Thursday, July 20, 2017

Primarily Political XXIX

Over the last several years I have accumulated a veritable lexicon of negative adjectives applicable to the current resident of the White House. But after his rambling response to the Health Care reversal, I found a new word - "PETULANT" which Oxford Press defines as "childishly sulky or bad tempered, peevish or cross." Of course, of all his flaws I think the greatest is the absence of a sense of humor. IMCO.
tjs

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

China Bear

Winnie-the-Pooh has run afoul of the censors in China since internet users there have related his likeness to the President of China. The government army of censors has been battling the meme since 2013 and they are relentlessly unforgiving. Pooh had run into similar problems in Russia which may have stemmed from a case of jealousy by the Russian Bear. An obvious need for diplomacy here.
tjs

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Double Fault


Roger Federer, a Swiss citizen, just won his eighth Wimbledon tennis championship. He and his wife are the parents of two sets of identical twins. He seems to have a penchant for producing "deuces". Perhaps there is something about those Swiss Alps and their "twin peaks". A gracious champion and a fine gentleman.
tjs

Monday, July 17, 2017

Boxers or Briefs?

The Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon concluded yesterday. While you can dress colorful in New York, Paris or Melbourne - the uniform of the day on the trim lawns of England is lily white and all participants are so informed. But despite this alert, two male teenage players appeared wearing dark undershorts which peeked thru when stretching. The referee intervened and white "knickers" were procured from the clubhouse, and play proceeded. Apparently, they keep a supply on hand for such emergencies. The elder champion, Bjorn Borg, has an underwear business but who wants to go to Sweden for such essentials.
tjs

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Quote of the week.

Quote of the week:
"I willingly drank the Kool-Aid" confessed the mastermind of the George Washington Bridgegate scandal as he addressed the court. The source of such "drinking" dates back to 1978 during the Jonestown Massacre at Georgetown, Guyana in South America which resulted in mass suicides by a cult group. The phrase was expropriated from a harmless beverage of my youth. Further on the Jonestown story, a U.S. Congressional delegation was visiting there looking into the cult leader, Jim Jones. Gunshots broke out and our Congressman Leo Ryan (D) Cal. was killed. His aide, Jackie Speier took five bullets but survived and she now holds that same Congressional seat of her mentor. I think of her as she appears frequently on the TV interviews.
tjs

Parental Pride

In recent days Donald Trump has seen fit to defend his children from various critics. His tone has been rather civil, all things considered. A far cry from Harry Truman whose daughter Margaret's singing was criticized by the Washington Post music critic in December 1950. Said Harry in response: "Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter for below." As they used to say on the campaign trail "Give 'em Hell, Harry!"
tjs

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Braking News

For all you fussy eaters and dieticians - note the following two news releases which are poles apart.
-The Vatican has ruled that communion wafers must contain at least a "tad" of gluten in their wheat base.
-On the other side of the globe, Air India will only serve meatless vegetarian meals in coach class.
Life isn't easy.

That thumping you hear today is just the Boys in Belfast celebrating the 327th year since the Battle of the Boyne. You'd think they might be tired by now of beating those bass drums.
tjs