Basement Widow Update


Basement widow hasn’t crossed my mind in a while. Paid a visit after work tonight, snapping a hasty cell phone image of her impressive domain.

Research indicates female black widows have a life span of up to three years. My spider is entering her second basement summer. Rest easy, I’ll update her status every few months.

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Define “Great”


Hard to fathom close to a year has passed since posting wannabe president Trump objections. Looking back, I laughed out loud. Too funny 🙂

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Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations march to the beat of “make America great again”. Pardon my ignorance but which model of American greatness does Trump pine for? Does he yearn for America before the civil rights movement ruined everything? Was America great when African Americans knew their place? Might America have been great when entitled white boys avoided the Vietnam draft, conspicuously absent while America forced countless impoverished white and minority citizens to die fighting a pointless war? Did the torch of greatness wane when dastardly liberals insisted women deserve equal pay for equal work?

Wait a minute – I’ll ask a Trump supporter on Quora, Quora’s strict moderation demands polite sincerity, all I need is a straight answer. Oh crap, what was I thinking? America was “great” before Barrack Obama, Obama ruined everything America holds dear. WTF you raving Trump supporter lunatic! I’m dangerously worked up – read this explanation…

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Thoughts on The Tradition of Political Humor and what it means to be a Conservative


I don’t often reblog, but Peter’s perspective is worth pondering…

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I love political cartoons. I can be a real irreverent son-of-a-gun when I’m in the mood and a pointed political cartoon is always humorous to me. The past couple years have been particularly ripe with political imagery and in a perverse sort of way I’ve been laughing my head off. Mind you I DO NOT like or appreciate hate (cartoons or otherwise) or racism, sexism, etc.. But a really good political cartoon is a hoot!

Because of all the shots being fired across political bows I have been thinking about the idea of being either “conservative” or “liberal.”

“Retirement” means I’m older than some other people. My point of view is different than a Millennial’s, or a Gen-Xer. I have more history and background into which to put the details of today’s events. That doesn’t necessarily make my point of view better — just different. After all, I went to…

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Vancouver Faces, Dark Spaces


Two distinct photographic galleries shot by my husband. Vancouver faces, followed by dark spaces –

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Explore more at – https://www.flickr.com/photos/15574096@N00/

Several weeks ago Literary Orphans, a Chicago based indie art/literary site asked permission to use his work as “featured artist” of the month. Several friends thought I wrote his introduction ( which I didn’t, but it echoes my sentiments to the letter )

“Thomas H’s photographs are deliberate and intentional. Each image opens up into a fantastic story of it’s own, painting a scene–a setting for a story to take place in. It makes you question and wonder and ponder the thought behind the lens. It’s impossible to view Thomas H’s work and not to take in the beauty of these vivid settings; be it a the serenity of a lush forest, or the personality of a painting balancing preposterously on a bench. Many of Thomas H’s photos portray instances and moments that immediately make you look for more–a man sneaking a drag from a cigarette outside on a bench, a station wagon on the side of the road with an open door. These photographs capture the sense of someone roaming the world they inhabit, finding the magic that others overlook.”

Link to Literary Orphans below –

http://www.literaryorphans.org/playdb/featured-artist-thomas-h/

 

Fast Food Causes Homosexuality


Shout out to my friend Roger, but for his Facebook post I might never have known fast food and sleep deprivation cause homosexuality. See these burgers laughing? That was me until realizing this wasn’t a joke.

Rita Strakosha published Modern Diet and Stress cause Homosexuality: A hypothesis and a potential therapy  

According to Rita, the LGBTQ inclined suffer from higher rates of “eating large amounts of high glycemic index foods and fat, or eating an imbalanced diet, leaning toward carbohydrates.”. Adding, “Some studies show an increased rate of obesity among homosexuals”. “Gay men, lesbian and bisexual women report a higher odds of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption than straight men and women.” To “stay straight”, Rita urges people to “steer clear of food that can be disruptive right before sleep, like heavy or rich foods, fatty or fried meals, spicy dishes, citrus fruits and carbonated drinks.” Who is this woman?

Rita Strakosha validates preposterous with her Albanian University Masters degree in Clinical Psychology – check your inbox Rita, we’re not impressed. Bat shit is bat shit no matter how you slice it. Delusional as Rita may be, it would be unkind to overlook her learned solution to the homosexual problem. Less qualified Albanian clinical psychologists might have identified the cause of homosexuality and walked away – not Rita.This little lady identified contributing factors linked to homosexuality -restricting fat, sugar and alcohol coupled with a good nights sleep to prevent homosexual tendencies, then delivered a prescribed course of sexual hibernation. Oh Rita, are you really this stupid?

For those “turned gay” and desperate to lead straight lives, Rita recommends “sexual hibernation”- a period of healthy eating and abstinence to promote “sexual extinction”.

“Upon re-wakening of sexual interest, the response to the previous sexual stimuli will not restart at once and at the same level as previously,” Strakosha affirms. “Time would be needed to achieve the same level as before hibernation. Discontinuation of hibernation would be an opportune time for sexual orientation change.” “Persons with a longer history of homosexual attractions and those with stronger prenatal or genetic factors would have more difficulty in achieving benefits from this therapy,” – no shit Rita!

https://www.queerty.com/study-claims-fast-food-consumption-sleep-depravation-cause-homosexuality-20170530