Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Sacra di San Michele, sometimes known as Saint Michael's Abbey, is a religious complex on Mount Pirchiriano, situated on the south side of the Val di Susa in the territory of the municipality of Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, in the Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont region of northwestern Italy.

Amazing that such places exist.  Looks like something out of the LOTR.

Wallets for Americans

How about a Trump wallet?  He looks mad.

Motor Porn

Now that's big and quite frightening. Watch it draw air in from the perimeter.

Fish Blends In

Saturday 1911

Freckles, they are good

To those who question Trump's intelligence, they should just ask the Chinese how smart he is.

Hahaha! Fail

Netroots Nation bills itself as “the largest annual conference for progressives.” This year’s conference was plagued with nearly empty events, racial incitement and wild radicalism far outside of the American mainstream, including items for sale with threats of violence.

This year's conference just wrapped in New Orleans. Keynote addresses were delivered at Netroots Nation by Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Cynthia Nixon, and self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. These speakers, and the conference’s legion of panelists, pushed an unrelenting new era of racially-focused activism and organizing.

The problem was, much of the time there was nobody there to hear it.

The conference was plagued by nearly empty events. "This is What Democracy Should Look Like" was a panel featuring Atima Omara, A’shanti Gholar, and Carol McDonald. With seating for more than 200 at the event, barely 20 Netroots attendees came to hear.

Those Democratic biggies must have felt like fools to lend their name and prestige to the event, and have it so sparsely attended, and so focused on violence.   I recall in the last election how Hillary had very poor attendance at her rallies, while the Trumpinator was rocking huge venues.  An alarm of warning to the Democrats?  Maybe radical violence isn't the way to go?

Friday, August 17, 2018

A masterful impromptu press conference.

Notice the body language, the command of the baying newsmen and women, and the willingness to fearlessly address their questions.

The Voice

Recorded when she was all of 21

And sorry Otis, this one belongs to Aretha now.

And this....

In the stillness of the midnight  

Echoes from the past I hear  

Old-time singing, gladness bringing  

From that lovely land somewhere.

As I travel on life's pathway  

Know not what the years may hold  

As I ponder, hope grows fonder  

Precious memories flood my soul.


Just back from a marketing extravaganza for work.  Out in the sun all day, and I'm bushed, but it was as successful as these things go.  Mrs CW and the youngest daughter are in Sacramento at a bluegrass concert, so I'm home batching it for now.  I think I'll do something exciting, like go to bed.

Or rent a movie, but which one?

Cast Iron Breakfast

It's got everything

Friday Open Road