Sep. 21st, 2017 11:36 am
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Regarding volunteers and/or people who complain: "They have a complaint for every solution."
~Phyllis of the Richardsville VFD

QotD - MDRF 4th weekend edition

Sep. 18th, 2017 06:07 pm
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Wife to hovering husband: "Go look at some boobs!'

Beer pressure - pressure from your beer buddies to buy a mug

Cabbage News Network Week #34

Sep. 15th, 2017 10:14 am
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Monday 9/11
  • DJT approves disaster declaration for Florida (source).
  • Reince Priebus and White House counsel Don McGahn lawyer up (source).
  • Last months Opioid emergency declaration has yet to translate into any action (source).

Tuesday 9/12
  • 2016 set a new high for U.S. median household income (source).
  • Hope Hicks named new WH communications director (source).
  • House adds amendment rolling back Sessions' civil forfeiture expansion to Defense appropriations bill (source).
  • Congress unanimously passes resolution denouncing hate groups (source).

Wednesday 9/13
  • U.S. stops issuing visas to Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because those countries aren't accepting their deportees (source).
  • Dept of Homeland Security sued over phone and laptop searches at the border (source).
  • U.S. bans Kaspersky software over espionage fears (source).
  • New House strategy for attacking ObamaCare, devolve everything to the states (source).
  • McCain opens up Defense appropriations bill to amendments. Amendment requiring a new Authorization of Military Force for current wars in the Mideast fails. Expected amendments include one on transgender rights in the military and more sanctions on North Korea (source)

Thursday 9/14
  • DJT attempting to make deal with Democrats on DACA (source).
  • U.S. sticking by Iran deal for now (source).
  • House passes a flurry of spending bills (source).
  • FTC launching investigation of Equifax breach (source).

Friday 9/15
  • DJT to seek extension of his travel ban which expires at the end of the month (source).
  • Vote on DoD appropriations expected Monday (source).
  • CIA seeking permission to conduct its own drone strikes independent of DoD (source).

Elsewhere in the world
  • Genocide in progress in Myanmar (source).


Legislative action this week


Sep. 12th, 2017 10:08 pm
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Instead of saying, "Not to rain on your parade" or "not to piss in your post-toasties" we now have the following colloquialism:

"I hope I didn't drop a turd in your punchbowl."
~seen on Ravelry

August 2017 Bookpost

Sep. 8th, 2017 10:00 pm
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79. A View from the Cheap Seats, Neil Gaiman

80. Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson

81. Genius Loci, Jaym Gates (anthology)

82. The Hike, Drew Magary

83. The Wild Harmonic, Beth W. Patterson - Yes, that Beth Patterson. As in, our Beloved Blonde Bouzouki Babe, now turning her writing talents to short fiction and novels. The Wild Harmonic stars a bass guitar-playing werewolf in New Orleans. The discerning reader will spot a few Rush references. This is Beth we are talking about (*grin*).

84. Apex Magazine #99 (August 2017) - I usually don't comment on the magazines, but Issue #99 of Apex is notable as it is guest-edited by - and entirely comprised of stories and essays from - an Indigenous American editor and authors.

85. Clarkesworld #131 (August 2017)

86. Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Seanan McGuire (novella)

87. Lightspeed #87 (August 2017)

88. Nausicaa: The Ultimate Collection: Vol 1, Hayau Miyazaki (graphic novel/manga) - I had picked up a set of the manga in a Con or Bust auction a few years ago. A few recent mentions of the anime (which I have seen, but not in this millennium) in various blogs finally moved them to the top of my reading pile.

89. Nausicaa: The Ultimate Collection: Vol 2, Hayau Miyazaki (graphic novel/manga)

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Sep. 8th, 2017 06:43 pm
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Inspired by:

I've made:

Time permitting I might make some more.

Cabbage News Network Week #33

Sep. 8th, 2017 10:30 am
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Tuesday 9/5
  • September agenda for Congress (source).
  • DJT orders a March 2018 end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program currently protecting approximately 800,000 people who immigrated as young children from deportation. (source).
  • EPA is attacking the press over Harvey reporting (source).
  • DJT waffling on alliance with South Korea (source).

Wednesday 9/6
  • DJT and Dems reach deal for 3-month extension on debt limit and government spending (source).
  • House passes Harvey relief bill (source).
  • 16 states sue DJT to prevent the end of DACA (source).

Thursday 9/7
  • Trump Jr. testifying before Congress (source).
  • DeVos moving forward with revising university sexual assault policies (source).

In other news

Legislative action this week


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