Bits & Bytes

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marble run

MASCOTS: The boys really LOVE their marble run! – They brought it when they visited, but it didn’t match ours, so we couldn’t hook them together. But I got to see (and play with) the fun extras Mama Buzz got in their set’s extender pack – jumps, baskets, diverters, and twirly bits.

TUCKER: Mexico’s president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports. Tucker Carlson says Mexico’s long-time policy of allowing illegals to flood over their northern border into the U.S. is an assault by a foreign power and the tariffs is a reasonable and necessary move.

DOBBS: Mexico will not be able to withstand the pressure tariffs put on their economy – National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd on why he supports President Trump’s potential tariffs against Mexico.

Trump has done his due diligence to work with Mexico, but they don’t want to cooperate because they make money off of the drug and human trafficking. JUST the money illegals working here send home amounts to $30 billion per year! Trump’s tariffs is the best way to hit them.

WE BUILD THE WALL: LEOs gave the WBTW team the heads up about this gap, which has been a major conduit for drug and human trafficking. And now they have proven they can be trusted with the big bucks folks have donated.

1036 migrants

BORDER: Agents have encountered 182 large groups, or those with more than 100 people, since October – On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents near downtown El Paso, Texas, encountered a group of 1,036 migrants who had entered the country illegally, the biggest cluster the agency has ever seen.

On Thursday, a group of 116 Africans was arrested Thursday after wading through the Rio Grande to enter the United States. The migrants were from Angola, Cameroon and other African nations and include families with children and young people who were not with relatives.

fbi leaks

SPYGATE: DOJ IG Michael Horowitz announced Wednesday that an unnamed, former FBI Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) associated with the Hillary Clinton email investigation violated federal regulations and FBI policy by:

  • leaking information to the media that had been filed under seal in federal court;
  • leaking sensitive FBI law enforcement information to reporters on multiple occasions;
  • having dozens of unauthorized official contacts with the media in violation of FBI policy; and,
  • accepting a ticket valued at approximately $225 to attend a media-sponsored dinner as a gift from a member of the media.

GOWDY: “I don’t know a single Republican who gives a damn what Adam Schiff thinks.” – “There are plenty of Democrats I do care what they think. Adam Schiff just ain’t one of them.”

LEVIN: This is an awesome rant! – ‘Life, Liberty and Levin‘ host Mark Levin says the American people should be furious about the full scale propaganda effort to take down President Trump after the Russia probe. Also, Mueller is a complete fraud and Pelosi is out of her mind.


DEMOCRATS SUCK: Dissing 9/11 victims – Both New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were absent from Thursday’s dedication ceremony for a 9/11 memorial for recovery workers affected by toxin exposure.

De Blasio’s office said the event conflicted with the mayor’s schedule, but he was spotted at a nearby gym about 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Trump AF

TRUMP: Someone needs to tell Cuomo and De Blasio that THIS is how it’s done.

MOB JUSTICE: This is worth your time [8:27] –  What Matt Damon actually said is not only correct, but also important. But a handful of rage-addicted SJW screamers are calling for the end of his career.


GOOGLE: The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Justice Department is preparing to begin an antitrust investigation into Google. According to people familiar with the matter, the antitrust division of the Justice Department has been gathering information and preparing for the investigation for weeks.

maddow toon

RACHEL MADDOW: MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” averaged 410,000 viewers in the demo this month. These ratings were the lowest in that demographic since January 2017 when the show averaged 412,000 demo viewers.

Maddow rode the Russia conspiracy train for all it was worth, but the tracks ran out when the Mueller report found no collusion. Now she’s back to being a nobody.

ticks poppies

TICKS: Disease-bearing ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals, according to the CDC. Spending time outside walking your dog, camping, gardening, or hunting could bring you in close contact with ticks.

DOG There was a tick


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5 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. …marble run! – They brought it when they visited, but it didn’t match ours…

    You sure it can’t be set to drop a marble from one set-up to another? Or are they incompatible marbles?

    An outrage! We need marble run standardization laws!


    I remember vast bedroom landscapes integrating Lincoln logs, various blocks, tinkertoys, toy cars, a working toy steam engine, and whatever was on hand. Just when it got perfect… it was time to pick it all up. But mommmm! 😦


    • Sweet memories…

      …little army guys too.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      A working steam engine!! :0

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      • To be clear, steam engine “motor,” not a “locomotive.” I just looked for “vintage toy steam engines” (where I see there were steam locomotive toys). I didn’t see one that rang a “that was it!” bell, but mine was something like this:

        With a series of string “belts,” the engine would power various things like a Tinkertoy™ ferris wheel!

        Hard to believe these potentially explosive devices were once popular and came in a wide variety of styles. (Or that my folks let me have one at such a very young age.)

        *gets misty, faraway-nostalgic look* Definitely falls into the “wonder whatever happened to that” category. If it was like a lot of my bestest toys (cotton candy maker!) my older brother destroyed it (note for the curious: one cannot make cotton candy using flavored Jell-O™ instead of just sugar. Not that I’m not holding a grudge or anything, six decades later…)