Waving Away

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/18/2021 - 10:58
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This one for the #CityImages greatest hits files, literally and otherwise.. It comes to you courtesy of the folks at #HistoryDaily.

This amazing image is of massive waves that started smashing against the lighthouse on La Jument off the coastline of Brittany, France, on December 21, 1989, as photographer Jean Guichard just happened to be in a helicopter over the premises with his camera at the ready.

Sunshine Superstar

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/18/2021 - 10:13
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Get out, now that mask mandates are removed for most individuals who have been vaccinated, and who are enjoying the outdoors.

The Sun is the undisputed star of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, heated to incandescence by nuclear fusion reactions in its core, radiating the energy mainly as visible light and infrared radiation. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth.

Therefore, the timing could not be better, considering the weather, so get out and breathe some fresh air and absorb the rays of sunshine.

Willis Conover Remembered

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/17/2021 - 13:09
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As a former VOA Division Chief, I am proud to introduce those of you who may not know him to Maestro Willis Clark Conover, Jr.

He was a jazz producer and broadcaster on the Voice of America for over forty years. He produced jazz concerts at the White House, the Newport Jazz Festival, and for movies and television.

Todsy is his anniversary. May 17 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Willis Conover, the Voice of America broadcaster who helped popularize American jazz worldwide.

GOP Neanderthals?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/15/2021 - 08:53
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Neanderthals are believed to be an extinct species or perhaps a subspecies of archaic humans who once lived on earth until about 40K years ago, according to published data from Wikipedia.

They reportedly became extinct due to assimilation into the modern human genome, great climatic change, disease, or perhaps a strange combination of all of the factors listed.

Species: neanderthalensis

COVID May Cause Erectile Dysfunction

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 14:39

Written Upon Learning from a Medical Journal that Coronavirus Will Cause Penile Flaccidity in Unvaccinated Men.

Oh Donald, Oh Donald,
you’re a wonderful
creature! You’ve added to
the COVID war a new and
useful feature.

You’d have us think
every manly man is bound
to be your follower,
that all Trumpians, bless their little hearts, should take D.C. for bounty.

Oh Donald, Oh Donald, where did you get the notion, to spread coronavirus ‘round creating such commotion?

Laurel and Hardy Return

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:15
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The political version of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy gathered together to plan and punish a top GOP and coronate another Republican.

Kevin McCarthy was on the phone shouting at Donald Trump on January 6, according to Democrat Rep. Jim Himes, who adds “Now all of a sudden he’s making these pilgrimages to Mar-a-Lago and booting Liz Cheney from leadership.”

Face Time America

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/13/2021 - 15:47
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Take it off, take it all off and show show us some skin off your teeth. Hey, You say this when you're neutral about something and you want to say you don't care either way. We care and want to see your entire visage.

Those facial diapers are no longer required unless you are one of those individuals who like to spread lies and a lot of BULL.

Teaching vs Educating

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/13/2021 - 14:05
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As a multilingual media maestro, a college instructor, and experienced university educator I don't look at a student’s race.

I’ve realized there are good students and not many others.  The good ones make me proud, and the others NOT SO MUCH!

Education media marauders and mavens have been the joy of my academic career. Here's the group I brought to Strawberry Fields to interview media personalities on the anniversary. 

As a Latino educator and multilingual communicator, my aim is to foster a

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:42
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Everyone has a group of people they call family. For better or worse, some are more successful and we wish others were much brighter.

My family members are spread out over this fantastic nation, which years ago opened its arms and accepted us as political refugees.

Every time I travel to Miami, or Los Angeles, I make an effort to see as many of them as I possibly can, but lately, I find some have drunk the Kool-Aid. This is concerning, not because we do not share the same point of view because that is normal, but because some of them should know better.

Broken Power Brokers

Submitted by ub on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 08:48
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The Grand Old Party was a contemporary force that has lost its way and now appears as a rag-tag group of broken power brokers.