Rambling Tuesday Motes

Heroes come in all sizes: Evelyn Dieckhaus, nine, one of the victims of Monday’s horrific Nashville school shooting, She was buried last week. She was killed while leading her classmates to safety. She was trying to lead her classmates to safety and possibly didn’t hear the shouts to come back in the room. Things children should never worry about.” She was 9. How many of us can say we’d do the same? She does sit at the Table of Heroes.

A rock in bad hands killed Abel. A rock in good hands killed Goliath. It’s not about the rock.

A sad Good-Bye: Political satirist Mark Russell passed away at the age of 90 last Thursday.  Russell was known for his political satire and piano-paired parodies, which aired on Buffalo Niagara PBS affiliate WNED for decades. He was a peer of Mort Sahl, Bob Newhart, George Carlin and Tom Lehrer. He was a very funny guy. His words and humor will be missed.

Two justice systems: Meme maker Douglass Mackey, AKA, Ricky Vaughn, was found guilty for trolling Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Mackey is facing a maximum of 10 years in prison when sentenced. “Mackey has been found guilty by a jury of his peers of attempting to deprive individuals from exercising their sacred right to vote for the candidate of their choice in the 2016 Presidential Election,” said the US Attorney. Douglass Mackey was indicted in January 2021 by the feds for using the social media platform to ‘spread election disinformation’ to Hillary Clinton voters in 2016. No such indictments have been forthcoming after the “Russian Dossier”, was proven false and PAID FOR by Shillary. There’s justice for “Them” and then there’s the rest of us.

Aptril Fools, not always a joke: Managed to get through without incident. Bit many tears ago, a company announced rhey were making a limited series of “Tacta-Kilts”. They made the announcement several days prior and were not prepared for the response. When April first came around, they had so many orders they ended up actually making the kilt. And still do.

Weekend play list went old school, Suzy Bogguss, Dwight Yokam, Bobby Bare, Don Williams, and LeeAnn Womack. Good stuff. Also watched the “Night Agent”(Netflix), outstanding show.

I posted this last week. Yesterday it was published in the Star Advertiser Letters to the Editor:

A different system for everyone: In 1998, then President Bill Clinton settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by making an $850,000 payment. The settlement with Paula Jones, reached without the suit going to trial. According to Jones’ account, on May 8, 1991, when Clinton was serving as governor of Arkansas, state troopers escorted Jones, a low-level state employee, to Clinton’s room in Little Rock’s Excelsior Hotel, where he propositioned her and exposed himself. President Trump is being accused by the NYC puppet DA of paying the porn star $130,000. A couple of things; When he did his thing, Clinton was the Governor of the State of Arkansas, Trump was a private citizen; Clinton paid off Jones while in the White House, Trumps lawyer paid off the porn star while he was only running for office, not an actual sitting President, and the news reports Clinton’s payment was “to settle a nuisance suit and Trumps was “hush money”. Splitting hairs, maybe. But shouldn’t everyone be treated the same “under the law”?

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