Friday’s Follies

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Did you know that the Donkeys Debated?
I was on the road and missed most of the Democrat debate. The big take aways would seem to be that Yang doesn’t like circumcised males, Bernie is still an angry old communist (he’s consistent), Warren is angry at the Butt Guy for hanging out with billionaires, and Biden’s doctor told him that he is every bit as healthy as some people. It’s no wonder that the donkeys voted to impeach President Trump for things that aren’t crimes even if their absurd accusations had merit. 
Kabuki theater. 
Unfortunately for the donkeys, theatrical moves such as, “we impeached the President but we’re not sending the articles to the Senate,” sound even more pathetic than Kabuki performances. You can’t make this sort of soap opera up. And how will history record this? It’s more like a Nostradamus rant than it is anything resembling normal human interactions (beyond the third grade). 
The white cat memes make more sense than the donkeys in the House of Representatives. 
The Meaning of Life
Our fellow blogger, Jules, has a book of the same title coming out soon. (shameless plug) If you were to ask me what was best about life, I might default to Hollywood writing and Conan the Barbarian: “Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women!” Ok, maybe it’s not THE meaning, but… you might get my point if you were a barbarian. 
I’m looking forward to the book coming out to hear other’s take on things. Clearly the best thing in life for me is grandchildren. Not quite the meaning, but maybe it is the meaning when you get down to the bottom line. (LL with youngest daughter – right – more than a few years ago)
LL with youngest daughter, left, a couple years ago. No success in life can compensate for failure with your family. I think that learning to be kind, learning to be loving and learning to be a worthy parent may be the reason for living. The rest of it is the static background of making money, buying toys and the hash that people seem to pay an inordinate amount of attention to.   
But I’ll have to wait until Jules’ book comes out to know if I’m the only one who feels that way.
Discovery, or Lack of?
To date, scientists have discovered 4,104 confirmed exoplanets. But for every confirmed planet that astronomers nail down, there are handfuls of maybe-planets in the data, whispers in the data that might come from stars hiccuping or pairs of stars dancing or would-be stars that didn’t quite make the cut. And scientists no longer have the resources to analyze every potential planet’s identity crisis. And for all that, no other “intelligent” life, broadcasting from the void.
Then again, why would space aliens want to make contact if they’re watching CNN? 

17 thoughts on “Friday’s Follies

  1. Read one tongue-in-cheek comment elsewhere – 'grandkids are so great, I should have started with them' 🙂

  2. I used to listen to the Ken Hamblin radio show (aka The Black Avenger). He said more than once "When you hold your first grandchild, you will know why you were put here on the earth. Family first, keep the faith.

  3. I'm surprised that I've lived as long as I have, but I'm happy that I did because of my grandchildren and I've lived to see my children grow and learn as well.

  4. Yep. For me, the MoL is living life. Friends, family, not being too much of a jerk and not getting punched too often in return… Looking around at the amazing world, ignoring the Human garbage in D.C. and on the TV…


  5. Are we missing a picture or did your fingers get ahead of you? 😉

    Yes, grandchildren. Praising God for his blessings, and as Kle says, ignoring those who have no sense of good.

    A Merry and blessed Christmas to you all.

  6. America is in a Golden Age at the moment. The communists, the human detritus, the freaks and the misfits would like to break it. But things are good. We just need to keep it going for our children and grandchildren.

  7. Hell, 'I' don't want to make contact with anybody that slavishly watches CNN… Aliens 'might' be a better choice! 🙂

  8. I can imagine Klatu coming to Earth and threatening us with Gort, unless we cease cluttering the spacewaves with CNN.

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