things to wonder about on Thursday…

During the early footage of yesterday’s bomb threats against Democrats, there was included on FOX News a long, long segment of wide footage of New York City when tracing the ominous looking “bomb truck” and showing detailed highway intersections, neighborhoods, buildings, trees and various other features.   Fascinating to watch, but it begs the question:  Is this a good idea to provide detailed lengthy close-ups of the heart of the city for anyone in the world who wants a view of the key to New York City traffic terrain?     What a great strategic tool for surveillance.   Beats a sketch on the back of an envelope any day for culprits with evil intent who need to understand the lay of the land.

Why was I watching FOX News?    Easy answer, switching back and forth between FOX and the “others” like CNN  and MSNBC is always fascinating…observing the contrast of coverage tailored to the Trump fans who will believe almost anything, and the opposition like CNN that can serve as a sort of control group for comparison. 

Another thing, which may or may not be related: has anyone considered the possibility that the “mysterious” detonation mechanisms might actually be the computerized “bots” which might activate the explosives from afar?   Is that even possible?   To paraphrase Alice of Wonderland, who  once said, it is possible to believe six impossible things at once…

What would happen if the networks just boycotted the Trump rallies?   Air-heads and bully-boys cavorting in silly hats is not an attractive sight, especially accompanied by the “CHEER” and “CHANT” signs telling the rally-ers how to respond to the mostly false Trumpisms.      I always wonder if these people are for-real fans and fanatics, or just folks that turn out for a good show?    Some of these rally-ers look familiar…could they be stock photos cropped shots of some of the most picturesque or outrageous local usual-suspects that can be counted on by the local Republican party to turn out?

…just wondering.

71 thoughts on “things to wonder about on Thursday…

    1. Hi, good to hear from you! I follow the news online, too. It’s like watching the soaps…once started there’s no return. 🙂 I’ve been jotting down my “wonderings” in my notebooks, and decided to do blog entries.

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      1. thanks. So many plans so much chaos! I need to spruce up my online book business so it pays at least as much as it costs me. Duh. Blogging is the way to go I think plus need some more photos too. 🙂

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  1. HELLO! Sorry, I couldn’t reply to your comment on the blog coz comments were full up there again. So glad to see you’re okay. Was getting worried. -hugs-

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      1. I have to go to Half-Price Books to find a book that I sold online but can’t locate in my fool-proof system. It is going to cost me money but I always honor customer orders.

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      2. two days until the midterm election! yikes! #45 is coming to our city to do one of his nasty rallies…the gathering of the stupids. I always have a vision of the old hitler newsreels with the faithful cheering and saluting. shiver

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      3. Not counting newspaper articles that I wrote as part of my paying full-time job, back in the day, I have sold a couple other articles including one on Friday the 13th, and another on Courtship Superstitions. The first to the “Globe” something like National Inquirer; the other to a romance magazine, paid me $50…. my god I thought I had hit the rainbow gold! lol

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      4. people still (40-years later) will tell me they remember something I wrote back then…at one point I knew everybody in town, until the new people started moving in and changed everything

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      5. I worked as a reporter and later as a features writer over a period of 18 years, thus the salary. Also a lot of photos published. I supported five kids on my salary…not very well, but they didn’t starve for two years 🙂

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  2. Those bomb attacks are a real worry. I hope they’re just nuisance ‘bombs’ and not really capable of going off. As for the traffic routes, I think that horse has well and truly bolted. With Google Earth you can see your own backyard…:(

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    1. Well the bombs were probably not designed or intended to go off, and IMHO the intent and effect to create havoc in the country…as if there isn’t enough…as long as we have a mad man as our ruler conditions can only get worse… terrifying. Then the murders of 11 worshippers at a synogogue in Pittsburgh is further hell to which our 45 recommends that synagogues have armed guards. I s that obscene or what?

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      1. back in the olden days in the boondocks everybody’s grandma made good use of her broom to discourage bears from raiding… whatever works…she didn’t feel the need to blow the bear to smithereens with a shotgun

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      2. I love the idea of grandma going at the bear with a broom! Pity the urban cowboys of today don’t know their history. A bit of shame might go a long way.

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      3. Bob had to go to the vet yesterday because of nonexistent fleas. I panic at the first sign of scratching. The vet said “he is a Bob!” after some discussion of his split personality Baby/Bob. He doesn’t have fleas but he and Toby do some biting and get sores; so Bob had to have an antibiotic. I have to spend my money someway…rather on booze though. 🙂

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      4. our election is coming up a week from today…a lot depends on it, maybe more than any other election in our history…Putin said recently that we are going down…he may be right and IMHO he can take a lot of the credit.

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      5. actually to be specific I think he is a liar, mean-spirited, bigoted, amoral, and turns any occurrence to his own personal financial success. I still say and can be quoted as saying our #45 is the personification of the meanest, dirtiest trick the Russians ever played on the U.S. It was probably a fluke, but once he got over the shock of winning the electoral college he took the ball and ran with it. (excuse the football metaphor please)

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      6. if his party wins next week we are in deep s..it. Putin actually said as much recently. I already voted absentee, and a straight ticket (Dem) which I never do but party control is to be avoided. Yes I know I’m being over-dramatic… 🙂

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      7. The possum was on the deck last night, and I threw him/her a chunk of old bread. I had to open the sliding door a crack in order to toss out the bread. The possum didn’t budge, I guess she’s not afraid of me. The cat Fluffy, who has staked out her claim to a prime spot in the under-construction shelter, woke up slightly to see what was going on, but was unimpressed.

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      8. It is really funny, but silly. Involves some Mob-money that is taken to Australia hidden inside a man’s jacket. When they hit a kangaroo and fear they killed it, and then put the jacket on the kangaroo to keep him warm (I guess.) He wakes up and takes off IN the jacket with the money…and hops away. (Dumb, but very funny.) The rest of the movie involves chasing down “Jack” as they named him.

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      9. Oh! Please ignore the previous reply asking what the movie is about. I really should start replying from the bottom up instead of the top down.
        I actually kind of like that storyline. Kangaroos are incredibly tough. 🙂

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      10. I am giggling just thinking about the movie. Really funny lines to recite… it really isn’t stupid at all (ridiculous, maybe) a lot of sight-gags and ya just can’t help but love Kangaroo Jack.

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      11. I absolutely love the end of the movie when they are in the NY subway shouting back and forth. “she loves ya” “she’s not going to marry Richard” and all the time that cool music in the background…diregidoos? I am an incureable romantic. lol

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      12. My current favorite flick is “The Shape of Water.” It won a bunch of Academy Awards, and I’ve been wanting to see it but thought it would not be appropriate to watch with Scott. (It isn’t.) The premise is far-out, but the acting is absolutely beautiful, I can see why it is so highly acclaimed! It is definitely a “chick flick” as they say, most of the men I know would not have been into it very much. I laughed out loud, cried…which I rarely do at movies. It is really excellent. It is on On Demand for free already.

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      13. yeah, I do have a pretty far-out taste in movies. lol I hasten to add that although I consider Kangaroo Jack highly amusing (gimmicks, quotable dialogue and situations) it is not stupid.

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      14. Kangaroo Jack isn’t a stupid movie, it may be crude and rude, but funny is heck…great lines, and Jack is really adorable hopping around being obnoxious. And the humans are funny too.

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