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Leith

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Hometown: Flint MI
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A Couple Songs about the Horrror and Sadness of WW I








What Songs Do You Just Have to Sing Along With?

I'm more of a backup singer. I just can't resist doing the backup to Don't Be Cruel (bop! bop! bop-bop!) and Only the Lonely (dum dum dum dum-be-do-wa). And, of course, Lily Allen's Fuck You.

What's your favorite jam?


It Has Been One Year



Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind

The following is my opinion entirely. I have not heard or read a single thing about what I am going to post. In fact, I wonder why nobody else has thought of it.

I'm sorry this is so long.


Brett Kavanaugh's opening statement was long and emotional. What with all the sniffs, sniveling, shouts, and whines, the words he used were even more telling. In a way, he described his duties in all his positions as a political operative.


He admits that his troubles lasted ten days. Huh. The Clintons withstood rethug attacks for 26 years and counting yet they are able to laugh, take walks, meet with people, and give interviews to the media with their heads held high. Their reputations and good name has been dragged through the muc by vicious and false accusations (my favorite one is that they killed a couple of teenagers with a train). The current so-called president keeps calling Secretary Clinton "crooked" and "corrupt" without a shred of evidence.

He claims that any and all type of investigation will clear him because the six he has had already had have done so. Except for minor sexual matters, the Clintons were also cleared but they have endured more than FBI investigations. They have been subjected to numerous investigations by the executive and legislative branches - often multiple investigations on the exact same matters. Since there were no charges brought except as related to Paula Jones and lying to Congress, it looks like we can reasonable say that they have been entirely exonerated.

Kavanaugh says that the whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit. He also said that they were well-funded and coordinated. Referring to Kavanaugh's job in the late 1990s, he should know all about calculated and orchestrated hit. Why was it okay when he did it?

He was right about one thing, though:
This grotesque and coordinated character assassination will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions, from serving our country.

If one looks at today's rethug party, the swamp creatures won't hesitate to slither in and fill the void.


Now he complains about sowing the wind. He did that in the late 1990s. Now, two decades later, he is reaping his own whirlwind. This whole confirmation process is not about the 2016 election. It is about his partisan hate, wasted time to destroy good people (this includes more than just the Clintons), and the lies he told, all to put his side in power and keep it with lies and corruption.

Yeah, Brett. What goes around is coming back around with a vengeance. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm enjoying every second of his outrage at having to go through a small taste of what he did to others.

Adventures in Toilet Repair

This will be the story of me repairing a toilet in real time. It will involve removing the tank and replacing all the innards.

I just watched a lady named Darlene on YouTube doing the job with the "help" of 3 pre-school kids and she managed okay. So, I feel better about my chance of success.

I will need to take a break every so often so I will come back here to post my progress, frustrations, and probably to scream. Any words of encouragement or advice will be greatly appreciated even if I am a violently shuddering bundle of stress and mindless screeching.

Wish me luck...

What Did I See in the Sky?

A couple nights ago, I was on the patio looking up at the sky. To the west, I saw some lights: one bright white light with 3 smaller red ones in a row above it. They did not seem to be moving and the lights did not blink. They were about 30 to 40% of the distance from the horizon to the zenith.

I googled to see if it could have been the space station, but apparently it is one bright light and moves rather quickly across the sky. Is it possible to see a satellite with nothing more than eyes with glasses?



I Need Advice on a New Cell Phone

I have a Samsung and my carrier is T-Mobile. I hate them both more and more with each passing day.

The phone battery lasts 6 hours if I'm lucky. That's with no apps or anything else running.

The last straw: several people have tried to call me in the past 2 days and not a single one shows up on the call log. I checked voicemail and there were NINE messages without a single call in the log. A good friend had left 3 of them. Her husband died recently died and she has not been taking it well. I felt awful that I did not know she had been trying to reach me.

I need a new cell phone and a new carrier. All I need is to be able to make and get calls, text messaging, though a camera would be nice (but not absolutely necessary).

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.




Does Anyone Remember This Cartoon Show Ending?

When I watched cartoons as a kid (in the 60s), I loved one particular clip of closing credits. There was a black background and a parade of characters dancing along. At the end was a little guy at the end sweeping, then he would twitch his mustache.

Does anyone remember that? I have been looking on YouTube, but I haven't found it yet.

I would love to have a clip of it for a thread in GD. Thanks to everyone in advance!

100 Years Ago Today

The Bolsheviks slaughtered the Emperor and Empress of Russia and their children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_of_the_Romanov_family

I really don't know how I feel about it.

I'm Recovering from the Flu

I don't think it was food poisoning because I hadn't eaten anything new or unusual in the 24 hour preceding. And I looked up the symptoms and they were a bit different.

I started getting chills and fever yesterday afternoon. That's very off because I usually run warm. I was upstairs, which is noticeably warmer than downstairs, but I had to put a blanket around me. I was very tired and slightly nauseated.

I went downstairs to watch TV and I slept some, watched some. I finally woke up around 11pm, sweatier than I have been in years, but not feverish. Yaayy! The fever was broken!

This morning, I'm feeling a bit weak and like a wrung out dishrag, but waay better than I was yesterday.

If there is something going around, good luck to everybody. The only good news is that the worst of it will last about a day.
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