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November 17, 2023

Whelp, just cancelled my NYT subscription

Should have done it a long time ago. I was just reading an article about voters who would vote for Harris, but not for Biden. Interviewing a democrat who says they would vote for Hitler-wannabe rather than Biden. Don't remember ever seeing an article where they talked to an enthusiastic Biden voter, or even informed democratic voters. Always these uninformed, "Biden is too old" or "Biden hasn't done enough" voters. I just snapped. Why was I paying money for this drivel. So I cancelled.

Now I'll have to find another news source.

November 16, 2023

New York judge lifts gag order that barred Donald Trump from maligning court staff in fraud trial

Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court judge on Thursday paused a gag order that barred Donald Trump from commenting on court staffers in his civil fraud trial. The trial judge had imposed the gag order last month and later fined Trump $15,000 for violations after the former president made a disparaging social media post about a court clerk.

In his decision, Judge David Friedman of the state’s intermediate appeals court cited constitutional concerns about restricting Trump’s free speech. He issued a stay of the gag order, allowing Trump to comment freely about court staff while a longer appeals process plays out.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/new-york-judge-lifts-gag-order-that-barred-donald-trump-from-maligning-court-staff-in-fraud-trial/ar-AA1k2YGe?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=2ea84a2b39e14f91848e5fe835a02914&ei=49

October 20, 2023

Highly Recommend Muster Dogs

This four part series is an Australian reality TV contest takes five Kelpie pups from the same litter and distributes them to all corners of the continent. The challenge is to train the pup to he a herding or muster dog within 12 months.

I find this very relaxed viewing. The scenery is varied and beautiful. The people are humble and interesting, and the dogs are absolutely amazing.
The show can be found on Netflix. I highly recommend it!

October 13, 2023

Fact or Fiction? In This War, It Is Hard to Tell.

Social media is full of false and misleading posts. The rise in A.I. is making it worse. And the trust in traditional news sources has declined. Link to gifted NYT article below.


Increasingly, our digitized lives have become an information battleground, with every side in any conflict vying to offer its version. Old images have been recycled to make a new point. At the same time, actual images have been disputed as fakes, including a bloody photograph that Donald J. Trump Jr., the former president’s son, shared on X.

Reliable news organizations used to function as curators, verifying information and contextualizing it, and they still do. Nevertheless, some have sought to question their reliability as gatekeepers, most prominently Elon Musk, the owner of X.

The day after the fighting in Israel erupted, Mr. Musk shared a post on X encouraging his followers to trust the platform more than mainstream media, recommending two accounts that have been notorious for spreading false claims. (Mr. Musk later deleted the post but not before it had been seen millions of times.)


September 8, 2023

Was just driving home after an evening out

From the time I left home until now, the price of gasoline jumped 60 cents a gallon.
WTH is it this time? OPEC slowing production? Pushback to Biden cancelling drilling leases in Alaska?
Glad I filled up a couple days ago. Geez!

August 28, 2023

We must keep marching toward Dr. King's dream

Link to Washington Post Opinion piece by President Joe Biden.
(Gifted article, no paywall).


June 29, 2023

Hannah Gadsby - Nanette

This Netflix “Comedy” was just so powerful…I am just floored. Wow, simply amazing.

May 9, 2023

Just watched "A Man Called Otto" with Tom Hanks

My heart is full. Just loved this flick! Couldn’t love Tom Hanks more. 😍

March 17, 2023

Relaxing Irish tunes

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 11, 2023

Bud Grant has passed.


“We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that legendary Minnesota Vikings head coach and Hall of Famer Bud Grant has passed away this morning at age 95," the Vikings said in a statement Saturday. "We, like all Vikings and NFL fans, are shocked and saddened by this terrible news."

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