The Wrath of a Righteous Wife

The Rib and I at a family reunion two years ago.

The Rib and I at a family reunion two years ago.

  Had shoulder surgery last Friday.  I was trying to be tough on Monday and skipped the pain meds, figuring I'd only need those to sleep. I was sadly incorrect.  When the ortho doc heard my story, he encouraged me to use them.  So I dutifully swallowed them down when I got home.  Damn, what a difference. So I'm writing this while under the influence.   My son happened to be home from college this weekend, and so he and I spent some time watching movies and chatting, as the shoulder surgery rendered me useless for our usual pursuits (bike riding, getting pizza, that sort of thing).  Tuesday, as we were driving down for my post-op appointment and to drop him off at the airport, he asked if I'd found a place in BTHOM4 for an interesting bit of history he'd uncovered.  I told him yes.

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It’s up to us…

This used to be my ride to work.

This used to be my ride to work.

Or so I claim in this interview with Historical Fiction author, Maria Grace.

“You can outsource your compassion (and outrage), or you can do something with your own sweat, toil, and money to change the world around you right now. It’s up to us to make God real in the world. We are God’s hands and feet, we are the miracles He promised.”

It was a fun interview.

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Today in Weird

A photographer, I ain't.

A photographer, I ain't.

  A few weeks ago, I commented on a book ("The Sword and Shield"), which covered, in 732 pages, the KGB archives that came out with a Russian Defector.  It dealt with nearly 80 years of the USSR's attempts to influence and coerce.  The scarier tidbits (and there were a lot) covered how Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration was riddled with communist agents, the stories the Reds planted with the press to derail Presidential candidates (a job the press now does cheerfully for free against the "wrong sorts").  Assassination (both character and mortal), overthrows, plots, millions of dollars a year to the "innocent" American Communist Party, to say nothing of their insanely focused efforts to steal technology from the US (from the Atomic Bomb on down).  It is very sobering stuff (hidden weapons caches in the US), and ought to be required reading for anyone interested in the Secret History of History.

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Celebrate Hillary’s Ascension!

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In convenient bumper stick size, in case you see any heretics whose incomplete bumper stickers need a touch up. Easy to download and print ready!

That's right, kids!  Hillary Rodham Clinton (who has a vagina) is days away from beatification by the Democrat National Committee and the major American press as the Democrat candidate for President of These Racist, Sexist, United States. So, join all your accomplished betters like Hollywood's Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer, DC's Michelle Obama and Cherokee Princess Elizabeth Warren, and everybody's favorite failure, Battlin' Bernie Saunders in saying "I'M WITH HERD!"

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Mid-western modesty

Tends to forbid me from singing my own praises.  It’s not natural for me to tout reviews for my work.

Back in Nebraska (the Nebraska of both my youth and my imagination), understated acceptance of praise was an art form in itself, because, hell, everybody who worked the fields, everybody who had to get up before daylight to feed the animals before going to school, everybody knew the work was hard.  So when someone complimented your efforts, there had to be a touch of humility in your reply, along with a very wry acknowledgement that it was just your luck to be noticed.

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America, can you hear me?

No, not you guys.  America Ferrera, actress and Hillary’s newest BFF in waiting, wrote a panting love letter to Hillary Clinton entitled “Why Hillary Clinton Thrills the Hell Out of Me.” It began thusly:  There is a view, often expressed on my social media feeds, which maintains that I am voting for Hillary Clinton because I’m a stupid, uninformed, misguided feminist who only knows how to vote with her ignorant vagina.”

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I felt compelled to respond (and not just because she was talking about her naughty bits).

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