Today's Tids Issue 3,321
They just don’t create road intersections named Succotash at Gooseberry any more.
Give me a field of Black-eyed Susan’s waving in the breeze on a sunny day, and I’ll give you a poem.
To battle the encroachment upon vast and beautiful farm and grazing lands fostered by the power of HUD using schemes like PUD, I have formed an opposition group called CUD – Cows Udder Disillusionment. Chew on that for a while.
“Not a shred of evidence” is traditionally the defensive position of people, usually politicians and white collar criminals, who are caught with their hands in the cookie jar. “Not a shred of evidence” has no bearing on the truth but only indicates of how well the accused has or thinks he or she has buried or eliminated documents, or witnesses to their misdeeds. Hillary and her gang uttered that phrase last week. To a “Where-there’s-smoke-there’s-fire” guy like me, that usually means they are guilty as sin.
Croatia’s Tesla and America’s Edison were invention giants, each spawning huge, competitive electric product manufacturing companies, one base on AC and the other based on DC. Name the companies and which inventor used AC or DC.
--Nepal Still In Shock After Massive Quake; Death Toll Up to 3,700; Google Exec Among Dead Everest Climbers.
--Greece Concerns, Deutsche Bank Earnings Hit Have EuroStocks Falling; Wall Street begins Apple Earnings Watch.
--US Military In Europe Asking for More Powerful Weapons As Russia/Ukraine Tensions Increase.
--Warren Hits Obama On secret Trade deal.
--Israel Air Strikes Foil Terror Operation At Israel/Syria Border.
--Iran Ayatollah Berates Recklessness Of young People With Too Much Money After Deadly Car Crashes.
--Hillary Ops Admit They Made Mistakes; They Weren’t Supposed To be Caught.
--17 Million Americans Watch Bruce Jenner I am Woman Show.
16,283 pounds of trash were picked up on RI beaches at the end of last year’s summer. So now as we look forward, the beaches are pretty pristine, yet unfortunately awaiting users with little regard for maintaining the purity; they are devoid of responsibility to others, ready to cast ciggy butts, beer bottles, DD Coffee cups and Mac wrappers into the natural land and seascapes. And, that 16+ K pile of discarded crap was only that found on beaches and doesn’t include what is routinely seen on city streets, in suburban neighborhoods and along the highways. I have several pet peeves, but this is surely one that aggravates my tender stomach the most. And unfortunately it says much to much about the insensitivity of the human race. But of course, if this blight is wrought entirely by teenagers, than the inconsideration is more easily understood.
The youth are pretty excited about the possibility of the disappearance of Cable company dominance. They and many other technohipsters like the idea of computer, tablet or smart phone distribution of entertainment in the household,. As I read though, I see articles like the most recent showing Hulu tying up the rights to much of Turner Broadcasting programming on TNT and TBS. Hulu already has rights to distribute 2oth Century Fox originals like Fargo. And Hulu is only one of many tying up rights to the entertainment you want in your home. So cable will hang in for network and related programming while we all pay $8-10 a month to the many different companies who own what we really like. It may be cool to cast to the TV, but it will never be any cheaper, because as opposed to hopeful thinking, the entertainment communications industry isn’t a new welfare movement. Entertainment companies are only in business to make money. Enjoy the ride, because we will all be seeing lots of change, plenty of enticing options nipping away at our family budgets. Join “TUD” – Television Under Duress.
I can always find a soothing moment in the symphonic notes from the pen of Juan Sibelius. There is something special about his Fifth Symphony.
As national economies interlock globally a significant emerging new characteristic is a discernible surplus of labor! Surplus of labor forces wages down. (That’s based an old economic truism called supply and demand) So now as economic boundaries are grayed, the impact reaches deep within the former world power nations. But here, it seems the “Supply and Demand” maxim has been usurped by an outré economics maxim -- wages by demand regardless of economic value added. The world economy is forcing down US wages and will continue to do so until the tides rise in third world countries. But the argument to pay what society can’t afford will continue.
They say there is a revolution in men’s fashion. Which, judging by some of the specimens I see grazing our streetscapes, it is a good thing. But for me, while I appreciate the hardworking boutique owner, LL Bean still has the best oxford cloth, button down shirts in the land.
As far a I can determine, having the first gender, race, ethnic or sexual persuasion elected official can only assure the electorate that they will see more of their government on Entertainment Tonight.
The Boston Red Sox spent the winter building up a “power house” line-up. Yesterday, of the nine hitters, 2 were in the 290’s, one was at 264, then 239 and another at 203. The rest were under 200! The team average was.224. No wonder the paucity of key hits with men on base. I know most all of you don’t care, but sometimes I have get rid of my toxins.
Sadly, one of the negative signs of Spring is the rise in news reports of serious motorcycle accidents.
I really like the Richard Strauss (No relation to Waltz King Strauses) waltz -- Der Rosenkavalier. In fact I may be induced to write that it is the best waltz ever written. But. who am I to say that what I like personally is better than favorites of other people who may really, really like for instance a Berlioz, “Unrelated” Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Chopin or von Weber waltz. The point of this Tidlet is this. Don’t let a critic guide your tastes. If you want to see Mall Cop 2, go and see it. Look at a painting for your self, not because eitis the “in” art. Critics only do one ting really well --- they make you feel uncomfortable enjoyong something they don’t like.
Jobs I would never like: Changing light bulbs atop Hong Kong skyscraper casinos.
Tesla sold the rights to his inventions to George Westinghouse, another powerhouse inventor of the times. Edison’s fledgling company went on to become GE. Westinghouse and General Electric battled for the hearts of the electric industry for tens of decades, with obviously GE winning out fairly recently. Oddly though, in the beginning it was Westinghouse trumpeting Tesla’s “AC” theories while GE went to war with Edison’s less practical DC. Interesting note department: George Westinghouse made his fortune developing the Air Brakes for the railroad industry which was the major economy driving business of the times. George always liked his Air Brake Company better. It like Steve Jobs saying, “But, I really, really like the “White Out” business I bought form George Hamilton.”
Well, the Tids today was a little better than a Dud. And surely, several steps above Crud. Yet, some days it’s like wallowing in mud after a flood, giving you pints of my blood. But then, what would you expect from a Stud!