Daily Archives: November 7, 2015

THAT REMINDS ME

CtH did a post on FB about her daughter parenting little Buzz. They got him a beanbag game for his birthday. I got to thinking I haven’t posted any vintage stuff for awhile.

It’s a shame kids today are too preoccupied with their iPhones and video games to get outside and play with some of these toys. To my knowledge, we got a few bumps and bruises but nobody died.

I GOT ONE OF THESE ONCE… I ATE ALL THE CANDY PILLS, THEN TRIED TO OPERATE ON GRANNY’S CAT
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BEFORE BIG WHEELS,THERE WAS INCHWORM
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WHEN YOU COULDN’T AFFORD A TOBOGGAN, YOU HAD ONE OF THESE. THE STRAPS ALWAYS BROKE AND IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR YOUR BUTT CHEEKS TO GET NUMB FROM THE COLD
1656294_10153799036605296_700923426_n[Wait, what?  “Couldn’t afford”?  My parents told us we had Flying Saucers because they were way funner and only the dorky kids used sleds.  MAN did we have a blast on those hills, esp. the one the neighbor kids’ dad built. Their back yard was really steep and it had a pass through some trees into another field below that, so the run was long and FAST and it went through a tree tunnel which, since Flying Saucers don’t steer worth a darn, was really adrenaline making! LOL  Plus, the neighbor’s house had a patio with a brick grill on the outer corner. They built the snow run up to the top of the grill, so the start was ON the grill and the first part of the hill was REALLY step, then they put in some banks, then through the trees, then level off and crash land into a snow bank.  Whoosh!! – CtH]

DON’T EVEN TELL ME YOUR MOM DIDN’T USE THESE TO MAKE SURE YOU DIDN’T LOSE YOUR MITTENS
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[Dunno if she ever tried with my older sibs, but I’m guessing they refused or “lost” them cuz, duh, only dorks wore them.  I never had them or strings neither, just the Fear Of Mom if I lost a mitten!  That worked better than anything.  My mother was a bit of a tyrant. ~CtH]

HORRORS! THIS TOY FIRED LITTLE METAL BALLS AT TARGETS! WE PLAYED WITH THEM FOR HOURS AND NOBODY GOT KILLED!
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FOR .79, A GIRL COULD GO INTO ANY GROCERY STORE, DIME STORE OR TOY STORE AND GET A JUMP ROPE, JACKS, SIDEWALK CHALK, AND HANDICRAFT BEADS
fun set[Oh my goodness, YES!!  We girls plays with jacks and jump rope for HOURS.  We had contests with the boys, cuz they thought they were all that.  We won.  The sidewalk chalk, not so much, because the school painted hop scotch and four square on the playground, which was across the street from my house.  This may be another of those things my mother refused to buy me because some one or more of my four elder sibs had lost it or eaten it or something else.  I never could have instrumental lessons cuz my sister wouldn’t practice.  And I ate sack lunches every day cuz my stinking brothers got caught taking the cash and making sack lunches, the scumbags!  Nobody knows the troubles I’ve seen, being a fifth child wah wah wah. ~CtH]

SILLY PUTTY… ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING THINGS EVER INVENTED
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STRUCTO, NYLINT, MARX AND TONKA ALL MADE TOY TRUCKS. THEY WERE ALL MADE OF STEEL AND VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE.
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YOU COULD GET A BAG OF THESE FOR 50 CENTS. I’D MAKE TERRAIN OUT OF FOLDS IN MY BEDSPREAD AND PLAY FOR HOURS… UNLESS THE DOG CHEWED THEM UP.
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WHOEVER INVENTED THIS MUST HAVE BEEN A CHILDLESS SADIST
I TRIED THIS ONCE AND ALMOST RUINED MYSELF
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MY COUSIN HAD ONE OF THESE; HE’D BRING IT OVER WHEN THE CORNFIELD WAS PLOWED UNDER AND WE’D SHOOT THIS THING OFF. IT REALLY SAILED.
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HOPE SOME OF THESE BROUGHT BACK HAPPY MEMORIES. IF NOT, I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU…. YOU MISSED A LOT.

[Yep!  And thank you!! Big grins here!!! ~CtH]

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The only liars are Hillary Clinton and her shills in the media

2015_11 07 Journalistic Malpractice

While Politico and the rest of the Left Stream Media work on tarnishing Carson’s reputation as an honest and trustworthy person, they’ve been giving serial liar Hillary Clinton a total pass for decades.

They didn’t quibble when she said she once tried to join the Marines. Given her high profile antagonism toward the military, that one should have been a jaw dropper. According to her fanciful tale, the Marine recruiter she talked to told her to go away because, “You’re too old, you can’t see and you’re a woman.”

Since it furthered her “female as victim of white male oppression” status, the All Democrat Media let it slide. Ditto her latest whacky tale about having written to NASA when she was 13 saying she wanted to be an astronaut. Supposedly, NASA wrote back saying she couldn’t go into space, because she was a girl. Such a letter would have been illegal under federal law, but hey, glass ceilings and all that.

If these so-called journalists are so interested in the veracity of presidential candidates, maybe they could revisit that sniper fire story from 2008. The MSM cared about her lying back in 2008 because Barack Obama had been coronated by the Democrat machine. Now … Carson’s mistaking a dinner date matters. Totally made up bullets, not so much.

Flashback: Hillary Clinton Under ‘Sniper Fire’ In Bosnia

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Why are any devout Catholics still aligned with the Democrat brand?

At the beginning of the 20th c., the GOP was very hostile to Catholicism and to the flood of largely Irish and Italian immigrants, many of whom were Catholic. When Democrats nominated the first Catholic presidential candidate in 1928, the GOP responded with anti-Catholic ads like this one.

Al Smith GOP anti-RCC ad

The hostility of the GOP to Catholics started a multi-generational devotion to the Democrat brand that reached its peak with our only Catholic president, JFK.

Kennedy quote

All of this predates the Democratic Party jumping on board the abortion and same sex marriage band wagons, but brand loyalty is a tough nut to crack.

Having been raised in an all-Democrat environment, I experienced this difficulty personally.  I worked on Jimmy Carter’s campaign, but felt compelled to leave the party after the DNC abandoned the unborn. For years, I hunkered down in the Right to Life party, voting Republican only because they were the most pro-life candidates, but never, ever identifying myself with “those people.”

When Right to Life folded in New York, I got a letter advising me to register Republican. (NY primaries are open only to registered party members.) As I read it, my stomach heaved like I was car sick. I realized it was a visceral reaction to the IDEA of registering Republican.  Until this happened, I had NO IDEA I harbored this powerful prejudice!

Add this inherited revulsion for the GOP brand to the fact that lots of people are just too busy to research political issues beyond what the MSM and Democrat Catholics like Pelosi and Biden tell them.  And why should they when they get so much support for the “Democrats are the goodies, Republicans are the baddies” reality they were raised with?  I pray for them every day.

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Purveyors of Monkey Poo

Dr. Ben Carson bluntly confronted CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota over media bias on Friday when she pressed him to clarify his comments suggesting the U.S. would be “Cuba” if Fox News didn’t exist.

“I really don’t know what you’re talking about,” Camerota said. “Fox News came to dominance in 2001. You think before 2001 the U.S. was a communist country?”

CAT is there a name PN

Feeling the anchor was already taking his words out of context, Carson suggested she unknowingly made his point about media bias.

Carson replied sharply, “That’s not what I said, but that’s what you guys love to do.”

Liberal talking points - monkey poo

When Camerota began interrupting him, Carson cut her off and told her to “listen” so he could explain the meaning of his remarks.

“What I am saying is that the general mainstream media all seems to move in a secular progressive direction,” Carson said. “You know, they would like to create a narrative that certain things are good and certain things are bad according to the way that they see them. And by being able to be the bully pulpit so to speak…you can get a lot of people to start thinking the way that you do.”

But then Fox News came along and offered an “alternative” viewpoint, Carson said.

“If we didn’t have that counterbalance — I wish we didn’t need that counterbalance,” he added. “The media is supposed to be neutral and they’re supposed to be on the side of the people…but because they have become very partisan and very ideological, you need to have a counterbalance.”

2015_10 MSM microphones PN

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