http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/noahs-ark-dinosaurs_us_577d9ff8e4b0344d514dea93

The Flinstones are back! Like so much of the world today, so many want to return to a simpler past.

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Founding Fathers

The 2016 election would have Adams telling Jefferson ‘I told you so’. Trumps rise, would be according to Adams, exactly why we do not want too much Democracy. Look at who the commoner has placed as nominee, he would say. The people are drunk with democracy. Trump? You’re kidding me! Well, Jefferson would respond, you and the pundits still don’t get it. Trump has spirit! He’s rallying the people for a revolution! It’s exactly the fertilizer this country needs to stay true to our vision. You folks are going to be usurped if you don’t figure this out. And I’m watching John. Don’t give me any of your imperial presidency dung wrapped in those flowery words your so fond of. And, John, as a friend, don’t let all this get your dander up. He’s no more a huckster than any other politician. He just doesn’t shy away  from playing the game so far better than anyone. You guys better figure him out John. You don’t want to get so irritated Dr Rush gets his lancets out and does a bit of bloodletting!

Watch “Donald Trump vs Hydraulic Press – Lets make America great again” on YouTube


It’s a rainy, blustery Sat., and apparently I have way too much time on hand! As the Donald would say, I’m not violent. It doesn’t mean anything. I’m the most peaceful non violent person ever! Believe me! No one’s more peaceful than me!
OK. Now where’s all that time I had… hmmm… somewhere around here…

Fact Checks of the Seventh G.O.P. Debate – The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/us/elections/100000004042852.mobile.html?from=promo

I made the mistake of watching the debate last night while I mourned the AZ Wildcats home loss, thereby breaking their longest home winning streak in the country.

Start of Rant. Soapbox please!
It’s hard to express the feelings as I watched this dog and pony show. (One historical aspect of all these campaigns, is the issues discussed are ALWAYS the same! Ear. Isolationism. Taxes. Immigration. Economy. Welfare. Oil. nothing new here) I think one of the primary ability, if not the primary ability a candidate has to have is the ability to know which lie to tell and when to tell it. Even when confronted with direct evidence from interviews, campaigns, etc. ALL these guys lied through their teeth. Despite that, nowhere does anyone call then liars! Their lies have been integrated into the process under fact checking. They lie. Facts are checked. And we go on thinking this is a normal. Have we fallen so low as to expect so little of those we choose to lead us? And what is perhaps sadder is that mind set incorporates itself into our culture and  as us as individuals.
Integrity, Truth. HUMILITY, Apology. Recognizing when someone HAS been effective.
When someone comes along who is truthful etc. The stock answer seems to be “Yeah, but they won’t get elected”. So we keep getting these false leaders and wonder what the hell is going on! Well we get what we ask for.
So I’m posting this link cause it is the most extensive fact checking I have seen in a traditional media outlet. And don’t get me started about media.
Rant finished.
Thanks

Doctor Who gets lengthy sabbatical as showrunner Steven Moffat quits | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/01/doctor-who-gets-lengthy-sabbatical-as-showrunner-steven-moffat-quits/
Oh NO!!! The best, most fun, and silly and sexy show on TV is taking a break. I am not a TV junkie, FAN, by any stretch. But Dr Who saved me while I was recovering from my bone marrow transplant due to cancer. Besides the folks who have been doctors and their ability to keep me laughing as well as providing a modicum of challenge to my drug addled brain, it provided structure at a time I could not buy a schedule.
Quick note: not a fan of Capaldi yet. It always takes time to adjust to a new Dr. So far, Matt Smith is BEST. Of course when you have Amelia Pond to always save your ass, how can you go wrong?

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Have a great day. And if your on the east coast, love the snow!!!
Sam