Berlin. Funeral home. Refrigeration room. Screaming. Woman, 92, who was declared dead in a nursing home, is alive and terrified. A doctor declared her dead. She was transported to the funeral home. Can you imagine? This is one of my nightmares. I'm going to be declared dead although I'm not. I wake up just as they're going to throw me into the furnace. Aargh!
The British Army is waging war against rape amongst its service men and women. The headline I saw called it a "controversial" campaign. What? The British Army shows pictures of people who were raped. The British Army says consent is always necessary. What the hell is controversial about that? Maybe some think officers have the right to take any enlisted person they wish. They are considered "superior," after all!
Have you seen these ghastly TV commercials about the dangers of smoking? They show men and women with all sorts of horrible disfigurements; it's enough to make one gag. I know smoking is one of the major causes of cancer, but it's unlikely that people will be so frightened by these commercials they will voluntarily quit. You can't scare someone into heaven or out of hell. The churches have been trying that for a couple of thousand years. Hell, not even the clergy or Vatican officials let the fear of hell stop them from a variety of activities which have been labeled as mortal sins.
Here's some rich irony for you. As everyone is aware, many, if not most of the Republicans in Congress either don't believe in climate change - specifically global warming - or they claim it's not caused by human activity so nothing can be done, or they do believe in it but refuse to act to stop it because their rich benefactors would be unhappy with them.
The irony is in a recent study which shows that Washington, D.C., is sinking and will be in grave danger in the future as the seas continue to rise! Isn't that funny? Maybe that's the "Poof" I mentioned yesterday? I'm not sure of the timeline to doomsday, but as we have learned the scientists have been consistently wrong about how fast global warming is creating problems. So, I'd recommend that every Congressperson have a kayak ready just in case they're caught having a late night in the office with an intern or other some such and need a way out of town.
Local news for my central Florida city from AOL:
- California Guard uses drone to in search for missing teacher
- Autopsy: Victoria Siegel died of accidental drug toxicity
- Disneyland Paris under investigation for overcharging foreigners
- Mia Farrow faces Twitter backlash for lion dentist's address
Mark Rubio is really a scumbag. His history is enough to make a decent person cringe. I'm talking about his lies about how and when and why his family came to the U.S. from Cuba.
But his religious history is interesting, too. As I recall, he was originally a Catholic, then jumped over to the Mormons, then a Baptist, and now I believe he's back in the Catholic fold.
You may recall Pope Francis saying something to the effect that Catholics should let up on the abortion, contraception crap and worry about feeding the hungry, taking care of the sick, visiting people in prison; you know things Jesus talked about.
Not Rubio. He conflated the dentist lion killer with Planned Parenthood. He tweeted: "Look at all this outrage over a dead lion, but where is all the outrage over the planned parenthood dead babies."
Now, it has been shown clearly that that Planned Parenthood sting video was doctored and not legitimate. It has been shown clearly that Planned Parenthood does not profit from fetuses but these fetuses are used, and have been used for years, for scientific purposes.
I'm guessing Rubio knows all that, too. But he will do anything or say anything to get elected. Maybe scumbag is too nice a word?
Just when you think you heard it all, another Republican decides to run for president. The former guv of Virginia, Jim Gilmore, wants to reside in the Oval Office. Why would he do that? Who knows? The guy is 65 years old. It's time to retire. If he's bored, go play golf, or swim the Atlantic, or climb Mt. Rushmore and weep about lost opportunities.
That's makes 17 nogoodniks running as fast as they can to catch the Repugnican nomination!
According to The Huffington Post, there have been 132 "pro-Confederate" flag rallies since nine black churchgoers were gunned down in Charleston, SC, on June 17. Another 29 are currently being planned.
Which dumbass Supreme Court judge said race was no longer a problem in the US?
This also from The Huffington Post: "Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here [Rio de Janeiro] will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games..."
I'd recommend the athletes watch carefully the food they eat, also. Maybe just drink beer.
Our final note: If you tend to fart a lot in public, you might want to buy jeans from Shreddies, a United Kingdom company which has already sold fart-filling underwear. Now they've got jeans and pajamas that will do the same thing.
Maybe we could get the Republican candidates to wear them: most of what they say is indistinguishable from a really awful fart!