"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday 9 February 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "FOR THE RECORD": 

Hope your admiration for her pays off for our neighbors to the south. It will mean nothing for us exept maybe a couple of entertaining post election reality shows

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 8 February 2016 at 23:15


I tried to detach myself. You know all that stuff that floats around on Facebook about how to be happy. 

Different strokes for different folks.

The picture fits into my television screen again. Calico cat must have stepped ona button   on the remote. It sits on the arm of my chair. He jumps up on my lap  then steps up on the arm of the chair climbs further across the back and walks around the back of my head,down the other arm before sprawling out on my lap. All without any encouragement whatsoever. 

Now the audio has closed down on some stations. 

Last night, I watched the silliest election event ever.

 In 1960, an individual in a small "town" in the northern reaches decided the election should be held at midnight. 

Nine ballots were cast. An official, presumably returning officer, stood by the ballot box with a stop watch. Lined up on the other side were five husky males, ballots in hand. 

The backdrop looked like the hardware store in Tim the Toolman. Each voter looked like 
varying sizes of Tim himself  dressed either in plaid shirt or sweaters. 

On the stroke of midnight, voting began. At 12.07, voting concluded. After the official thrust his ballot in the slot as well. 

Hillary did not win a single vote. Not a woman was in sight. It was an all male event. Not even the media noted the peculiarity.

The vote tallied at nine. When  the excitement was  over ,everybody ate cake. 

Women with microphones, one  lugging big heavy cameras ,augmented the crowd at that time. 

I really think the show was staged. Bernie Sanders received four votes. I don't think it was a coincidence Hillary was shut out.

The  guys were sending a message to their buddies . To Democrats, Bernie was the boy. 

Pun intended.


Anonymous said...

This is really sick.

Did they perchance all have assault rifles or were they beaver trappers?

No media?

I don't believe it.

Anonymous said...

It is awfully hard to weed through all the media nonsense. And i have never been anywhere near Fox News.
The extreme US content is OregonLive,com and I use it as a fitting end to each day.
I agree with Evelyn - the ' guys ' are ' supposed' to vote for Bernie. That contest is likely to take months.

Anonymous said...

That town is called Dixville and consists of those 9 people who work in a hotel.

Anonymous said...

The Snowball lady has resurfaced in Aurora.

Care to comment?

Anonymous said...


"Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon.

In West Palm Beach, Florida, a 24 year-old man was arrested and charged with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officials say he threw a 3.5-foot alligator through a Wendy's drive-thru window in October. He's also charged with illegally possessing an alligator and petty theft. Jail records show he was released on $6,000 bail Tuesday. He was ordered to have no contact with animals.

The man's mother told a local TV station that her son's actions were a "stupid prank."

"He does stuff like this because he thinks it's funny."

A retired scientist at the University of Florida said a 3.5-foot alligator would likely weigh 20 to 30 ponds and its bite would be comparable to a dog's and would be unlikely to cause serious injury."

By comparison we live in a dull world, an alligator-free zone. Although a large snapping turtle might be interesting.

Anonymous said...

What did she resurface ? Unless she has changed her address and lives here now, I could care less.

Anonymous said...

18:08 - I read stranger things about politicians.

Anonymous said...

Romney took New Hampshire in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Indoor tennis players get their bubble
Oh, my, Mr Gallo seems to be forgotten and someone used brains this time.
Now, where is the hotel he promised ?