I saw a funny thing on our walk today. We had a light “winter wonderland” snow fall, but it’s above freezing now, so it’s melting. As I was walking, I heard rain and realized it was all the melting snow dripping off the branches of the trees. Usually, under the trees is where you go to get out of the rain. Today, it was dry everywhere BUT under the trees. LOL
HAPPY GRAMMY, PART ONE: So Mama and the Buzz Horde took me to my checkup yesterday morning. Would you BELIEVE my bp was wayyy up? The nurse went and got a different sphygmomanometer (how cool is it that I can just write that without googling) and did it two more times. Yup. Wayy up. The nurse and then the doctor were all like “oh my” and I was all like, “GRANDCHILDREN.” Do you know what it takes to get three sleepy kids dressed and into the car to get anywhere on TIME? I mean, yeah, of course you do. So do I. But I’m not USED to it any more is my point. So, yes, BP. Anyway, my doc is an osteopath, so I get all the medical stuff plus Osteopathic Manipulation. And, would you BELIEVE … my ribs were kinda messed up. Nooooooooo … really??
HAPPY GRAMMY, PART TWO: The Buzzers left yesterday, I got a good night’s rest, and this afternoon Army Princess and Grandbabygirl ARE COMING!! WHEE!!!
SNL: THIS IS ACTUALLY VERY FUNNY! Also touching and wise. Watch it all the way through, please.
DAN CRENSHAW: He is another member of the in-coming “freshman class” in Congress, which includes 15 veterans. He showed his fake eye in a campaign video and I wondered why it looks so peculiar. “Dan Crenshaw’s good eye is good enough, but it’s not great. The iris is broken. The retina is scarred. He needs a special oversized contact lens, and bifocals sometimes, to correct his vision. Six years after getting blown up, he can still see a bit of debris floating in his cornea. His bad eye? Well, his bad eye is gone. Under his eye patch is a false eye that is deep blue. At the center of it, where a pupil should be, is the gold trident symbol of the Navy SEALs. It makes Dan Crenshaw look like a Guardian of the Galaxy.”
BUILDING RESILIENCE: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life’s inevitable disappointments, failures, and pains. It’s like the shock absorbers in a car. This 5 minute video from Prager University explains how we all can build resilience and thus be better prepared to handle the challenges of real life. Methinks leftists really need some of this! They act like having Trump in the White House is the equivalent of getting a Stage Four cancer diagnosis.
BWAHAHA: Jim Acosta and CNN have sued, yes SUED, the President of the United States over Acosta having his press pass revoked. The case has been assigned to Trump appointee, Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was a former counsel to Chuck Grassley. Perhaps Jim should just apologize?
BOB WOODWARD: Shortly after news broke about the Acosta/CNN temper tantrum … I mean, law suit, the legendary Watergate reporter commented, “The remedy [isn’t a lawsuit], it’s more serious reporting.”
SENATE COUNT: Republican Martha McSally has conceded to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, giving Democrats their second senate seat pick-up. Republicans flipped ND, IN, and MO, but lost Nevada and now Arizona, giving them a net gain of one seat. If Republicans win the recount in Florida, they will increase their majority by two seats to 53-47. Republicans are expected to win the Senate runoff in Mississippi on Nov. 27.
HILLARY: Mark Penn, her 2008 pollster and advisor to both Clintons for over a decade, and Mark Stein, a who’s who in conventional liberal politics, write in the Wall Street Journal:
Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle—back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994. True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies. She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.
Ummm … “til the last dog dies.” Are we speaking of Hillary here? Will we not be rid of her until she’s actually COLD?
MEDIA BIAS: ABC’s 20/20 special on Michelle Obama Sunday night was about what you’d expect from the same network who hailed the “transcendent, communal joy” and “dancing in the streets” after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008. While just a few weeks ago, ABC’s 20/20 on Melania Trump spent nearly every minute on controversies and strife in the White House and their marriage, this episode on the Obamas was a complete 180 in tone and content, with not even a brief mention of Obama’s own controversies.
MEDIA BIAS: In a true act of anti-Semitism, the Hamas terrorist organization launched hundreds of Qassam rockets and other projectiles into southern Israel on Monday. While the Iron Dome defense system intercepted most of the weapons, a few managed to get through, striking homes and businesses. This attack, which many say was the largest since the 2014 war, didn’t get airtime on CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. Instead, they hyperventilated about dumb high school kids apparently giving the “Nazi salute”.
SAN FRANCISCO: SF is one of the most “progressive” cities in the country, which is why you wouldn’t want to live there. The heavy hand of government rent control has made housing unaffordable, so golly gee whiz, guess what?! They have a YUGE homeless problem. Their solution, natch, is to “tax companies making over $50 million to come up with $250 to $300 million a year” to get more money for “homeless spending.” Here’s an idea … deport the illegals, crack down on the drug dealers, and let landlords charge what it actually costs them to maintain decent housing. Oh wait. San Francisco is run by Democrats. Scratch all that and, by all means, tax the big businesses until they decide it’s cheaper to move to a more business friendly community.
QUEENS: Bill de Blasio welcomed Amazon and his thousands of good jobs to Queens. Lefties did what Lefties do. They bitched. Moaned. Complained. Predicted doom and gloom for … wait for it … “will benefit the working class people of Queens.” Why do they have such a hard time understanding that working class people want to … you know … work?
HATING ON “WHITE WOMEN”: “‘Republican white women are the problem.’ Leftists insist upon judging people by their skin color, their sex and their political ideology rather than the content of their character.” Democrats are full of s**t about this issue. When a Democrat white male runs against a Republican black female, they vote Democrat. Because they vote values the same as we do. Oh, and by the way, we think THEIR values suck too.
DEMOCRAT WOMEN: From Twitchy, “Alexandra Ocasio Cortez made her first visit to Nancy Pelosi’s office — for a climate change protest. It isn’t clear here is whether or not she was actually protesting Nancy on climate change but either way … HA! Folks, this is gonna be SO MUCH fun to watch. Just wait until Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren go after Hillary Clinton during the Democrat primaries for 2020. Seriously, they’re going to eat one another and all we’ll need to do is sit back and laugh.” My favorite tweet comment, “I guess she found a place to live. What a foolish young woman.” Yup.
SCIENCE AND GOD: This Prager University video discusses how science has shown how extraordinarily unlikely life is in our universe. Another great source is Michael Behe’s “The Edge of Evolution” where he explores the scientific reasons why Darwinian evolution can account for nothing more than the simplest changes in the genome. And those are primarily destructive, not constructive.
GOOD TO KNOW: How to handle falling through thin ice. You know, besides staying off the ice in the first place. When I was a kid, I was crossing ice that appeared thick enough because kids were skating on it. But I fell through a soft spot. I don’t remember how I got out.