Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bumper Sticker Alert - Portland

Seen along the way the other day:



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Talk about guns. Do Something!

VOICES - HOPEFULLY NOT IN THE WILDERNESS:

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LATE NIGHT VOICES


Trevor Noah (Of South Africa)
We’re shocked. We’re sad. Thoughts and prayers. And then, almost on cue, people are going to come out saying, “Whenever you do, when speaking about the shootings, don’t talk about guns.” . . .
This is not the time to be talking about guns? . . . And also, if you say after a mass shooting is never the time, then you’ll never have the conversation in America, because there’s a mass shooting in America almost every single day. So when is the time? . . .
Conan O'Brien
The sounds of those automatic weapons last night are grotesquely out of place in a civilized society. It makes no sense to me as a reasonable human being and a father. . . . Something needs to change. It really does.
Stephen Colbert
. . . And now, President Trump: You’ve said you wanted to be a transformative president who doesn’t care about the way things have always been done in Washington, D.C. This is your chance to prove it. And I mean this sincerely — you do not owe the Republicans anything. You know the Republicans tried to stop you from being president. Well, screw ’em. Want to make America great again? Do something the last two presidents haven’t been able to do. Pass any kind of common-sense gun control legislation that the vast majority of Americans want. Because if we are facing pure evil, then by all means, offer thoughts and prayers. But think about what you need to do and pray for the courage to do it.
Jimmy Kimmell
President Trump is visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday, he spoke this morning, said he’s praying for those who lost their lives. You know, in February, he also signed a bill that made it easier for people with severe mental illness to buy guns legally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, a number of other lawmakers who won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip, also sent their thoughts and their prayers today, which is good. They should be praying. They should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country, because it’s so crazy.

Seth Meyers
We’ve talked about gun violence on this show before, and I’m not sure what else I can say. I also know nothing I say will make any difference at all. But to Congress, I would just like to say, are there no steps we can take as a nation to prevent gun violence? Or, is this just how it is and how it’s going to continue to be?
Because when you say — which you always say — “Now is not the time to talk about it,” what you really mean is, there is never a time to talk about it. And it would be so much more honest if you would just admit that your plan is to never talk about it and never take any action.

James Corden
I come from a place where we don’t have shootings at this frequency so it’s hard for me to fathom. But it should be hard for everyone to fathom. Gun violence should not be a staple of American life. Some say it’s too early to talk about gun control. For those victims last night, it’s far too late.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Long Guns Again!

Is there really any reason why private individuals need to own long guns with magazines capable of unloading dozens of bullets in a matter of seconds?

Senator Chris Murphy says this morning, it's "time for Congress to get of its ass"

I agree!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

TESLA on the road

It's coming, they're showing up more and more!

On a recent trip I cruised through the parking lot at a Holiday Inn Express in Truth of Consequences, New Mexico.

Here's what I found!


It's an electric gas station! Doesn't this look like a modern day gas pump?



There was more than one of them in the parking lot.




And, although it has moved on by the time I got the picture taking machine out, there was a Tesla getting charged when I first saw this modern day service station.

Ah...progress!



Coincidence?   

Elon Musk's Tesla charging station is about 40 miles from Richard Branson's chosen site for launching shots into outerspace - Spaceport America.    Mr. Musk is in "competition" with Mr. Branson in the modern day space race. 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Please...Just Please


1000 words can't describe that!