Will the Russell Senate Office Building Be Renamed After The War Hero Senator John McCain?

On renaming the Russell Senate Office Building to honor Senator John McCain recently deceased.

Gronda Morin

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In memory of the republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, please contact your US Senators to encourage them to change title of the Russell Senate Office Building, named after a democratic segregationist of ole with the new nom de guerre, The McCain Senate Building, in memory of the late war hero and US senator, John McCain.

While this honor should be a no brainer, there are those GOP lawmakers in the US Congress who have been acting out of cowardice whenever it comes to them possibly antagonizing their standard bearer, the republican US President Donald Trump.

Related imageTheir crocodile tears that Senator McCain republican colleagues are shedding over the loss of his presence within their halls is not enough for them to overcome this terror of them incurring the wrath of a US president known for his revengeful, spiteful and cruel ways of getting even.

One recommended the phone number is 877-650-0039…

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Mousa Nature Reserve~

Pictures of the beautiful Mousa Nature Reserve from Cindy Knoke.

Mousa is an island and nature reserve in The Shetland Islands in Scotland. (Click to enlarge photos).

It is home to a variety of nesting birds, and the waters around the island are home to seals, porpoise and whales, including minke and orca.

The island is uninhabited,

and has the best preserved Iron Age Broch Guard tower in Britain.

Mousa’s Broch is the tallest in Britain and is 2000 years old.

You can climb the tower’s eerie interior and take in the panoramic ocean views from the top.

The island is stark, unspoiled,

and beautiful.

Cheers to you from the stunning Shetland Islands~

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Good People Doing Good Things — Little Things

Good people doing good things–a post from Jill.

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Some weeks I focus on people who are making huge contributions to the world, the environment, education, etc.  Other weeks, I like to shine the light on everyday, ordinary people like you and me, people who are giving and doing good things, but on a much smaller scale.  It reminds us that we can all be ‘good people’ … we just have to remember to care about others.

WilkinsonWilliam Wilkinson is a teacher at Grace Christian Academy in Powder Springs, Georgia.  One of his sixth grade students, Kaden Koebcke, had received a kidney transplant from his father when he was five-years-old, but it failed and the kidney was removed within days.  Thus, Kaden was on dialysis three days a week. The entire family had been tested to see if they were a match, but none were, and Kaden’s mother had been searching Kadenfor a donor ever since.

Last May, miraculously…

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Warning: For Deflection Purposes, President Trump Reveals A Phony Trade Deal With Mexico On 8/27/18

What’s going on with NAFTA?

Gronda Morin

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The republican President Donald Trump did his very best to create a story that would deflect from all the media press his nemesis, the recently deceased Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has been receiving. Thus on the 27th of August 2018, President Trump set up a press conference where he announced a new trade deal with Mexico which is simply a NAFTA upgrade. He kept trying to finagle Canada out of the picture but the current Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was not having it.

President Trump wants to rename NAFTA because according to him, this trade deal has a negative reputation. Of course, President Trump wants it renamed where he can claim the entire credit, making him and the GOP in the US Congress look great to their base of voters.

My thinking is that the proof is in the pudding. When it…

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A Lady And A Poet – Guest Post by Jim Webster

An interesting new story by Tallis Steelyard and a word about various writings his friend Jim Webster has done.

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I’m not sure how many of you have eaten at Granny Muggart’s Eatery? It’s just off the Ropewalk in Port Naain. Granny Muggart died long before my time, it was her daughter, ‘Young Muggart’ who ran it. She and her husband still used her mother’s recipe and still served up the same single dish.

This was a stew which contained a reasonable amount of meat, a fair dollop of vegetables, and gravy which was frankly delicious beyond words. You paid your half-vintenar as you entered, and ‘the husband’ would hand you a bread trencher. You took your place on a bench at one of the long tables and waited while Young Muggart circulated with a large pot of stew. She would pour a generous ladle full over the trencher, and if she decided you were obviously still hungry, she might appear later with another ladle full.

Now a half-vintenar isn’t…

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A story of regularity and a review of “A licence to print money”.

Tallis Steelyard


I freely admit that I am not in any position to either criticise or praise Gastan Leftboot. Still I feel entitled to state firmly that I feel he ought to have exercised more caution. A wise man thinks long and hard before prescribing an evacuant and even longer before concocting one.
Still he is the apothecary not I, and to be fair I cannot fault him for the enthusiasm he brought to the study of aperients. His knowledge of purgatives was unmatched, at least amongst those of a similar age.

Still, a young man entering the profession has to make a mark. He has to have a string of successes, glowing testimonials, and several unique medicines which he can call upon. Gastan had to do something to stand out from his peers, and I suppose that by picking constipation as his condition of choice, he was at least on solid…

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A really superior species

About cows and a book about a superior dog.

Jim Webster


Somebody said something to my lady wife along the lines of, “Would Jim be interested in these?” I think the person was talking about horses, or sheep, or something. My lady wife looked at what was being talked about and said, “Oh no, he’s a cowman.”

So having dairy cows back is nice. Not my cows, but still, they weren’t my sheep, I’m just playing the gracious host. But it’s good to have them about the place again.

I’ve always liked working with cattle. Suckler cows are fine, calves and stirks are just like dealing with kids. They can be cute and they can be little horrors as well. But when you’re dealing with dairy cows you’re dealing with ladies far more grown up than a lot of people you’ll meet.

What I like about cows is their unabashed curiosity. Old or young they’ll still all wander across to see…

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Remembering John McCain

A remembrance of Senator John McCain.

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I was writing an email to a friend last night when a ‘breaking news’ update flashed across my screen:  Senator John McCain had died.  Just two days prior, the Senator had announced that he had discontinued his treatment, and I knew then that it was a matter of days, but still, the news stunned me.

Many others by now have written posts dedicated to McCain, and anything I will say has almost certainly already been said by others who said it at least as well as I can.  For that reason, I debated about writing this post, but I felt I had to.  While I may not have agreed with much of his ideology, many of the views he supported, never once did I question his honour or integrity.  I always believed that whatever his view, he believed that what he proposed and supported was for the good of the…

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A Total Lack of Conscience …

President Trump is using the death of Mollie Tibbetts to push forward his own platform. This is outrageous.

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Donald Trump was planning to use Mollie Tibbetts as a poster child for building “The Wall”, but Mollie’s family wants no part of it.  Hats off to them!

The story:

Mollie Tibbetts was a Psychology student at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.  She was a cross-country runner, and a state-level competitive public speaker; she was active at church and was spending her college summer vacation working at a day camp helping children with literacy and crafts.

On 18 July, Mollie went for an evening run and disappeared until this week, when her body was discovered hidden in a cornfield about 12 miles from town.  Charged with her murder is 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera who, we are told, is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who has been in the country since at least 2014.  There appears to be sufficient evidence that Rivera did, in fact, murder Ms. Tibbetts…

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