Monday, February 27, 2017


Fallacies Replacing Facts

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Whiskeytown Lake from Brandy Creek Marina

I live in a small California town where too many people have been watching Fox news and listening to Talk Radio for at least 20 uninterrupted years.

I live here because it is in a breathtakingly beautiful and sparsely populated part of the most progressive state in America. I love this place and I love those people, plants and animals who love living here, too.

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A pair of mated geese at Whiskeytown Lake

I worry about the cognitive damage to people being subjected to long term toxic messaging. After so many years of right-wing propaganda, they become distressed if they don’t get their fix of TALK, FOX, Coast to Coast or CNN day and night.

DSC_7579.jpgRushing water in Brandy Creek

After 20 years of conditioning, they are susceptible to fact-free right-wing rhetoric and reports of fallacious terrorist attacks all over America.

DSC_7584.jpgShasta Bally snow

To prevent hoards of Trump’s fantasy foreign born rapists, murderers and vegetable pickers from pouring in over the borders, the FOX faithful are willing to give up any of our freedoms and constitutional rights as long as it harms the ‘bad dudes’ more than themselves.

DSC_7594.jpgPicnic table at Brandy Creek Marina

Playing on the selfishness, greed and ignorance that right-wing media cultivated in their faithful fans, the corporate elite have easily managed to insert themselves into positions of power in our government.

DSC_7574.jpgBrandy Creek

We now have a psychopathic, neurotic, narcissist son of a real estate tycoon in the White House to whom the brain-numbed right-wing republican supporters will listen and obey.

DSC_7597.jpgRain soaked hills by Whiskeytown Lake

The American presidency is currently in the clutches of a Bircher, Libertarian, Christian-Alt-Right billionaire couple and their political influence organization. The FBI and Russia have also been implicated in election tampering to slide Trump into the White House.

These are interesting times, to put it mildly.

Today’s Video;

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Happy Birthday Ex Wife #3

How clever of us to choose our wedding day on her birthday. That way I would never forget it, even after our divorce in 1988-9.

Coincidentally it is also the birthday of one of my kids by Ex Wife #1

What ever will B will B, as the song says.

 My father took the whole family on a car trip in the 1950's to see what a wonderful state we lived in. One of the wonders we visited was Lassen Park.

Wives 2, 3, and 4 visited Mt Lassen with me through the years and now I live nearby. 

I am not sure what that means or if it means anything in the grand scheme of things?

I am told that the above flowers are called "Paperwhites". I know it is a narcissus and that it is the flower for December and it is called a paperwhite because it resembles snow. 

I was hoping for a more exciting/revealing answer when Googled it.

If you are in Redding, you can see this Mount Shasta vista near the intersection of College and Shasta View.

The first time I ever set foot on Lassen was in the 1970's when skiing at the old ski area.

I think this concludes today's Happy Anniversary/ Happy Birthday's blog entry. I usually end with a video, but I usually write in Google Docs and paste to Blogger instead of writing and editing actually using Blogger.

Today's Video, (I think);

Happy Birthdaverrsary