Thursday Thoughts: Thunderstorms & “Thanks-for-taking” Day!

Wow – what a busy week it’s been! This is why I try not to schedule too many things, because Murphy’s Law and the many variations thereof invariably interfere. For example – when is the last time that you heard of a child being born on schedule? I mean, a kid born exactly on their due-date, without the birth being induced? I know of none, personally, and I know a lot of women who have kids – hell, I’m one of them! I only have one, though…I quit while I was ahead, LOL!

Anyway, I’m technically a great-aunt, now! One of my husband’s nephews got married a couple of years ago, and he and his wife brought a baby boy into the world a week ago, so we went to welcome the newest member of the family over the weekend and returned on Monday. The good thing about the timing; it made it easier to beg off any invitations to ‘holiday’ dinners, so I won’t be forced to choke down someone else’s dry turkey or disgusting sweet-potato pie! I’m not a fan of either, but that’s another topic, ROFL

The weather has been insane around here all week – high winds, torrential rains, and more thunderstorms! I tend to associate thunderstorms with Midsummer weather, not in late autumn / post-Samhain, literally a month before the winter Solstice / Yuletide. As I type this, the rain has eased up for the first time since Tuesday afternoon, and there a thick blanket of clouds is hiding the sun. The thunderstorm on Tuesday night didn’t wake me up at all, but the one last night was intense! Bright flashes of lightning lip up the room, even with the blinds drawn. I could even see some of the flashes with my eyes closed, and the thunder seemed endless; some peals even rattled the windows…and I loved every minute of it! The storm raged for a little over an hour, I think – heavy rain, lots of hail, and wild winds. Lots of unstable atmospheric conditions this season…and winter is still a month away.

Speaking of unstable things, the racist trolls have decided to come out of the closet since the electoral-college selection of the Drumpf, whether they live in the U.S. or not! I can’t and won’t pretend to be surprised over it – the psychotic and sociopathic cowards now feel empowered to spread their hate anywhere and everywhere they wish, spewing their mental and verbal diarrhea in an almost obsessive fashion. In light of that, I placed some links in this post that might be of assistance to those of us who find ourselves under attack, overtly or covertly, by the nazis that frequent the interwebs. I still think that the best way to deal with them is to take screen-shots of their hate and abuse, and report it whenever and wherever possible. Responding to them directly is an exercise in futility and validates their pathetic existence. I refuse to engage them or feed them, personally; it is a waste of time and energy from what I see. Sometimes I let them hang themselves with their own words – letting them shoot themselves in both feet is a lot of fun, since they can’t seem to help themselves. I don’t ban them, but I don’t bother engaging them in conversations, either.

With that, how about a bit of music? Please, enjoy these selected songs. On a final note, find something to be thankful for EVERY DAY, not just one shameful day of the year! I call this day “thanks-for-taking-day” for a reason, and explained this some time ago. If you know why, great – it shows that you’ve been paying attention. If you don’t, oh well…c’est la vie!

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. saywhatumean2say
    Nov 24, 2016 @ 22:02:13

    Well SHIT, my turkey was moist cuz i didn’t make it and my meal was robust and now the Indians can have a laugh….we gave them syphilis and we got a president in the tertiary phase. NOT much in exchange but at least each is their own sovereign nation. Still gotta bow down but now they can tee hee. ~~dru~~

  2. franhunne4u
    Nov 24, 2016 @ 23:11:56

    I’d love to answer your question who I was referring to, but somehow wordpress doesn’t let me there, so I’ll give you my answer here:
    FoxNews and all the news outlets who are like them and their target audience, that is who I was referring to.

    • sepultura13
      Nov 26, 2016 @ 13:05:17

      FoxNews isn’t a real news outlet. It is a propaganda station which gets “information” from propaganda sites like Breitbart and InfoWars, and caters to people who idolize Hitler and his ilk.

      There are propaganda-pushing stations all over the world, unfortunately – and the people who scream the loudest are the ones who buy into the propaganda hook, line, and sinker. It’s a shame that the uninformed and under-educated are the ones with the loudest voices…and I’m not talking about protestors.

      • franhunne4u
        Nov 26, 2016 @ 13:10:44

        I agree with you about Fox news being a propaganda station, like most tabloids are propaganda papers – see Murdoch’s Sun in the UK – one of the forces behind Brexit.
        But many, many people in the US listen to it and think it is a genuine news outlet.

      • sepultura13
        Nov 26, 2016 @ 15:00:53

        Very true – I’m not one of them, though.

        Germany has some propaganda papers / stations as well, no? From what I’m seeing, it isn’t just the USA that suffers from ignorance. Germany and France have upcoming elections, and politicians with the same mind-set as the Drumpf seem to be quite popular over there.

        I’m guessing that the infection of hate has spread worldwide, for whatever reason.

      • franhunne4u
        Nov 26, 2016 @ 23:24:53

        Quite popular? About 25 % in Saxonia, but “only” about 16 % in the Western Bundesländer (comparable to your states), they have their stronghold in the Eastern States – for Germany.
        For France, our neighbours to the West, you are right. And for Hungary, where they are in power. And for Poland, where they are in power, too. But not for Germany.

      • sepultura13
        Nov 30, 2016 @ 13:07:19

        I guess the hate-mongers stay underground in Germany, because those Germans I see in my online game are as hateful as those who put Hitler into power. They talk some crazy, creepy things, and have the attention of the hate-filled Americans.

        Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening.

  3. laurelwolfelives
    Nov 25, 2016 @ 07:28:06

    I have always wondered why there has been such outrage about slavery but there never seemed to be any over the fact that white men came here, stole land from the Indians, raped and murdered them and then…what? Finally “allowed” them to keep a tiny portion of that same land that was taken? We forced them to learn our language. Now, we are being forced to learn others’ languages.
    I have no Indian blood that I am aware of (although my great grand-father was French Indian) but I have always felt a kinship to them for some reason. They were and are such beautiful people.

  4. sheldonk2014
    Nov 25, 2016 @ 19:16:53

    I hope your writing went well
    I hope all is well
    As always Sheldon

    • sepultura13
      Nov 26, 2016 @ 13:11:15

      Writing is still going on, but I’m not going to make the 50K word-count by the end of the month. I give myself an “A” for effort, though!
      😎

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