Bits & Bytes

2019_05 20 DC coloring

MASCOTS: The kids got a coloring book about our nation’s capital. Bunny is left-handed; it looks like Bootz is still experimenting.

SENATOR TIM SCOTT: “We should all be thankful for Bill Barr. … He’s going to make sure the truth is known by the American people. … The American people deserve to have confidence in the justice system. Bill Barr restores it.”

INVESTIGATING THE INVESTIGATION: Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray talks to Neil Cavuto on Fox.

IRAQ: Sunday night – A Katyusha rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy. There were no casualties.


FIRST AMENDMENT: has suspended at least two blogs dedicated to monitoring the spread of radical Islam. One of them is archived here:


MEDIA BIAS: Suspected serial killer, Billy Chemirmir, has been charged in the deaths of 12 people. NBC is neglecting to mention the fact that Chemirmir is an illegal alien. CNN isn’t reporting on the story at all. Fox and ABC included Chemirmir’s illegal immigration status in their reports.

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SODA TAX: It’s supposed to encourage people to choose healthier beverages – It doesn’t. It just encourages them to shop elsewhere. After Philadelphia passed a soda tax, sales of sugary beverages fell while beverage sales in nearby towns and counties without the tax went up. The same thing happened in Chicago. It happened again in Seattle. And it nearly happened in several more California cities until the governor was forced to agree to a ten year moratorium on new soda taxes.

FARAGE: “There is not one single example of a mature democracy going to war with another mature democracy. … The real modern fascism is the attempt to close down free speech.”

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EVERY HUMAN BEING IS WORTHY OF LIFE: The notion that preborn children are better off dead than in foster care is wrong and discriminatory.

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WHAT IS A WOMAN? – Matt Walsh ponders the impossibility of getting a liberal-progressive to produce a meaningful definition of the word “woman.”


HIGHER EDUCATION: In May 2017, left-wing activists at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., essentially seized control of the campus and kicked all white people off campus. They even went so far as to search cars and buildings looking for the errant white person who didn’t get the message to leave.

Evergreen State College enrollment and two professors sued the college, alleging the school “permitted, cultivated and perpetuated a racially hostile and retaliatory work environment.” The professors recently resigned; the college is paying them half a million dollars while admitting to “no liability” and rejecting the “allegations made in the tort claim.”

TRIVIA NERD: My dentist taught me how teeth are numbered. Open mouth wide and tip head back; imaging clock face. Starting top right back go counter-clockwise from 1 to 32. So, top right wisdom tooth is #1; bottom right wisdom tooth is #32. In Russia, where she lived before emigrating, they’re just 1 to 8, 1 to 8, 1 to 8, 1 to 8. I’m sure this factoid will be of utmost importance to all y’all some day! LOL


“You HAVE to post this on Facebook,” my kids said.

“You are CRAZY if you post this on Facebook,” my husband said.

Yeah, well, he married crazy so here I am.

Let me preface this story by saying that most of the time, I consider myself a fairly intelligent person. I mean, I know the difference between “your” and “you’re” and I can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order. Which, sadly, almost never comes in handy.

But every once in a while, a situation occurs, and it becomes painfully obvious that, really, I’m a dingbat. Not just any old dingbat. Like, QUEEN of the dingbats…

MY 9-YEAR-OLD: “Can I sleep in your room tonight?”

ME: “I don’t know…why?”

HER: “Because I saw a show with a sloth and I’m scared of sloths.”

ME: “Aww, why are you scared of SLOTHS? It’s not like they’re REAL.”

HER: “What do you mean? Sloths are real.”

ME: “Nooo, silly girl! Sloths are MYTHICAL creatures. Like unicorns.”

HER: “OMG…MOM! Sloths are REAL animals.”

ME: “Don’t tell ME. I’m a 48-year-old college graduate. I think I would KNOW if a sloth was a real animal!”

HER: (Takes my phone, Googles sloth, holds it up with triumphant look).

Umm … yeah, so apparently I didn’t pay attention during that part of childhood where one finds out that a sloth is, in fact, a real animal. Oops.

And of course the kid immediately goes blabbing to the rest of the family and now I’m being inundated with sloth photos, sloth videos, even got a sloth mug and notepad.

They’ll never let me live it down. Whatever. You learn something new every day, right? This one WAS a bit of a shocker to me though. I mean, next thing you know people will be telling me, like, GROUNDHOGS are real and then I’ll legit lose my mind…


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3 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. Wait… unicorns aren’t real??

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  2. Hope anyone being blocked or suspended for stating facts reports it.

    Report social media/tech bias :

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