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Murder, Suicide, and Madness

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The Gaza genocide continues unabated...now killing starving Gazans waiting to get a meager supply of food. Aaron Bushnell couldn't it take anymore and set himself on fire in front of the Israeli embassy as he yelled, "Free Palestine". He wrote: "Many of us like to ask ourselves, 'What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?' The answer is, you're doing it. Right now." Meanwhile Joe Biden eats ice cream and claims to be working toward a Gaza ceasefire. Russia continues making gains in Ukraine, as Napoleon Macron threatens boots on the ground. Wait, I believe Russia killed over 60 french fighters with one missile in Ukraine last month.


Album of the Week 3-2-24

Afternoon folks!

It's a great week this week. Starting off, there's a compilation of later recordings by early Chicago bluesman Tampa Red. After that there's another compilation of some great r&b by piano player Joe Liggins and his band. Finishing off the blues category there's a half of a live album by B.B. King which I'll post the other half eventually after I do some more cleaning up of the disc. In a category of its own is an album by the Jimmy Castor Bunch which you'll probably recognize one of his big early 70's hits, "The Troglodyte Song," it's kind of an interesting album. In the blues-rock category there are albums by John Mayall and Canned Heat and finishing us up in the diversity category is a solo album by Rick Danko of The Band.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Friday Night Photos Raptor Edition

Happy Friday everyone. I hope everybody is doing well. Post any photos, memes' or music you like.

Every Saturday in January and February the Wildlife Research Institute presents Hawk Watch, a two hour educational talk and Q&A about raptors.


Red-tailed Hawk Dark Morph

Open Thread 3/1/24 - TGIF Stuff 'n' Things

It is difficult to discuss recipes and meal plans with friends, how delicious this meal or that meal is, when infants are dying from starvation due to my tax dollars funding a genocide. I am also fixated on taxes. This weekend, I will finish gathering info, turn it all in to my preparer, and pay thousands of dollars to support genocide, as well as illegals coming in for their profit. I will pay proportionately more taxes, if not dollar for dollar more, than Gates, Biden's brother, or Trump.

And voting. I will wait until Tuesday, just in case some candidate locally gets killed over the weekend, wasting yet another vote. Think I am joking?

In re presidential candidates, it appears the Gazan conflict (genocide) has split the Ds, giving RFK Jr. a ballot spot. The same people who turned on Biden will not vote for him, either, if that is their line in the sand. He could 'a been great.
Just thought of the origin of the line in the sand phrase.
Here it is, movie form:

Open Thread - Thurs 29 Feb 2024 - Sadness, Grief and Moving On

Sadness, Grief and Movin On

This is going to be a brief OT. Please post whatever you feel like, what you are learning and doing and everything else. I want to read it, even if I'm not much able to do more right now.

My beloved dog, Jaska, passed away a few days ago. She had reached her end after a very quick very steep decline that only took 17 days or so. It was incredibly hard to let her go, and it's, quite frankly, often awful being in the house and on the farm without her. Everything brings up an expectation of interacting with her. I know, because I've been through this before with my much loved dog Reyna - Jaska's distant auntie - that the grief and sadness will fade and lovely memories will dominate. I know that. And I know I'll be getting other puppy or maybe even two, probably sooner rather than later. Still, I want Jaska. And so I'm mostly sad and full of grief right now.

Snow, what snow? I am FLYING!!!!