RIP: Caroll Spinney

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/08/2019 - 15:08

He was best known as Big Bird, and Caroll Spinney's contributions to Children's Television Workshop were priceless. He changed our world for the better and left an incredible legacy.

The Greatest Political Disaster?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/08/2019 - 08:59

In the opening decade of the new millennium, will mutually dependent families attempt to extricate themselves from their own entangled web of dishonesty?

While @TheDemocrats prepare impeachment charges against @GOP @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump claims to be the greatest of all presidents, newspaper editorial boards across this really great nation and hundreds of legal scholars say otherwise.

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is reportedly drafting at least three articles of impeachment For Trump with a vote expected before Christmas.

We’re Still Under Attack

Submitted by ub on Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:35

This time its electronically and with the knowledge of our own US government officials.

Today’s a date will live in infamy. On this date 78 years ago, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked U.S. naval base Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2,400 people and wounding more than 1,000.

On this day in 1941, 353 Japanese warplanes strike the US Pacific Fleet anchored at #PearlHarbor, Hawaii. The raiders sink four battleships, damage 15 other vessels and kill thousands of Americans.

Merry Christmas

Submitted by ub on Sat, 12/07/2019 - 00:42

Grandpa BoB aka GB and UB enjoying the holidays with daughter #Natasha Yusta and Charlie Yusta's children, including Elena, Chloe, Sophia and Parker in #California, #USA Wild West Coast.

Yirong teaching Sabrina Soto's baby girl Olivia how to make delicious dumplings.

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy New Year 聖誕快樂和新年快樂!

City Island Blaze

Submitted by ub on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:28

A morning fire broke out at 283 Fordham Place on City Island, attracting over a hundred public safety respondents, including @FDNY #EMS and a dozen fire department ladder truck engines and supporting vehicles.

A New York City Fire Department Captain on the scene told us there were no serious injuries and eyewitnesses said the occupant came out barefoot apologizing to firefighters.

Another neighbor told us she was frightened because her house is all wood. Someone else who lives nearby told #CityImages the gentleman lost everything.

Love My Newspaper

Submitted by ub on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:07

Do you support #LoveMyNewspaper week? - Please, share the hashtag to your favorite blog or local newspaper articles, all the best stories of the year along with news and information content from journalists whose work you Wish others to enjoy as well.

The second annual Love My Newspaper, is observed when readers are encouraged to share what they read, subscribe to, and love their favorite newspapers and platforms.

Besides using the #LoveMyNewspaper hashtag on social media, please show the love for your favorite news website.

A World Divided By Facts

Submitted by ub on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:07

We are separated between fact and fiction. There is one truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help us God. And the problem appears to be that some refuse to review real facts instead of opinions.

The issue is between folks who believe in facts, and those who don’t and won’t. For example, huge alliance like NATO takes diplomacy, patience, tact, the ability and willingness to listen, and a thorough knowledge of the issues, proving once again that some are incapable or unwilling.

Impeach and Remove?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 10:23

What The GOP and POTUS are doing is not only unpatriotic. It is also anti American.

While Congressional Republicans gradually embrace #Russia claim of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election, they are using the same #Putin talking points and his allegation that this is the most politically expedient way to defend
@realDonaldTrump against #POTUS #impeachment.

A December To Remember

Submitted by ub on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:52

The beginning of the end of the year promises to bring US a December to remember as Democrats in The US House of Representatives begin preparing to shift a focus of their impeachment inquiry from fact-finding to review and consideration for possibly charging POTUS of misconduct.

Love Thy Neighbor

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/01/2019 - 12:04

Love thy neighbor as thyself is a well known version of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This was first found in the Old Testament of The Bible.

However, some folks are easier to love than others and that is obvious. When you come across manipulative and selfish individuals, this effort become even more of a task.

#WeThePeople must resolve to find commonalities and bridge a widening divide if we know what’s good for US.