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Expandable Pockets

Some days, the jokes just write themselves.

I read in Smithsonian Magazine that scientists have discovered a “new species’ of leech in the swamps around Washington, D.C. seriously, they really did. After the obvious punch lines, I actually read the article, not just the headline. After all of that, I am not sure that they really discovered something new or if there has been a serious instance of reverse evolution in the swamps around Washington, D.C.?


We’re Not Here To Have Fun

I had a late night last night, so I am just trying to get caught up on the biggest ‘news” items of the day.

You know, like the broken bones in Epstein’s neck which (according to Fox News) “prove that Clinton murdered him.”

The Philadelphia shooter broke the law by having a gun. But that’s not what has the tragically white News anchors around here agog.

Two US Congressweasels aren’t being allowed into Israel, but that won’t change anything.

And Epstein had a very strange taste when it came to art.

Inspirational Cat Posters


It probably started back in the Garden of Eden when the Serpent made his false claim about knowledge to Eve. It wasn’t what was said. She knew what he was talking about. It was who said it. G-d was ephemeral and unseen. The Serpent was real, you could touch it and see it. You could actually hear it. What the Serpent said seemed logical.

G-d said thou shalt not. But a little human nature goes a long way to explaining why it is that we chose to believe things that we know – or at least should know – aren’t so.

What is it that makes us want to believe nonsense? More than that, what is it that makes us judge something less by its content than by its creator? Think about this for just a second… can you name a single thing that some of these conspiracy theories in the last fifteen years were right about? Sean Hannity once told the Director of the CDC that he (the CDC Director) was “wrong,” and that the Ebola, brought to the US by Obama, was going to mutate and kill millions of Americans.

Yesterday we learned that Ebola, which never mutated and never killed a single American, is now a curable disease. Why are we seemingly more likely to listen to a Radio Chat Show Host than an actual doctor when it comes to an infectious disease? Why do we listen to Actresses instead of epidemiologists? Why do we reject some very good, sensible things because the person who said them is on our “I Don’t Like That Guy” list?

We’ve watched the blogosphere and Twitterverse meltdown over what we know MUST be true. Whenever somebody we don’t like points out the flaws in the thought process, we reject them. Not because we can’t or don’t want to debate or discuss the validity of the argument, but because we don’t like the person who said it.

Which brings me to my point for the day… if Jeffrey Epstein actually had ANYTHING on the Clintons, the Trumps, the British Royal Family or any politician you can name, he would NEVER have been in jail in the first place. Think about it.

Or, like a quote from somebody of whom you don’t personally approve, you can ignore it. Either way, the sun will set tonight and rise again tomorrow. 

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