Use parental controls, if you feel this website is inappropriate for your Junior. I would try to translate this into other languages, but I’m pretty sure the English translation is all that is necessary.
Nice to begin on a snide note, isn’t it? I get the impression that parents despise a website that doesn’t have any porn, drug references, or profanity, so I am more than a little ooncerned that the American body politic has gone mad.
Again, and so there’s no ambiguity: Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls. Use parental controls.
This webzine is designed for adults with an open mind, it is not meant for the close-minded, the drug-addled, or teenagers. Anyone else, enjoy a nineteen-year effort without any cost to you.
Admittedly, I know nothing about rap music, or Africa American music, other than Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, et al, really had it going on: Stage persona, charisma, melody-writing ability, and everything else.
I know very little about music of the Twenty-First Century. Then you’ll say: Do you know anything about music? Well, let’s see:
All these Donald Trump investigations do seem to amount to very little — but one. His January Sixth, 2021, summoning of the troops, his most devout followers, to the “Save America Rally.” The sexual dalliances fall short of the Weinstein mark of pay to play.
Yet to try to cancel a national election by mob force, that was extremely irresponsible, and dangerous. Trump invited his followers on Instagram to steal the presidential election. Trump knew the voting tally, and thus the outcome, was accurate. He could not be so stupid, or ignorant, as to think otherwise.
Trump’s high crime of insurrection could be prosecuted with these questions: First, why did he call a rally together; and second, two and a half months after the election, how could he not understand that he lost the election by seven million votes?
Would Trump try to muscle his way into the White House, demand a second ascendency to Chief Executive, because he mobilized his people to make him President, with fists, and battering rams, even. From these intents and purposes, this was exactly what he was trying to do.
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This means that Jesus the Christ did not die on the cross, that he survived his own crucifixion. In the Book of Luke 24:39-41, post-Crucifixion, Christ states: “A spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” Then he begs: “Have ye here any meat?” A spirit doesn’t need food.
In other words, Christ did not die for your sins (whatever that means), because he didn’t die. Two-thousand years of venerance has been sadly misplaced.
Readers see this and think, geez, I have a thing against Baby Jesus. I don’t hate Jesus, he is an important philosopher, but he was not supernatural, he was not of the spirit world after the Crucifixion. This is a list of his most well-known adages. 2/18/23.
Your wedding is next month, and you need to lose thirty pounds. The following can help, except there is no way you’re losing thirty pounds in a month. Movie stars cannot even do this, Gwynnie Paltrow cannot even do this. No one can lose thirty pounds in one month. We can salvage your wedding day though. 5/16/23.
I am considering campaigning to make Kate Upton’s birthday a national holiday. I love women, so I wrote The Pantheon of Hollywood Women, not yet with current entries. As a retiree, I spend enough time writing sweet nothings to these women on Instagram. Why? Why the hell not. Regulars, they know. I’m a regular, above average inelligence, who has writing chops. Do the math.
(Sarah Jessica Parker did write that she “looked forward to my posts.”
“We don’t believe you.” “That’s too bad.”) 5/12/23...
Very few U.S. presidents, or presidential hopefuls, of draft age during the Vietnamese War, actually went overseas and served there. The following is a list of presidents (or presidential candidates), and the reason why they served or did not serve.
|President||Party||Did they serve in Vietnam? If not, why not?|
|Joseph Biden||Democratic||No, excused because of asthma. He was a lifeguard.|
|Donald Trump||Republican||No, excused because of bone spurs in his heel.|
|John McCain||Republican||Yes, spent five years in the Hanoi Hilton with an untreated broken leg. In the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had the audacity to complain that he liked war heroes that didn’t get caught. Talk about service to your country, above and beyond the call.|
|John Kerry||Democratic||Yes, he captained a swift boat.|
|George W. Bush||Republican||No, he joined the Texas Air National Guard.|
|Bill Clinton||Democratic||No, educational deferments.|
|Mitch McConnell||Republican||No, eye issue, optic neuritis.|
|Mitt Romney||Republican||No, Mormon missionary work exemption.|
COBS, Canadian Other Broadcasting System, recently had their top reporter interview Taylor Swift. Ms. Swift would only accept interviews by phone due to security concerns. Here is a transcript of that phone conversation.
“Is this Taylor Swift?”
“It sure is. Who are you?”
“I’m from COBS.”
“Cobs, meaning what?”
“Canadian Other Broadcasting System. An Other Broadcasting System, that’s the running joke.”
“That’s not funny. Okay, canuck, here’s the deal. My Canadian numbers suck. Avril Lavigne has me beat across every target demographic. You will say how much Canada means to me, yada, yada. Point out the Christmas music videos I made — I’m in the snow, okay? Canadian, eh?”
“Well, okay, but can we talk about more general topics. I mean outside of your passion for Canada.”
“Hmm, like what?”
“Who taught you how to play the guitar?”
“I just picked it up. I got a guitar for Christmas one year. I taught myself, okay?”
“How old were you?”
“I was six, okay.”
“Six years old?”
“Yeah, I’m a prodigy. Next question.”
“What is your favorite song?”
“Er, no, I mean of your songs.”
“Do you know Jake Scrubbmore — of the club?”
“Eh, no? Who?”
“Jake Scrubbmore, double ‘b,’ scrubb more. The Scrubb family of brushes.”
“No, I don’t.”
“He’s very important in the trade.”
“Trade of what?”
“Ha, ha. Funny.”
“The music trade.”
“The music industry.”
“Hey, my management did not send you here to belittle me. On to Canada.”
“Okay, well, okay. Do you follow the NHL?”
“The what? Ask me a few questions about Canada, I’ll field them.”
“What do you think of Trudeau?”
“Pierre, he is a very fine president. I try to stay current with our neighbor to the North.”
“Well, Trudeau, he’s Justin Trudeau, Pierre’s son, and he’s a prime minister, we don’t have presidents.”
“You’re pushing it, kid. Did I ever offer you my anecdote about shopping and shunning at the mall when I was a pre-teen? Yeah. Yeah.” [Not praising enough of Taylor Swift, apparently.]
“We’re back from commercial? Okay, Ms. Swift—”
“Taylor to you.”
“Okay, Taylor, thank you. Your Eros Tour—”
“Eras, you rodent.”
“In your Eras Tour, your sex appeal really shines. What I don’t understand, is that your target demographic has always been twenty-something women.”
“Well, once I hit twenty, yes.”
“When you lean over onstage, and show your décollètage, you look like you’re showing it to straight, young women.”
“What’s your question, Cobs?”
“Okay, hmm. Your fans, mostly female, love your songs about guys who just don’t get it. Yet, in your Eros Tour, you look like a stripper often enough.”
“I hate Canadians. Where’s my publicist, we is done. Done!”
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is a luxury provided to every United States citizen by the Founding Fathers (this right has the comfort of a luxury). This guarantees freedom of the press: Iran and China do not have this luxury.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Satire, and parody are protected speech, lying about someone is not protected speech. Yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater (the standard example of a free speech exception) is obviously illegal.
As for Other Letter detractors: Hey, these are just words. (I just checked, I get 35 readers a day, so no one gives a hoot what I write.)
There’s much to commend America: The national parks; incredible variety and availability of food; Hollywood cinema; and professional sports; to name just a few highlights. Yet, the shining star in the land of the free, is 1A, the First Amendment, which provides for freedom of expression, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press.
This is evidence that the war in the Ukraine is not nearly as much a product of Putin aggression than previously thought. According to the January 21st, 2022, New York Times, the Ukraine committed a war atrocity. Either that, or The Times needs to explain why soldiers neck deep in ice water are having an “Epiphany tradition,” on the Eastern Ukrainian border (the Ukraine is West of Russia). 3/17/22.
How soon America forgets Russia’s role in World War II. France went Vichy early on; Italy and Japan were behind Germany; Britain was blitzed; America got boots on the ground in ’44, saving France, but who saved the world? Russia did. Russia was in the middle of the action, start to finish. Joseph Stalin did in fact side with Adolf Hitler, until Germany invaded Russia in ’41.
America didn’t enter WWII until Pearl Harbor, December 7th of ’41; and didn’t enter Europe until the troop transport of the Invasion of Normandy in ’44. Charles Lindbergh felt we shouldn’t even fight, especially for the Jews.
Russia had twenty-million more people than the U.S.A. did in 1939, so they had more manpower to devote to the war effort, and they were local to most of the fighting. The European Theater had much of the action. 3/20/22.
Hate speech is the power base of evil. Most lives have had to deal with this hate. This is how to deconstruct it, and effectively deal with these words of destruction and devastation. This is not ribbing (as in “you’re silly”), this is hate. (And I’m not even from Boston.)
|Unacceptable Hate Speech||Acceptable Translation|
|Loser||Unsuccessful, unproductive person|
|Faggot, gay boy, fairy, c*cks*ck*r||Male same-sex coupler|
|M*th*rf*ck*r||A male very close with their mom (or just meant disparagingly)|
|Terrorist||Committed genocide, or actively contemplating committing it. Or someone of Middle Eastern descent.|
|Pedophile||Has sex with children (as Cardinal McCarrick regularly did); or approaches children for the purpose of having sex with them|
|Nazi, Aryan, Hitler||Vicious, especially towards minorities. Believes in racial purity and superiority.|
|White trash||Without culture and values|
|N*gg*r||An African American so lazy and shiftless that they are worthless|
|White n*gg*r||A Caucasian so lazy and shiftless that they are worthless|
|Dyke, clam-bumper, carpet-muncher, lesbo||Female who is a same-sex coupler|
|Whore, slut||A woman who regularly has sex with many different partners|
|C*nt, twat||Female worthy of only contempt|
|Dick, schmuck, prick||Antagonistic and/or abrasive male|
|Satan, Lucifer||Enjoys causing others pain and suffering|
|Assh*l*||Someone who makes sensitive matters worse, often unreasonable|
|Prude, religious nut||Someone who is overly cautious, and is incapable of having a good time|
|Pig, porker, fatso||Significantly above suggested goal weight for height|
|Murderer, Manson, Squeaky (Fromme)||Completely unfeeling and insensitive, capable of murder, or actually has murdered|
|Pig, fuzz, the man||Police officers who cause much more harm than good, control freaks|
|Pigheaded, stick in the mud, old fogy||Incapable of change|
|Schlimazel||Waiter who spills the soup on the customer|
|The Evil||Those who use hate speech as a weapon. Attempts to make the happy as unhappy as they are.|
|Joke||Someone who is not to be taken seriously|
|Flat-chested, flat, flat as a board||Breast size is significantly less than average, unattractive, often due to anorexia. (Although Katherine Middleton is gorgeous.)|
|Cow, flaps||Significantly more than average breast size, unattractive, often due to over-eating. (Although Ashley Graham and Kate Upton are gorgeous. Why is Kate Upton wrong? Picture her doing jumping jacks. She shouldn’t be doing jumping jacks. She’s wrong.)|
|Psycho||Given to unfriendly, impulsive, antisocial, aggressive behavior. Instigates antagonisms, actively, openly hostile.|
|Clone||Copies vocabulary, idiomatic phrases, tastes (especially musical ones) of someone deemed superior|
|Weirdo, head case||Behavior is decidedly inexplicable, irrational, barely functioning|
|Creep||Someone who preys on the unsuspecting for their sadistic pleasures|
|Peeping Tom, voyeur||Getting pleasure watching the unsuspecting, typically in the nude|
|Pervert||Getting sexual pleasure that is non-consensual|
|Moron, imbecile||An individual with much lower than average intelligence|
|Monkey, chimp, gorilla, primate, simian (ape-like), robot||Beneath a human on the evolutionary tree (robots are not a life form), incapable of thought|
|Animal, beast||An individual who lacks the manners, civility, and sophisitication associated with being a human being; living, but non-human, animalistic, vicious getting sustenance|
|Suicide||Very depressed, future economic prospects are extremely limited|
|Moonie (archaic), cult member||So devoted to a religion, they only function within this religion, little outside interests|
|Kike, Hebe (Hebrew)||A Jewish person, typically thought of as wealthy, likely because of their belief in education|
|JAP (Jewish American Princess)||A young, Jewish woman or girl, who tends to be confident and loquacious. Might be from a well-to-do family.|
|Oreo||Black on the outside, White on the inside. A lack of racial identity, and racial pride.|
|Spic (and span), beaner||Hispanics who, because of discrimination, are typically poor, and are forced to do manual labor, instead of more meaningful work||WOP (without papers)||Italian immigrant who got to America illegally|
|Chink (in the armor)||A Chinese immigrant to America who is not appreciated, despite their work ethic, because they are focused on competitively achieving the American Dream, at the expense of going to bars and night clubs|
|Monster||Into frightening others as a power trip, icy demeanor, scary|
|Nerd, bookworm||Spends a great deal of time studying to the detriment of any social life|
|Freak||Freakish, so far outside the norm, you stick out like a sore thumb|
|Bitch, bastard||From unmarried parentage, so offspring illegitimate and breeding questionable|
|An illegal||You are denied all human rights because of your atrocious, instigating behavior|
This, too, shall pass. What is this? Did you get outside today? The Northeast was pretty much up in smoke from the Canadian fires.
Just governments exist to serve the people. We, the people, do not exist to serve the government.
A writing tip or two: Avoid clichés like the plague. Like a Jazz musician, don’t play the same phrase twice, avoid redundant wording. When your intro to a passage states how many points you’ll be making, accurately state the number of points following.
1970’s T-shirt: “I used to be angry, now I’m just amused.”
You may find a time, when if you’re not philosophical concerning a matter, that we’re really just biding our time, circling the sun, then you is
Fear is not a useful emotion. [Editor’s note: This creates a thorny legal issue for certain readers who should really be reading the National Enquirer. If you do not notice fear, you might, for instance, get hit by a train. In light of this possiblity, however remote, I have established a restitution fund to pay for those hit by trains after reading the first sentence. If someone you know gets hit by a train, and reads the Other Letter, and is current in their reading (no Trump-era readers, please), then I will reimburse their family with an item from my music collection. Have a nice day.]
Ashley Judd needed one course to earn her baccalaureate Degree from U. of K., and that course required one paper. Ashley’s major was French literature, and her paper was on the adjective “dangereux,” and its use through the history of the Franco language. Dangereux is conjugated dangereuse when describing a female. On and on, to make a long story short, Ms. Judd’s paper got an A, she pocketed her degree, and to this day, she is the foremost expert on the French adjective, dangereux.
Don’t piss money away on vices. This is sound advice for those who can follow it
All different types of music, isn’t life grand?
Did you ever feel glad just to be alive? That the world is a welcoming place. That you fit right in. That by virtue of your kindness, you have a secure place in the universe (as opposed to trashing what’s good).
I miss my folks. My mom wsa the best ever mom, very special in many ways. If I felt down about anything, she could pick me right back up again. My father was a great role model. One trait he imbued in me from him was his work ethic, and that he always avoided any condescension, especially of minorities.
Was the world better off after the rise of the nation-state? At some point, this planet shifted away from being an agrarian, decentralized peace-loving world, a Garden of Eden, to people at odds with one another, fighting over borders, land, and resources.
If you wrestle with a problem long enough, it will eventually give in. —My father would say that.
O’ ye of little faith — is this why:
Jesus the Christ implores us to “Love one another.” In fact, he says just that thirteen times in the Holy Bible. Love without reservation, without qualification, and without thought as to whether the love is deserved.
Christ also states, “Turn the other cheek,” when being smited. Also, their messiah said, if one takes your cloke, give them your coat. This is incredibly impractical advice. It turns people into sheep, ready for slaughter by the Roman Centurion.
Christianity does seem to serve as the Roman State religion. With rich men cannot get to heaven, the Christ preached the rejection of materialism, and the acceptance of limited means by a Roman, a cog of the Roman Empire. His adage, the meek shall inherit the Earth, Christ posits that docility is acceptable, especially regarding those higher up in the hierarchy of life. Forgive them, they know not what they do, suggests the aggressive overclass deserves permanent carte blanche to their trespasses.
Forgiveness is only deserved, and should not be expected, especially of strangers. When anyone hurts a person, that person is supposed to let the transgressor, the instigator, off of the hook? Let the trespasser forgive themselves. People well-known to someone, might be granted forgiveness, but why should a stranger expect to be treated kindly for attacking anyone else?
You could say, “You mofo, you’re wrong.” Well, to you, I’m wrong, but to me and others, I’m right.
Eulogies are spoken too late. The dead would have loved to hear them, but they’re already dead.
Life can be extremely cheap. Just read of Germany’s holocaust. (I’m in trouble again — it’s not the Nazi’s Holocaust? No, the entire nation went whole hog on Judaism.)
Those seeking fault in you, are not your friends. Friends lift you up, they don’t bring you down. While self-explanatory, and elemental, some forget who to trust.
Honor those who gave you life. Honor your mother and father.
Keep tabs on your investments. Check the performance of your portfolio monthly. Cull out mutual fund laggards. But please, contact your tax advisor before moving money around, before buying and selling mutual fund assets, there may be significant tax consequences regarding income, and capital gains.
A good guide to quality mutual funds is the Morningstar Ratings. A 5-star rating will likely outperform the market. Keep in mind that if the entire stock market tanks, say there is a recession, then even a 5-star mutual fund will not perform well.
You should diversify your portfolio by having a proportion of your money in fixed income funds, that is, bonds. As you age, a greater proportion of your money should be kept in bonds.
Are all those holy-roller, high and mighty, holier than thous, getting into heaven? I asked Jesus the Christ this very question today, and he had this to say: “Not on my watch.”
A capitalist economy is every man for himself. It’s divided we stand, united we fall. There has to be a better way. Fast forward to 3023: All goods, worldwide, are made collectively, best-in-class. Natural resources are never wasted on inferior products.
The economy is two-tier. Simply by virtue of being alive on this Earth, you have the luxury of food, housing, and basic transportation, without charge. This is a moneyless, economic sector. The second tier brings currency into play. Discretionary, non-sustenance goods, may be purchased with engraved, green, bank script, the greenback we know today.
The problem with any economic paradigm hoping for a kinder, gentler world to translate into global prosperity, is that people act out of self-interest. People are greedy. People want at least their share, or more, sometimes much more.
Society and its economy must accomodate this fact, that people don’t want to give anything away that they don’t have to give away. Socialism and communism, while lofty and noble, suffer from the fact that people want to keep all they worked to create, all of it, and then some. People really don’t want to share. [To paraphrase my dad, economic regimes based on philanthropy, in a sense, will likely fail.]
“You’re on track.” That’s a good feeling.
It’s alright to give yourself pep talks, just don’t do it in public places.
Respect is deserved, not demanded. Nazis never understood this.
Why don’t people float? What is gravity? Gravitrons have never been isolated, but somehow we are nicely positioned above the outside of this Earth. We don’t float, we don’t crawl arduously.
Here’s a great recipe: Wash grapes, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and/or stemmed strawberries, then put them in a bowl. You could include kiwi...
The advanced class might want to consider adding cream and sugar (maybe maple syrup, maybe not). The premier tier class might also want to soak this mixture with a Big Mack, but that is purely optional.
The real tragedy of Naomi Judd’s suicide, is that she seemed so vivacious, and joyful. I blame the NRA in part, for providing her with the means of killing herself. Moreover, I blame the mass media for not vigorously promoting the repeal of the Second Amendment.
The Founding Fathers made a colossal mistake in condoning guns. They had to, of course, so they could hold down slave rebellions. George Washington, the father of this nation, had over a hundred slaves, and Thomas Jefferson owned over six-hundred people.
Ultimately, Ashley can blame Tom and George for her mom’s death. They are original sin, not the NRA. Unfortunately for gun control advocates, the NRA operates within the law. (An aside, not a single American president has called out the NRA by name. They are that petrified of them. They will only finger “the gun lobby.”)
I just heard on MSNBC that 85-percent of Americans are against guns, which is 10-percent more than required to repeal 2A. The police are generally in favor of a 2A repeal, who needs more guns on the street. The equivalent of a 2A repeal worked in Australia, after the Port Arthur massacre of 1996. Included in legislation there, was gun buybacks.
Rhetorical questions, ones not asking for an answer, may not always be followed with question marks. When a question is actually a request, the sentence isn’t followed with a question mark. “Can you please pay by the Ronald McDonald statue.”
Sentences should not end with prepostions such as: of, around, about, or for. “What was the book about?” is poor grammar. “What was the subject of the book?” employs better grammar.
I am considering converting The Other Letter into a puppies and kittens site, where I only have videos of puppies and kittens running around. Only milquetoast, a celebration of milquetoast, will be presented. Blue skies, sunshine and rainbows, fairy tales from never never land, happy talk, will become the new mission, having succumbed to pressure from area
Life is not always the way we want it to be, but if we work at it, we can make a life worth living and enjoying. Those from unfortunate circumstances can still lead happy lives. Although it’s easy for Whitey-me, to say that.
You’re responsible for the effort, not the result. —My Dad.
After streaming became a major force in the music industry, Taylor Swift is no longer performing concerts to promote records, she is producing records to promote concerts. The Grateful Dead had always made their money playing at arenas, not from selling records. In other words, because of streaming apps, Taylor Swift’s business model is the same as the Grateful Dead’s.
“The Grateful Dead is like licorice. Not everyone likes licorice, but those who do, really like licorice.”
Back to the Stones v. Beatles. Can there be a true winner? The Beatles were done by 1970, Mick and Keith are still gathering no moss. Debate amongst yourselves. [American Edition: no Joni, no Neil, no Rush... “I don’t get it!”]
Get the blogger!!!
Whistling through the wintertime, Lady Winter-Whistler once intoned to me: Pass enough tests, go upstairs, fail them, go down. Life is so impossible a prospect, we arose from dust, yet we exist. Then why is the life hereafter so much to fathom? The Lady seemed to suggest that where we all call home is rare among the cosmos, that ours got rather far along, but deep space hasn’t an end, so we have valued family elsewhere.
Did Jesus the Christ have anything relevant to say about life today? Decide for yourself...
Even if they are no longer there, at least there are the memories of Mom and Dad. Try to imagine life without those. Tragically, some can, because they never had a real family.
Taylor Swift has over twenty costume changes within a set, of any patented Taylor-Show™. As contrast, the Grateful Dead wore tar-stained T-shirts, and even beyond 1990, wore jeans bought for Woodstock (Jerry: “Do 505s come in tartan, madras?”)
Knowing what’s special about a person, when discreetly expressed, can endear them to you. Hint: Telling Heather Graham that she is easily better looking than both Ann Margaret and Catherine Deneuve can lead to unbridled passion. I said can, not will, will is being negotiated.
Welcome to America. Land of the free. Land of enchantment, land of milk, honey, and money. Just be careful who hates you, and how.
America is what? Is it fresh produce? Is it a limited assortment grocery? Is it Wendy’s? Or is America something entirely different, like ice cream, perhaps with hot fudge sauce? Okay, I’ve been told that this makes no sense whatsoever, so America is forty-eight contiguous States, plus Alaska and Hawaii.
I’m not put on this earth to live up to your expectations, nor you of mine.
As long as humble me can make peace with myself by the end of the day, then that’s the battle won. Try and succeed, or try and fail, matters most is that I try. It can be a struggle, especially in America, to say something is good enough, even when it is not perfect.
It doesn’t hurt to be nice to people.
“All I want from life is to be content.”
“County-wide bulletin! Blogger with keyboard!”
Oh, that feeling — the home is all yours...
Be good to yourself.
If you do not dream dreams, how will the dreams you never dreamed, ever come true?
Let’s dissect Nazism. What is a Nazi? An inferior in all ways to a Jew. This is why they feel the need to defeat Jews, and why they signed on to Nazism.
Welcome to Canada! Or join us in Canada! I can’t remember how that one went. Or stay local, your move.
If it is implied, why does it have to be stated explicitly? Why slow the narrative, why make it boring?
In the days of yore, there wasn’t any breakfast available in the refrigerator. When someone woke up, they had to forage for the first meal of the day, so it might be hours after awakening before they had the day’s first meal. Blood sugar hadn’t been discovered yet by doctors.
The natives are restless.
America, what’s not to love! Bread, circuses, and Heather Graham...
Don’t tip your hand, unless Ashley Judd wants to see your hand. Then, you tip your hand.
The super-patriot frauds do not endorse the freedoms given by the Bill of Rights.
And for the seeker of Old World wisdom:
 “Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.”
— Pontius Pilate later committed suicide.
“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
—Well, Jesus is without sin, so does he throw the first stone?
Don’t look up at the clouds for succor, or spiritual guidance; look all around you at Creation, life energized, and regenerating.
I have a question for Jesus the Christ: Should impossible a-holes be forgiven for their transgressions?... No, Jesus, they do know what they’re doing, they’re evil... Okay, thanks anyway...
When hooking up an antenna to a stereo receiver, choose 300Ω (ohms of resistance), not 75Ω, if amplifying the signal. You will need the greater impedance because the amplification will drown out the entire FM spectrum. 75Ω can still be used when: away from the city; the signals are weaker; no amplification; and impedance, resistance, needs to be less. You can play around until you maximize signal strength (antennas do not draw house current).
One night, I had a local radio station be the entire band, until I suppressed the signal with 300Ω.
I just got a great deal from knarith15 on eBay, for a Denon DRW-660, Dual Deck cassette player. I paid $36, and $30 shipping. $30 shipping may sound steep, but it was really well-packaged for any weather.
At first, it wasn’t playing any cassettes, and I thought that I bought a lemon. But as more and more cassettes successfully played, as the cogs started moving again after a probable long respite, I was extremely impressed, especially the high fidelity at full volume (I bought a hi-fi deck, to be played with the analog Vector Research amplifier, hi-fi).
Audio cassettes are at least a forty-year-old technology, and I wasn’t expecting too much from the product. Yet, I was duly impressed. Unlike phonographs for vinyl records, tape decks can play media indefinitely, without interruption.
Denon is a Japanese, high-end manufacturer of audio products that has been in business since 1910.
How this headstone was finely engraved, with font fidelity, in 1764, in the Colonial era, is a real mystery. There weren’t any power tools, and Long Island doesn’t have a steel quarry to make chisels. Did the headstone maker bring the tools over from the Old World. And why does the angel look like an alien from outer space? All the headstones look like that.
Have you ever taken “The Tour”? For years now, you’ve put off going to the local cemetery. Not to channel your loved ones with a box of tissues, but rather to investigate life antebellum as evidenced through headstone inscriptions. Well, now you don’t have to slog the family to the gravesite, kids and beach chairs in tow, for their history lesson. I have done all the legwork for you, free of charge, for a limited time only. Visit the dead, they must get mighty lonely, and you don’t want any Halloween-spirit, tumultuous, Dawn of the Dead-style rebellion, do you? 5/03/23.
Try to keep in mind that this blog is not the Harvard Law Review. It is written solely by myself, without input from any other human being. If you do not appreciate the content here, visit The New York Times (although they charge beyond ten articles a month)...
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