Thursday, August 17, 2017

Extremely Comprehensive Prog Collection Lacks Name

London -- 

The work of Trevor Carlyle, 42, an extensive 10 CD collection of progressive rock hits and obscurities has been ready for manufacture for two months. The problem, from marketing, legal and compiler standpoints, has been a name for the collection. "It is extremely comprehensive and well remastered and the liner notes are without parallel in the industry. But we just do not seem to capture the feel of the collection. It's both Hits and Nuggets," Trevor explains. He was able to get Rush live, doing La Villa Strangiato, and pretty much all the bands except Pink Floyd.


The company lawyers will just name it "Pillars of Prog", if no new name comes forth before September first.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Nebraska, The Last Stand Against the Transcanada Crude Tarsand Oil Pipeline

(This post is not satire. Read the ones before and after for entertainment)
This week hearings will be held with the state public service commission, 4 Republicans and one Demorcrat, and one judge deciding on the route of the pipeline. About 500 came to demonstrate on Sunday. It will be a miracle if the commission rules against it, as they always go with business. This time the pipe will be a burden on the state once the oil stops flowing, and even before as it leaks. The environmental permit Transcanada has is worthless, it has no guarantees and no setup for cleanup. This will probably not be considered by the judge who rules on a very narrow set of factors.


The event was organized by Jane Kleeb of Boldnebraska.org. The last word cuts off, so just go to the next video by Randy Thompson.





Many locals understand the problems the pipeline brings to the state overall and our clean water rights. The pipe goes through sand, through which the heavy oil will sink to the water table. The pipe is buried 4 foot deep, so small leaks will be unseen. Our rights as a state and its citizens should overrule the 90% of landowners willing to risk their future for a lot of money that will help out in the short run. We can give them tax breaks if they need it to farm.

Some sort of eminent domain process will take the land from the rest of the farmers. it is not clear why, as foreign corporations cannot normally use that.

People were marching around two blocks and returned to the capitol:









Even the small 60 plus year old woman gets her voice heard.



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Starlings Join Welfare State

At a zoo in North America, several starlings have made their way into a zoo aviary.


There the starlings get free food with the ibises and other zoo birds. The aviary has a couple of nest holes, though the starling community only has three adults now. The rest are their offspring.




Monday, July 31, 2017

Republicans Move On: Cut Taxes for The Rich

Do you have health care? Then you are rich. But probably you need to make some 200 000 a year to really qualify for the tax cut benefits. The Republicans are happy to move on to taxes, because Trump is right: healthcare is too complicated. (Unless of course you go for single payer which gets rid of nearly all of the paperwork).


So on it is to the budget and tax cuts. Taxes are complicated. What with all those tax brackets and deductions. Let's make it simple. If you own stock, all that income is going to be free from now on. You can also own hotels and make just a little income on each after all those daily expense deductions. Besides, all hotels now have bed bugs on and off so that treatment costs a lot of money. It's complicated. Ask Trump.

Republicans are forced to move on to this. They can call it cutting back big government, but the money not collected and used to fund some wild life preserve or something (or that "research" that the liberals do in their colleges), it just goes back to the rich. If they don't do this, all kinds of Kid Rock types will run for office. This is all familiar stuff to Mitch, the penny pincher.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Colorado Roofer All for Freedoms

Roofer Keith Thomas moved to Colorado to get away from all the "East coast crazyness." Here he can own guns and never file any papers, smoke weed and he used to be able to not buy health insurance. "Never been to a doctor in my life."


He was proud to vote for Trump because he does not need regulation. "I never wear a hard hat, not even in a big construction site."  And now Trump was just about to give him no health insurance. He will instead be required to buy insurance through Healthcare.gov or pay the fine. He pays the fine.

So how does it feel after the vote?

"Bummed out, but i knew them Republicans were mostly wimps. I am not surprized. And Trump pissed off McCain earlier so I guess that was coming."

Keith has accident insurance for accidents on the job. He thinks all the "foreigners" working in the roofing jobs are making his job more dangerous.

"I had to go finish a job that this Muslim roofer started and failed to finish. Can you imagine that? A Muslim roofer. I'd sooner have expected a Jewish one."

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

No room for Kottke LPs at senior condo or nursing home

Leo Kottke fans are getting as old as Leo, 70 or something. As a result, thousands of Kottke LPs are ending up at vinyl record stores this year. Some stores have noticed the piles of LPs left right outside the door, as the owners refused to buy any more of them, for any price.


The fans are still playing the music, some with headphones and iPods, a few with CDs and a boom box. However, almost none of the seniors have a complete collection. One man, Ed (75) in a Minneapolis nursing home held on to the crumbly Minneapolis pressing of Leo's firs album. "My son will take this, I now it has some eBay value. I did not want to sell it for the lousy 2 dollars.

The same thing has been happening with Zappa albums, but young men that hang out at vinyl record stores always cart the piles of Zappa vinyl found at the curb home to their apartments. The LPs stay there until sold on line.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Last Trump voter finds out that the man REALLY is stupid

Mike Campbell is the  last mature (age 38) Trump voter (see previous post for the young men) who discovered suddenly, while listening to the boy scout speech, just how dumb Trump is.


"Well, you know I'm a libertarian, right? So this is the first time I voted for a Republican. I thought he might shake things up a bit. And I really did not want Hillary, so I kind of just wanted her out. And I am glad she is history. But to my fellow libertarians, I'm sorry. That was very hard for me. I truly did not think it was going to be this bad. I was hoping some tax cuts and not much more. I hope he does not accomplish much and start any wars."