is...DEMOCKERACY

DEMOCKERACY - A mockery of Democracy


Sauteed whitefish, frites, hush puppies, slaw.

I highly recommend "That Dude Can Cook" on you tube.

Great recipes, food history, and the Dude is hilarious.
Possibly manic.

Ted Cruz to campaign in Alabama for Mo Brooks

Source: AL.COM

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will visit Huntsville on Monday to campaign for Mo Brooks on the eve of the Senate Republican primary.

The Brooks campaign announced the event Saturday.

Click here for AL.com’s 2022 primary election coverage
Brooks and Cruz have long had a strong relationship. Brooks served as Alabama chair for Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign. And Cruz has previously endorsed Brooks’ candidacy for Senate.

The event with Cruz, which will be a town hall at Huntsville International Airport, is part of a big-name final push for Brooks on the primary campaign’s last day. He is also scheduled to take part in a tele-town hall Monday night with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who is also backing Brooks’ Senate campaign.

Read more: https://www.al.com/news/2022/05/ted-cruz-to-campaign-in-alabama-for-mo-brooks.htmlAL.COM

Anyone doing low-carb/ketoish diet with 18 hour fasting?

Things your grandparents said that didn't really make sense...

but you kinda knew what they meant.

Yessiree bobtail
I'll snatch knot in you as long as a railroad.
Little pitchers have big ears.
Your daddy wasn't a glass blower. (When you were standing in front of the TV.)


The religions of SCOTUS justices:

And we wonder why the majority is "pro life"?

"Jackson, who was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, will be only the second Protestant on the high court when she joins the court this summer, along with Neil Gorsuch (who is Episcopalian but was raised Catholic). The justice whom Jackson will replace, Stephen Breyer, is Jewish, as is Elena Kagan, who remains on the court. The remaining six justices -- John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett -- are Catholic. Thus, the court will consist of six Catholics, two Protestants, and one Jew.

This is not reflective of the U.S. population, as has been widely discussed in recent years. Our latest estimate from over 15,000 Gallup interviews conducted from January 2021 through March of this year shows that about 22% of the adult population identifies as Catholic, as opposed to the 67% Catholic representation on the court. Two percent of the population identifies as Jewish (Kagan represents 11% of the nine justices). The biggest disproportionality comes in terms of Protestants. About 45% of Americans are non-Catholic Christian, or Protestant, compared with what will be 22% Protestant representation on the court.

There is also a completely missing constituency on the court, the "nones," or those who when asked say they have no formal religious identity. About 21% of the U.S. population are nones (and another 3% don't give a response when asked about their religion), according to Gallup data. The rise of the "nones" represents a major change in American religious identity over the past decades, although this is not evident in terms of Supreme Court justices. All of the justices on the court have a religious identity based on available evidence, although we don't have survey data in which each justice is asked the same religious identity question as pollsters use for the population as a whole."


Here's an idea re photovoltaics:

The land under high voltage power lines is kept clear by power companies so that repair vehicles can get to damaged towers.

Miles and miles and thousands (millions?) of acres of open land.
Put solar photovoltaic panels on all those rights of way.
That would keep underbrush down (no sunlight), saving power companies millions.

And they're right under parts of the grid. Surely there's a way to connect?
OK, I'm not an electrical engineer, so I'm ready to be shot down.
Have at it.

Idea #2: All the median strips on interstate highways.

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