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September 28, 2016

HAHA!! MSNBC cut away from Trumps speech

Just now, the let him ramble on for just a couple of minutes complaining about "corrupt Hillary" and her and Bill's speaking fees over the years. They cut the feed and casually said something along the lines of, "That's Donald Trump speaking at......" Then to commercial.

They broadcasted all of the Bernie/Clinton speech earlier!

Hope this is a trend. It will cause him to blow a gasket. "UNFAIR!!! BIASED!!!"

September 21, 2016

Here....start your day off with this.


Watching videos of dominos falling can be one of the most mesmerizing things ever. There’s just something about watching a unique pattern or incredibly long line of dominos fall just right that is bizarrely satisfying. People can spend hours and even days making elaborate domino patterns, all to ultimately destroy their work in one fell swoop. But often times the fall is just as impressive as the initial build.

Domino artist Hevesh5 makes domino patterns that are just like that—impressive when they’re built up, and even more impressive as they fall. Hevesh5 used 15,000 dominos and put in around 25 hours of work spread over eight days to create an amazing triple spiral domino pattern. As Gizmodo explains, despite the long hours put in to the initial build, it takes just under two minutes for the entire thing to come crumbling down.


Ah....I feel so zen-like now.
September 16, 2016

When is the President's next campaign speech?

Because I think his walkup music should be MC Hammer's "Too Legit To Quit."

September 16, 2016

Media execs decide not to post Trump hotel pics

For those who can't watch right now. Photographers were allowed to go on the hotel tour, but an ABC editorial journalist was "restrained" and not allowed on the tour. Network bureau chiefs got together and agreed not to publish any of the pictures, though a couple have been tweeted out. Like the Made in China bathrobe.

Not sure how many media outlets signed on to this. We shall see.

September 16, 2016

I hope the media gets pissed

Over this boondoggle. He duped them and I hope they feel foolish by taking the bait. They (the media) touted this "event" as Trump addressing his birther stance.

Now, if they cut away, they will be criticized for not covering the veterans speeches and thereby ignoring their issues. So damned if they do and dames if they don't.

Pretty good media manipulation by the Trump campaign. And, I don't mean that as a compliment.

September 4, 2016

Oddly creative ways.

Four years ago, I chucked a decades long career in government consulting to go to Pastry School.

Most. Difficult. Time. Of. My. Life!!

You've seen those shows where the chef yells and screams and berates his underlings. You feel bad for them. They are, for the most part, working hard. Trying to make it right....good..acceptable. Edible.

But, no... I paid $20,000 to get demoralized and ridiculed. The instructors came up with oddly creative ways to make me feel like a total failure. "Your Pate a Choux is not the perfect consistency." The first EVER time I made it. "Didn't you pay attention to the 30-sec demo we gave you??!!?? Where are your notes." Cuz I can multitask like some Twitter groupie!

I, at 52 years old, was up against 20-somethings. It wasn't a competition. But I had something to prove. Those young-ens were not gonna show me up! And then, they did. And, BTW, SOME OF THOSE 20-somethings were incredible, awesome bakers.

I was defeated...deflated. This Pastry school has churned out White House chefs. Who was I? But, you want to know something....I won't be the next White House pastry chef. But, despite the abuse, I learned a hard lesson. I learned a lot. That homemade puff pastry is 100 times better than store bought. That Seasonal fruits and veggies hands down beat fruit from South America.

And I remember that, for all the abuse I took...I learned a great deal.

I also learned to not treat people like crap.

September 2, 2016

Life Lessons -Karma

When a bird is alive...it eats ants.
When a bird is dead, ants eat the bird

Time and circumstances can change at any time.

Don't devalue or hurt anyone in life.

You may be powerful today. But remember, Time is more powerful than you.

One tree makes a million matchsticks. Only one matchstick can burn down a million trees.

So be good and do good. Respect life.

September 1, 2016

Did @amnestyDon set him off???

Along with the Mexico diss...that he probably didn't get until someone explained it to him.

He got hammered twice today and his thin skin is stinging from the heat. You know he couldn't let these things slide. I think he's just pissed off at the slights and is lashing out.

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