Weirdness

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nice artilce about Chuck Berry's New/Last album

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/chuck-berrys-final-album-an-in-depth-preview-w473043?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=032317_15


Phantom Plane Crashes

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/03/the-bizarre-world-of-phantom-plane-crashes/



Russian Cheeto

https://wonkette.com/614512/stupid-donald-trump-just-found-out-abraham-lincoln-was-a-republican


Religion

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/britain-police-say-attacker-acted-alone-but-have-arrested-7-in-sweeps/2017/03/23/178100f4-0f98-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.ea1361a39658

Grand Old Pigs

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/watch-oklahoma-state-rep-says-rape-and-incest-are-the-will-of-god-in-abortion-bill-hearing/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/03/22/white-man-traveled-to-new-york-to-kill-black-men-and-make-a-statement-police-say/?hpid=hp_local-news_pn-nyplot-742pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.1c194e58e5f0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/23/ivanka-trumps-west-wing-job-isnt-just-unethical-its-also-dangerous/?hpid=hp_regional-hp-cards_rhp-posteverything%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.e382820a8cc1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/birth-of-the-biggest-lie.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/03/21/senator-busted-having-sex-with-his-cousin-in-true-gop-fashion-details/


And useful idiots:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/23/the-trump-troubadour-went-to-45-trump-rallies-in-honor-of-his-late-son-now-he-feels-betrayed/?hpid=hp_rhp-morning-mix_mm-troubador%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.61b15ab31829


Happy Birthday Chaka Khan!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaka_Khan


Happy Birthday John Peck Rathbun!

A Patriot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rathbun


Happy National Chip & Dip Day!

Yum!

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-chip-and-dip-day-march-23/?subscribe=opted_out#467


Happy National Puppy Day!

http://www.nationalpuppyday.com/


Happy Liberty Day!

https://www.history.org/almanack/life/politics/giveme.cfm


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Religion

https://www.rt.com/uk/381876-abu-izzadeen-suspect-attack/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/recep-tayyip-erdogan-turkey-president-stir-up-the-world-germany-speech-ban-threat-a7613606.html

Retail is winding down in the States

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-retail-apocalypse-has-officially-descended-on-america-2017-3

The demise of the big block stores seems preordained, to me.

My next t-shirt

https://dls-store.com/funny-i-m-going-to-hell?s=hanes-5250&c=Black&p=FRONT



ACLU Telethon on Facebook on 3/31

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-hanks-tina-fey-alec-baldwin-hosting-stand-rights-a-benefit-aclu-facebook-live-987605?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark


Grand Old Pigs

http://wtop.com/government/2017/03/manaforts-plan-to-greatly-benefit-the-putin-government/

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/busted-former-colorado-republican-party-chairman-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-2016-election/#.WNIGE_1BKPA.facebook


Happy Talk Like Shatner Day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fJOaqsBXAc


Happy Birthday William Shatner!

http://williamshatner.com/ws/


Happy Birthday Ross Martin!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0553014/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Happy birthday Werner Klemperer!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0459252/


Happy Birthday Chico!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico_Marx


Happy Birthday Jeremy Clyde,!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clyde


Happy Birthday Samuel Thompson!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson's_War

A Patriot.

Anniversary of the Bush Declaration of 1776

Another step towards the Revolution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_Declaration

Happy Goof Off Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/goof-off-day/


Happy World Water Day!

http://www.worldwaterday.org/

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tillerson-idUSKBN16S04I?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=US%20Reuters%20News%20Now%202017-03-21&utm_term=US%20Reuters%20News%20Now
Reporting in to his REAL master....


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-obamacare-medicaid_us_58d01716e4b0be71dcf6d5a7?u64ibiczzegq4cxr&link_id=1&can_id=&source=email-while-nobodys-watching-paul-ryan-is-taking-a-sledgehammer-to-medicaids-promise-to-seniors&email_referrer=while-nobodys-watching-paul-ryan-is-taking-a-sledgehammer-to-medicaids-promise-to-seniors&email_subject=while-nobodys-watching-paul-ryan-is-taking-a-sledgehammer-to-medicaids-promise-to-seniors

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/roger-stone-donald-trump-russia.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/new-documents-say-trump-aide-hid-payments-from-pro-moscow-ukraine-party/2017/03/21/92ec85f2-0e11-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.06d44233a24b&wpisrc=nl_&wpmm=1

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/21/god-guns-gays-gummint-the-career-of-rep-bad-bob-goodlatte/

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/325027-gorsuch-refuses-whitehouses-request-to-ask-shadowy-backers-to-reveal




RIP Martin McGuinness

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0321/861287-martin-mcguinness-death/


Anniversary of the beginning of the Shanghai Commune of 1927

http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/2007/china-march-1927


Happy Birthday Francis Lewis!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lewis

A Patriot.

Today is the beginning of month of Germinal in French revolutionary calendar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germinal_(French_Republican_Calendar)


Happy National French Bread Day!

http://www.food.com/recipe/crusty-french-bread-101476


Happy International Day of Forests!

http://www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/


Happy International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination!

http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/


Happy World Poetry Day!

http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/


Monday, March 20, 2017

Basketball - Obviously the Thinking Man's sport....

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/03/shaquille-oneal-world-flat-satellite-imagery-fake/



The Onion's problems with Russian Cheeto

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/20/the-onion-struggles-to-lampoon-trump
Sorry boys, it's all low-hanging fruit with him....

Tunnels of the U.S. Capitol

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/capitol-building-tunnel-system?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=840c0da143-Newsletter_3_20_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-840c0da143-64536349&ct=t(Newsletter_3_20_2017)&mc_cid=840c0da143&mc_eid=9337bd4ceb

A bit of DC trivia.

A faster version of Wi-Fi?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/slow-wi-fi-this-new-crazy-fast-infrared-network-cracks-40gbps/?loc=newsletter_featured_related_listing&ftag=TRE17cfd61&bhid=19993324377668975004593194010397


Happy Equinox!

http://earthsky.org/?p=68679


Happy Birthday John de Lancie!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0209496/


Happy Birthday Dick Dyszel!

http://www.countgore.com/


Happy Birthday Carl Reiner!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005348/



Happy National Ravioli Day!

Yum!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravioli


Happy International Day of Happiness!

http://www.happinessday.org/

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Apparently, treason pays well

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/navy-officers-convicted-of-corruption-in-fat-leonard-scandal-havent-lost-their-pensions/2017/03/18/d60c6d4c-0363-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.75fc83c0c4c5&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1



Grand Old Pigs

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/steve-stockman-charity

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/adam-schiff-trump-appears-to-have-leaked-classified-info

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/huckabee-trump-ignore-judge-travel-ban-jackson-trail-tears

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/03/trumpcare-based-reagannixons-racist

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/03/more-kleptocracy-jared-kushner-trump-son

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/19974/republicans_are_racing_to_make_workplaces_more_dangerous_and_unhealthy

http://progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/a-growing-body-of-evidence-showing-that-school-vouchers-are-/


Praise JC!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3NF349aEHM


Happy Birthday Bill Bowman!

The Bowman Body!

https://www.thebowmanbody.com/


Happy Birthday Clarence "Frogman" Henry!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_%22Frogman%22_Henry


Happy Birthday Patrick McGoohan!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001526/

One of my faves.

Happy National Poultry Day!

Yum!

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-poultry-day-march-19/


Saturday, March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry

The REAL King of Rock'N'Roll

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/arts/chuck-berry-dies-musician.html?_r=0


Films from American nuclear tests

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvGO_dWo8VfcmG166wKRy5z-GlJ_OQND5



My next home decorating addition

http://boingboing.net/2017/03/17/late-stage-capitalism-2.html


Anniversary fo the proclaiming of the Paris Commune

https://www.marxists.org/history/france/paris-commune/


Happy Birthday Wilson Pickett!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Pickett


Happy Sheelah's Day!

http://todayinirishhistory.blogspot.com/2012/03/sheelahs-day.html

Happy Oatmeal Cookie Day!

Yum!

http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipe/quakers-best-oatmeal-cookies


Friday, March 17, 2017

Neat article about zombie ants, etc.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170313-real-life-zombies-that-are-stranger-than-fiction


(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Happy Birthday Brigitte Helm!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0375609/


Happy Birthday Pattie Boyd!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattie_Boyd



Happy Birthday Karl Straub!

One of DC's Finest!

http://www.karlstraubmusic.com/


Happy Birthday Paul Kantner!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kantner


Happy Birthday John Sebastian!

http://www.johnbsebastian.com/


Happy Birthday Nat King Cole!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_King_Cole


Happy Evacuation Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evacuation_Day_(Massachusetts)


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Day


Thursday, March 16, 2017

HA! The New Twins For The Shining!

http://www.boredpanda.com/twins-girls-freak-out-hotel-guest-poppy-isabella/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook

(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

Grand Old Pigs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/03/14/america-is-a-white-nation-more-racist-fliers-spotted-at-university-of-maryland/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.162e6894eaf8

https://thenib.com/never-again?t=recent

http://m.startribune.com/new-medicaid-chief-says-recipients-should-get-jobs-pay-premiums/416227684/

https://thinkprogress.org/sebastian-gorka-vitezi-order-6db85bd6eb6a#.fnde2xh3s

https://newrepublic.com/article/141227/republicans-war-science-just-got-frighteningly-real


Happy Birthday Elliott Murphy!

http://www.elliottmurphy.com/


Happy Birthday Alan Tudyk!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0876138/


Happy Birthday Nancy Wilson!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wilson_(rock_musician)


Happy Birthday Jerry Jeff Walker

http://jerryjeff.com/


Happy Birhtday Leo McKern!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0571674/

Happy Freedom of Information Day!

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/federallegislation/govinfo/opengov/freedomofinfo


Happy Bacchanalia!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacchanalia


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a53841/paul-ryan-tape-healthcare/?src=nl&mag=esq&list=nl_enl_news&date=031417

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/busted-trump-campaign-chair-caught-in-a-motel-room-with-an-underage-boy/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-adviser-secret-warrant-may-have-caught-hacker-contact/ar-AAonOND?li=BBnb7Kz


Anniversary of Washington addressing the Newburgh Address, in 1783

http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/newburgh-address/


Happy Birthday Plan 9 From Outer Space!

Premiered on this date in 1959.  A Classic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052077/


Happy Birthday Sly Stone!

http://www.slystonemusic.com/


Buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio!

https://www.ohiotraveler.com/hinckley-home-of-the-buzzard/



Happy National Brutus Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/brutus-day/


Happy Ides of March!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ides_of_March


Today is International Day Against Police Brutality

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_Against_Police_Brutality


Happy National Peanut Lovers Day!

https://foodimentary.com/2016/03/15/march-15th-is-national-peanut-lovers-day/


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

THE absolute over-the-top cutting edge of computer spying and data mining!

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/14/we-vibe-vibrator-tracking-users-sexual-habits?CMP=fb_gu


Of course, Brian Wilson was way ahead of the curve on this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU




(Thanks for the link, Ed!)

No Firefly or Buffy reboots from Joss Whedon!

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a823349/joss-whedon-will-never-bring-back-buffy-or-firefly/?utm_content=buffer0332b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=mainfacebookpost


Grand Old Pigs

https://futurism.com/if-this-bill-becomes-law-you-will-be-penalized-for-not-submitting-to-genetic-testing/

https://twitter.com/TedNesi/status/841388877973737474?ncid=newsltushpmgnews

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/03/13/white-supremacist-signs-posted-at-george-washington-university/?hpid=hp_local-news_gp-supremacist920p%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.9c754818eda2

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/13/trump-advisor-kellyanne-conway-mocked-for-spy-microwaves-claims.html

https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-childcare-plan-will-only-help-the-rich/

Happy Birthday Mercedes McNab!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573523/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1



Happy Birthday Penny Johnson Jerald!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0425982/


Happy Birthday Michael Martin Murphey!

https://www.michaelmartinmurphey.com/


Happy Birthday Michael Caine!

http://www.michaelcaine.com/


Happy Birthday Lee Hays!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Hays


Happy Birthday Einstein!

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html


Happy National Potato Chip Day!

Yum!

http://www.rt11.com/


Happy Pi Day!

http://www.piday.org/



Monday, March 13, 2017

RIP Evan Johns

http://music.blog.austin360.com/2017/03/12/evan-johns-60-left-his-mark-on-austin-music-as-a-firebrand-guitarist/

RIP P-Nut Johnson

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/robert-p-nut-johnson-dies/?trackback=fbshare_top_flat_3


Anniversary of the Westminster Massacre of 1775

http://www.freedomandunity.org/new_frontier/massacre.html

Another prelude to the Revolution.

Let the puns begin!

Uranus discovered on this date in 1781 by William Herschel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus



Happy Birthday Vanishing Point!

Premiered on this date in 1971, (some references say that it was 1/15).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067927/



Happy Birthday Mike Stoller!

http://www.leiberstoller.com/



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/3/9/1641864/-Anti-Semitic-flyers-posted-at-Texas-State-but-university-president-refuses-to-issue-statement

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/03/11/1642516/-Rachel-Maddow-Calls-Out-Mike-Pence-For-Lying-That-He-Knew-Nothing-Of-Flynn-s-Turkish-Connection


http://resistancereport.com/news/man-beats-restaurant-worker/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/03/12/police-man-started-dumpster-fire-to-run-the-arabs-out-of-our-country-the-victims-were-indian/?utm_term=.4a334fb8c008


Worm Moon Tonight

http://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-march


Happy Birthday Julius Carry!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0141114/


Happy Birthday Wally Schirra!

https://www.wallyschirra.com/



Happy Birthday James Taylor!

http://www.jamestaylor.com/

Happy Birthday Barbara Feldon!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271156/



Happy Birthday Liza Minnelli!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liza_Minnelli



Happy National Baked Scallops Day!

Yum!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/88596/awesome-baked-sea-scallops/



Happy National Plant A Flower Day!

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-plant-a-flower-day-march-12/


Saturday, March 11, 2017

RIP Lyle Ritz

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/lyle-ritz-dies/?trackback=fbshare_top_flat_3


Toad Hats

https://www.thedodo.com/toad-wears-hats-2309507460.html

This is so wonderfully silly!



(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

Collecting the Banana Album of the Velvet Underground

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/03/11/519306037/velvet-underground-and-nico-50-years-first-record-800-copies-collection?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=20170311

Oh my....


(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Mysterious underwater object

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/03/massive-circular-object-appears-to-move-on-pacific-floor/


Grand Old Pigs

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/politics/ukraine-manafort-hacked-texts/index.html

https://news.vice.com/story/the-gop-effort-to-let-broadband-companies-sell-your-data-is-picking-up-steam

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/323477-top-trump-adviser-admits-to-contacting-dnc-hackers-report

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/watch-paul-ryans-adams-apple-when-asked-about-the-rich.html

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/08/trumps-election-has-created-safe-spaces-for-racists-southern-poverty-law-centers-heidi-beirich-on-the-wave-of-hate-crimes/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/during-his-political-rise-stephen-k-bannon-was-a-man-with-no-fixed-address/2017/03/11/89866f4c-0285-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.4e799c0ae310&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bnation&wpmk=1


Happy Genealogy Day!

http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/special-holidays/genealogy-day/


Happy Birthday Shemp Howard!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0397602/


Happy Birthday Nina Hagen!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Hagen



Happy Birthday Douglas Adams!

http://www.douglasadams.com/



Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/appleseedday.htm


Happy Penny Loaf Day!

http://www.cooksinfo.com/penny-loaf-day



Friday, March 10, 2017

Librarians VS Russian Cheeto

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/after-trump-librarians-develop-new-fact-checking-system_us_58c071d3e4b0ed7182699786?cxbc2ro0lk0b43g14i=&section=us_arts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=culture%20shift%203-10-17&utm_content=culture%20shift%203-10-17+Version+A+CID_eabbff8645de245b15df88f91fdbe050&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Read%20More&



Freudian Slip

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/323418-spicer-accidentally-wears-flag-pin-upside-down-at-start-of


Buffy at 20

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-at-20-how-it-changed-tv-forever-w470747?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=031017_11

A nice article about one of the best TV Shows of the last 35 years.

Robot delivery comes to DC

http://patch.com/district-columbia/washingtondc/these-adorable-robots-are-roaming-dc-streets-food-inside-video

Our new Overlords....

Grand Old Pigs

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/trump-supporters-call-for-liberal-genocide-and-deportation-of-jews-at-arizona-rally/

http://www.vox.com/world/2017/3/9/14868680/trump-adviser-michael-flynn-foreign-agent-turkey-lobby

http://www.businessinsider.com/house-gop-employers-demand-workers-genetic-test-results-2017-3


Happy Birthday to Buffy the Vampire Slayer! (the TV show)

Premiered on this date in 1997.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/


Anniversary of the first phone call

Alexander Graham Bell's first phone call "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." occurred on this date in 1876.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_telephone


Happy Harriet Tubman Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman_Day


Happy Frozen Dead Guy Days!

http://frozendeadguydays.org/


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Religion

http://www.joemygod.com/2017/03/09/tennessee-christian-sponsor-dont-say-gay-bill-accused-adultery-local-couples-divorce-filing/


Happy Birthday John Cale!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cale


Happy Birthday Mark Lindsay!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lindsay



Happy Birthday Raul Julia!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000471/


Happy Panic Day!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/panic-day/



Happy National Crab Meat Day!

Yum!


https://www.wharfdc.com/fish-market/


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Very Flower of Ol' Virginny

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/he-threatened-to-kill-the-president-now-he-is-seeking-public-office/2017/03/08/ec31f768-0381-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?utm_term=.bac8ce4902ac&wpisrc=nl_va&wpmm=1



Happy Birthday Micky Dolenz!

https://www.mickydolenz.com/


Happy Birthday Alan Hale, Jr.!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001308/



Happy International Women's Day!

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/


Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Russian Cheeto

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-kislyak-russia_us_58bf087ee4b0e6e6ccb56870?



Grand Old Pigs

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/03/oklahoma-bill-force-christian-prayers-public-schools/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/06/white_house_issues_corporate_press_release_on_exxon_mobil_s_behalf.html

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/07/health-insurers-billion-dollar-windfall-gop-obamacare-replacement.html


Too True

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/21/donald-trumps-tremendous-sermon-on-the-mount/

(Thanks for the link, Nick!)

Scarfolk Council

https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

A sardonic little blog and commentary from Britain.

(Thanks for the link, Bill!)

Anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell's patent on the telephone

In 1876.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_telephone



Happy Birthday Alan Sues!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0837297/



Happ;y Birthday Peter Wolf!

http://www.peterwolf.com/



Happy Birthday Willard Scott!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Scott


Happy Birthday Agrippa Hull!

A Patriot.

http://www.blackpast.org/perspectives/agrippa-hull-revolutionary-patriot


Monday, March 06, 2017

RIP Robert Osborne

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/robert-osborne-dead-dies-tcm-host-1202002748/


Pics






An escape from the Holocaust

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/holocaust-great-escape-180962120/

A harrowing tale.

Animal pets and mascots during WWI

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/wwi-animal-soldier-mascots

Why are there idiots?

http://www.businessinsider.com/sociology-alternative-facts-2017-2



(Thanks for the link, Nancy!)

Happy Birthday Ed McMahon!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_McMahon



Happy Birthday Lou Costello!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0182579/


Happy Birthday Mary Wilson!

https://www.marywilson.com/


Happy Birthday Gordon Cooper!

https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/cooper-lg.html


Happy Casimir Pulaski Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Pulaski_Day


Sunday, March 05, 2017

Russian Cheeto

http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/322421-dems-criticize-trump-for-claims-obama-wiretapped-trump-tower


Grand Old Pigs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/04/the-president-accused-obama-of-mccarthyism-but-trumps-mentor-helped-enforce-it/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.b19b44c1b08c

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-justice-department-to-black-voters-dont-bother/2017/03/04/9e387b9e-fe96-11e6-8f41-ea6ed597e4ca_story.html?utm_term=.6080b5b15788

some pics










The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the ban on segregation in public schools on this date

In 1956.

http://ravenwalker233.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-5th-us-supremecourt-segregation.html

anniversary fo the death of stalin!

Good riddance...

Happy Chalk Sunday!

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Chalk+Sunday


Happy Birthday to The Creature From The Black Lagoon !

Premiered on this date in 1954.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046876/


Happy Birthday Penn Jillette!

http://www.pennandteller.com/wordpress/



Happy Birthday Howard Pyle!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Pyle


Happy Birthday Rosa Luxemburg!

https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/



Anniversary fo the Fenian Uprising of 1867

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian_Rising



Happy Saint Piran's Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Piran's_Day


Today is the anniversary fo the Boston Massacre (Crispus Attucks Day)

http://www.bostonmassacre.net/


Saturday, March 04, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/interior-secretary-ryan-zinke-lead-ammunition_us_58b881d9e4b02a4e8ddb710f

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/everything-you-need-to-know-about-trump-and-russia/2017/03/03/cc75073e-0017-11e7-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?utm_term=.e3b7228e8d16


Religion

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-mass-grave-ireland-20170303-story.html


Anniversary of being more popular than Jesus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_popular_than_Jesus


Happy Birthday Nosferatu!

Premiered on this date in 1922.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/


Happy Birthday Glen Baxter!

http://www.glenbaxter.com/



Happy Birthday Ed "Big Daddy" Roth!

http://www.ratfink.com/


Happy National Absinthe Day!

Yum!


http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-absinthe-day-march-5/


Happy GameMasters' Day!

https://gmsday.com/


Friday, March 03, 2017

Grand Old Pigs

https://thenib.com/chart-team-trump-s-ties-to-russia

http://boingboing.net/2017/03/01/rachel-maddow-connects-the-dot.html

http://www.jta.org/2017/03/02/news-opinion/united-states/jewish-cemetery-vandalized-in-rochester-ny-third-incident-in-us-in-less-than-2-weeks?utm_content=buffer379fd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mjlfacebook&utm_campaign=buffer

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/02/mike-pence-private-email/98637782/

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/a-whos-who-of-the-trump-campaigns-russia-connections-w469977?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=030317_12

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/reversal-former-trump-campaign-adviser-carter-page-now-says-contact-russia/



Religion

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/weird/maine-mans-jesus-toast-listed-at-25k-on-ebay/418689346


Lou Reed's Archive

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/david-fricke-and-laurie-anderson-talk-new-lou-reed-archive-w469748


Happy Birthday Robyn Hitchcock!

http://www.robynhitchcock.com/


Happy Birthday James Doohan!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001150/


Happy Birthday Jean Harlow!

http://www.jeanharlow.com/


Happy National Cold Cuts Day!

Yum!

http://www.sclydeweaver.com/




Happy National Mulled Wine Day!

Yum!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulled_wine



Happy National Anthem Day!

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-anthem-day-march-3/



Happy Pully Lug Day!

https://books.google.com/books?id=zthnTSrSBuwC&pg=PT148&lpg=PT148&dq=pully+lug+day&source=bl&ots=GyMPLzNODd&sig=wkEioIRd4Zuv7NqV8NERIONY_WI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj07InEkuzRAhWFOiYKHQhiBa4Q6AEIJTAD#v=onepage&q=pully%20lug%20day&f=false

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Self Destruct feature for your stolen devices

http://www.zdnet.com/article/soon-you-could-buy-gadgets-that-self-destruct-when-stolen/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_related&ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=19993324377668975004593194010397



Too True

http://www.theonion.com/article/jeff-sessions-spits-face-fbi-interrogator-trying-g-55433






Another resource

http://idavox.com/


New museum devoted to the Revolution opening in Yorktown

https://allthingsliberty.com/2017/03/must-see-massive-new-american-revolution-museum-yorktown-opens-march-2017/


Truth


Religion




Grand Old Pigs

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-under-pressure-russian-ambassador-a7606986.html


Happy Birthday King Kong!

Premiered on this date in 1933.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024216/


Happy National Banana Cream Pie Day!

Yum!

http://www.food.com/recipe/old-fashioned-banana-cream-pie-14979


Happy Birthday Laraine Newman!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0628170/



Happy Birthday Gates McFadden!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000533/


Happy Birthday Austin Roe!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Roe

A Patriot.

Happy Birthday Rory Gallagher!

http://www.rorygallagher.com/


Happy Birthday Lou Reed!

http://www.loureed.com/news/


Happy Birthday Willis O'Brien!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0639891/


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

http://www.seussville.com/#

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss


Happy Read Across America Day!

http://www.readacrossamerica.org/


Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Cool send-off for some goldfish!

It beats flushing them down the toilet...

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-39126812


Religion

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/02/hate-pastor-angry-people-donate-planned-parenthood-name/



A little Anarchist humor

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/159



Grand Old Pigs

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/28/big-brother-capitalism-strikes-back/

http://progresstribune.com/1584/paul-ryan-looks-poor-kids-get-free-lunch-says-empty-souls/

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/321865-fcc-votes-to-block-internet-privacy-rule


https://thinkprogress.org/229-house-republicans-just-voted-to-keep-trumps-tax-returns-secret-a6843e9a6260#.ad5tdhv8a

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/1/1639154/-Lawmaker-who-intro-d-bill-to-purge-Democratic-professors-caught-in-most-flaming-hot-resume-pad-ever?detail=facebook




Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend

http://dc.about.com/od/stpatricksday/a/AlexStPatsDay.htm



DC St. Patrick's Parade is coming up

http://dc.about.com/od/stpatricksday/a/DCStPatricksDay.htm



An attempt at building a "zombie army"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2973136/russian-ex-cop-tried-to-build-a-zombie-army-by-killing-homeless-men-and-performing-bizarre-satanic-rituals-on-their-bodies/



The search and cataloging of anonymous books

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/anonymous-texts-hidden-libraries

Interesting...

Happy Birthday Otho Williams!

A Patriot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otho_Holland_Williams


Anniversary of the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_witch_trials


Happy Birthday Yellowstone National Park!

Authorized by Congress on this date in 1872.

https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm


Happy Birthday Roger Daltrey!

https://www.thewho.com/history/roger-daltrey/


Happy Birthday David Niven!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000057/


Happy Birthday Bill Gaines!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gaines


Happy Birthday Ron Howard!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000165/


Happy Birthday Harry Belafonte!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Belafonte


Anniversary of the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/articles.html


Happy Whuppity Scoorie!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whuppity_Scoorie_Day


Happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Day!

Yum!

http://www.peanutbutter.com/


Happy St. David's Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_David's_Day