Full Frontal Thursday: GA Primaries, Abortion Restrictions, ICE, & Yemen

In today’s edition of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam talks about the upcoming mid-term elections and how Democrats in Georgia have surprised her with their nomination of Stacy Abrams. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. History tells me that whichever one of her hate-filled RethugliKKKan opponents happens to be will win that election because, you know, Trump supporters.

Speaking of Baby-Hands, he’s back to attacking Planned Parenthood and continues to spin conspiracy theories about Barack Obama’s administration.

Sam also talks about ICE, how it formed after 9/11, and what a useless waste of time and money it has been from its inception.

Finally, she shines the spotlight on Yemen and attempts to educate the ignorant about the war in Yemen that the USA is involved in. Educating the ignorant, even with a popular television show, is difficult at best. That’s why I quit wasting my time trying to do so.

I blog because I like to. It’s fun.

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Wordless Wednesday: Vintage Americana

Tuesday Tunes: Summer-set

“The summer sun sets on Summerset.” – song title on a purloined item in TESO

To celebrate the early access gameplay of Summerset, the newest chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online which launched yesterday, I offer up these three songs about summer.

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Last Week Tonight: Rehab

In today’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John puts the spotlight on the rehab industry and how it is a revolving-door of scams operated by bullshit artists out to con the last dime from any sloppy addict. They guy who looked like Matt Lauer fucked a pair of sunglasses was certainly not hurting for money, evidenced by his cocaine-fueled attitude and steroid-enhanced biceps! ROFL

I’ve seen the commercial for that Passages place. Pax Prentiss stating that “Passages works. I should know. I was an addict for 10 years. Now, I’m not.” Nothing said about the treatment they offer. Just scenes of people working out, doing yoga, and getting acupuncture. That should be a red flag for anyone looking for real treatment, yes?

Then again, there are plenty of scammers out there who offer help and claim to have the answer to anything. The only answer they don’t have is how much money they expect you to cough up before they deign to offer said help. Even then, it is only pretense.

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Sunday Morning Anime

Here are a couple of endings from the anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for your Sunday morning entertainment.

I love the various references to different artists in the episodes they conclude.

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Notable Quotes: Vincent van Gogh

Writers, artists, and other creative, deep thinkers tend to say meaningful things which touch us in some way. Author, singer, actress, and poet Maya Angelou, as well as the poet Rumi, were two individuals who left behind some fantastic quotes which resonate with me.

Noted artist Vincent van Gogh was another, and I was inspired to post these three van Gogh quotes after seeing a re-airing of one of my favourite Doctor Who episodes.

These quotes, along with many others, can be found on the GoodReads.com site in case you were interested in having a look.

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.”
― Vincent van Gogh

Funny Friday Memes

Three Thursday Songs

Midweek Screen-Shots

Five days from today opens the latest chapter in my computer game of choice, The Elder Scrolls Online. New skill lines, a new crafting ability, and changes to some existing in-game features will also occur.

Here are a few of my most recent screen-shots from gaming fun over the past couple of months. Plenty more will be shared after the next chapter launches!

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Word of the Day: Collaboration

The word of the day is collaboration.

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Definition of collaborate

collaborated; collaborating

intransitive verb

1 : to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor ·An international team of scientists collaborated on the study.

2 : to cooperate with or willingly assist an enemy of one’s country and especially an occupying force ·suspected of collaborating with the enemy

3 : to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connected ·The two schools collaborate on library services.

collaboration
\kə-ˌla-bə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

collaborative
\kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tiv, -b(ə-)rə-\ adjective or noun

collaboratively
\kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tiv-lē, -b(ə-)rə-\ adverb

collaborator
\kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

I was musing over this word after hearing it repeatedly being misused on a podcast I watched last week. The person using it should have known better as he is the senior writer for the company putting on the podcast. I guess when one is a privileged, entitled, tenured individual who hasn’t had to do a hard day’s work since the age of 21, if ever, they can afford to be smug and arrogant about how collaboration is the only way to be a successful writer.

Their definition of collaboration can be summed up this way: “You do the writing and send me the draft. I’ll change it, copyright it and claim that it is mine and that you gave all creative rights to me. You do the work, but let me take the credit.”

That isn’t collaboration. That is theft.

Who wants to work with a thief? Answer: other thieves.

I’m not one.

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