Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fight Nazis

While wildly scrolling through Twitter in an attempt to make a sense of the world . . . 
best Twitter responses to the RNC 2016 Black vs white women @BrianGaar
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just to expound on that for one hot minute. . .
best Twitter responses to the RNC 2016 mike pence women @JohnDeVore
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the world is so insane
best twitter responses to the RNC 2016 Scott Biao War on TV @Pete_Schultz
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best Twitter responses to the RNC 2016 Scott Baio @EmilyNussbaum
  Best of Twitter responses to the RNC @EmilyNussbaum
that ignoring the irrational underpinnings of reassurance based on 280 characters, 
best Twitter responses to the RNC 2016 Giuliani Redundantly crazy @Baratunde
   Best of Twitter responses to the RNC @Baratunde
in an attempt to search for reason,  
best Twitter responses to the RNC 2016 Giuliani King Kong @ChristFranjola
  Best of Twitter responses to the RNC @ChristFranjola
has now become a Twitter activity
  best Twitter responses to the RNC 2016 Giuliani Dishwasher instructions @Hordie
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and not just a leisurely activity,
   best Twitter responses to the RNC 2016 Uncles you block on Facebook @JeffLoveness
  Best of Twitter responses to the RNC @JeffLoveness
a wild scroll of desperation.
@JuliusGoat making some profound statements about Nazis, Neonazis, racism, oppression, and the Alt-Right.  
"Historians have a word for Germans who joined the Nazi party, not because they hated Jews, but because out of a hope for restored patriotism, or a sense of economic anxiety, or a hope to preserve their religious values, or dislike of their opponents, or raw political opportunism, or convenience, or ignorance, or greed. 
That word is "Nazi." Nobody cares about their motives anymore.
They joined what they joined. They lent their support and their moral approval. And, in so doing, they bound themselves to everything that came after. Who cares any more what particular knot they used in the binding?" @JuliusGoat

@JuliusGoat twitter response to neo-nazi protest
This is nothing like Nazi times. In Nazi times you had brutal cops executing unarmed civilians with impunity, backed by a corrupt system and an unquestioning pro-fascist public, and ... Hm. Let me start over. @JuliusGoat 
@JuliusGoat twitter response to neo-nazi protest
I called them Nazis because they believe what Nazis believe and say what Nazis say and act like Nazis act and they energize people in this country who actually call themselves Nazis and now when some of those Nazis actually run for public office they don't hesitate. That's why. @JuliusGoat

@JuliusGoat twitter response to neo-nazi protest

Fight Nazis. Don't join them. Sorry if this is controversial. @JuliusGoat
#Twitter #Trump #Resist #Humor #Nazi #RNC

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Friday, July 13, 2018

When the GOP was less terrifying.

Dan Quayle vs Bensten 1988 US VP Debate Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy
Remember when Dan Quayle, former US Vice President (1989 to 1993), was the biggest GOP embarrassment?
Dan Quayle OK sign If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking, 'Do you want fries with that?' - John Cleese
That was amusing . . .
Dan Quayle, Senator of Indiana and President Ronald Reagan

and kind of charming . . . 
Dan Quayle takes on Murphy Brown. Three quotes showing it didn't go well. At least he has a sense of humor
in that Dan does have a sense of humor about himself . . .
Dan Quayle shakes hands with supporters at Huntington High School in Huntington Ind April 14 1999 after announcing he would seek the presidency for the 2000 election
 and he was MUCH LESS TERRIFYING . . . 
Bush found Trump’s overtures "strange and unbelievable".
than the current biggest GOP embarrassment.  
Dan Quayle, ridding the golden elevator at Trump tower. @HowardMortman
When asked in 2016, whether he would be comfortable as Trump's running mate:  
I'm now much older and, quite frankly I'm not sure how conservative I am these days compared to where the party might be today. - Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle spells  potatoe at a school visit
A gem for those of us old enough to follow Gore and Quayle (because this quote is hilarious):  
If Al Gore invented the internet, I invented spell check. - Dan Quayle 

The best of the many Dan Quayle quotes. (Don't miss the final one.) 
Dan Quayle and George WH Bush shaking hands. Dan Quayle’s difficulty embracing the Vice Presidency
This President is going to lead us out of this recovery. - Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle quotes What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
That's the really neat thing about Dan Quayle, as you must have realized from the first moment you looked into those lovely blue eyes: impeachment insurance. - Barbara Ehrenreich
Dan Quayle quote about war in the middle east. Iraq war protest
  I was known as the chief grave robber of my state. - Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle VP quotes about NASA George HW Bush visiting NASA
Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe. - Dan Quayle 
Dan Quayle and Marilyn Quayle with Prince Charles and Princess Diana 13 November 1990
I am a public school graduate. Given the poor state of public schools it is obvious why everybody makes all those jokes about me. - Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle Offical photo of Fmr. Vice President (1989-93)
The other day [the President] said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. Would you like a puppy? - Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle, Vice President performs a microphone check at the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego. (Los Angeles Times)
When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there. - Dan Quayle 
Dan Quayle funny face. I deserve respect for the things I did not do. - Dan Quayle
I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.  - Dan Quayle

#GOP #Trump #Quote #Fail #Politics 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

New Hospice Rules

One of our little ladies has been doing so well we discharged her off of hospice.  
Snapshots of a fabulous older lady at a cocktail party wearing a satin jacket. c. 1960s. New Hospice Rules.
There were several arguments to keep her on services but my favorite was by the doc: 
Anyone whose age is more than their weight should qualify for hospice. 
(She is 101 years old and 97 pounds.)
Grandma Reaper. Snapshot of Grandma and daughter in the backyard with a huge scythe. New Hospice Rules.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. - Harry Hershfield

#CaseManagement #Hospice #Old #Badass