Currently about 8 miles southeast of us according to the forest service. Hope those target shooters are happy.
Some damned kids kept getting in the way of my shots.
See the big, big fish!
Cheetahs don't look fast when chilling.
"It never makes no sense."
By Nick Flynn:
capt’n this room is on fire
capt’n, this body will not stop burning
capt’n oh my captain this burning has become a body
capt’n oh my captain this child is ash
capt’n oh my captain my hands pass right through her
capt’n oh my captain I don’t know what it is I’m looking at
Still lots of ash floating in the air as the nearby forest fire has expanded to 100 acres. Reminds me of a scene from Schindler's List.
Six California Fail
After not getting his Six Californias thingy on the ballot, rich man sez:
“It is yet another example of the dysfunction of the current system and reinforces the need for six fresh, modern governments."
The dream cannot fail, only be failed.
Searching For Something To Say
Being much more social than I expected, plus allergy meds making me all spacey. So your blogging expectations can shut up.
Up On The Roof
"Possess your arms with brief and fragile bloom..."
This is the time of darkening wind and tide,
The time, O reaper of the sea’s large waste,
Rain-desolate, wave-racked, and ocean-maimed,
To wander out in mist, glad as a bride
To meet the storm’s last ominous sound, the sea-bird’s haste,
To gather like the queen dark Pluto claimed
Against the perilous brink; the ﬂowers so small, so few,
The transient beauty startling and new.
We don't care about the world today
"Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me..."
In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of songBetrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belongTo the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outsideAnd hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide.So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamourWith the great black piano appassionato. The glamourOf childish days is upon me, my manhood is castDown in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.
Expensive Speech For Billionaires And Not For We
I am extremely disappointed that not one Republican voted today to stop billionaires from buying elections and undermining American democracy. While the Senate vote was a victory for Republicans, it was a defeat for American democracy. The Koch brothers and other billionaires should not be allowed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars electing candidates who represent the wealthy and the powerful. The fight to overturn Citizens United must continue at the grassroots level in every state in this country
Not that it's a surprise, but we still can be disappointed. And redouble our efforts.
The phrase "you’re toast" was first used by Bill Murray in "Ghostbusters."
Um, no, that phrase was not used.
Since it was Bill's birthday just a few days ago, and my folks' anniversary, I might as well post something from Bill and Emily's wedding.
It's been a long way, but we're here.
On the plane yesterday.
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there!
For a Christian the oath of allegiance to any government whatever — the very act which is regarded as the foundation of the existence of a state — is a direct renunciation of Christianity.
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commie.
The Internet has killed reading, amirite?
Get Offa My Watergate!
BooMan's such a piker:
The Ford pardon was actually my introduction to politics, as it made my father so angry that my little almost-five year-old brain needed to understand what had happened. The president of the United States had just committed a grave injustice by demonstrating that our laws only apply to regular folks. Our former president had broken the law repeatedly and lied about it to everyone's face. He had obstructed justice. And nothing was going to be done about it. Nixon got a pass.
My first political memory? Dick's resignation.
Not A Jacksonian, Eh?
I'd love to have a more educated electorate. Not sure that's mutually exclusive with expanding the voter pool. Is this Georgia State Senator is advocating a return to literacy tests?
My fortification took me by surprise...
PS--And yes, that's Toledo, Ohio.