Memorial Day 2020

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 09:10

It is no coincidence that I began my day this morning by wearing the USA flag on my chest to pay tribute to all members of our military who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Democracy and the many freedoms we enjoy today.

Did you know that Memorial Day goes as far back as the American Civil War in the 1860s? Formerly known as Decoration Day, it occurs every year on the last Monday of the month of May and is the day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Still Not For Sale

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/24/2020 - 12:31

I have a bridge to sell you This phrase was coined by George C. Parker, a con-man who sold the Brooklyn Bridge twice a week for 30 years. He was eventually convicted and sent up the river for life where he may have sung, songs, at Sing Sing Prison, NY.

We're In This Together

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/24/2020 - 11:36

When someone asks how are you doing, the real question is are they really expressing goodwill and concerned about our well being?

Here is a series of questions you may consider asking if you are an inquiring mind who wants to know.

How are you taking care of yourself today?

What part of your shelter-in-place residence have you come to appreciate the most?

What surprising thing have you been stocking up on (that isn’t toilet paper)?

What’s a story from a book, a movie, an article, a conversation – that you’ve been gripped by recently?

Donald Dunce Detention

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/24/2020 - 05:58

As the #USA coronavirus-related death toll reaches 100K the nation marks Memorial Day Weekend, with a surge of infections.

It’s disingenuous and dangerous to reject responsibility and blame others. America keeps leading with COVID19 Pandemic deaths.

Shouldn’t all Republicans be scapegoats when they refused to do their jobs? Let us ban them from The Whiten House and The Senate.

POTUS and his GOP posse failed a few Summer schools. They're now past detention and should proceed towards expulsion.

POTUS Prayer Services

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/23/2020 - 09:59

The standard weekend has been the time between the close of work or school week and the start of the following week, or Saturday and Sunday.

it has also been a time to worship and attend religious services. The real question is why has POTUS gone out of the way to insist that churches open when there is no recorded history of his devout service to God?

Celebrate Patience and Fortitude

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:54

Happy Birthday, 🎁 NYPL - On this date May 23, 1895, The New York Public Library #NYPL was founded. To honor their 125th anniversary, they asked 125 people to talk about a book they love or any published work that inspired them. 

This video follows the release of a new anniversary list, 125 Kids Books We Love, featuring children’s titles that inspire those both young and young at heart to #LoveReading. Explore the list here.

¡Three Enemigos!

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 06:36

Racism in America once again raised its ugly head  - Brunswick, Georgia's history of racist violence was real before Ahmaud Arbery. an unarmed black jogger was gunned down. Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead back in February but it was not until the release of a video of the incident that it was announced that Gregory and Travis McMichael faced justice. 

Coming Attractions

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 16:45

Most folks have been spending time watching videos on YouTube, Netflix, or any of the other subscriptions available. Others like Binge-watching TV like me for a long time span, usually a single television show. 

Binge-watching as an observed cultural phenomenon has become popular with the rise of video streaming services like Amazon Video, and Hulu through which the viewer can watch television shows and movies-on-demand.

Morbidly Obese Trump

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 09:31

The US Speaker of The House of Representatives says Trump is #morbidlyobese. Since she is third in a line of succession, is Nancy Pelosi privy to top secret information? Does she know something American voters don’t or did she say that because she sees what the rest of us see, that Trump has significantly gained weight with his old age and obesity is dangerous for a Pandemic President?


Submitted by ub on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 11:54

118 years ago, the Pearl of the Antilles formally became independent from Spanish rule. The phrase was coined by W Goodman, a British painter whose 1873 book of paintings and illustrations about Cuba bears the title "The Pearl of the Antilles"