Today's Tids Issue 3,347
Inane or insane, Department:
I’ve taken to listening to books on tape when driving. I just can’t take the endless reiterations of the sports talkers, especially the overdone deflated football caper. And, now with the emerging political harangue about lots of stuff that has no baring on my life or this good old country, I figure I could go insane if I don’t take action.. Listening to inane mindless books, mysteries mainly, will add years to my life. It also helps my eyes. Of course, I could listen to music, but that would relax my mind to the point of driving off the road, which is entirely contradictory to my objectives behind the wheel.
Life was pretty much all good when you were waiting for the tooth fairy, or Santa or the Easter Bunny. Today I spend 3 to 4 hours a couple of days a week waiting for the Golf Elf, but he never shows. I guess I just have to do it myself.
I continue to laugh at the hapless efforts of journalists. Just this morning I heard Dennis Hastert described as “Bush’s speaker”. In the reality of the USA system nothing could be farther from the truth, as the entire concept of American= is the preservation of the divide between the Branches. But we live in a “Get Bush’ world where many of the anti’s have exhibited extreme insanity in their rants. It’s a crying shame that the fourth estate misses or misrepresents the truth so much of the time. Or, just isn’t smart enough to know what’s true.
Double Q Day: 1. Who was the first woman to be elected to Congress and The Senate? 2. Mount Everest is looking like Newport after the tourists leave, with wrappers and clutter everywhere, as climbers seemingly clamber over each other to reach the top. Who was the first to reach the top, and who was his=is guide in what year?
--Market Could Open Lower As Q1 GDP Turns Negative; Chicago Purchasing Agent Survey Indicates rebound In May.
--Ex-Speaker Hastert Indicted On federal Money handling; Mystery friend At Core Of Misdeeds.
--US Recon Flights Spot Artillery Installations On Chinese Manufactured Islands; Concerns Raised About Beijing Intentions.
--US Tells Iraq “It’s You’re Fight”; WH Says US Will Not be Responsible For Their Security Situation.
--Bodies Continue To Be recovered In Texas Flooding Rivers.
--1;400 In India Now Dead Due to unrelenting Heat Wave.
—New Downcity Homicides Add To Baltimore’s deadliest Month.
--National Speling Bee Ends In Tie; Americans Of India Heritage Continoo Trend Of Fellow Indian Spellers Over Past Five Years.
You have to wonder how much of the money flowing into the personal bank accounts of FIFA is US Foreign Aid bucks coming from American tax payers.
In case you are interested, the states with the worst spellers are Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The Best are Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Conn and Mass. RI was just a notch below the best grouping and would have been included if I didn’t live there! Once again, The Tids tips the balance.
Putin has been relatively quiet lately, but his subterranean housed hackers are attacking in full force. You have to think that the bare-chested boss of the Bear woke one day saying aha, bullets hurt and bombs destroy, but I can rule the world with software.
If the NFL behemoth trips up under the load of its own popularity, there’s another “sport” waiting in the wings. One of the fastest growing spectator enjoyments now being called a sport is gaming. Yes, the same gaming with pale faced hulks sitting in the dark, nimble fingers flying across magic eBoxes. Yes eSports has arrived big time, filling large arenas as across the USA, Can little League Gamers be far behind?
I’d like to see a little more of Windward Pines in the daylight. At times last night it was tough telling who was talking, or doing what to whom.
Johnny Depp is learning that laws are laws. There is nothing humorous about the celebrity smuggling dogs into a land that’s say no and means it. 10 years in jail may be a little lengthy, but a good dose of time would be good for all to see.
The latest data has Google’s Android at 80% of the world mobile device software and Apple is at 16%. Just in case you live by perceptions alone. The good news here is that if you own Apple stock, there’s plenty fo room for growth.
Reading Between the Liens Movie reviews:
--What’s to say about San Andreas that isn’t implied in the title -- It’s Summer and time for a disaster. This disaster flick is good if you like disaster flicks, especially because there is some value acting and very cool special effects. It’s all about destruction, and people helping people…you know, the usual disaster flick stuff.
--Aloha is a poor to bad movie starring a couple, of big celebs Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper. The two some find romance in the computer room as consultant Bradley is watched over by Lt. Emma as they both try to stop a rocket launch. It just doesn’t hold together very well, but it may tickle the hearts of all who love romantic comedies. But, don’t expect much. The critics hated it, the consumers barely abided.
1. Of course, it was Maine’s own Margaret Chase Smith who set a powerful tone of elegance and capability for all woman in higher office. We used to have men and women like Margaret running our government. 2. Edmund Hillary and guide Tenzing Norgay planted the first flag atop the forbidding mountain. That was in 1953.
Time for a nice weekend. I’m rooting for The Cavs to give Cleveland it‘s first professional sports championship since 1948! ( Note: The Browns won the AFC in 1964 –which was huge then -- but not the NFL final.
Something for your background listening enjoyment. A nice orchestral choral piece from Copelkand’s Tender Land. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFOCsUZNr3g