Trump Is A Joke

Because the President of the USA is a joke of a moron I offer you hugging Otters.

I would share an endless diatribe as to what is wrong with this man but it’s been done to death and the outcome is the same.  He personifies all the bad in our Country in one person.  White Supremacy has no place in this world of many colors.

I will say this though, just once I would like the press to laugh hardily at his ridiculousness while it’s happening.  His staff can’t “fake news” that…perhaps being mocked directly he might realize that his staff blows smoke up his rear and that he does indeed sound stupid.  Just saying!

Sorry…here ends the diatribe….with more otters 🙂

 

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Women of History: Katherine Johnson

I was reading an article about the women who are portrayed in the movie “Hidden Figures”.  It made me sad.  In our patriarchal society it still exists that women are considered inferior.  Katherine Johnson is and was brilliant.  The vast public hasn’t heard of her until now because of the movie.

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Katherine Johnson and her peers were known as “Human Computers”.  She graduated college at the age of 18 when other African-Americans rarely went beyond the grade school level.  She lived in the segregate South.  She defied all odds.  She is amazing as she is brilliant!

To think of how many women have contributed to major moments in history only to be a small footnote.  It seems ridiculous to me in the 21st Century.

The more you know…

MLK Day

Today we celebrate a great man of History, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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He was a man of action, a man of thought and deed and a man who had the gift of being able to speak to all people.  He will always be known as the man who made America understand Civil Rights for all people.

We know the story of his life and his death but to his family he was Husband and Father.  They shared him with the world in life, death and grief.  Today I remember his family who lost so much that day in April.  The world lost a leader but nothing will ever be more than losing family.

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It is on this day we try to remember as Americans that we are all in this together.  It doesn’t matter what color, religion or ideology.  We are of the human race.  We are responsible for the well-being of not only ourselves and our family but of those of our community.

His message might fall on deaf ears but it’s a message we should never stop believing in or sharing.  All men are created equal.  The least of you are my brother and as a community we should hold onto these messages during dark times.

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Van Williams died at the age of 82 on November 29th.  He was best known as The Green Hornet.  I loved that show.

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I was really little when it was on in the 60’s but it’s one of my favorites.

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I think it was his car that made me love this show.  Van brought humor to the action packed show.

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Earlier in his career he was known for being Troy Donahue’s side kick on Surfside 6.  Who doesn’t love a good beach show?  He was part of the early glamour studs in TV and Movies.

It’s hard losing these wonderful actors/actresses.  It’s like a piece of my childhood goes with them.  RIP Mr. Van Williams!

Lost Three In A Row

It’s been a sad week in the news.  Florence Henderson (aka, Carol Brady of the Brady Bunch) died at the age of 84.

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Fidel Castro, former dictator of Cuba died at the age of 90.

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Some say it ushers in the end of a very dark past for Cuba.  His brother has been running the country since he fell ill.  Some cried, some cheered.  Fidel Castro left behind many feelings in his former people.

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James Delligatti died at the age of 98 in Pennsylvania.  He is best known for inventing the Big Mac in 1967.  A tasty hamburger for sure.  I think it is the special sauce.  Either way Mr. Delligatti left his mark on the world of McDonald’s and the world in general.

RIP all.

Anna Marie Duke (Patty Duke) Died Today

When I was a kid I loved to watch The Patty Duke Show re-runs on TV.  The theme song was so much fun.  Patty and Cathy kept me entertained.

Today Patty Duke died.  She had a troubled life but fought her way back.  I read her Autobiography years ago and was shocked by all she went through.

RIP Anna Marie Duke.

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Meet Cathy, who’s lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
But Patty’s only seen the sight.
A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights —
What a crazy pair!

But they’re cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Cathy adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Patty loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes her lose control —
What a wild duet!

Still, they’re cousins,
Identical cousins and you’ll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike —

You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.

Kazimierz Smoleń Remembered Always

Today Auschwitz was freed.

The atrocities that were revealed to have happened shortly after the liberation of thousands of Jews of Europe shocked the civilized world.  How could anyone do to another person what the German Hierarchy had done to the Jews, Catholics, Homosexuals, Elderly, Sick and mentally/physically infirm people?  Singled out above all were the Jewish of Europe.

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Kazimierz Smoleń survived the death camp and spent the rest of his life making sure that people didn’t forget what happened during World War II.

To survive was an amazing feat in itself but he lived to be 92 years old (we lost him in 2012).  A chance at a second lifetime.  I say a second lifetime because Kazimierz Smoleń didn’t know if he would live through the death camp.  He dedicated himself to sharing with the world.  Bringing out the harsh realities from the shadows and into the light with the hope of ending this type of darkness that live in men’s hearts.

Our world is plagued by people like Hitler, Goebbels and Mengele.  We have daesh who propose they are keeping the word of their God, they are NOT.  The warlords in Africa who wipe out entire villages of people like locusts in a wheat field.  These groups kill for made up reasons justified by themselves as the right thing.  Hitler and his henchmen had that same ideas.  Now in the Middle East we have shells of cities because of daesh.

Kazimierz Smoleń lived and died trying to change the world in a good and positive way.  Let us all believe what he believed.  That goodness does exists.  That the evil in this world perpetrated by selfish, ego driven, imbecilic morons will not last much longer.  That the people who are victims of these destructive idiots will find the salvation that Mr. Kazimierz Smoleń found that day when Auschwitz was freed.

Kazimierz Smoleń I will always remember you and your bravery in the face of evil!